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Remove Websearch.good-results.info

removal by Lucia Danes - -   Also known as Websearch.good-results.info redirect | Type: Browser hijacker

What is Websearch.good-results.info?

Websearch.good-results.info is one of these search engines that invade computers without an appropriate permission asked and then start causing such inconveniences as redirects to sponsored websites, tracking of users’ browsing habits and slow downs. These activities are usually initiated on each of web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and others. If you want to avoid Websearch.good-results.info browser hijacker, you need to start monitoring installation of every freeware. Make sure that you monitor installation of every freeware because that’s the only way that can be used for preventing suspicious search engines and browser add-ons on your computer.

Once this browser hijacker enters its target PC system, it may alter some of your computer’s settings, like the start page, the default search engine, the new tab page, etc. In addition, it may start causing its annoying redirections to unwanted, suspicious and unknown websites. The main reason why users are made to visit such websites against their will is really simple – Websearch.good-results.info virus is seeking to help these websites increase their popularity. Please, do NOT ignore its redirects because you may be redirected to suspicious or even hacked pages that are used just to spread viruses. If you web browser has already been hijacked by Websearch.good-results.info, the last thing that you have to keep in mind is that it may start tracking your browsing activity. It may collect data about your mostly visited websites, data that you add when visiting them, your PC’s IP address, its location and similar information that should never be revealed to unknown parties. In order to remove this program from the system, we recommend scanning your machine with reputable anti-spyware, such as ReimageIntego. This will help you to make sure that your computer is totally safe.

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How can Websearch.good-results.info hijack my computer?

Websearch.good-results.info redirect virus can only work if browser hijacker gets inside the system and alters some of computer’s parameters there. Typically, it changes DNS settings and alters homepage settings on victim’s computer, and affect all browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. Besides, some of PC security experts have mentioned that it may also track user’s browsing habits in order to show relevant search results in the future. As soon as virus modifies the system, it starts redirecting search sessions and every time you try to browse the web, you are brought to websearch.good-results.info. We do not recommend trusting this site because it , which shouldn’t be trusted.

How to remove Websearch.good-results.info virus?

Websearch.good-results.info is not only annoying search engine that interrupts your browsing sessions by causing redirects to its affiliate websites. This search engine can also cause slow downs and may also start tracking your browsing on the web for getting more knowledge about your browsing habits and search terms that you use. No matter that such data is considered as personally non-identifiable, you shouldn’t reveal it for unknown parties. In order to protect yourself from such dangerous activity, you should remove Websearch.good-results.info hijacker from your system. That that we recommend using a guide given below.

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To remove Websearch.good-results.info, follow these steps:

Eliminate Websearch.good-results.info from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. 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. 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'.
  3. Uninstall Websearch.good-results.info and related programs
    Here, look for Websearch.good-results.info or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
  5. Remove Websearch.good-results.info from Windows shortcuts
    Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties. Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  6. 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.

Delete Websearch.good-results.info from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove Websearch.good-results.info from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Websearch.good-results.info-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove Websearch.good-results.info, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to Websearch.good-results.info and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Websearch.good-results.info-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Get rid of Websearch.good-results.info from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Websearch.good-results.info and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Websearch.good-results.info removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Erase Websearch.good-results.info from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the Websearch.good-results.info-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Remove Websearch.good-results.info from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. 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'
  2. Here, select Websearch.good-results.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
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  4. Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  5. 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
  6. 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'
  7. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Websearch.good-results.info removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Uninstall Websearch.good-results.info from Google Chrome

  1. 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'
  2. Here, select Websearch.good-results.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
  3. Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
    Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  4. 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'
  5. 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
  6. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  7. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  8. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  9. 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
  10. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Websearch.good-results.info removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Eliminate Websearch.good-results.info from Safari

  1. 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'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Websearch.good-results.info or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. 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.
  4. Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by Websearch.good-results.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
  5. 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...'
  6. 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.good-results.info removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Protect your privacy – employ a VPN

There are several ways how to make your online time more private – you can access an incognito tab. However, there is no secret that even in this mode, you are tracked for advertising purposes. There is a way to add an extra layer of protection and create a completely anonymous web browsing practice with the help of Private Internet Access VPN. This software reroutes traffic through different servers, thus leaving your IP address and geolocation in disguise. Besides, it is based on a strict no-log policy, meaning that no data will be recorded, leaked, and available for both first and third parties. The combination of a secure web browser and Private Internet Access VPN will let you browse the Internet without a feeling of being spied or targeted by criminals. 

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If you were caught by surprise and did not have any backups to restore your files from, not everything is lost. Data Recovery Pro is one of the leading file recovery solutions you can find on the market – it is likely to restore even lost emails or data located on an external device.

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  1. Julie says:
    February 10th, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Installed Webroot Secure Anywhere Antivirus 2013 (out of the box) and it did not detect Websearch.good-results.info re-direct (Feb 9 2013)

  2. Julie says:
    February 10th, 2013 at 1:23 am

    It appears SpyHunter found it and will fix it once you pay for their software. It also found 328 threats that Webroots antivirus didnt. Ill pay the money and if it doesnt work… Ill report back.

  3. Julie says:
    February 10th, 2013 at 2:04 am

    It didnt work. Pages are still re-directed after I changed the home page back to what it should be.

  4. Max says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    I used CCleaner to fix this problem- had tried several other options, including Malware, Spybot, Trend HijackThis and good ol CCleaner ended up being the solution. I had already deleted the program through which this problem started through “Uninstall a program” but my Google Chrome was still getting hijacked. So I went to CCleaner -> Tools -> Startup and went to the Google Chrome tab. Went through the different extensions and deleted all the ones that I found “suspicious”- culprit turned out to be the Vaaudix extension, but got rid of other harmful extensions too! Didnt know that CCleaner had this ability, but Im glad it did! Hopefully this helps!

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