The WebDigger Search is an one of the many intrusive webpages that can be shown automatically each time you start the internet browser. Cause of this is a browser hijacker which was set on your PC without your consent. Once started, the browser hijacker infection may make some unwanted changes to the certain MS Edge, Chrome, IE and Mozilla Firefox’s settings like default search provider, newtab and home page to redirect you on an unknown or ad webpage. Because, the owners of such sites do not disdain to use any methods to promote their pages and attract new users. Below we explain ways of removing WebDigger Search homepage from the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Edge and Internet Explorer thus return your favorite new tab, default search engine and home page to normal state.
As mentioned above, the WebDigger Search browser hijacker infection also modifies the internet browser’s search provider. So, your web browser, when searching something, will open a hodgepodge of advertisements, links to unwanted and ad webpages and search results from the big search engines such as Google or Bing. As a result, actual use of a internet browser’s search becomes uncomfortable. Moreover, it can also lead to slowing or even freeze your web-browser.
Some browser hijackers also contain adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) which has the ability to display intrusive ads or gather lots of confidential data about you that may be transferred third party companies. These undesired ads may be opened in the form of pop-unders, pop-ups, in-text ads, video ads, text links or banners or even massive full page ads. Most of the adware is created to show ads, but certain ad supported software is form of spyware that often used to track users to collect lots of your personal data.
A malware that makes various changes to web browsers settings on WebDigger Search commonly affects only Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and IE. However, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The WebDigger Search browser hijacker infection can alter the Target property of browser’s shortcuts, so every time you run the web browser, instead of your home page, you’ll see a completely different web-page.
So, if you happen to encounter annoying WebDigger Search home page, then be quick and take effort to remove hijacker that causes browsers to display intrusive WebDigger Search web site ASAP. Follow the step-by-step guidance below to remove WebDigger Search . Let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Remove WebDigger Search
As with removing ad supported software, malicious software or PUPs, there are few steps you may do. We suggest trying them all. If you do only one part of the tutorial, then it should be run malware removal tool, because it should get rid of browser hijacker and block any further infection. But to completely delete the WebDigger Search you will have to at least reset your web-browser settings like startpage, newtab page and search provider to default state, disinfect browsers shortcuts, delete all unwanted and suspicious applications, and remove browser hijacker by malware removal tools. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to shut down your web-browser or reboot your computer.
To remove WebDigger Search, use the following steps:
- How to remove WebDigger Search redirect without any software
- Uninstall WebDigger Search associated software by using MS Windows Control Panel
- Fix web browser shortcuts, modified by WebDigger Search browser hijacker infection
- Get rid of WebDigger Search homepage from Internet Explorer
- Remove WebDigger Search homepage from Chrome
- Remove WebDigger Search from Firefox
- Run free malware removal utilities to completely remove WebDigger Search redirect
- Stop WebDigger Search redirect and other undesired web sites
- Do not know how your browser has been hijacked by WebDigger Search hijacker infection?
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How to remove WebDigger Search redirect without any software
The useful removal instructions for the WebDigger Search . The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to get rid of WebDigger Search home page let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Uninstall WebDigger Search associated software by using MS Windows Control Panel
It is of primary importance to first identify and delete all potentially unwanted software, adware applications and browser hijackers through ‘Add/Remove Programs’ (Windows XP) or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 10, 8, 7) section of your Windows Control Panel.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then press “Start” button and press “Control Panel”.
- It will show the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will display a list of all programs installed on the PC system.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove dubious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort apps by date.
See more details in the video guide below.
Fix web browser shortcuts, modified by WebDigger Search browser hijacker infection
When the hijacker infection is started, it can also change the web-browser’s shortcut files, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you run the web-browser, it will open an annoying site.
Right click on the shortcut of hijacked internet browser as shown on the screen below.
Select the “Properties” option and it will display the shortcut’s properties. Next, click the “Shortcut” tab and then delete the “http://site.address” string from Target field like below.
Then click OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all web browsers that are rerouted to the WebDigger Search intrusive web-page.
Get rid of WebDigger Search homepage from Internet Explorer
First, start the Microsoft Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as displayed below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The IE will show the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect. It will get rid of hijacker infection that alters web-browser settings to replace your homepage, search engine and new tab with WebDigger Search web-page, disable malicious and ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like search engine, startpage and newtab to default state.
Remove WebDigger Search homepage from Chrome
If your Chrome web-browser is redirected to unwanted WebDigger Search web page, it may be necessary to completely reset your web browser program to its default settings.
First run the Google Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will open the Chrome menu. Choose More Tools, then press Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Google Chrome menu once again. Further, press the option called “Settings”.
