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How to Remove Websearchinc.net Redirect from IE/FF/Chrome?

 

Your internet browser stats up on websearchinc.net and you are constantly redirected to websearchinc.net when searching the web? Wondering how to get rid of this redirect virus and get your web browser works correctly again? Then read on and follow the step-by-step instructions to remove websearchinc.net redirect virus.

 

 

What Is Websearchinc.net?

 

 

Similar to search.shareazaweb.net and Search.lphant.net, Websearchinc.net is a browser hijacker that is compatible with most of popular browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Once installed, Websearchinc.net redirect virus will change the homepage, startup page, and new tab page and default search engine to websearchinc.net.

websearchinc.net

 

Websearchinc.net is an ad-supported search engine in itself that resembles legitimate search engine google.com. It will present advertisements and sponsored links in your search results that may lead you to malicious websites and cause drive-by download. It may also collect search terms from your search queries and record your browsing habits to feed you more precise advertisements.

websearchinc.net-search

 

Websearchinc.net redirect virus usually comes bundled with other free software downloaded from the Internet. The installers of such program contain optional choices such as setting websearchinc.net as your homepage and default search engine. Please always be attentive and opt for custom/advance installation when installing such programs.

 

 

How to Remove Websearchinc.net Redirect Virus?

 

                                                                                                            

The outline of the removal guide:

Step 1 Remove websearchinc.net related malicious programs through Control Panel

Step 2 Restore the settings of IE/FF/Chrome

Step 3 Repair your installed browser with Anvi Slim Toolbar (Easy and fast solution)

Step 4 Clean invalid registry entries and residual files

                                                                                                           

 

 

Step 1 Remove websearchinc.net related malicious programs through Control Panel

 

As mentioned above, websearchinc.net redirect is caused by installing freeware, it may install some programs to support the redirect, so you need to uninstall all the unwanted or unknown programs that installed around the time you are infected by this redirect virus.

 

Windows 8: Move the mouse pointer to the right side corner → select Search → search for “control panel” to get Control Panel→ click on Uninstall a Program → search for suspicious applications → click on Uninstall button to remove them one by one

Or, move the mouse pointer to bottom left corner → right click onHot button → select Control Panel from the list → click on Uninstall a Program → search for suspicious applications → click on Uninstall button to remove them one by one

 

Windows 7/Vista: Click on Start button → Select Control Panel → Click on Uninstall a Program / Programs and Features → Search for suspicious applications → Click on Uninstall button to remove them one by one

 

Windows XP: Click on Start button → Select Control Panel → Click on Add/Remove Programs → Search for suspicious applications → Click on Remove button to remove them one by one

 

 

Step 2 Restore the settings of IE/FF/Chrome

Alternative—Repair your installed browser with Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

In order to have your web browser work correctly again, you should go through the steps below to check and restore your browser settings.

 

For Internet Explorer Users
For Mozilla Firefox Users
For Google Chrome Users

 

For Internet Explorer Users:

 

1. To change homepage: click on the gear icon or Tools at the top right corner → select Internet options → hit General tab in the menu → replace http://websearchinc.net/ with a preferred domain like http://www.google.com/ or choose Use default/Use blank

IE-homepage

2. To remove extension: click on the gear icon or Tools → select Manage Add-ons → go to Toolbars and Extensions tab → search for suspicious toolbar or extension and right click on it  → choose Disable in the drop-down menu → close the window and click on OK button

IE-Manage Add-ons 1

 

3. To reset search provider: Switch to Search Providers tab → right click a desired search provider → select Set as default → right click websearchinc.net or any unwanted search provider → select Remove → click Apply and OK to complete the setting

 

Alternative Solution: Reset IE to its default state

That’s all for the removal of Websearchinc.net redirect virus, if you have only Internet Explorer infected on your computer.

Next Step—Clean invalid registry entries and residual files

 

 

For Mozilla Firefox Users:

 

1. To remove extensions and plugins: click on the orange Firefox button firefox button on the upper left corner of the browser → hit Add-ons → go to Extensions tab → Remove suspicious extensions

Switch to Plugins tab → Disable suspicious plugins

 

2. To change homepage: click on the orange Firefox button firefox button → hit Options→ select General → choose Restore to Default.

