What is Websearch.searchmainia.info? Is it really a legitimate and useful search engine? The homepage of your browser is locked by it and cannot be changed back to your favorite? It keeps redirecting you to its own website Websearch.searchmainia.infot when you are using the browser? Cannot get rid of it although you have tried various antivirus programs? How to stop the annoying thing?
Websearch.searchmainia.info is a fake search engine that hijacks your browsers without any notice such as Search.netmahal.com and Trustedoffer.com. It pretends to be a common harmless website to cheat PC users. It is promoted via different way such as free malicious links that usually hides behind free downloading or annoying pop-up while watching free online videos. This hijacker will completely take over your browser homepage once it is installed as it takes out changes on the browser to accomplish the hijacker thing immediately. For instance, it will add a plug-in or add-ons in affected browser so that it can automatically run while you are using the infected browser. Then it will change browser settings to avoid being detected or being removed.
As soon as it infiltrates into the computer, it begins to modify Windows registry entries, essential system settings and browser settings. If you have realized that there is noticeable number of advertisements pop up recently when you surfs the internet, it should be a sign that your browser is hijacked by websearch.searchmainia.info. It is designated to infect as many users as possible which can ultimately generates more and more sponsored links or irritated advertising pop-up. It will redirect you to fishy websites and steal your bank info which can really be a big threat to your financial security and daily life. It is a nasty hijacker that should be terminated as quickly as possible.
Websearch.searchmainia.info is a 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 virus removed instantly.
1. Show hidden files
(1). Click on the Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on the Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on the Folder Options link
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose the Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
2. Delete virus files
(1). Delete the related registry entries virus through Registry Edit
Guides to open registry editor: Click “Start” menu, hit “Run”, then type “regedit”, click “OK”
While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete the following registry entries listed below:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random
(2). Find out and remove the associated files.
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random“.exe”
Websearch.searchmainia.info is a dangerous virus that can affect your browser severely. At first, you will find that your default homepage as well as search engine are changed by this hijacker and you are having troubles when using the browser to reach some sites or to search for something you want. Subsequently, it makes the computer run slowly and some advertisement windows may pop up suddenly when you are using the computer. If you are keeping ignoring its existence, it will accelerate the process of computer invading.
Published by & last updated on June 12, 2013 9:46 am