Remove WebSearch.live Redirect Virus
About this hijacker
WebSearch.live will become your homepage if you install a certain browser hijacker. It’s identical to Securesearch.site and both of them are promoted by hijackers. Browser hijackers are not malicious computer infections but they are frowned upon. For one, they enter computers without permission, via free software. So if the site is loading on your browser, you need to be more careful about how you install free programs. Hijackers aim to redirect to sponsored content, but this one does not seem to be capable of doing that. The search engine, which hijackers use to redirect, does not provide any results. It will, however, gather your both personal and non-personal information, and then possibly share it with third-parties. Seeing as the hijacker does not provide anything useful, there is no reason why you should keep it installed. Uninstall websearch.live.
Hijacker spread ways
The hijacker was added to freeware as an extra offer but you did not notice. Or you did but did not deselect it. Added items are set to install alongside the freeware, and to avoid them, you need to deselect them. This is easily done in Advanced or Custom settings of the freeware installation process. Anything that has been added will appear in those settings, and all you need to do is uncheck the boxes. Only after you have done this should you continue installing the freeware. If takes seconds to uncheck a couple of boxes, and it would take much more to delete websearch.live or similar.
Why remove websearch.live?
In order to fully remove websearch.live, you could obtain anti-spyware software. The program would find the threat and make sure to eliminate it. If you prefer manual websearch.live removal, you can use our provided guide below this article.
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