I had a problem in removing Websearch.calcitapp.info which has already taken over my Google homepage. I searched on the Internet and found it was a hijacker. However, I cannot get rid of it from my computer. I have removed the suspicious extensions and uninstalled the unwanted programs. I’ve tried scanning and repairing my PC with a lot of programs but none of them helped. Is there any way I can remove this thing completely? I don’t want to rebuilt my system, please help!!!
Websearch.calcitapp.info redirect is an annoying computer problem because it causes an immense problem to the functioning of a computer system by altering the browser settings. After the computer has been compromised, PC users will be redirected to pages that they hardly have any intention of visiting and they will see a bunch of pop-up ads whenever they go online. This is actually a fake search engine just like Websearch.fastsearchings.info which has been released a few days ago. Being categorized as a browser hijacker, it aims to mess up all your browsers including Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer and totally threatens your privacy, even interrupts your browsing activities. Every time you go to Google to search up something, it lags and then when you click a link, it redirects you to a different site. Also it changes your default homepage and search provider to be Web Search which you don’t need it at all. It also adds unwanted toolbar on your computer, giving you odd icon on the top that links to other commercial web pages.
In addition, this hijacker also performs malicious actions in the background. It may collect your history and cookies, even control your keyword search without your knowledge, and then depending on what you are searching for, it shows commercials advertisements and finally slows down your computer. It may keep pushing you to download fake Java update or drivers so that it can distribute potentially unwanted programs. Although the website seems regular and harmless, if you really enter the keyword and start searching something, you will only see sponsored links and useless search results. In a word, if you don’t want to see annoying pop-up advertisements appearing on your screen every time you execute the browser, you have to get rid of Websearch.calcitapp.info hijacker as quickly as you can.
1. It can redirect you to malicious websites with numerous pop up ads to interrupt and stop you from doing anything on your computer;
2. It can turn your computer to run slowly and pose sudden death;
3. It can introduce more unwanted viruses and ransomware to do further harms;
4. It can help cyber criminals track your online activities and capture significant personal data to cause you a loss of value.
5. It can change your default DNS configuration and block you accessing your favorite sites.
6. It forcibly customizes the default homepage, search engine and bookmarks of your computer.
Websearch.calcitapp.info hijacks your browser to redirect your web search results and changes the homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Now most browser hijackers are quite similar to spyware and adware threats and therefore cannot be removed with the help of popular antivirus products. Users can follow the manual guide here to get rid of this browser hijacker completely.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button
2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once Websearch.calcitapp.info redirect is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
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. Remove all the malicious files related to Websearch.calcitapp.info hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
A computer attacked by Websearch.calcitapp.info hijacker always has frequent errors and browser instability issues as well. Browser Hijacker virus sometimes shock a concerned user by setting up spam site as the default home page. It also displays pop-up ads, sometimes in such large amounts that you are not able to close neither the ads nor the browser. One must bear in mind that it becomes very difficult to remove browser hijacking malware with the help of the commonly available antivirus products. It should be removed manually instead.
Published by & last updated on July 7, 2014 9:17 pm