Title: WSearch
Type: Adware
Also known as: Zhongsou

Remove WSearch
Removal instructions

Severity scale:WSearch severity is 26  (26 / 100)

WSearch is a potentially malicious application, which belongs to the category of ‘adware’. Such programs are capable to modify some of system’s parameters and interrupt users every time they begin their browsing sessions. In most of the cases, programs that belong to ‘adware’ group show pop-up advertisements that are filled with commercial links and similar content. However, they may also start initiating redirections on each of your web browsers and track you for getting more data about your browsing habits. If you noticed its annoying pop-up ads when browsing on the web, you should scan your PC with updated anti-spyware and remove WSearch.


WSearch is distributed using quite unfair distribution techniques. In most of the cases, you can unnoticeably download it in a bundle with free software and shareware. This is done for the only reason – monetization. If you want to prevent infiltration of WSearch or other freeware, you must carefully monitor installation process of the software you need to download and also read every sentence, which is displayed on installation windows. In addition, eliminate all unknown entries and conditions that may show up. If this program gets inside the system, it leaves its own BHO that affects Internet Explorer’s work. It starts showing its commercial pop-up ads every time you reboot your computer. If you see pop-up ads that belong to WSearch, you should check your PC for this application. Security experts recommend eliminating WSearch from the system without any delay.


If you see pop-up ads that belong to WSearch, you should undoubtedly eliminate it because it initiates interruptions when browsing on the Internet and may cause privacy related issues. First of all, click 'Start menu' -> 'Control Panel' -> 'Uninstall a Program' or 'Add/Remove Programs' and choose 'Uninstall' button when you see the entry with WSearch name. 

In addition, remove its browser extension from your IE browser and other browsers.For that, follow these steps:

Internet Explorer:

Open Internet Explorer, go ‘Tools‘ -> ”Manage Add-ons’ -> ‘Toolbars and Extensions’. Here, look for WSearch and click 'uninstall'. Open IE -> go Tools -> Manage Add-ons -> Search Providers -> Remove unnecessary search engines and make a certain engine as default; 

Google Chrome:

Open Google Chrome -> click Wrench Icon -> Settings -> Manage Search Engines -> Remove WSearch and other unnecessary entries from the list. Besides, change your default search engine if it was altered by this program.

Mozilla Firefox:

Open Mozilla Firefox, go ‘Tools’ -> ‘Add-ons’ -> ‘Extensions’ and find WSearch, and click ‘Uninstall’.

Finally, scan your PC with updated SpyHunter, STOPzilla or Malwarebytes Anti Malware to make sure that your computer is free of malicious files and programs.

WSearch properties:
• Shows commercial adverts

Automatic WSearch removal:

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SpyHunter is recommended remover to uninstall WSearch. You should confirm using free trial that it detects current version of parasite.

Note: Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

If you failed to remove WSearch using SpyHunter, submit question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
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XoftSpySE Anti Spyware
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Defender Pro Ultimate
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WSearch snapshot:

Geolocation of WSearch:

This map reveals the prevalence of WSearch. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United States.

QR code for WSearch removal instructions:

WSearch qrcode
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 WSearch 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 WSearch right in your pocket.

Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.

Removal guides in other languages

Information added: 2013-09-24 05:07:00
Information updated: 2013-09-24 05:07:00

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