Remove Unwanted Search or a Toolbar from Your Chrome

If you want to remove unwanted search or a browser toolbar out of your Chrome, then you have to use some removal tool or remove browser hijacker and other components that are involved in unwanted search redirection manually. This is more complex task than removing Windows programs because toolbar components are installed in various locations, and the redirect is often protected against changes by special programs or system settings.

Automated and Supported Removal

Automated removal is safe and efficient. It helps to avoid errors that can compromise integrity of your computer system. Security software removes all malicious programs that it can find on your computer and protect it against future malware infections.

SpyHunter is one of the best products for malware removal and system protection. is one of the best products for malware removal and system protection. It has a free scanner that is very helpful for manual removal, and licensed version let you use all the power of this software and professional support that fixes your particular computer system on a personal basis until a tricky malware infection is removed completely.

Manual Removal of Unwanted Search or a Toolbar

The following guide will help you to remove typical toolbars and unwanted search pages manually. You will fix your web browsers, replace unwanted homepage and search engine with one that you prefer. However, this guide cannot detect all malicious programs present on your computer. Use SpyHunter’s free scanner for malware detection. As long as you know the name, you can use this guide and remove components associated with the detected toolbars and other browser hijackers. This way is easier than removing individual files and registry keys manually.


Step 1. Manually Uninstall Toolbar Application

Unwanted search redirect is often installed by adware that has a different name. Look and uninstall suspicious programs if the search redirect is not related to some particular toolbar. Use a free scanner for detecting adware program names.

Some search redirects installed by a download client do not install any related application, and you can skip this step.


Step 2. Remove Toolbar or Search Extensions from Google Chrome

Look for suspicious add-ons that you didn’t install by yourself. Chrome don’t need add-ons to run. Extension is a third-party component developed for extending your web browser. Any unknown extension might belong to adware, and you can safely remove it.

Important: Remove similar toolbar and search extensions from other web browsers installed on your computer. If these components will stay there, then search redirect might appear in your Chrome again when a toolbar or search is updated.

Internet Explorer is installed on Windows computers as a default web browser, and you need to remove hijacker from Internet Explorer even if you use only Google Chrome. If you have Mozilla Firefox, then you also need to remove hijacker from Firefox to prevent adware coming back after remaining components are updated on-line.


Step 3. Remove Unwanted Search Engine out of Google Chrome


Step 4. Remove Unwanted Homepage out of Google Chrome


Step 5. Fix Links Infected with Unwanted Redirect

Some browser hijackers infect links to web browsers placed on your desktop, Quick Start Menu, and standard Windows menu. This trick makes it difficult to remove the redirect. For fixing this problem you need to remove trailing attachments placed after links to your browser’s executable file. Otherwise, web browser is started with an attribute that redirects it to unwanted search engine.

  1. Find short-cut links with browser icons.
  2. Right-click on the link to open pop-up menu.
  3. Go to the very bottom and click on “Properties” menu option.
  4. In the dialogue box click “Target” field and remove any characters placed after [browser_name].exe in the URL.
  5. These malicious tails are the redirects to unwanted search that will start along with your web browser.
  6. Click “OK” button and move on to other desktop links related to your web browsers.

Repeat this procedure for links to all of your web browsers placed in Windows menu and in Quick Access Menu located on the left side at the desktop bottom.


Step 6. Reset your Web Browser if You Still Have Problems (optional)

You also can use CCleaner for removing temporary internet files, stray registry keys, and settings left by malicious programs in a Windows start-up list.


Step 7. Detect and Remove other Malicious Programs

Cyber criminals can also use bundling for spreading spyware that helps to steal your money or your identity. Be aware of such threat and protect you computer and vital information by removing all dangerous programs.

Use a free scanner for malware detection. This security software provides detailed information that is very helpful for manual removal and offers many powerful features for reliable system protection.


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