There have been reports of Websearch.soft-quick.info redirects associated with the most popular web browsers in the market, including Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. This is part of a browser hijacker attack involving this website. There are two common symptoms of these attacks: having your homepage changed to Websearch.soft-quick.info and having your web browser direct you to Websearch.soft-quick.info repeatedly. While these kinds of attacks can be irritating, it is important to note that they also pose a severe threat to your computer's security and to your privacy. Websearch.soft-quick.info redirects should be regarded as symptoms of a more severe infection that should be removed with the help of a reliable anti-malware application.
A browser hijacker is simply a malware infection designed to control the victim's web browser in order to force it to visit a particular website or carry out particular tasks without the computer user's authorization. Browser hijackers associated with Websearch.soft-quick.info may cause the following symptoms:
- Browser hijackers associated with Websearch.soft-quick.info are designed to change the infected web browser's homepage to Websearch.soft-quick.info, ensuring that this website is the first thing the victim sees when starting up the infected computer's web browser.
- While browsing the net, Websearch.soft-quick.info will appear repeatedly in pop-up windows. Random advertisements and error messages may also pop up, as well as windows and messages that appear when mousing over a particular link or word in a web browser window.
- An infected web browser will force the victim to visit Websearch.soft-quick.info repeatedly. These kinds of redirects can occur after clicking on a link, searching for a keyword on an online search engine or entering an address into the infected web browser's address bar.
- The infected web browser's default setting will be changed to make it easier for browser hijackers associated with Websearch.soft-quick.info to carry out their attacks. You should also notice that features such as bookmarks, favorite websites and the default search engine may be changed to Websearch.soft-quick.info without the computer user's authorization.
Type: Browser Hijackers
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