Getting rid of redirect viruses

When you have a redirect virus, every time you click on a search engine result you’ll get sent to another, irrelevant page.  I had one on my previous computer and it was a miserable experience.  Because I use the Chrome browser, I was able to work around the virus by choosing “open link in a new tab” instead of just clicking on it.  In Internet Explorer, though, even “open in a new tab” took me instead to a redirected page.  These viruses are hideously difficult to get rid of.  One of my favorite Web information sources, Komando.com, has posted this extensive article on how to get rid of a redirect virus.  (This despite how I deplore Komando’s practice of spreading long articles over multiple pages to generate links and ad views.)

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