Are you often be redirected to the Websearch.coolwebsearch.info web page when using Google online search? This page looks similar to some other normal search engine? Be careful, legitimate search engines do not change your home page forcedly. This is a known as a browser hijacker that should be removed manually.
Websearch.coolwebsearch.info is a special computer infection with a name called browser hijacker which people encounter frequently on the Internet nowadays. This nasty browser hijacker is able to change your home page and other system settings without your permission. It will redirect your online activities. Similar to other browser hijackers Websearch.searchitwell.info and Websearch.searchitup.info, it has a professional appearance in order to trick inexperienced computer users, so many users use the web page for online search without any considerations. But soon they will get more and more problems.
Websearch.coolwebsearch.info has the chance to enter into your computer if you visit a phishing website, open a spam email attachment or download a “free” program even if you have an antivirus program on your computer. The creators are so gifted that no antivirus programs can remove the browser hijacker successfully. Don’t underestimate this simple web page. There may be some malicious web sites connected to it. More specifically, when you use it to do online searches, the results you get contain a large number of ads and even dangerous viruses. Once you click on one of them, a lot of unwanted things will be installed on your computer. What is more, is, the hijacker has the ability to help the creators gather your online data. Therefore, it is best to remove it before your encounter more troubles.
1. Websearch.coolwebsearch.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.
Because your antivirus program has no way to remove Websearch.coolwebsearch.info successfully, you need to try manual removal and the steps are given below. And you should take some time to process a backup before you start the removal in case of any wrong operations that will result in 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.coolwebsearch.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.coolwebsearch.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.coolwebsearch.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.coolwebsearch.info is able to redirect your web pages and show you pop-up ads randomly during your web browsing activities. It is a browser hijacker that makes great chaos in your computer. Worse performance of computer functions can also be caused by the hijacker. For example, the computer gets frozen easily at startup and websites load slowly. It also changes your home page, search engine and other browsers default settings. It redirects you to some places where potential threats may hide in. The creators may collect your personal info, so your valuable data are not safe anymore with the hijacker in your computer. As a result, you need to manually remove Websearch.coolwebsearch.info as soon as possible.
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 10, 2015 3:59 am