Whenever you are about to download some application from a third-party website, perhaps you should stop and think before you click that download button. Freeware applications often come with the likes of Websearch.searchouse.info, and you users accidentally install browser hijackers and other dangerous infections on their computers. Unlike adware or freeware programs, browser hijackers do not bother informing the users about the oncoming installation, so the next time you open your browser, Websearch.searchouse.info is set as your default homepage and search engine. You should not tolerate this kind of intrusive behavior because it could lead to severe computer security issues. Remove this browser hijacker right now, and then terminate the rest of the unwanted apps.
We are sure that Websearch.searchouse.info travels with additional programs because our research suggests it usually comes bundled with the Multiplug family adware and particular potentially unwanted programs, including Optimizer Pro and Lightning Downloader. That would mean users often do not realize what dangers lie behind downloading freeware apps from third-party websites. If you must have some program, you should seriously consider downloading it from the official vendor’s website; otherwise there is a good chance that you will install the likes of Websearch.searchouse.info on your system as well.
Websearch.searchouse.info comes from a notorious group of browser hijackers, known as the Websearch family. All the infections from this group change the default homepage and search engine on your main browser. The domain used by the hijackers always starts with “Websearch,” and this is where the name for the family comes from.
Some users may think that this search engine is a genuine search provider, so they may not notice anything odd about it at first. However, we strongly discourage you to perform any kind of search via Websearch.searchouse.info because every single search query you will enter into the search box will be monitored and documented. This browser hijacker uses tracking cookies to check what websites you visit and what you usually search for online. This allows the program to create your online profile and then target tailored commercial offers at you.
The reason it is not recommended to click any of the search results provided by Websearch.searchouse.info is that sometimes those results are simply commercial links that redirect you to affiliated sites. The browser hijacker does not try to infect you with malware, but it can function as a malware distribution tool if cyber criminals decide to make use of it.
You should not take your chances. Do yourself a favor and remove Websearch.searchouse.info from your system as soon as possible. Since the hijacker does not have an entry in the list of installed programs, you cannot uninstall it via Control Panel, but resetting your browser to default would do the job.
As for the remaining browser hijacker files and other unwanted applications that are certainly running on your system, you should scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner to find all the potential threats. When the list is complete, you can delete them all automatically.
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