 

3. To reset default search engine: Click on the inverted triangle in the search bar → choose Manage Search Engines → locate websearchinc.net or any suspicious search engines → hit Remove and OK → click the inverted triangle again → select a preferred search provider as default search engine from the menu

Firefox-search engine

 

Alternative Solution: Reset Firefox to its default state

That’s all for the removal of Websearchinc.net redirect virus, if you have only Internet Explorer and/or Firefox on your computer.

Next Step—Clean invalid registry entries and residual files

 

 

For Google Chrome Users:

 

Click on Customize icon (Wrench or 3 bar icon) →select Settings

Chrome settings

 

1. To reset startup page: hit Set pages → remove http://websearchinc.net/ by clicking the X at the end of the bar

 

2. To change homepage: hit Change →change homepage to google.com or any other webs you desire

 

3. To reset default search engine: click on Manage search engine → set a desired search engine as your default search engine → remove websearchinc.net from the list

Chrome-search engine

 

4. To remove extension: click Extensions above Settings → search for suspicious extensions → click the Recycling Bin to remove it

Alternative Solution: Reset Chrome to its default state
 
Now, Websearchinc.net redirect virus should have been removed completely from your computer. If you have encountered any problem in removing this virus, please feel free to contact us.

Next Step—Clean invalid registry entries and residual files

 

 

 

Step 3 Repair your installed browser with Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

Also, you can download and install a tool to assist you to complete the repair of your browser. Anvi Slim Toolbar is such an application.

 

1. Download and install Anvi Slim Toolbar by clicking the link below.

Anvi Slim Toolbar download link: http://www.anvisoft.com/software/ast/

Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

2. Delete unwanted and suspicious extension and add-ons:

Launch Anvi Slim Toolbar → Switch to Manage tab → Chech or tick unwanted and suspicious extension and add-ons → hit Remove button

Anvi Slim Toolbar-scan results

 

3. Empty trash bin:

The removed toolbars and extensions are placed in the trash bin in case you want them back, so you need to empty the trash bin regularly.

Click on the trash bin icon, then you can restore or remove toolbars and extensions there.

Slim toolbar-trash bin

 

4. Modify browser settings:

Go to Browser Repair tab → chose the browser you are going to repair → set the homepage to your preferred website → select a desired search engine → click on the Repair button

Anvi Slim Toolbar-Browser Repair 1

 

 

Step 4 Clean invalid registry entries and residual files

 

After remove Search.lphant.net redirect virus, some registry keys and junk files are still on your computer. This residual files may slow down the performance of your computer over time, so you should clean up your computer after uninstall application. Try Cloud System Booster.

 

1. Download and install the free or paid version of Cloud System Booster.

Cloud System Booster free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

Cloud System Booster Purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php

 

2. Launch Cloud System Booster and click on the Boost button.

Cloud System Booster-home

3. Click on Clean button after scan finished.

Cloud System Booster-scan finished

 

Now, search.lphant.net redirect virus and its residual files should have been removed completely from your computer . If you have encounter any problem in removing this virus, please feel free to contact us.

 

 

Recommended—Turn on the security settings of your installed web browser

 

If you always encounter the problems such as pop-up ads and redirecting, you may need to check if the available security settings of your web browser are on. You can go to Turn on Security Features of Internet Browsers for Safer Surfing Online for detailed tutorials.

 

And you can make use of Anvi Ad Blocker to further guard your online activities and create a clean online environment. It can block pop up ads and prevent you from landing on malicious websites.

Anvi Ad Blocker free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html

Anvi Ad Blocker purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/adbupgrade.php

Anvi Ad Blocker

Now, you can enjoy a safe and clean online environment with Anvi Ad Blocker ON.

 

2 comments

  1. AK says:

    Problem solved. You rock!

  2. Raghav says:

    Works!! thank you

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