The Recipe Hub New Tab as your homepage should not be underestimated, because the reason for its appearance within your web browser is a PUP (potentially unwanted program) from the group of hijackers that has been installed onto your computer without your consent. The hijacker can bring a security risk to your computer. So, don’t ignore it! Of course, the Recipe Hub is just a web site, but the browser hijacker uses it to reroute your internet browser onto unwanted web pages, even without your permission and desire to see it. The Recipe Hub as your start page or search provider can be just the beginning, because your computer is hijacked by malware, so the amount of problems with your web-browser in the future may increase.
The browser hijacker infection can also set up the Recipe Hub web-page as the MS Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer default search engine that cause search redirections via the web page. In this way, makers of the browser hijacker infection have an opportunity to display various ads together with the search results for your query. These annoying ads will be combined in the redirected web page. This can bring a large amount of money for makers of the hijacker.
As well as undesired internet browser redirections to Recipe Hub, the browser hijacker infection can collect your Web browsing activity by recording URLs visited, IP addresses, browser version and type, cookie information, Internet Service Provider (ISP) and web sites visited. Such kind of behavior can lead to serious security problems or privacy information theft. This is another reason why the hijacker that redirects the web browser to Recipe Hub, is categorized as potentially unwanted application (PUA).
We recommend you to delete Recipe Hub and free your machine of hijacker infection as quickly as possible, until the presence of the hijacker has not led to even worse consequences. Follow the instructions below that will assist you to completely get rid of Recipe Hub homepage, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free utilities.
Remove Recipe Hub New Tab
Most commonly hijackers requires more than a simple uninstall with the help of Windows Control panel in order to be fully uninstalled. For that reason, our team created several removal ways which we’ve combined in a detailed tutorial. Therefore, if you’ve the intrusive Recipe Hub hijacker on your system and are currently trying to have it removed then feel free to follow the few simple steps below in order to resolve your problem. Certain of the steps will require you to restart your computer or shut down this page. So, read this guide carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove Recipe Hub, complete the following steps:
- Manual Recipe Hub redirect removal
- How to automatically delete Recipe Hub browser hijacker infection
- Block Recipe Hub redirect and other undesired sites
- How can you prevent the Recipe Hub hijacker
- To sum up
Manual Recipe Hub redirect removal
Read this section to know how to manually remove the Recipe Hub browser hijacker infection. Even if the step by step guidance does not work for you, there are several free malicious software removers below which can easily handle such hijackers.
Uninstall Recipe Hub associated software by using Windows Control Panel
Some of PUPs, adware and hijacker can be deleted using the Add/Remove programs tool which can be found in the Windows Control Panel. So, if you are running any version of Windows and you have noticed an unwanted application, then first try to delete it through Add/Remove programs.
Make sure you have closed all web-browsers and other applications. Press CTRL, ALT, DEL keys together to open the Microsoft Windows Task Manager.
Click on the “Processes” tab, look for something questionable that is the hijacker responsible for redirects to Recipe Hub then right-click it and select “End Task” or “End Process” option. In most cases, malicious software masks itself to avoid detection by imitating legitimate MS Windows processes. A process is particularly suspicious: it is taking up a lot of memory (despite the fact that you closed all of your applications), its name is not familiar to you (if you’re in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for its name in Google, Yahoo or Bing).
Next, uninstall any unwanted and suspicious software from your Control panel.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Now, click the Windows button, type “Control panel” in search and press Enter. Choose “Programs and Features”, then “Uninstall a program”.
Look around the entire list of applications installed on your computer. Most likely, one of them is the Recipe Hub browser hijacker and other browser’s malicious extensions. Select the questionable program or the application that name is not familiar to you and uninstall it.
Windows Vista, 7
From the “Start” menu in Windows, choose “Control Panel”. Under the “Programs” icon, select “Uninstall a program”.
Choose the dubious or any unknown programs, then press “Uninstall/Change” button to delete this unwanted program from your personal computer.
Click the “Start” button, select “Control Panel” option. Click on “Add/Remove Programs”.
Choose an undesired program, then press “Change/Remove” button. Follow the prompts.
Remove Recipe Hub search from Internet Explorer
If you find that Internet Explorer web-browser settings like homepage, newtab page and search provider by default having been hijacked, then you may return your settings, via the reset internet browser process.
First, start the IE, 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” like 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 displayed in the following example.
After the task is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your browser’s home page, newtab page and default search engine to default state.
Delete Recipe Hub start page from Firefox
If the FF settings like start page, search provider by default and newtab page have been replaced by the browser hijacker, then resetting it to the default state can help.
First, open the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as shown on the screen below.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove Recipe Hub search from Google Chrome
If your Chrome web-browser is rerouted to annoying Recipe Hub web-page, it may be necessary to completely reset your web-browser application to its default settings.
