Websearch.searchsunmy.info is a fake search engine which is created by the cyber criminals to collect information and data from the infected machine. Usually PC users get the virus infection when they click on the unsafe links, download unknown programs or processes on the Internet, once the Websearch.searchsunmy.info has been installed to the infected PC, it can modify the settings on the browser and even the whole PC. This browser hijack redirect virus is able to infect all the browsers on the computer like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and other browsers, it is an extremely dangerous virus which needs to be removed completely.
In general, Websearch.searchsunmy.info redirect virus can infect all the browsers on the infected PC, not only can it change the key system settings but also slow down the Internet speed. Infected computers will suffer slow performance which PC users have to spend more time going online or downloading, and the malicious website will redirect the PC users to visit other unsafe website or forum. Websearch.searchsunmy.info browser hijack redirect virus is able to to cause terrible virus infection on the infected computer, PC users need to remove it immediately and completely to keep the computer safe.
Once the infected computer is infected by the browser hijack redirect virus, it will cause terrible virus infection. The infected computer will run much slower than before, PC users will have to spend more time opening a webpage or watching a video. Sometimes the browser can crash frequently which makes PC users annoyed, the browser hijack virus is able to redirect the infected PC to visit other malicious website with different viruses and threats on it, and lots of the popping-up webpage will appear while surfing on the Internet. In a word, the browser hijack redirect virus can cause chaos and problems on the infected computer.
How did you get Websearch.searchsunmy.info virus on your computer? Usually these kinds of the viruses will be planted to some programs especially free programs, .exe, .bat or other executable processes and unsafe links. The computer will get the virus infection when the PC users install, open or click on these infected files. Sometimes the virus can even attack the computer by the files on the USB stick as well. Most of the unsafe website and forum will contain the virus infection, the computer can be infected while visiting these webpages.
The browser hijack redirect virus is an extremely dangerous threat on the infected computer. Registry and other system settings can be modified by it completely, that is the reason the nasty redirect virus can escape the tracking of the security tools like anti-virus program or firewall. It is strongly suggested that PC user should get rid of this redirect virus in a manual way to uninstall it. Learn more from the manual removal guide below.
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-on and disable all the suspicious add-on.
（1）. Click the Firefox menu and click Add-on
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-on and click Disable.
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
3. Show hidden files and folders.
a. For XP: Press Win+E together, click on Tools, then choose Folder Options
For Vista, 7 and 8: Press Win+E together, click on Organize, then choose Folder and search options.
b. 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. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries of the virus and then delete all.
Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
a. Press Win+R to get the Run window. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this browser hijacker virus.
Websearch.searchsunmy.info is dangerous website which acts as a real search engine to collect information on the infected computers, PC users may get irrelevant results which contain other virus infections on it. What is more, the browser hijack redirect virus will run a backdoor process on the infected PC so that the cyber criminals have the ability to view and record your information on the browsers and even the whole PC. Anyway, this is not a real search engine which can help you surf on the Internet, next time if your browser is taken over by it, you had to remove it completely and quickly to protect the infected machine. Changing another browser is useless for the virus removal, manual removal is the best way
If you are not sure which files are related to malware, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by Andrew Gonzalez, last updated on December 25, 2013 1:54 am | Browser Hijacker Removal Guide