Hi there, my web browser Chrome starts going crazy and I need some help. Every time I open the browser, Websearch.flyandsearch.info pops up and takes over my homepage. My homepage was Yahoo before and now this Web Search thing will not allow me to reset my homepage. Also whenever I was online, I am starting to get a lot of pop ups on a daily basis. I never had this situation before. So how do I change my homepage and get rid of all these annoying pop-up ads?
Websearch.flyandsearch.info is a browser hijacker which masquerades itself as a legitimate and trustworthy search engine and forces users to set it as the default homepage or search provider. Although this page looks convincing, you should not be taken in for it is a spam search engine that does nothing but deliver ads. Actually browser hijackers are not malicious, however they are annoying, and they can leave your computer to be more vulnerable attacked by different types of malicious software. Even though it doesn’t belong to a virus, this hijacker still has a number of undesirable and irritating features that antivirus cannot stop. Once installed, it will change your browser homepage to Websearch.flyandsearch.info and set the default search engine to Web Search. If you really enter a key word to perform a search, you will see various advertisements and sponsored links in your search results. Also this useless Web Search may collect search terms from your search queries. It is a risk for your privacy and computer security.
Websearch.flyandsearch.info hijacker always prevents you from going to the web page you want. It changes your browser settings and hijacks your computer, even replaces your existing toolbar, browser or home page. In addition, it may collect your history and cookies, even control your keyword search without your knowledge. Depending on what you are searching for, it shows commercials advertisements and leads you to website you don’t want. In most cases, this hijacker invades target computer bundled with the free downloads from the internet such as shareware games or various video players. Though it claims it is a helpful search engine, it won’t provide you any reliable search results. Instead, it only spams you with countless pop-up adverts. Computer users should get rid of Websearch.flyandsearch.info hijacker manually as quickly as possible.
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.flyandsearch.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.flyandsearch.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.flyandsearch.info hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
Websearch.flyandsearch.info is known to be a browser hijacker that annoys computers and attacks vulnerable computer worldwide. In most instances, it affects known browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Normally it sets the home page to its main domain Websearch.flyandsearch.info without your permission. Besides, it can install applications, browser helper objects (add-ons, extensions, toolbars), and third party programs to a computer and browser. Don’t set it as your default search engine provider because Web Search engine is associated with adware, browser hijacker and PUP. It can lead you to compromised websites that pose high risk of getting your system infected. Currently this annoying redirection problem cannot be fixed by any security tools. If you want to delete the threat completely, please follow the manual guide above.
Published by & last updated on July 15, 2014 8:27 am