September 23, 2014

How to remove http://websearch.oversearch.info virus

The websearch.oversearch.info is a fake search engine website promoted by hijackers. This unsafe browser extension can integrate with Firefox, Google chrome, IE, Safari etc. After it has been initialized, your system will act stupid. Mainly your homepage will open the websearch.oversearch.info instead of your favorite page you choosed to be your startpage. Also when you perform a search using Google, you iwll be redirected to websearch.oversearch.info instead of seeing the results from Google. This url change behaviour is called browser hijacking. The websearch.oversearch.info redirect virus is an extremly misleading and harmful infection which should be uninstalled as soon as possible to make sure you are reaching the correct content on Internet.

Common Symptoms of websearch.oversearch.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.oversearch.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.oversearch.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.oversearch.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.oversearch.info and uninstall if it is listed.

How to delete websearch.oversearch.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.oversearch.info in My Computer and delete if found files associated with this bug.

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

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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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