Why does my homepage keep changing? I don’t know what happened. My homepage has been totally changed. When I visited my favorite page, it would go to Webssearches.com. I don’t need this web page. How can I get back my homepage? I have no idea about it at all. I can never do what I want because I just think it has been controlled by some software. How can I fix it so that I can use it again?
How to Remove Webssearches.com Browser Hijack Virus to Fix Browser?
Webssearches.com, as far as we concern, is a newly designed browser hijack virus which can paralyze your browser such as Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer. When people’s browsers get infected this hijack virus. Their browsers will lose control, it will automatically open Webssearches.com for you no matter you want or not. What’s worse, you can’t set back your previous homepage even if you want. After you get infected the browser hijack virus, at the same time, many unknown strange web sites addresses will be added into your bookmark or favorite. From time to time, those web sites will automatically pop up to trouble you a lot. In some worse condition, even if you are not running your browser, a popup will be opened automatically when you are working on your computer such as listening to the music or playing games. It will take much time to upload a web page after your browser infects this virus since your browser has been hijacked. Often, your browser will freeze when you run it for not a long time, which is really intolerable.
The working principle of Webssearches.com browser hijack virus is quite simple. The hijack virus is a quite tinny rootkit which can be easily placed into your operating system to change some default settings and destroy some system files, which can lead to damage your browser as well. If some configurations files has been damaged, browser will keep running absurdly without your control. That is to say, the small browser hijack virus is just like an ant and your operating system is like an elephant. When the ant gets into the inside of your computer, it can gradually nibble the whole operating system. Once the interior structure has been destroyed, some basic functions of your computer can’t be achieved. That’s why your browser won’t work as what you anticipate. What’s worse, the infected system can meet many unwanted problems too. With the help of this browser hijacker, it can create many junk files in the hard drive which can waste a lot of space. Also, this redirect infection can create backdoor download for other computer viruses and threats to come, the infected computer can be damaged severely. Those unwanted pop-ups can occupy a large percent of the CPU which can slow down the performance of the infected computer. The infected computer can get black screen or even blue screen of death as many system files have been corrupted. Once this Webssearches.com browser hijacker has invaded target computer, it will bring a lot of troubles to the infected computer which can give an unpleasant experience to computer user during the use.
With the development of network, viruses of all sorts can lurk anywhere such as some malicious web sites or ads. As long as you visit some web sites or download something from the Internet, you can easily get those viruses including this browser hijack virus. Also, cyber hackers who create this browser hijacker can put it into many other free programs and publish those infected software on many unreliable resources for people to download. Once people download those malicious applications to their computers and install them, this hijacker can be installed at the same time if people are careless. Don’t feel anxious, if you get this browser hijack virus infection, just get rid of it right now.
How To Manually Remove Webssearches.com Hijack Virus in Several Steps
Tips: Before you start to remove Webssearches.com browser hijack virus, you should be aware that the whole process includes setting files or folders’ view, removing all the files related to the virus, deleting risky registry files and repair registry files, re-set some basic configurations of the whole operating system to improve the security level. The real difficult part is to identify the files of the virus since the files would be randomly named. Any mistake may cause errors or data loss. This requires complicated knowledge in IT filed. If you are not confident, contacting an expert for help to remove the virus is the best choice.
Step1:Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys at the same time to open the Task Manager. And find some strange processes that associating the browser hijack virus. Since the virus can change its files’ names constantly, the processes may be randomly named as well.
Step2:The Operating System of your computer will hide some folders or files as its default settings. In order to find out all the files of Webssearches.com browser hijack virus, you will need to do some basic steps to show the hidden files. Open Control Panel from Start menu. Go to Folder Options and under View tab, select Show hidden files and folders and non-select Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) then click OK:
Step3: After you removed all the files of Webssearches.com hijacker, you will still need to remove or modify the related registry files, otherwise, the removed files will be generated automatically later again. To do this, you need to click Start menu, then in the search bar, type regedit and press Enter key, then you will open the Registry Editor program:
KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/MICROSOFT/WINDOWS NT/(randomly named)
KEY_CURRENT_USER/SOFTWARE/MICROSOFT/WINDOWS NT/(randomly named)
Step4: Remove all the files of the Webssearches.com virus. The files need to be identified according to the registry files you just modified or deleted.
A Video Guides You More Clearly to Remove the Webssearches browser Hijack Virus in Details:
Summary: Webssearches.com hijack virus is very risky which can finally destroy your computer system. It can pop up many unwanted sponsored links to the computer user once the infected computer is on. What’s worse, it can lead many other computer viruses to come to make further damages. Please don’t consider auto delete method since there is no such anti-virus can really remove it completely. Don’t download free software to take a chance. This can only waste your time and bring in much more viruses. All the instructions above are prepared for those who have much computer knowledge and are familiar with this kind for virus. Before you start to do the removal work, please consider it seriously. On the other hand, all the instructions above aim at the common infection situation. As for Webssearches.com virus, there are many variables according to different computers. What’s worse, as time goes by, it may start its variation. Just like what is mentioned above, this virus infection is a cascaded infection. The related files may be changed. Unless you have much knowledge about this virus, it’s very hard for you to do the removal work.
Kindly Reminder: If you have tried many methods but still can’t remove Webssearches.com virus, to save your computer, please contact YooSecurity experts 24/7 online in time for assistance.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on April 11, 2014 5:51 am