Hi, I thought Shellsearch.net was a good website and useful search engine, but it’s not. Actually I don’t know how I get this crap on my Mozilla Firefox, and I cannot kick it out of my browser even though I have tried to uninstall Firefox and then reinstall it again, but every time when I open Firefox, this pesky search always pops up as my homepage. I guess Firefox should be hijacked by this Shellsearch.net. Can you help me remove this crap from my computer now?

Description of Shellsearch.net Hijacker

Shellsearch.net is not a safe and useful website and useful search engine but a browser hijacker to infect web browser like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari. It aims at controlling your web browser and monitoring your online activities to steal some important data for illegal profits. Many victims think it’s a useful search engine for its interface. Once Shellsearch.net enters on your computer, it will change the default settings of web browser. The homepage of the web browser will be taken place with it and also the default search engine is gone, instead the Shellsearch becomes the search tool. Whatever you look up with this tool, you’re just redirected to unrelated and strange links and websites, but you had better not open those links and websites, because they may be infected with some kind of malware, if you click to open, you will continue to be redirected to malicious websites or just get some infection directly. Shellsearch.net redirect will display thousands of pop ups to flood your screen, and you will not do anything online actually. And those pop ups will severely affect internet speed and you will find it takes a long time load web browser or open new tabs on browser, sometimes, the browser just crashes down somehow. With this Shellsearch.net redirect on your computer, more computer problems will come up. Please remove it soon to clean your computer.

Shellsearch.net hijacker is very cunning and would do harm to computer. This browser hijacker is usually from malicious websites, free and unsafe software downloading, spam email attachments, shareware, and peer-to-peer files and so on. So when you go the Internet, please don’t open any strange links or websites, because it will point your browser to malicious websites or insert malicious add-on or plugin into your browser. And don’t visit those malicious websites especially with porn contents, because this Shellsearch.net will be on those websites as a form of attractive flash picture, ads or scaring computer security warning message. Once click, this redirect infection will come. In system, Shellsearch.net hijacker will bring other threats like Trojan horse, worms, adware, malware and spyware to mess up system. More threats in system, more junk files will be created, and more system capacity will be taken. If you look into CPU, you will find the usage is higher, which will definitely slow down computer performance. For example, computer will often get stuck or crashes down somehow. Therefore, to avoid more damages in system, please remove Shellsearch.net redirect as soon as possible.

Main Traits of Shellsearch.net Hijacker

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine to Shellsearch.net 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 Shellsearch.net 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 Shellsearch.net Hijacker


Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Shellsearch.net 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 Shellsearch.net 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 Shellsearch.net 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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Shellsearch.net hijacker is a harmful redirect 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 Shellsearch.net redirect infection is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms, since this redirect 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 Shellsearch.net hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on March 31, 2015 5:15 pm

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