Remove Worldsearchpro.com “Virus” from Chrome/Firefox

I wrote this article to help you remove Worldsearchpro.com. This Worldsearchpro.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Worldsearchpro.com is a metasearch engine. The website promises to enhance your search results. In reality, the results Worldsearchpro.com provides are not optimized. They are supported. The platform forwards third party content. The sponsored results are included by a browser hijacker. The owners of the clandestine program receive commissions for conducting promotional campaigns. In addition, the hijacker generates advertisements to attract users to specific content. The furtive program also tracks people’s browsing sessions without asking for their permission to do so.

How is the hijacker behind Worldsearchpro.com dangerous?

The act of generating advertisements takes up a lot of CPU. Your machine will become slower. It will have trouble processing large data requests. The sluggish computer performance is the least relevant problem. The Worldsearchpro.com hijacker poses security risks for the system and the end user. The first task on the agenda of the insidious program is to reset the homepage and default search engine to Worldsearchpro.com. You will discover that there is no way to change the settings back. The hijacker will keep on resetting your browser over and over again.

Remove Worldsearchpro.com
The Worldsearchpro.com Virus

The advertising activity cannot be controlled, either. You will be overwhelmed by an influx of pop-up and pop-under windows. The Worldsearchpro.com hijacker produces banners, in-text links, freebies, contextual, floating, interstitial, transitional, comparison, inline and full-page ads in bulk. The covert program tries to garner people’s attention with a wide variety of shopping offers. The product listings include furniture, technological devices, household appliances, clothes, accessories, decorations, toys, games, gardening equipment and many others. There is no disclosure on the sources for the shopping deals. Clicking on the windows could take you to corrupted websites, infused with malware. It is best to steer clear of the ads.

Perhaps the most severe threat around the Worldsearchpro.com hijacker derives from the monitoring activity. The malevolent program tracks the web sessions and records the information, stored in the browser. The data the hijacker can access includes your browsing history, cookies, keystrokes, email, phone number, IP address, geographic location, demographic details, user names and passwords. The proprietors of the insidious program can sell the gathered input on the darknet without asking you for permission or notifying you. The people who obtain your private details can use them for cyber theft.

How did the hijacker behind Worldsearchpro.com enter my system?

There are a couple of ways to get your computer infected with the Worldsearchpro.com hijacker. The predominant distribution technique is bundling. If you do not take sufficient precautions when adding new programs to your system, you can allow malicious software to get installed with your program of choice. You should read the terms and conditions during the installation process. Additional tools can be found in the end user license agreement (EULA). We advise you to avoid freeware, shareware and programs from unconfirmed distributors in general.

Spam emails are the other means of entry for the hijacker behind Worldsearchpro.com. The secluded program travels in letters, packed with an attached file. The sender can state that the attachment is an invoice, a receipt, a bill, a fine, a notice or another kind of document. Spammers often write on behalf of existing companies and organizations to make the bogus emails appear genuine. They can copy the logo and contacts of the entity they misrepresent. To check if the sender is who he claims to be, proof the email account he has written from. It should be an official contact address.

Worldsearchpro.com Removal

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Here are the steps you must follow to permanently remove from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Worldsearchpro.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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