About this hijacker

Chromesearch.info is a browser hijacker website that may be set as your homepage/new tabs. If the hijacker infects your computer, your browser’s settings will be changed so that it’s easier to redirect you to sponsored sites, which is what their main intention is. All users notice these performed changes but not all of them react. Some may think nothing of it and just continue as usual. However, that would be a mistake, as while hijackers are not serious infections, they still pose certain threat to your computer.


They aim to redirect to certain sites because their owners are employing the hijackers to generate traffic for their sites. The biggest problem with this is that those redirects do not always lead to safe websites. If you ended up on a malicious one, you could pick up malware, and it would be a bigger problem compared to this. The search engine, which is used to redirect you, does not provide any superior results, nor does it do anything special, so there is no reason to use it if you suddenly find it inhabiting your computer. If you are wondering how you picked up the infection in the first place, it was attached to freeware as an extra offer, and you failed to deselect it. We will explain how to do this, and how to delete Chromesearch.info, in the following paragraphs.

Hijacker spread methods

Browser hijackers are usually attached to freeware as extra offers, and you need to deselect them. A lot of users do not do this simply because they are either not aware of their existence, or they don’t notice them during installation. When those items go unnoticed, they are allowed to install. If you want to prevent these unwanted installations, make sure you pay attention to program installation processes, and always use Advanced or Custom settings. Those settings will make added offers visible, and you will be able to deselect them. All you need to do is uncheck a couple of boxes, and afterwards you can continue installing the freeware. Do not use Default (Basic or Quick) settings because they will not make the offers visible, and are the reason you ended up with a hijacker in the first place.

Why remove Chromesearch.info?

As soon as the hijacker installs, your browser’s settings will be changed. You will have a new homepage/new tabs, and it could affect all browsers you have installed, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Like we said, some users ignore those changes and continue on as usual, maybe even using the dubious website. It’s not recommended to do that because first of all, it set itself as your homepage without permission. Second, it will try to redirect you to sponsored websites. The provided search engine on the site could be inserting links to those sites, concealing them as legitimate results, and you might accidentally press on them. It becomes obvious that something’s not right pretty quickly because the site will have little to do with what you were searching for. Some of those results could also lead to malicious sites, where you might obtain malware. Some hijackers are also known to track users, collecting information about their activities, and what they would be interested in. That data could be sold to advertising parties. There is no reason why you should put up with what the hijacker has done to your browsers. So proceed to the last paragraph, and get rid of the infection.

Chromesearch.info removal

When it comes to hijackers, it’s important that you get rid of the fully. Otherwise, they will comeback again. There are two ways you can do this, manually and automatically. If you pick the former, you will have to take care of everything yourself, but you can find instructions to help you below this article.

If you feel that it’s too difficult, you can obtain anti-spyware software and uninstall Chromesearch.info automatically. The program would locate the infection for you and make sure to eliminate all its components. After the hijacker is gone completely, change your browser’s settings back to normal.

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Quick Menu

Step 1. Uninstall Chromesearch.info and related programs.

Remove Chromesearch.info from Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel choose Programs and Features and select to Uninstall a software.

Delete Chromesearch.info from Windows 8

Uninstall Chromesearch.info from Windows 7

Click Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features → Uninstall a program.

Uninstall Chromesearch.info from Windows 7

Delete Chromesearch.info from Windows XP

Click Start → Settings → Control Panel. Locate and click → Add or Remove Programs.

