October 25, 2014

How to remove Websearch.help-me-find-your-info virus

“Help me find your info” virus is a harmful infection which is capable to hijack browser and steal your personal information. This bug seems a harmless toolbar/extension that provides web search but do not fall for it, actually it is a corrupt application used by hackers. There are two main objectives of Help me find your info virus. Firstly it redirects your homepage and search results to http://Help-me-find-your-info.com or similar websites, secondly it collects your private information and sends it to hackers. Another suspicious thing about this virus is that usually it comes uninvited which means, this Help me find your info malware can be installed on your PC without your awareness. However, to secure your system and privacy, it is important to uninstall Help me find your info redirect virus.

Common Symptoms of http://websearch.Help-me-find-your-info.com malware infection:
This kind of malwares usually change your Homepage, Search provider, Desktop Background.
They can display bunch of unstoppable pop-ups advertisements.
Computer performs slower then usual, browser may crash over and over.
Strange websites are automatically opened on the computer after a frequent interval.
Disabled Folder options, Task manager, Registry editing tools.
Advertisements from stranger companies start to appear out of nowhere.
Unexpected browser behaviors such as URL/link redirects.
Unwanted and unknown Plugin/extension or add-ons attached with browser.
Useless shortcuts on desktop or creepy websites added to favorites/bookmarks without your knowledge.


How to uninstall http://websearch.Help-me-find-your-info.com malware

Remove toolbars, plugins, extensions, add-ons
Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox users:
Go to TOOLS and then click MANAGE ADD-ON, From there, select Extensions, Toolbars and remove the http://websearch.Help-me-find-your-info.com malware if found. Make sure Google is set as default search Provider.

Google Chrome Users:
Click SETTINGS icon and select SETTINGS, then open Extensions, toolbar, search provider options, remove the http://websearch.Help-me-find-your-info.com malware if listed there. Make sure Google is set as default search Provider.

Uninstall from Control Panel
Open CONTROL PANEL, then ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS or “Programs and Features”, now lookup for http://websearch.Help-me-find-your-info.com malware and uninstall if it is listed.

How to delete http://websearch.Help-me-find-your-info.com malware manually:
If the malware did not go away after uninstall procedure, try these steps. Please note, the manual removal method is a bit complex and it can go wrong if you perform its tasks incorrectly. It is advised to run an automatic virus removal software for safe and easy solutions. However, if you are good with Manual removal, do the steps below.

Possibly corrupt registry keys:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “DisableTaskMgr” = 1

Delete files:
Open then following folders or search for http://websearch.Help-me-find-your-info.com malware in My Computer and delete if found files associated with this bug.

C:\program files
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\
%AllUsersProfile%\

http://websearch.Help-me-find-your-info.com virus removal tool
It is always good and safe to use an automatic software to detect and eliminate viruses and malwares. The programs below are best for removing malwares.

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