Walasearch.com is a questionable search provider that tends to replace homepages and search engines on all the browsers without permission. Specialists working at 411-spyware.com do not find this surprising at all because they have noticed that this search engine belongs to a browser hijacker infection. Walasearch.com itself is created by the company based in Asia, and it is not very prevalent these days. Even though it is not very popular, it does not mean that you cannot encounter it one day. If it ever happens that you notice the presence of this hijacker on your computer, you have to hurry to delete it because it is not trustworthy at all, and it might even put your system into danger. We are sure that you will decide not to keep this search engine on your browsers too after finding out how it is really going to act.
Researchers at 411-spyware.com have carried out a research and found that this search engine is completely untrustworthy even though it is based on the Google search engine and is going to provide users with Google search results. First of all, Walasearch.com cannot be trusted because it belongs to the well-known ELEXA family whose members are different browser hijackers, e.g. Yessearches.com and Searchatomic.com. Secondly, it has been observed that it is going to provide users with untrustworthy links and advertisements. These commercial ads and third-party advertisements will be put among the legitimate search results, so it is very likely that you will click on any of them one day. Actually, this is really dangerous to do that because you might be immediately taken to an unreliable third-party web page. It might contain malicious software, and you might infect your system with it quickly. Of course, not all the websites Walasearch.com drives traffic to are extremely dangerous; however, this does not mean that you can be careless.
Walasearch.com will not only replace your default homepage and search engine and will provide the content that belongs to third parties. Researchers have managed to find out that this browser hijacker will also gather information about your activities on the web. Like other hijackers from the same family, Walasearch.com is going to record information about you automatically, e.g. websites you visit, links you click on, your IP address, etc; however, it might also record personally-identifiable information as well. Of course, this will happen only if you provide personal information willingly, for example, by filling in the support form.
As the ELEXA family is quite big, it means that the possibility to encounter other threats is real, which is why you should not forget to take care of your system’s safety in advance. Of course, there is not much you can do. According to security specialists working at 411-spyware.com, you can install a security tool on your system and keep it there all the time, but it is also very important to surf the web cautiously. For example, users should not download software they find on third-party websites and torrents in order not to download software bundles. On top of that, they should stop clicking on links or ads they come across on websites. Finally, users should be careful with spam emails because it is known that such letters can distribute the undesirable software.
We hope that we have convinced you to get rid of this browser hijacker. If so, we want to inform you that you will have to reset your browsers one by one in order eliminate it. Yes, it is not very easy to eliminate this infection but you should still not worry because all browser hijackers from ELEXA can be deleted automatically too. You simply have to scan your system with SpyHunter. The free version of this tool can be downloaded from our website. You will need to upgrade it if you want it to erase malicious software from your computer.