If you start your computer and open a browser and the first page that you see is the Search.lexside.com it means that your computer was infected with browser hijacker. Whatever you do, this malware program will stay in your system memory and every few seconds will pop-up Search.lexside.com annoying website with numerous advertisings.
Search.lexside.com pop-up windows are not the worst thing that can happen. Furthermore, it can be worse. This browser hijacker can completely take control over your browser, change home page, new tab page and even replace your search engine that you are using by default. Moreover, Search.lexside.com redirect can affect shortcuts on your desktop, so that when you try to run the program the web browser will be automatically opened with this malicious website.
Technically, the malware that opens Search.lexside.com is not a virus. But it behaves very similar. Same as the virus it will hide in your system and make various unauthorized and harmful actions, and other than that it can block or impede its removal. The cause of this annoying infection in Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox is not the infection of your computer by some Trojan, most of the times it is some malware or some potentially unwanted program that hiding in your system. These programs are absolutely unnecessary for the normal operation of the computer and doesn’t perform any useful functions. All their activities are reduced to one – to show you annoying advertisements or open different, misleading and irrelevant websites. To get infected you don’t need to visit some questionable websites or install some Trojans, often it is enough to download and run some freeware application downloaded from unofficial website.
The infection process of Search.lexside.com is quite common and starts from the step where user is looking for some freeware program on Google. After introducing a search query, user clicks on the first link and getting redirected to one of the major file hosting website. The website usually looks legitimate and doesn’t cause any suspicion. After that user downloads the installer, which is usually packed with additional programs such as Search.lexside.com browser hijacker. In most of the cases the installation of additional programs can be disabled by simply attentively reading of user agreement and choosing custom or advanced installation option. Forget the automatic installation!
Anyhow, if you already have been infected by Search.lexside.com and want to quickly and easily get rid of it from your computer, we recommend to use our comprehensive removal guide written below. Follow the manual removal steps and you will be able to completely uninstall Search.lexside.com redirect virus from your computer. Afterwards it is recommended to scan your computer with our automatic removal tool to make sure that you don’t have any other infection installed on your computer.
Symptoms of Search.lexside.com infection on your computer can be: computer crashes, unusual homepage or search engine on your browser, unwanted pop-up ads and advertising banners. We recommend to download our automatic removal tool. This removal tool has been tested for Search.lexside.com threat removal and it is easy to use.
After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the SEARCH.LEXSIDE.COM and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.