What is Securewebsearch.info?
We want to make you aware that Securewebsearch.info is a dangerous infection that you ought to remove. Our malicious software researchers have classified it as a browser hijacker since its primary function is to hijack your browser’s homepage, new tab page, and search provider. This hijacker was created by an unknown and illegitimate developer that chose to remain in the shadows, so there is no company name to speak of. In a nutshell, this hijacker’s only purpose is to make money for its creators, putting your computer at risk in the process. Our researchers have discovered that this supposed search engine features advertisements among its search results. Moreover, since the ads come from unknown shady sources, the chances are that your PC will become infected with malware further down the line. In this article, we will provide you with the most relevant information about Securewebsearch.info, so do not stop reading just yet.
What does Securewebsearch.info do?
Securewebsearch.info is not as secure as you might think. Frankly, it is the opposite of secure, but we will get to this in just a bit. Let us start from the beginning. When this browser hijacker infects your computer it will change the search provider of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Also, it will change Chrome’s new tab page and Firefox’s and Internet Explorer’s homepage. The reason for doing so is pretty straightforward.
Securewebsearch.info is a functioning search engine just like Google.com and Bing.com. However, the differences between those search engines and this browser hijacker are plain to see. Our researchers say that this hijacker’s search results are bound to include ads that come from unknown sources. Therefore, we assume that these sources are likely up to no good, and they may use this hijacker to promote malware, such as adware, spyware, ransomware, and so on.
Where does Securewebsearch.info come from?
Usually, we try to provide as much information about the developers as possible. However, in this case, we have nothing to show you, because there is no information about it whatsoever. Therefore, we will only discuss its distribution methods. Our security analysts have received unverified information that Securewebsearch.info is being disseminated using bundled software. However, there is no concrete in information about which websites feature it and with what it is bundled with. All we know is that you cannot opt out its installation, so unless you have a powerful anti-malware tool, this hijacker can secretly infect your PC, which is unacceptable. So you have to get rid of it.
How do I remove Securewebsearch.info?
We hope that the information we have managed to provide you with was of some use to you. We have included a step-by-step removal guide which should work, but you never know how many variations this infection has. In any case, we believe that resetting your browser to its default setting is sufficient, but if it does not work, then try scanning your PC with our recommended software.
Browser reset guide
Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Open your browser and simultaneously press Alt+T.
- Select Internet Options and then click the Advanced tab.
- Click Reset and tick the checkbox.
- Click Reset.
- Open your browser and simultaneously press Alt+H.
- Click Troubleshooting Information.
- Select Refresh Firefox.
- In the input window, click Refresh Firefox again.
- Click Finish.
- Open your browser and simultaneously press Alt+F.
- Open Settings and select Show advanced settings.
- Click Reset settings.
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