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Apr 15, 2016

How to Remove Walasearch.com Browser Hijacker

I was dealing with my email yesterday. All of a sudden, my browser asked me to add a link to my add-on folder. I clicked on Yes. After that, all things on my computer ran so strangely. It was really hard to tell why. Lots of pop-ups and ads are floating everywhere on my screen no matter what I am doing. I am kept redirected to Walasearch.com without choice. I did a research on this webpage and found that it is a malicious browser hijacker virus. But I have no any clue on how to get rid of it. Can anyone help me sort out this problem? Thank you so much!

More Information About Walasearch.com Hijacker

Walasearch.com is a newly created browser hijacker virus. This new computer infection may show its rapid affection as soon as it gets into your computer. Why? See. Most of you may be tricked by this fake webpage’s appearance as it seems really normal. It used to pretend to be a good and useful search tool just as the famous search engine, Google, Bing. However, it is not as useful as the way it stated. You may not get any useful links if you use it to search your favorite. You may get this virus at the time while you are visiting the unfamiliar websites, while you are downloading “free” apps from unauthorized websites, while you are responding junk emails or reading spam email attachments, while you are clicking on infected links/ads/pop-ups.

Once Walasearch.com sneaks into your computer, it will immediately take control all your online activities and then readdress you to its domain. Otherwise, it will force you to use its webpage as your start-up page and search tool by modifying your default homepage and search engine as well as browser settings without your permission. Once it changed the settings on your compromised computer, you may not find a way to get your default settings back until this virus is removed completely. Moreover, this cunning infection has the ability to collect your online data and then sent it to the hiding hackers, such as trading account user-names and password, credit card information, bank account information and log-in user-names and password and so on. If you see this virus on your computer, you should remove it as soon as you can. In case, the hackers may use your information to do bad things. You may be in risk of facing a great potential financial loss. The worst thing is that your whole computer may be messed up total by this malicious virus. So, please take action to remove this virus as early as you can.

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 Walasearch.com Hijacker

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Basic Symptoms and Potential Risks of Walasearch.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:

Walasearch.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

Walasearch.com is a malicious and annoying computer infection which may infect all the browsers on your computer, such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox as well as Safari. This hijacker is so stubborn to be removed by any antivirus programs. This pesky virus can only be removed by step-by-step manual removal way. Manual removal process is really complicated. If you don’t have sufficient computer tech skill, you’d better do not do this by yourself. Because, only one step mistake may lead to the whole system damage. YooCare 24 hours online expert can also help you 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 April 15, 2016 5:19 pm

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