Websearch.searchissimple.info is a malicious browser hijacker that does great harm to worldwide computers. It is a fake search engine which supposedly provides net users with functions to browse webs, images, news and videos etc. and search for favorite online resources. It tricks net users to take it as default homepage. After the redirect infection installs in the computer, it changes the default homepage, search engine and other browser settings, making net users very annoyed. Consequently, users may find it an obstacle to visit the Facebook, Twitter and Yahoo mail. Indeed, the redirect infection causes the computer to be in a mess. It will typically redirect users’ Internet search results to other harmful web pages which belong to third parties online. Meanwhile, constant pop-up ads will appear on the screen, which will lure net users into downloading free software and purchasing some unwanted things. The main risk of the redirect remains in its ability to pilfer vital information from the computer secretly. To avoid any further loss, PC users should remove the browser hijacker from the computer immediately.
The browser hijacker is so invasive that it takes use of the system loopholes to drop malicious codes to the computer which can be adware, worms and malware. Besides, it may come bundled with some unwanted ads-on, plug-in and extensions which install in the computer automatically without any consent. The hijacker infection messes up the computer and makes it very slow. It also triggers system stuck and constant freezes of the computer, making users freaked out. Such a redirect may make changes to the system files and registry entries. Once the hijacker infection is left in the computer too long, it will trigger system crash and blue screen errors etc. Indeed, users should not trust this fake search engine or keep it as default browser homepage. Instead, you had better get rid of the Websearch.searchissimple.info hijacker completely at a quick time.
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.searchissimple.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.searchissimple.info redirect virus can cause terrible virus infection on the infected PC once it has been installed successfully, not only can it slow down the Internet Speed but also damage system files, cyber criminals will install the backdoor process via this redirect virus, those malicious processes will be hidden in the Windows task manager, the entire information on the infected browser and even the whole computer will be in a high-risk situation of being viewed and stolen. Thus, this redirect virus needs to be removed completely, or the infected browser will face a dangerous situation.
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 March 30, 2014 7:57 am