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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Changes default search engine
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Cant change my homepage

Webssearches.com

Once again we are being attacked by browser hijackers from Qvo6 family. This time the new infection comes with an uninstaller which makes it easier to remove, but it still does not mean that webssearches.com should be taken lightly. It is the name of the new infection, and webssearches.com is actually a very intrusive browser hijacker that changes your browser settings without your permission. It is obvious that you need to remove webssearches.com as soon as possible, but after manual removal make sure you check your computer for any other potentially unwanted or dangerous installations.

On the surface webssearches.com is very similar to previous infections from the same group, including Nation Zoom, Delta Homes, Aartemis, Qone8 Virus and others. It means that when webssearches.com enters your computer, your default home page and search engine are changed to istart.webssearches.com. At first it may seem that webssearches.com is a decent search engine. After all, it even comes with shortcuts to the most popular websites, such as Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo!, Amazon or Ebay. Nevertheless, browser hijacker is never good news, so you need to be careful and remove webssearches.com the moment you notice your browser settings have been modified.

In fact, upon installation webssearches.com changes Windows registry entries in a way that your default startup and search pages on Internet Explorer get changed systematically. It is very likely that you have installed this browser hijacker onto your computer together with Quick Start freeware. It is also known as Suptab potentially unwanted program, and it means that most probably you have downloaded the browser hijacker’s installer from a third party file hosting page.

Although technically, webssearches.com alone cannot do much harm, one has to remember that browser hijackers often function as mediums for malware distribution and non-personal data collection. Also, webssearches.com displays a lot of commercial advertisements that might also be related to suspicious and corrupted content. To put it simply – keeping webssearches.com on your computer will constantly expose you to potential computer security threats and if you must avoid them, you need to get rid of this browser hijacker.

It is not hard to terminate webssearches.com via Control Panel and particular browser settings, but you have to remember that this browser hijacker also leaves some entries in the Windows Registry, and if you are not a computer expert, it would not be a good idea to tamper with Registry Editor. Thus, to terminate all the unwanted and potentially malicious files from your computer, scan the system with SpyHunter free scanner and then do not hesitate to invest in a reliable antimalware tool if need be. Should you have any questions, you can also contact us by leaving a comment below.

Remove webssearches.com from computer

Windows 8

  1. Move mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen.
  2. Click Settings on Charm bar and then go to Control Panel.
  3. Open Uninstall a program and remove Webssearches uninstaller.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove Webssearches uninstaller.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start menu and select Settings.
  2. Go to Control Panel and open Add or remove programs.
  3. Uninstall Webssearches uninstaller.

Remove webssearches.com from browser

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and go to Manage add-ons.
  2. Click Search Providers on the left.
  3. Set a new default search engine and remove webssearches.com.
  4. Click Toolbars and Extensions and disable Quick Start. Press Close.
  5. Press Alt+T again and go to Internet options.
  6. Change your home page address under General tab and press OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the search provider icon on the left of search box.
  2. Select Manage search engines on the drop-down menu.
  3. Remove webssearches.com from the list and click OK.
  4. Click Firefox button and go to Options.
  5. Change your home page address under General tab.
  6. Next to "When Firefox starts" select "Show my homepage" and click OK.
  7. Press Ctrl+Shift+A and Add-ons Manager will open.
  8. Remove unwanted add-ons from Extensions and restart Firefox.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and go to Tools.
  2. Select Extensions and remove unwanted extensions.
  3. Click Settings on the left pane.
  4. Select Open a specific page or set of pages under On Startup.
  5. Click Set pages and change your home page address. Click OK.
  6. Select Manage search engines under Search.
  7. Set a new default search engine and remove Webssearches.com. Click Done.
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How to manually remove Webssearches.com

Files associated with Webssearches.com infection:

UninstallManager.exe
pcm_webssearches.exe

Webssearches.com processes to kill:

pcm_webssearches.exe
UninstallManager.exe
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Comments

  1. ehaldsru@bbnett.no Jul 19, 2014

    Slett meg på WebSearchs

    Mvh

    ehaldsru@bbnett.no

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