Removal guide for browser hijacker from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer

Most of the times appears on victim’s computer after installing freeware program such as pc boosters, audio converters, bundled with malware. The installation of the malware is usually done undercover of installation of a freeware application. By other words, browser hijacker will be installed along with the freeware without asking for user’s authorization. Therefore, it is helpful to read EULA before the installation and find out about any additional software included in the package. Also, it is recommended to perform custom or advanced installation and select only necessary products that you want to install. However, it’s not the only way how can get into computer system. But if you some simple rules you can easily avoid the infection with malware. It is easy to avoid downloading freeware programs from unofficial websites and read the EULA before the installation, also don’t forget to choose the custom or advanced installation option. was developed by Walasearch LTD, which is a privately owned company based in Asia. The website positioning itself as a useful search engine that can help users to find what they are looking for in a matter of seconds with the help of the latest search algorithms, developed by the experts of the company. In reality, there is nothing special in the search engine of domain, the only thing that differs it from others is the built-in adware algorithm that will constantly provide users with sponsored advertisements and redirects to sponsored websites. can be considered as malicious website that acts like a browser hijacker. Firstly, because it is spread illegally via bundles or by tricking users into installation of malicious browser add-ons. Secondly, hijack is able to change browser and system settings without user’s authorization. Since it is technically not a virus, novice users will not be able to remove this malware with the help of their antivirus software.

In addition to malicious activities described above, walasearch redirect can also collect user’s personal information, which will be input during the Internet browsing. Keep in mind that all of the information can be collected and transferred to the cyber criminals for their malicious purposes. User can get easily involved in ransomware, scams, frauds and other cyber crimes. Also, there is a high risk to expose your personal credentials and lose your email, social network and even home banking account data to third party. It is recommended to get rid of hijacker as quickly as possible. Thus, we have provided a comprehensive step-by-step removal guide that you can find below this article. Also, you can download our automatic removal tool that will completely scan your computer for malware infection and clean it. Removal Instruction

Automatic Removal for

Symptoms of 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 threat removal and it is easy to use.

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Manual Removal Instruction for

Step 1
Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Click on the Start button in the left lower corner and select → Control Panel. After that find the Programs and Features (if you are running Windows XP , then click on Add/Remove Programs). remove from Windows - step 1.1
Windows 8/8.1/10
  • If you are running Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system , then right-click on the Start which is in the lower left corner of the screen. After that select Control Panel and go to Programs/Uninstall a Program. remove from Windows - step 1.2
Uninstall and related programs
  • In the list of installed programs find the or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Click on them to select and then click on Uninstall button to remove them. remove from Windows - step 1.3
Step 2
  • Step 3
Remove suspicious add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Manage Add-ons.
    Remove from Internet Explorer - Step 2.1
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Now, find the and other suspicious add-ons. Disable them by right clicking and selecting Disable:
    Remove from Internet Explorer - Step 2.2
How to change your homepage if it was modified by browser hijacker:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Internet Options.
  • On General tab remove unwanted URL and enter your desired domain name such as Click Apply to save changes.
    Remove from Internet Explorer - Step 2.3
Resetting Internet Explorer browser
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and chose Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Now click on Reset button, the new window should appear. Select the Delete Personal settings option and click on Reset button again. Now you have deteled completely.
  • Remove from Internet Explorer - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon which is located in the top right corner. Now select Add-ons and go to Extensions.
  • Remove from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.1
  • Now you can see the list of extensions installed within Mozilla Firefox, simply select and other suspicious extensions and click on remove button to delete them.
  • Remove from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.2
Resetting Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu icon which is on the upper left corner of the browser and click on the question mark. Now, choose Troubleshooting Information option.
  • Remove from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.3
  • New windows will pop-up where you can see Refresh Firefox to its default state message and Refresh Firefox button. Click this button to remove completely.
  • Remove from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon in the upper right corner and select More Tools and then select Extensions.
  • Remove from Google Chrome - Step 2.1
  • Now, find the and other unwanted extensions and click on trash icon to delete them completely.
  • Remove from Google Chrome - Step 2.2
  • Click on menu icon once again and select Settings and then Manage Search engines it will be right under the Search section.
  • Remove from Google Chrome - Step 2.3
  • Now you will see all of the Search Engines installed in your browser. Remove any suspicious search engines. We advise you to leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
  • Remove from Google Chrome - Step 2.4
Resetting Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon which is on the top right corner of your Google Chrome browser. Now select Settings. Click Show Advanced Settings...
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and find there Reset settings and click on it.
  • Remove from Google Chrome - Step 2.5
  • New window will pop-up where you click on Reset button to confirm the action and remove completely.
  • Remove from Google Chrome - Step 2.6
Step 3

After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the WALASEARCH.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.

Information added: 04/17/2016 05:26 PM;