What is Websearch.freesearches.info?

Websearch.freesearches.info is an annoying computer infection classified as a browser hijacker. This program tampers with your browser settings by changing your search engine and homepage. Websearch.freesearches.info has been created to help its developers make easy money by redirecting you to unreliable websites. If you do not remove Websearch.freesearches.info from your system right now, you can be sure that quite soon you will end up infected with Trojan, rogue or ransomware application that will cripple your system beyond the point of return. You most certainly want to avoid that, so scan your computer with a licensed security tool immediately to detect all the malicious infections on-board.test 100% FREE spyware scan and
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Where does Websearch.freesearches.info come from?

Although Websearch.freesearches.info is a new infection, it does not offer us anything new per se. This program comes from the so-called Websearch hijacker family. We have seen many similar infections before, for example, Websearch.coolsearches.info, Websearch.swellsearch.info, Websearch.goodforsearch.info, and so on. All these browser hijackers are practically identical, and they are distributed in a similar fashion.

For one, it is obvious that Websearch.freesearches.info does not have a direct distribution source. Hence, it means that the installer for this browser hijacker comes bundled with freeware. According to our research, Websearch.freesearches.info is usually bundled with the Multiplug adware applications (the most recent cases would include BrowserAShop, OfferSoft, BuyFast, etc.). Accordingly, we can say that users install this browser hijacker on their computers themselves, but they simply are not aware of that because it comes with multiple other applications.

What does Websearch.freesearches.info do?

Just like any other genuine browser hijacker out there, Websearch.freesearches.info changes your homepage into its own website. The page itself is very clean and looks like a reliable search engine, unless, of course, if you take note of the big flash advertisement below the search box.

This flash ad might be completely random, but the longer Websearch.freesearches.info remains on your computer, the bigger the possibility that the hijacker will start displaying commercial content that is related to your likes and preferences. This happens because Websearch.freesearches.info tracks your web browsing history. It knows what websites you visit and what keywords you enter into the search queries.

We cannot say that this kind of activity is illegal because a lot of reliable websites makes use of cookies to customize their services. However, the problem with Websearch.freesearches.info is that the hijacker might as well be used as malware distribution tool. Not to mention that it does not check whether the third-party content it displays is safe or not. Thus, to protect your system from various security risks, you must remove Websearch.freesearches.info right now.

How do I remove Websearch.freesearches.info?

This browser hijacker does not have an entry in the list of installed programs, so you won’t be removing it via the Control Panel. On the other hand, you can restore your browser settings manually, and then delete all the other unwanted applications. To get a list of potential system threats, scan your computer with the SpyHunter free scanner. Make sure you terminate all the unnecessary programs as soon as possible.

Reset Your Browser Settings to Default

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet options.
  2. Open the Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. Select Delete personal settings and press Reset.
  4. Click Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H and go to Troubleshooting information.
  2. Click Reset Firefox at the top right of the new tab.
  3. Click Reset Firefox and then press Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click Settings.
  2. Scroll down the menu and click Show advanced settings.
  3. Scroll down and select Reset settings.
  4. Click Reset on the confirmation box. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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