I wrote this article to help you remove Worldonsearch.com. This Worldonsearch.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Worldonsearch.com is not a safe page. It appears on your browsers because there is a browser hijacker lurking behind it that is forcing it on you. Yes, the pest is already on your machine, wreaking havoc and it is your job to delete it. As you probably know, hijackers don’t make for pleasant tenants. All they do is cause damage to you and your PC. Take the Worldonsearch.com site as a big, neon warning sign which screams “infection”. As soon as you notice it, accept the fact your computer is infected and start looking for ways to clean in.
Don’t procrastinate and don’t waste time. The problems you face grow in both numbers and severity as time passes. What sets off as online interruptions could quickly evolve to a huge security risk. Delete the hijacker from your system while it is not too late. The sooner it is gone, the better.
The pest sneaks on board completely behind your back but once in, you cannot miss its presence. For starters, your machine starts to underperform and lag frequently. It may reboot for no apparent reason. Your previously stable Internet connection is nowhere to be found too. Also, your browsing activities turn into a nightmare. You cannot go online before being interrupted. The Worldonsearch.com site is your online shadow. It is everywhere. It is even your new search engine as it replaces your homepage and previous engine without your permission. None of the changes the hijacker implements requires your approval. You are not the one in charge anymore.
The pest also adds a pesky plugin to your browsers thus flooding them with ads. Coupons, deals, offers, best prices, comparisons, video ads, etc. and etc. cover your entire screen whenever you decide to look for something. And you cannot close these adverts. If you do close one, another appears. The bombardment never stops. This is why the infection is called a hijacker. It really hijacks your browsers and there is nothing you can do about it but remove it altogether. This is the only way to regain control and you must do it fast.
Aside from wrecking your nerves, the parasite also exposes you to both malware and security risk. Nothing it shows you is reliable and you could easily compromise your PC with a single click. Also, the pest spies on you and collects personal data which it then sends to crooks. Act before your situation worsens. Follow our detailed removal guide at the end of this article and get rid of the Worldonsearch.com hijacker for good. Your future self will thank you for it.
How did you get stuck with this and how to protect yourself better in the future? The most common method crooks use to distribute hijackers is probably the bundling technique. It is so effective because most users are not paying enough attention during installation processes and they rush to agree to click the finish button. Well, this leads to infections. Take your time and read what you are about to agree with. Don’t skip steps. Opt for the customized settings instead of the basic ones and check the entire bundle.
Usually, crooks attach their malware as extra apps and if you don’t notice them on time, they get installed together with the original program. Other tricks include spam emails, social media messages, fake program updates, compromised pages/links/torrents, malicious third-party ads, etc. The methods are many but what crooks need the most to succeed is your negligence. Don’t provide it. Don’t make their job easier. Instead, be vigilant and keep your machine infection-free.
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.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
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.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
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).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start 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.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Worldonsearch.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.