Does your webpage keep redirecting to unwanted search engine? Do you know what makes it as the default search engine without permission? Is it a virus or a unwanted program? Does it worth to keep? Have you tried to remove it from control panel? If it doesn’t work, what method can you use to get rid of Websearch.toolksearchbook.info Hijacker? If you don’t know how to remove unwanted program, this post will help you remove in manual way.
Websearch.toolksearchbook.info Hijacker is a notorious search hijacker which is made to redirect webpage to its domain and is displaying annoying advertisements on the target browser to promote the products of its sponsor. The settings were taken over by the hijacker on the victim machine once it got into target PC. It is acting a series of actions such as changing the startup page, or homepage, we usually call; bringing the low secure settings into effect so as to kidnap the target browser completely and intruding other malicious applications. It would treat the infected browser as its territory and you are not allowed to change the settings back. Your wanted Webpage, the wanted search result and default search engine from the original suppliers is redirected to its designated place. It also contains lots of unnecessary advertising. When you open a new page, it will ask you to download a masquerade FLV player installation packages or a updating packets. An unwarily clicking would bring in more and more malware into your computer. It will also force you to view some unwanted advertisements.
This hijacker has invaded many PCs so far. We have to admit that it is very nasty to deal with. In addition to the intervention of Internet surfing, it will also to modify registry entries hidden behind important system files. More exactly, It will change your computer settings to degrade the security settings so as to allow more entrance of other malware. Considering the low security level makes your computer so weak and it can hardly protect itself, the invasion of other viruses can be very simple to accomplish. It can also record your personal information. Some browser hijacker contains keylogger. It can record each key stroke you hit on the key board which is connected to the infected computer. Then cybercrime can easily get bank account information, password, and important files. If you want to protect your computer, you need to remove this browser hijacker.
The search engine such as Google or Yahoo will be redirected to its domain and your homepage will be modified to unknown resources. Your computer is responding slowly in every process and the responding process makes you feel like it stuck. You will be annoyed about the budges of pop-ups and adware that accompany with it. You have to wait for more time than usual while opening a new webpage on the infected browser because it takes more time to load process. You are always being redirected to some unsafe links or malicious websites.
Manual removal is a complicated and risky process, so please back up all important data before making any changes on your computer. Here are some instructions to handle with the Trojan horse manually, and be cautious when going through the following steps.
1 Clear all the cookies of the affected browsers.
* Google Chrome: Click on the Tools menu → select Options → Click “Under the bonnet” tab → locate “Privacy” section → browsing data” button → “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
* Internet Explorer: Click “Tools” → Click “safety” → “delete browsing history” → Tick “cookies” box and click delete
* Firefox:: Click “Tools” → Click “Options” → Click “Privacy” → Click “remove individual cookies”
2 Remove all the add-ons and extensions.
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Settings → Click Manage Add-ons
(2). Click Programs tab → Click Manage Add-ons → 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.
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Press Win+R to get run option
(2). Type in Control Panel and hit enter to get Control Panel
(3). Click on Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on Folder Options link
(4). Click on View tab in Folder Options window
(5). Tick Show hidden files, folders, and drives under Hidden files and folders tab
(6). Click Apply to effect， then click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
4 stop virus processes in the Windows Task Manager.
(1). Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together to get Windows Task Manager
(2). Click More details
5. Remove all the malicious files registry entries through Registry Edit.
*Websearch.toolksearchbook.info Hijacker 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). Using Registry Editor to delete all the related registry entries.
*Guides to open Registry Editor:
Press Win+R key together then Registry Editor will pop up.
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of Websearch.toolksearchbook.info Hijacker.
Websearch.toolksearchbook.info Hijacker usually comes with inattention of visiting online. When we are getting online, there are many viruses in the World Wide Web. Downloading installation package of freeware from unsafe websites or unknown resources will be an effective way to invade your private notebook computer because many viruses are often stored in these malicious web sites. Although it is not considered as a computer virus, but this hijacker is annoying with its unwanted pop-ups and the way it secretly changes the browser settings. If you want to protect the entire computer, you need to remove it quickly.
Published by & last updated on January 17, 2014 12:55 pm