Onlinewebsearch.com hacked my computer, whenever I start IE or other browsers like Firefox and Google Chrome the default page that opens is onlinewebsearch.com. I was unable to remove it with the basic browser tweaks. I installed Super antispyware did a full system scan. It found 6 spywares and deleted the same. But the problem as mentioned earlier still persists. Even Malwarebyte did not detect anything. The problem persists. How can I get the problem fixed?
System Hacked by Onlinewebsearch.com – How to Remove?
Onlinewebsearch.com is a malicious website page which hijacks browsers on target computers. It has many ways to get into a target computer. For instance, it can be packaged to some free or modified programs. People sometimes download soft ware online but they have troubles to tell which site provides the clean and official one. And the case happens when they download programs from unsafe sites though the programs are good. The virus can bundled with the packages and when you install the soft ware it will get installed at the same time. Tricks it plays are similar to what general browser hijacker viruses do. You will get endless popping ups when you are working with browsers. And most of those pop-ups are related to some shopping sites or unknown web pages which provide free soft ware. Victims always get various kinds of viruses from unsafe sites especially when they click on back links on the sites.
Many computer users are confused about how it could be when antivirus cannot detect this redirect virus. The reason is that Onlinewebsearch.com is indeed a web site. It is modified by its creator and is enabled to be taken as a regular and normal site by any antivirus soft ware. If you use the redirect virus to do search work you will see that it promotes advertisements for websites and bogus security products. If you download these fake security applications you may encounter with other bigger scams. They try to persuade computer users to acquire useless, bogus anti-virus programs. This onlinewebsearch.com redirect can also be used for malicious activities. For instance, crafty publishers that are signed up to its ad network may maliciously redirect users’ browsers and display pop-ups in order to get commissions. Creators of rogue security software may even detect the virus cookies as a parasite on their fake system scanners.
Screenshot of Onlinewebsearch.com Browser Hijacker Virus
Common Symptoms of Redirect Virus Infection :
1. Your homepage, search provider, desktop backgrounds are changed;
2. Constant pop ups and new tabs of ads occur often;
3. It works badly when you try to run some usual software or programs;
4. Unknown websites are listed in the bookmarks without your intention or notice;
5. Folder options, task manager, registry editing tools are disabled.
6. Advertisements from stranger companies start to appear out of nowhere.
7. The browser behaves unusually such as URL/link redirects will occur.
8. Unwanted and unknown Plug-in/extension or add-ons have been attached to the browsers.
9. Useless shortcuts are on desktop or creepy websites are added to favorites/bookmarks without your knowledge.
Computer users often get this redirect virus when they open the attachments of some unknown or strange mails. You need to take care when you install or download any soft ware online. Be careful when you are going to click on back links on a page. You may also realize that the promote part under the search bar changes all the time. What it displays there is trying to lead you to click on it and redirect you to a unsafe page. And on those pages you are never careful enough because they are full of unstable factors and unsafe contents. You may see another picture it gives on its page as below:
Notice that none of those search results are from the real Microsoft official site!!
Note: Manual Removal, though is the most effective way to remove the virus, requires expertise and which is for advanced users, if you don’t have much experience in dealing with redirect virus. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for removal assistance.
Your computer might infect this virus via unsafe freeware, shareware or advertising-supported programs such as various browser add-ons or toolbars. Once it enters in your computer.
Manual Removal Step by Step Instructions
Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the Onlinewebsearch.com redirect Virus. 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. The registry files are listed randomly. Besides, you need to delete the infection files of the redirect virus from your system files to prevent it from coming back. Those files are named randomly also but may be different on different operating systems.
Step E: Change home page back from this unwanted Onlinewebsearch.com redirect virus on targeted browsers.
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Conclusion on Onlinewebsearch.com :
Onlinewebsearch.com redirect virus, which is categorized as a browser hijacker virus, gets into computers without the permission of the users, modifies default settings on browsers and system, weakens the security detection on infected computers and lead the victims download more and more threats online from its promoted web sites. These are some general abilities of the redirect virus and if you search more, you will realize that the virus can also make situations worse. It sends your saved information on the target computer to its remote cooperators or other promoted web owner. They are taking your privacy for illegal purposes. By selling your information to other phishing sites or shopping pages they will get profits. And you, the victim of the scam will have to bear tough time receiving spam mails, trash messages and are confronted with auto-sending mails to your contacts! To protect the safety of your privacy you should get the virus removed as soon as possible.
Published by Michael Myn & last updated on October 8, 2013 4:48 am