I downloaded music from a site and next thing I know I had this web search thing in place of my homepage on google chrome. Whenever I open my browser, it takes me to Websearch.searchtheglobe.info. I have tried to reset the homepage many times but it didn’t work at all. I’ve tried to manually remove it but I cannot find all the files. I tried to download avast spyware but it says nothing in my computer is corrupted? Please help!!
If you find your current homepage or search engine suddenly changed to Websearch.searchtheglobe.info and your web browser starts behaving strangely, it is a clear sign that your PC has adware or potentially unwanted program installed, or your browser has been hijacked by some kind of browser redirecting malware. Technically speaking, browser hijacker is not a virus, instead it is very common to computer users. Even though this hijacker is not malicious, you cannot let it stay on your machine for any longer. It can not only affect the browsers and change the browser settings to make you a lot of troubles, but it also can collect the terms of your search queries, record your browsing history and monitor your online activities without your knowledge. The purpose of this hijacker is to advertise certain websites and to drive more traffic. What’s worse, those collected information could also be sent to hackers for illegal use or sold to third parties.
Websearch.searchtheglobe.info can perform the same bad actions like Websearch.Searchoholic.info and Websearch.allsearches.info. It takes control of your web browsers including IE, Firefox and Chrome, and then changes your home page to its own website where you can see a fake search engine as long as various ads. It redirects your search results to malicious sites, and hammers you with a barrage of popup ads during your browsing sessions. In addition, it could introduce other threats through the opened backdoor of your system which can be very dangerous for your computer. This hijacker also helps install additional banner or toolbars on the corrupted browser. It keeps forcing users to visit irrelevant pages again and again and prevents them from going the web page they really want. It also causes slow performance notably so it is suggested users get rid of Websearch.searchtheglobe.info manually.
It belongs to browser hijacker virus which can totally mess up your browser setting.
It changes your default DNS configuration and blocks you accessing your favorite sites.
It may install some malware in your computer to make bad influence without your consent.
It degenerates your computer performance gradually.
Browser hijacker infection like Websearch.searchtheglobe.info may enter your system as an add-on for your browser or bundled-up with some free software. Most of time, it can be downloaded from a website you visited, something you clicked on, or a pop-up that you did not request to view. You may not even know when and how you download this browser hijacker which compromises your internet security until you find your computer is fully messed up. A hijack virus is a type of computer virus known for its ability to disrupt your Internet browsing. It can redirect your Internet searches to random sites, disallow you from visiting certain Web sites, and change your Internet home page. In addition, it is able to slow your computer, decrease your available memory, and flood your computer with popup advertisements. When you detect the presence of such malicious hijacker, a complete removal is needed without any hesitation.
1. You keep getting random pop-ups opening in new browser tabs.
2. When clicking on Google search links you get taken to sites that have nothing to do with the subject you searched for.
3. Anti-virus and firewall software won’t start.
4. Internet stops working.
5. Unknown software has been installed without your authorization.
6. You can’t access reputable sites unless you type the URL into the navigation bar
Websearch.searchtheglobe.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.searchtheglobe.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.searchtheglobe.info hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
Websearch.searchtheglobe.info is an undesirable and unwanted page that can pop up as your default homepage or a new tab without your permission. It looks like Bing, Google or Yahoo search with a striking search engine in the middle of its page. However, it won’t offer the same services like these legitimate search providers. If you take a closer look, you will find that lots of ads are within this bogus search engine. And if you enter keyword to perform a search, you will find that this Websearch only gives you tons of pop-up ads and sponsored links that may take you to dangerous sites host malware. To avoid this annoying hijacker, you should always be very careful with the installation steps of any programs that you are about to download from the Internet because most hijacking malware install bundled with these freebies. Opt for Custom installation and follow the steps carefully to avoid any unnecessary changes or additional downloads. Most importantly it is urgent to remove Websearch.searchtheglobe.info from the machine.
Published by & last updated on January 21, 2015 7:44 am