Your online search has been unstable recently? Why are you always redirected to some unfamiliar web sites when you are surfing on the Internet? Why is your home page address changed to Www-search.info? Can this unwanted thing be gone if you reinstall the web browser?
Www-search.info is not a friendly website. It not only automatically changes your favorite home page, but also redirects your online activities. In general, the infection is called browser hijacker. Don’t look down upon this web page which is able to prevent you from accessing to the Internet normally. You also have to receive many pop-up windows when the computer is connected to the Internet. With the given ability to bypass the protection of most antivirus programs from the creators and reset the browser settings, Www-search.info can be a potential threat to the stability of the entire computer system.
The Www-search.info browser hijacker dresses up as a common site including a search engine that pretends to provide useful online information. It is created in the format you can see from the picture below. Because the browser is taking over by the hijacker, some inexperienced computer users may use it for online searching. However, all the results offered by Www-search.info are not reliable. Some of them even contain viruses such as Trojans, malware and spyware released by remote hackers that are waiting for a chance to get into your computer. In other words, if you do not remove Www-search.info in time, your computer system will become more fragile.
1. Www-search.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 Www-search.info has the ability to avoid most of the antivirus programs, you should get rid of it with another method. Here are some basic manual removal steps (for advanced computer users). Please consider making file backups beforehand if you insist on processing the removal on your own.
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 Www-search.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 Www-search.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 Www-search.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
Nowadays, computer has become necessary in our daily life and Internet network has covered all over the world. Browser hijackers such as this Www-search.info are not rare things. It can spread through the network. So no matter where you are, as long as you have a computer connected to the Internet, you will have the opportunity to suffer from the browser hijacker. The infected probability may increase or decrease because of including several aspects including computer users’ online activities and computer system security level. Let’s take a look at where the Www-search.info comes from so as to keep away from it. As mentioned above, it stays in the Internet, so accessing a hacked website accidentally online will make your computer infected. At the same time, it is put into some unknown free programs. When you download and install one of them, you will see it on your computer. It can also be hidden in the junk E-mail attachments. Once the computer is infected by Www-search.info, you should take measures to remove it 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 17, 2015 2:13 am