Websearch.WebIsAwsome.info redirect virus is an extremely dangerous site which can target on all kinds of the browsers. Usually PC users will get the virus infection while installing infected programs, processes Spam E-mail attachment, cyber criminals will plant the virus process to those free programs and processes so that it can be installed successfully by passing through the security tools. This malicious site acts as a real search engine to collect information from the PC users, it can record the key word and other data if PC users search something on it, Websearch.WebIsAwsome.info redirect virus will cause dangerous virus infection on the browser and even whole computer, it needs to be removed to protect the data and information.
In general, once Websearch.WebIsAwsome.info redirect virus has been installed to the browser, it will replace homepage, default search engine and other items so that it can totally take over the infected browser, and that is the reason most of the infected browser will be completely different once they get this redirect virus infection. This redirect site is able to offer unsafe sites as results once PC users search something on it, these sites may contain other threats and the infected PC will be in a high-risk situation of being attacked by the cyber criminals. Since Websearch.WebIsAwsome.info site is not a reliable webpage at all, it is suggested that PC users should remove redirect virus as soon as possible to avoid further damage.
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.WebIsAwsome.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.
being a nasty browser hijack redirect virus, Websearch.WebIsAwsome.info site is created to infect PC users’ browsers. Cyber criminals have the ability to get the data via its backdoor process, the important data of the PC users including account’s number, password, E-mail, PDF and other files will be copied and sent to the cyber criminals, many PC users have reported that they lose their information after getting this virus infection. Next time if your computer is infected by this nasty browser hijack redirect virus, all you need to do is to get rid of this virus immediately and manually, changing another browser can not solve this virus infection, manual removal is the best choice to get rid of this redirect virus.
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 February 21, 2014 4:55 am | Browser Hijacker Removal Guide