Your computer becomes very strange? Whenever you open the browser, Websearch.awsomesearchs.info appears on the screen? It often disturbs you, letting you feel very tired? You encounter difficulties when unloading it from the control panel and antivirus software cannot help? Are you still looking for an effective method to remove it? You can read this article to learn more.
Websearch.awsomesearchs.info is a browser hijacker which can prevent computer users from using the browser normally and even bring a lot of troubles in the target computer. Now, browser hijackers are committed to interfere with computer users’ online activities because the developers can promote advertisements and sponsored links. Similar to many other browser hijackers, this one has a search box which looks like a normal search engine. In fact, it is a nightmare that can enter a computer without approval. In general, it is put by the developers in many unknown free software, unsafe website plug-ins or spam email attachments.
After getting into your computer, Websearch.awsomesearchs.info has the ability to interrupt your online activities. Through hijacking the browser, it replaces the original homepage as well as search engine. When you run the browser or open a new tab in the browser, you are redirected to its web site. You cannot use other search engines search for every time you click on the search button, you will always be redirected. If you start to use it to search for information, you will get some strange ads or links containing dangerous infections rather than exact search results. You know, legal search engines will not do that. At the same time, you can feel that the computer performance is worse than before. When you focus on your work or study, the hijacker forces you to accept pop-up a lot of ads. Your browsing habits may also be monitored and recorded. The computer system also becomes very fragile, which contributes to the cyber criminals invasion to your computer. In this case, they can steal your personal information stored in the computer and implant some other threats into the computer. When you find it in your computer, you should remove it immediately. Relying on antivirus software is useless, because the antivirus software even cannot detect Websearch.awsomesearchs.info. You see it is running on your computer, but the scan result of the antivirus software shows nothing. Therefore, manual removal is the most effective method.
1. It is able to become the startup page of your web browser via modifying browser settings. No matter which browser you are using (Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Opera), you can see the browser is occupied by it completely.
2. It may also install plug-ins, extensions and toolbars in the browser so as to record your search history as well as cookies.
3. You need to wait for a long time when visiting websites because the browser always gets stuck and is slow in reaction.
4. This annoying redirect may also result in unstable Internet connection and system freezes frequently.
5. You are forced to receive many advertisement windows when the computer is connected to the Internet.
Websearch.awsomesearchs.info browser hijacker has the ability to change the default browser settings and redirect you to random sites (usually sites playing unreliable advertisements or even containing virulent Trojan viruses, spyware and other infections). You may have noticed that most browser hijackers won’t be detected by antivirus programs. The same goes to this one. Its considerable visitor volume benefits numerous product manufacturers, freeware developers and 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 maintains 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, let alone remove it thoroughly. Therefore, manual removal is the best choice to drive it away 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 manual removal needs to be handled carefully so as to avoid any subsequent damages. Users can follow the manual guide here to have Websearch.awsomesearchs.info removed instantly.
1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options
(3). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the suspicious add-ons
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions
(2). Disable the extensions of Websearch.awsomesearchs.info
2. End Relevant Processes
(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab
*For Win 8 Users:
Click More details when you see the Task Manager box
And then click Details tab
(2). Find out and end Websearch.awsomesearchs.info’s processes
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Click on Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on Appearance and Personalization
(3). Click on Folder Options
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window
*For Win 8 Users:
Press Win+E together to open Computer window, click View and then click Options
Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files
(1). Delete the registry entries related to Websearch.awsomesearchs.info through Registry Editor
Press Win+R to bring up the Run window, type “regedit” and click “OK”
While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete its registry entries
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random
(2). Find out and remove the associated files
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”
Websearch.awsomesearchs.info is an annoying browser hijacker which can redirect you to its own domain or some other strange websites. Once its installation in the computer completes, you will have to face many strange problems. It not only makes change to your homepage and search engine but also sends you many pop-up ads so that its developers can earn as much money as possible. Those evil cyber criminals also may be able to collect your personal information by making use of the hijacker. You should have Websearch.awsomesearchs.info removed immediately.
The above manual removal 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 system 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 May 11, 2014 12:02 am