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How to Remove a Trojan JS Redirector

written by: Regina Woodard•edited by: Jean Scheid•updated: 11/30/2010

A Trojan JS redirector is a serious problem for any PC user. This type of virus can lead you to websites that you never intended to go to or even steal personal data from you. In this article, learn how to remove the Trojan JS redirector to keep your computer safe and secure.

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    The Internet, while offering a number of things that are quick at hand and always easy to access, can still be a dangerous place in terms of online threats, such as phishing scams, viruses, and malware. One of the types of viruses that can be potentially dangerous is aTrojan JS redirector. If you want to know what is a Trojan JS redirector and instructions on Trojan JS redirector removal directions, we'll tell you here.

    A Trojan JS redirector is a type of Trojan horse virus program that performs an action that the user was not expecting or wanted. This type of Trojan redirects a user from one website to that of a website that has been programed to perform in a certain way. This can be landing on say, a blog website, and clicking a link that would normally go to another blog or website, but instead it leads a user to another place, such as a pornographic website or a phishing website that is designed to foul the user into downloading malware or entering in their personal information.

    Redirect viruses usually use vulnerabilities in a user's web browser and/or computer in order to place the user where the hacker or thief want them.

    To remove a Trojan JS redirector, you will need to have an antivirus program on your computer.

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    Trojan JS Redirector Removal Directions

    The Trojan JS redirector removal directions are easy, but will require that a user has an antivirus program on their computer. There are many free programs that will keep your computer secure from viruses, malware, and spyware. Some good programs includeHow to Remove Trojan JS Redirector  Microsoft Security Essentials, Avast Home Version, F-Secure, and MalwareBytes. Make sure that the antivirus program that you are using is updated, meaning it has the latest information on malware, viruses, and spyware.

    There are many ways in which you can remove the Trojan JS redirector. The first way is to allow your antivirus program to remove it by doing a full scan. When knowing that you have a virus and are doing a full virus scan, it is best that you turn off System Restore. System Restore is a program and part of Microsoft Windows that, in the case of a virus or a computer failure, a user can go back to previous point and restore their computer to the way it was. Sometimes System Restore is a good alternative to use if the antivirus program does not find anything malicious.

    To turn System Restore off or on, go to the START button. For Windows XP users, System Restore can either be found by right clicking My Computer and selecting the tab that says System Restore or by going to All Programs -->System Tools -->System Restore. Windows Vista and Windows 7 users can type in System Restore in the search bar on the START menu.

    In running a virus scan with System Restore turned off, it means that should the antivirus program find something, it will not be recorded. You should only turn the System Restore back on when the antivirus program says that your computer is clean of infection. When you start your antivirus program, make sure that you select the option for a full scan of your computer. Allow it to run completely before using your computer again.

    Sometimes, more than one scan may need to be done in order to ensure that the virus is completely removed. Some programs have the ability to run a scan while in DOS, the underlining component that is a part of all Windows operating systems. Avast Home version, upon installation, will ask if you would like to run such a scan, as well as when it finds a virus on the computer. Select this option if you are using Avast, while reading the instructions when they come on screen.

    Screenshot by author courtesy of Microsoft.

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