Our researchers at 411-spyware.com have come across an old browser hijacker with a new facelift. The hijacker we are referring to in none other than Websearch.coolwebsearch.info. Of course, our specialists strongly recommend that you remove it, because it’s a potential security risk. It belongs to a wide family of browser hijackers that have been terrorizing internet surfers for years.
The primary function of Websearch.coolwebsearch.info is to generate web traffic to various third parties. Needless to say that the developers of Websearch.coolwebsearch.info are very motivated to do the best job possible, because the more web traffic they generate, the more money they make. This financial incentive is the main reason why Websearch.coolwebsearch.info is considered a browser hijacker and therefore you should remove it.
Like all hijackers, Websearch.coolwebsearch.info is designed to change the web browser’s homepage and search engine. Note that browser hijackers are not the same as adware, because in the case of adware, the user is able to change his homepage and search engine back to how it was without difficulty. Browser hijackers on the other hand, prevent users from modifying either the homepage or the search engine, and because of that we advise users to delete Websearch.coolwebsearch.info. It is also worth noting that this hijacker affects all browsers, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. As mentioned, it does that so that its developers could make a significant amount of money.
They make that money by displaying various third-party ads on their website. Upon opening Websearch.coolwebsearch.info for the first time, you will notice that it features an advertising window at the very center of the screen. First and foremost, we advise you not to click on these advertisements no matter how appealing they may seem to be. Our researchers have determined that these advertisements are a source of infection. Users could get infected with Trojans and all sorts of other malicious applications. Therefore, we recommend users to remove Websearch.coolwebsearch.info as soon as they finish reading this article, but before that, we must touch upon other important information regarding this hijacker.
We are of the opinion that apart from deletion prevention is the best remedy for any infection. Thus we must take a look at how Websearch.coolwebsearch.info is distributed around the web. It is not surprising that this hijacker is distributed via software bundles, since most hijackers are disseminated in this fashion. Oftentimes, it comes bundled with Unisales, YoutubeAdBlocker, Optimizer Pro, EZDownloader, as well as other unreliable applications that you should avoid and remove if you have them.
To summarize we can only reaffirm the fact thatWebsearch.coolwebsearch.info is an annoying and dangerous browser hijacker. It forcibly modifies your homepage and search engine to generate web traffic to third parties and thus make money by sponsoring their advertisements. Its developers have taken steps to ensure that it is as difficult to remove as possible. Nevertheless, our researchers have composed a removal guide that will take you through the removal process step by step.
Windows 7/ Vista