Can’t get rid of http://websearchy.com pop-up on browser. It keeps reappearing to take over my home page and search engine. I checked and uninstalled the extensions that I installed lately. But that didn’t fix the problem. I suspect there must be some kind of malware on my computer to cause this browser issue. I ran security scans several times but nothing came up. The problem remains. How do I fix this browser attack?
Websearchy.com Redirect – How to Remove?
The Websearchy.com pop up that looks like a helpful search engine is in fact categorized as an unwanted browser adware. This type of computer attack only targets browsers on a computer including the popular Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and sometimes Safari on Macs. By sneaking onto the targeted browsers in a bundle with freeware, the pop up adware will automatically modify the browser defaults and cause lots of troubles for users to get online. In short, users will be interrupted constantly whenever searching online by the browser adware. What’s worse, we also believe the websearchy.com pop-up adware can be responsible for the potential malware problems and privacy security issues. With no hesitations, one should get rid of this pop up completely right away.
Many browser adware programs are designed to look like regular search engines. But they can get on your browsers via bundling with any freeware without your permission. The pop-up Websearchy.com is reported as a newly released browser hijacker that also looks like a helpful search engine. But instead of providing you access to rich resources online, the adware can be full of misleading information. This information will be constantly displayed to you as annoying pop-ups. Soon as the hijacker gets on your browsers, it will completely mess them up by creating constant disorders including:
Home page is replaced and favorite search engines are disabled.
Unknown toolbars or extensions are automatically installed.
Annoying pop-up ads are everywhere on the webs.
Users are constantly redirected to unwanted results.
Browser is slow in loading pages.
How to delete Websearchy.com hijacker on browsers completely?
When you are troubled by a browser adware, you will find that running security scans on the system does not help you fix the problems. But by simply resetting the browser defaults will not get rid of the adware on your computer either. The WebSearchy removal process requires more. Besides from resetting browser defaults including home page and getting rid of unfamiliar extensions, users will also need to go through the process of checking for odd program files and registry errors which could be caused by potential malware problems brought onto the computer by this browser hijacker. Certain computer skills are needed during the manual removal to accurate the steps.
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The WebSearchy Hijacker Popup Screenshot
* The above screenshot shows the regular appearance of this browser hijacker. It pops up on your home page as a search webpage which seems to give you access to online resources. But then you will find it hard to remove because the particular website will keep coming back on your browser to interrupt you while surfing online. You may also get a lot of pop-ups on other websites. They can be annoying ads or pop-up update messages that try to trick you into making unknown downloads. What’s worse, browsing histories on the targeted browsers can be accessed by the hijacker and online personal data may be stolen for cyber criminals. If you ever get this pop-up hijacker on your browser, try to get rid of it manually and completely.
How to get rid of Websearchy.com pop up adware from computer?
As mentioned above, manual removal is much more efficient and guarantees a successful uninstall of this adware from computer compared to anti-virus removal. As the browser hijacker is not only able to reset browser defaults to cause disorders, but adjust certain files and registry keys to make its effect last longer. Thus, besides from resetting browser defaults, uninstalling unknown extensions and clearing browsing histories manually, users will also need to check for program files and registry errors in order to completely fix this Websearchy.com browser problem. A guide is contained below to walk you through the basic steps to remove the pop up hijacker.
Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Instructions
A step-by-step guide to remove the hijacker popup manually from Mozilla Firefox:
1. Windows Task Manager.
Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC; or pull up Run box from Start menu to type in taskmgr
Right click on items you want to end, select Go To Process
Click on End Process
Click on Processes tab
End process of all Firefox items/ Websearchy.com popup hijacker
2. Delete virus files and adjust registries from system.
Click on Start button
Search for “folder options” on top right corner
Click on View tab
Show hidden files, folders, and drives
C:\Users\profile name here\AppData\-
* Files and registries of the Websearchy.com pop up adware can be changed or renamed time from time in order to keep the infection functioning longer. If you are not able to identify the related items, contact online experts for help instantly.
3. Reset Firefox.
Click on Tools – Options
Under General tab – reset home page on Firefox
Under Privacy tab – clear browsing histories
4. Close out all the windows and restart the system to take effects.
Video guide on browser hijacker removal:
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This pop-up Websearchy.com webpage is a browser hijacker that gives you lots of troubles. It cannot be deleted automatically by antivirus software. To remove the pop up hijacker, you will need to manually go through all the process. Until the adware program is removed successfully, you will come across many problems including having a hard time to search online, getting disconnected from internet constantly and receiving unknown pop-ups on computer. These could all be caused by the browser adware. The longer the adware resides, the more it can compromise the system. Besides from getting potential malware programs on the computer, your personal data may even be collected for inappropriate usage. Considering all the consequences, you should definitely remove the pop-up adware for good.
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Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on May 3, 2014 2:31 am