Websearch.searchannel.info Removal Guide

Do you know what Websearch.searchannel.info is?

Websearch.searchannel.info is one of those suspicious Websearch browser hijackers. Like previously released versions, it replaces homepages and search engines without permission. It has been found out that this hijacker can apply changes to all the browsers, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, which means that you will be forced to use the search bar installed on it to find the relevant information unless you eliminate Websearch.searchannel.info fully. We do not think that it is worth keeping Websearch.searchannel.info because it is known that it might cause harm to your PC during the time. Users who want to protect their systems should go for the removal of Websearch.searchannel.info right now.

After Websearch.searchannel.info slithers onto computers, it applies some modifications to the main Internet Explorer registries in order to be able to change the homepage. Our researchers have noticed that Websearch.searchannel.info browser hijacker modifies the following keys:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN (32-bit Windows) or HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN (64-bit Windows),

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN (32-bit Windows) or HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN (64-bit Windows),

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AboutURLs (64-bit Windows) and HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AboutURLs (32-bit Windows).

As these keys are related with Internet Explorer only, users whose default browsers are Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome will not notice these changes in the registry. Of course, they will still know that this browser hijacker has managed to enter their systems because they will see that their homepages and search engines are different.

At first sight, Websearch.searchannel.info looks like a useful search provider; however, we cannot say that this search engine is very reliable. According to our specialists, there is a very huge possibility that this search engine will provide users with ads and links. They will appear on the screen together with legitimate search results. Users might see ads on the startup page of Websearch.searchannel.info too. In most cases, these ads are provided by clickeu.teracreative.com and yieldmedia.adk2x.com advertising networks. Of course, we cannot guarantee that you will not see ads provided by other servers as well. Our security specialists do not recommend clicking on any of those ads because they might quickly redirect users to unreliable web pages full of malicious software. There is also a slight possibility that Websearch.searchannel.info will record some information about you because it claims in its Privacy Policy that it will record such details as the country in which the Internet service provider is located, IP address, the type of browser, software installation data, the type of the operating system, default search provider, web pages a user visited, and much more. Websearch.searchannel.info collects data using cookies in most cases.Websearch.searchannel.info Removal GuideWebsearch.searchannel.info screenshot
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Websearch.searchannel.info belongs to the Websearch family of browser hijackers, so it is not surprising at all that it mainly enters systems without permission. According to the research carried out by our security specialists, Websearch.searchannel.info browser hijacker is distributed via InstallRex installers. Other suspicious programs might travel together with this hijacker too. As our specialists have managed to find out, it comes together with LightningDownloader, Optimizer Pro, and other applications. It has been observed that Websearch.searchannel.info usually appears on those computers whose users visit torrent and various P2P websites because InstallRex installers can mainly be downloaded from them. It seems that users download these installers after they click on the fake Download button when they try to download a movie, a program, or something else. Actually, torrents and various file-sharing websites are often the main sources of malware, so you have to be really careful. Users who do not think that they can protect their systems from malware themselves have to install a security tool on the system.

If you want to start using another search engine, you have to remove Websearch.searchannel.info first. It will be rather hard to do that because it is impossible to erase it via Control Panel. We hope that instructions provided below will help you to get rid of Websearch.searchannel.info; however, if you feel that you need help with that, scan your system with an automatic malware remover. We know that there are hundreds of tools, so it might be really difficult to decide which one to install on the system. If you need our advice, you should install the SpyHunter antimalware suite on your computer. We are 100% sure that it will prevent undesirable software from entering your system.

Delete Websearch.searchannel.info

Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. Click on the Advanced tab.
  4. Click Reset.
  5. Put a tick in the box alongside Delete personal settings.
  6. Click Reset again.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+H and open Troubleshooting information.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox.
  4. Click the Refresh Firefox button again.

Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Click Reset settings and click Reset.

In non-techie terms:

We highly recommend that you take care of other undesirable programs that might be installed on your computer too. You might not even know that you have them; however, they might have slithered onto your PC together with Websearch.searchannel.info.