Is your homepage hijacked by WebSearch.Searchboxes.info? And it effects all your browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome). Have tried many times to get rid of the browser hijacker but the problem still persists. What to do?

What is WebSearch.Searchboxes.info, How to Remove?

Have you even suffered this situation? Your web browser always redirected to WebSearch.Searchboxes.info while you are trying to visit other websites. It just performs the same way as licensed search engines like Google and Firefox supposedly offering functions for users to do web browsing tasks. Even thought you have tried to delete it. But it keeps appearing as my default?

What exactly it is? Is it a kind of virus? Will it steal your personal information? Will it violate your privacy? How can you get rid of it? By reading this post, you can learn manual ways to deal with the stubborn browser hijacker safely. WebSearch.Searchboxes.info virus is a kind of malware which can affect your Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet explorer. It performs as the following ways. First, it reroutes your homepage and default search provider to its search engine without your permission. Second, you would be redirected to WebSearch.Searchboxes.info” even though you only type a tiny wrong character of the website which you intended to visit. Third, it also would automatically add to your trusted sites and enshrine a lot of malicious web links and so on.

On the other hand, WebSearch.Searchboxes.info Redirect also displays a large amount of advertisements and pop ups within the search results that it populates. These are sponsored listings and pay per click ads that compensate the owners of the search engine every time one of the ads is clicked on. In a word, you can’t search internet normally once got infected by “WebSearch.Searchboxes.info”. You even can’t decide what data would put in your computer. That means,. You are risk to lose your personal information privacy and get a lot of spam. These spam, also would damaged your system and ruin your hard disks.

Note: Manual Removal requires expertise and it is for advanced users, if you don’t have much experience in dealing with redirect virus. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for removal assistance.

WebSearch.Searchboxes.info Screenshot

WebSearch.Searchboxes.info-virus

Browser Hijacked by WebSearch.Searchboxes, Am I Infected?

Your computer might infect this virus via unsafe freeware, shareware or advertising-supported programs such as various browser add-ons or toolbars. Once it enters in your computer.

Manual Removal Step by Step Instructions

Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the WebSearch.Searchboxes.info 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 browser hijacker in Registry Editor as below:

%AppData%\[rnd]
%AllUsersProfile%\Programs\{random}\
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Users\””
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Random

Step E: Change home page back from this unwanted WebSearch.Searchboxes.info site on targeted browsers.
homepage-setting-firefox

Video Guide On Browser Hijacker Removal:

Conclusion

The WebSearch.Searchboxes.info is a redirect virus that is promoted and spread through free downloads and once it is installed on the targeted computer. All your search results can be changed to its homepage when the user enters in a search term or phrase into the search bar, and the pages will be full of advertisements and nothing of which is related to their search. The hackers created this virus for the purpose of spreading the virus across as many computers. And there is no anti-virus can stop this redirect virus. The browser settings will have to be changed secretly once the virus run into the computer. You have to manually fix the problem ASAP.

Note: Have spent too much time in fixing the problem but failed? To avoid any mistakes, Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts in time to save your computer.

Published by Michael Myn & last updated on July 22, 2013 6:24 am

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