What is Eversearches.com?

Our security analysts at Anti-spyware-101.com have found that Eversearches.com is nothing more than a browser hijacker that is distributed using dishonest means, so you have to remove it as soon as you notice its presence. If you do not do anything about this hijacker, then you will put your computer’s security in jeopardy because it does not only modify browser settings but is also likely to display commercial advertisements in its search results. The ads may redirect you to questionable websites so you should be wary of the contests that they provide. In the worst case scenario your PC might become infected with more dangerous malware, or you might get scammed, so there is no reason to keep Eversearches.com on your browser.

Where does Eversearches.com come from?

Research has revealed that this infection belongs to the ELEX browser hijacker family which also includes the likes of Funcionapage.com, Amisites.com, and Maniihome.com. So, evidently, this hijacker is part of a long-standing malware developer that specializes in releasing infections such as this one. We think that it is clear that ELEX is in the online advertising business, but has opted to the display ads via search results than rendering explicitly advertising-oriented pop-ups, and coupons by using some annoying browser extension.

As far as Eversearches.com’s dissemination channels are concerned, we think that it is bundled with malicious installers that inject it into the browser directly without the need for a browser extension or application. At this point, we can only assume this to be the case because our researchers were unable to receive an actual dropper sample i.e. the bundled installer. Truth be told, there is no way of knowing which websites feature the bundles containing this hijacker because they change regularly. We have concluded that it should be disseminated in this particular manner because its clones were also distributed like this. Now that you know how it should be distributed, you should be more careful about the websites that you visit to download software.

How does Eversearches.com work?

At the time of writing this description, Eversearches.com was down, probably due to some technical issues with its server. However, it might be up and running now or in the future, but whatever the case may be, it is paramount to understand its inner workings to take appropriate measures and delete it safely. Our malware analysts have discovered that this browser hijacker is compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer and the installers that this hijacker comes with are configured to replace their homepage addresses. As a result, you may be inclined to use it for processing your online searches, if it up and running of course.

By using Eversearches.com to process your search queries, you will allow it subject you to promotional links that come from unknown and often unreliable sources because ELEX promotes everything that can yield a profit. Therefore, we think that this company will not hesitate to promote shady content that could compromise your PC’s security and get it infected with malware. We want to inform you that this hijacker redirects all search queries to Google.com also modifies its search results to include promoted links to make the advertising campaign as unapparent as possible. Nevertheless, such a search engine is unwelcome and downright dangerous, so we suggest getting rid of Eversearches.com.

How to remove Eversearches.com

We hope that the information we have provided in this description has proved to you that this browser hijacker is a potential security threat due to its unscrupulous advertising practices. Because it can promote almost any content, it might infect your PC with malware, and if you want to avoid this, then we invite you to make use of the removal guide presented at the bottom.

Removal Instructions

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  1. Simultaneously press Windows+R keys.
  2. Enter regedit in the dialog box and click OK.
  3. In the Registry Editor, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
  4. Locate Start Page on the right side of the window and right-click it.
  5. Select Modify and replace http://searchvvay.com with another URL.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Simultaneously press Windows+E keys.
  2. In the File Explorer’s address bar, enter C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{Unique Mozilla user ID}
  3. Locate the file named prefs.js
  4. Open this file with Notepad.
  5. Replace http://searchvvay.com with another URL in user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "http://searchvvay.com");

Google Chrome

  1. Simultaneously press Windows+E keys.
  2. In the File Explorer’s address bar, enter C:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  3. Locate Preferences, Secure Preferences and Web Data files.
  4. Open these file with Note pad and replace http://searchvvay.com with another URL.
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