Do not know why you open the browser and Websearch.searchguru.info is always there instead of the original homepage you set before? Even the default search engine is also changed? You do not have any impression of it? Countless advertisements continue to pop up? It is so annoying, but you have no way to prevent it? How to remove it from your computer? Don’t worry. You can have a look at this blog which provides detailed information about this browser hijacker.
Websearch.searchguru.info is a browser hijacker which is capable of setting itself as the homepage of your browser. When the user opens the browser, it shows up immediately. Those famous browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera and Mozilla Firefox, can be affected by it. It usually attaches to some free programs that reach mutual promotion agreements with it. When users download or update the programs, it is also installed in the computer. Spam email attachments and plug-ins in unsafe websites may also contain this browser hijacker.
Except that the homepage is changed, you are forced to use the search box of Websearch.searchguru.info to search for information. However, it can only offer you some useless information including a lot of commercial advertisements selling a variety of software and products. However, if you click on these links, you will be redirected to some other unfamiliar websites or activate the downloads of some suspicious programs. The hijacker also adds some annoying applications or toolbars on your computer, slowing down your computer execution speed and seizing many CPU spaces. In addition, it may be able to collect your sensitive information through the review of search history and cookies. It also monitors your online activities and records the accounts details as well as the password you input. In this way, your privacy such as bank account information, credit card password and email password may be intercepted by cyber criminals. Because processing uninstall only in the control panel cannot get rid of it, many users will see it popping up again and again. Some users try to remove it with antivirus software, but there is no way to start since nothing is found after scanning. So far no antivirus software can successfully deal with it. Therefore, what you should do is to manually delete all its files and registry entries to ensure that it is removed completely.
Computer performance is much slower than before.
You keep being redirected to its domain or some other suspicious websites.
You need to wait for a long time when visiting websites because the browser always gets stuck and is slow in reaction.
This annoying redirect may also result in unstable Internet connection and system freezes frequently.
You are forced to receive many advertisement windows when the computer is connected to the Internet.
This browser hijacker is able to change the default homepage as well as browser settings, and redirect you to random sites containing lots of illegal advertisements, even Trojan viruses, spyware or other infections. You may have noticed that most browser hijackers won’t be detected by antivirus programs. The same goes to this one. Its high visiting traffics benefit many product manufacturers, freeware developers or website promoters, thus, they are willing to maintain long-term relationship with it. Actually, the main reason for the failure detection of antivirus programs is its successful disguise. Through making use of advanced technology, it has the ability to combine its components with system files or to generate fake system files, which confuses computer users as well as antivirus programs. They cannot identify it accurately and timely or remove it thoroughly. Therefore, manual removal is the best choice to uninstall it completely from your computer. In this case, you are advised to delete every file generated by it manually so as to spare all later trouble. The removal needs to be handled carefully to avoid any subsequent damages. Users can follow the manual guide here to have the redirect removed instantly.
1. Clean Malicious Add-ons and Extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Start, type: Manage browser add-ons
(2). Hit Enter on your keyboard
(3). Click Manage add-ons and disable all the suspicious add-ons.
(1). Click the Firefox menu and click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable.
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button → Tools → click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
2. 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.
3. Delete Related 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 Websearch.searchguru.info browser hijacker.
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”
Websearch.searchguru.info is a suspicious websites that is regarded as a restless browser hijacker. It imitates other legitimate and useful search engines in order to attract more users to use it or click on its advertisements. Usually, by tricking you into opening junk e-mail attachments, accessing unsafe websites and downloading unknown free programs, it is able to be attached to your browser. If your computer is entangled by the hijacker, you will suffer a lot of computer problems. First of all, it modifies your homepage as well as search engine so as to control all of the browsers, thus, you are harassed by unstoppable redirects. Furthermore, it is responsible for other abnormal symptoms, such as worse computer performance or unstable Internet connection. The most serious thing is it will be beneficial to the cyber criminals to master your confidential information and transfer them to others illegally if it stays in the computer for a long time. You may tend to use antivirus software with automatic removal function to clear it. However, all attempts will be in vain. In this case, only the manual removal ensures that the Websearch.searchguru.info will be removed completely.
The above manual removal process is quite dangerous and complicated, which needs sufficient professional skills. Therefore, only computer users with rich computer knowledge are recommended to implement the process because any errors including deleting important files and registry entries will crash your computer system. If you have no idea of how to process the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further assistance.
Published by & last updated on December 8, 2013 6:01 am