How to Remove Websearch.helpmefindyour.info Redirect (Search Hijacker Removal Guide)

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How to Remove Websearch.helpmefindyour.info Redirect (Search Hijacker Removal Guide)

Postby Sophia » 2013-04-07 3:37


This post depicts details about websearch.helpmefindyour.info redirects and how to get rid of websearch.helpmefindyour.info redirects, hijacking and related unwanted pop ups. Read for more.

What is Websearch.helpmefindyour.info webpage? Today I turn on my computer and my homepage is replaced by this webpage. And I can not change it back, how can this thing happen? Is there way that I can remove it manually? I try to remove it by my anti-virus program but no luck.


If you are also one of users who encounter websearch.helpmefindyour.info redirects and search hijacking, read this post to handle the related issues.

What is Websearch.helpmefindyour.info Redirect?

Websearch.helpmefindyour.info is a fake search engine that wants to cheat the victims. If you have no idea about this browser hijack /search redirects, you may consider it as the useful webpage that can help you online. However, Websearch.helpmefindyour.info is totally a malicious webpage which can make your computer stay in a unsafe situation. You may get the browser hijack redirect when they download some free programs, that is why many victims don’t know how and when they got this infection. Anyway, you need to remove this browser hijack redirect completely from your computer.

Websearch.helpmefindyour.info can attack your computer by passing though your security program such as anti-virus and firewall. Once your computer is infected, you may take a long time to run a program or open a webpage because this browser hijack redirect will download something dangerous to your computer anytime. What is worst, Websearch.helpmefindyour.info will redirect you to other malicious webpages when you search something on it and make some pop-ups make you annoyed. You will get some links on this webpage, if you click on it accidentally, trojans and viruses even malware can be installed to your computer immediately and you can not stop it at all. That is why this browser hijack redirect can do great damage to the infect computer. The hijacker can get into your infected computer by this redirect so that many sensitive data of the victim users may be at risk. Therefore, if you catch sight of such website that takes over your internet browser, follow below removal instructions to get rid of the redirects and the hijacking page instantly.

The Screenshot of the Websearch.helpmefindyour.info Redirect

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Impact of The Infection:

    1Your computer will be slower and slower.
    2You need to take a long time to open a webpage, your browser is much more slower than before.
    3It always redirects you to Websearch.helpmefindyour.info
    4The harmful redirect virus causes poor Internet connection and system frequent crash.
    5You will see a lot of website popping up when you visit Internet

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How to Remove Websearch.helpmefindyour.info Redirects (Browser Hijacker Removal Guide)

Websearch.helpmefindyour.info Redirects and Search Hijackging Removal Guide Outlined:

    Step 1. Uninstall Websearch.helpmefindyour.info related program through control panel
    Step 2. Repair modified Internet settings like hosts files and DNS settings
    step 3. Remove Websearch.helpmefindyour.info and related malware infections using Anvi Smart Defender antimalware
    Step 4. Remove Websearch.helpmefindyour.info from IE, Firefox and Google Chrome
    Step 5. Block redirects to Websearch.helpmefindyour.info as well as pop up ads using Anvi Ad Blocker
    Step 6. Clean residing files, invalid registry entries and junk files using Cloud System Booster
    Step 7. System Restore (optional troubleshoot)

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Step1> Uninstall Websearch.helpmefindyour.info related program from Computer through Control Panel

Standard Uninstall

Windows 7/Vista users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs and Features". Look for Websearch.helpmefindyour.info related program, select this entry and click Uninstall.

Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs". Locate "Programs and Features". Look for Websearch.helpmefindyour.info related program, select this entry and click Remove.

    Please note, Websearch.helpmefindyour.info related program may vary by name and you are suggested to uninstall any third party program that suspiciously related or unfamiliar. By the way, you'd better consider the recent installed program tracing back to time of the Websearch.helpmefindyour.info redirects appearance.


