Have you ever met with such a situation associated with your web browser that you are always redirected to this unfamiliar page Websearch.searchdominion.info? It looks like a normal search engine? Do you know how to get rid of it? If not, the following article will tell you more information. You need to remove this annoying browser hijacker immediately.
Websearch.searchdominion.info is a browser hijacker. In order to help the developers to gain profits, this website controls your online activities, changes the default browser home page and redirects you to some unwanted search results or unknown web pages. The number of victims is increasing, so you must be careful when doing online search. Don’t let the browser hijacker collect your important information.
If you still want to know how Websearch.searchdominion.info enters your computer, you can find the answers here: A) you may accidentally visit a website containing malicious plug-ins; B) you may download and install a free unknown program bundled with this browser hijacker; C) you may open a junk email from an unknown sender. In addition, your antivirus tool cannot detect and remove it. When you use Google Chrome or Firefox browser for online search, this site will pop up which looks like a useful search engine that can help you get more interesting information. If you click on it, it will redirect you to bad sites and links. In this case, viruses and malicious software will have the opportunity to infiltrate your computer without permission. You will face many pop-up ads and false security warnings. You’d better remove this fake search engine from your computer as soon as possible.
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 is only applicable to experienced computer users. If you don’t know how to remove Websearch.searchdominion.info manually, you should seek for expert’s help. Before you start, please back up your important data. The following are the steps for your reference:
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.searchdominion.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.searchdominion.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.searchdominion.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”
If your home page and default search engine are modified to Websearch.searchdominion.info, your computer has been infected with this browser hijacker. It can attack your browser and modify the system registry. It will get you to jump to some malicious sites with a lot of ads and even viruses. To make matters worse, it will steal your important and sensitive information. So you had better remove Websearch.searchdominion.info manually as soon as possible when your anti-virus software doesn’t work.
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 March 2, 2015 2:36 am