Written by Tomas Meskauskas
Websearch.wisesearch.info virus removal instructions
Websearch.wisesearch.info is a website which is being promoted using Internet browser hijackers which infiltrate user's computers using free software downloads. After successful installation mentioned adware will alters one's Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox) homepage and default search engine settings by changing them to websearch.wisesearch.com Moreover the installed potentially unwanted applications will block user's attempts to change these settings back to default. This website can be used so search the Internet, however Internet users should be aware that the search engine used by website are returning shady search results and clicking on them could lead to serious malware and virus infections.
Most commonly this browser redirect infiltrates user's Internet browsers while downloading and installing free software. Computer users should be aware that nowadays the majority of free download websites and free software developers are using download clients or installers to monetize their free programs and services. Mentioned programs are used to promote free browser add-ons in the downloading or installation steps of freeware. If your Internet browsers redirect you to websearch.wisesearch.info you can be sure that your computer is infected with adware, it's highly recommended to eliminate it form your Internet browsers.
Adware that is causing browser redirect to this website and being installed together with free software downloaded from the Internet. At the time of research this browser hijacker was bundled with a program called SkypeEmoticons. To avoid installation of such browser settings changing adware Internet users should be very attentive when downloading and installing freeware. If your download is manged by some download client always look for a decline button when ether you are offered to install any browser plugins. When installing free software be sure to choose "advanced" or "custom" installation options instead of "typical" or "quick", this will reveal any hidden installation options. By it's behavior websearch.wisesearch.info website is similar to other browser hijackers, for example delta-search.com, search.babylon.com and many other. To eliminate these browser redirect issues use the provided removal instructions.
Websearch.wisesearch.info virus removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel".
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs".
WIndows 8 users:
Right-click in the screen’s bottom-left corner, select Control Panel. In the opened window choose "Uninstall a Program".
In the uninstall programs window: look for "Deownloaad okeepper", "Search Assistant WebSearch", "SearchNewTab", "SkypeEmoticons" and "ss helper" select these entries and click " Uninstall" or "Remove"
After uninstalling potentially unwanted programs which causes browser redirects to websearch.wisesearch.info website scan your computer for any left unwanted components. To scan your computer use recommended malware removal software. Remove all of the entries that this program detects to make sure your PC is clean from any possible spyware and malware infections.
Websearch.wisesearch.info homepage and default search engine removal from browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove Websearch.wisesearch.info from Internet Explorer:
Click "Tools" (or gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Deownloaad okeeper" and "SearchNewTab" select them and click "Remove".
To change you homepage from websearch.wisesearch.info to your preferred: Click "Tools" (or the gear icon in Internet Explorer 9) select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove websearch.wisesearch.info and enter your preferred domain which will open every time you launch Internet Explorer, you can also enter about:blank to open a blank page when you start Internet Explorer.
Change default search engine:
Click "Tools" (or gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". In the opened window select "Search Providers", set "Google", "Bing" or any other preferred search engine as your default and then remove "Web Search".
If you continue having problems with redirects to websearch.wisesearch.info you can reset you Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click "Start", click "Run", in the opened window type "inetcpl.cpl". In the opened window click on "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type "inetcpl.cpl" and click enter. In the opened window click on "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Remove websearch.wisesearch.info from Google Chrome:
Click on bars icon (top right of the screen), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate "Deownloaad okeeper" and "SearchNewTab" select these entries and click on a trash can icon.
Change Google Chrome homepage from websearch.wisesearch.info to you preferred - click on the wrench (bars) icon, select "Settings". In "On startup" section click "set pages", hover your mouse over websearch.wisesearch.info and click the x symbol. Now you can add your preferred website as your homepage.
Change default search engine:
To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click on the "Bars" icon (top right corner), select "Settings", in "Search" section click "Manage Search Engines...", remove "Web Search" and add or select your preferred.
Remove websearch.wisesearch.info from Mozilla Firefox:
Click "Firefox" (at the top left of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and remove "Deownloaad okeeper" and "SearchNewTab".
To reset your homepage click "Tools", then select "Options", in the opened window remove websearch.wisesearch.info and enter your preferred domain which will open every time you start Mozilla Firefox.
Change default search engine:
In the URL address bar, type about:config and press Enter.
Click "I'll be careful, I promise!".
In the search filter at the top, type: "websearch.wisesearch.info"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.
If you continue having problems with redirects to websearch.wisesearch.info you can reset you Mozilla Firefox settings to default.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top left corner of the main window click "Firefox", in the opened drop down menu choose Help and then click on Troubleshooting Information, in the opened window click on "Reset Firefox" button.