Cyber threat analysts has determined that Easy Free Recipes is a program which falls under the category of browser hijackers. Browser hijacker is an one type of unwanted apps which modifies settings of web-browsers without user’s permission, to redirect user into unwanted web-sites. The instructions below will teach you all you need to know about the hijacker. How it got into your computer, how to get rid of Easy Free Recipes, and how to protect your computer from any undesired applications such as a hijacker infection in the future.
When you perform a search through Easy Free Recipes, in addition to search results from Yahoo, Bing or Google Custom Search which provide links to web pages, news articles, images or videos you’ll also be shown lots of undesired ads. The authors of Easy Free Recipes doing this to make advertising revenue from these advertisements.
|Name||Easy Free Recipes|
|Type||browser hijacker, search provider hijacker, start page hijacker, toolbar, unwanted new tab, redirect virus|
|Removal||Easy Free Recipes removal guide|
Thus, it is clear that the presence of browser hijacker on your personal computer is not desirable, and you need to clean up your machine as soon as possible. Follow the step-by-step guidance below in order to get rid of Easy Free Recipes from Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome and IE.
How to remove Easy Free Recipes from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
To remove Easy Free Recipes from your web browser, you must remove all suspicious programs and every component that could be related to the hijacker. Besides, to restore your web browser new tab page, start page and search provider by default, you should reset the hijacked web-browsers. As soon as you’re complete with Easy Free Recipes removal procedure, we advise you scan your computer with malicious software removal tools listed below. It will complete the removal process on your personal computer.
To remove Easy Free Recipes, use the steps below:
- How to manually remove Easy Free Recipes
- How to delete Easy Free Recipes automatically
- Use AdBlocker to block Easy Free Recipes and stay safe online
- Why is my browser redirected to Easy Free Recipes?
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How to manually remove Easy Free Recipes
The few simple steps will help you get rid of Easy Free Recipes redirect. These Easy Free Recipes removal steps work for the IE, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome, as well as every version of computer operating system.
Remove Easy Free Recipes related programs through the Control Panel of your PC system
First, go to Microsoft Windows Control Panel and delete suspicious applications, all programs you don’t remember installing. It’s important to pay the most attention to applications you installed just before Easy Free Recipes browser hijacker appeared on your browser. If you do not know what a program does, look for the answer on the Net.
- 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 click “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will open the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will display a list of all apps installed on the PC.
- Scroll through the all list, and uninstall Easy Free Recipes, other dubious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort software by date.
See more details in the video tutorial below.
Remove Easy Free Recipes from Chrome
If hijacker, other program or extensions changed your Chrome settings without your knowledge, then you can get rid of Easy Free Recipes and restore your web browser settings in Google Chrome at any time. It’ll keep your personal information like browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
First open the Chrome. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will show the Chrome menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the addon signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Google Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option called “Settings”.
The web browser will open the settings screen. Another way to display the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and press the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as displayed on the image below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Google Chrome will show the confirmation prompt as displayed on the screen below.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The web browser will start the process of cleaning. After it is finished, the web-browser’s settings including default search provider, newtab page and home page back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your PC.
Remove Easy Free Recipes homepage from IE
First, open the Microsoft Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will show the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as displayed in the following example.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window like below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your personal computer for the changes to take effect.
Remove Easy Free Recipes start page from Mozilla Firefox
If the Mozilla Firefox web browser program is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Mozilla Firefox settings such as default search engine, homepage and new tab to their default state. Your saved bookmarks, form auto-fill information and passwords won’t be cleared or changed.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as shown in the figure below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed on the image below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to restore your Mozilla Firefox browser settings to their original settings.
How to delete Easy Free Recipes automatically
Manual removal guidance may not be for an unskilled computer user. Each Easy Free Recipes removal step above, such as removing dubious applications, restoring infected shortcuts, removing the hijacker from system settings, must be performed very carefully. If you are in doubt during any of the steps listed in the manual removal above, then we advise that you follow the automatic Easy Free Recipes removal instructions listed below.
How to automatically remove Easy Free Recipes with Zemana
Zemana is a free program for Windows OS to look for and remove PUPs, adware software, harmful browser addons, browser toolbars, and other undesired software like browser hijacker responsible for redirecting user searches to Easy Free Recipes.
