The Search.chipopo.info is a new browser hijacker from the big family of browser hijackers which affects browsers and changes its settings such as homepage and search engine by default. It’s currently very active spreading on the World Wide Web. Many users have problems with cleaning a computer from Search.chipopo.info redirect and restoring the Google Chrome, FF, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer settings.
The Search.chipopo.info browser hijacker usually affects only the Google Chrome, FF, MS Edge and Internet Explorer. However, possible situations, when any other browsers will be affected too. The browser hijacker will perform a scan of the personal computer for web-browser shortcuts and alter them without your permission. When it infects the internet browser shortcuts, it’ll add the argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you launch the browser, you will see the Search.chipopo.info annoying web page.
Except that the Search.chipopo.info changes web-browser’s home page, it also replaces a search engine, which leads to the fact that use of the internet browser’s search becomes uncomfortable. The reason for this is that the search results will consist of a large amount of ads, links to unwanted and ad web-pages and only the remaining part is search results for your query from well-known search engines like Google or Bing.
The Search.chipopo.info hijacker infection is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, modifies internet browser settings, and blocks them from changing. Also this browser hijacker can install additional internet browser addons, extensions and modules that will show ads and popups. And finally, the Search.chipopo.info infection can collect a wide variety of personal information like what web pages you are opening, what you are looking for the Web and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties.
Therefore it’s very important to clean your computer ASAP. Follow the steps below to remove Search.chipopo.info startpage, as well as other malicious software and adware, which can be installed onto your PC system along with it.
How can you prevent your computer from the attack of Search.chipopo.info infection
How to manually remove Search.chipopo.info
If you perform exactly the instructions below you should be able to remove the Search.chipopo.info homepage. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your browser or reboot your personal computer.
- Remove Search.chipopo.info associated software by using Windows Control Panel
- Delete Search.chipopo.info from Chrome
- Get rid of Search.chipopo.info from Mozilla Firefox
- Get rid of Search.chipopo.info from Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Search.chipopo.info
Delete Search.chipopo.info associated software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and remove the program that causes the appearance of annoying ads or web browser redirect, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Delete Search.chipopo.info from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the browser hijacker, dangerous and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to restore the web browser’s homepage, new tab and default search engine that have been replaced by Search.chipopo.info browser hijacker.
- First run the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will show the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next press the “Reset” button.
- Once this process is finished, your web browser’s homepage, new tab page and search engine by default will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of Search.chipopo.info from Mozilla Firefox
If the Firefox settings like home page, newtab page and search provider by default have been changed by the hijacker, then resetting it to the default state can help.
First, launch the Mozilla Firefox and press button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Further, click the Help button () as shown on the image below
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 as shown in the figure below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation dialog box. Further, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a process to fix your problems that caused by the Search.chipopo.info browser hijacker. When, it’s done, press the “Finish” button.
Get rid of Search.chipopo.info from Internet Explorer
To restore the homepage, new tab page and search engine by default you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your personal computer.
First, open the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then press the “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The IE will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as shown on the image below.
Once the procedure is finished, click “Close” button. Close the IE and restart your personal computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your browser’s homepage, new tab and default search engine to default state.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Search.chipopo.info
Once installed, this hijacker infection may add an argument similar “http://search.chipopo.info” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Google Chrome, FF, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer. Due to this, every time you launch the web browser, it will display the annoying home page.
Right click on the web-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 “http://search.chipopo.info” 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 web-browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Chrome, IE, FF and Edge.
How to get rid of Search.chipopo.info automatically
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to detect Search.chipopo.info homepage and delete it, from the download link below. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the computer.
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Update: January 25, 2017
Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this task is finished, press the “Scan Now” button to perform a scan of your computer. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your system. In order to delete all threats, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes is a free application that you can use to get rid of all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malware removal utility, we recommend you to read and follow the step-by-step guide or the video guide below.
Block Search.chipopo.info search and other unwanted web-pages
To increase your security and protect your personal computer against new annoying advertisements and malicious sites, you need to use an application that blocks access to harmful ads and pages. Moreover, the program can block the display of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web-sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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After downloading is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is done, you will see a window as shown in the figure below.
You can press “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button 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 launch your machine, AdGuard will launch automatically and block pop-ups, web pages such Search.chipopo.info, as well as other dangerous or misleading web-pages. 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.
If the problem with Search.chipopo.info search is still remained
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot delete this hijacker, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for browser hijackers, adware, PUPs, toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below. AdwCleaner download
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- Double press the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is started, click “Scan” button . This will begin scanning the whole PC system to find out Search.chipopo.info hijacker infection.
- Once the system scan is done, the AdwCleaner will open a scan report. Review the report and then press “Clean” button. It will display a prompt, click “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
After completing the step-by-step guide shown above, your PC should be free from browser hijacker, ‘ad supported’ software and malware. The Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and MS Edge will no longer display Search.chipopo.info annoying home page on startup. Unfortunately, if the 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.