What is Websearch.searchandfly.info?
If your browser settings have recently been changed to Websearch.searchandfly.info without your permission, it means that you have a potentially unwanted application on your PC. Websearch.searchandfly.info is a browser hijacker that can modify your home page, new tab page and default search engine.
It is very similar to other programs of this type starting with “websearch” like websearch.searchissimple.info, websearch.good-results.info, websearch.fixsearch.info and many more. The hijacker is compatible with all popular browsers. It travels bundled with freeware and shareware. There is no doubt you should delete Websearch.searchandfly.info as soon as you can.
How does Websearch.searchandfly.info work?
The browser settings modifications that the program makes can not be undone until you delete Websearch.searchandfly.info. Using the provided engine would not be a good idea as it will not provide you with the results that you expect. The engine claims to be powered by Google, Bing or Yahoo, but that is simply not true. In the provided search results you will see suspicious links that should not be clicked on under any circumstance. The same goes for pop-ups, banners and other types of ads that you will unavoidably see in your browsers. You may never know if the adverts are safe or not. If you get redirected to a corrupted website, you will infect your PC with malware.
There are other issues that you will be exposed to once the hijacker takes over your browsers. The program tracks your cookies thus recording your Internet surfing habits. Moreover, the application is also responsible for slowing down your system and Internet speed. As you can see, there are not benefits to keeping the program installed and that is why we suggest you terminate Websearch.searchandfly.info.
How to remove Websearch.searchandfly.info?
It may not be that easy to eliminate Websearch.searchandfly.info from your browsers. You will have to delete that software that it came bundled with, reset your browsers and edit their shortcuts. Instructions on how to complete all three of these tasks are provided below. However, if you want to be sure that you remove Websearch.searchandfly.info completely and that similar programs do not access your PC in the future, you should download a malware removal tool. The software will scan your computer and detect all elements of the hijacker. It will delete Websearch.searchandfly.info along with all of its components and other threats that may be on your computer. The security utility will also provide you with real-time protection against other infections that you may catch online.
I. Uninstall Websearch.searchandfly.info and the related program
Windows XP/Windows 7 & Vista
- Click Start and move to Control Panel
- Pick Add or remove programs/Uninstall a program
- Choose the application and click Remove/Uninstall
- Right-click at the bottom left corner of the screen
- Select Control Panel and go to Uninstall a program
- Highlight the suspicious program and click Uninstall
II. Remove Websearch.searchandfly.info from browsers
Reset Internet Explorer
- Alt+T → Internet Options → Advanced tab → Reset → Delete personal settings → Reset → Close
Reset Mozilla Firefox
- Alt+H → Troubleshooting Information → Reset Firefox → Reset Firefox → Finish
Reset Google Chrome
- Alt+F → Settings → Show Advanced Settings → Reset browser settings → Reset
III. Modify your browser shortcuts
- Right-click on your browser shortcut
- Choose Properties
- Go to the Shortcut tab and locate Target
- Delete all text after “exe” and click OK.
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