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Oct 19, 2015

Ourwebsearch.com Hijacker Removal Tips

Hi, there. I got redirected to Ourwebsearch.com as soon as you booted my computer and started to browsing. I didn’t know why? I did not do anything wrong recent days just installed a computer game from the Internet two days ago. Things came weird after that, this website kept pop-up on the screen when I browsed or added a new tab. I reset my browser settings and even uninstall the browser and reinstall it again. However, nothing went well with that. This virus is still making chaos on my computer right now. What should I do? How can I get rid of this virus completely? Please help!

Be Hacked By Ourwebsearch.com Virus—How to Remove?

Ourwebsearch.com Hijacker may take control your web browser by change the homepage and search tool, then you have to use its homepage and search engine. Your browser settings and default homepage will be changed automatically, including Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, as well as Internet Explorer. This virus may infect all kinds of computer systems including IOS Mac system and Windows computers. It can get into your computer without your permission since it gets the help from the third party programs. Commonly, this virus can get into your computer while you are browsing suspicious website (porn web); while you are downloading unsafe programs from unauthorized web (videos, pdf files); While you are installing unfamiliar application onto your system; while you are responding to the spam email or reading spam email attachments. Once this hijacker gets into your computer, you may not use your computer normal as usual. You will be stopped and interrupted so frequently while you are working on the compromised computer.

Ourwebsearch.com virus used to pretend to be a legit and useful search engine such as Bing and Google. However, if use it to search whatever your favorites, you will find that it cannot offer the correct search result but just redirects you to strange sites. This web is totally a malicious browser hijacker to trick the computer users using it. Once it added on your computer, lots of unwanted things will be performed on your computer. The most obvious symptom of this virus is that you will be redirected to its domain automatically when you start to browse or open a new tab. What’s more, lots of pop-ups and ads related to your shopping favorites will be displayed on your screen. If you click on one of these ads or pop-ups, the web producer will gain a profit for visiting the web. In addition, you may know that the result it provided for you may not reliable information but links contains other infections such as Trojan, adware, malware, spyware and so on. If you visit the links, you may bring more infections into your computer. Therefore, removing Ourwebsearch.com infection is the only way to get your computer back to normal.

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.

A Screenshot of Ourwebsearch.com Hijacker

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Basic Symptoms and Potential Risks of Ourwebsearch.com Infection

1. It can be added to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers without your notification.
2. You are rerouted to some unknown sponsored websites that you have never seen before when you surfing online.
3. You can get a bunch of popup ads show on the webpage which you are browsing.
4. It can be installed on your computer slightly.
5. This browser hijacker can introduce various infections and unwanted programs onto your system,
6. It can investigate your browsing behavior and gather your input information online.
7. It is also responsible for collecting computer user’s private information like IP address and online traces for unethical using of online marketing.

Note: If one of symptoms mentioned above is found in your computer, then you must know that your computer is being attacked by the browser hijacker. Since the browser hijacker is so dangerous, once your computer is infected, you should take actions to delete the hijacker. If you are not a computer expert, in case you lose your important data or damage your system, please welcome to contact Yoocare/Yoosecurity Online Expert for help now!

Manual Removal Guide:

Ourwebsearch.com Hijacker hijacks your default browser to redirect your web search results and modifies your default homepage and browser settings. Manual removal is the most effective way to completely uninstall it from an infected computer’s operating system, for the season that this hijacker is so cunning and dangerous, antivirus programs cannot get rid of it permanently. Here are the manual guides for users to remove the annoying hijacker.

1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions

* Internet Explorer:

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

Tools in IE

(2). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the dubious 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 this virus

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 this hijacker’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 this browser hijacker 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

(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:

Conclusion

Ourwebsearch.com Hijacker is a harmful redirect infection to the computer. Once this virus gets into your computer, it has the ability to collect your online activities and then steal your personal data and display endless pop-ups on the screen to prevent you from getting online normally and smoothly. Your privacy (such as email password, bank account details and password and so on) will be leaked out in public or transfer to remote hackers. So, you may suffer from financial loss or unimaginable troubles. Uncountable ads and pop-ups may chock up your system, which may lead to greatly slow down your computer performance and make it run as a snail and further harm to mess up system files and damage system severely. Hence, this virus must be removed as soon as you find it on your computer. Only manual removal way can remove this virus completely and permanently.

Suggestion: 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 October 19, 2015 5:51 am

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