What is Websearch.searchinweb.info?
Websearch.searchinweb.info is a browser hijacker that changes your home page and default search engine settings. This computer infection usually enters the system without letting you know about itself, but users often ALLOW Websearch.searchinweb.info to get installed without even realizing it. It happens due to the browser hijacker’s distribution method. Although Websearch.searchinweb.info seems to be more annoying than useful, you should remove it from your computer immediately, as browser hijacker is always a bad news. Scroll down to the bottom of this article for manual instructions on how to restore your browser settings to default and terminate Websearch.searchinweb.info.
Where does Websearch.searchinweb.info come from?
Websearch.searchinweb.info comes from the same group of browser hijackers as Websearch.oversearch.info, Websearch.toolksearchbook.info, Websearch.searchthiseasy.info and a series of other similar infections. All of them travel bundled with freeware. It means that users install these browser hijackers onto their computers willingly albeit unwittingly. Usually freeware applications inform you about additional programs or services that are about to be set up on your PC, but if you go skip installation steps, you may miss the part of notification which explains about oncoming browser settings modification.
Nevertheless, it is highly unlikely that such a browser hijacker like Websearch.searchinweb.info would inform you about its oncoming installation, so the risk of getting infected through shareware installation falls entirely onto your shoulders.
What does Websearch.searchinweb.info do?
As it is a browser hijacker, first and foremost, the infection modifies your default home page and search engine for Websearch.searchinweb.info. The website may look reliable and even perform various functions attributed to a genuine search engine, but Websearch.searchinweb.info also makes use of tracking cookies to collect personally non-identifiable data on your web browsing habits. Websearch.searchinweb.info also displays third party commercial advertisements, some of which might be embedded with a dangerous third party content.
How to remove Websearch.searchinweb.info?
It may be hard to remove Websearch.searchinweb.info manually, because as a browser hijacker it could hide several important files and make it hard for you to get rid of it. Therefore, unless you are not a computer security expert, you should not try removing Websearch.searchinweb.info on your own.
Rather than that, make use of SpyHunter free scanner to determine all the dangerous files and programs that need to be erased from the system at once, and then get yourself a licensed computer security application that will help you terminate Websearch.searchinweb.info automatically in no time.
Eventually, you can also reset your browser settings to default if you want to remove all the tracking cookies along with the browsing history. Last but not least – refrain from downloading and installing software from unreliable sources, to avoid similar infections.
Reset your browser
- Press Alt+X and go to Internet Options.
- Open Advanced tab click Reset button.
- Select Delete personal settings option and press Reset.
- Click Close.
- Press Firefox button and navigate to Help.
- Click Troubleshooting information.
- When a new tab opens, click Reset Firefox.
- Press Reset Firefox on a pop-up box. Press Finish.
- Press Alt+F and click Settings.
- Scroll down to Users and highlight your account.
- Click Delete button.
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