How to remove Terra.im from default home page and search in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer

Terra.im is a browser hijacker. Same as Searchpeack.com and Searcharrange.com it looks like a legitimate website with genuine search engine, but in fact, it provides misleading search results and various kinds of advertisements. The developers of Terra.im promising that this website will enhance user’s browsing experience by using cutting-edge technology and the most recent search algorithms that will improve search speed and make easier to find precisely what you are looking for on the Internet. However, you should be aware that there are no miracles and you will be used as source of incoming traffic for sponsored websites, to which you will be redirected most of the times. It is dangerous using Terra.im as your default search engine, because later you may find additional toolbars, add-ons and other unwanted objects and programs installed within your web browser.

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Terra.im can easily affect Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. At the moment terra.im is positioning at 623,194 place on the web rank, so I doubt most of the users found it and set up as default homepage and search engine. What is most probably is that it comes into users’ computers’ without their knowledge by using deceptive techniques like bundling – being distributed together with freeware programs and installed alongside, without asking user’s permission. Also, terra.im hijacker can be distributed via spam e-mail attachments, or as a fake software update. Most of the fake anti-virus utilities, pc optimizers can also install terra.im on your computer without your consent. These distribution strategies make us think that Terra.im is a very dangerous and malicious program and it is recommended to remove it as soon as possible.

Once installed, Terra.im will change system configuration, set itself as default home page and search engine and can even block the proper operation of anti-virus software installed on the infected computer. DNS settings and host file may be changed so the victim will not be able to access antivirus security websites or forums to find the solution for problem. The main goal of Terra.im is to generate web traffic to sponsored websites and earn revenues from that. Also, every time user clicks on pop-up ads, in-text links or banners provided by Terra.im the developers are making pay per click revenues. So, if you don’t want to be slave and work for somebody without your will it is highly recommended to remove Terra.im browser hijacker from your computer.

Terra.im can use user’s personal data for their own needs, like for example they can collect your IP address, geo-location, name, phone, address and sell it to third party for commercial purposes. Also, this browser hijacker will be constantly monitoring user’s internet habits to learn user’s preferences, so in future it can provide precise ads. However, hope you already understood that Terra.im is not reliable website and can harm your computer. Therefore, we recommend to remove it ASAP with the help of our comprehensive removal guide written below. Use our automatic removal tool to completely scan your computer and clean it from infections.

Terra.im Removal Instruction

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Manual Removal Instruction for Terra.im

Step 1
UNINSTALL TERRA.IM AND RELATED PROGRAMS
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).
    Terra.im 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.
    Terra.im remove from Windows - step 1.2
Uninstall Terra.im and related programs
  • In the list of installed programs find the Terra.im or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Click on them to select and then click on Uninstall button to remove them.
    Terra.im remove from Windows - step 1.3
Step 2
REMOVE TERRA.IM FROM YOUR WEB BROWSERS
  • 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 Terra.im from Internet Explorer - Step 2.1
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Now, find the Terra.im and other suspicious add-ons. Disable them by right clicking and selecting Disable:
    Remove Terra.im 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 google.com. Click Apply to save changes.
    Remove Terra.im 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 Terra.im completely.
  • Remove Terra.im 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 Terra.im from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.1
  • Now you can see the list of extensions installed within Mozilla Firefox, simply select Terra.im and other suspicious extensions and click on remove button to delete them.
  • Remove Terra.im 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 Terra.im 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 Terra.im completely.
  • Remove Terra.im 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 Terra.im from Google Chrome - Step 2.1
  • Now, find the Terra.im and other unwanted extensions and click on trash icon to delete them completely.
  • Remove Terra.im 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 Terra.im 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 Terra.im 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 Terra.im from Google Chrome - Step 2.5
  • New window will pop-up where you click on Reset button to confirm the action and remove Terra.im completely.
  • Remove Terra.im from Google Chrome - Step 2.6
Step 3
FINAL TERRA.IM REMOVAL PROCEDURE

After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the TERRA.IM 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: 11/09/2015 11:24 PM;