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May 5, 2015

Websearch.searchero.info – Browser Hijacker Removal

I can’t go online normally because I’m always redirected to unwanted web sites. My home page in Google Chrome is changed from Yahoo to a little-known web site called Websearch.searchero.info. I can’t seem to get rid of this site and it takes over my browser! That is annoying! How can I recover my browser?

More Details about Websearch.searchero.info:

Websearch.searchero.info seems to be a public domain similar to thousands of other web sites. But it is a browser hijacker that is able to bring troubles to computer users. Because it is widely spread on the Internet, computers from all over the world all can be infected by it. Yes, this particular site may collect important data from computer users so as to show you ads that you are interested in. Apart from stopping you from surfing the Internet normally, it is possible to modify your default home page and search engine and show you a lot of unnecessary ads, which is beneficial to its developers.

The browser hijacker Websearch.searchero.info seems to be able to help you get more resources from the Internet through the search bar on its web page. With it in your computer, you cannot get around this particular site as it changes the browser settings and monitors the browser. By doing so, it seeks to take control of your online activities. Be careful! You can be redirected to some false or dangerous web sites and get some unreliable search results provided by the hijacker. The infected computer becomes vulnerable and may also suffer from a variety of viruses and malware. Meanwhile, it records and analysis your online activities so that it can help the developers benefit from your browsing history and search keywords.

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.searchero.info Browser Hijacker:

Websearch.searchero.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:

Manual removal is suggested here for you to get rid of Websearch.searchero.info, however, that needs advanced computer skills because the whole process is a little complicated. If any error occurs in the removal, your computer may be damaged. Meanwhile, the backup of important data in advance is very necessary if you do not want them to be at risk.
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.searchero.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.searchero.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.searchero.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_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ‘Random’

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

%Temp%\random.exe

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\random

%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.searchero.info has the ability to hide in the system and bypass the antivirus program installed on your computer. You need to know that antivirus programs can provide basic protection for your computer but they are not perfect. In these days, browser hijackers have been designed to continue to create chaos on many computers that have antivirus programs. Some subjective behaviors of the computer users result in the unstable computer system environment and the hijacker can seize every opportunity to get into the computer. For example, you may have accessed to porn sites or downloaded free unknown programs. Some consequences brought by the hijacker include: 1) Internet connection keeps being cut off from time to time; 2) you have to get many pop-ups; 3) some unwanted toolbars or plug-ins are dropped into your computer. Therefore, you had better get rid of Websearch.searchero.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 May 5, 2015 7:45 am

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