If Onlinewebsearch.com suddenly appears in front of you to prevent you from using the browser normally, then your computer has been thoroughly infected by Onlinewebsearch.com. You cannot surf the Internet because of Onlinewebsearch.com? Even if you have advanced antivirus software but still cannot put it out of your computer? This article will help you understand the basic knowledge about Onlinewebsearch.com.
Onlinewebsearch.com is a very serious browser hijacker or redirect whose purpose is to disturb the user’s online activities and increase its visiting traffics. In general, it is implanted into some free programs that are modified by cyber criminals on the Internet. If the user downloads or installs the programs, it is also able to enter the target computer. It may also be hided in a link on some malicious websites such as pornography sites and some social sites. In addition, the user will receive spam emails with attachments that contain the hijacker.
Onlinewebsearch.com usually changes the homepage of the hijacked browser to it is own domain. Each time you open the browser or a new tab, you can see it at the first sight. Your search results will be redirected to Onlinewebsearch.com or other unwanted sites continuously which may contain dangerous viruses. In fact, most of the browsers including the famous Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox can be infected with this stubborn redirect. Moreover, it causes many pop-up windows demonstrating a variety of commercial advertisements. Whenever you are online, you will often see different pop-up advertisements that keep tempting you to click them via showing attractive contents. If you click on them, you will see more unknown programs in your computer. There is no doubt that the developers of Onlinewebsearch.com are able to obtain money by promoting these advertisements. More importantly, the browser hijacker is able to monitor and analysis your personal information such as search keywords, websites visited, cookies and email password. At the same time, it also can be made use of by the cyber criminals to collect the bank account password you enter. To protect your computer and personal information, you shall remove Onlinewebsearch.com as soon as possible. You may have tried to use antivirus software to remove it, but the antivirus software cannot find any traces of it because its files and registry entries often change. Therefore, if the antivirus software does not work, you need to take manual method.
1. Your computer performs slower and slower.
2. You need to wait for a long time while opening a webpage and your browser runs much slower than before.
3. You are always redirected to some malicious websites.
4. The harmful redirect also causes poor Internet connection and system crash frequently.
5. You will get many advertisement windows when you are using the Internet.
Onlinewebsearch.com is a high-risk 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 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:
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this browser hijacker.
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”
Onlinewebsearch.com is a misleading browser hijacker which has the ability to hijack your homepage and search engine quietly. It can be compatible with all versions of browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox. Downloading software randomly, opening unknown e-mail attachments and clicking the links posted by cyber criminals are likely to make your computer attacked by Onlinewebsearch.com. Once it gets into the target computer, it begins to modify DNS settings as well as other system settings and create new registry keys. So when you use the browsers, you get a lot of redirections. Those infected files will change the names and locations to bypass the antivirus software. It also cannot be completely erased from the Control Panel. Clearing Onlinewebsearch.com needs careful and professional manual operations.
Published by & last updated on October 8, 2013 6:01 am