Chromesearch.win fake search removal
The Chromesearch.win is a webpage that looks like normal and legit search engine. If it is on your computer, then it means that your browser is infected with a hijacker. This hijacker page installs along with free software anyone can download from the Internet on various shady and suspicious websites. Fortunately for you, Chromesearch.win is not malicious by itself and it will not harm your computer directly. Nevertheless, it will change some of your browser’s settings and attempt to redirect you to sponsored websites that will appear instead of search results. In addition, it might redirect you on malicious links that are promoting malware masked as something else. This browser hijacker exists for purposes of making a profit from advertisements and collecting information on search queries.
The Chromesearch.win fake search engine will only show you not relevant results mixed with advertisement links. In order to avoid any consequences, we advise you to remove this infection as soon as you will be aware of its presence in your system.
Most users are not paying attention to what they download and install which lead to the installation of unwanted programs and browser hijackers. In the case of Chromesearch.win hijacker, it most likely was attached to free software and was hidden. Choosing Default installation settings can result in this, by default it has several checkboxes active. When installing software, choose Advanced (Custom) settings. Only there will you be able to reselect items for installation and possible remove suspicious items. Just uncheck the boxes of the bundled items and that will be enough. You can proceed to install the freeware. And if you installed this hijacker, we suggest you uninstall Chromesearch.win.
After the installation of Chromesearch.win, it will change some of your browser’s settings. This is typical browser hijacker behavior as they need to do that so that they can redirect you to sponsored pages. You will find that Chromesearch.win has been set as your homepage and new tabs. It should be noted that the changes are carried out without your explicit permission and cannot be undone unless you first delete Chromesearch.win. The website offers a search engine, links to websites like Facebook, Gmail and YouTube. If you use the search engine, you will be given sponsored results among the legitimate ones. It pretends to be Chromesearch, but if you look closer, you can see the difference. When dealing with dubious search engines, you need to be careful to not click on a link that could take you to a malicious web page. If you do not want to end up with malware on your computer, we suggest you uninstall Chromesearch.win.
Chromesearch.win hijacker removal guide
STEP 1. Remove Chromesearch.win virus from the browser
First of all, Chromesearch.win is a browser hijackers, like many others. So, here is the simple way to remove them from the browser and get your homepage and search engine back. You just need to reset your browser settings. To do this automatically and for free, you can use the Reset Browser Settings tool from GridinSoft:
- Reset Browser Setting is a tool, included to the complex anti-malware program. So, first of all, you need to download and install GridinSoft Anti-Malware (here or from the product page):
- Open the Tools tab on the top menu. Choose the Reset Browser Settings tools from the list:
- Select the browser, which is infected by Chromesearch.win, and options, that you need to reset, and just do it! (Please, be aware, that this procedure will close all instances of the selected browsers, and save your work in them before clicking on the “Reset” button):
- When this process is done, you’ll see such screen. It means, that your browser settings are default now and Chromesearch.win has been removed from your browser:
Video guide on how to reset browser automatically:
BUT!! Unfortunately, it doesn’t mean that Chromesearch.win hasn’t installed some malicious software directly in your system. So, we strongly recommend every user, who has the same problem, to scan his computer after the browser resetting and make sure, that PC is clean and safe.
STEP 2. Remove Chromesearch.win traces from the system
- Go back to the GridinSoft Anti-Malware main screen and choose the scan type:
- Scan your computer system:
- After the scan is completed, you will see if there is any adware on your PC. Remove the detected items by clicking on the “Apply” button:
- Finally, this window is a proof of your system’s absolutely cleanness. You removed Chromesearch.win!
Video guide on how to remove Chromesearch.win from the system:
STEP 3.How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with Chromesearch.win in the future.
GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “On-Run Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
The useful and interesting function may allow people to prevent install of malicious software. It means, when you will try to install some suspicious file, On-Run Protection will block this installation attempt ahead of time. NOTE! If users want to allow the dangerous program to be installed, they may choose “Ignore this file” button. In case, if you want to terminate malicious program, you must select “Confirm”.