If your default search provider, start page and new tab keeps changing back to the intrusive site named I-searchnow.com,then it’s a sign that the unwanted software from the browser hijacker family get installed on your machine. It is a type of undesired software that created in order to take control of your computer’s web-browser and alter how and what it shows when you are surfing the Web. If you are already a victim of I-searchnow.com hijacker, then the guidance below may allow you clean the Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge from the hackers, boost internet browser security and return web browser settings.
If your PC is infected by I-searchnow.com hijacker, every time you run your internet browser you will see this web site. Of course you may setup your home page again, but next time you launch a browser you will see that I-searchnow.com homepage return. As mentioned above, the hijacker infection can alter the default search provider on this intrusive web-page too, so all your search queries will be redirected to I-searchnow.com. Thus the authors of the hijacker can gather the search terms of your queries, and redirect you to undesired web-sites.
Often, the computer which has been infected by I-searchnow.com hijacker, will be also affected by adware (sometimes named ‘ad-supported’ software) which shows a lot of various ads. It may be pop-ups, text links in the sites, banners where they never had. What is more, the ad-supported software may replace the legitimate advertisements with malicious ads that will offer to download and install malware and undesired software or visit the various dangerous and misleading websites.
As evident, the browser hijacker is a potentially undesired program and should not be used. If you noticed any of the symptoms mentioned above, we suggest you to perform step-by-step guidance below to remove the hijacker and get rid of I-searchnow.com from your internet browser settings.
Remove I-searchnow.com redirect
We advise opting for automatic I-searchnow.com removal in order to get rid of all hijacker related entries easily. This solution requires scanning the computer with reputable antimalware, e.g. Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM), MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) or HitmanPro. However, if you prefer manual removal steps, you can follow the guidance below in this article. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to shut down your web-browser or reboot your computer.
To remove I-searchnow.com, execute the steps below:
- Get rid of I-searchnow.com search without any tools
- Scan your computer and delete I-searchnow.com with free tools
- How to stop I-searchnow.com redirect
- How to prevent I-searchnow.com hijacker from getting inside your machine
- Finish words
Get rid of I-searchnow.com search without any tools
The steps will help you get rid of I-searchnow.com home page. These I-searchnow.com removal steps work for the MS Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome, as well as every version of MS Windows operating system.
Delete questionable software using Windows Control Panel
The best way to begin the PC system cleanup is to delete unknown and questionable software. Using the Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded software can clean up the Internet Explorer, MS Edge, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox from pop-ups hijackers and so on.
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 open the Windows Control Panel as shown below.
Further, click “Uninstall a program”
It will open a list of all programs installed on your personal computer. Scroll through the all list, and delete any questionable and unknown software.
Get rid of I-searchnow.com search from Google Chrome
In order to be sure that there is nothing left behind, we recommend you to reset Chrome internet browser. It’ll revert back Chrome settings including search engine by default, startpage and newtab page to defaults.
- First start the Google Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following instructions: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset” button.
- The Chrome will display the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is finished, your browser’s home page, search engine and newtab page will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove I-searchnow.com from Mozilla Firefox
If the Firefox web browser homepage, search engine by default and new tab are changed to I-searchnow.com and you want to recover the settings back to their original settings, then you should follow the few simple steps below. However, your saved passwords and bookmarks will not be changed, deleted or cleared.
First, run the Firefox and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Further, click the Help button () as shown in the following example.
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, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation prompt. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the hijacker that causes browsers to display annoying I-searchnow.com page. After, it is finished, press the “Finish” button.
Remove I-searchnow.com home page from Internet Explorer
In order to restore all internet browser search provider, newtab and home page you need to reset the IE to the state, which was when the MS Windows was installed on your PC system.
First, run the Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, press “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will display the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to restart your machine for the changes to take effect. It will remove hijacker responsible for redirecting user searches to I-searchnow.com, disable malicious and ad-supported web browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like default search engine, start page and newtab to default state.
Scan your computer and delete I-searchnow.com with free tools
It is not enough to get rid of I-searchnow.com from your web browser by completing the manual steps above to solve all problems. Some I-searchnow.com hijacker related files may remain on your machine and they will restore the hijacker even after you get rid of it. For that reason we advise to use free anti-malware tool like Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM), MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) and HitmanPro. Either of those programs should has the ability to search for and get rid of hijacker which reroutes your web browser to annoying I-searchnow.com web page.