The browser will show the settings screen. Another method to show the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and press the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as shown in the figure below and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Google Chrome will display the confirmation prompt as shown on the image below.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The web-browser will start the process of cleaning. After it’s finished, the internet browser’s settings including new tab, homepage and search engine by default back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your computer.
Remove WebDigger Search from Firefox
Resetting your Mozilla Firefox is first troubleshooting step for any issues with your browser application, including the redirect to WebDigger Search page.
Press the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as on the image below.
A small menu will appear, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, press “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to return your Mozilla Firefox internet browser settings to its original state.
Run free malware removal utilities to completely remove WebDigger Search redirect
The easiest solution to remove WebDigger Search browser hijacker is to run an antimalware program capable of detecting browser hijackers including WebDigger Search. We recommend try Zemana or another free malware remover which listed below. It has excellent detection rate when it comes to ad supported software, browser hijackers and other potentially unwanted apps.
Remove WebDigger Search with Zemana Anti Malware
We suggest you to use the Zemana Free that are completely clean your system. Moreover, the utility will help you to remove potentially unwanted apps, malicious software, toolbars and ad supported software that your PC system can be infected too.
Now you can install and use Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) to remove WebDigger Search from your internet browser by following the steps below:
Click the link below to download Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) installer named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your computer. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Launch the setup file after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to install this tool on your PC system.
During install you can change some settings, but we suggest you don’t make any changes to default settings.
When installation is complete, this malware removal tool will automatically start and update itself. You will see its main window as displayed on the screen below.
Now press the “Scan” button . Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) tool will start scanning the whole computer to find out browser hijacker related to WebDigger Search. While the Zemana Free tool is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified as being affected by malicious software.
When finished, the results are displayed in the scan report. You may remove items (move to Quarantine) by simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will remove hijacker that made to redirect your internet browser to the WebDigger Search website and add items to the Quarantine. When the task is complete, you can be prompted to restart your system to make the change take effect.
Scan your personal computer and delete WebDigger Search redirect with HitmanPro
All-in-all, HitmanPro is a fantastic utility to free your machine from any undesired applications such as browser hijacker infection that cause a redirect to WebDigger Search web site. The HitmanPro is portable program that meaning, you do not need to install it to run it. HitmanPro is compatible with all versions of Microsoft Windows operating system from Windows XP to Windows 10. Both 64-bit and 32-bit systems are supported.
Visit the following page to download HitmanPro. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
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When the downloading process is finished, open the directory in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the HitmanPro desktop icon. Once the utility is opened, you will see a screen like below.
Further, click “Next” button . Hitman Pro utility will begin scanning the whole computer to find out hijacker infection that responsible for internet browser redirect to the annoying WebDigger Search page. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC system. Once the system scan is done, Hitman Pro will produce a list of unwanted and ad supported software as displayed on the image below.
You may get rid of threats (move to Quarantine) by simply click “Next” button. It will display a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button.
Scan and free your computer of browser hijacker infection with Malwarebytes
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to find out and delete WebDigger Search from your computer. When installed and updated, the free malicious software remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the personal computer.
MalwareBytes can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop.
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Once downloading is done, close all apps and windows on your system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup as on the image below.
When the setup starts, you’ll see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your personal computer.
Once installation is complete, you will see window as shown on the image below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your PC for the browser hijacker that causes browsers to display intrusive WebDigger Search web-page. This process may take quite a while, so please be patient. While the utility is scanning, you can see number of objects and files has already scanned.
After the system scan is done, a list of all threats found is prepared. Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now remove browser hijacker infection responsible for changing your internet browser settings to WebDigger Search and move items to the program’s quarantine. Once the cleaning process is complete, you may be prompted to reboot your PC.
The following video explains guide on how to delete browser hijacker, ‘ad supported’ software and other malicious software with MalwareBytes Free.
Stop WebDigger Search redirect and other undesired web sites
In order to increase your security and protect your personal computer against new annoying ads and harmful sites, you need to use ad blocker application that stops an access to malicious ads and webpages. Moreover, the application may stop the show of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web-pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop.
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- After the downloading process is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- When the installation is complete, press “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you start your system, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop ads, pages such as WebDigger Search, as well as other malicious or misleading web sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
Do not know how your browser has been hijacked by WebDigger Search hijacker infection?
After completing the guide shown above, your computer should be free from browser hijacker responsible for changing your browser settings to WebDigger Search and other malware. The Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer will no longer display intrusive WebDigger Search on startup. Unfortunately, if the step by step guide does not help you, then you have caught a new browser hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.