If you find that your current settings of web browsers have been changed to Search.baisvik.com without your permission then you need to know that your PC system has become a victim of browser hijacker. Once started, it takes control of your PC including all your typical Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge and introduces changes to its settings like new tab page, start page and search engine by default, without your knowledge.
The Search.baisvik.com hijacker is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, makes various changes to settings of web-browsers, and blocks them from changing. Also this hijacker can install additional web-browser add ons and modules that will open ads and popups. And finally, the Search.baisvik.com browser hijacker infection can collect user information such as what sites you’re opening, what you are looking for the Web and so on. This information, in the future, can be transferred to third parties.
Table of contents
- What is Search.baisvik.com
- How to remove Search.baisvik.com redirect
- How to remove Search.baisvik.com home page without any software
- Run free malware removal utilities to completely get rid of Search.baisvik.com
- Run AdBlocker to stop Search.baisvik.com and stay safe online
- How was Search.baisvik.com browser hijacker infection installed on PC
- To sum up
When you perform a search via Search.baisvik.com, in addition to search results from Yahoo, Bing or Google Custom Search which provide links to web pages, news articles, images or videos you will also be shown lots of unwanted advertisements. The makers of Search.baisvik.com doing this to earn advertising money from these advertisements.
Most often, the Search.baisvik.com hijacker infection affects most common web browsers such as Google Chrome, FF, MS Edge and Internet Explorer. But such hijackers as well can infect other web-browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of browser’s shortcut). So every time you open the browser, it will show Search.baisvik.com web-site. Even if you setup your homepage again, the intrusive Search.baisvik.com site will be the first thing which you see when you run the internet browser.
We strongly suggest that you perform the tutorial below that will help you to remove Search.baisvik.com using the standard features of Windows and some proven freeware.
How to remove Search.baisvik.com redirect
Without a doubt, the hijacker infection is harmful to your machine. So you need to quickly and completely remove this malware. To remove this hijacker infection, you can use the manual removal tutorial that are given below or free malicious software removal tool such as Zemana Anti-malware, Malwarebytes or AdwCleaner (all are free). We suggest you use automatic removal method that will help you to get rid of Search.baisvik.com easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you are well versed in system or in the case where browser hijacker is not removed automatically. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your web browser or reboot your computer.
How to remove Search.baisvik.com homepage without any software
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually remove Search.baisvik.com from the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge.
Uninstall all ad supported software and other PUPs through the Microsoft Windows Control Panel
In order to delete Search.baisvik.com, first thing you need to do is to uninstall unknown and suspicious programs from your system using MS Windows control panel. When removing this browser hijacker infection, check the list of installed programs and try to find suspicious programs and delete them all. Pay special attention to recently installed programs, as it’s most probably that the Search.baisvik.com hijacker сame along with it.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown in the figure below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown on the image below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of programs installed on your machine. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the appearance of pop-up advertisements and internet browser redirect to the annoying Search.baisvik.com page. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of harmful applications by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it, after that click ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Once the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to press ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as shown in the figure below.
You will see a list of programs installed on your PC. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the software that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of ads and web-browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the program which you need to remove is found, simply click on its name, and then press ‘Uninstall’ as shown below.
Fix infected internet browsers shortcuts
Important to know, most anti-malware applications which are able to remove hijacker, but unable to detect and recover altered shortcuts. So, you need to fix the desktop shortcuts for your Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, IE and Microsoft Edge web browsers manually.
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 “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, press OK . You need to clean all browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Google Chrome, FF, IE and Edge.
Get rid of Search.baisvik.com redirect from FF
If your Mozilla Firefox web-browser startpage has changed to Search.baisvik.com without your permission or a an unknown search engine shows results for your search, then it may be time to perform the browser reset.
First, launch the Firefox and click button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Further, click the Help button () like 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 display the “Troubleshooting Information” page as on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation prompt. Further, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the Search.baisvik.com hijacker. Once, it is done, click the “Finish” button.
Remove Search.baisvik.com redirect from Internet Explorer
In order to recover all internet browser newtab page, startpage and search provider by default you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your personal computer.
First, launch the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will display the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then press the “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as shown below.
Once the task is done, press “Close” button. Close the Microsoft Internet Explorer and restart your PC system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your internet browser’s homepage, newtab and default search engine to default state.
Get rid of Search.baisvik.com home page from Chrome
If your Chrome web browser is redirected to undesired Search.baisvik.com page, it may be necessary to completely reset your web-browser program to its default settings.
First start the Google Chrome. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the main menu. Further, press the option named “Settings”. Another way to open the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the browser adress bar and press Enter.
