When running your browser to search for something, you keep being redirected to Websearch.soft-quick.info or some other unwanted websites? What is it? Cannot change the homepage locked by it back to your own favorite? Have troubles in removing it completely though you have tried various antivirus programs? How to get rid of it completely?
Websearch.soft-quick.info is a suspicious domain which is able to redirect your browser and cause many other annoying problems on the infected computer. It makes full use of existing system security defects to get into your computer without letting you know. You do not realize its existence in your computer until you use the browser and find that it has occupied it totally. In addition, this redirect is also distributed via some free software from some unsafe resources or attachments of spam emails.
After Websearch.soft-quick.info infiltrates into the computer, it is able to modify important system files, DNS settings and browser settings. Usually, it can attack all kinds of major browsers including Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. You will find that the default homepage and search engine are changed. It is almost impossible for you to do any search on the Internet for it will redirect all the search results to Websearch.soft-quick.info or some other websites it promotes. Furthermore, it also will slow down computer performance considerably, which makes you feel like that the computer works like a snail. To make things worse, it enables the hacker to monitor your browsing activities, steal confidential information and install additional malware to damage your system.
So far there is no antivirus program can handle this kind of redirect completely, since it uses complex methods to hide deep in your computer and it can reanimate itself automatically. Therefore, manual removal is the most effective way. But please note that manual removal is difficult and risky. Any wrong operation will lead to the damage of your system.
Websearch.soft-quick.info is a high-risk browser hijacker which will change the homepage and browser settings, and redirect your web search results to random sites containing lots of illegal advertisements, even Trojan, rootkit or other malware virus. Sometimes the antivirus software cannot identify the computer threat accurately and timely or remove it permanently, therefore, manual removal is the best choice to uninstall it completely from your computer. Users can follow the manual guide here to have this redirect removed instantly.
1. Clean cookies
* Internet Explorer: Tools → Internet Options →the General tab, Delete the Cookies button can be directly seen in IE6, IE7 is to click the Delete Browsing History button then tick Cookies and click Delete.
* Firefox: Tools → Options → Privacy → Remove Individual Cookies → Delete corresponding cookies in the cookies showing box.
* Opera: Tools → Preferences → Advanced → Cookies →Delete corresponding cookies in Management Cookies.
2. Clean add-ons and extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Start, type: Manage browser add-ons
(2). Hit Enter on your keyboard
(3). Click Manage add-ons and disable all the suspicious add-ons.
Published by Deb Mirren, last updated on February 1, 2013 3:35 am | Browser Hijacker Removal Guide