How to Remove WebSearch.Searchboxes.info Redirect Virus? (Browser Hijacker Removal Guide)

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How to Remove WebSearch.Searchboxes.info Redirect Virus? (Browser Hijacker Removal Guide)

Postby Frances » 2013-07-21 21:23


Your browser homepage and default search engine are changed to WebSearch.Searchboxes.info without your consent and knowledge? WebSearch.Searchboxes.info is safe? How to remove it? Continue to read.


WebSearch.Searchboxes.info description:

Similar to Websearch.just-browse.info, Websearch.lookforithere.info and Websearch.searchrocket.info, WebSearch.pu-result.info and WebSearch.a-searchpage.info, WebSearch.Searchboxes.info is also classified as a browser redirect virus which comes into your system without your consent and performs no good thing to you.


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WebSearch.Searchboxes.info seems like it is a legitimate search engine, but in reality, it is a fake and will not provide you any reliable search results related to your queries. This threat blocks you from browsing the web pages while you are trying to surf on your Internet browser. And it can hijacker the browsers you have installed such as Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer. WebSearch.Searchboxes.info is available in most versions of Windows, including Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.


Once installed, WebSearch.Searchboxes.info browser redirect causes many annoying issues and poses a huge risk for your PC, such as your default search engine, your browser homepage will be changed without your permission. You may receive many annoying pop up advertisements and when you search for something you might be redirected to some other unknown website which may contains malicious programs such as the search.smartaddressbar.com:

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If your computer is infected with WebSearch.Searchboxes.info virus, you will definitely have a hard time to browse online. You should remove this WebSearch.Searchboxes.info as soon as possible before it make more damage to your PC.


Similar Browser Hijacker or Redirect Virus:

Holasearch.com,Www.govome.com,FindWide,Help Me Find Your Info Hijacker,BasicScan.com,Software Education Hijacker,Hotstartsearch.com,Mixmeister Search,Delta Search Hijacker,VGrabber Browser Hijacker,PortaldoSites.com Hijacker,PortaldoSites.com,Buscaid.com,Noticiasalpunto.com,Searchzone.com,Startpins Redirect,Pageset Redirect,Prize Party,Fastsurveyworld.net,SearchTermResults.com,Globososo Browser Hijacker,Click.efacts.com,imitsearch.net Redirect,Bigseekpro.com Hijacker,iSoft Online Search,Systemcare-antivirus.org Redirect,Search.smartsuggestor.com,Theallsearches.com Redirect,Chatzum.com,Mystart.smilebox.com Redirect,BuscaID.com Redirect,QSearch.com Hijacker, Somoto.com,Onlinefwd.com (http://onlinefwd.com/),Flirt.com,en.v9.com,Click.Scour.com Redirect,MyPlayCity Search,Freecorder.com,Inksdata.com,Search.rpidity.com(Http://search.rpidity.com/),Arcade Safari (Arcadesafari.com),Basicseek.com,http://frameseek.com/,Websearch.youwillfind.info,Clickorati.com,isearch.babylon.com,V9tr.com,BrowserSeek Search,UStart Redirect,Cherchi.biz RedirectAdvertising-support.com,fastfreesearch.com,Websearch+ (websearch.brandthunder.com),Gotostat.ru,Websearch.lookforithere.info,QuiBids.com,Search.snapdo.com,MySearchDial Redirect,WebBrowserSearch.com,Http://pcspeedplus.com/scan/Searchpig.net, Search.creativetoolbars.com, Mixidjv30.ourtoolbar.com, Cpvfeed.mediatraffic.com,Search.alot.com, Dnsbasic.com,SafeSearch.net,Zwangi.com,Websearch.searchrocket.info,Brothersoft,Findwebnow.com,Searchalgo.com,isearch.avg.com,Websearch.just-browse.info, Search.smartaddressbar.com,Qone8.com,Search.softonic.com,Flipora Search,Search.ueep.com,HotSearch.com,WebSearch.pu-result.infoWebSearch.a-searchpage.info, Search.beamrise.com,GlobaSearch.com,Websearch.searchsupporter.info,Websearch.searchmainia.info, Search.whitesmoke.com,Qvo6.com.


