How can I remove this Searches.uninstallmaster.com website from appearing? I am using Interest Explorer and Windows 7. Every time I launch Internet Explorer, “Uninstall Master” Search takes over my homepage and I have tried to reset the homepage a thousand times but it didn’t helped at all. In addition, I have a ton of ads on my browser everywhere. What should I do now? I really need this page gone and I would prefer Google as my default homepage. Please help!
Searches.uninstallmaster.com is a mulish and harmful browser hijacker that can take over your web browser like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome and change your default homepage to its own website without your approval. This hijacker is not only annoying, but also can interfere with your privacy and security. You can not leave it as your default homepage because this website can only display unwanted sponsored links and ads but not your desired search results. Although it seems harmless, if you make a search using this “Uninstall Master” Search, you will never get any reliable search results. Instead, all you will see is sponsored pages listed on the top of your search results. If you accidentally click on sponsored pages, you may also get other unwanted infections installed on your computer that completely slow down your PC performance and probably threaten your privacy.
Searches.uninstallmaster.com is usually added bundled to other freeware that you can download from the Internet and it is designed to improve the traffic of some shady pages and increase their popularity. This is not a fair promotion, and you should also know that a browser hijacker like this can bring lots of troubles to your PC. It is capable of redirecting your browser to other pages constantly, displaying crazy and annoying pop-up windows, adding unwanted wanted toolbars to interrupt your browsing activities. Therefore, whenever you surf the web, you may see additional banner or toolbars installed on the top of the browser and you cannot find any way to get rid of them. The unsafe “Uninstall Master” Search could lead you to malicious websites that contain various virus infections as well. It is advised that computer users should eliminate Searches.uninstallmaster.com pop-up as quickly as possible.
1. Your homepage is changed to Searches.uninstallmaster.com without your permission. No matter how hard you have tried, you are not allowed to change it back to the web page you prefer.
2. When you open your browser or navigate to various sites, it keeps creating pop-ups, links or other content that you don’t want at all.
3. It blocks your antivirus program from running properly and keeps leading you to phishing websites and other sites with questionable content.
4. It can redirect you to malicious websites with numerous pop up ads to interrupt and stop you from doing anything on your computer;
5. It can introduce more unwanted viruses and ransomware to do further harms.
6. It can change your default DNS configuration and block you accessing your favorite sites.
7. It forcibly customizes the default homepage, search engine and bookmarks of your computer.
Websearch.SearchMania.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 virus 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 Searches.uninstallmaster.com 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 Searches.uninstallmaster.com hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
Searches.uninstallmaster.com is created by the cyber criminals to pursue their commercial goal and force unwary users into using this bogus search engine. Once this redirect virus is downloaded, it can take control of your web browser and change your home page, redirect your search results to malicious sites, or hammer you with a barrage of popup ads. Now Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are the main targets. Usually this hijacker arrives your computer bundled with other freeware, PDF creators, video recording/streaming, download-managers and etc. Therefore, pay attention to every download and don’t allow any additional add-ons or programs to ruin your PC. The risk of not removing the virus could be system crashes, blue screens, and even hardware failure. Computer users are suggested to delete Searches.uninstallmaster.com pop up once it is found.
Note: If you are not a computer expert and have no idea how to perform the removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by & last updated on January 1, 2015 10:16 am