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Suddenly Websearch.Searchoholic.info took over your homepage and you cannot remove it.
Websearch.Searchoholic.info is a browser hijacker that you will notice once it replaces your default homepage and search engine. Browser hijackers are considered to be quite nasty because they are not that easy to get rid of. What many users usually do is to open a new tab or switch their default browser, hoping that this will solve the problem. As you may assume, it does not. The only way to deal with Websearch.Searchoholic.info is to thoroughly remove the hijacker from your system. We will instruct you how to do that in this article.
How did I get infected with Websearch.Searchoholic.info?
There are many different ways for Websearch.Searchoholic.info to access your system but what they all have in common is that your interaction is required for the infiltration to take place. This means that you should blame your actions on the web for the presence of unwanted programs on your PC. One of the most popular distribution methods used by browser hijackers is software bundling. It includes installation of additional files alongside freeware downloaded from unreliable sources. You can also install the hijacker accidentally by acquiring fake system updates, fake video codecs you supposedly need to watch a certain video, and so on.
Why is Websearch.Searchoholic.info dangerous?
Being infected with a browser hijacker is not only unpleasant experience because of the altered homepage and search provider, but it also poses certain risks to your virtual security and privacy. While Websearch.Searchoholic.info is on your system, you have no other choice but to browse the web under its supervision, meaning that every step you take will be tracked and recorded. Thus, if you purchase goods online for example, your credit card details will be recorded and used for malicious purposes. Websearch.Searchoholic.info will also display a lot of ads and sponsored links among the other search results it presents you with. Clicking on any of those may result in seriously infecting your system. For all the reasons mentioned, you should delete Websearch.Searchoholic.info as soon as possible.
How to Remove Websearch.Searchoholic.info virus
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Websearch.Searchoholic.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 Websearch.Searchoholic.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.
STEP 1 : Uninstall Websearch.Searchoholic.info from your computer
Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command
Locate the Websearch.Searchoholic.info search software and click on uninstall/change. In general you should remove all unknown programs.
STEP 2 : Remove Websearch.Searchoholic.info homepage from Chrome, Firefox and IE
Open Google Chrome
- In the Main Menu, select Tools then Extensions
- Remove the Websearch.Searchoholic.info by clicking on the little recycle bin
- Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind
Open Mozilla Firefox
- Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
- Disable the Websearch.Searchoholic.info Extension
- Go to Help
- Then Troubleshoot information
- Click on Reset Firefox
Open Internet Explorer
- On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
- Click on Internet options
- go to Toolbars and Extensions and disable the Websearch.Searchoholic.info extension
- Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset
- Restart Internet Explorer
How to Permanently Remove Websearch.Searchoholic.info Virus (automatic) Removal Guide
To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify possible registry leftovers or temporary files.