Websearch.searchtheglobe.info Removal Guide

Do you know what Websearch.searchtheglobe.info is?

Websearch.searchtheglobe.info is classified as a browser hijacker. We encourage users to remove this hijacker as soon as possible because it may jeopardize the security of your system. It must be noted that the most vulnerable web browsers to this hijacker are Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. However, the hijacker is itself vulnerable and can be used by cyber criminals to exploit the website Websearch.searchtheglobe.info. The best way to protect yourself is to avoid getting infected with this hijacker in the first place. However, it is important to know where you got or could get this hijacker as it does not come out of nowhere.

There is no way of installing Websearch.searchtheglobe.info as a separate application as there is no direct link to its installer. Websearch.searchtheglobe.info is very similar to Websearch.Searchoholic.info, Websearch.search-plaza.info, Websearch.searchinweb.info (all of which should be deleted) and all of them use free software to spread around the web. Like its counterparts, Websearch.Searchoholic.info is distributed using free software. However, unlike legitimate bundles, Websearch.searchtheglobe.info does not ask the user whether to install it or not. The reason for this is simple; the hijacker changes the browser’s homepage and search engine to Websearch.searchtheglobe.info.

The hijacker forcefully modifies browser settings to redirect to its website so that the user could be exposed to promoted advertisements. Forceful redirecting is used because, once the user clicks on an advertisement, the creators of Websearch.searchtheglobe.info will generate revenue via the pay-per-click system. More so, the users should be cautious as the creators of Websearch.searchtheglobe.info do not endorse the adverts displayed on their website, thus opening opportunities for the schemers to take advantage of the vulnerable advertising platform. This is the main reason we emphasize the need to delete this hijacker. In addition, Websearch.searchtheglobe.info collects the user’s browsing habits to tailor specific ads to increase its revenue. To achieve this, the hijacker installs an application named Webssearches on your system.

Additionally, Websearch.searchtheglobe.info installs the Fast Start extension on Internet Explorer and Firefox and Evernote on Internet Explorer. More so, it changes the target line by adding the address of its website; thus, reverting any attempted changes by the user to change the settings of the browser. Therefore, we encourage users to remove Websearch.searchtheglobe.info from their computers due to the fact that it jeopardizes web browsing experience and opens opportunities for cyber criminals to exploit the unwary users.

Websearch.searchtheglobe.info Removal

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. Locate webssearches the application list and click to uninstall them.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Locate webssearches in the application list and click to uninstall them.

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Locate webssearches in the application list and click to uninstall them.

Delete Websearch.searchtheglobe.info from browser

Modify Target Line

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

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X.
  2. Click Manage Add-ons
  3. Select Toolbars and Extensions
  4. Disable/Remove Fast Start and Evernote.
  5. Select Search Providers.
  6. Disable/Remove WebSearch.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Press Alt+X again.
  9. Select Internet Options.
  10. Change the Homepage address.
  11. Click OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+A.
  2. Select Extensions.
  3. Select Fast Start.
  4. Click to remove it.
  5. Press Alt+T.
  6. Click Options.
  7. Click General.
  8. Change the homepage address.
  9. Click OK.
  10. Click Search.
  11. Change your search engine provider.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click Settings.
  2. Go down to the bottom and click Show advanced settings.
  3. Scroll down and click Reset browser settings.
  4. Press Reset.

In non-techie terms:

Websearch.searchtheglobe.info is classified as a browser hijacker because it enters the system without the user’s permission, using bundled software as its main vehicle for distribution. Once the hijacker enters a system, it modifies your browser settings. In addition the hijacker installs extensions which are used to gather information about the user’s browsing habits. Therefore, you must remove Websearch.searchtheglobe.info as soon as possible.