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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection
  • Cant change my homepage

Websearch.pu-result.info

Websearch.pu-result.info is a search engine promoted by bundled programs, which means that if you do not pay attention to the installers of the programs you want to install, the home page of Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox may be changed one day. Very often computer users install program carelessly; they ignore the information provided and click the “Next” button without reading the license agreement. As a result, when they find the home page changed to Websearch.pu-result.info, they think that their browsing tools are hijacked. We recommend you remove Websearch.pu-result.info from your browsers as the search engine provides sponsored links and flashing advertisements.

On Websearch.pu-result.info, the user will find localized adverts. For example, the advertisement may say that the user is the winner of the day and that he or she has to fill in some form to receive the price. If you have found a similar advertisement, ignore it and do not even think of exposing your identifiable information such as name, home and e-mail address, and so on. The consequences may be disastrous if the information about you gets into the hands of cyber criminals. You may receive spam e-mails or get victimized in other ways of social engineering. As regards the search results, they may be provided through search.smartaddressbar.com.

If Websearch.pu-result.info has been set as the search engine and the page of new tabs, it is highly possible that some unwanted add-on is installed on the PC. In order to remove the so-called browser hijacker and restore the settings of the browser, you should uninstall the unwanted application related to Websearch.pu-result.info, remove or disable the undesirable browser-add on and change the settings of the browsers. Those of you who do not want to remove Websearch.pu-result.info manually should use a reliable spyware removal tool. Even though you are going to get rid of Websearch.pu-result.info manually, after you complete the removal, do not forget to scan the PC to make sure that the system does not contain any unwanted threats.

How to remove Websearch.pu-result.info

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Click Start - > Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program.
  3. Double-click the unwanted application.

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu, click Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the program you want to remove and click the Remove button.

Windows 8

  1. Hover the mouse the lower left corner of the screen.
  2. Right-click and select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Double-click the unwanted program.

How to remove Websearch.pu-result.info from your browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet Options.
  2. On the General tab, change the home page and click Apply.
  3. In the Search section, click Settings and change the search provider.
  4. Click Toolbars and Extensions, and disable or remove the undesirable add-on.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F.
  2. Point to Tools - > Extensions.
  3. Remove the unwanted add-on.
  4. Click Settings.
  5. Under On startup, click one of the options and click Set pages.
  6. Under Search, click Manage search engines and change the search provider.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+A.
  2. Click Extensions and remove the unwanted add-on.
  3. Press Alt+T and click Options.
  4. On the General tab, change the home page and click OK.
  5. To change the search provider, open the drop-down menu and select one of the provided search engines.

To make sure that all the unwanted files related to the so-called hijacker are removed, scan the PC with the free scanner available below.

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How to manually remove Websearch.pu-result.info

Files associated with Websearch.pu-result.info infection:

1.exe

Websearch.pu-result.info processes to kill:

1.exe
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