You can’t login in your favorite websites in the web browser? The home page is replaced by an unnecessary website – Websearch.resulthunters.info? Do you know what it is and how to successfully get rid of in the case that it doesn’t show in the uninstall list of the Control Panel?
Websearch.resulthunters.info is classified as a browser hijacker. In general, the presences of browser hijackers in the browser are in the form of search engines which seem to be able to provide interesting contents or browser plug-ins/toolbars. If you see this unfamiliar home page popping up when you open the browser, you should stay away from it instead of using it for your online activities. It is said that it has the ability to help the developers collect valuable information. In order to surf the Internet safely, you should get rid of it as soon as possible.
No matter where you come from, you still have the chance to encounter Websearch.resulthunters.info as it is spread through the Internet. Why can’t the antivirus software stop it? First of all, the creators must have good computer knowledge and understanding of how computers work, so they can make it escape antivirus tools. Moreover, a lot of browser hijackers can be created every day and the antivirus programs do not have enough time to improve the solution. But does that mean you don’t need the antivirus protection? No! The antivirus tools are able to offer basic protection for your computer system. Once infected, the browser hijacker changes the browser settings, preventing you from getting your original home page and search engine back. You may not realize that it is not friendly because it has a reliable appearance. But if you click on it, it will redirect you to unwanted web sites containing ads or dangerous viruses. Without a quick removal, more problems will be brought to your computer. Thus, you should remove it immediately from your computer.
1. Websearch.resulthunters.info 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.
Before you start the removal in your computer, it is recommended that you take some time to make a back up at first to avoid data loss. Then follow the steps given below immediately to clear the browser hijacker Websearch.resulthunters.info:
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.resulthunters.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.resulthunters.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.resulthunters.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.resulthunters.info is the pain of many computer users because it attacks and hijacks the browser and stops them from getting useful information from online search. The browser hijacker can usually be bundled with “free” programs so as to lower your guard. It is unstoppable for many antivirus programs after sneaking into your computer. Everything in your browser can be taken over by it. A lot of annoying ad windows will pop up constantly and unwanted web page redirections will happen frequently to prevent you from accessing to your favorite web sites. And your online data is not safe, because the browsing history can be hijacked. In short, the Websearch.resulthunters.info browser hijacker should be removed to protect the computer from unexpected problems. Manual removal is the most effective way.
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 5, 2015 2:20 am