Have you ever met this kind of situation: no matter what web page you want to open, you are redirected to Websearch.coolsearches.info? It is always there although you reset the browser? A lot of annoying ads show up forcedly? To be sure, your computer has been infected with the browser hijacker which should be removed from your computer as soon as possible.
Websearch.coolsearches.info is a browser hijacker that targets many computer users around the world. This browser hijacker is a rascal. It changes the homepage as well as search engine in your web browser and redirects your web pages to unknown places without your approval. Pretending to be a “real” search engine with a “professional” appearance, it makes many computer users think that it is able to offer rich interesting contents online. In fact, the purpose of the hijacker is to help developers to collect as much vulnerable information as possible from computer users. Similar to the Www.v9.com and Uber-Search.com, it needs to be removed timely.
There are opportunities to be infected with Websearch.coolsearches.info if you are not careful when surfing the Internet. It can be spread widely on the Internet. Accessing to pornography or gambling sites, opening spam email attachments or downloading unknown “free” applications will cause the infection. Once the computer is infected, soon you have to receive many hateful pop-up windows whenever you open the browser. Why can’t it be removed easily? The creators have a certain level of computer skills, so they can make it avoid antivirus tools and sneak into your computer. If you use this fake search engine to go online or click on the advertisements it shows you, a lot of pop-up windows will show on your screen and you can’t get them closed. It is believed that the search results it offers are unreliable. Real search engine will not control your online activities without your permission. In order to prevent more damages, you should remove Websearch.coolsearches.info as quickly 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.
Because your antivirus software can’t handle Websearch.coolsearches.info, you will need to remove it manually through following these steps given below. And in case that there is any error occurring in the process, please take some time to do a backup before you begin.
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.coolsearches.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.coolsearches.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.coolsearches.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.coolsearches.info is an annoying browser hijacker. The site pretends to be a search engine, so you should not be tricked by it and just use the search engine you are familiar with. It is designed to take over your browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, collect your information and promote unknown ads. Through setting itself as the default home page and search engine of your web browser, it is always there when you open the browse and you cannot go online normally. If you click on those things it offers, you may have to face the risk of being entangled by other dangerous viruses. Therefore, you have better get it removed as early 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 26, 2015 7:48 am
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