What is websearch.greatresults.info?
websearch.greatresults.info may look like a genuine search engine, but if your home page is changed to this website, you need to scan your PC with SpyHunter free scanner and check whether you have any potentially unwanted programs installed. websearch.greatresults.info is a browser hijacker that modifies your browser settings by change your default home page and search engine. This way your search sessions can be redirected to corrupted websites where you would exposed to other malware infections. Do remove websearch.greatresults.info from your computer right now and make sure that you terminate all the other potentially dangerous applications within your system as well.
Where does websearch.greatresults.info come from?
Such browser hijackers have a few ways of distribution. Most often they are bundled with freeware applications that users download from third party websites. It may also come with spam email attachments or hide behind fake online malware scanners – due to the variety of distribution methods you need to be careful about what you install on your PC or what you click on when you browse the web. Very often users fail to notice the potentially unwanted or even dangerous programs that they install on their PCs just because they go through the installation setups automatically. Do not do the same mistake with websearch.greatresults.info. It may not be extremely dangerous, but this browser hijacker cannot be taken lightly as well.
What does websearch.greatresults.info do?
The worse is that the information that websearch.greatresults.info collects via cookies can be shared or even leaked to third parties. Cookies cannot really spy on you, but if their coding is changed, they may collect personal information and then send it over to cyber criminals. Thus, it is important that you remove websearch.greatresults.info from your PC right now.
How to remove websearch.greatresults.info?
Removing websearch.greatresults.info should involve deleting all the related programs as well. Hence, just as it has been mentioned in the first paragraph, you are advised to scan your PC with SpyHunter scanner to check for potential threats. After the scan, invest in a legitimate computer security application and allow it to remove websearch.greatresults.info manually along with any other dangerous files. Also, if you want to restore your home page settings, follow the instructions below to reset your browser settings to default.
How to reset my browser
- Press Alt+X and go to Internet options.
- Select Advanced tab and click Reset.
- Mark Delete personal settings and press Reset again.
- When the reset is complete, click Close and OK.
- Press the orange Firefox button and navigate to Help.
- Click Troubleshooting information and press Reset Firefox on a new tab.
- Click Reset Firefox again and press Finish when the reset is complete.
- Press Alt+F and go to Settings.
- Under On Startup mark Open a specific page or set of pages.
- Click Set pages and change your home page address. Press OK.
- Press Manage Search Engines under Search.
- Set a new default search engine, delete unwanted search provider and click Done.
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