V9 Redirect Virus (V9.com) Removal Guide
Tuesday 11th February 2014,

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V9 Redirect Virus (V9.com) Removal Guide

posted by Matthew Baker  
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With us knowing how many redirect viruses there are on the wild wild internet, reporting on how to remove the V9 Redirect Virus seems a bit trivial but we know it has recently grown into a major annoyance for many computer users around the world. The V9 Redirect Virus or what some may simply describe as their web browsers being redirected to the V9.com site repeatedly as it is set as their new default home page and search engine site.

We dove directly into the make-up of the V9 Redirect Virus and V9.com site and found that it is not an actual computer virus but a program comprised of many different components that find their way into your web browser applications. The web browsers that we noticed V9.com mainly effecting where Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. The reasons as to how the V9 Redirect Virus or V9.com components get installed on a Windows PC is through the download of other applications from the internet. Many of the download site sources are legitimate places to obtain free and shareware applications. Although, many of these sites have deals with companies who intentionally install toolbars and add-ons like the V9.com components that commonly redirect your home page to their “promoted” site.

We say it is a “promoted” site because we suspect that the V9.com page had some dealings with other software vendors to offer their V9.com generic search engine and site features bundled with downloads. In our case we noticed an unnamed software download using its installer app to load the V9 Redirect Virus or V9.com extensions in our Google Chrome and Internet Explorer browsers. We were able to change some of our internet settings by simply disabling the V9 extensions.

PC users affected with V9 redirects and the automatic loading (redirection) of V9.com can too remove it by finding all related files and deleting each one. This also includes all of the web browser add-ons and extensions. Automatic removal of the V9 Redirect Virus (V9.com/us) components and any related programs can be done using an antimalware download for those who may not want to venture into finding all V9 files embedded in different locations on your hard drive.

V9 Redirect Virus sample image:

v9-redirect-virus-v9com

V9 Redirect Virus Removal

Download *SpyHunter Scanner to Detect and Remove V9 Redirect Virus

*SpyHunter’s free scanner is for detecting malware only. If SpyHunter detects V9 Redirect Virus,
you will need to purchase SpyHunter to remove it and other detected malware threats.

Do-It-Yourself Manual Removal of V9 Redirect Virus

If you are an experienced computer user or comfortable with finding and deleting system registry keys, you may remove V9 Redirect Virus by locating and deleting each listing below.

V9 Redirect Virus files to find and delete:

  • %AppData%\[random].exe
  • %Desktop%\[random].lnk

V9 Redirect Virus registry entries to find and delete:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “” = “[random]“
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[random]
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random]“_
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{33BB0A4E-99AF-4226-BDF6-49120163DE86}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{33BB0A4E-99AF-4226-BDF6-49120163DE86}

Removal of V9 Redirect Virus may prove to be difficult in some situations due to blocking agents of the malware. In such a case, you may choose to boot your system into Safe Mode with Networking by following the instructions below.

How to boot into Safe Mode with Networking:

  1. Bookmark or Favorite this Web Page.
  2. Restart your PC
  3. Press the F8 key (just before Windows starts to load during the boot sequence text screens) several times until it registers.
  4. Select “Safe Mode with Networking” and press Enter.
  5. Allow the system to boot into Safe Mode with Networking and then return to this page to download the spyware remover.
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