Whenever you open the web browser (Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome), Www-search.info/amazon.src always pops up as the default homepage but you do not know what it is? Is it a useful web site? Why is it able to control the web browser and stop you from making any change? You try to use antivirus tools to delete it but none of them work? Is there really a way to remove the hateful browser hijacker?
Www-search.info/amazon.src is a browser hijacker which is able to bring you many annoying browser issues. It is actually a potential threat to your personal information. The most popular browsers including Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome can be affected by it easily. This hijacker has the ability to fully exploit security flaws in the system so as to get into the computer without drawing your attention. It usually hides in spam email attachments and some free software from insecure sources.
Once the Www-search.info/amazon.src is installed on your computer successfully, it starts modifying your default browser settings, host settings, DNS settings as well as some important system settings. You can see that the default homepage and search engine are changed to its web site. If you use it to go online, you will be redirected to some unknown places, some of which display many unreliable advertisements helping the spammers to make money. Some even have vicious Trojan horse viruses and malware. More importantly, the hijacker also reduces the computer performance greatly. It makes you feel that your computer is running as slow as a tortoise. Even worse, it may be made use of by some evil virus creators to put spy software into the computer system. And then they are able to monitor your online activities and collect your valuable information such as financial data and contacts’ details to gain benefits and spread viruses to your friends. Therefore, you should have the hijacker removed as soon as possible. So far, there is no an antivirus program that can handle this hijacker successfully, because it is created with sophisticated technology so as to hide in your computer safely. Manual removal can be the most effective way to drive it away completely. But you should notice that manual removal is in need of professional knowledge. You should be more careful to prevent any error in the removal process.
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.
You should remove the browser hijacker as soon as possible in order to avoid any bad consequences. Since the antivirus programs are unable to help you delete it, manual removal is recommended here. Any errors caused by improper operations during the removal may lead to unpredictable problems that may seriously damage the computer system. So you are suggested to do a backup in advance and then remove the hijacker through the following steps:
1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options
(3). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the suspicious 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 Www-search.info/amazon.src
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 Www-search.info/amazon.src’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 Www-search.info/amazon.src 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\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random
(2). Find out and remove the associated files
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”
Www-search.info/amazon.src is a notorious browser hijacker that can continue to affect your web browser unless you have it removed completely. When you open the web browser, it pops up as the default homepage. If you use it to start your online activities, you can get some strange web sites that show fake ads and even contain dangerous viruses instead of what you want accurately. It also gathers your personal information for the purpose of helping the developers to make money. Therefore, it is so annoying and dangerous. You should take some measures to get rid of Www-search.info/amazon.src.
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 January 17, 2015 8:24 am