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Apr 10, 2015

Remove Websearch.goodforsearch.info – Remove Browser Hijacker

Your favorite browser suddenly does not work properly? Even your home page has been reset to the strange website called Websearch.goodforsearch.info? Do you think this continuous pop-up page is safe? Why can’t you uninstall it from the browser? How to get rid of it completely?

More Details about Websearch.goodforsearch.info:

Websearch.goodforsearch.info is classified as a browser hijacker which appears on your computer without your permission and brings you troubles. The browser hijacker is able to change your browser home page and redirect all of your search results to the some unknown web pages and links without your approval. With the appearance that is similar to some other famous search engines, some inexperienced computer users may think that it can provide a lot of online contents. But if you use it for your online activities, you will be in trouble. The search results it offers are really unreliable. There may be a lot of viruses and malware hiding in those results. Once you click one of them, the viruses will enter your computer and damage your data.

Everyone can have the chance to have the computer infected with the Websearch.goodforsearch.info browser hijacker if we are not careful when surfing the Internet. The unpopular site is spread widely on the Internet by its developers. Visiting web sites containing pornography or gambling contents, opening spam emails or downloading unknown free applications can lead to the infection. As soon as it gets in the computer, it resets your browser and computer system settings so that you can see it again and again when you open the browser. Thus, you need to have it removed thoroughly with manual steps.

Processing manual removal is supposed to have a certain level of computer literacy. If you are not sure how to start and are afraid of making any critical mistakes damaging the computer system, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

Screenshot of the Websearch.goodforsearch.info Browser Hijacker:

Websearch.goodforsearch.info

Primary Symptoms and Potential Risks:

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 Guide:

Antivirus programs do not work in removing the Websearch.goodforsearch.info. In this case, manual removal is suggested. To avoid data loss caused by errors in the process of removing the browser hijacker, please take some time to make a backup before you start.

1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions

* Internet Explorer:

(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options

Tools in IE

(3). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the suspicious add-ons

* Firefox:

(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons

Tools in Firefox

(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable

* Google Chrome:

(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions

Customize and control Google Chrome button

(2). Disable the extensions of Websearch.goodforsearch.info

2. End Relevant Processes

(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab

Windows Task Manager

*For Win 8 Users:

Click More details when you see the Task Manager box

Win 8 Task Manager

And then click Details tab

Details Tab in Win 8 Task Manager

(2). Find out and end Websearch.goodforsearch.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

View in Computer Window

Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

View Tab in Folder Options Window

4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files

(1). Delete the registry entries related to Websearch.goodforsearch.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\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer\run\Random.exe

(2). Find out and remove the associated files

%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe

%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\random

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Websearch.goodforsearch.info can be very aggressive because it cannot be removed easily from your computer by antivirus programs. Uninstalling it from the control panel or reinstalling the browser will not help to get rid of the browser hijacker. As mentioned above, once it is inside, it is able to reset the default settings secretly. By doing so, it displays again and again though you restart the computer. You can’t log in Facebook, E-mail or BBS. You will get a lot of unwanted urls and links. And ad windows even constantly pop up to interrupt you when you use the infected computer. If you want to completely remove the Websearch.goodforsearch.info fake search engine from your computer, manual removal is the most effective way. But that is not an easy job. We should all know that the associated files of the browser hijacker change over time. Inexperienced computer users can’t find the exact files and registry entries. Therefore, in order to prevent your computer from being damaged, the removal should be done by qualified computer techs.

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 April 10, 2015 3:24 pm

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