Chromesearch1.info virus - How to remove?

 
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Chromesearch1.info link does not lead to a well-qualified, riskless searching tool that we are eager to recommend. The truth about this website unfolds to be on the contrary. This facility for Internet exploration is distributed by a browser hijacker, a malicious malware parasite that has a very clear-cut goal: to promote its services and commercial content it receives from various submitters. Chromesearch1.info platform copies the appearance and colors for its logo from Google, meaning that users are expected to establish links between these two searching facilities.

Description of Chromesearch1.info virus

However, such relations between these two domains do not exist. Chromesearch1.info virus merely deceives people and aims to go unnoticed. The searching function is mainly supported by Google Custom Search, but we have doubts about a browser hijacker that would display only legitimate results to search queries. We are under an impression that Chromesearch1.info virus will append links to websites that are omitted by more respectable searching facilities.

Chromesearch1.info virus can fail to check the safety of content it agrees to distribute or make available via its services. Browser hijackers won’t only promote rogue platforms for searching that are in no way beneficial to users: they also will inject advertisements, initiate redirection and slow down devices by using up a solid amount of CPU resources. It would be no news to hear that Chromesearch1.info was only the primary malware to be acquired. Once you have one malicious application, actively running in the background, you become more vulnerable to additional infections.

Due to partnerships that Chromesearch1.info virus agrees to become a part of, it will be bound to promote all sorts of services. Technical support services, lotteries, online shopping centers, sources for programs, updates for applications and other diverse propositions. In its Privacy Policy, which appears to be a section of jumbled, disorganized text, we discovered that the search platform will collect the information you choose to insert into the search box. In addition, Chromesearch1.info explains that it operates in accordance with different third-parties. At times, these sources for content might be harmless, secure and actually helpful.

However, we are extremely disturbed by the fact that unknown searching facilities might not offer sophisticated security measures that are usually provided by notorious platforms. By utilizing Google, you are guaranteed to receive search results that are passed through security filters. Google has introduced many novelties and limitations for their partners and the sites it agrees to distribute. Chromesearch1.info virus won’t use such measures to ensure users’ safety and we cannot think of a reason why a more insecure search platform would be selected instead of a reliable tool.

Users can take a step towards a more secure browsing by installing an anti-malware tool and regularly using it to run security scans. Chromesearch1.info virus might not sound extremely dangerous, but its presence will increase the chances of getting infected with multiple malware samples. Spyhunter, Plumbytes and Hitman are the tools that will work hard to keep your computer healthy. It will also use its features to get rid of the vile browser hijacker we are warning you about.

How do users encounter browser hijackers like Chromesearch1.info virus?

Chromesearch1.info virus will come with free applications like system optimizers, toolbars, browser extension, add-ons or other tools. During installation processes of programs you choose to get, be careful not to be deceived. In EULA documents of applications, it is possible to miss certain statements, describing modifications that will occur after the program is fully prepped. Read these conditions if you do not want to encounter aggravating surprises afterwards. Additionally, there is a very high chance that free applications will offer to install additional programs. Usually this is merely a trick to distribute programs that would normally receive no attention from users.

Lastly, we can help you get rid of Chromesearch1.info virus manually. How? Just follow the guidelines we have appended. If you have any questions about the removal, you are welcome to leave a comment.


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Manual removal ofChromesearch1.info virus

How to remove Chromesearch1.info virus using Windows Control Panel

Many hijackers and adware like Chromesearch1.info virus install some of their components as regular windows programs as well as additional software. This part of malware can be uninstalled from Control Panel. To access it, do the following.
  • Start→Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key→Search and enter Control Panel (Windows 8);
    Control panel
  • Choose Uninstall Program;
    Programs and features
  • Go through a list of programs and select entries related to Chromesearch1.info virus .
    Remove toolbars
  • Click uninstall button.
    Uninstall
  • In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Spyhunter or Reimage to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection.
    Scan with spyhunter
This method will not remove some of browser plugins therefore proceed to the next part of the removal guide.
Removing Chromesearch1.info virus from your browsers

  Top Remove shortcut hijack (all browsers) (optional): If your browser opens Chromesearch1.info virus page on startup only, try this:

  • Right click on your browser icon. Choose Properties;
    Shortcut properties
  • Open Short cut tab;
    Remove url
  • Delete Chromesearch1.info virus part from target field.

