Also known as: Websearch.WebIsGreat.info redirect
Severity scale: (10 / 100)
Websearch.WebIsGreat.info is an untrustworthy search engine, which can easily show up on your computer without an appropriate permission asked. No matter that it looks trustworthy, it seems that it can hardly replace Google, Yahoo and similar search engines. If you found this page instead of your start page or default search engine, beware that it may return altered search results, display commercial advertisements and may even start collecting information about your search terms, mostly visited websites and similar activities. This is done for a very simple reason - Websearch.WebIsGreat.info seeks to earn some easy money for its creators. If you want to protect your personal information, you should avoid such programs.
How can Websearch.WebIsGreat.info infiltrate my computer?
In most of the cases, such programs are downloaded from the Internet unconsciously in a bundle with Fast Free Convertor and similar free downloads. If you want to avoid Websearch.WebIsGreat.info and similar adware, you should start paying more attention to freeware's installation and uncheck these checkboxes that say 'Make Websearch.WebIsGreat.info my homepage' and similar. For that, we always recommend choosing Custom or Advanced installation. If you were tricked into changing your start page or default search engine to this site, you shouldn't leave this search engine on your computer. In this case, you should check your machine with updated anti-spyware and remove malicious files from the system. Once you do that, don't forget to change your system settings back to normal.
How to remove Websearch.WebIsGreat.info?
If you need to remove Websearch.WebIsGreat.info from your computer, follow this guide:
Automatic Websearch.WebIsGreat.info Removal Guide
You can remove Websearch.WebIsGreat.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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Help Line to remove Websearch.WebIsGreat.info
Click Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
Here, look for Websearch.WebIsGreat.info or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.
If you are 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.
Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties.
Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus.
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.
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
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Websearch.WebIsGreat.info and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Reset Internet Explorer
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.
Remove dangerous extensions
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.WebIsGreat.info removal.
Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons → Extensions.
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
Here, select Websearch.WebIsGreat.info and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
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.
Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
Delete malicious plugins
Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Websearch.WebIsGreat.info removal.
Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools → Extensions.
Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
Here, select Websearch.WebIsGreat.info and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
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.
- Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage.
Click on menu icon again and choose Settings → Manage Search engines under the Search section.
Reset Google Chrome
When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
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.
Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Websearch.WebIsGreat.info removal.
What is browser hijacker?
Browser hijacker is a malicious program, usually a web browser plug-in or add-ons, which modifies web browser settings in order to change default search page, home page, new tab or error page. After that, it starts unwanted redirects to undesirable Internet sites. A browser hijacker also can record all web pages the user visits and send gathered information out through a background Internet connection.
Practically all browser hijackers are created for commercial, advertising or marketing purposes. However, there are lots of malicious versions of these programs that similarly to spyware or adware threats can be installed on the system without user's consent and often hide deep inside the system for avoiding their removal.
Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by Websearch.WebIsGreat.info:
• Changes in homepage and/or default search engine
• Redirects to websites that are unknown and suspicious
• Appearance of new tabs
• Unknown sites in Bookmarks and Favorites list
• Decreased speed of every Internet browser
QR code for Websearch.WebIsGreat.info removal instructions:
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.
The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Websearch.WebIsGreat.info are really hard to remove on infected computer.
you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Websearch.WebIsGreat.info right in your pocket.
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Information added: 2014-09-05 06:19:06
Information updated: 2014-09-05 06:19:06
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