My computer has been hit by some kind of computer threat, I really can’t tell what it is. All I suffer from is that when I open my Google Chrome, this oursearching.com appears, I do remember my homepage is google.com. I can’t change the homepage from the settings as this strange website can still show even I have made change in the browser settings. Any advice?
Brief Introduction to This Website
Oursearching.com is classified as a threat of computer that has been reported by many computer users. More specifically, this website belongs to a kind of browser hijacker or redirect that can spread from the network. Basically, this web page will not harm to the computer, but those cyber hackers who are able hack into this website make it evil. Those bad guys can edit the script of this domain and embed malicious content into it. Once people come to this website by accident, malicious contents can infect the visiting computer immediately as the computer will save the cache files of this domain to hard disk, and those malicious contents can pretend to be one of the cache files. In addition, this browser hijacker infection can invade computers as a potentially unwanted program. Many free programs can be easily found online, which make hackers have lots of opportunities to implant this redirect into those freeware, even some famous programs can be implanted this threat if the software are not from their official websites. When people download those infected application from unreliable resources, after install them into the computer hard drive, the computer can be infected. The whole process cannot be noticed as the process performs at the backdoor.
The Screenshot of This Web Page
Oursearching.com pretends to be a legit and useful search engine for people to utilize. People who see this website on their computers can be easily cheated by its look, like Google search, the appearance of it is quite simple, it is only a search box with several options for people to choose. Actually, this web page can redirect PC users to many other links when people use to search something, instead of showing the result that the user want, many other irrelevant links can be listed, most of them are sponsored links that used by hackers for specific purposes. Some of them can be used to increase several particular sites’ ranking, and some of them contains fake E-coupons and useless product with low prices which try to lure people to pay.
By luring people to pay or popping up some malicious links, many other computer threats can come and cyber hackers are able to steal personal information from the infected computer secretly. Mainly, cyber criminals aim on illegal benefits. What’s worse, the infected system can also be damaged severely. Some key settings in system registry can be changed which can lead the infected system get many unwanted problems once the infected machine is turned on.
The properties of Browser Hijacker
-Can not be detected by your anti-virus software, which makes it hard to uninstall from the computer.
-Once you open your browser, you will be redirected to some unknown websites.
-Can slow down the performance of the computer, or even blue screen.
-Can pop up many unwanted advertisements when you are doing something else.
-Can change your settings in your browser and it is not easy to change it back.
If you find any symptoms listed above showing on your computer, then your computer must be suffered with a browser hijacker that causes you keep being redirecting to this Oursearching.com. Welcome to contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for computer literate.
NOTE: Being afraid to do any wrong operation during the process of removing this browser hijacker? Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts, we are here to help you:
Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide of Browser Hijacker provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.
Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this Oursearching.com redirect, the name of the process of it is random.
Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel
Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs
Then try to find the program which relates to this Oursearching.com Hijacker, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.
Step4: Reset Firefox.
Click on Tools – Options
Under General tab – reset home page on Firefox
Under Privacy tab – clear browsing histories
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Oursearching.com is a dangerous browser hijacker rather than a useful search engine for people to trust. It can spread via the network. Nowadays, many computer users get hit by this redirect infection. Once it is installed on a computer, the PC user will receive countless of unwanted pop ups during the use of the infected computer. It should be removed in time before it make further damages to the infected computer.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Oursearching.com? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Matt Johnston & last updated on May 21, 2014 10:47 pm