Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Websearch.oversearch.info Virus – How to Remove Browser Hijacker from PCs and Macs

Is Websearch.oversearch.info A Virus?


The answer cannot be any more positive though it is not picked up by anti-virus program. websearch.oversearch.info adopts Trojan technique to bypass installed anti-virus programs since Trojan manages to bind multiple copies of websearch.oversearch.info virus to system items. Once some critical system items got affected, the browser settings will be modified to its satisfactory without being easily changed back.

Such virus is programmed to generate traffic so as to gain profit out of some operators who consider websearch.oversearch.info will help with promotion. Besides, the browser hijacker is capable of making additional money by collecting information stored on a target machine and reselling it to other spammers. With the information, other spammers become capable of infiltrating into the target computer easily.


Computer Affected by Websearch.oversearch.info

  • Default homepage being replaced by websearch.oversearch.info;
  • Default customized web search being hijacked by websearch.oversearch.info;
  • Desired search results are filtered out by websearch.oversearch.info virus resulting in more unrelated web sites being concluded in the column related to the search query;
  • Additional unknown applications, especially web apps are mounted without permission;
  • Popup ads are coming out from nowhere in a large number;
  • Computer becomes unstable such as crash, freeze, etc..

So now, you need to stop thinking that websearch.oversearch.info virus is just a browser malware, it is also impose damage mechanically. So what’s gonna do with websearch.oversearch.info virus since the build-in security services are disabled? Follow the below steps and you will retrieve safe and perfectly running computer. But be careful in the middle of the procedures. Extra attention should be paid to possible vicious items brought in by websearch.oversearch.info virus; otherwise the browser hijacker will come back again with the help of even a tiny piece of crap. If you want some professional help, you are welcome to consult experts from VilmaTech Online Support.
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Steps to Remove Websearch.oversearch.info Virus from PCs and Macs

 

Step one 

Remove startup item of websearch.oversearch.info virus.

Windows 8
  • Hover mouse over the border of Start Screen
  • Type “Task” on the search charm bar that appears to hit Enter key.
  • Hit Startup tab.
  • Search and select startup items of websearch.oversearch.info virus and click ‘Disable’.

Windows 7/Vista/XP
  • Hold Win key and R key together.
  • Type ‘MSCONFIG’ on the pop-up window and hit Enter key.
  • Check startup items of websearch.oversearch.info virus and click ‘Disable all’.


Step two

Modify configurations back to normal on infected browser manually to remove websearch.oversearch.info virus.

Internet Explorer:
  • Go to Tools.
  • Select Internet option at the bottom of the drop down list.
  • Select General tab to
  1. Empty out browse history.
  2. Select ‘Search’ section to ‘Manage Add-on’ window and heck ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ and then ‘Search Providers.
  3. Locate ‘Tabs’ section to ‘Tabbed Browsing Settings’ and uncheck ‘Always switch to new tabs when they are created’ before pressing ‘OK’.

Mozilla Firefox:
  • Click on Tools menu.
  • Enter Manage Add-ons.
  • Modify settings under Extensions tab and Plugins tab respectively.

Google Chrome
  • Click on ‘Customize and control’ Google Chrome icon.
  • Select ‘Settings’.
  • Manage ‘Extension’.

Opera
  • Open up Opera and make it as the current browser.
  • Press and hold Alt+P key at once to initiate a new tab to modify.
  • Locate “Search” section and remove websearch.oversearch.info virus from “manage search engine” option.
  • Browse to Privacy and Safety on the left pane to locate “Cookie” which is on the right pane.
  • Click on “all cookies and website data” button there to remove all cookies as recommended.

Safari
  • Click once on Safari menu and choose ‘Reset Safari’.
  • Tick all given options on the pop-up window and press ‘Reset’ to confirm the change.


Step three

  • Remove all suspicious files under C: Windows and System32 to thoroughly remove websearch.oversearch.info virus.
  • Delete all executable files identical to systematic ones, such as svchost.exe and winlogon.exe in sub-directories under C: Windows.


Step four

Modify database

Windows 8
Type ‘regedit’/‘regedit.exe’ on search charm bar and hit Enter key.

Windows 7/XP/Vista
  • Hold Win key and R key together to launch Search/Run box.
  • Type ‘regedit’ and hit Enter key.

After enter into database, follow the steps below:

For IE users:
  • navigate to Explorer Bars, Extensions respectively under
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Microsoft\Internet Explorer\
to find and select items related to websearch.oversearch.info virus and then right click on selected item to delete it.


For Google Chrome users:
  • navigate to Clients, ClientState and ClientStateMedium respectively under
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google
to find and select items related to websearch.oversearch.info virus and then right click on selected item to delete it.
  • navigate to ClientState under
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Update
to find and select items related to websearch.oversearch.info virus and then right click on selected item to delete it.
  • navigate to Common under
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\
to find and select items related to websearch.oversearch.info virus and then right click on selected item to delete it.


For Mozilla Firefox users:
  • navigate to Extensions under
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Microsoft\Mozilla\ Firefox
to find and select items related to websearch.oversearch.info virus and then right click on selected item to delete it.
  • navigate to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Microsoft\MozillaPlugins
to find and select items related to websearch.oversearch.info virus and then right click on selected item to delete it.
  • navigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MozillaPlugins
to find and select items related to websearch.oversearch.info virus and then right click on selected item to delete it.


For Opera users:
  • Browse to 
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Opera Software
to find and select items generated by websearch.oversearch.info virus and then right click on selected item to delete it.

You still are plagued by toolbar, error message or who knows other? You may need to put more steps in the removal. Don’t know how? Try to get answers from experts from VilmaTech Online Support.
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