The Ezy-search.com is an one of the many intrusive web-pages that can be shown automatically each time you start the browser. Cause of this is a hijacker which was set on your PC system without your consent. Once started, the Ezy-search hijacker may impose some unwanted changes to certain Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge’s home page, new tab page and default search engine to redirect you on an unknown or ad site. Because, the owners of such web sites do not disdain to use any methods to promote their sites and attract new users. Below we explain how to remove Ezy-search.com redirect from the FF, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge thereby restore your favorite start page, newtab page and search provider by default to normal state.
When you perform a search via Ezy-search.com, in addition to search results from Yahoo, Bing or Google Custom Search that provide links to web pages, news articles, images or videos you will also be shown lots of annoying ads. The devs behind Ezy-search.com doing this to earn advertising money from these ads.
Although, Ezy-search.com browser hijacker is not a virus, but it does bad things, and it can make changes to web-browsers settings. Moreover, an ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) can be additionally installed on to your computer with this browser hijacker infection, which will show a ton of advertisements, or even massive full page advertisements that blocks surfing the Net. Often such these advertisements may recommend to install other unknown and unwanted software or visit malicious web pages.
A malicious software that modifies settings of installed browsers on Ezy-search.com usually affects only Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF and MS Edge. However, possible situations, when any other browsers will be affected too. The Ezy-search.com browser hijacker infection can alter the Target property of internet browser’s shortcuts, so every time you open the web browser, instead of your homepage, you will see a completely different web page.
We strongly advise that you perform the step-by-step guidance below which will assist you to delete Ezy-search.com redirect using the standard features of Windows and some proven free applications.
As with removing ad-supported software, malware or potentially unwanted applications, there are few steps you can do. We suggest trying them all. If you do only one part of the guide, then it should be use malware removal tool, because it should remove hijacker infection and block any further infection. But to completely get rid of the Ezy-search.com you’ll have to at least reset your internet browser settings such as startpage, newtab and default search provider to default state, disinfect browsers shortcuts, delete all unwanted and suspicious software, and delete hijacker infection by malicious software removal utilities. Some of the steps below will require you to close the web-page. So, please read the step by step guidance carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
Manual Ezy-search.com homepage removal
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually remove Ezy-search.com from the Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge.
Delete Ezy-search.com associated software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and uninstall the program that causes the appearance of annoying ads or internet browser redirect, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Press Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then click “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will show the Windows Control Panel as shown in the figure below.
Further, click “Uninstall a program”
It will open a list of all applications installed on your system. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown programs.
Clean up the internet browsers shortcuts which have been hijacked by Ezy-search.com
A hijacker may hijack various Windows shortcuts on your desktop (most often, all browsers shortcuts), so in this step you need to check and clean them by removing the argument such as http://site.address/.
Right click to a desktop shortcut for your browser. Choose the “Properties” option. It will open the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The hijacker can rewrite it. If you are seeing something like “…exe http://site.address” then you need to remove “http…” and leave only, depending on the web browser you are using:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
Look at the example as on the image below.
Once is complete, press the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for internet browser shortcuts which redirects to an undesired web-pages. When you have completed, go to next step.
Get rid of Ezy-search.com from Firefox
First, launch the FF and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Further, click the Help button () as displayed on the screen 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 open the confirmation prompt. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the browser hijacker that reroutes your internet browser to undesired Ezy-search.com web site. When, it’s finished, click the “Finish” button.
Delete Ezy-search.com from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to get rid of the hijacker, malicious and adware extensions, as well as to restore the browser’s start page, new tab page and search provider by default that have been changed by hijacker.
- First, launch the Google Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Show advanced settings” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will show the reset settings dialog box as shown on the screen above.
- Confirm the web browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove Ezy-search.com redirect from Internet Explorer
The Microsoft Internet Explorer reset is great if your browser is hijacked or you’ve unwanted plugins or toolbars on your web browser, that installed by a malware.
First, open the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, press the “Reset” button as shown in the figure below.
Once the process is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your personal computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web browser’s homepage, new tab and search engine by default to default state.
How to delete Ezy-search.com redirect with free programs
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely remove browser hijacker infection from the infected machine. So, we suggest to scan your PC system for any remaining malicious components with free browser hijacker infection removal software below.
Use Zemana to delete browser hijacker
Zemana Free highly recommended, because it can detect security threats such ad-supported software and browser hijacker infections that most ‘classic’ antivirus software fail to pick up on. Moreover, if you have any Ezy-search.com browser hijacker infection removal problems which cannot be fixed by this tool automatically, then Zemana AntiMalware provides 24X7 online assistance from the highly experienced support staff.
