February 10, 2016

How to remove Websearch.lookforithere.info virus

The Websearch.lookforithere.info is a useless search system promoted via browser hijacker which is known as “Websearch.lookforithere.info redirect virus”. The target of this infection is to somehow install on a computer as a browser extension and then corrupt the original search settings and homepage of Firefox, IE or Chrome on infected PC. Mostly you are completely unaware of all this process because it is performed in background. Usually the users identify this malware when they are getting redirected to http://Websearch.lookforithere.info instead of the actual website they were looking for. i.e. you are going to Google.com to find some information, but when you perform a query and you are expecting search results, all of sudden you are shown a completely new and unwanted website just like Websearch.lookforithere.info. This kind of redirects indicate that your browser has been hijacked and compromised by a malware which is trying to promote malicious domains. But the problem dose not end here, there is still a more bigger risk and that is remote spying and data stealing. According to security experts, Websearch.lookforithere.info virus can extract your personal/financial information from your browser. As this threat may cause serious harms, You are advised to fix your infected computer soon.

Common Symptoms of http://Websearch.lookforithere.info 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.lookforithere.info

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.lookforithere.info 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.lookforithere.info 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.lookforithere.info and uninstall if it is listed.

How to delete http://Websearch.lookforithere.info 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\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.lookforithere.info in My Computer and delete if found files associated with this bug.

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

Websearch.lookforithere.info virus redirect 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.

1: Malware Bytes (Mbam)

2: Hitman