For the last couple days, my Internet browser hasn’t been working very well as usual. The previous start-up page which used to be the home page of MSN has now changed to an unknown site http://websearch.a-searchpage.info. And the default search engine is gone also. No matter how many times I’ve tried to change it back, I just can’t seem to succeed. What can I do under this occasion to restore my Internet browser back to normal?
Websearch.a-searchpage.info Browser Redirect Description
Websearch.a-searchpage.info is not a friendly web site according to its behaviors on your computer. It not only changes the home pages on Internet browsers, but replaces the default search engines to unknown ones as well. Furthermore, you will also be redirected constantly to unwanted places whenever trying to get online from the search engine this site provides. Generally, this kind of browsing problem is due to the infection of a browser hijacker/redirect virus. Yes. This specific site that comes up on your browsers is categorized as a browser redirect virus which has become such a headache to many computer users worldwide.
Websearch.a-searchpage.info redirect virus attacks common browsing applications including the well-known Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome on most of the operating systems. Similar to Searchbrowsing.com redirect, this hijacker is believed to be distributed among malicious web sites, links, programs and attachments. Even though it’s protected by antivirus software, a computer is still vulnerable to such problem when the owner tries to log on any of the places mentioned above. Without your approval, this browser hijacker will let itself through and get itself installed on any of the browsers on your computer. Soon you will notice the existence of such issue when trying to get online as usual.
The domain of this Websearch.a-searchpage.info redirect will be automatically set as the start-up page on the targeted browsers which means you will go straight to this specific URL whenever trying to get online. You will find it difficult to change the previous home page back and to surf the Internet as well as you will always be redirected back to this site and other unwanted pages online. This browser hijacker also provides a search engine on its site which has already replaced the default search engines you used to utilize. The truth is, once you are online from this given search engine, your online activities will be tracked and recorded by this browser hijacker so that it can help cyber criminals benefit inappropriately. And since your online surfing and privacy issue have been put in troubles, it’s better to remove this unwanted site from the computer ASAP.
Screen-shot of Websearch a-searchpage.info Browser Redirect
Generally, when a browser hijacker shows up as a web site, it will look no difference than most of the common web sites out there just like what this Websearch.a-searchpage.info redirect looks like. From the above screen shot of this browser hijacker, we can see that it also provides a search engine instead of the default one on wanted sites. It is believed that many fishy web sites and links are being delivered by this search engine. Also, once you are online from this specific search engine, you will be constantly redirected to unwanted sites.
Step-by-step Manual Removal Guide
Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the Websearch.a-searchpage.info redirect. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find.
Step B: Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options. Go to Folder Options window, under View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
Step C: Press Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor.
Step D: Delete all these associated files and registry entries with this browser hijacker in Registry Editor as below:
Step E: Change home page back from this unwanted Websearch.a-searchpage.info site on troubled browsers.
Similar Video Guide On Removing Browser Redirect Virus
Lots of browser redirect viruses are being created every single day by computer hackers. They can be distributed through fishy web sites and free programs online. And with the ability to escape from protection by antivirus, they can somehow get themselves installed on the targeted computers without permission just like what this Websearch.a-searchpage.info redirect does. Once a computer is attacked by such browser hijacker, the Internet browsers installed on this computer will be the first applications to be attacked. With several resets of default settings, this hijacker will be able to perform its way on the computer. Not only home pages will be changed to its domain, but search engines will be replaced also to unfamiliar ones. The surfing environment won’t be safe until this virus is removed. What’s worse, your online browsing activities will be recorded by this hijacker and sold to cyber criminals for benefit. By all means, you should try to remove this unwanted hijacker out of your computer.
Note: Still being redirected whenever surfing online? Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts now to get help if you are not able to remove this Websearch.a-searchpage.info browser hijacker completely by yourself.
Published by Karen Lawrence & last updated on June 7, 2013 9:42 am