Websearch.simplespeedy.info is redirecting my search engine results and also my homepage is changed somehow. I have tried many ways to reset my homepage back to Google but it doesn’t work at all. Is there any way I can get rid of this thing?
Websearch.simplespeedy.info is a browser hijacker that can drop add-ons and extensions into the browsers without asking for your permission so as to mess up your browsers. Common ways how user can acquire this hijacker virus is through software download. Once access, it hijacks your browser homepage and replaces your default search engine. This website offers fraudulent search results and force your web browser to Websearch.simplespeedy.info constantly so as criminals can use the artificial traffic to boost affiliate payments.
When this hijack virus is loaded, you will see that your default search will no longer exist. It is replaced by a bogus Search bar with nothing on it. Each time when you use this search engine, results are relevant to your query. However, the page will contain full of ads that some computer users found annoying. If you mistakenly click the ads, you may get another viruses such as Trojans, Rogue programs installed. This dangerous threat is known to attack Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer, and can function in most versions of Windows, including Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Smart users should know that this is just a spam engine that does nothing but deliver ads. Therefore, if you detect browser is redirected to Websearch.simplespeedy.info, take immediate measure to get rid of it from your computer as quickly as you can.
When the hijacker is inside your computer, your security software may be blocked immediately and your homepage will be changed without your permission. In addition, it degrades overall web browser stability and performance as it wastes too much computer resources. The most irritating feature of this redirect virus is that it will keep redirecting you to various harmful websites against your will. If you try to search something from Google, Bing or other search page as your preferred, you will be redirected to Websearch.simplespeedy.info page. Thus, this issue should be fixed as soon as possible.
Websearch.simplespeedy.info hacks your browser to redirect your web search results and changes the homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice. Because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Users can follow the manual guide here to have this virus removed instantly.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Options”.
Click the “Under the Bonnet” tab, locate the “Privacy” section and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie button”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies button”
2. Remove all add-ons and extensions
Google Chrome: Wrench Icon > Tools > Extensions
Mozilla Firefox: Tools > Add-ons (Ctrl+Shift+A)
Internet Explorer: Tools > Manage Add-ons
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
4. Remove all the malicious files manually.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnonBadCertRecving” = ’0?
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop “NoChangingWallPaper” = ’1?
Websearch.simplespeedy.info redirect can hijack your system when you download a unknown program or visit unsafe webpage. When it is installed to your computer, your Internet settings can be changed easily by this browser hijack redirect, do not be foolish by this webpage, it is not a real search webpage at all, Websearch.simplespeedy.info can only offer you unsafe results like other browser hijack redirect. This browser hijack redirect can infect your Internet Explorer, Firefox or Google Chrome, if you have more than one browser on your computer, it can infect one of them firstly, and when the time goes by, the rest will be infected as well. If you can not remove it completely, this redirect can even bring threatens to your computer even you are under the protection of the anti-virus program. You need to remove it as soon as possible.
Published by Sarah Poehler, last updated on March 21, 2013 6:04 am | Browser Hijacker Removal Guide