The web page “” automatically start and it is default home page when opening new tab. It makes many users crazy!!! But it is so hard to remove it away from the computer. What is the best way to fix this headache?

How to Remove Redirect?

The virus is a browser redirect that installs on the computer and changes the settings for the Internet browsers, forcing them to redirect to the its homepage, which has been constructed to resemble a search engine. The webpage is a very simple layout with a search bar in the middle of the page (to resemble all other search engines) and many users might not even identify that it is not their typical default homepage when they open up the Internet browser.

This hijacker can change the settings on any Windows based browser, including the big three, which are Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Any time they are opened up the user will be taken to the page and when they perform a search they will be brought to pages that are not in any way related to the search performed. instead, they are taken to pages that are full of advertisements and pop up ads that compensate the publishers (the hackers behind the redirect virus) every time an ad is clicked on.

Their strategy involves sending as much traffic as possible to these pages that are flooded with ads in order to generate more clicks. If the user isn’t computer literate and doesn’t use the search function on a regular basis they might not catch on until after a few searches turn up no related results. They will sometimes click on the ads and pop ups thinking that they are the next step in order to find what they are looking for. This is often the case with older computer users. They will tend to click on anything that they can find, especially if the ads have big blog “click here” links. It is very easy for some people to get confused and just begin to randomly click on links. This is what the hackers bank on, and they continue to drive traffic to these sites because of that.

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Websearch.homesearch-hub Redirect Screen Shot

Impacts of Websearch.searchdwebs Redirect:

The redirect is mainly picked up by clicking on images that have been infected with this virus that are found on image sharing sites or porn sites. One click can instantly install the redirect script on the computer as an add on and it will instantly change the browser settings. Luckily this isn’t a malicious attack that is designed to steal personal and financial information from the computer, nor is it an attack developed to crash and destroy the system. It is quite harmless, but very annoying, and if left installed for a long period of time all of the pop up ads can actually use up a large percentage of the computer memory. So, even though there might not be an immediate threat to the computer system it is still a good idea to remove this as quickly as possible and return the settings to their normal positions.

Manual Removal Instructions

Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the 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.

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 as below:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit”

Step E: Change home page back from this unwanted site on targeted browsers.

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Simply changing the browser homepage back to the preferred search engine from the page will not completely remove the problem. The instructions above show computer users how to fully remove the redirect virus for their computer systems. In order to prevent these types of inconveniences in the future it is a good idea to set up a virus scanning program to automatically scan the system each time the computer is powered on. This will help to immediately detect any problems.

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Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on June 28, 2013 8:26 am

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