Suddenly Websearch.searchouse.info took over your homepage and you cannot remove it.
How did I get infected with?
The Websearch.searchouse.info website doesn’t offer a download option which is a classic sign of malware. However, that leaves us with the question how exactly the hijacker landed on your PC. You may not like the answer. Most computer infections apply stealthy techniques to infiltrate machines and Websearch.searchouse.info is not an exception. The parasite usually sneaks in attached to other programs. Always pay attention to the software you install, especially if it comes bundled and especially if it comes for free. There is a huge possibility that some parasite is included as a “bonus” among the programs you originally wanted so you might end up installing the virus as well. You have to be extremely cautious when it comes to software because, unfortunately, the Web could be a very dangerous place. Also, stay away from unverified websites, third-party commercials, spam email-attachments, messages from unknown senders, etc. because all of them could easily compromise your computer with malware.
Why is this dangerous?
Just like all the other Websearch hijackers, this thing is incredibly dangerous and has to be eliminated as soon as possible. Not only does the virus replace you own browser homepage and default search engine with its own, but it also modifies your browser settings even further. Of course, all of that happens without even the slightest indication that you agree with the changes. Frankly speaking, from the moment Websearch.searchouse.info infiltrates your PC, your permission is no longer relevant. As the virus is compatible with the most commonly used browsers out there, it successfully takes down Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. That means you cannot escape the parasite’s manipulations. The browser hijacker aims at generating web traffic to certain websites and those pages could easily turn out to be corrupted. Clicking anything brought to you by the hijacker is rather ill-advised, including the endless piles of advertisements it shows you and the supposedly “useful” or “necessary” program updates it might offer you. It goes without saying that you will also not be able to find what you’re searching for online. The Websearch.searchouse.info parasite will constantly and stubbornly redirect you to unknown websites so it leaves you with no option other that deleting the hijacker. Obviously, your browser will be overwhelmed as well so the device could occasionally start freezing and crashing. Your browsing-related data will also be exposed to hackers and could be eventually used by them in order to generate illegal revenue. You can quickly put an end to this trickery and regain control over your browsing activities; just follow the instructions below and get rid of the hijacker.
How to Remove Websearch.searchouse.info virus
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Websearch.searchouse.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.searchouse.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.searchouse.info from your computer
Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command Window
navigate to HKCU\software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
Modify the string with a value data and set it to google.com for example.
STEP 2 : Remove Websearch.searchouse.info homepage from Chrome, Firefox and IE
Open Google Chrome
- In the Main Menu, select Tools then Extensions
- Remove the Websearch.searchouse.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 unwanted 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 unknown extensions
- Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset
- Restart Internet Explorer
How to Permanently Remove Websearch.searchouse.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.