|Type||Browser hijacker, Search engine, PUP|
|Short Description||A search engine that may display third party ads and redirect to suspicious pages.|
|Symptoms||The search provider is changed to Websearch.resulthunters.info.|
|Distribution Method||In freeware packages (bundling).|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Websearch.resulthunters.info|
Websearch.resulthunters.info may fall into the category of browser hijackers due to its capabilities to change the user’s homepage and search provider to its own. These changes usually happen without the user’s initial permission or knowledge. Once he sees Websearch.resulthunters.info set as his default page, he can be sure that a PUP (potentially unwanted application) has entered his system and is currently running in the background. Most potentially unwanted programs are designed to alter the browser’s settings. One way to know what’s currently running on the PC is opening the Task Manager and revising all the processes.
However, it’s highly doubtful that Websearch.resulthunters.info will be listed there – it is most probably the consequence of a bundled download. Bundling of software is widely applied to freeware products – this is how developers succeed to cover financial losses. Many browser hijackers and add-ons/ extensions for browsers are ad-supported which means that:
- They display ads.
- They collect personally identifiable and/ or personally non-identifiable information. Possibly both.
What Type of Information Does Websearch.resulthunters.info Collect?
- Persistent cookies
- Web logs
- Device identifier
As a matter of fact, these tracking technologies undoubtedly give away enough personally identifiable information to display relevant advertisements to the user. Such ads are typically used to generate pay-per-click revenue. Clicking on them is considered neither safe nor smart since the user may end up being redirected to a malicious website.
How Can I Uninstall Websearch.resulthunters.info?
As we already mentioned, the suspicious search provider took over the browser’s default settings after a PUP or ad-supported program was installed on the computer. It doesn’t matter if the suspicious software was installed knowingly or unknowingly – it should be removed, and the browser’s settings should be restored.
We have provided several steps to help you deal with the issue manually. In the end, checking if your system is malware-free via professional software is always a good advice.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter