How to remove browser hijacker from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer may look like a legitimate web site with search box in the middle and quick links to famous websites, but in fact, it is a malicious program that can easily hack user’s web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. It can get into user’s system together with malware which can be usually installed together with freeware downloaded from questionable and unreliable websites. Usually after infection, all of the web-browsers will be affected and their configurations will be changed, at first place default homepage and search engine will be set as Even if you try to open a new tab will be waiting for you there. Most of the times, those changes are permanent, unless you completely get rid of and its components. Otherwise, if user manually change browser configuration and set his own home page, after system reboot it will be once again changed to browser hijacker mostly distributed over the Internet via freeware programs or fake updates for Java and Flash Player. Also, it may be sent as attachment in the spam emails. Avoiding opening spam emails and downloading freeware programs from unofficial websites can greatly increase your chances of not getting infected with browser hijacker. However, nothing can guarantee full protection against this browser hijacker, because the developers are using the most recently found browsers’ vulnerabilities and tricks to infect innocent users. The most famous trick to infect users is to bundle adware, spyware or hijacker together with freeware programs and during the installation if user is not reading license agreement and opt for automatic installation malware will be installed without his knowledge. Nowadays, a lot of malware programs are bundled with pc optimizers, browser extensions, toolbars and other programs.

If you are seeking for free program to improve your computer’s performance, protect your computer from viruses, enhance browsing experience, most of the times you will find malware. Therefore, users should not trust to reliable sources and official developers of software. is a very dangerous malware – it can monitor user’s browsing activity, collect personal data and transfer all of that to the third party. In future user’s personal information may be used for scams, frauds and other malicious activities. Most of the malware developers are cooperating and may share personal information of the infected users between each other. Being infected with may get you involved into some ransomware scams, credit cards frauds or you may become a victim of identity theft.

It is strongly recommend to remove from your computer as fast as possible. The first sign of the infection is changed homepage and search to If you found that you are infected, you should immediately uninstall from your pc. By following our step-by-step removal instructions provided below, you will be able to eliminate and restore your computer. The removal of malware will greatly increase the performance of your computer. If you want to easily remove you can use our automatic removal tool that will help you to scan your computer and remove all of the threats. Removal Instruction

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Manual Removal Instruction for

Step 1
Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Click on the Start button in the left lower corner and select → Control Panel. After that find the Programs and Features (if you are running Windows XP , then click on Add/Remove Programs). remove from Windows - step 1.1
Windows 8/8.1/10
  • If you are running Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system , then right-click on the Start which is in the lower left corner of the screen. After that select Control Panel and go to Programs/Uninstall a Program. remove from Windows - step 1.2
Uninstall and related programs
  • In the list of installed programs find the or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Click on them to select and then click on Uninstall button to remove them. remove from Windows - step 1.3
Step 2
  • Step 3
Remove suspicious add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Manage Add-ons.
    Remove from Internet Explorer - Step 2.1
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Now, find the and other suspicious add-ons. Disable them by right clicking and selecting Disable:
    Remove from Internet Explorer - Step 2.2
How to change your homepage if it was modified by browser hijacker:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Internet Options.
  • On General tab remove unwanted URL and enter your desired domain name such as Click Apply to save changes.
    Remove from Internet Explorer - Step 2.3
Resetting Internet Explorer browser
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and chose Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Now click on Reset button, the new window should appear. Select the Delete Personal settings option and click on Reset button again. Now you have deteled completely.
  • Remove from Internet Explorer - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon which is located in the top right corner. Now select Add-ons and go to Extensions.
  • Remove from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.1
  • Now you can see the list of extensions installed within Mozilla Firefox, simply select and other suspicious extensions and click on remove button to delete them.
  • Remove from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.2
Resetting Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu icon which is on the upper left corner of the browser and click on the question mark. Now, choose Troubleshooting Information option.
  • Remove from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.3
  • New windows will pop-up where you can see Refresh Firefox to its default state message and Refresh Firefox button. Click this button to remove completely.
  • Remove from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon in the upper right corner and select More Tools and then select Extensions.
  • Remove from Google Chrome - Step 2.1
  • Now, find the and other unwanted extensions and click on trash icon to delete them completely.
  • Remove from Google Chrome - Step 2.2
  • Click on menu icon once again and select Settings and then Manage Search engines it will be right under the Search section.
  • Remove from Google Chrome - Step 2.3
  • Now you will see all of the Search Engines installed in your browser. Remove any suspicious search engines. We advise you to leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
  • Remove from Google Chrome - Step 2.4
Resetting Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon which is on the top right corner of your Google Chrome browser. Now select Settings. Click Show Advanced Settings...
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and find there Reset settings and click on it.
  • Remove from Google Chrome - Step 2.5
  • New window will pop-up where you click on Reset button to confirm the action and remove completely.
  • Remove from Google Chrome - Step 2.6
Step 3

After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the SEARCH.FINDWIDE.COM and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.

Information added: 11/11/2015 10:47 PM;