Are you seeing Cse.google.com (also known as Google Custom Search) in the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge every time you open the browser or perform a search? This means that your computer is infected with malware that changes the browser’s settings like the home page, newtab page and search provider by default.
The Cse.google.com is legitimate part of the Google search, which is used by browser hijackers to make money. The main difference from the usual Google search is the presence of high amount of ads. Every click on these advertisements will generate money to malware authors. Currently, the browser hijackers, that hijack Google search results and redirect to Cse.google.com, are widely spread.
Of course, the browser hijacker is not a virus. I can’t damage or remove your personal files, but it can change the settings of your internet browser. Moreover, an adware can be additionally installed on to your computer with the browser hijacker. The adware is a type of malware, that can open a huge number of advertisements, hindering or completely blocking the work in the web-browser. Often such unwanted ads may recommend to install other unknown and unwanted software or visit malicious web-sites. So, it’s very important to clean your system as quickly as possible. The guide, which is shown below, will allow you to get rid of Cse.google.com search redirect in the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge and other web-browsers.
How to Cse.google.com get installed onto system
How to manually remove Cse.google.com
This useful removal guide for the Cse.google.com redirect. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to remove Cse.google.com search let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
- Delete unknown or suspicious applications by using Windows Control Panel
- Remove Cse.google.com redirect from Chrome
- Remove Cse.google.com from Mozilla Firefox
- Remove Cse.google.com search from IE
- Clean up the browser’s shortcuts to remove Cse.google.com search redirect
Delete unknown or suspicious applications by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you begin your PC system cleaning procedure by checking the list of installed software and uninstall all unknown or suspicious applications.
Press Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then press “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will display the Windows Control Panel as shown below.
Further, click “Uninstall a program” It will open a list of all software installed on your PC system. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown programs.
Remove Cse.google.com redirect from Chrome
Like other modern browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thus restore the homepage, new tab page and search engine by default that have been changed by the browser hijacker.
First start the Chrome. Next press on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will appear the main menu. Click on the option named “Settings”. Another way to open the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the browser adress bar and press Enter. The browser will display the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and press the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, as shown below and click the “Reset settings” button. The Google Chrome will display the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action. Press the “Reset” button. The program will begin the process of cleaning and when it is complete, the web-browser settings including homepage and search engine by default back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your computer.
Remove Cse.google.com from Mozilla Firefox
If the Mozilla Firefox settings such as start page and search provider by default have been changed by the browser hijacker, then resetting it to the default state can help.
First, launch the Firefox and click button to show the Tools menu. It opens the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Further, click the Help button (). In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type about:support in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. It will open the confirmation dialog box. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a task to reset the browser’s settings, thereby remove the Cse.google.com redirect. Once, it’s finished, click the “Finish” button.
Remove Cse.google.com search from IE
First, launch the Microsoft Internet Explorer, click ). Click “Internet Options” as shown below. In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button. You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect. It will restore browser’s settings to default start and thereby disable malicious and ad-supported browser’s extensions and remove Cse.google.com search.
Clean up the browser’s shortcuts to remove Cse.google.com search redirect
Once installed, this hijacker may add an argument into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge. Due to this, every time you launch the browser, it will show an annoying startpage.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, click Properties option. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text like “http://site.address” that has been added here. Remove everything after .exe. An example, for Google Chrome you should remove everything after chrome.exe. To save changes, click OK . You need to clean all browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge.
How to remove Cse.google.com automatically
We recommend using the MalwareBytes Anti-malware Free. You can download and install MalwareBytes Anti-malware to detect Cse.google.com redirect and delete it, by clicking the download link below. When installed and updated, the Anti-malware will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the PC.
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Update: November 9, 2017
Once installed, the MalwareBytes Anti-malware will try to update itself and when this process is finished, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a scan of your computer. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your computer. In order to remove all threats, simply press “Remove Selected” button. The Anti-malware is a free program that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about the MalwareBytes Anti-malware, we recommend you to read and follow the step-by-step guide or the video guide below.
Stop annoying ads and redirect to malicious sites
To increase your security and protect your PC against new annoying advertising links and malicious web-sites, you need to use an program that stops access to dangerous advertising links and web-pages. Moreover, the application can block the open of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program using the following link.
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Update: November 7, 2017
Follow the prompts. After installation is finished, you will see a window as shown in the figure below.
You can press “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your system, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop-up ads, as well as other malicious or misleading sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your desktop.
Remove Cse.google.com redirect with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot remove the browser hijacker infection, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for browser hijackers, adware, PUPs, toolbars. Also you can ask for help our Myantispyware team below.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
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Update: February 8, 2018
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. Once this tool is started, you will see a window as shown on the screen below.
Press “Scan” button to perform a system scan for browser hijacker and other malware. Once AdwCleaner has finished, it will open a scan report as shown on the image below.
Review the report and then click “Cleaning” button. It will display a prompt.
Click “OK”. When the cleaning process is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your system.
When your personal computer is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
How to ask for help the Myantispyware team
If you are seeking a help for Cse.google.com removal then follow these steps.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop. HijackThis download
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon, and click the button labeled “Do a system scan only”.
- Once the scan is complete, the scan button will read “Save log”, click it. Save this log to your desktop
Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately.
- Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with Cse.google.com redirect removal.