Click the following link to download Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM). Save it on your Desktop.
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Update: July 16, 2019
When the download is complete, close all windows on your computer. Further, start the install file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” which will allow you install Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) on the system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is finished successfully, Zemana Free will automatically run and you can see its main window as displayed in the figure below.
Next, press the “Scan” button to start scanning your computer for the hijacker that redirects your browser to intrusive Easy Free Recipes web-page. This task can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the Zemana is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
Once Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) has completed scanning, a list of all items found is prepared. Review the results once the utility has complete the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana will remove hijacker that reroutes your web-browser to annoying Easy Free Recipes web site and move items to the program’s quarantine. When that process is complete, you can be prompted to reboot your personal computer.
Scan and clean your computer of hijacker with HitmanPro
The HitmanPro utility is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove hijacker that redirects your web-browser to undesired Easy Free Recipes webpage, malware, potentially unwanted software and adware from personal computer (Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 7, XP) and thereby restore web browsers default settings (newtab, search provider by default and start page). HitmanPro is powerful enough to find and get rid of malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the machine.
Download HitmanPro by clicking on the link below.
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Once the download is finished, open the folder in which you saved it and double-click the HitmanPro icon. It will start the HitmanPro tool. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to start the program, click Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Next” . Hitman Pro utility will start scanning the whole PC to find out browser hijacker responsible for redirects to Easy Free Recipes. This process may take some time, so please be patient. While the HitmanPro is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified either as being malware.
Once the scan get finished, Hitman Pro will prepare a list of undesired programs adware as displayed on the image below.
Once you have selected what you want to remove from your PC system click “Next” button. It will open a dialog box, click the “Activate free license” button. The HitmanPro will remove hijacker responsible for redirecting user searches to Easy Free Recipes. After the task is finished, the utility may ask you to restart your computer.
Scan and free your PC system of hijacker with MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM)
We suggest using the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) that are fully clean your computer of the browser hijacker. The free utility is an advanced malware removal program developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular antimalware technology. It is able to help you remove hijacker, potentially unwanted apps, malware, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your PC system for free.
MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
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After the downloading process is finished, close all applications and windows on your computer. Double-click the setup file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware on your computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is done successfully, press Finish button. MalwareBytes AntiMalware will automatically start and you can see its main screen as on the image below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to begin scanning your machine for the browser hijacker that modifies web-browser settings to replace your search provider by default, newtab page and start page with Easy Free Recipes website. This procedure may take quite a while, so please be patient. While the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) program is checking, you may see how many objects it has identified as threat.
After MalwareBytes Anti Malware has finished scanning your PC, you may check all threats detected on your computer. Once you have selected what you want to remove from your PC click “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will delete hijacker infection which redirects your web browser to intrusive Easy Free Recipes web page and add threats to the Quarantine. When disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to restart the system.
We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes to get rid of adware, browser hijacker and other malicious software.
Use AdBlocker to block Easy Free Recipes and stay safe online
If you surf the Internet, you cannot avoid malicious advertising. But you can protect your web browser against it. Download and run an ad-blocker application. AdGuard is an ad blocker that can filter out a huge number of of the malicious advertising, blocking dynamic scripts from loading harmful content.
- Click the link below to download the latest version of AdGuard for MS Windows. Save it on your MS Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- When the download is complete, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- After the setup is done, click “Skip” to close the install application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that 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 run your machine, AdGuard will start automatically and stop undesired ads, block Easy Free Recipes, as well as other harmful 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 icon called AdGuard, that is located on your desktop.
Why is my browser redirected to Easy Free Recipes?
The majority of browser hijackers such as Easy Free Recipes is bundled within freeware or even paid apps which Internet users can easily download online. The setup packages of such software, most often, clearly display that they will install additional programs. The option is given to users to stop the installation of any bundled apps. So, in order to avoid the installation of any browser hijacker infections: read all disclaimers and install screens very carefully, select only Custom or Advanced installation mode and uncheck all additional apps in which you are unsure.
Now your PC system should be clean of the Easy Free Recipes hijacker infection and other internet browser’s harmful plugins. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop up ads and annoying malicious webpages) and Zemana (to periodically scan your machine for new malicious software, hijackers and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Microsoft Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new hijackers, harmful software and adware software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of Easy Free Recipes redirect from your browser, then ask for help here.