How to remove Websearch.searchandfly.info (Virus Removal Guide)

What is Websearch.searchandfly.info?

Websearch.searchandfly.info is a search engine associated with browser hijackers that change existing internet browser settings of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer. In turn, these browser hijackers cause unwanted browser redirects to websearch.searchandfly.info, google.com, and other websites.

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The website Websearch.searchandfly.info is utilized by potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) and freeware in order to monetize free products and services. If an internet browser is redirecting to websearch.searchandfly.info it is likely because the computer system has an unwanted program installed and/or additional browser attachments, including add-ons and extensions such as ISTsearch.

Certain malware analyst also find that browser hijackers associated with this suspicious search engine may bundle with third-party items, including adware used to access user information and serve targeted advertisements across multiple internet browsers.

The most common symptoms of the Websearch.searchandfly.info virus (although not technically a computer virus) is unwanted browser start-ups and redirects to the questionable website. Most browser redirects occur when a user opens a new browser window, opens a new browser tab, or searches the web using the browser address bar.

How to remove Websearch.searchandfly.info (Virus Removal Guide)

This Websearch.searchandfly.info removal guide will help you remove the Websearch.searchandfly.info virus and uninstall browser hijackers from Windows in order to stop redirects to Websearch.searchandfly.info.

  1. Automatic Removal Guide
  2. Manual Removal Guide
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1. Automatic Removal Guide

Use the instructions below to automatically remove Websearch.searchandfly.info and third-party malware, as well as automatically remove unwanted search engines from your installed internet browsers.

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2. Install the free or paid version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

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3. Once Malwarebytes is installed, run the program. *Malwarebytes may automatically begin to update and scan your computer at this point.

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4. Once the Malwarebytes program has been open, if a scan has not initiated, please click the large Scan Now button or visit the “Scan” tab to initiate a scan. Before the scan is started Malwarebytes may ask to update the software, make sure to do so if prompted to.

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5. Once the scan is complete, click the Quarantine All button to remove the files.

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6. You may also chose to visit the History tab and click Delete All to remove these files from the Quarantine log, although these files no longer prove a threat.

If you are still having issues with malware it is recommended to download and install a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro by Surfright to eradicate existing malicious files.

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CCleaner can be used to automatically repair internet browser settings, system startup up settings, and uninstall unwanted software.

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2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

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3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.

4. To automatically uninstall unwanted software, navigate to the Uninstall tab and search for the program in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the unwanted software as selected by clicking the Run Uninstaller button.

2. Manual Removal Guide

Use the instructions below to manually uninstall Websearch.searchandfly.info adware from Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

How to uninstall Websearch.searchandfly.info

1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel (on Windows 8, right click the bottom left corner to access the Windows 8 Start Menu).

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2. Click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program.

3. In the list of installed programs search for unwanted software. Once the unwanted program is located, double click the unwanted program or highlight it in the list and click the Uninstall button to remove it.

How to remove unwanted add-ons and extensions

Use the instructions below to remove add-ons and extensions from Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.

Google Chrome

1. Click on the Customize icon (wrench or 3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the unwanted extension and remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.

2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the unwanted add-on and remove it.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.

2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for the unwanted add-on and remove it if located.

How to remove Websearch.searchandfly.info search engine

The default, managed, and provided search engines are the internal search engines used by internet browsers.

  • In Mozilla Firefox, click the small search magnify glass near the search box (not url/search field) and click “Manage Search Engines…”. Remove the Websearch.searchandfly.info search engine from the list of search providers by highlighting the selections and clicking remove.
  • In Microsoft Internet Explorer navigate to Tools > Manage Add Ons > Search Providers and remove the Websearch.searchandfly.info search engine from the list.
  • In Google Chrome, click the customize icon (wrench or 3 bars) and navigate to Settings > Manage search engines… click the X next to the Websearch.searchandfly.info search engine to remove it.

Please note, If http://www.Websearch.searchandfly.info/ is set as Google Chrome’s default search engine, add (or select) a new search engine (such as Google.com) and select the new search engine as the default search engine, then remove the unwanted search engine by clicking the X next to it.

How to remove Websearch.searchandfly.info homepage

  • In Mozilla Firefox navigate to Tools > Options or click Firefox in the top left corner and click Options > Options. Under the General tab remove Websearch.searchandfly.info from the “Home Page:” field and replace it with your preferred home page URL.
  • In Microsoft Internet Explorer navigate to Tools >Internet Options. Remove Websearch.searchandfly.info from the Home Page field and replace it with your preferred URL.
  • In Google Chrome click the customize icon (wrench or 3 bars) and navigate to Settings.Click “Set pages” under the On startup option. Remove Websearch.searchandfly.info and replace it with your preferred homepage URL.

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Sean Doyle

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Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Internet Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.