Websearch.searchsunmy.info Virus

Also Known As: Searchsunmy browser hijacker
Type: Browser Hijacker
Damage level: Moderate
Distribution: Moderate
Damage Level

Websearch.searchsunmy.info virus removal instructions

Websearch.searchsunmy.info is a browser hijacker that infiltrates user's Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) through free software downloads. Developers of this browser settings altering adware are using a deceptive software marketing method called bundling, thus, computer users install this potentially unwanted application without their consent. After successful infiltration this adware changes user's Internet browser homepage and default search engine to websearch.searchsunmy.info website.

At the time of research this adware was redirecting Internet users to Google; however, computer users should know that creators of this rogue browser plugin can redirect one's Internet browsers to some rogue website at any time. Apart from browser redirects this bogus add-on tracks user's Internet browsing by recording web pages users visit impressions, clicks and search terms. This information can be personally identifiable, and thus the presence of websearch.searchsunmy.info adware can lead to identity theft. This browser plugin doesn't add any real value, and having it installed on one's Internet browsers can lead to serious malware infections and privacy issues, it's highly recommended to eliminate searchsunmy.info adware from one's computer.

websearch.searchsunmy.info virus

Websearch.searchsunmy.info browser hijacker is identical to it's previous variants which redirected Internet users to searchguru.info and searchbomb.info websites. Most commonly such browser settings altering adware infiltrates user's Internet browsers thought deceptive free software installers and download clients. Nowadays most of freeware download websites are using shady download clients that offer installation of some promoted browser plug-ins (most commonly potentially unwanted programs) with the chosen free software; thus, reckless free software downloading can easily end up in adware infections. To avoid installation of such rogue browser plug-ins, Internet users should be very careful when downloading and installing free software. If your download is managed by some download client be sure to opt-out installation of advertised browser plug-ins by clicking on a decline button. In the screenshot below you can see how "decline" button is made almost invisible to trick computer users into installing this browser hijacker. When installing the already downloaded software use "custom" or "advanced" installation options, this step could reveal installation of any bundled adware. If your Internet browsers already redirect you to websearch.searchsunmy.info website, use the provided removal instructions and eliminate this browser hijacker from your computer.

Screenshot of a deceptive free software installer promoting websearch.searchsunmy.info browser hijacker:

searchsunmy.info redirect virus installer

Websearch.searchsunmy.info virus removal:

searchsunmy.info uninstall from Control Panel

Windows 7 users:

Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" at 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 at the screen’s bottom-left corner, select Control Panel. In the opened window choose "Uninstall a Program".

In the uninstall programs window: look for "Search Assistant WebSearch", "SearchNewTab", "SK.Enabler", "ss Supporter", "suRRf annd kkeep" and "YoutubeAdblocker", select these entries and click " Uninstall" or "Remove"

After uninstalling potentially unwanted programs that cause browser redirects to Websearch.searchsunmy.info website scan your computer for any left unwanted components. To scan your computer use recommended malware removal software. Remove all the entries that this program detects to make sure your PC is clean from any possible spyware and malware infections..

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Websearch.searchsunmy.info homepage and default search engine removal from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser plugins:

Remove Websearch.searchsunmy.info from Internet Explorer:

Removing searchsunmy.info virus from Internet Explorer extensions

Click "Tools" (or gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons." Look for "SearchNewTab", "YoutubeAdblocker" and "suRRf and kkeep", select these entries and click "Remove".

Change homepage:

Removing Searchsunmy.info from Internet Explorer homepage

Click "Tools" (or the gear icon in Internet Explorer 9) select "Internet Options," in the opened window remove Websearch.searchsunmy.info and enter your preferred domain that 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:

Removing searchsunmy.info from Internet Explorer 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 "WebSearch."

If you continue having problems with redirects to Websearch.searchsunmy.info, you can reset your 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.searchsunmy.info from Google Chrome:

Removing searchsunmy.info from Google Chrome extensions

Click on bars icon (top right of the screen), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions".  Locate "BookmarkTube", "gureatSaver", "SearchNewTab" and "YoutubeAdblocker" select these entries and click on a trash can icon.

Change homepage:

Removing searchsunmy.info from Google Chrome homepage

 

Click on the wrench (bars) icon, select "Settings". In "On startup" section click "set pages," hover your mouse over Websearch.searchsunmy.info and click the x symbol. Now, you can add your preferred website as your homepage.

Change default search engine:

Removing searchsunmy.info from Google Chrome 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 "WebSearch" and add or select your preferred.

Remove Websearch.searchsunmy.info from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing searchsunmy.info from Mozilla Firefox extensions

Click "Firefox" (at the top left of the main window), select "Add-ons." Click on "Extensions" and remove "gureatSaver", "SearchNewTab" and "YoutubeAdblocker".

Change homepage:

Removing Searchsunmy.info from Mozilla Firefox homepage

To reset your homepage click "Tools," then select "Options," in the opened window remove Websearch.searchsunmy.info and enter your preferred domain that 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.searchsunmy.info"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.

Optional method:

If you continue having problems with redirects to Websearch.searchsunmy.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.

Summary:

A browser hijacker is a type of adware that alters user's Internet browser settings by changing one's homepage and default Internet search engine to some unwanted website. Most commonly this type of adware infiltrates user's operating system through free software downloads. While browser redirects might seem as a low risk security infection, computer users should know that the websites to which they are being redirected to commonly contain deceptive online advertisements and the Internet search engine that is presented in such websites might return shady Internet search results. Using such websites for one's daily Internet searches might easily end up in privacy issues, identity theft or malware infections.

A computer that is affected by a browser hijacker is exposed to high risk security infections. To prevent further privacy and security issues it's recommended removing any Internet browser settings altering adware as soon as possible. Here are some examples of free software download clients that are used in Websearch.searchsunmy.info Virus distribution:

Free software download managers distributing browser hijackers

To avoid installation of Websearch.searchsunmy.info Virus be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. If your download is managed by a download client be sure to opt out of installing advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine:

Declining installation of browser hijackers

Some of the mentioned free software download clients don't allow downloading the chosen free program if user decides to decline installation of it's offered toolbars, in such cases it's recommended to cancel the installation and look for an alternative download source.

Symptoms indicating that your Internet browsers are affected by a browser hijacker:

  • Your homepage and/or default Internet search engine is changed.
  • Appearance of new toolbars.
  • Slow performance of Internet browsers.
  • New Bookmarks or Favorites added.
  • You can't change your homepage or default search engine.
  • You see online ads on your screen that are not served by the website.
  • You get redirected to pages you never intended to visit.

If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove Websearch.searchsunmy.info Virus from your Internet browsers, please ask for assistance in our malware removal forum.

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