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What is "webssearches"?

What is "webssearches"?

What is "webssearches"?

(OP)
I occasionally use Google Chrome as a browser. I have tried all the settings I can find to have it default to opening at http://google.com. All to no avail. It persists in opening at webssearches.com.

There is no listing of webssearches.com in Control Panel --> Uninstall Programs. The only reference to webssearches I could find was an xml file C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\searchplugins\webssearches.xml which I have deleted. I still have this unwanted and un-asked-for browser.

How do I get rid of it and get to where I want to be?

All and any assistance appreciated.

"Truth will sooner come out from error than from confusion."
Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

RE: What is "webssearches"?

I would start with a malware scan, such as with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
https://www.malwarebytes.org/

Also check your extensions (Tools, Extensions) and disable unknown or unwanted extensions. And double-check your settings (Tools, Settings), including On Startup, Appearance, Search, etc

RE: What is "webssearches"?

(OP)
I have tried just about every malware and temp file cleaner I can find including MalwareBytes which I ran again yesterday.
Still have the problem.

"Truth will sooner come out from error than from confusion."
Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

RE: What is "webssearches"?

Do you use a shortcut to start the browser? If so, check the shortcut and what it has as a target, some of the hijackers will append the target and put a redirect on the end of the shortcut run line. So even if you search, and delete things, and reset the configuration, everytime you hit that shortcut, you get redirected.

RE: What is "webssearches"?

(OP)
rclarke250 - You're so right! wavey2

Thanks

"Truth will sooner come out from error than from confusion."
Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

RE: What is "webssearches"?

Couldn't hurt to run Junk Removal Tool as well to see if you have any other browser annoyances/malware.

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