Okay, I need help to get rid of Websearch.searchero.info. Basically yesterday I was on Google Chrome and I had something saying I needed a java update. So I installed it and then I got so many programs I did not want. So I uninstalled all of the programs and my computer is running fine except that pop ups which makes me crazy really. Whenever I go on any browsing on Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc, I get all of these annoying scams saying your computer is at risk and stuff like that. And homepage and search tool is somehow changed!

Description of Websearch.searchero.info Hijacker

Websearch.searchero.info has been sorted to be a kind of browser hijacker which can corrupt web browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. It changes the homepage and search tool on your browser and replace with its own interface and fake search tool. And that also looks like a legitimate search tool, which also can cheat many PC users. This redirect infection just can bring bad effects to computer. Your browsing page will be hijacked by this Websearch.searchero.info hijacker to malicious webpages which are supported by remote hackers and where might be infected with another unknown infections. And meanwhile, it pops up different kinds of ads and messages. For example, it may say computer is at risk and Java or media player needs an update and stuff like that.  And it’s hard for to stop those pop ups. Anyway, it will make you crazy a lot. what’s worse, those pop ups will make you bring another infection into computer, as pop ups may be carried malware, adware or other threats, if you accidentally click it to open, then threats will drop on computer without your notice. If your computer is corrupted with more infections, your computer will be severely lagged. Computer will often get stuck and programs are running slow. Even computer will crash down suddenly. Therefore, please eliminate this redirect infection as soon as possible.

Websearch.searchero.info will get on your computer by bundling into those free downloads from unlicensed resource or it can come from malicious websites, shareware and strange links or files and so on. This redirect infection is bundled with different free software available on the Internet. While users download and install the free software or application to their computers, this redirect will also come and install soon as you install that software. On the other hand, Websearch.searchero.info redirect can be downloaded from malicious websites which are controlled by hackers, and once users click anything on those websites, the redirect infection or any other malwares will drop on your computer automatically. To avoid this redirect extension installing into your machine, you should select custom installation instead of the default option to install the software you want. In this way, you will know clearly what additional applications try to install into your computer, and also you can block it to access your computer by unmarking some key options during installation. Besides, this hijacker also can be spread through spam email attachments or strange files from strangers and so on. Therefore, please keep an eye on what you do online to avoid this hijacker getting on your computer.

Main Traits of Websearch.searchero.info Hijacker

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine to Websearch.searchero.info 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 Websearch.searchero.info 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 Websearch.searchero.info Hijacker

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Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Websearch.searchero.info 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 Websearch.searchero.info hijacker, the name of the process of it is random.

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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.

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Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel

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Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs

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Then try to find the program which relates to Websearch.searchero.info hijacker, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.

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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.

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Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK

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Conclusion:

Websearch.searchero.info 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 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 Websearch.searchero.info hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on May 5, 2015 5:46 am

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