- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Websearch.the-searcheng.info is a search engine that belongs to the well-known family of Websearch hijackers. It has all the main features of a normal search provider but, unfortunately, we cannot say that it is trustworthy. The first reason why we do not think that Websearch.the-searcheng.info can be trusted is the fact that it generates modified search results and provides users with them. Second, it displays ads on its startup page. Of course, these are not the only activities it performs, so it would be smart to eliminate Websearch.the-searcheng.info from all your browsers and set another homepage and search provider. Make sure that a new search engine does not belong to the Websearch family.
If you cannot understand why it is such a big deal that Websearch.the-searcheng.info browser hijacker shows modified search results, you should simply know that they might redirect you to untrustworthy web pages. It is not surprising at all that you might end up on a corrupted webpage because all these modified search results are filled up with links and advertisements. As has been already mentioned, you will see ads on the startup page of Websearch.the-searcheng.info too. They will try to convince you that you have to install Media Player 12.2 update or other software, scan your system against infections, or simply create an account in order to be able to access some kind of content freely. Even though these ads look like real pop-up warnings, do not click on any of them because you will simply install a bunch of malicious applications on your computer. Do not forget that Websearch.the-searcheng.info might not only provide you with ads, but might also record information about your browsing activities, so it would be best to eliminate it without any further considerations.
Have you already noticed the presence of Websearch.the-searcheng.info on all your browsers? If so, it is very likely that Optimizer Pro and LightningDownloader have slithered onto your computer too because Websearch.the-searcheng.info browser hijacker travels in a bundle with other suspicious applications. These programs are not the most trustworthy ones and they might really act in an undesirable way. Therefore, we suggest erasing them immediately if you find out that they have been really installed on your system. If you keep them, other untrustworthy programs might be downloaded and installed on your system. In addition, you might notice that it is impossible to use the computer without interruptions. Unfortunately, instructions which you will find below this article might not help you to erase all those additional programs; however, a trustworthy antimalware tool will definitely help you to detect and get rid of them.
Websearch.the-searcheng.info is an undesirable search engine that has to be removed from the system as soon as possible. The main reason why we suggest doing that is the fact that it might cause serious harm to your system. The easiest way to get rid of this hijacker is to scan the system with an automatic malware remover, such as SpyHunter. If you have ever tried removing malware, it will not be difficult for you to delete Websearch.the-searcheng.info browser hijacker manually. You will find the instructions that will help you to do that below this article.
How to delete Websearch.the-searcheng.info browser hijacker