Now you can install and use Zemana Free to remove Ezy-search.com from your web-browser by following the steps below:
Click the link below to download Zemana Anti Malware installation package called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your PC system.
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Run the installation package after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to setup this utility on your machine.
During setup you can change certain settings, but we suggest you don’t make any changes to default settings.
When install is done, this malicious software removal utility will automatically run and update itself. You will see its main window as shown on the image below.
Now click the “Scan” button . Zemana tool will start scanning the whole machine to find out hijacker which alters browser settings to replace your home page, new tab page and search provider by default with Ezy-search.com web-site. Depending on your personal computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) is checking, you may see how many objects it has identified either as being malware.
After the scan get finished, a list of all items found is produced. You may move items to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will get rid of hijacker infection which redirects your browser to unwanted Ezy-search.com page and move threats to the program’s quarantine. Once disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to reboot your personal computer to make the change take effect.
Automatically remove Ezy-search.com redirect with Malwarebytes
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your PC of the browser hijacker infection. The free tool is an advanced malware removal program created by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti malware technology. It’s able to help you get rid of hijackers, PUPs, malware, ad supported software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your computer for free.
Download MalwareBytes by clicking on the following link.
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After the downloading process is complete, close all windows on your PC system. Further, open the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown on the screen below, click the “Yes” button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” that will allow you install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) on the PC system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once install is complete successfully, click Finish button. Then MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will automatically launch and you can see its main window like below.
Next, press the “Scan Now” button for scanning your PC system for the hijacker that causes browsers to display unwanted Ezy-search.com site.
When MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) has finished scanning your PC system, MalwareBytes Anti Malware will display a list of detected threats. Review the report and then click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) will delete browser hijacker infection that cause a redirect to Ezy-search.com web site and add items to the Quarantine. When the task is finished, you can be prompted to restart your machine. We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes Free to remove hijacker infections, ‘ad supported’ software and other malicious software.
Run AdwCleaner to get rid of Ezy-search.com from the system
AdwCleaner is a free removal tool that can be downloaded and use to delete browser hijackers, ad-supported software, malicious software, PUPs, toolbars and other threats from your PC system. You can use this utility to find threats even if you have an antivirus or any other security application.
Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
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Once downloading is complete, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. When the utility is started, you will see a screen as shown in the following example.
Further, press “Scan” button . AdwCleaner utility will start scanning the whole computer to find out hijacker which alters web-browser settings to replace your homepage, newtab page and search engine by default with Ezy-search.com site. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your personal computer. Once the scan get completed, AdwCleaner will display a list of detected items as displayed in the following example.
All detected threats will be marked. You can delete them all by simply click “Clean” button. It will open a prompt as displayed below.
You need to click “OK”. When disinfection is done, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your PC system. When your computer is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Stop Ezy-search.com and other undesired web sites
Run ad-blocking program like AdGuard in order to block ads, malvertisements, pop-ups and online trackers, avoid having to install harmful and adware browser plug-ins and add-ons that affect your computer performance and impact your PC security. Surf the Internet anonymously and stay safe online!
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop.
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Once downloading is finished, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. Once the install is done, you will see a window as shown on the screen below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will assist 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 start your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop up advertisements, web-pages such Ezy-search.com, as well as other harmful 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, that is located on your desktop.
How to prevent Ezy-search.com browser hijacker from getting inside your PC system
Most often, the freeware setup file includes the optional ad-supported software or potentially unwanted applications like this browser hijacker. So, be very careful when you agree to install anything. The best way – is to select a Custom, Advanced or Manual install mode. Here disable (uncheck) all additional software in which you are unsure or that causes even a slightest suspicion. The main thing you should remember, you do not need to install the additional programs which you do not trust! The only thing I want to add. Once the free applications is installed, if you uninstall this software, the new tab, homepage and search provider by default of your favorite internet browser will not be restored. This must be done by yourself. Just follow the few simple steps above.
Now your computer should be free of the Ezy-search.com browser hijacker and other internet browser’s malicious extensions. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep Zemana Free (to periodically scan your PC for new browser hijackers and other malware) and AdGuard (to help you stop undesired popup advertisements and harmful sites). Moreover, to prevent browser hijackers, please stay clear of unknown and third party software, make sure that your antivirus program, turn on the option to find PUPs (potentially unwanted programs).
If you need more help with Ezy-search.com related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.