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Jan 25, 2015

Www-search.info/?src=us Browser Hijacker Removal

Recently I have been unable to log on my Facebook account from Google Chrome browser. I am always being stopped by this Www-search.info/?src=us web page. I don’t know about this pop-up website. I did not use it before. It also changes my homepage and redirects me to some websites that I do not need. I am searching for a solution to get rid of it completely.

More Details about Www-search.info/?src=us:

Www-search.info/?src=us can be classified as a browser hijacker whose main goal is to take over the computer user’s browser. If your browser is infected, it will keep bringing you to some unsafe websites. That is why it is also called browser redirect. Don’t underestimate those redirection activities. You will be redirected to some websites and links showing annoying ads or even containing viruses and ransomware who are waiting for a chance to sneak into your computer, damage your computer and steal your valuable data. Once you click on them accidentally, you will have to face more problems.

We can see from the screenshot of Www-search.info/?src=us below, this browser hijacker is showing a search engine. Generally speaking, most of browser hijackers are designed to contain a search bar on the webpage. There are many search engines in the Internet, so many ordinary computer users won’t give enough attention when it shows up in one of your web browser. You may have clicked on an unknown link, gone to a hacked website or downloaded and installed a “free” but corrupted program if you see it on your computer suddenly. All those inappropriate online activities can lead to infections even if you have the best antivirus program installed in the computer system.

Processing manual removal is supposed to have a certain level of computer literacy. If you are not sure how to start and are afraid of making any critical mistakes damaging the computer system, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

Screenshot of the Www-search.info/?src=us Browser Hijacker:

Www-search.infosrc=us

Primary Symptoms and Potential Risks:

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.

Manual Removal Guide:

Www-search.info/?src=us is definitely a browser hijacker. When it is activated, it is able to take over the web browser completely and result in many annoying problems. Those popular browsers such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox can be targeted by this hijacker. At first, the default homepage as well as search engine in the browser are replaced by its domain. There is a fake search bar on its website. When you use it to go online, you may suffer from a lot of annoying pop-up windows, some of which contain potentially dangerous infections. If you are asking whether there is an antivirus program which has the ability to stop the hateful hijacker, you just can get a negative answer. Manual removal is the best method.

1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions

* Internet Explorer:

(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options

Tools in IE

(3). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the suspicious add-ons

* Firefox:

(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons

Tools in Firefox

(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable

* Google Chrome:

(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions

Customize and control Google Chrome button

(2). Disable the extensions of Www-search.info/?src=us

2. End Relevant Processes

(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab

Windows Task Manager

*For Win 8 Users:

Click More details when you see the Task Manager box

Win 8 Task Manager

And then click Details tab

Details Tab in Win 8 Task Manager

(2). Find out and end Www-search.info/?src=us’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

View in Computer Window

Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

View Tab in Folder Options Window

4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files

(1). Delete the registry entries related to Www-search.info/?src=us 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

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer\run\Random.exe

(2). Find out and remove the associated files

%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe

%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe

%Temp%\random.exe

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\random

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~random

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”

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Www-search.info/?src=us browser hijacker is dressed up as a real search engine. It pretends to offering you rich contents from the Internet. But when you use it to search for something, it just displays the search results of its sponsors instead of what you really want. Those listed links and websites may also contain vicious virus infections. Once you click on one of them by mistake, more and more viruses continue to come into your computer. Therefore, to minimize the risk of being infected by viruses, you should just use the search engine and homepage that you are familiar with. If there is an unknown search engine like this Www-search.info/?src=us browser hijacker appearing in your browser, you should be careful and keep far away from it. Then try your best to get rid of it immediately through manual removal.

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 25, 2015 8:15 am

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