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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine

We do not recommend installing the WebSearcher add-on because unwanted changes will be applied to your Mozilla Firefox browser. In other words,, which is a search engine, will hijack your homepage, change the New Tab page, and replace your default search engine. It seems that this will be done without your permission. Some users decide to do nothing about that; however, you should know that is not the most reliable search engine. If you decide to get rid of, you have to remove the WebSearcher add-on. This can be done via the Add-ons Manager. In case you have never tried doing that and need some help, you should read through this article. Security specialists at are ready to provide you with all the necessary information regarding the removal of this browser hijacker. looks like a decent search engine because it really allows users to search for the information; however, there is still a risk that it will provide you with ads and sponsored links and thus cause harm to your system. What is more, it has been found that this browser hijacker can download malicious software on your computer. In most cases, it downloads advertising-supported applications. In order to do that, it uses the WebSearcherUpdater.exe process. Adware programs are really annoying because they display hundreds of commercial ads which themselves might take you to the websites on which malware is hiding. browser hijacker can download adware shortly after you have installed it, so we recommend getting rid of it as soon as possible.

Our specialists say that this browser hijacker travels bundled with other programs too. Of course, users might agree with its installation themselves too because it claims to be very beneficial and even promises to enable users to "perform targeted search on the web for blogs, images, books and videos, directly in the Firefox default search box." If you do not want to install unreliable software in the future, you should install a security tool. Of course, you should also not forget to check whether the program is really trustworthy before you install it on the system. Do not forget that programs that claim to be beneficial and reliable do not always say truth.

As makes all these changes after a user installs WebSearcher add-ons directly or indirectly, it will be enough to get rid of this add-on in order to remove Our instructions will help you to do that; however, if you do not want to do this work yourself, you can use an automatic scanner. We recommend using SpyHunter, which is a trustworthy antimalware tool. You will definitely not regret if you invest in it because it will remove ALL the existing infections from your computer. In other words, it will erase advertising-supported applications downloaded by this browser hijacker too. On top of that, it will take care of other infections that might be hiding on your PC. Finally, it will not allow other browser hijackers to enter your system in the future. The only thing that you have to do is to keep it active 24/7.

How to delete

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch your browser and access the Help menu (Alt+H).
  2. Select Troubleshooting information from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click on the Refresh Firefox button.
  4. When the dialog box appears, click on this button again.
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