Does Search.info.com site keep popping up on your browser lately? Does it keep replacing the default home page address to its own domain and the search engine to info.com search? Is it still safe to use the browser and put personal information online while browser is acting like this? How can one change and remain wanted site as home page all the time? And how can one stop the constant pop up of this specific page?

Search.info.com – How to Remove Browser Hijacker

Search.info.com (also known as the info.com) is a web site that’s potentially unwanted by many computer users. This specific domain, however, can get itself installed on many browsers without consent from PC owners. Once it’s installed, it will cause lots of problems on the systems especially during the online surfing sessions. By displaying itself and other unwanted web sites constantly to PC users, it has made the browsers unusable. This computer problem, therefore, is categorized as a browser hijacker or browser redirect virus. This Search.info.com redirect belongs to one of these troubles which should be watching out by computer users all over the world because it has no boundaries or certain target areas. Privacy security issue is specially threatened by browser hijackers.

Screen shot of info.com pop up domain:

Search-info-com-redirect

Once being hijacked by this Search.info.com redirect, a web page looking like the above screen shot will keep popping up whenever you try to get online. Commonly, this specific site will become the new home page on your browser automatically. By popping up constantly when you are online, this hijacker tries to prevent your online activities and get you to surf online from its given search engine which also provides categories of content including Web, Topics, Shop, Jobs, Images and Video ect. It seems that this search engine can also help you find out what you want on the Internet. However, search engines provided by browser hijackers are not very friendly. The results given by such search engines can be sponsored by cyber criminals and there could be more viruses hidden among them waiting to attack your PCs later on. Most importantly, when you are online from this Search.info.com redirect, your online activities and browsing histories will be collected and filtered. Cyber criminals can then get what they want to help themselves benefit. That’s the privacy security issue we’ve been talking about when being attacked by a browser hijacker.

Hence, to prevent all these consequences from happening on your computer, Search.info.com redirect should be removed out of the computer. contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for removal assistance if you are not a PC expert yourself and don’t know how to remove this browser hijacker.

Search.info.com Redirect Shares Common Characters

Browser hijackers often share a few common characters even though they may show up in different forms. Take this Start.search.us.com hijacker for example. It also shows up as a common web site that contains a simple search engine. By blocking computer users from accessing other web sites online, it tries to get them to get online from this unfamiliar search engine. Troubles and consequences will be followed afterwards:

– Home pages and default search engines will be replaced constantly to Search.info.com
– You will be redirected constantly to unwanted web sites and pages
– Constant pop up new tabs or ads can also be displayed all over the screen
– Viruses including Trojans and malware could be hidden among these unwanted web sites
– Computer will act slower than ever
– Privacy information could be collected to help cyber criminals benefit

Manual Removal Instructions for info.com Redirect

Antivirus programs usually won’t be able to catch this Search.info.com redirect. And because this hijacker will keep popping up constantly even after a complete reinstall of browser, manual removal is suggested here to completely get rid of this browser hijacker. Expertise will be required during this manual process in order to deal with the changeable characters of this virus:

Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the Search.info.com 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.
taskmanager

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.
FolderOptions

Step C: Press Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor.
Run+regedit

Step D: Delete all these associated files and registry entries with this hijacker in Registry Editor as below:

%AppData%\[rnd]
%AllUsersProfile%\Programs\{random}\
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Users\””
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Regedit
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit”
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings\{.exe}

Step E: Change home page back from this unwanted Search.info.com site on browsers.
internet options-1

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Conclusion

Usually, browser hijackers won’t look different than other common web sites. This Search.info.com redirect also shows up as a regular page with a search engine on its site. The install of this hijacker doesn’t need permission from PC users because it can get itself installed distributing through hacked web sites and bundling with free software. Even though a computer is protected by antivirus software, it can still be vulnerable to this hijacker when PC user get online to fishy web sites or download malicious software. Once installed, Search.info.com redirect will become the new home page on browsers and replace the default search engines to its associating engine. By stopping PC users from accessing other web sites online, this hijacker can get them to use its given search engine which will redirect them to unwanted web sites. Besides from these, this hijacker can also collect your browsing histories and gather valuable info to help cyber criminals benefit later on. Hence, it is better to remove this Search.info.com hijacker off ASAP.

Note: Still getting this info.com search engine popping up after the removal following by the above instructions? Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts to get further help to accomplish the complete removal of this hijacker.

Published by Karen Lawrence & last updated on July 5, 2013 9:07 am

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