  Top How To remove Chromesearch1.info virus from Google Chrome:

  • Click on the 3 horizontal lines icon on a browser toolbar and Select More Tools→Extensions
    Extensions
  • Select all malicious extensions and delete them.
    Remove extensions
  • Click on the 3 horizontal lines icon on a browser toolbar and Select Settings
    Open settings
  • Select Manage Search engines
    Manage search engines
  • Remove unnecessary search engines from the list
    Delete search engines
  • Go back to settings. On Startup choose Open blank page (you can remove undesired pages from the set pages link too).
  • If your homepage was changed, click on Chrome menu on the top right corner, select Settings. Select Open a specific page or set of pages and click on Set pages.
    Set pages
  • Delete malicious search websites at a new Startup pages window by clicking “X” next to them.
    Delete start pages

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Chromesearch1.info virus, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on a Chrome’s menu button (three horizontal lines) and select Settings.
  • Scroll to the end of the page and click on theReset browser settings button.
    Resset settings
  • Click on the Reset button on the confirmation box.
    Reset approve

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

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How To remove Chromesearch1.info virus from Firefox:

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla window and select the “Add-ons” icon (Or press Ctrl+Shift+A on your keyboard).
    Select add-on
  • Go through Extensions and Addons list, remove everything Chromesearch1.info virus related and items you do not recognise. If you do not know the extension and it is not made by Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, Oracle or Adobe then you probably do not need it.
    Remove add-on
  • If your homepage was changed, click on the Firefox menu in the top right corner, select Options → General. Enter a preferable URL to the homepage field and click Restore to Default.
    Restore default

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Chromesearch1.info virus, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla Firefox window. Click on the Help button.
    Help button
  • ChooseTroubleshooting Information on the Help menu.
    Troubleshooting
  • Click on theReset Firefox button.
    Refresh firefox
  • Click on the Reset Firefox button on the confirmation box. Mozilla Firefox will close and change the settings to default.
    Refresh firefox approve

(Optional) Steps for older Mozilla Firefox versions:

  • Enter “about:config” in URL bar and hit enter. This will open the settings page
    Abou config
  • Type “Keyword.url” in the search box. Right click and reset it.
    Reset Keyword.url
  • Type “browser.search.defaultengine” in the search box. Right click and reset it.
  • Type “browser.search.selectedengine” in the search box. Right click and reset it.
  • Search for “browser.newtab.url”. Right-click and reset it. This will make sure that the search page won’t launch on every new tab.
  • If the settings revert and the scan with anti-malware programs is clean: close Firefox, open file explorer and enter %AppData% in the address bar. Enter user.js in the search box. If this file exists, rename it and start Firefox again. You will have to repeat the steps above.
    Remove user.js
If the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program to identify malicious entries.

  Top How to remove Chromesearch1.info virus virus from Internet Explorer:

How to remove Chromesearch1.info virus virus from Internet Explorer (older versions):

  • Click on the arrow on the right of the search box.
  • Do the following: on IE8-9 choose Manage Search providers, on IE7 click Change search defaults.
  • Remove the Chromesearch1.info virus from the list.

How to remove Chromesearch1.info virus from IE 11:

  • Click on the Settings icon (top right) → Manage Addons.
    Add-on
  • Go through Toolbars and extensions. Remove everything related to Chromesearch1.info virus and items you do not know that are made not by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Oracle or Adobe.
    Disable add-ons
  • Select Search Providers.
    Set search engine
  • If any of these search providers is not available, follow “Find more search providers” in the bottom of the screen and install Google.
    Find search engines
  • Close the Options.
  • If your homepage was changed, click on the Gear icon on the top right corner to open the Internet Explorer menu, select Internet options and choose General tab. Enter a preferable URL to the homepage field and click Apply.
    Restore home page

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Chromesearch1.info virus, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Gear icon→Internet Options.
    Internet options
  • Choose the Advanced tab and click on the Reset Reset settings
  • Select Delete personal settings checkbox and click on the Reset button.
    Reset approve
  • Click on the Close button on the confirmation box, then close your browser.
    Reset

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

How to remove Chromesearch1.info virus from Microsoft Edge:  Top


Resetting Microsoft Edge setting (Method 1)

  • Open Microsoft Edge and click on More actions button (three dots at the top right corner of the screen), then choose Settings.
    Open settings
  • In the Settings window, click Choose what to clear button.
    Choose clear
  • Select everything that you want to remove and click Clear.
    Clear browsing data
  • Right click on Start and choose Task manager.
    Open task manager
  • In the Processes tab right click on Microsoft Edge and select Go to details.
    Go to details
  • In the Details look for entries named Microsoft Edge, right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries.
    End Edge task

If the first method didn't work for you, follow the steps of advanced method below. Make sure you backup your data before completing these steps.

Resetting Microsoft Edge setting (Method 2)

  • Navigate to the following folder: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe Select all of the entries in this folder, right click on them and select Delete.
    Delete files
  • Click Start button and type in “Windows power”. Right click on the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator.
    Open powershell
  • When Administrator: Windows PowerShell window appears on your screen, paste in this line after PS: cd C:\WINDOWS\system32 and press Enter: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml" -Verbose}
    Run command
Once you finish these steps, Chromesearch1.info virus should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

  Top How to remove Chromesearch1.info virus from Safari:

Remove malicious extensions

  • Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences.
    Open preferences
  • Select Extensions and uninstall Chromesearch1.info virus and other suspicious extensions.
    Extensions
  • If your homepage was changed, click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences and choose General tab. Enter preferable URL to the homepage field.
    Reset homepage
(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings(older versions)

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Chromesearch1.info virus, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Reset Safari…
    Choose reset
  • Select which options you want to reset (usually all of them come preselected) and click on the Reset button.
    Reset

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

         
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