So far, I was coming across a situation of being redirected by Websearch.searchandfly.info. What is this browser? Is it a hijacker? Why didn’t I start my browser likes Google Chrome or Internet Explorer normally? Why has my default homepage been changed automatically? How can I get rid of those annoying ads? What should I do then?
Websearch.searchandfly.info belongs to the family of browser hijacker. It is cunning and vicious browser hijacker which is designed by the cyber criminal to do something illegal on the targeted computer. Definitely, none of you would like to keep this malicious browser hijacker on your computer with the passage of time. Once this hijacker attacks your computer, all your settings of website browsers will be changed automatically without your approval. Your homepage will be modified as well, and then this browser hijacker will change itself to be your usual search engine. If you see this kind of search engine, you should sober that this is a browser hijacker. You can not use that search engine, even though this nasty engine seems to be reliably search engine. However, this browser hijacker will spread tens of thousands of ads on the computer. The search results it provided to you are not trusted. Therefore, you should keep caution when you are surfing online.
What will this malicious browser hijacker really do on your computer? Once your computer is infected by Websearch.searchandfly.info, it will try to hoax you by telling that this search engine is initiated by Google or Bing companies. Actually, this information is completely fake message. Please don’t believe it and do not use that search engine. If you do use that search engine, in the provided search results you will discover that there are some suspicious links. You do not click on them, if you do that, you can protect your computer from being infecting by the vicious browser hijacker. For the season that these search results will redirect you to visit some fishy website which maybe make your computer gotten infected. Besides, once it sneaks into your computer, it will record all your confidential data, such as passwords, IP address, credit card information, banks’ account numbers and then transfer them to various cyber hackers. This information later will be abused by the hackers to the lawless things. This malicious browser hijacker can be a bridge between the targeted computer and other vicious program applications. Various add-ons which are adwares will be added to your default browsers automatically without your awareness. Since this malicious browser hijacker can not be gotten rid of by antivirus program. If your computer is infected, manual removal is the most effective way to be recommended for removing Websearch.searchandfly.info from your computer.
1. Various pop-up ads are displayed due to this hijacker.
2. Your home page and other settings of your web browsers will be changed.
3. New malware will be added to you browsers by Websearch.searchandfly.info without you even being aware of it.
4. It collects your private information and this is a very dangerous attribute.
5. It records your behaviors on the Internet so it can plan another attack against you -all weaknesses of yours are exposed.
Note: If one of symptoms mentioned above is found in your computer, then you must know that your computer is being attacked by the browser hijacker. Since the browser hijacker is so dangerous, once your computer is infected, you should take actions to delete the hijacker. If you are not a computer expert, in case you lose your important data or damage your system, please welcome to contact Yoocare/Yoosecurity Online Expert for help now!
Websearch.searchandfly.info hijacker hijacks your default browser to redirect your web search results and modifies your default homepage and browser settings. Manual removal is the most effective way to completely uninstall it from an infected computer’s operating system, for the season that this hijacker is so cunning and dangerous, antivirus programs cannot get rid of it permanently. Here are the manual guides for users to remove the annoying hijacker.
1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options
(2). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the dubious 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.searchandfly.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.searchandfly.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.searchandfly.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 CHARACTERS].exe HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ‘Random’ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random
(2). Find out and remove the associated files
%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe %AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~random %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”
This nasty browser hijacker is a risky hijacker, which mainly attacks the most popular website browser likes Internet Explorer and Google Chrome, etc. It usually disguises to be a trustworthy website browser. Once you use its search engine, you will always be redirected to visit some suspicious website which you don’t want. Millions of add will keep popping up everywhere on the computer. It will keep you from doing anything normally with your computer. It will steal your personal information and deliver the information over to cyber criminals in the background. Thus, it is obvious that this malicious browser hijacker should be removed as soon as possible, once it attacks your computer.
Suggestion: 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 September 22, 2014 8:56 am