April 24, 2014

How to remove Websearch.greatresults.info virus

The Websearch.greatresults.info virus is classified as a browser hijacker which is used to promote a so called web search system known as WebSearch.Great Results. that bogus website is usually covered with commercial advertisements and other useless content. Once your system has been attacked by Websearch.greatresults.info redirect virus, you,ll frequently be redirected to http://Websearch.greatresults.info search engine. this redirect mostly will happen when you try to use Google.com search. Till now, you might even have tried using Websearch.greatresults.info website to find some information, if so, you must have seen a lot of bogus information and ads on that website. Actually this virus virus will reroute your DNS settings and homepage link to Websearch.greatresults.info, thats why this website appears again and again on your web browser. It can affect Google chrome, Internet explorer and Firefox easily. To keep your system safe, you must uninstall Websearch.greatresults.info virus and restore your browser settings to default.

Common Symptoms of Websearch.greatresults.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 Websearch.greatresults.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 Websearch.greatresults.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 Websearch.greatresults.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 Websearch.greatresults.info and uninstall if it is listed.

How to delete Websearch.greatresults.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\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 Websearch.greatresults.info in My Computer and delete if found files associated with this bug.

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

Websearch.greatresults.info 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.

1: Malware Bytes (Mbam)

2: Hitman