What is www-searching.com?

Another wide-spread browser hijacker is www-searching.com. From the first glance it looks like Bing.com and some users will not even find the difference at the beginning. However, when users uses this search he gets results from another doubtful search engine: thesmartsearch.net. Both this pages and search engines are categorized as unwanted and potentially dangerous by major antivirus programs. Your homepage, default search engine settings are changed by www-searching.com. You also get www-searching.com every time you open newtab in your browser. In some cases shortcuts of your browsers are also hijacked by www-searching.com. To remove www-searching.com follow removal guide below or use antimalware program.

www-searching.com hijacker

How www-searching.com gets on your PC?

If you wonder how you got infected with hijacker www-searching.com, answer is: there are many ways. Developers of malware use many tricky methods to install virus on your PC. Unfortunately, owners of popular free software are accomplices. Free software is hard to monetize and usually monetized by upgrade plans and advertising. They also use “bundling” with adware to get paid for installing adware programs and hijackers like www-searching.com on users PC. How to resist this? be careful and attentive when installing new programs on the computer. Or you can use special protection software called Norton to remove www-searching.com from browsers.

How to remove www-searching.com from your computer?

To uninstall www-searching.com remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have www-searching.com in their database. You can try to use them for removing www-searching.com.

Recommended Solution:

Norton is a powerful removal tool. It can remove all instances of newest viruses, similar to www-searching.com – files, folders, registry keys.

 

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Alternative Solution:

Norton Antivirus – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as www-searching.com.

 

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You can try both of these products to remove www-searching.com

Or uninstall www-searching.com manually.

Step 1: Remove www-searching.com from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find www-searching.com.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find www-searching.com and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find www-searching.com, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate www-searching.com and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove www-searching.com from your browser.

Step 2: Remove www-searching.com from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find www-searching.com.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose www-searching.com.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable www-searching.com.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:
  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:
  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

Reset browser setting in Internet Explorer:
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Go to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Step 4: Remove following files and folders of www-searching.com:

Remove following registry entries:

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Remove following files:

www-searching.com.dll

Remove following folders

%PROGRAMFILES%\www-searching.com\

Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

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