Do you know what websearch.flyandsearch.info is?
Websearch.flyandsearch.info is another invasive browser hijacker that has been infecting quite a few systems of unsuspecting users lately. The major indication that this particular hijacker is running on your system is the sudden change of your default home page and search provider. It will make surfing the web an annoying task to put it mildly. You should not hesitate to remove websearch.flyandsearch.info from your PC as it could lead to further internet infections. It goes without saying that any virtual threat that is not removed from your PC is a risk. Our researchers at Sypware-Techie.com are well acquainted with hijackers like websearch.flyandsearch.info. Therefore, a simple removal guide was put up for your benefit.Websearch.flyandsearch.info screenshot
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We noticed that the major distribution method of websearch.flyandsearch.info is bundled software installers. Quite often users tend to download software from any website. Often questionable third-party websites provide these installers filled with numerous applications. Sometimes it is possible to cancel the installation of additional software if you chose the advanced installation. It is firmly advised to stay away from the websites that are not official or are not officially licensed to distribute certain applications. Furthermore, it is advised to implement a trustworthy antimalware tool as it can detect and remove potentially malicious installers instantly as well as it can provide real-time security to your PC.
While testing websearch.flyandsearch.info browser hijacker in our internal lab, we noticed that once the hijacker enters your system it installs a browser extension to such web browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. Extensions are named either MySearch or SearchNewTap. Thus, if you see an extension with a name like this present on your browser it is safe to assume that websearch.flyandsearch.info hijacker has infected your operating system.
Furthermore, just like any other hijacker out there websearch.flyandsearch.info also alters the settings of your browser without any authorization. As long as you will have the hijacker on your PC your default home page will be websearch.flyandsearch.info. The home page provides a search field. But if you choose to search for anything using the search box provided your search will be redirected to search.smartaddressbar.com. Some of search results might turn out to be ad-supported. And in some cases it could turn out that some of these ad-supported results contain redirect links to corrupted websites. And just by entering such a website you could get infected with other infections. In order to restore the default settings of your browser you will need to remove every bit of websearch.flyandsearch.info from your PC.
Removal via Control Panel will not do because the home page will not be restored. Therefore, you will need to restore them manually. Furthermore, it is important not to make any mistakes while performing manual removal as just one slip could mean that the infection is not entirely deleted, and some traces of the infection still remain on your system. If you doubt that you can remove the infection completely on your own we advise you to use a reliable antimalware tool for that.
How to remove websearch.flyandsearch.info from your system?
Remove from Windows 7 and Windows Vista
- Hit the Windows button and select Control Panel.
- The click Uninstall a program.
- Now locate Search-NewTab and remove it.
Remove from Windows 8
- Access the Metro UI menu.
- Then right-click and select All apps.
- Now select Control Panel and then click Uninstall a program.
- Now select Search-NewTab and then click Uninstall.
Remove from Windows XP
- Click the Windows button and select Control Panel.
- Then select Add or Remove Programs.
- Remove Search-NewTab from your program list.
How to restore the home page in your browser
Restore on Internet Explorer
- Tap Alt+T and the select Internet Options.
- The select the General tab.
- Remove the unwanted address from the Home page section and enter a new one.
- Click OK.
Restore on Mozilla Firefox
- Tap Alt+T and select Options.
- Then click the General tab.
- Delete the address provided by the hijacker.
- Enter a new one and then click OK.
Restore on Google Chrome
- Tap Alt+F and select Settings.
- Now under the Appearance settings check Show home page button.
- Then click Change.
- Enter the website of your choice after you remove the one provided by the hijacker.
In non-techie terms:
It is important to remove any detrimental software from your system if you wish to avoid any potential system damage. Websearch.flyandsearch.info is a piece of software that no user should be running on their system. For alternative removal method please follow the instructions below.