Following this tutorial will help you to eliminate websearch.hotsearches.info browser hijacker from Google Chrome, Opera, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Other browsers, of course, aren`t an exception and can be touched by this hijacker too. It is important to know that it claims of itself to be some superb search engine, whereas it isn`t. This is a malicious domain related to many other malicious applications.
Keep in mind that websearch.hotsearches.info hijacker also plays the role of adware in your PC. For example, you may notice that websearch.hotsearches.info homepage already displays a lot of sponsored ads, plus the pseudo search queries redirected through it are also diluted with various sponsored links leading to a lot of unsafe domains.. For example, you may notice that websearch.hotsearches.info homepage already displays a lot of sponsored ads, plus the pseudo search queries redirected through it are also diluted with various sponsored links leading to a lot of unsafe domains.
How does websearch.hotsearches.info get into my system?
Also, we noted that websearch.hotsearches.info hijacker causes a lot of unwanted redirections to random pages, which are extremely malicious. Note that this hijacker may be bundled by default with a lot of other free programs. You have to be careful not to permit any concealed installations to occur in your system, and this is why it is very important to carefully read the EULAs (End User License Agreements) in all the details.
How to remove websearch.hotsearches.info?
If you detect websearch.hotsearches.info and don’t wish to keep it on your PC, then you can follow the removal guide given below to remove it. You may choose a manual method to delete this infection, but it should be reminded that, the manual removal is a cumbersome and risky task which must only be attempted by advanced users. If you are a novice user, it is a better option to use an automatic removal tool, for instance Trojan Killer by GridinSoft.
Removal tool for websearch.hotsearches.info:
Automatic removal instructions:
- Scan your system with GridinSoft Trojan Killer and click on “Apply” at the end of scan:
- Shut down all your browsers.
- In Trojan Killer’s window click on “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of Trojan Killer, then click on Reset” button again:
- Restart your computer.
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Trojan Killer:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with websearch.hotsearches.info in the future.
GridinSoft Trojan Killer offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Trojan Killer and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):