Adware.LinkHijacker, the family of hijackers of browser did it again with WebSearch.com adware. It is packed with free downloadable programs online. Its nature is to hijack browser which means it can change your home page browser page to Webssearches without asking for a permission to do so. At the same time, this adware can add this link (http://istart.webssearches.com/?type=sc&ts=<timestamp>&from=<affiliate_id>&uid=<disk_id>) to several shortcut web browser and a few not internet related programs.
And once you launched one of these hijacked shortcuts, the Webssearches.com web page will open. However, you may fail to uninstall webssearches from your computer just like the ordinary programs. Cleaning your computer with this adware need specialized tools.
It is crucial to remember that it is a program installed via free-programs that didn’t reveal any information about the software it will install along with it. As a user, you need to pay attention to the license agreement in addition to the screen during installation. If there is an option about Advanced or Custom installation on your screen, it would be a good idea to select one of the option (to be able to disclose the 3rd party’s software installations). In addition, if during the installation or within the license agreement page you’re going to install unwanted adware or tool bar, it is recommended that you cancel and don’t use the free software. For sure, this wil be a tool to promote WebsSearches website without no option to remove it or even return to your original broser settings.
How to uninstall webssearches and the unknown programs with it on your computer.
Identifying and removing those malicious programs installed on your PC, will be the first step.
Click the Start button, then find the Control Panel menu option and click it. Here is where you can uninstall the harmful programs that cause by webssearches (redireting form Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows XP).
• Windows 8 users, you can drag your mouse pointer at the edge of the screen and enter “control panel” to the Search box. You can also right click a button at the left corner (before it was known as the Strat button) and choose the Control Panel there.
When the window of the Control Panel open, choose Unisntall a program option (this is under the Program category). If you are in a Classic View of the Control Panel, you’ll need to double click it once the mouse pointer is at the “Programs and Features icon “.
In case the screen of the Uninstall a Program or the Programs and Features is displayed, find the following programs to uninstall:
• Istart.webssearches.com uninstaller
• Browser new tab extension
• Wsys Control
• And those recently unknown programs installed from your PC.
You can view the very recent installed programs by clicking the “Installed On” column find the program by means of the installation date. This will make it easier to find using the installation date on the list and uninstall those unwanted or unknown programs.
There are times the webssearches adware infection may have a different name or the possibility that it’s not installed on your computer or you can’t find anything that proves link to this adware, they you need to go to the next step.