Remove SimpleHolidayRecipes Virus (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated

I wrote this article to help you remove SimpleHolidayRecipes. This SimpleHolidayRecipes removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

SimpleHolidayRecipes hijacker-related browser extension. Its existence means that your computer has been infiltrated by a malicious parasite from the browser hijacker category. Once the malware establishes itself on your PC, it starts modifying your web settings to its advantage. It might even install shady apps and toolbars on your browser, without your knowledge or permission.

Furthermore, the nasty parasite can replace your homepage, new tab pages and even preferred search provider to show a custom website with suspicious origin. But that’s not all. The most annoying trait of a hijacker is its power to generate numerous intrusive adverts on every page that you visit. Ads can be in different forms – pop-ups, in-text, banners, and blinking alert messages. It is also very common for hijackers to interrupt whatever video you’re watching, just to display its dubious commercials. The more advertisements the parasite creates, the better. Promoted content can be very beneficial to both hackers and sponsored pages. The main goal is to generate income through the PPC (Pay-Per-Click) scheme.

Browser hijackers are commonly distributed through bundling, fake updates, shady links and ads, torrent files, as well as spam emails and attachments. To avoid falling into such a malicious trap, you need to pay close attention to what you do online. Think twice before hitting that ‘I Agree’ button. Rushing into a Next-Next-Next-Finish type of install will undoubtedly lead to a malicious parasite sneaking on your computer.

Remove SimpleHolidayRecipes
The SimpleHolidayRecipes Virus

To make sure that doesn’t happen, you need to choose Custom or Advanced mode in the Setup Wizard. This way, if there’s any hidden software that you didn’t even know existed, you’ll be able to spot it with ease. We strongly suggest that you deselect any optional installations, as that’s most likely malware in disguise. Also, don’t blindly trust random update pop-ups that want you to click on a shady link. Instead, rely on official and licensed sources to get your software updates.

Having a browser hijacker on your computer puts your online security and privacy in jeopardy. You see, in order to provide the kind of adverts that you’ll be more likely to click on, cyber criminals have programmed the parasite to monitor your online activity and collect data like browsing history and search results. Thanks to this ability, the parasite can better customize the advertisements and thus ensure a good profit. Ads might not look dangerous, but you never know what threats might be hidden behind them.

More often than not, such promoted content redirects to infected sources. In some cases, reroutes may open backdoors for hackers that seek to get their hands on sensitive information that can be shared with third-parties for profit. But you might also unknowingly allow dangerous malware to invade your PC. No one wants their browser to be controlled by a parasite that follows orders from cyber criminals. If you want to return to a secure and ad-free browsing experience, you need to act against this hijacker before it is too late! If you are unsure how to remove this parasite, all you have to do is follow our instructions.

SimpleHolidayRecipes Removal

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, 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.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
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.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Please, follow the steps precisely to remove SimpleHolidayRecipes from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
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).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
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.

ff shortcut


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.

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 to the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still cannot remove SimpleHolidayRecipes from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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