Websearch.coolwebsearch.info Removal Guide

Do you know what Websearch.coolwebsearch.info is?

Websearch.coolwebsearch.info is the newest addition to its wide family of browser hijackers that just rolled out from its dark lair. It’s safe to say that you ought to remove it from your computer at your earliest convenience. However, because it is a hijacker, removing it using traditional methods is impossible as it has been specifically created to rollback the modifications it has made to your web browser settings each time you attempt to change something. Nevertheless, it is possible to remove Websearch.coolwebsearch.info with relative ease, all you have to do is follow the instructions we have prepared at the bottom of this article. However, we also think that it is important to be aware of how you might get infected with it, how it works, and the dangers it may pose.

Websearch.coolwebsearch.info is a clone of previous hijackers, such as Websearch.searchplazanow.info, Websearch.thesearchpage.info, Websearch.searchtheglobe.info, and many more. Note that you may easily recognize these hijackers if you pay close attention to their names. Without exception the name begins with “Websearch” and ends with “info,” leaving the middle word subject to change. Needless to say, users should remove all browser hijackers in this family, because they are all equally malicious.Websearch.coolwebsearch.info Removal GuideWebsearch.coolwebsearch.info screenshot
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As far as their dissemination goes, it must be said that Websearch.coolwebsearch.info usually comes bundled with freeware. It is difficult to say with which applications it is usually bundled with, but our researchers have determined that in some cases it might be bundled with Unisales, YoutubeAdBlocker, Optimizer Pro,and EZDownloader. Note that these applications are also highly unreliable and we recommend you to remove them as well.

Once you install any of these bundles, Websearch.coolwebsearch.info will also be installed without the user’s knowledge or approval. It will then change your default homepage and search engine to Websearch.coolwebsearch.info. It must be said that the changes will be impossible to revert by simply going to the web browser’s settings and choosing a new homepage and search engine, because after restarting the browser, the changes you have made will be changed back.

We encourage users not to use Websearch.coolwebsearch.info as a legitimate search provider, because you will be subjected to various commercial advertisements that could compromise your system’s security. Therefore, it would be in your best interest if you avoid clicking on any ads promoted by Websearch.coolwebsearch.info. Furthermore, we are of the opinion that you should remove it in order to keep your system malware-free as these advertisements have been proven to be the source of various infections.

All in all, Websearch.coolwebsearch.info is a lousy search provider, because it modifies browser settings to display potentially dangerous commercial advertisements. Due to the fact that it modifies browser settings by force and prevents users from reverting the changes it has made we regard this application as malicious, and as such it should be removed ASAP.

How to remove Websearch.coolwebsearch.info

Windows 8 and 8.1

  1. Open the Start Screen.
  2. Type Uninstall in the search box and then go to Settings.
  3. In the search results, go to Uninstall a program.
  4. Find Websearch.coolwebsearch.info related applications.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Find Websearch.coolwebsearch.info related applications.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Websearch.coolwebsearch.info related applications.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Delete settings made to the Brower’s Target line

  1. Right-click on the browser.
  2. Select Properties.
  3. Open the Shortcut tab.
  4. Delete the unwanted search engine from the Target line.
  5. Click OK.

Remove affiliated Websearch.coolwebsearch.info extensions

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet Options.
  2. Open the Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. Select the Check box.
  4. Click Reset and then click Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H and click Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click Reset Firefox.
  3. In the dialog box, click Reset Firefox.
  4. Click Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click Settings.
  2. Click Show advanced settings.
  3. Click Reset settings.
  4. Click Reset.

In non-techie terms:

Websearch.coolwebsearch.info is a browser hijacker that forcibly changes the default homepage and search engine to Websearch.coolwebsearch.info without the users consent or knowledge. It is known to display unreliable advertisements that may infect your system with dangerous malware. Therefore, we encourage users to remove it as soon as possible.