Also Known As: Websearch.webisgreat.info Redirect, Type: Browser Hijacker, Distribution: High
Damage level: Moderate
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Websearch.webisgreat.info redirect removal instructions
What is webisgreat.info?
The Websearch.webisgreat.info browser hijacker infiltrates Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) through free software downloads. After successful infiltration, this adware modifies users' homepage and default search engine settings by assigning them to the websearch.webisgreat.info website. Furthermore, this browser hijacker tracks users' Internet browsing activity by recording web pages visited, impressions, information from social media websites, clicks, and search terms. While redirects to this website do not appear to be a high-risk security threat, Internet users should be aware that developers of this bogus browser plugin are able to redirect the websearch.webisgreat.info website to malicious sites at any time.
This redirect can cause installation of malware and viruses. The other high-risk threat presented by this deceptive browser hijacker is browser tracking - this behaviour can lead to privacy issues and identity theft. Commonly, users install this browser settings-changing adware inadvertently without their consent having been tricked by dubious freeware 'download clients'. Therefore, you are strongly advised to eliminate this browser hijacker from your Internet browser/s.
The Websearch.webisgreat.info browser hijacker is identical to previous variants, which redirect Internet users to the searchinweb.info, toolksearch.info, and searchsunmy.info websites. To avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications such as these, computer users should be attentive when downloading and installing free software. When downloading freeware, decline installation of advertised browser plug-ins. When installing downloaded programs, use the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installation options, rather than 'Quick' or 'Typical' - this will reveal installation of bundled adware. Users who experience browser redirects to the websearch.webisgreat.info website, should use this removal guide to eliminate browser settings-changing adware from their Internet browser/s.
- What is webisgreat.info?
- STEP 1. Uninstall SNT application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove webisgreat.info redirect from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove webisgreat.info browser hijacker from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove webisgreat.info homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
Websearch.webisgreat.info redirect virus removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs" and click "Uninstall a program".
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 lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose "Programs and Features".
In the uninstall programs window: look for "SNT", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling potentially unwanted programs (which cause browser redirects to the Websearch.webisgreat.info website), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Websearch.webisgreat.info homepage and default search engine removal from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove browser redirects:
Remove Websearch.webisgreat.info from Internet Explorer:
Click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "SNT", select this entry and click "Remove".
Change your homepage:
Click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove Websearch.webisgreat.info and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer. You can also enter about: blank to open a blank page when you start Internet Explorer.
Change your default search engine:
Click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) 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 to have problems with removal of the webisgreat.info virus, 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 the "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 the "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the "gear" icon. Select "Internet Options".
In the opened window, select the "Advanced" tab.
Click the "Reset" button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.
Remove Websearch.webisgreat.info from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate "SNT", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
Change your homepage:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, click "set pages", hover your mouse over Websearch.webisgreat.info and click the x symbol. Now, you can add your preferred website as your homepage.
Change your default search engine:
To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Settings", in the "Search" section click "Manage Search Engines...", remove "WebSearch" and add or select your preferred domain.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the webisgreat.info virus, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select "Tools". From the opened menu, select "Extensions". In the opened window, select "Settings" (at the left corner of the screen). Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the "Show advanced settings…" link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the "Reset browser settings" button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.
Remove Websearch.webisgreat.info from Mozilla Firefox:
Click on the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and remove "SNT".
Change your homepage:
To reset your homepage, click on the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) then select "Options", in the opened window, remove Websearch.webisgreat.info and enter your preferred domain, which will open each 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.webisgreat.info"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.
Computer users who have problems with webisgreat.info virus removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click the "Open Help Menu" icon,
Select "Troubleshooting Information".
In the opened window, click the "Reset Firefox" button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.
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 Webisgreat.info Virus distribution:
To avoid installation of Webisgreat.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:
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.
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