Do you know what Websearch.search-plaza.info is?
Websearch.search-plaza.info is a website that will be set as your default homepage and search engine when you get infected with a browser hijacker. This computer infection comes from a prominent group of browser hijackers, so this new infection is identical to all of the previously released infections. In order to remove Websearch.search-plaza.info from your computer, you need to restore your browser settings to default and then get rid of all the potentially unwanted applications that you have recently installed on your system. Take note that Websearch.search-plaza.info does not travel alone.
As mentioned above, we know exactly what Websearch.search-plaza.info wants because it is identical to Websearch.wonderfulsearches.info, Websearch.fastosearch.info, Websearch.fixsearch.info, and an extensive list of other similar browser hijackers. It is clear that it is impossible to download Websearch.search-plaza.info onto your computer directly. The only way the browser hijacker enters your system is through bundled downloads. This means that the malicious applications travels together with freeware and users often install the hijacker onto their computers willingly.Websearch.search-plaza.info screenshot
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Whenever you download a new freeware application from file sharing website, make sure you go through the installation wizard carefully. Setup wizard often provides users with information on additional extensions and services, so you most probably were asked whether you want to change your default homepage to Websearch.search-plaza.info, but you clearly didn’t notice it. Either way, it is not much of a problem because this browser hijacker cannot infect you with malware on its own.
If you run a web search via Websearch.search-plaza.info, you will notice that you get redirected to Google search engine. However, do take note that Google search results provided via Websearch.search-plaza.info are most probably customized, and they contain multiple commercial links. What is more, this browser hijacker tracks your web browsing history in order to know what kind of commercial links it should include in the customized search results. The hijacker also displays various flash advertisements on its homepage.
These advertisements are the biggest security concern because Websearch.search-plaza.info refers to third parties for their content, and the browser hijacker is not responsible for the third-party content security. Hence, constant exposure to unreliable third-party content may eventually lead to serious computer security issues and (in the worst case scenario) even a malware infection.
Please follow the instructions below to restore your browser settings to default and then check whether you have unwanted adware programs installed on your PC. If you don’t know how to look for suspicious applications, scan your computer with the SpyHunter free scanner and then remove all the unwanted applications automatically.
How to remove Websearch.search-plaza.info
- Press Alt+T and click Internet options.
- Open Advanced tab and click Reset.
- Select Delete personal settings option.
- Click Reset and press Close.
- Press Alt+H and click Troubleshooting information.
- Click Reset Firefox at the top right of a new tab.
- Press Reset Firefox on a confirmation box.
- Click Finish.
- Press Alt+F and click Settings.
- Go to the bottom of the settings menu and click Show advanced settings.
- Scroll down and select Reset browser settings.
- Click Reset button.
In non-techie terms:
Having Websearch.search-plaza.info hijacker on your browser simply indicates that you have more unwanted applications on board. You have to terminate the hijacker and get rid of all the potential threats. For an alternative software removal method, refer to the secondary set of instructions below this description.