- Shows commercial adverts
- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Websearch.hotsearches.info is a completely worthless search tool from the Websearch family of notorious browser hijackers, including Websearch.simple2search.info and Websearch.simplesearches.info. If you have been infected with this hijacker, you may have multiple issues threatening the safety of your operating system. Not knowing what you might face by having Websearch.hotsearches.info and possibly other related malware on your PC might cost you dearly. Getting more infections onto your system is one thing; you might also lose money or even end up having to reinstall your Windows operating system. Therefore, it is our main concern that you understand the risks and that you know how to deal with them. While prevention is very important with regard to computer infections, if you are already infected, you need to learn how you can delete Websearch.hotsearches.info from your computer.
Our malware researchers have reported that this browser hijacker uses free software packages as a means of transportation and may be distributed with other infections, such as ad-supported programs. This quickly multiplies the threats on your computer if you have installed such a bundle. Most users do not even realize that a whole bunch of unwanted and potentially dangerous applications or tools get installed onto their system. It is so because they do not read the license agreement carefully or pay close attention to the steps of the installation wizard, which usually disclose the additional apps that will be installed unless you deselect them or decide not to install the package after all.
Since bundles containing infections are mostly promoted on websites associated with online piracy, you can actually prevent downloading them by not visiting unfamiliar sites. It is enough to click on the wrong link or ad and you might end up with a number of infections threatening your computer. If Websearch.hotsearches.info entered your system in an infectious bundle, after deleting this hijacker, you had better run a full system scan to see what else might be lurking on your computer.
Websearch.hotsearches.info is a deceptive search tool that uses Google colors in its logo to make it look more trustworthy. It also displays Google search results when you type in your search keywords and hit Enter. Thus, it is a totally unnecessary tool to have on your computer. This hijacker might also introduce targeted third-party advertisements and sponsored links to you on altered search result pages. These might take you to websites that are maintained by cyber criminals. It only gets worse if this browser hijacker comes with adware apps that may fill your screen with potentially dangerous ads. Nobody guarantees that the websites you land on by clicking on these ads or links will be a trustworthy one. You might easily end up in the middle of an online fraud and disclosing your banking details to criminals. That is why it is important for you to remove Websearch.hotsearches.info as soon as possible.
You can try to manually remove Websearch.hotsearches.info from your browsers; however, it is not guaranteed that all the components will be gone. If you use our instructions below, you will reset your browsers to default, so all the extra extensions, add-ons, and modified settings will be cleared. But it is all in vain if you allow the possibly remaining malware applications to hide on your computer. Thus, we recommend installing a reliable malware remover, such as SpyHunter, to automatically tackle all the infections and safeguard your computer from future malicious attacks.
Remove Websearch.hotsearches.info from browsers