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Remove Websearch.YouWillFind.info Redirect from IE/Firefox/Chrome (Browser Hijacker Removal Guide)

 

Somehow your homepage, new tab and startup page have been hijacked by Websearch.youwillfind.info? Want to restore your browser settings? Then you may rest on the removal guide in this article.

 

 

About Websearch.youwillfind.info Redirect Virus

 

 

Websearch.youwillfind.info is an ad-supported search engine mimics Google and Bing. It’s technically not a virus but a browser hijacker which sneaks into computers by being bundled with other applications in order to cover more computer users.

websearch.youwillfind.info redirect

 

Websearch.youwillfind.info browser hijacker is compatible with most of popular web browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Once installed, it will add plugin and extensions to your web browser, and change the homepage, new tab page and default search engine to Websearch.youwillfind.info.

 

Websearch.youwillfind.info displays advertisements and sponsored links in your search results to boost advertising revenue and to increase certain sites’ page ranking. It may also collect search terms from your search queries and monitor your online activities in order to feed you more precise ads.

 

In most cases, Websearch.youwillfind.info redirect comes bundled with other free downloads from websites like Softonic. When you are installing such programs, you may agree to set Websearch.youwillfind.info as the homepage, new tab page and search engine to Websearch.youwillfind.info without being properly notified. That’s probably why you are unaware of how and when it tampered with your browser settings.

 

 

Websearch.youwillfind.info Redirect Removal Guide

 

                                                                                                            

Outline of the removal guide:

Step 1 Uninstall Websearch.youwillfind.info related malicious program

Step 2 Remove Websearch.youwillfind.info redirect from IE/FF/Chrome

Step 3 Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

Malware Prevent Tips

                                                                                                            

 

To remove Websearch.youwillfind.info redirect from Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox completely, please follow the guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a reply below and we will try our best to help you resolve your problem.

 

 

Step 1 Uninstall Websearch.youwillfind.info related malicious program

 

As mentioned above, Websearch.youwillfind.info redirect virus infect computers by being bundled in the installer of other free software, so you need to search for and uninstall all the Websearch.youwillfind.info related programs and third-party applications.

 

Option 1 > Uninstall automatically with Anvi Uninstaller

 

Anvi Uninstaller is tool integrated in Cloud System Booster which is a system optimizer and cleaner. After uninstall a program, Anvi Uninstaller will detect leftovers, such as registry keys and junk files.

 

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

 

To uninstall Websearch.youwillfind.info related programs:

Launch Cloud System Booster → go to Toolbox → Download and Run Anvi Uninstaller → scroll down the Recently Installed list → locate any suspicious program → hit Uninstall to remove

Cloud System Booster-Anvi Uninstaller

 

Please note that the Prefect Scan feature is only available for Cloud System Booster Pro version users. You can use this function by getting a trail license or upgrade to pro version.

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

 

Option 2 > Uninstall manually through Control Panel

 

For Windows 8 Users:

Right-click on the screen’s bottom-left corner Programs and Features

win8-Programs and Features

Uninstall Websearch.youwillfind.info related malicious program

 

For Windows 7/Vista Users:

Go to Start button > Control Panel > Uninstall a program / Programs and Features

Uninstall Websearch.youwillfind.info related malicious program

 

For Windows XP Users:

Go to Start button >  Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs

Remove Websearch.youwillfind.info related malicious program

 

 

Step 2 Remove Websearch.youwillfind.info redirect from IE/FF/Chrome

 

Alternative—Repair your installed browser with Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

Although Websearch.youwillfind.info related programs are uninstalled, the settings of your web browser won’t revert accordingly. That means you need to restore the settings by yourselves.

 

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://websearch.youwillfind.info/ with a preferred domain like http://www.google.com/ or choose Use default

IE-homepage set

 

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

IE-extensions

 

3. To reset search provider: Switch to Search Providers tab → right click a desired search provider → select Set as default → right click on websearch.youwillfind.info or any suspicious search provider → select Remove → click Apply and OK to complete the setting

IE-Search Providers

Next step—Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

 

 

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 websearch.youwillfind.info 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

Next step—Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

 

 

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://websearch.youwillfind.info/ 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 any unwanted and suspicious search engine from the list

 

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

Next step—Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

 

 

Optional Troubleshoot–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/

 

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

 

 

Step 3 Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

 

Please note that although Websearch.youwillfind.info related malicious program is uninstalled, there are still many residual files – like invalid registry entries still on your computer. These junk files occupy disk space of your computer and may degrade your computer performance over time. It is complicated to delete them manually, so you may need the help of a system cleaner or system optimizer. We recommend you 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

 

2. Go to Disk Cleaner and check the items you want Cloud System Booster to clear.

Cloud System Booster 3.1-cookies removal

 

3. Switch to Home tab → click Quick Care button → click Clear button after scan finished

Cloud System Booster 3.1-Clear

Now, your computer should have been free from the infection of Websearch.youwillfind.info redirect. If you have encountered any problem in the removing process, please leave a reply and we will help you fix your problem as soon as possible.

 

 

Malware Prevention Tips                     

 

1. Keep an eye on what you are agree to install and do not just click on Next blindly.

As mentioned above, Websearch.youwillfind.info redirect virus sneaks into your computer by being bundled in the installer of other free software, so you should be attentive when install such programs and always opt for custom/advanced installation.

 

2. 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 view Turn on Security Features of Internet Browsers for Safer Surfing Online for tutorial.

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 (expires in 15 days)

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

 

3. Keep a professional antivirus or antimalware program on and perform system scan regularly.

Browser hijackers like Websearch.youwillfind.info may lead you to malicious websites and your computer may be exposed to other horrible computer infections, so we strongly recommend you to scan your computer with an antivirus or antimalware program to make sure that your computer is safe and clean. Anvi Smart Defender is such a program that you can make use of.

Anvi Smart Defender free version download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html

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