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WebSearch.Searchboxes.info Browser Redirect Removal Instructions Overview

    Step 1. Uninstall unfamiliar and suspicious program from Computer
    Step 2. Remove unfamiliar extensions and reset your browsers(manually)
    Optional Troubleshoot--Remove Toolbar/Extensions using Anvi Slim Toolbar
    Step 3. Clean residing files, invalid registry entries and junk files using Cloud System Booster
    Malware Prevention Tips


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Step 1 Uninstall WebSearch.Searchboxes.info related program from Computer through Control Panel

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


    Please note, WebSearch.Searchboxes.info related program may vary by name and you are suggested to uninstall any suspicious or unfamiliar third party program.

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Step 2. Remove unfamiliar extensions and reset your browsers

* For Internet Explorer

    1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.

    2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for any unwanted add-on and remove it if located.
    3. Click on Search providers, remove the WebSearch.Searchboxes.info engines from the list.

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    3. Go to Tools> Internet Options> General > Replace http://websearch.searchboxes.info/ with a desired domain like www.google.com> Click Apply to complete the operation.

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* For Mozilla Firefox

    1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.
    2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the any unwanted add-on extensions and plugins and remove or disable it.

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    3. Enter “about:config” in url bar. This will open settings page.
    4. Type "Keyword.url ",“browser.search.defaultengine”,then “browser.search.selectedengine”, "browser.newtab.url" in the search box,Right-click and reset. This will make sure that the WebSearch.Searchboxes.info won’t launch on itself.

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    5. Go to Tools> Options> General> Replace http://websearch.searchboxes.info/ with a preferred domain> Click OK to complete the change.

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*For Google Chrome

    1 Click on Wrench or 3-Bars icon next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions,disable or uninstall unwanted extensions .

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    2 Go to ‘Wrench or 3-Bars icon’ > ‘settings’ > ‘Manage search engines'.
    Click on the X to remove WebSearch.Searchboxes.info and make google.com as your default search engine.
    3 Go to ‘Wrench or 3-Bars icon’ > ‘Settings’ > ‘Appearances’> ‘Show Home button’, click on the Change button to change your browser homepage.


Optional Troubleshoot--Remove Toolbar/Extensions and Repair Browsers using Anvi Slim Toolbar

    Anvi Slim Toolbar is a secure, expeditious and user-friendly tool developed by Anvisoft to better help computer users detect and remove malicious toolbars, browser add-ons, extensions and plugins. Anvi Slim Toolbar is also available for repairing web browser problem caused by malicious toolbars or other malwares such as adware,browser hijacker and redirect virus.


    1 Download and install Anvi Slim Toolbar. On the main screen of this program, please click on the Scan button to scan your computer.

    2 Click on the Manage button to view details about the found toolbars and remove the unwanted one.


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    3 Click on the Browser Repair button to repair your browser. Select the relative browser that you need to repair. Currently, Anvi Slim Toolbar can repair commonly used browser such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

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    Note: Chances are exist that it fails to detect some malicious toolbars or repair browser settings, in such case please report the malicious toolbar and domain to us then will analyze and add them to our database as soon as possible.

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Step 3. Clean residual files, invalid registry entries and junk files using Cloud System Booster

    After the WebSearch.Searchboxes.info program has been removed from your system, some residual files maybe still in there. 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 download link below:


    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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Malware Prevention Tips

    To make sure the computer is clean from WebSearch.Searchboxes.info and any potential malware infections, you are highly recommended to use Anvi Smart Defender antimalware to protect your computer.

    Anvi Smart Defender is a brand new anti-malware software designed to protect your PC from being infected with computer virus and malware. Featuring with the powerful Cloud Scan Technologies and daily updated database, Anvi Smart Defender can detect, block and remove latest malware threats including Trojan, ransomware, worms, backdoors and malicious adware. Anvi Smart Defender is devote to providing advanced Internet security solution for computer users.



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Good luck and be safe online.
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