Ww-searchings.com Removal Guide

Do you know what Ww-searchings.com is?

Ww-searchings.com is a new questionable search engine page that can show up in your browsers in questionable ways. In fact, our researchers have labeled this threat as a browser hijacker because it can change certain browser settings either you notice this or not. Hijackers are a tricky kind due to the fact that most users do not even realize that they install them themselves. This is possible since browser hijackers can enter your computer in a misleading manner. If, for example, you rush to install a new free software bundle you just downloaded, it is possible that you overlook some very important checkboxes and, by default, you allow such browser changes to take place that could result in having this hijacker in your browsers. Since this search engine could present to you unsafe third-party content, keeping it on your computer may pose a threat to your system security. Therefore, we recommend that you remove Ww-searchings.com right now before you end up on malicious websites and have to pay for the consequences.

Although our researchers have found that this browser hijacker is not yet popular, it does not mean that it cannot start spreading like mushrooms in a forest in the near future. Since there are no real boundaries with regard to locality on the Internet, you can infect your computer with this threat anywhere on the planet. This is why it may come in handy to know how this browser hijacker is spreading on the web. In order for you to end up with Ww-searchings.com in your browsers, you need to click on the wrong third-party content. In other words, you need to click on a corrupt third-party advertisement, such as a banner or pop-up ad.Ww-searchings.com Removal GuideWw-searchings.com screenshot
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This can happen at least in two possible ways. First, you may search the web to find a site to download a new free program from, but your target could be a single free music or movie file, too. If you are not experienced, it is possible that you find yourself on a malicious or fake file-sharing website after clicking on a link on the search results page. You need to be aware that even the most popular search engines, including Google, Bing, and Yahoo, can contain questionable links to such pages. This is why you need to be very careful about what you search for even in these search engines. If you want to download files and programs, you should always do so from official and trustworthy sources. If you land on a suspicious file-sharing site, you may click on a corrupt third-party ad and you could drop a bundle of malware threats onto your system. In this case, you need to scan your PC with a reliable malware scanner after you delete Ww-searchings.com from your browsers.

As we have already mentioned, this is a very simple-looking search engine that only has a search box on its page; no toolbar, no quick links, and not even one legal document, such as an EULA and Privacy Policy. This should ring the alarm bell in your mind right away. This browser hijacker does not even have its own engine actually, and it redirects all your queries to a possibly modified Bing search results page. This simply means that this infection can only generate income for its creators if it promotes third parties through advertisements and links, which can be done on the results pages. So even if you find yourself on a Bing page, you should not trust what you find there because there could be cyber criminals hiding behind some of the ads and links. If you click on any of the potentially unreliable contents, it is possible that you land on malicious websites or drop infections directly to your computer. This is why it is risky to have this hijacker in your browsers and to be exposed to the content it may display. We recommend that you delete Ww-searchings.com before you make your system more vulnerable than it already is.

We have prepared manual instructions for you below so that you can put an end to this infection with your own hands. This should not take too long even if you are not an experienced computer user. Since it is possible that there could be other malware infections on board, we suggest that you address this issue at the same time. If you do not want to go after these threats one by one manually, you can use a reliable anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter. If you keep this tool always active and up-to-date, you can automatically prevent all known malicious programs from entering your virtual world.

How to remove Ww-searchings.com from browsers

Google Chrome

  1. Tap Win+E.
  2. Find the “C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default” folder.
  3. Delete Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data files.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Tap Win+E.
  2. Open the “C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{Unique Mozilla user ID} folder.
  3. Run the prefs.js file in a text editor, such as Notepad.
  4. Find user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "http://ww-searchings.com /") and replace “ww-searchings.com” with your preference.

Internet Explorer

  1. Tap Win+R and enter regedit. Click OK.
  2. Replace the value data “http://ww-searchings.com” in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page (64-bit!), HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page, and HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page registry keys.
  3. Exit the editor.

In non-techie terms:

Ww-searchings.com is a suspicious search engine that is not only very simple at first sight but it also does not disclose any legal documents, which is rather suspicious behavior. Practically, all you see on this page is a search box. This search engine can appear in your browsers after a browser hijacker slithers onto your system. If it manages to find its way to your browsers, it means two things: one, your system is not protected by a proper, up-to-date anti-malware application, and two, you are not cautious enough about where you click and which sites you visit. Since this browser hijacker can introduce you to potentially unreliable third-party web content that could put your virtual security at risk, we suggest that you remove Ww-searchings.com from your browsers ASAP. If you need effective protection, we advise you to install a trustworthy malware removal tool.