Websearch.searchsun.info site can be classified as browser hijack redirect that attacks victims’ browsers for its malicious purpose. Most of the browsers can be the target of this nasty virus process but Internet Explorer will be the first target, cyber criminals will plant the virus process to some free programs and publish them to some unsafe sites and forums, once PC users download and install these infected programs or process, their browsers will be attacked by this browser hijack redirect virus in a short time. Websearch.searchsun.info redirect virus has the power to cause terrible virus infection on the infected browser, PC users have to get rid of this redirect virus as soon as possible to avoid further damage.
In general, once Websearch.searchsun.info redirect virus has been installed to the infected browser, it will start to modify settings to take over the infected browser, and that is why most of items on the infected browser will be replaced without PC user’s permission. PC users will lose their homepage, all can they see is this site when they run the browser. What is more, PC users will get irrelevant results if they search something on this site, those results offered by Websearch.searchsun.info may contain other virus infection which PC users need to be caution while surfing. Anyway, this site will not a reliable search engine, it is suggested that PC users should clean this virus completely to protect the infected machine.
Once the infected computer is infected by the browser hijack redirect virus, it will cause terrible virus infection. The infected computer will run much slower than before, PC users will have to spend more time opening a webpage or watching a video. Sometimes the browser can crash frequently which makes PC users annoyed, the browser hijack virus is able to redirect the infected PC to visit other malicious website with different viruses and threats on it, and lots of the popping-up webpage will appear while surfing on the Internet. In a word, the browser hijack redirect virus can cause chaos and problems on the infected computer.
How did you get Websearch.searchsun.info virus on your computer? Usually these kinds of the viruses will be planted to some programs especially free programs, .exe, .bat or other executable processes and unsafe links. The computer will get the virus infection when the PC users install, open or click on these infected files. Sometimes the virus can even attack the computer by the files on the USB stick as well. Most of the unsafe website and forum will contain the virus infection, the computer can be infected while visiting these webpages.
The browser hijack redirect virus is an extremely dangerous threat on the infected computer. Registry and other system settings can be modified by it completely, that is the reason the nasty redirect virus can escape the tracking of the security tools like anti-virus program or firewall. It is strongly suggested that PC user should get rid of this redirect virus in a manual way to uninstall it. Learn more from the manual removal guide below.
1. Clean cookies
* Internet Explorer: Tools → Internet Options →the General tab, Delete the Cookies button can be directly seen in IE6, IE7 is to click the Delete Browsing History button then tick Cookies and click Delete.
* Firefox:Tools → Options → Privacy → Remove Individual Cookies → Delete corresponding cookies in the cookies showing box.
* Opera:Tools → Preferences → Advanced → Cookies →Delete corresponding cookies in Management Cookies.
2. Clean add-ons and extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Start, type: Manage browser add-ons
(2). Hit Enter on your keyboard
(3). Click Manage add-on and disable all the suspicious add-on.
（1）. Click the Firefox menu and click Add-on
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-on and click Disable.
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
3. Show hidden files and folders.
a. For XP: Press Win+E together, click on Tools, then choose Folder Options
For Vista, 7 and 8: Press Win+E together, click on Organize, then choose Folder and search options.
b. 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. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries of the virus and then delete all.
Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
a. Press Win+R to get the Run window. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this browser hijacker virus.
Websearch.searchsun.info is totally a fake search engine which is created by the cyber criminals to get information from the infected machine. This browser hijack redirect virus is able to infect all the browsers on the same computer at the same time or step by step, the infected browser can crash frequently and Internet speed will be much slower. It can not help PC users go online at all, this malicious virus process needs to be removed completely once it has been installed to the infected browser successfully, or the problematic computer will stay in a high-risk situation of being attacked by other threats and cyber criminals.
If you are not sure which files are related to malware, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by & last updated on February 20, 2014 1:01 pm