What is Websearch.search-plaza.info?
Websearch.search-plaza.info is an intrusive browser hijacker that enters your computer without your notice. Once it does, it affects your web browsers by altering their settings. The program is similar to other software that belongs to this category like fixsearch.com, flyandsearch.com, search-hall.info and others. Aside from browser settings modifications, which you will not be able to undo since the program installs helper objects, you will also notice other changes.
Redirects, adverts, pop-ups and so on will become a regular part of your browsing. If you want to go back to normal Internet surfing, you should terminate Websearch.search-plaza.info without hesitation.
How does Websearch.search-plaza.info work?
As soon as you allow the hijacker to enter your computer, it sets your home page and default search provider to Websearch.search-plaza.info. Every time you open your browser you will see its main page with a search box and a fake ad. The advert that appears on the page should not be clicked on, it is clearly not trustworthy. Using the provided search engine is useless, since all it does is redirect you to Google.com. We would also not recommend clicking on any other commercial data that you will see in your browsers. It is not checked by the application and clicking on it could lead to unwanted consequences. To get rid of the third party advertisements, you need to delete Websearch.search-plaza.info.
If you are not sure how you ended up with the hijacker, you should know that it is distributed via bundled downloads of freeware and shareware. When you download programs from sites like cnet.com, soft32.com, brothersoft.com and similar, you make use of download managers. These small download applications are used as free service monetization programs. They offer you additional software, however, it is not obligatory to install it. In order to decline the optional offers, you need to choose Advanced or Custom installation and un-check the boxes with potentially unwanted applications.
How to remove Websearch.search-plaza.info?
There is no question that you need to eliminate Websearch.search-plaza.info from your browsers if you do not wish to be exposed to unsafe third party content. To do that you can download a malware removal tool and let it take care of your system. This solution is certainly the most reliable one and especially useful if you also have other infections on your PC. Alternatively, you can get rid of Websearch.search-plaza.info using manual removal guide instructions below.
Uninstall Websearch.search-plaza.info and the related program:
- Click on Start or press Win+S
- Type in Control Panel and hit Enter
- Go to Uninstall a program
- Choose the unwanted application
- Click on Uninstall
- Click on Start and open Control Panel
- Choose Add or remove programs
- Select the unwanted program
- Click Remove
Eliminate Websearch.search-plaza.info from browsers:
- Alt+T → Internet Options → Advanced tab → Reset → Delete personal settings → Reset
- Alt+H → Troubleshooting Information → Reset Firefox → Reset Firefox
- Alt+F → Settings → Show Advanced Settings → Reset settings → Reset.