Your online searches have always been redirected to this web page called Websearch.searchisfun.info? You are confused about the endless web page redirections because it just seems like a harmless and general search engine? In fact, it is a browser hijacker that has invaded many fragile computers and caused a lot of problems to the users.
Websearch.searchisfun.info is a special browser hijacker which pretends to be a real search engine. Browser hijacker infection has now become one of the serious computer problems. Computer is a necessity in daily life, entertainment and work, so some people make use of this kind of situation and release a large number of computer viruses, malware and spyware to collect computer users’ information. This browser hijacker we talk about here is one of them. Through redirecting computer users to specific sites, it makes your online activities unsafe.
From the exterior, Websearch.searchisfun.info looks normal. Thus, you should be careful when you are doing online search. Once it is in your computer, the first thing it will do is to change your browser’s default settings and system registry entries. In this way, it will not be removed easily. When you open your browser to try to do some searches, you will find that this malicious web page has taken over your home page. No matter what you do, you still cannot change back the original home page. If you think this browser hijacker is only a simple search engine and use it without hesitation, you will face a lot of pop-up ads and even tens of thousands of malicious links and web sites. Some of them even contain a number of viruses and malicious software which can be installed on your computer without permission. All of these search results provided by the browser hijacker are to promote something instead if the information you need. Therefore, there is no doubt that you should remove it before more unnecessary problems happen in your computer.
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.
Here are some reference steps for you to manually remove Websearch.searchisfun.info. Please take some time to back up your important data in advance, because any mistake in the process of removing the hijacker can lead to data loss.
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 Websearch.searchisfun.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.searchisfun.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.searchisfun.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\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”
Websearch.searchisfun.info is a browser hijacker that can hide in some of the “free” programs on the Internet, unknown links and spam emails and can be downloaded into a computer by the user. It has the ability to control your online activities and install some unwanted add-ons into your browser. It can force you again and again to go to some wrong web pages. As long as you get to the Internet, it will show a lot of pop-up ads to interrupt your online activities. It is worth noting that the search results the hijacker offers will redirect you to some unreliable advertising sites and even malicious web sites with viruses. So, once you see Websearch.searchisfun.info in the computer, you should take measures immediately to get rid of it.
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 February 28, 2015 4:40 pm