What is Websearchthis.com?

According to our cyber security experts, Websearchthis.com is an unreliable search engine that comes from a developer known to make browser hijackers. However, this particular search engine is not a browser hijacker because it is not distributed as such. Still, we recommend that you remove it from your PC because you can get it accidentally if you are not paying attention. The bottom line is that it offers nothing of value as it redirects all entered search queries to Google. For more information, please read this whole article.test

What does Websearchthis.com do?

If you get Websearchthis.com on your PC accidentally, then it will replace the homepage address of your browser. It does not seem to come with a browser extension, so it should rely on third-party software installers to inject it into your browser. Therefore, it should, at the very least, replace the homepage address of browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Its secretive creators want you to use it as a regular search engine, but our researchers say that this search engine does not show promotional links or ads in the results like some malicious search engines/browser hijackers do. Researchers say that Websearchthis.com redirects all entered search terms to an unmodified Google search engine, so you will get Google’s quality search results. Therefore, there seems to be no reason to use Websearchthis.com as it brings nothing of value to the table.

Also, researchers say that this search engine can collect some information about you. Officially, the privacy policy claims to collect users’ IP addresses automatically for internal administration. However, it might also collect information such as your search history, entered search terms, approximate location, browser type and version, operating system type and version, and so on. The information is collected using technologies such as browser cookies, web beacons, and so on.

Where does Websearchthis.com come from?

Websearchthis.com comes from an unknown company based in Asia. The text presented in the About Us subpage of this search engine is the same in search engines and browser hijackers such as Birdfinds.com, Bonzersearch.com, and Vidloggersite.com, among others. As you can see, this search engine comes from a known browser hijacker developer, but Websearchthis.com is not distributed as a hijacker, so it cannot be considered as such.

Our cyber security experts think that it should come bundled with third-party software installers that may also contain legitimate applications. As a result, this search engine can get onto your browser without your knowledge or consent. The bundled installers can be deceptive in that they can hide Websearchthis.com, but if you click advanced/custom setting when running the installation wizard, you may be able to deselect its installation. Hence, the installers can trick you into thinking that they do not have any additional content only to install it secretly. So go to advanced setting and uncheck Websearchthis.com’s installation, if possible.

How do I remove Websearchthis.com?

As you can see, Websearchthis.com is one deceptive search engine that can get onto your browser without your knowledge if you do not pay attention to the installation wizard. The good news is that it does not seem to show promotional links and ads in the search results, not yet at least. To remove this search engine, all you need to do is change your browser’s homepage address of your respective browser. See the guide below on how to do that.

Removal Guide

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch the browser.
  2. Press Alt+T.
  3. Click Options and select General.
  4. Erase Websearchthis.com and enter a new address.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  1. Launch the browser.
  2. Press Alt+T and click Internet Options.
  3. Erase http://websearchthis.com/
  4. Enter a new URL.
  5. Click OK.

Google Chrome

  1. Launch the browser.
  2. Press Alt+F keys.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Click Set pages.
  5. Erase http://websearchthis.com/
  6. Enter a new URL
  7. Click OK. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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