Websearch.SearchRocket.info. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

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What is Websearch.searchrocket.info?

Websearch.searchrocket.info is a sneaky search engine, which is has also been labeled as a browser hijacker. You should be very careful with it because it may show you altered search results when it is used for searching the web. In addition, it may show you lots of commercial ads and links in its search results that may redirect you to unknown and suspicious websites. If you want to avoid them, you should use only reputable search sites, such as Google, Yahoo or Bing. If Websearch.searchrocket.info gets into its target PC system, it may start its activity with system's modifications that can easily make you look at a new start page or default search engine. In addition, it may start causing redirects on each of your web browsers that seek only to trick people into visiting predetermined websites. Be sure that it is done not for letting you know about these unknown domains. This is done for helping these websites to increase their page rank or sales. In addition, some of them may be filled with useless programs that are seeking to increase their popularity, so you should try to avoid Websearch.searchrocket.info redirects as hard as you can. Otherwise, you can be redirected to malicious website that promotes malware. Besides, this search engine is similar to other search sites, so there is no surprise that it is capable of tracking people's browsing activity and collecting such data as their mostly visited websites and data that they enter when visiting them. No matter that such information is considered as personally non-identifiable, you should be very careful with programs that have ability to collect it because you can never know what parties are capable of reaching it. If Websearch.searchrocket.info has just appeared on your web browser, you should scan your PC with anti-sptyware and remove suspicious files form the system. We recommend using such tools as SpyHunter (Windows OS), Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus (Windows and Mac OS X).

How can Websearch.searchrocket.info hijack my computer?

Websearch.searchrocket.info search engine is promoted via two different methods. You can make it your start page or defualt search engine consciously or not. If you want to prevent unexpected infiltration of this browser hijacker, you should start monitoring installation of the freeware. If you don't monitor this process, you can easily find out that Websearch.searchrocket.info infiltrated your PC system and now is waiting for your first search session. If you want to avoid that, you have to double check each of freewares before their installation. For that you should select Custom or Advanced installation method. In addition, make sure you have an updated anti-virus and anti-spyware on your computer if you want to prevent such PUPs like this one. As soon as it gets inside, it may easily alter your system's settings and may also modify each of your browsers. This may cause continuous redirections to unknown websites, slow downs and other issues. Please, don't use this unfair search engine for your search sessions! If you have already been affected by it, you should use a guide below and fix your computer. 

HOW TO REMOVE Websearch.searchrocket.info VIRUS?

In order to get rid of Websearch.searchrocket.info redirects, you should scan your PC with updated anti-spyware or follow these instructions:

You can remove Websearch.SearchRocket.info automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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Manual Websearch.SearchRocket.info Removal Guide

Step 1: Uninstall Websearch.SearchRocket.info and related programs

Windows Mac OS X Step 2

from Windows 7 / Vista / XP systems

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).

from Windows 10 / Windows 8 systems

  • If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
Uninstall Websearch.SearchRocket.info and related programs
  • Here, look for Websearch.SearchRocket.info or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.
Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
Windows Mac OS X Step 2

from Mac OS X system

If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.

Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'

Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Websearch.SearchRocket.info or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.

Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Step 2: from Windows shortcuts

Step 3
  • Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties.
Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  • Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus.
Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete 'http://isearch.babylon.com...' or other suspicious URL

Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.

Step 3: Uninstall Websearch.SearchRocket.info from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 4

from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons.
Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Websearch.SearchRocket.info and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable' Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  • Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes Reset Internet Explorer
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Here, select Reset.
  • When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Websearch.SearchRocket.info removal.
Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 4

from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  • Here, select Websearch.SearchRocket.info and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  • Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  • Click OK to save these changes.
When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  • Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Websearch.SearchRocket.info removal.
Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 4

from Google Chrome

Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  • Here, select Websearch.SearchRocket.info and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
  • Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  • Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages.
After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  • Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage.
Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs Reset Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Websearch.SearchRocket.info removal.
Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 4

from Safari

Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences.
Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  • Here, select Extentions and look for Websearch.SearchRocket.info or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them.
Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
  • Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by Websearch.SearchRocket.info, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page.
When in 'General', delete malicious URL and enter your desired domain name Reset Safari
  • Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari....
Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  • Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Websearch.SearchRocket.info removal process.
Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Step 4: Complete Websearch.SearchRocket.info removal

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of Websearch.SearchRocket.info registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: SpyHunter, STOPzilla or Malwarebytes Anti Malware.

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Comments on Websearch.SearchRocket.info

Your removal instructions are not as simple as that. There are at least a dozen, if not more, registry entries that keep Websearch.searchrocket.info redirect virus alive and well. You will need a program called SpyHunter 4 (best choice) or Anvi Slim ToolBar (second choice) to fully remove the entire virus which include registry entries, folders and files on your computer.

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