Websearch.amaizingsearches.info Virus

Also Known As: Websearch.amaizingsearches.info redirect
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Websearch.amaizingsearches.info virus removal instructions

What is websearch.amaizingsearches.info?

The Websearch.amaizingsearches.info browser hijacker installs together with free software downloaded from the Internet. After successful infiltration, this adware modifies Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) settings by changing the homepage and default search engine fields. Furthermore, users are prevented from rolling back these changes due to the installation of browser 'helper objects', which block any user attempts to revert them. The websearch.amaizingsearches.info website can be used to search the Internet, however, the search engine presented is crowded with dubious sponsored search results - clicking these can lead to serious malware and virus infections.

websearch.amaizingsearches.info virus

Be aware that having browser settings-changing adware such as this installed on your computer is dangerous. Developers of this rogue program are able to add malicious scripts to this website - redirecting the user to other malicious sources at any time, and subsequently infecting the system with various spyware and malware. This browser hijacker also tracks users' Internet browsing activity by recording web pages visited, activity on those pages, search terms, and information within social media websites. This information can be personally identifiable, and therefore, the presence of websearch.amaizingsearches.info adware on your system can lead to serious privacy issues or identity theft. Common sources of these browser hijackers are free software 'download clients' - small programs, which manage the process of freeware download and offer installation of promoted browser plug-ins. At time of research, the websearch.amaizingsearches.info website was advertised as "The best search product", whereas, in fact, it is a useless website designed to trick Internet users into clicking deceptive ads and dubious sponsored Internet search results.

This browser hijacker is identical to previous variants, which redirect users to the searchsun.infoexitingsearch.info, and webisawsome.info websites. To avoid installation of browser settings-changing adware such as this, express caution when downloading free software. If your download is managed by a download client, opt-out of installation of any advertised browser plugins by clicking the 'Decline' button. Today, most freeware download websites (including download.com, softonic.com, and many others) employ download clients to monetize their free services, thus, reckless free software downloading can result in adware infections. If your Internet browsers redirect you to the websearch.amaizingsearches.info website, use the removal instructions provided to eliminate this browser hijacker from your computer.

Deceptive free software installer used in websearch.amaizingsearches.info browser hijacker distribution:

 Free software installed distributing websearch.amaizingsearches.info browser hijacker

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Quick menu:

Websearch.amaizingsearches.info virus 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.

websearch.amaizingsearches.info uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window: look for "SNT", "SW-Booster", and "SW-Sustainer", select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

At time of research, the websearch.amaizingsearches.info browser hijacker installed together with the following potentially unwanted applications: LiveSupport, OptimizerPro, safeeweub, SNT, SW-Booster, SW-Sustainer, and YoutubeAdblocker. You are advised to uninstall these programs.

After uninstalling potentially unwanted programs, which cause browser redirects to the websearch.amaizingsearches.info website, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Websearch.amaizingsearches.info redirect removal from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove browser redirects:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing websearch.amaizingsearches.info 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 "SNT", "safeeweub", and "YoutubeAdblocker", select these entries and click "Remove".

Change your homepage:

Removing websearch.amaizingsearches.info 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 websearch.amaizingsearches.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:

Removing websearch.amaizingsearches.info 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 and then remove "WebSearch".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the websearch.amaizingsearches.info redirect, 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:

Removing websearch.amaizingsearches.info related Google Chrome extensions

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate "Photo Enlarge", "safEiweEb", "SNT", and "YoutubeAdblocker", select these entries and click the trash can icon.

Change your homepage:

Removing websearch.amaizingsearches.info 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 websearch.amaizingsearches.info and click the x symbol. Now, you can add your preferred website as your homepage.

Change your default search engine:

Removing websearch.amaizingsearches.info 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 the "Search" section, click "Manage Search Engines...", remove "WebSearch" and add or select your preferred domain.

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the websearch.amaizingsearches.info redirect, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

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

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing websearch.amaizingsearches.info related Mozilla Firefox extensions

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and remove "safEiweEb", "SNT", and "YoutubeAdblocker".

Change your homepage:

Removing websearch.amaizingsearches.info 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 websearch.amaizingsearches.info and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.

Change your default search engine:

Removing websearch.amaizingsearches.info from Mozilla Firefox default search engine settings

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: "amaizingsearches"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with websearch.amaizingsearches.info redirect 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 Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

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

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

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

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Change your homepage:

Changing homepage in Microsoft Edge

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings", in the opened tab, click the "+ Add new page" link, after entering your preferred URL, remove the link of browser hijackers by clicking the "X" button next to the associated URL.

Change your default search engine:

Changing default Internet search engine in Microsoft Edge

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". Click the "View advanced settings" button and select "Change search engine". In the opened tab, select your preferred Internet search engine and click "Set as default".

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of browser hijackers while downloading free software sampleA browser hijacker is a type of adware infection that modifies Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage and default Internet search engine settings to some other (unwanted) website URL. Commonly, this type of adware infiltrates operating systems through free software downloads. If your download is managed by a download client, ensure that you decline offers to install advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine settings.

Removal assistance:
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