How to automatically remove I-searchnow.com with Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM)
We suggest using the Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) which are completely clean your computer of the hijacker. The tool is an advanced malicious software removal program designed by (c) Zemana lab. It’s able to help you remove PUPs, browser hijackers, adware, malware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your machine for free.
Please go to the link below to download the latest version of Zemana for Microsoft Windows. Save it on your Desktop.
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After the download is finished, close all programs and windows on your machine. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as displayed on the screen below.
When the installation begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Zemana Anti-Malware on your personal computer.
Once setup is finished, you will see window as shown in the following example.
Now press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the browser hijacker infection which redirects your browser to undesired I-searchnow.com webpage. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your system and the speed of your machine.
As the scanning ends, Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will open you the results. Next, you need to press “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will get rid of browser hijacker related to I-searchnow.com redirect and add items to the Quarantine.
Run HitmanPro to delete I-searchnow.com from the system
Hitman Pro is a free removal tool which can check your computer for a wide range of security threats like ad-supported software, malicious software, PUPs as well as I-searchnow.com browser hijacker and other internet browser’s malicious extensions. It will perform a deep scan of your computer including hard drives and Windows registry. After a malicious software is detected, it will help you to get rid of all found threats from your PC with a simple click.
Visit the following page to download Hitman Pro. Save it on your Desktop.
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Once the downloading process is finished, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the Hitman Pro icon. It will run the HitmanPro tool. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to launch the program, click Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Next” to start scanning your PC for the hijacker infection related to I-searchnow.com start page. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient. While the Hitman Pro is scanning, you may see count of objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
After finished, Hitman Pro will display you the results as displayed in the following example.
Review the report and then click “Next” button. It will display a dialog box, click the “Activate free license” button. The HitmanPro will remove hijacker which cause I-searchnow.com site to appear. When the task is finished, the tool may ask you to restart your machine.
Use Malwarebytes to delete browser hijacker infection
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your computer of the browser hijacker. The free utility is an advanced malicious software removal application designed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It is able to help you remove browser hijackers, PUPs, malware, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your computer for free.
Installing the MalwareBytes Free is simple. First you’ll need to download MalwareBytes on your system by clicking on the following link.
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When the download is finished, close all applications and windows on your PC. Double-click the install file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown on the screen below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware on your PC system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is complete successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes Anti-Malware will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown on the screen below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the browser hijacker responsible for redirecting your internet browser to I-searchnow.com web site. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the MalwareBytes Free is scanning, you may see number of objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
After MalwareBytes has finished scanning your PC, MalwareBytes will open a list of all threats detected by the scan. Once you have selected what you want to get rid of from your computer click “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes will remove browser hijacker infection responsible for redirects to I-searchnow.com and add threats to the Quarantine. When disinfection is done, you may be prompted to reboot the system.
We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes AntiMalware to remove ‘ad supported’ software, hijacker and other malicious software.
How to stop I-searchnow.com redirect
It is important to run ad-blocker applications such as AdGuard to protect your computer from malicious web sites. Most security experts says that it is okay to block ads. You should do so just to stay safe! And, of course, the AdGuard can to block I-searchnow.com and other annoying websites.
- Visit the following page to download the latest version of AdGuard for Microsoft Windows. Save it on your MS Windows desktop or in any other place.
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- After the downloading process is finished, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the setup is finished, press “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will allow 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 computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop pop up ads, sites like I-searchnow.com, as well as other malicious or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon called AdGuard, which can be found on your desktop.
How to prevent I-searchnow.com hijacker from getting inside your machine
Many of the free applications out there install undesired web browser toolbars, adware and potentially unwanted apps like the hijacker responsible for redirecting user searches to I-searchnow.com along with them without your knowledge. One has to be attentive while installing freeware in order to avoid accidentally installing additional apps. It’s important that you pay attention to the EULA (End User License Agreements) and choose the Custom, Manual or Advanced setup method as it will typically disclose what optional applications will also be installed.
Now your computer should be free of the I-searchnow.com hijacker infection and other web-browser’s harmful extensions. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up advertisements and intrusive malicious websites) and Zemana (to periodically scan your personal computer for new malicious software, browser hijacker infections and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for MS Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new hijackers, malicious applications and adware are released.
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