Websearch.soft-quick.info is a search engine that is utilized by a browser hijacker to collect information on your web browsing habits, consequently exposing you to affiliated websites that could be related to malware distribution. You need to remove Websearch.soft-quick.info right away, restoring your browser settings to default. Manual removal may not be efficient enough to get rid of all the files related to this infection, so you should not hesitate to invest in a legitimate computer security application. A computer security tool of your choice will help you scan your system, detecting all the remaining threats (if any).
You most probably have downloaded and installed Websearch.soft-quick.info on your computer yourself. Users often do not realize the actual danger that lies in visiting freeware and shareware websites. Websearch.soft-quick.info gets distributed just like Websearch.searchisfun.info, Websearch.homesearchapp.info, Websearch.look-for-it.info, and other browser hijackers. This means that the only way for this browser hijacker to enter your computer is software bundles. The most common software package that distributes Websearch.soft-quick.info is usually available from websites that promote fake Java or Flash updates. It is easy to land on such pages when you click something on a file sharing or a torrent website that is infected with adware.
The point is that, if you want to avoid the likes of Websearch.soft-quick.info entering your system, you should think twice before clicking an offer to update your Flash player or Java plug-in. Such applications should be updated ONLY through their official websites, otherwise you would risk installing adware and malware on your computer.
Once Websearch.soft-quick.info enters the target system, it wastes no time changing your default homepage and search engine on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. Websearch.soft-quick.info wants to pass for a reliable search engine, but the abundance of commercial ads on its homepage and among its search results say otherwise. It is not safe to click anything provided by Websearch.soft-quick.info because the browser hijacker clearly cannot guarantee that the third-party content it promotes is safe. We are not trying to say that this program intends to infect you with malware, but Websearch.soft-quick.info can be easily exploited by cyber criminals for malware distribution. So if you do not remove the browser hijacker on time, you will have to scramble to delete multiple malicious applications in the near future.
Follow our instructions below to terminate unwanted applications and restore your browser settings to default. To be absolutely sure that you have removed Websearch.soft-quick.info for good, scan your system with an automated malware removal tool. This way you will also be able to protect your computer against similar infections in the future.
Windows 8 & Windows 8.1
Windows Vista & Windows 7