Firefox Redirect virus can be annoying and dangerous malware. Similar to iLivid Virus, it reconfigures your Firefox browser by changing your home page and security settings and modifying your Domain Name System (DNS) settings. Firefox Redirect Virus manipulates search engine results and loads malicious websites. It tries to infect your system with additional malware such as logic bombs and Trojans. In short, it steals your browser.
Mozilla Firefox is not responsible for Firefox Redirect virus. Mozilla offers an easy way to restore the Firefox browser to its default settings. The Update Firefox feature provides a quick fix for most problems, including the Firefox Redirect virus. This feature allows you to keep your bookmarks, browsing history, passwords and Internet cookies.
Resetting Firefox to its defaults
To reset Firefox browser settings to default state:
Start your Mozilla Firefox browser.
Click Help in the menu bar at the top of the screen and select Troubleshooting Information from the drop-down menu.
The support page for troubleshooting information is displayed in the Firefox browser. Click the Update Firefox button located in the upper right corner of the screen. Updating removes plugins and customizations and restores the browser to its default settings.
When the confirmation window opens, click Update Firefox .
The Firefox browser closes and a window displays the information that has been imported. Click Finish to open Firefox with its default settings.
These steps may remove Firefox Redirect virus. As always, keep your antivirus and antispyware applications up to date to combat the latest malware threats. If you use other browsers, you may encounter similar security threats. Make sure your browser is running the latest version.