Have you become that your internet browser shows Chromosearch.com home page instead of your homepage? It’s a sign that your browser’s settings replaced and your system is infected with a dangerous software from the web-browser hijackers family. You need to perform the steps below as soon as possible to get rid of Chromosearch.com homepage and block the ability to penetrate of more malicious viruses and trojans on your PC.
Most often, the Chromosearch.com browser hijacker infection affects the most common browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge. But such hijackers as well may infect another internet browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding ‘http://chromosearch.com/’ into Target field of a web-browser’s shortcut). So every time you launch the web-browser, it will open Chromosearch.com search. Even if you setup your home page again, it’s still the first thing you see when you start the internet browser will be the unwanted Chromosearch.com web page.
As mentioned above, the Chromosearch.com browser hijacker infection also alters the browser’s search engine. So, your browser, when searching something, will display a hodgepodge of advertising links, links to malicious and misleading pages and search results of a big search engines such as Google or Bing. As a result, actual use of a browser’s search becomes impossible. Moreover, it may also lead to slowing or even freeze your browser.
Also on the computer together with Chromosearch.com browser hijacker can be installed ad supported software, which will insert lots of advertisements directly to the web-sites that you view, creating a sense that advertising links has been added by the creators of the site. Moreover, a legal ads may be replaced on the fake advertising links, that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful programs. Moreover, the Chromosearch.com browser hijacker has the ability to collect a huge number of personal information about you, which can later transfer to third parties.
How to Chromosearch.com browser hijacker infection get installed onto system
How to manually remove Chromosearch.com
This step-by-step guide will help you remove Chromosearch.com search. These Chromosearch.com removal steps work for the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge, as well as every version of Windows operating system. Some of the steps may require you to close the web-browser or reboot your personal computer. So, bookmark or print it for later reference.
- Get rid of Chromosearch.com associated software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Chromosearch.com search
- Remove Chromosearch.com startpage from Chrome
- Remove Chromosearch.com startpage from Mozilla Firefox
- Remove Chromosearch.com startpage from Microsoft Internet Explorer
Get rid of Chromosearch.com associated software by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to start the PC system cleanup is to remove unknown and suspicious applications. Using the Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, for one simple reason, many free applications at its installation additionally set various unneeded software that most often generate annoying advertising and redirect your internet browser to unknown and dangerous web pages. So, delete the unneeded programs may cleanup your web-browser from popups, hijackers and so on.
- 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 open the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will show a list of all applications installed on the computer.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort software by date.
See more details in the video steps below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Chromosearch.com startpage
Now you need to clean up the web-browser shortcuts. Check that the shortcut referring to the right exe-file of the browser, and not on any unknown file. 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 replace it. If you are seeing something like “…exe http://chromosearch.com/” then you need to remove “http…” and leave only, depending on the internet browser you are using:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
Look at the example as shown on the screen below. Once is finished, press the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for browser shortcuts which redirects to an unwanted web-sites. When you have completed, go to next step.
Remove Chromosearch.com startpage from Chrome
Like other modern browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thus restore the home page, newtab page and search provider by default that have been changed by the Chromosearch.com browser hijacker.
First launch the Chrome. Next press on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will appear the main menu. Click on the option named “Settings”. Another way to open the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter. The internet 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 below and click the “Reset settings” button. The Google Chrome will display the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action. Press the “Reset” button. The browser will begin the process of cleaning and when it is finished, the browser’s settings including start page and search provider by default back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your computer.
Remove Chromosearch.com startpage from Mozilla Firefox
First, start the FF. Open the main menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button (). In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as shown on the image below. Confirm your action. Click on the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove Chromosearch.com startpage from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, launch the IE, click ). Click “Internet Options” as shown below. In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button. You will now need to restart your PC for the changes to take effect. It will remove Chromosearch.com browser hijacker, disable malicious and ad-supported browser’s extensions and restore the IE’s home page to default state.
How to remove Chromosearch.com with Antimalware
Remove Chromosearch.com hijacker manually is difficult and often the hijacker is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the MalwareBytes Anti-malware Free that are completely clean your computer. Moreover, the free program will help you to get rid of adware and toolbars that your computer may be infected too.
- Download MalwareBytes Anti-malware (MBAM) from the link below. Malwarebytes Anti-malware
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- Close all software and windows on your PC. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that named mbam-setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is finished, press the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your system for Chromosearch.com browser hijacker. This task can take some time, so please be patient.
- When the scan is finished, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and press “Remove Selected”. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to Restart.
Block Chromosearch.com redirect and other annoying web-pages
To increase your security and protect your system against new unwanted advertising banners and malicious web sites, you need to use an program that blocks access to dangerous ads and sites. Moreover, the application can block the open of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program using the following link.
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Once the download is finished, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. After installation is complete, 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 that will help 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 personal computer, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop-up ads, pages such Chromosearch.com, as well as other dangerous or misleading 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.
Delete Chromosearch.com hijacker and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot get rid of this browser hijacker infection, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for browser hijackers, adware, PUPs, toolbars. Also you can ask for help our Myantispyware team below.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
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Once finished, open a directory in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. Once this tool is started, you will see a screen as shown on the image below.
Press “Scan” button to perform a system scan for Chromosearch.com browser hijacker infection and internet browser’s malicious extensions. Once AdwCleaner has finished, it will open a scan report like below.
Review the report and then click “Cleaning” button. It will open a prompt.
Click “OK”. When the cleaning process is done, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your PC.
When your computer is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
How to ask for help the Myantispyware team
If you are seeking a help for Chromosearch.com removal then follow these steps.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop. HijackThis download
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon, and click the button labeled “Do a system scan only”.
- Once the scan is complete, the scan button will read “Save log”, click it. Save this log to your desktop
Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately.
- Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with Chromosearch.com removal.