The Websearch.greatresults.info redirect issue has become very common these days and it completely annoyed PC users. Is your homepage changed to Websearch.greatresults.info? Does your browser keep redirecting you to other websites? Please follow the manual guide here to get rid of this browser redirect virus now.
Websearch.greatresults.info is a browser hijacker that infiltrates into computers without any permission and is responsible for disturbing your browsing activity on the Internet. Once it is downloaded, the obvious thing you can see on the computer is that constant pop-up ads appear all the time while browsing the Internet and it does not allow you to browse the Internet properly. Besides, it installs its toolbar on your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, changes your homepage and default search provider. This is a deceptive website which pretends to be a legitimate search engine and provides improper search results to PC users just like Websearch.searchdwebs.info and Websearch.brandthunder.com.
Most of time, Websearch.greatresults.info is distributed bundled with free programs. Basically, you give it access to your computer while installing free player or similar programs. This hijacker is used to increase traffic and to make users visit their domains. Thus, you will be shown a bogus search engine every time you open the browser. If you use this search engine, you will be displayed spam search results or other commercial ads. It also may cause further consequences such as change your proxy server usage and your designated homepage, slow down your computer and open backdoor to invite other viruses. Therefore, it is suggested users to uninstall all the plugin and related software yourself and get rid of Websearch.greatresults.info hijacker as quickly as possible.
Maybe lots of PC users will try to scan their computers once they detect Websearch.greatresults.info redirect on their computers, but after spending several hours scanning the computer, finally they get nothing related to the virus. According to this situation, every computer user should understand a fact that Antivirus tools are not omnipotent. Sometimes they can’t detect or catch viruses timely. That’s because the antivirus is produced by human being, it also takes time to make its function well to handle with a new virus. Furthermore, this type of browser hijacker is tricky, it can block any legitimate security programs already installed on the system which may lead to its removal, hiding itself in the root of the infected system. Therefore, if you want to remove Websearch.greatresults.info redirect completely, you need to delete all the infected files, processes, as well as registry entries which are related to this nasty virus so that to ensure the security of your computer.
Considering Websearch.greatresults.info virus can’t be fixed by any security tools, uses can use the manual guide below to fix this issue.
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. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once this dangerous redirect is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent, slowing down the computer. If your system’s CPU spike is constant, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc at the same time and it will open up task manager directly. Then change to “Processes” tab.
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.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\*.*
Websearch.greatresults.info is a redirect virus that can take control of your computer’s Internet browser. It enters your computer without your permission and then performs tons of malicious activities on your machine especially for interrupting your browsing sessions. Although it seems to be a search engine, the search results provided through the website are advertisement supported, meaning that they could have nothing to do with your search queries. And it displays unwanted advertisements to bother you. This virus makes changes in your browser settings and it could make your personal data revealed and add some malicious files to your system so that you have better delete this unwanted Websearch.greatresults.info instantly.
Published by & last updated on November 6, 2013 5:02 am