BeleelaShopperSearch.com Redirect

Also Known As: Belela Shopper Search adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Beleelashoppersearch.com redirect removal instructions

What is beleelashoppersearch.com?

According to the developers, Beleela Shopper Search significantly enhances the browsing experience by improving Internet searching and helping users to find the lowest costs within certain online shops. On initial inspection, this functionality may appear legitimate and useful, however, Beleela Shopper Search often infiltrates systems without consent. Furthermore, it delivers intrusive online advertisements, causes unwanted redirects, and continually records various user-system information. For these reasons, Beleela Shopper Search is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and a browser hijacker.

beleelashoppersearch.com browser hijacker

Research shows that Beleela Shopper Search operates as adware - it delivers various intrusive online advertisements by configuring a Windows Service, which acts as a proxy server. In addition, it modifies users' Internet connection options by assigning a proxy server to 127.0.0.1 with 8003 port. This makes all web requests route through the aforementioned Windows Service, which modifies visited web pages to display intrusive ads. Bear mind that ads displayed by adware-type applications often redirect to malicious websites and even accidental clicks can result in high-risk computer infections. In addition, Beleela Shopper Search stealthily modifies the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox new tab URL, default search engine, and homepage settings by assigning them to beleelashoppersearch.com. It also appends this URL to the target of each browser shortcut. Therefore, users are automatically redirected to Beleela Shopper Search when they open a browser/new browser tab or search via the URL bar. This significantly diminishes the web browsing experience. In addition, users are unable to revert these changes, since Beleela Shopper Search reassigns browser options when attempts are made to change them. Therefore, returning browsers to their previous states becomes impossible. Another downside is information tracking. This adware collects IP addresses, URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, and other information that might contain personal details. The data is shared with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse private information to generate revenue. The presence of a data-tracking app such as this can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. For these reasons, you are strongly advised to uninstall the Beleela Shopper Search browser hijacker.

There are hundreds of browser-hijacking applications virtually identical to Beleela Shopper Search. The list of examples includes (but is not limited to) MapsEasy, Search Anonymo, DailyProductivityTools, and PowerMediaTab. All offer functionality to enhance the web browsing experience in some way, however, these claims are merely attempts to trick users to install. In fact, browser-hijacking applications are designed only to generate revenue for the developers and are useless for regular users - they cause unwanted redirects and continually record various user-system information.

How did beleelashoppersearch.com install on my computer?

Beleela Shopper Search is distributed using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" - stealth installation of third party applications with regular software/apps. Developers hide bundled programs within the "Custom" or "Advanced" settings of the download/installation processes. Rushing and skipping this section exposes systems to risk of various infections and puts users' privacy at risk.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

To prevent this situation, be very cautious when downloading and installing software. Closely analyze each download/installation step using the "Custom" or "Advanced" settings. In addition, decline offers to download/install additional applications and cancel those already included.

Quick menu:

Beleela Shopper Search browser hijacker removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

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:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

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.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

beleelashoppersearch.com browser hijacker uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window: look for any recently-installed suspicious applications (for example, "Beleela Shopper Search"), select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted programs that cause browser redirects to the beleelashoppersearch.com website, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.


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Beleela Shopper Search browser hijacker removal from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove browser redirects:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Remove beleelashoppersearch.com-related Internet Explorer add-ons:

Removing beleelashoppersearch.com related Internet Explorer extensions

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select such entries and click "Remove".

Fix Internet Explorer shortcut target:

Removing beleelashoppersearch.com from Internet Explorer shortcut target step 1

This browser hijacker changes the "Target" field of the Internet Explorer shortcut. To fix this, locate the shortcut on your Desktop and click the right mouse button over it. In the opened menu, choose "Properties". In the opened window, locate the Target field and eliminate text (hxxp://www.beleelashoppersearch.com/...), which is entered after "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe".

Removing beleelashoppersearch.com from Internet Explorer shortcut target step 2

Change your homepage:

Removing beleelashoppersearch.com from Internet Explorer homepage

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Internet Options", in the opened window, remove hxxp://www.beleelashoppersearch.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer.

Change your default search engine:

Removing beleelashoppersearch.com from Internet Explorer default search engine

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options 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, then remove "beleelashoppersearch".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the belela shopper search adware, 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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Remove beleelashoppersearch.com-related Google Chrome extensions:

Removing beleelashoppersearch.com related Google Chrome extensions

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate any recently-installed suspicious add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.

Fix Google Chrome shortcut target:

Removing beleelashoppersearch.com from Google Chrome shortcut target step 1

This browser hijacker modifies the "Target" field of the Google Chrome shortcut. To fix this, locate the shortcut on your Desktop and click the right mouse button over it. In the opened menu, choose "Properties". In the opened window, locate the Target field and eliminate all text (hxxp://www.beleelashoppersearch.com/...), which is entered after "C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"

Removing beleelashoppersearch.com from Google Chrome shortcut target step 2

Change your homepage:

Removing beleelashoppersearch.com from Google Chrome homepage

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, click "set pages", hover your mouse over Beleela Shopper Search and click the x symbol. Now, you can add your preferred website as your homepage.

Change your default search engine:

Removing beleelashoppersearch.com from Google Chrome default search engine

To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings", in "Search" section, click "Manage Search Engines...", remove "beleelashoppersearch" and add or select your preferred Internet search engine.

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the belela shopper search adware, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options 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.

Resetting Google Chrome setting to default - accessing settings

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset browser settings button.

Resetting Google Chrome settings to default - advanced settings

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Google Chrome settings to default - confirm that you want to reset Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Remove beleelashoppersearch.com-related Mozilla Firefox add-ons:

Removing beleelashoppersearch.com related Mozilla Firefox extensions

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove any recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Fix Mozilla Firefox shortcut target:

Removing beleelashoppersearch.com from Mozilla Firefox shortcut target step 1

This browser hijacker changes the "Target" field of the Mozilla Firefox shortcut. To fix this, locate the shortcut on your Desktop and click the right mouse button over it. In the opened menu, choose "Properties". In the opened window, locate the Target field and eliminate all text (hxxp://www.beleelashoppersearch.com/...), which is entered after "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"

Removing beleelashoppersearch.com from Mozilla Firefox shortcut target step 2

Change your homepage:

Removing beleelashoppersearch.com from Mozilla Firefox homepage

To reset your homepage, click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window) then select "Options", in the opened window, remove hxxp://www.beleelashoppersearch.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.

Change default search engine:

Removing beleelashoppersearch.com from Mozilla Firefox 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: "beleelashoppersearch.com"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with belela shopper search adware removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click the Open Help Menu icon, firefox help menu

Resettings Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing settings window

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing

In the opened window, click the Reset Firefox button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - clicking the

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - confirming settings reset

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...

removing browser hijacker from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 3 - changing homepage

In the preferences window select General tab and make sure that your homepage is set to a preferred URL, if its altered by a browser hijacker - change it.

removing browser hijackers from safari step 4 - changing the default Internet search engine

In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Summary:

declining installation of browser hijackers while downloading free software sampleA 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. 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.

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