Please help! I am being redirect to Websearch.pu-result.info every time I want to go Facebook or other websites. I am taking a really hard time on this. How could it happen? What is wrong with my computer? I didn’t come across such situations before! Is it a virus or what? Is it dangerous? Will it ruin my computer? How can I get rid of this? Will my computer back to normal after it is gone? I am not a computer wise, please help!
Browser Issue – Websearch.pu-result.info Redirect
This Websearch.pu-result.info is a specific web site, which can be categorized as one of the browser redirect problems. Different from other browser hijackers that provide unfriendly search engines for usage or annoying advertisements pages, this redirects happen each time you try to open a website. Also, it provide you with many look-good links and pictures by clicking which you will be misled to download some malwares, unknown programs, some strange websites, etc. Shortly speaking, it will lead you to have an adventure of having illegal or malicious programs.
Browsing applications such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are the major targets of this Websearch.pu-result.info redirect. The hijacker is believed to be distributed through malicious web sites and free programs as well as unknown links or some spam attachments. It can get itself installed secretly without permission from PC owners. You will then notice the existence of this redirect site once it’s got on your browser/browsers. No matter which sites you are about use, you will be redirected. It looks so much like a normal search engine that some computer users even think, why don’t I just use it as a search engine and in that way I will not be annoyed by it any more. I can tell you that what it gives you for your ordinary search as a consequence is a screen most of which shows ads and not safe links and websites.
More than what have been listed above, it can also imitate some other redirects such as changing default settings of your search engine, changing your homepage, changing what you want to see to what it wants to list. It just CHANGES every normal setting in your computer thus lead it to weird situation.
To get rid of Websearch.pu-result.info redirect, a complete removal is required. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for removal assistance if you don’t have much experience dealing with computer viruses.
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A Consequence Given by the Redirect virus
To Sum Up, this Websearch.pu-result.info browser redirect can:
– get itself installed without permission
– reset default settings of targeted browsers
– display annoying pop-ups including surveys, quizzes or tests, ads
– block you from accessing other web sites online
– use pay-per-click technique to make money
– help third parties collect browsing histories and valuable information
Removal Instructions of it
Unlike many other viruses which can be stopped or removed by antivirus applications, this redirect can somehow get itself away from such programs and still sneak onto Internet browsers. Hence, to achieve a complete removal, manual process is suggested here. Expertise will be required during this process.
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:
Step E: Change home page back from this unwanted site on targeted browsers.
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Websearch.pu-result.info affects browsing on many computer systems. This might be a consequence of user’s manual download action, which is legally considered a deliberate download. In fact, the program is downloaded on uncheck-the-box-or-get-it basis, which is not quite fair. Anyway, post-installation behavior of the program is not righteous. It should be removed as early as we can so that to protect our computers.
As Internet browsers can create browsing histories on computers, they can usually be taken advantages of by computer hackers. Browser redirect viruses like this Websearch.pu-result.info redirect will be created and put into many browsers on different computers to create all kinds of chaos. The targeted browsers will stop working properly when being hijacked by this redirect. Not only the start-up pages will be changed automatically, but default search engines will be replaced.
In one word, it should be removed as soon as possible!
Note: Still cannot remove this unwanted Websearch.pu-result.info redirect domain? Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts now to get help with a complete removal in order to avoid unpredictable consequences from happening.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on June 11, 2013 4:05 am