Hi, I need help to remove this Websearch.searchmania.info which always pops up many ads or different message banners that try to get me to download and install some stuff on my computer. And I also know that now I am experiencing a browser hijacker which is hard to find out its location in system, because I have tried to find it in system for many times but still don’t know where it is. And my antivirus cannot catch even kill it at all. Therefore, I don’t know when I get this virus on the IE 11, someone tell me it needs to be removed manually. Could you help me out of this issue?

Description of Websearch.searchmania.info Hijacker

Websearch.searchmania.info is not an authentic and reliable search engine but a browser hijacker to infect different browsers in computer. Technically, browser hijacker is not a virus but an extension or plugin, so no antivirus program can detect and remove it. That is why it can sneak into computer without your notice. It usually gets on computer by bundling with free software downloading or users visiting malicious websites contain porn material or clicking on strange attachment of junk email. It can be spread on the Internet and infect computer via many other ways. Since it is circulating online, you need to pay attention to what you perform online to avoid threats getting the chance to log into your device. Like other browser hijacker, this Websearch.searchmania.info redirect will also be able to change the homepage or default search engine, and you won’t be able to modify the settings back, even if you uninstall the browser that it infects and then install a new one, this Websearch.searchmania.info hijacker is still on it to block you from carrying any tasks on the Internet. For example, you cannot get the right search result from this search engine but instead redirect you to unknown links or websites; similarly, you either cannot get to your favorite website URL. These are the basic activities the browser hijacker often does on your device. If it is still on computer, it will do more bad tasks to attack system. What you should do is to remove it as soon as possible.

Websearch.searchmania.info browser hijacker will bring you more troubles to drive you crazy. At the beginning, this browser hijacker seems not as harmful as what Trojan, worms, rogue program or ransomware does on targeted computer, but it can also bring those harmful viruses as time goes on and you cannot deal with it or eradicate it completely. This hijacker can find out vulnerabilities and use those security loopholes as a bridge to introduce other dangerous infections to computer. If the computer gets infected with more infections, the system will load and run more process. The more processes running in the system, the slower the computer performs. Therefore, computer will suffer from a slow performance even a crash of infected system as time passes but users cannot do anything with the chaos on the computer. This Websearch.searchmania.info hijacker also allows hackers to control computer and steal users’ sensitive information for illegal behavior. Therefore, please uninstall it to keep your information into safe state. Since it is not a virus but some kind of extension and cannot be detected by security tools, you need to remove it manually so that it can completely get out of your computer.

Main Traits of Websearch.searchmania.info Hijacker

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine to Websearch.searchmania.info and it totally prevents you from changing them back

-Can always redirect you to other websites

-Can pop up various advertisements and sponsored links randomly to interrupt your online activities

-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive

-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.

-Can collect and send data concerning your search history and other browsing activities.

-Your sensitive information can be tracked and stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of this browser hijacker.

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with Websearch.searchmania.info hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker virus for you.

The Screenshot of This Hijacker


Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Websearch.searchmania.info 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 hijacker, the name of the process of it is random.

XP task manager

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 Websearch.searchmania.info hijacker, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.


Step4: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Internet Explorer as an Example)

From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options.

IE tools

Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK


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Websearch.searchmania.info hijacker is a harmful infection to the computer. It changes the homepage and search engine totally and prevents online users from changing back, redirects them to its URL or other malicious websites, steals their personal data and displays endless pop-ups on the screen to prevent them from getting online normally and smoothly. Don’t think this Websearch.searchmania.info browser hijacker is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms, since it can also bring those harmful viruses to infect the computer, which will greatly slow down PC and make it run as a snail and further harm to mess up system files and damage system severely.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Websearch.searchmania.info hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on December 3, 2014 12:31 pm

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