Websearch.webisawesome.info is a fake search engine which is created to collect PC users’ information. This redirect virus is able to target on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome for its malicious purpose, usually cyber criminals will plant the virus process to some free programs and processes and put them on unsafe sites, once PC users download and install those infected files from Internet, the redirect virus process will be activated in a short time, and that is the reason most of the security tools don’t have ability to detect them before the virus infects the browser and computer. Websearch.webisawesome.info redirect virus belongs to fake search engine which can replace many key items without PC user’s permission, it has been one of the most nasty redirect virus on the Internet, PC users need to be caution while dealing with this virus infection.
In general, Websearch.webisawesome.info will be shown automatically when PC users run the infected browser or open a new tab on it, it acts as a real search engine to cheat the naive PC users. They may search something by it if PC users have no idea about this nasty redirect infection, however, this site may offer unsafe sites which contain other virus infection. Many PC users’ computers get Worm, rogue program and even malware after being infected by Websearch.webisawesome.info redirect. Anyway, this browser hijack redirect needs to be removed completely to avoid further damage.
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.webisawesome.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.webisawesome.info is totally a malicious site, cyber criminals use this site to collect information by recording keywords and actions. When the time goes by, some backdoor processes will be created, those dangerous processes will slow down the infected computer and damage system files. Hijackers may invade the computer to get personal data, which means the entire information on the browser will be in a high-risk situation of being stolen, since anti-virus program may not be able to remove this redirect virus, it is suggested that PC users should get rid of it in a manual way.
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 24, 2014 1:05 pm