Efficient Uninstall

    1. If you got difficulties in uninstalling Websearch.helpmefindyour.info related program, you may make full use of Anvi Uninstaller which is integrated for free use in Cloud System Booster by Anvisoft. Cloud System Booster Official Download link: www.anvisoft.com/software/csb/

    2. Open the program and click Expert > Toolbox tab. Run Anvi Uninstaller.

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    3. Find Websearch.helpmefindyour.info related program as mentioned above in the list of All Installed Programs tab and Uninstall the program. (By the way, you can check out the recently installed program under the Recent Installed for convenience. )

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Step 2> Repair Modified Internet Settings like DNS settings and Hosts files

Websearch.helpmefindyour.info hijacking redirect may change your hosts files or DNS settings that make you unable to get rid of its hijacking and redirections. So you should always check out your DNS settings and hosts files and make it right. Below will detail you how to do this.

1. Check out hosts files and make it right.

This hosts settings information is from microsoft official website:

To repair the hosts files in Windows manually, please follow below instructions:

Click Start, click Run, type %systemroot% \system32\drivers\etc, and then click OK.

Rename the Hosts file to Hosts.old.

Create a new default hosts file. To do this, follow these steps:

Right-click an open space in the %WinDir%\System32\Drivers\Etc folder, point to New, click Text Document, type hosts, and then press Enter.

Click Yes to confirm that the file name extension will not be .txt.

Open the new Hosts file in a text editor. For example, open the file in Notepad.

Copy the following text to the file:

For Windows XP or for Windows Server 2003
Code: Select all
# Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
#      102.54.94.97     rhino.acme.com          # source server
#       38.25.63.10     x.acme.com              # x client host

127.0.0.1       localhost


For Windows Vista or for Windows Server 2008

Code: Select all
# Copyright (c) 1993-2006 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
#      102.54.94.97     rhino.acme.com          # source server
#       38.25.63.10     x.acme.com              # x client host

127.0.0.1       localhost
::1             localhost


For Windows 7

Code: Select all
# Copyright (c) 1993-2006 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
#      102.54.94.97     rhino.acme.com          # source server
#       38.25.63.10     x.acme.com              # x client host

# localhost name resolution is handle within DNS itself.
#       127.0.0.1       localhost
#       ::1             localhost


Save and then close the file.


2. Check out the DNS settings

Open your Internet Explorer, click Settings icon or Tools (as per the IE version), click the Internet Options in the dropped-down menu and then there comes up the window of Internet Options. Under the Connections tab, click LAN settings to open the LAN settings menu, ensure to uncheck the use a proxy server as your LAN..as shown in below picture. And then click OK to save the changes and close the winodw. Then retry the Anvi Smart Defender. If any question, please feel free to contact us.

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After doing so, you will get a righ internet connection and now you can remove Websearch.helpmefindyour.info redirect and hijacking smoothly.


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Step 3> Remove Websearch.helpmefindyour.info redirects and related malware infections using Anvi Smart Defender antimalware

To make sure the computer is clean from Websearch.helpmefindyour.info redirects and any potential malware infections related, you are supposed to use a trustworthy antimalware perform a full scan to remove any detected malware parts from the computer. And here we recommend you the Anvi Smart Defender antimalware and use it for demonstration.

Please download the recommended antimalware-Anti Smart Defender by clicking below download link.

Anvi Smart Defender Anti-Malware Software safe and direct download link: www.anvisoft.com/software/asd/


    1. Install the free or paid version of Anvi Smart Defender Anti-Malware software.

    2. Once Anvi Smart Defender is installed, open the program. If you are using the free version of Anvi Smart Defender you will be prompted to update the database, please do so. If you are using an existing version of Anvi Smart Defender on your computer, make sure you update the software by navigating to Settings > Update tab.

    3. On the second tab labeled “Scan” select the perform full scan option and click the Scan button to perform a full system scan. Anvi Smart Defender will automatically detect malware infecting the computer system.

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    4. Once the scan is over, Anvi Smart Defender will display the scan results. (Click Detail to see detailed results similar as shown in below). Click on Remove button to completely remove the malicious files from your computer.

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Step 4> Remove Websearch.helpmefindyour.info Redirect from IE and Firefox

Remove Http://kl.startnow.com/ from Internet Explorer:

    1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the gear icon (Tools for Windows XP users) at the top (far right), then click again on Internet Options.

