If you see Search.hrecipenetwork.co show up on your internet browser’s screen, then is a clear indication of the hijacker’s presence. The PUP (potentially unwanted program) from the browser hijacker family replaces your home page and search engine. When your PC is infected with browser hijacker infection, the intrusive Search.hrecipenetwork.co website will appear when you open a newtab page, or surf the Net.
The hijacker, which set the Search.hrecipenetwork.co home page as your startpage can also set this undesired web-page as your search provider. You will encounter the fact that the search in the web-browser has become uncomfortable to use, because the search results will consist of lots of advertisements, links to ad and undesired sites and a small amount of regular links, which are obtained from a search in the major search engines.
Further into the blog post we will give you more information about this browser hijacker infection, but know that the best solution to handle the Search.hrecipenetwork.co hijacker is to fully get rid of it from your machine without a wait.
Remove Search.hrecipenetwork.co from Google Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
In order to get rid of Search.hrecipenetwork.co , start by closing any applications and pop ups that are open. If a popup won’t close, then close your web-browser (Chrome, MS Edge, Internet Explorer and Firefox). If a program won’t close then please reboot your PC system. Next, follow the steps below.
To remove Search.hrecipenetwork.co, perform the following steps:
- Delete potentially unwanted apps using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
- Remove Search.hrecipenetwork.co start page from Firefox
- Get rid of Search.hrecipenetwork.co from Google Chrome
- Remove Search.hrecipenetwork.co from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- How to remove Search.hrecipenetwork.co startpage with free software
- Block Search.hrecipenetwork.co redirect and other annoying web-pages
How to get rid of Search.hrecipenetwork.co manually
To remove Search.hrecipenetwork.co browser hijacker, ad supported software and other unwanted programs you can try to do so manually. Unfortunately some of the hijackers won’t show up in your program list, but some browser hijacker infections may. In this case, you may be able to get rid of it through the uninstall function of your computer. You can do this by following the steps below.
Delete potentially unwanted apps using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you begin the computer cleaning process by checking the list of installed apps and remove all unknown or dubious programs. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious apps such as adware and hijackers may be bundled with free programs. Remove the unwanted applications can remove the intrusive ads or web-browser redirect.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then press “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will display the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will show a list of all software installed on the personal computer.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove dubious and unknown apps. To quickly find the latest installed apps, we recommend sort applications by date.
See more details in the video tutorial below.
Get rid of Search.hrecipenetwork.co from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings will remove Search.hrecipenetwork.co from search provider, newtab page and start page and disable harmful add-ons. It will also clear cached and temporary data (cookies, site data and content). It’ll keep your personal information such as browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
First open the Google Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will open the Google Chrome menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the add-on signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guidance: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option named “Settings”.
The internet browser will display the settings screen. Another way to display the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as shown below and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Google Chrome will open the confirmation prompt as shown on the image below.
You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The web browser will start the process of cleaning. After it is finished, the web browser’s settings including newtab, start page and default search provider back to the values which have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your system.
Remove Search.hrecipenetwork.co from Microsoft Internet Explorer
By resetting IE web browser you revert back your web-browser settings to its default state. This is first when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by browser hijacker such as Search.hrecipenetwork.co.
First, start the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will show the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web-browser, then click the “Internet Options” as displayed on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The IE will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as shown below.
After the task is finished, press “Close” button. Close the IE and restart your PC system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s newtab page, startpage and search provider to default state.
How to remove Search.hrecipenetwork.co startpage with free software
The manual tutorial above is tedious to follow and can not always help to remove Search.hrecipenetwork.co browser hijacker fully. Here I am telling you an automatic way to remove this hijacker from your computer easily. Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM), MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) and Hitman Pro are anti-malware utilities that can find and delete all kinds of malicious software including hijacker that causes browsers to show annoying Search.hrecipenetwork.co web page.
Use Zemana to delete Search.hrecipenetwork.co search
Download Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) to remove Search.hrecipenetwork.co automatically from all of your web-browsers. This is a free application specially created for malware removal. This utility can remove adware, browser hijacker from Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox and MS Windows registry automatically.
Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) for Windows. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
When downloading is finished, close all windows on your system. Further, launch the install file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up like below, press the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will allow you install Zemana on the personal computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is finished successfully, Zemana AntiMalware will automatically start and you can see its main window like below.
Next, click the “Scan” button for checking your computer for the browser hijacker that responsible for web browser reroute to the unwanted Search.hrecipenetwork.co site. This procedure may take quite a while, so please be patient. During the scan Zemana will detect threats present on your computer.
After Zemana Anti Malware has finished scanning, Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will show a screen that contains a list of malware that has been detected. Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and click “Next” button.
The Zemana will start to remove browser hijacker responsible for redirecting your browser to Search.hrecipenetwork.co page. After disinfection is complete, you can be prompted to reboot your PC system.
Block Search.hrecipenetwork.co redirect and other annoying web-pages
To put it simply, you need to use an ad blocker utility (AdGuard, for example). It’ll block and protect you from all unwanted webpages like Search.hrecipenetwork.co, advertisements and pop ups. To be able to do that, the ad-blocking application uses a list of filters. Each filter is a rule that describes a malicious web site, an advertising content, a banner and others. The ad-blocking program automatically uses these filters, depending on the web-pages you are visiting.
Click the following link to download the latest version of AdGuard for MS Windows. Save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
When the download is finished, double-click the downloaded file to launch it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as 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 instructions as on the image below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your machine, AdGuard will run automatically and stop popup advertisements, block Search.hrecipenetwork.co, as well as other malicious or misleading websites. 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 can be found on your desktop.
How did Search.hrecipenetwork.co browser hijacker get on your machine
Usually, Search.hrecipenetwork.co hijacker infection gets into your PC system as part of a bundle with free applications, sharing files and other unsafe apps that you downloaded from the Internet. The developers of this browser hijacker pays software makers for distributing Search.hrecipenetwork.co hijacker within their software. So, third-party applications is often included as part of the setup file. In order to avoid the setup of any hijackers like Search.hrecipenetwork.co: choose only Manual, Custom or Advanced installation option and uncheck all additional apps in which you are unsure.
After completing the steps outlined above, your system should be free from Search.hrecipenetwork.co browser hijacker infection and other browser’s malicious plugins and other malware. The Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, MS Edge and Firefox will no longer display annoying Search.hrecipenetwork.co website on startup. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help here.