The recently-registered Websearch.a-searchpage.info appears to be a replacement for older sites than itself in the ‘Websearch’ ring of pseudo-search engines and conforms to the traditional Websearch business model: using browser hijackers to redirect you to Websearch.a-searchpage.info, and then using Websearch.a-searchpage.info to redirect your searches to affiliated search sites, such as Smartshopping.com, Localmoxie.com or SmartAddressBar.com. The searches originating from Websearch.a-searchpage.info, like other Websearch sites, usually include safe content, although links provided by sites partnered with Websearch.a-searchpage.info also may include additional advertisements and other unwanted content. The browser hijacker that forces redirects to Websearch.a-searchpage.info should be your primary security concern, but any good anti-malware scanner should be able to delete a Websearch.a-searchpage.info browser hijacker with no meaningful difficulty.
Searching for Answers on How Websearch.a-searchpage.info Justifies Its Existence
Although Websearch.a-searchpage.info is intended to profit off of Web search engine-based traffic, Websearch.a-searchpage.info doesn’t have any marketing behind Websearch.a-searchpage.info or any features that would make Websearch.a-searchpage.info worth visiting. To overcome this issue without any real financial investment, browser hijackers appear to have been deployed for the sole purpose of forcing visitors to Websearch.a-searchpage.info. This opening gambit is the only real PC threat that SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have associated with the Websearch.a-searchpage.info business model (identical to that of other Websearch sites), as explained here:
- Initially, your computer is infected by a browser hijacker that changes your Web-browsing settings in ways that cause Websearch.a-searchpage.info to load automatically.
- After you’ve been redirected to Websearch.a-searchpage.info, you’ll see a search interface similar to a primitive form of Google, based on the same template as other search sites. Using this search ‘feature’ willingly will perform another redirect. Alternatively, a browser hijacker may redirect your searches through Websearch.a-searchpage.info and skip the need for you to try to use Websearch.a-searchpage.info deliberately.
- Finally, Websearch.a-searchpage.info will redirect you to an affiliate search site’s search results. Smartshopping.com is Websearch.a-searchpage.info’s site of choice, but others popular with the Websearch ring include Localmoxie.com, Yellowmoxie.com and Smartaddressbar.com. The search results contain a mixture of accurate results and unrelated (spam) links.
Interacting with search results related to Websearch.a-searchpage.info is not a serious risk to your PC’s safety, but SpywareRemove.com malware experts do recommend keeping your guard up – especially if sites found through Websearch.a-searchpage.info ask for personal information or market questionable software.
Removing a Websearch.a-searchpage.info Derail from Your Browser
Websearch.a-searchpage.info only is one of many members of a family of cloned sites, with other Websearch partners including Websearch-soft-quick.info, Websearch.youwillfind.info, Websearch.simplespeedy.info, Websearch.pu-results.info, Websearch.mocaflix.com, Websearch.lookforithere.info, Websearch.just-browse.info, Websearch.helpmefindyour.info and Websearch.good-results.info. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers are most concerned with the browser hijackers that promote Websearch.a-searchpage.info; these PC threats can cause security issues for any browser and are installed without any consent.
You should remove Websearch.a-searchpage.info browser hijackers with anti-malware applications that are built to delete such malicious software easily. Since, in some cases, browser hijackers also are installed by other Trojans, you will want to scan your entire PC to be certain that your system has been completely disinfected.
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Posted: June 7, 2013 | By SpywareRemove
Threat Level: 5/10
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