Do you know what Ourwebsearch.com is?
Ourwebsearch.com is a search engine that looks like any other search provider. There is a search box on its startup page and users can search for the information in 5 different categories: web, images, videos, news, and shopping. Ourwebsearch.com will definitely provide you with search results; however, not all of them might be reliable. We understand that this search tool looks completely harmless, but we also know that it might act really suspiciously. In fact, you might even infect your system with malware if you decide to keep it and are going to use it on a daily basis. If you do not want to become a victim of malware, get rid of Ourwebsearch.com immediately and start using another search provider.
Researchers say that Ourwebsearch.com is a typical browser hijacker because it makes changes, i.e. replaces homepages and search engines without permission. At first sight, it might seem that Ourwebsearch.com is a really powerful tool to search for the information; however, you should know that it might provide you with sponsored search results too. In other words, sponsored links and third-party ads might be put among them and you might click on them unknowingly. This might be really dangerous because you might end up on the websites with infectious content. Research has shown that this browser hijacker will record information about your activities in order to provide you with the relevant ads and links. We have noticed that it records the web pages you visit, the content you see, the ads you view and click on, your search queries, how you use your browser and other search-related applications, and even some details about your PC. The only way to stop this from happening is to get rid of Ourwebsearch.com.Ourwebsearch.com screenshot
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Browser hijackers are usually spread through bundled malicious installers. They might enter your system together with freeware or shareware too. Actually, it is not likely at all that you have downloaded Ourwebsearch.com browser hijacker yourself because its official website does not exist. If you have already noticed the changes made by Ourwebsearch.com, it is very likely that other undesirable programs are installed on your computer too. You have to detect and remove them as soon as possible. It might not be very easy to do that yourself, so we suggest using an automatic malware remover. It will detect all kinds of threats for you and it will delete them all if you upgrade it.
Ourwebsearch.com can be deleted from browsers rather easily. Of course, we do not think that you will be able to remove it like any other program, i.e. via Control Panel. If you do not know how you can get rid of this browser hijacker, you should use our manual removal instructions. If they do not help you, you should acquire a security tool and then scan your system with it. You should not use the first tool you find on the web because there is a chance that it is unreliable. Our specialists say that you will definitely not make a mistake if you install SpyHunter on your system.
How to get rid of Ourwebsearch.com
- Open your browser and tap Alt+T.
- Select Internet Options and open the Advanced tab.
- Click Reset and check the box alongside Delete personal settings.
- Click Reset.
- Open your browser.
- Tap Alt+H and select Troubleshooting information.
- Click Refresh Firefox.
- Click the Refresh Firefox button once again.
- Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
- Select Settings and scroll down.
- Click Show advanced settings and click Reset settings.
- Click the Reset button.
In non-techie terms:
If you want to protect your system from various browser hijackers that might enter your system in the future, you should install a security tool and always keep it enabled. In addition, it is very important that you stop downloading programs from various third-party websites and always select the Advanced option during the installation of a new program to be able to decline the installation of unwanted software.