Remove Chromesearch.info from Windows XP

Remove Chromesearch.info from Mac OS X

Click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Select applications folder and look for Chromesearch.info or any other suspicious software. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash, then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

Chromesearch.info removal from MAC OS X

Step 2. Delete Chromesearch.info from your browsers

Terminate the unwanted extensions from Internet Explorer
  1. Tap the Gear icon and go to Manage Add-ons. Chromesearch.info IE gear
  2. Pick Toolbars and Extensions and eliminate all suspicious entries (other than Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Oracle or Adobe) Chromesearch.info IE toolbars and extensions
  3. Leave the window.
Change Internet Explorer homepage if it was changed by virus:
  1. Tap the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of your browser and click Internet Options. Chromesearch.info IE gear
  2. In General Tab remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Press Apply to save changes. Chromesearch.info IE toolbars and extensions
Reset your browser
  1. Click the Gear icon and move to Internet Options. Chromesearch.info IE options
  2. Open the Advanced tab and press Reset. Chromesearch.info IE reset browser
  3. Choose Delete personal settings and pick Reset one more time. Chromesearch.info IE reset
  4. Tap Close and leave your browser. Chromesearch.info IE close
  5. If you were unable to reset your browsers, employ a reputable anti-malware and scan your entire computer with it.
Erase Chromesearch.info from Google Chrome
  1. Access menu (top right corner of the window) and pick Settings. Chromesearch.info Chrome menu
  2. Choose Extensions. Chromesearch.info Chrome settings
  3. Eliminate the suspicious extensions from the list by clicking the Trash bin next to them. Chromesearch.info Chrome extensions remove
  4. If you are unsure which extensions to remove, you can disable them temporarily. Chromesearch.info Chrome extensions disable
Reset Google Chrome homepage and default search engine if it was hijacker by virus
  1. Press on menu icon and click Settings. Chromesearch.info Chrome menu
  2. Look for the “Open a specific page” or “Set Pages” under “On start up” option and click on Set pages. Chromesearch.info Chrome settings
  3. In another window remove malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Chromesearch.info Chrome extensions remove
  4. Under the Search section choose Manage Search engines. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search websites. You should leave only Google or your preferred search name. Chromesearch.info Chrome extensions disable
    Chromesearch.info Chrome extensions disable
Reset your browser
  1. If the browser still does not work the way you prefer, you can reset its settings.
  2. Open menu and navigate to Settings. Chromesearch.info Chrome settings more
  3. Press Reset button at the end of the page. Chromesearch.info Chrome advanced menu
  4. Tap Reset button one more time in the confirmation box. Chromesearch.info Chrome reset
  5. If you cannot reset the settings, purchase a legitimate anti-malware and scan your PC.
Remove Chromesearch.info from Mozilla Firefox
  1. In the top right corner of the screen, press menu and choose Add-ons (or tap Ctrl+Shift+A simultaneously). Chromesearch.info Firefox add ons
  2. Move to Extensions and Add-ons list and uninstall all suspicious and unknown entries. Chromesearch.info Firefox extensions
Change Mozilla Firefox homepage if it was changed by virus:
  1. Tap on the menu (top right corner), choose Options. Chromesearch.info Firefox reset confirm
  2. On General tab delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default. Chromesearch.info Firefox reset confirm
  3. Press OK to save these changes.
Reset your browser
  1. Open the menu and tap Help button. Chromesearch.info Firefox help
  2. Select Troubleshooting Information. Chromesearch.info Firefox troubleshooting
  3. Press Refresh Firefox. Chromesearch.info Firefox reset
  4. In the confirmation box, click Refresh Firefox once more. Chromesearch.info Firefox reset confirm
  5. If you are unable to reset Mozilla Firefox, scan your entire computer with a trustworthy anti-malware.
Uninstall Chromesearch.info from Safari (Mac OS X)
  1. Access the menu.
  2. Pick Preferences. Chromesearch.info Safari menu
  3. Go to the Extensions Tab. Chromesearch.info Safari extensions
  4. Tap the Uninstall button next to the undesirable Chromesearch.info and get rid of all the other unknown entries as well. If you are unsure whether the extension is reliable or not, simply uncheck the Enable box in order to disable it temporarily.
  5. Restart Safari.
Reset your browser
  1. Tap the menu icon and choose Reset Safari. Chromesearch.info Safari reset menu
  2. Pick the options which you want to reset (often all of them are preselected) and press Reset. Chromesearch.info Safari reset
  3. If you cannot reset the browser, scan your whole PC with an authentic malware removal software.

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