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Suddenly SearchMania.info took over your homepage and you cannot remove it.
Websearch.SearchMania.info is a member of the Websearch family of browser hijackers, which means that you may find Websearch.SearchMania.info in the place of your default web page and search engine if the program has managed to gain access to your system. Browser hijackers are quite annoying and they often frustrate users because they appear out of nowhere and change the settings of the browser. Many users do not realize what they are dealing with, so they try to switch their default web browser thinking that this will solve the issue. It does not solve it as Websearch.SearchMania.info hijacks all the main ones. The only solution would be to permanently remove the program.
Browser hijackers are not the kind of program you would willing download on your computer, so it should not surprise you that they get installed on the system silently. You may acquire Websearch.SearchMania.info by accident when installing a free application you have downloaded from a suspicious website because the hijacker’s installer was hidden within the installer of the chosen app. Another way such programs are distributed is attached to spam emails. When you open the attachment of the email, the dubious program will get installed automatically. It is also a good idea to avoid pop-up ads that appear on unfamiliar web pages because they also promote malicious software disguised as legitimate.
All the modifications that the adware will do to your browser are unpleasant enough, but still there are other things you can expect from the program. If you use the search engine provided by Websearch.SearchMania.info, will be presented with sponsored links and search results that are not genuine. Also, you will notice the appearance of pop-up, banner and other kinds of ads on every website you visit. You should ignore these and should not rely on the search results by Websearch.SearchMania.info because they are bound to send you to unreliable websites designed by cyber criminals. The hijacker may also interfere with your privacy because it is known to collect information about you browsing habits, and maybe some personal details along with it. Make sure you delete websearch.searchmania.info before more serious changes take place.
How to Delete SearchMania.info virus?
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the SearchMania.info infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.
The SearchMania.info adware is specifically designed to make money. It generates web traffic, collects sales leads for other dubious sites, and will display advertisements and sponsored links within your web browser.
Uninstall SearchMania.info from your computer
Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command
Locate the related software and click on uninstall/change. In general you should remove all unknown programs.
Remove SearchMania.info pop-up ads from Chrome
- Open Google Chrome
- In the Main Menu, select Tools —> Extensions
- Remove any SearchMania.info Apps by clicking on the little recycle bin
- Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind
Remove SearchMania.info Adware from Firefox
- Open Mozilla Firefox
- Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
- Disable the unwanted Extension
- Go to Help
- Then Troubleshoot information
- Click on Reset Firefox
Remove SearchMania.info from IE
- Open Internet Explorer
- On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
- Click on Internet options
- Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset
- Close IE
Reset your hosts file to its default.
How to Permanently Remove SearchMania.info Virus (automatic) Removal Guide
Nevertheless, manual removal is successful, I recommend to double check with any professional anti-malware scanner to identify and remove all SearchMania.info malware leftovers.