How to remove browser hijacker from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer

If you opened your web browser and you see as your default homepage instead of your normal home page, it means that you were hijacked by the browser hijacker. Browser hijacker is a very dangerous malware that can get into users’ computers easily without being noticed and perform various system and browser changes. You will notice the presence of such malware only after it changes your favorite pages, default search engine and home page.

It is very important to remove as soon as you detected its presence.  This browser hijacker might look like genuine website, it actually might be one, but if you try to search for something using search engine you will be tricked to visit sponsored websites, which can be malicious and infect you with adware, spyware and Trojans. Also, will generate numerous pop-up advertisements that will appear all over your screen during your Internet browsing session. You won’t be able to remove with your antivirus program, because it is technically not a virus. You will have to manually remove the hijacker or use our automatic removal tool. is a very dangerous infection, but if you remove it immediately your personal data might be secured. However, if you delay with the removal, you are risking to get your personal data stolen and not only that. might redirect you to the websites where you will automatically download and install additional adware and malware programs. The infection will rapidly spread in your system and all of your personal data such as browsing history, search queries, cookies, logins and passwords and even bank accounts may be collected and transferred to the third party. Most of the times users are getting installed on their computers after installing some freeware applications. This method is known as bundling. When the malware is bundled with the freeware installer and when user installs the freeware, malware is installed along without user’s consent. Therefore we always recommend to avoid downloading freeware programs from suspicious websites. During the installation of any software user should pay special attention to EULA and always select custom installation to be able to see all of the programs included in the bundle.

Anyway, if you are reading this article it means that you have noticed hijacker in your web browser and want to remove it as fast as possible and we are here to help you. Below you will find our comprehensive, step-by-step removal guide that will lead you through the entire removal process of Perform all of the steps in the correct order for complete removal of browser hijacker. Also, it is highly recommended to download automatic removal tool and scan your computer for additional threats. If you had it could download and install some adware or malware without your knowledge. Removal Instruction

Automatic Removal for

Symptoms of infection on your computer can be: computer crashes, unusual homepage or search engine on your browser, unwanted pop-up ads and advertising banners. We recommend to download our automatic removal tool. This removal tool has been tested for threat removal and it is easy to use.

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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.ZEBROUSS.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: 12/18/2015 06:24 PM;