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    2. In the Internet Options dialog box, click on the Advanced tab, then click on the Reset button.

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    3. In the Reset Internet Explorer settings section, check the Delete personal settings box, then click on Reset.

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    4. When Internet Explorer finishes resetting, click Close in the confirmation dialogue box and then click OK.

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    5. Restart Internet Explorer to make the changes take effect.


Remove Http://kl.startnow.com/ from Mozilla Firefox

    1. At the top of the Firefox window, click the Firefox button, go over to the Help sub-menu (on Windows XP, click the Help menu at the top of the Firefox window), and select Troubleshooting Information.

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    2. Click the Reset Firefox button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Informationpage.

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    3. To continue, click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.

    4. Firefox will close and be reset. When it’s done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click Finish

Remove Http://kl.startnow.com/ from Google Chrome

    1. Click the Customize and Control Google Chrome button on the browser toolbar, select Tools -> Extensions.

    2. In the Extensions tab, remove (by clicking on the Recycle Bin button) Flash Player Update 11.0 and any other unknown or unwanted extensions.


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Step 4> Block Websearch.helpmefindyour.info redirects and pop up ads using Anvi AD Blocker


To block Websearch.helpmefindyour.info and pop up ads, you can take all advantages of this ads blocking tool- Anvi AD Blocker, which is created to filter malicious websites, phishing websites, pop up ads/flash as well as other websites that you don't want.

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To Websearch.helpmefindyour.info from your web browser, you can just add this Websearch.helpmefindyour.info to the blacklist of Anvi AD Blocker by clicking More-> Settings->under the blacklist tab, click the Add URL button->Enter Websearch.helpmefindyour.info in the appeared window->click Add button to add the url and close the add url window-> click Apply on the settings menu to make it and click X to close the window and save the change. That's it.

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Now you can better enjoy your surfing online without any annoying pop ups or redirections to these two websites.

Anvi Ad Blocker is able to better protect the computer from various malware infections distributed via pop ups or malicious websites. Furthermore, it can even speed up the loading page when you are surfing online by filtering the needless ads. Buy it now.

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Step 6> Clean residing files, invalid registry entries and junk files using Cloud System Booster

To remove the invalid registry entries as well as any leftovers, including cache, cookies and junk files, of this virus, please download and install the system cleaner tool Cloud System Booster by clicking below download link.

Cloud System Booster download link: www.anvisoft.com/software/csb/

After the download and install, please click the Boost button on the main screen to run a full scan. Once the scan completes, there will come out a result screen, click clean button there to remove these junk files, malicious registry entries, etc to make sure the computer system is clean. (You may also click the numbers to view detailed results.)

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Step 7> System Restore (Optional Troubleshoot)

Often, websearch.helpmefindyour.info redirect and hijacking comes along with other toolbar or unwanted programs install, and so the complete websearch.helpmefindyour.info removal also requires the removal of other related malware. If you also encounter such Websearch.helpmefindyour.info redirects come to concurrance with other redirects, hijacking or other forms of infections, that is to say, the case comes to be more complicated, to handle such, you'd better leave your detailed situation by starting a new thread in Malware Removal Assistanceor just complete a reply below and our online help team will be at your services.

--or--

You can just perform a system restore to restore your computer to a pervious healthy state to heal the complicatedly infected system.

Perform a system restore to an automatic restore point created by Window’s each week and during system updates. A system restore can be used to remove new installments of unwanted software.

-System Restore Instructions-

System Restores can be used to remove entire installments without harming your computer or removing any data including documents, images, and videos.

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Malware Prevent Tips

Beside that the above mentioned ad blocker which can considerably reduce risks of malware infections by filtering and blocking malicious websites and pop up ads that are usually used to distribute malware, trojans and the like,

You can also keep the antimalware Anvi Smart Defender onto your computer for protection and turn on Safe Browser Features:Instructions to Turn on Security Features of IE, Firefox and Google Chrome. for more secured surfing online.

You may interest: PC security tips for free


Good luck and be safe online.
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