Websearch.searchsun.info is a browser hijacker. It means that this computer infection enters your system silently and changes your browser settings without your permission. It is very likely that you have installed Websearch.searchsun.info onto your PC yourself (albeit unknowingly). It means that it is possible to terminate Websearch.searchsun.info manually as well. However, browser hijackers may make your system vulnerable to various outside threats, so to check whether you have potentially dangerous programs on board, scan your system with a licensed antimalware tool and then invest in one if need be.
Even though Websearch.searchsun.info may have been detected quite recently, it is not a new player in the field. This browser hijacker belongs to the same group of computer infections as websearch.searchguru.info, websearch.searchinweb.info, websearch.searchere.info and so on and so forth. There is an entire galore of similar browser hijackers that pose as reliable search engines while in fact they display a lot of commercial advertisements that contain unreliable third party content, and constantly redirect you to unfamiliar and potentially corrupted websites.
There is no direct link for Websearch.searchsun.info, but the browser hijacker does not even need that, because it is mostly distributed bundled with freeware and adware. If users often visit various file sharing or torrent websites, they are usually exposed to a variety of flash advertisements that maintain they have won a lottery or their Java plug-in is out-dated. These claims are obviously false. If a user downloads a fake Java or Flash update, he/she installs a number of random and absolutely useless programs on his/her computer.
Naturally, adware applications and various freeware programs are not direct computer threats, but if a browser hijacker like Websearch.searchsun.info can enter your system that easy, it means even more dangerous application could accomplish that as well! Also, unlike a Trojan or a worm infection, a browser hijacker manifests itself immediately and you know exactly what you need to take care of. When you default home page and search engine are changed to Websearch.searchsun.info, you should open your Control Panel and search for SearchNewTab or any other similar entry in the list of installed programs.
SearchNewTab is an entry that is related to Websearch.searchsun.info, and if you remove it via Control Panel, the browser hijacker will be partially removed from Internet Explorer. Unfortunately, for other browsers you will have to perform the removal manually. While you are at it, remove all the other potentially unwanted applications that have been installed on your computer with Websearch.searchsun.info. If you do not know which programs must be removed, scan the PC with SpyHunter free scanner and the applications will be indicated at once. For more information, we always encourage you to leave us a comment.
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