First open the Chrome. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will open the Chrome menu. Choose 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 Google Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option named “Settings”.
The browser will display the settings screen. Another way to open the 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 displayed on the screen below and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Google Chrome will show the confirmation prompt as displayed in the following example.
You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The web-browser will run the process of cleaning. When it’s complete, the web-browser’s settings including default search provider, newtab page and startpage back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your computer.
How to automatically delete Recipe Hub browser hijacker infection
It is not enough to get rid of Recipe Hub from your web browser by following the manual steps above to solve all problems. Some Recipe Hub browser hijacker related files may remain on your system and they will restore the browser hijacker even after you get rid of it. For that reason we recommend to use free anti-malware utility such as Zemana, MalwareBytes and Hitman Pro. Either of those programs should be able to find out and remove Recipe Hub hijacker and other internet browser’s malicious extensions.
Scan and clean your personal computer of Recipe Hub with Zemana Anti-Malware
Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) is a utility that can remove adware, PUPs, hijackers and other malware from your personal computer easily and for free. Zemana Free is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of system resources.
Installing the Zemana Free is simple. First you will need to download Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) on your PC system from the link below.
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After downloading is done, close all programs and windows on your machine. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as displayed in the figure below.
When the installation begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana Free on your system.
Once install is finished, you will see window as shown in the figure below.
Now press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the browser hijacker responsible for redirecting user searches to Recipe Hub. This task can take some time, so please be patient. While the Zemana Anti Malware is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
When the scan is complete, Zemana Free will show a list of detected items. When you’re ready, click “Next” button.
The Zemana will begin to get rid of hijacker infection which redirects your web browser to intrusive Recipe Hub web-site.
Scan your personal computer and remove Recipe Hub redirect with Hitman Pro
HitmanPro is a free removal tool that can scan your personal computer for a wide range of security threats such as adware, malware, PUPs as well as browser hijacker that causes web browsers to display undesired Recipe Hub web-site. It will perform a deep scan of your computer including hard drives and MS Windows registry. When a malicious software is detected, it will help you to remove all detected threats from your system with a simple click.
- Installing the Hitman Pro is simple. First you will need to download Hitman Pro from the link below.
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- When the downloading process is done, double click the HitmanPro icon. Once this tool is started, click “Next” button for scanning your PC system for the hijacker that cause Recipe Hub site to appear. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your PC system and the speed of your computer. When a malware, ‘ad supported’ software or potentially unwanted applications are found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
- Once finished, you may check all items found on your personal computer. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and press “Next” button. Now click the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to get rid of all malware found.
Get rid of Recipe Hub with Malwarebytes
Manual Recipe Hub removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the browser hijacker can be not completely removed. We recommend that run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely free your PC of hijacker infection. Moreover, the free program will help you to remove malware, PUPs, ad supported software and toolbars that your machine can be infected too.
Visit the following page to download the latest version of MalwareBytes for MS Windows. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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When the downloading process is done, close all programs and windows on your personal computer. Double-click the install file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as displayed in the following example, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install MalwareBytes on your personal computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is done successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown on the screen below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes Anti Malware program will scan through the whole system for the hijacker that reroutes your web-browser to unwanted Recipe Hub page. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the MalwareBytes Free program is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified as threat.
Once MalwareBytes Free has finished scanning your machine, MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will display a list of all threats found by the scan. Review the report and then click “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes will get rid of hijacker responsible for Recipe Hub search. Once that process is done, you may be prompted to restart the personal computer.
We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) to remove adware, hijacker and other malware.
Block Recipe Hub redirect and other undesired sites
If you browse the Web, you cannot avoid malicious advertising. But you can protect your internet browser against it. Download and run an ad-blocking program. AdGuard is an ad-blocking which can filter out tons of of the malicious advertising, blocking dynamic scripts from loading harmful content.
Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard by clicking on the following link. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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After the downloading process is finished, double-click the downloaded file to launch it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen like 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 guide as displayed 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 run your personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop popups, web-sites such as Recipe Hub, 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 can you prevent the Recipe Hub hijacker
Many browser hijackers such as Recipe Hub come from web-browser toolbars, internet browser extensions, BHOs (browser helper objects) and additional apps. In most cases, these items claim itself as programs which improve your experience on the Internet by providing a fast and interactive start page or a search engine that does not track you. Remember, how to avoid the unwanted apps. Be cautious, launch only reputable apps which download from reputable sources. NEVER install an unknown and suspicious program.
To sum up
After completing the few simple steps above, your personal computer should be clean from this hijacker infection and other malicious software. The Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and FF will no longer display intrusive Recipe Hub web-site on startup. Unfortunately, if the guidance does not help you, then you have caught a new browser hijacker infection, and then the best way – ask for help.
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 the annoying Recipe Hub .