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Jun 25, 2014

Remove Websearch.eazytosearch.info Browser Hijacker

When you run the web browser to access a website or search for something, you will be redirected to Websearch.eazytosearch.info or some other weird sites without your permission? Homepage is also locked by it and you can’t change back? How to get rid of it completely?

More Details about Websearch.eazytosearch.info:

Websearch.eazytosearch.info is regarded as a browser hijacker which masquerades as a legitimate and trustworthy search engine. It can dive into your computer system without your permission and then attach to your browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. Usually, it hides in some free software, junk email attachments or unknown website.

Once Websearch.eazytosearch.info fully penetrates into your computer, it changes the default homepage as well as search engine to its own domain. It also redirects you to some unwanted sites when you search for something in Google, Bing or any other major search engines. Your computer will work slowly and you will be interrupted by many annoying pop-up ads when you use the computer with Internet connection. In addition, it can be made use of by the cyber criminals to modify Windows registry keys and then implant viruses, spyware and adware into your computer, which will damage your computer system and create a backdoor in your computer for them to control your computer secretly. They have the ability to steal your personal information, including email password and credit card or bank account information. Therefore, the hijacker is a serious threat that we strongly recommend you to remove as soon as possible. So far there is no security software that can protect Internet users from being interrupted by browser hijackers. On the contrary, the security software even cannot find out any traces of browser hijackers in the compute. Thus, it can only be removed manually.

Processing manual removal is supposed to have a certain level of computer literacy. If you are not sure how to start and are afraid of making any critical mistakes damaging the computer system, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

Screenshot of the Websearch.eazytosearch.info Browser Hijacker:

Websearch.eazytosearch.info Browser Hijacker

Primary Symptoms and Potential Risks:

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.

Manual Removal Guide:

Websearch.eazytosearch.info is a browser hijacker that has the ability to dive into the computer secretly and perform some annoying tasks to mess up the computer. The search results it offers mostly show a lot of ads and some even contain all kinds of viruses rather than the accurate and useful information you need. Cyber criminals can use it to collect your private information. Antivirus software cannot delete it. As a result, you need to consider manual removal. It is suggested that you get rid of the hijacker as soon as possible to save the computer and protect your privacy.

1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions

* Internet Explorer:

(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options

Tools in IE

(3). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the suspicious add-ons

* Firefox:

(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons

Tools in Firefox

(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable

* Google Chrome:

(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions

Customize and control Google Chrome button

(2). Disable the extensions of Websearch.eazytosearch.info

2. End Relevant Processes

(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab

Windows Task Manager

*For Win 8 Users:

Click More details when you see the Task Manager box

Win 8 Task Manager

And then click Details tab

Details Tab in Win 8 Task Manager

(2). Find out and end Websearch.eazytosearch.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

View in Computer Window

Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

View Tab in Folder Options Window

4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files

(1). Delete the registry entries related to Websearch.eazytosearch.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\Run ‘Random’

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer\run\Random.exe

(2). Find out and remove the associated files

%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe

%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe

%Temp%\random.exe

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\random

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

In short, Websearch.eazytosearch.info is a terrible browser hijacker which is able to sneak into your computer without your consent and then perform suspicious activities secretly. When it’s in your computer, you will have to use it as your homepage and search engine. In addition, cyber criminals can take advantage of the hijacker to record your browsing activities, collect your confidential information and install malicious software on your system. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you completely remove the Websearch.eazytosearch.info browser hijacker.

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 June 25, 2014 3:05 am

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