The web-browser will display the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, as shown on the image below and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Google Chrome will show the confirmation prompt. You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The browser will start the task of cleaning. Once it’s finished, the web browser’s settings including home page, new tab and search provider by default back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your machine.
Run free malware removal utilities to completely get rid of Search.baisvik.com
After completing the manual removal guide above all unwanted programs and internet browser’s extensions which causes web browser redirects to the Search.baisvik.com web site should be removed. If the problem with Search.baisvik.com browser hijacker is still remained, then we recommend to scan your PC system for any remaining malicious components. Run recommended free browser hijacker removal applications below.
Remove Search.baisvik.com homepage with Zemana Anti-malware
We suggest using the Zemana Anti-malware. You can download and install Zemana Anti-malware to find and delete Search.baisvik.com start page from your PC system. When installed and updated, the malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the PC.
- Please download Zemana anti malware to your desktop by clicking on the following link.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your web-browser will display the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- Once downloading is finished, please close all applications and open windows on your PC system. Next, start a file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- This will start the “Setup wizard” of Zemana anti malware onto your machine. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the anti-malware will open and display the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan” button . This will start scanning the whole system to find out hijacker and browser’s malicious extensions. Depending on your computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the utility is scanning, you may see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software.
- When the system scan is complete, the results are displayed in the scan report.
- Next, you need to press the “Next” button to begin cleaning your machine. Once the process is finished, you may be prompted to restart the personal computer.
- Close the Zemana Anti-Malware and continue with the next step.
Automatically delete Search.baisvik.com startpage with Malwarebytes
Remove Search.baisvik.com browser hijacker manually is difficult and often the browser hijacker infection is not completely removed. Therefore, we suggest you to use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your PC. Moreover, the free application will allow you to delete malicious software, potentially unwanted programs, toolbars and adware that your PC system can be infected too.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your personal computer by clicking on the link below. Save it on your desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
Once the download is finished, close all windows on your computer. Further, run the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up like below, press the “Yes” button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” which will assist you install Malwarebytes on the computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically launch and you can see its main window as shown on the image below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the browser hijacker infection and internet browser’s malicious addons. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your personal computer and the speed of your PC system. While the utility is checking, you can see count of objects it has identified either as being malware.
When the system scan is finished, it’ll show you the results. Review the report and then click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will start removing Search.baisvik.com hijacker and other security threats. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your system. We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes to remove browser hijacker infection, ad supported software and other malicious software.
Double-check for potentially unwanted programs with AdwCleaner
The AdwCleaner utility is free and easy to use. It may scan and get rid of browser hijacker such as Search.baisvik.com, malicious software, PUPs and adware in Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer browsers and thereby return their default settings (start page, newtab page and default search provider). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and get rid of malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the PC system.
Download AdwCleaner tool from the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: September 24, 2018
Once downloading is finished, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will start the AdwCleaner utility and you will see a screen like below. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to show the application, press Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Scan” to perform a system scan for the Search.baisvik.com browser hijacker and web browser’s malicious plugins. Depending on your system, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the utility is scanning, you can see number of objects and files has already scanned.
When it has finished scanning is complete, it’ll show a screen which contains a list of malicious software that has been found like below.
Make sure all entries have ‘checkmark’ and press “Clean” button. It will show a dialog box. Click “OK” to start the cleaning procedure. When the cleaning process is done, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your PC system. After restart, the AdwCleaner will open the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
Run AdBlocker to stop Search.baisvik.com and stay safe online
It is also critical to protect your browsers from harmful web-sites and advertisements by using an ad blocker program such as AdGuard. Security experts says that it’ll greatly reduce the risk of malware, and potentially save lots of money. Additionally, the AdGuard may also protect your privacy by blocking almost all trackers.
Installing the AdGuard ad-blocking application is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
When the download is finished, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown on the image below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick tutorial like below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick guide that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your machine, AdGuard will start automatically and block popups, pages such Search.baisvik.com, 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 AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
How was Search.baisvik.com browser hijacker infection installed on PC
These days some freeware creators bundle optional applications that could be PUPs such as the Search.baisvik.com hijacker infection, with a view to making some money. These are not free programs as install an unwanted applications on to your MS Windows computer. So whenever you install a new free program that downloaded from the Internet, be very careful during setup. Carefully read the EULA (a text with I ACCEPT/I DECLINE button), choose custom or manual install method, uncheck all third-party programs.
To sum up
Now your machine should be free of the Search.baisvik.com redirect. Uninstall AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your system for new malware, browser hijackers and adware) and AdGuard (to help you stop annoying pop-ups and malicious sites). Moreover, to prevent browser hijackers, please stay clear of unknown and third party applications, make sure that your antivirus application, turn on the option to find PUPs (potentially unwanted programs).
If you need more help with Search.baisvik.com related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.