I wrote this article to help you remove ChromeSearch.info. This ChromeSearch.info removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
ChromeSearch.info is the nth malicious site out there. It is also a harbinger of bad news for your system. If you see it every time you go online, be sure that your machine is no longer infection-free. It is infected with a browser hijacker pest. If you haven`t dealt with a hijacker before, prepare for a few surprises. Bad ones. Hijackers are considered incredibly annoying, intrusive and meddling pests.
ChromeSearch.info, as a classic member of this family, doesn’t differentiate. Do not expect anything good to come out of having it on board. You will be very disappointed. Instead of hoping the threat is harmless and ignoring it, face up to the facts and start looking for a way to get rid of it. This is what you must do and you must do it as soon as possible. Take the appearance of the ChromeSearch.info site as the warning sign it actually is, and heed it. The hijacker is lurking somewhere in the corners of your system. Find its exact hiding spot and delete it without thinking twice about it. This infection will never be beneficial to you. On the contrary. Get rid of it before it is too late. Delays lead to regrets.
How to know you are infected? For starters, you will see the ChromeSearch.info all the time when you are online. It will open in new tabs and you will get redirected to it non-stop. It will even replace your previous homepage and search engine behind your back and prevent you from changing them back. Also, your browsing experience will change significantly. You won`t be able to surf the web normally anymore.
The hijacker interferes at every turn. It injects all of your browsers with ads of all shapes and forms. But don’t imagine an advert or two. Oh, no. The commercials are countless and they appear all the time, covering your entire screen is blocking pages` content. Imagine getting any work done in such conditions. It is impossible. Every site you open is heavy on banners, coupons, deals, in texts, offers, and any other form of ad you can think of. No matter what you do, the commercials don’t go away. They even become more aggressive day after day.
All of this because of the nasty hijacker. In addition to the irritation you suffer, you are also exposed to malware risk all the time. Nothing you see on your screen is reliable and you may easily end up redirected to a corrupted page, full of malware. But wait. There is more. The hijacker also puts your privacy at risk. It spies on your and collects sensitive information which it sends to the cybercriminals behind it. This info is not only used for better marketing, though. It may be used for malicious purposes like financial scams of identity theft. Save yourself the troubles and delete the infection from your machine as soon as possible. If you want to do that manually, follow our guide below. If you prefer automatic solutions, download an antimalware app to do the job for you. Either way, act fast. Time is not your friend.
How did you end up stuck with this hijacker? We will tell you. It was because of your carelessness. Such infections cannot enter without your permission. Of course, they seek it in the sneakiest way possible and if you are too distracted and negligent, you give it without realizing. In the future, be more careful when you are online. Always keep your guard up. Stay away from shady sites. Don’t click on any ad you see. Don’t open emails from strangers. Use only reliable download sources. Be careful with the messages and links you receive in social media. One wrong move and a parasite enters your system behind your back. Be more vigilant and cautious. Vigilance keeps infections away. Negligence invites them in.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must follow to permanently remove from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove ChromeSearch.info from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.