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Webssearches.com Removal (Uninstall Guide)

Webssearches.com is another dangerous browser hijacker that comes from a well-known Qvo6 malware family. As soon as your PC is infected with this malware, the internet browser’s homepage and default search engine is set to istart.webssearches.com. This program is dangerous for most of the PC users as it can infect all major internet browsers such as IE, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

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Webssearches.com search engine is useless sincethe search results are filled with sponsored links. The promotion method, when a website is ranked higher in the search results than it is supposed to be, is called Blackhat SEO. Furthermore, the domain gathers data about the searches you have conducted.

Although this browser hijacker can’t be qualified as a virus, Webssearches.com still has a lot of potentially dangerous or annoying features. For instance, it has the capabilities to infiltrate deeply into the OS, just like a typical rootkit. IT security experts came up with a name for this kind of programs. They call them “PUPs”, which is an acronym for potentially unwanted program.

Webssearches.com is acting as an adware too. Once the computer is infected with this malware, the user will be presented with increased amount of pop-ads, banners and other commercial material. As mentioned before, internet browser’s settings such as homepage and default search engine will be modified. In addition to that, IE users might experience longer loading time, whereas Firefox users might find their browser settings locked. Moreover, Webssearches.com browser hijacker could disable Firefox Content Security Policy, thus enabling cross site scripting of the plugin.

Automatic Webssearches.com Removal

Download and install SpyHunter to detect Webssearches.com and remove it.

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Windows XP/Vista/7/8. Internet Explorer 6.0 or later

  1. Install SpyHunter by double-clicking the downloaded file. Follow the on-screen instructions
  2. SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect threats

Learn more about SpyHunter (EULA) and How to Install | Uninstall Instructions

Note: download size is 0.7 MB. SpyHunter trial version offers an unlimited number of scans and detections for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.

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Manual Webssearches.com removal

Important Note: Webssearches.com can be removed manually, however any mistakes can lead your PC to permanent damage of the system. Therefore a manual removal process is highly recommended for IT experts and system administrators. For regular users, FixBrowsers.com team recommends using SpyHunter or any other reputable security application.

1. To remove Webssearches.com, check your Add/Remove Programs list in Control Panel (Start -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs). In the list search for apps related to Webssearches.com and then choose ‘Uninstall’.

2. Delete any browser plugin related to “Webssearches.com”:

Firefox -> Add-ons -> Extensions.
Google Chrome -> Settings -> Extensions.
Internet Explorer -> Manage add-ons ->Toolbars and Extensions.

3. Also remove Webssearches.com from your browsers:

Internet Explorer:
Tools -> Internet options -> General tab. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.

Google Chrome:
Settings -> Appearance. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.

Mozilla Firefox:
Options -> General tab -> Startup. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.

4. Delete any folder related to “Webssearches.com” from the following folders:

  • %ProgramFiles%
  • %AppData%
  • %ProgramData%
  • %LocalAppData%

 

5 Responses to Webssearches.com Removal (Uninstall Guide)

  1. I have deleted it from the Control Panel, I have replaced the home page to my own or blank, and it is still opening as my browser. What can I do to get rid of this browser hijacker? Please?

  2. Ian Gray says:

    cannot remove “istart/webssearches.com”

  3. Graeme Murphy says:

    Thank you for a great job cleaning up the pests

  4. Abdu says:

    jag försöker nu om den är bra tack

  5. n cummings says:

    get it sorted, please. this is critical. thankyou. i apologize for my tardiness.

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