My computer keeps redirecting to Websearch.oversearch.info and I cannot get rid of it. I uninstalled firefox, then reinstalled, didn’t help. Scanned with malwarebytes, nothing showed, uninstalled, same thing, I installed google chrome, same thing. I searched on internet, found lots and lots and lots of others with same problem, how do I get rid of this hijacker completely? I don’t want to rebuilt my computer. Please help!!!!
Websearch.oversearch.info is a harmful website that pretends to be a useful search engine to cheat innocent computer users. This website is affiliated with browser hijackers that can hijack your browser such as Internet Explorer, Google chrome, or Firefox to its domain. This fake search engine site grabs traffic from other search engines by using variants of the Google Redirect Virus. It can perform the same action like Websearch.searchiseasy.info, Websearchinc.net and Websearch.searchesplace.info redirect do by changing various browser settings, such as your proxy server usage and your designated homepage against your will.
Although this website has a trustworthy appearance, unfortunately, it won’t show any reliable search results but just provide fake search results that include advertisements and other methods of driving affiliate-based money right back to Websearch.oversearch.info. It is suggested users not spend time trying to change browser to stop these attacks, since browser hijackers will corrupt the local DNS (or Domain Name System) entries to accomplish their hijackers so that these problems will remain embedded in your operating system even if you uninstall and reinstall all of your web browsers. And the worst thing is this redirect virus will apply an advance technique that aims to conceal itself and evades anti-virus detection so that anti-virus program cannot detect its presence. However, there are still other symptoms that prove the presence of Websearch.oversearch.info redirect include:
Homepage is changed without any permission.
Desktop background is gone somehow.
Browser setting is modified.
Browsers like IE and Firefox works slowly.
Registry files are corrupted.
Bear in mind that Websearch.oversearch.info doesn’t provide the results that a trustworthy search engine would offer. It is just another browser redirect adware that intends to replace your current home page with its own search box. We highly recommend users to get rid of Websearch.oversearch.info from the computer as soon as possible to set your homepage back to any legitimate websites.
1. It can redirect you to malicious websites with numerous pop up ads to interrupt and stop you from doing anything on your computer;
2. It can turn your computer to run slowly and pose sudden death;
3. It can introduce more unwanted viruses and ransomware to do further harms;
4. It can help cyber criminals track your online activities and capture significant personal data to cause you a loss of value.
5. It can change your default DNS configuration and block you accessing your favorite sites.
6. It forcibly customizes the default homepage, search engine and bookmarks of your computer.
Considering Websearch.oversearch.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 Websearch.oversearch.info 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.oversearch.info belongs to browser hijacker that attaches to Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome as a browser add-on, browser helper object (BHO), and extension without user consent. If your browser is hijacked, you will have your search engine settings changed and it keeps redirecting you to Websearch.oversearch.info whenever you try to search the web. You will be force to visit this fake search engine again and again whenever you open your browser. Besides, it displays crazy and annoying pop-up windows, adds unwanted wanted toolbars to interrupt your browsing activities. As mentioned above, we can see that this website is using an interface that blatantly rips of the main page of Google Search, and it is closely associated with dangerous browser hijackers. It poses a huge risk for your computer and it has to be removed as quickly as possible.
Published by & last updated on September 24, 2013 11:25 am