Do you know what Chromesearch1.info is?
Unwanted redirects to Chromesearch1.info can mean only one thing – a browser hijacker has slithered onto the computer and changed web browsers’ settings. It seems that it can work on all browsers, so if one of your browsers launch Chromesearch1.info when you open it, it is very likely that other browsers installed on your computer have been affected too. If this has really already happened to you, go to get rid of the webpage set because it is not what it seems to be. Although it has an interface of an ordinary search tool, it will not enhance your web browsing experience. As in the case of similar search engines which show up on users’ browsers without their knowledge, it must be true that it has only been developed to generate money for its author. You should know that there are other versions of Chromesearch1.info out there. They might contain numbers from 1 to 20 next to Chromesearch, for example, Chromesearch20.info. You are not allowed to keep any of these search providers no matter which of them you encounter. The next paragraph will explain to you why our team of specialists cannot consider these websites reputable.
Although Chromesearch1.info does not differ much from legitimate search providers the way it looks, it might cause you problems instead of helping you to find what you are looking for on the web. It is because it is powered by Custom Google Search which might contain the modified search results. These modified search results might expose users to potential threats by redirecting them to untrustworthy third-party websites. We do not say that problems will immediately arise the first time you click on a modified search result, but, without a doubt, you will risk ending up on an untrustworthy third-party page by using Chromesearch1.info as your default search provider. These third-party pages might contain anything, including malicious software, and might even try to obtain personal information from you, so get rid of it as soon as possible and then set a reputable search provider in its place.
Chromesearch1.info is a browser hijacker, as you already know. If you are reading this article from the beginning, you should already know what to expect from it too. The only thing we have not told you about is how it has sneaked onto your computer. Our malware analysts say that users might see Chromesearch1.info when they open any of their web browsers because a browser hijacker has entered the system successfully in a software bundle. Also, in some cases, users see Chromesearch1.info because they are redirected to this page from another untrustworthy domain. In any event, the presence of this dubious Russian search tool suggests that there is malicious software active on the system.
It should be possible to remove Chromesearch1.info from browsers by resetting them to their default settings. Specialists also suggest checking the Task Scheduler because a Scheduled Task launching Chromesearch1.info periodically could have been added there as well. The sooner you get rid of it, the sooner you could start using a new reputable search provider.
- Open your browser and tap Alt+T.
- Click Internet Options.
- Open the Advanced tab and click Reset.
- Put a tick into the Delete personal settings box.
- Click Reset.
- Launch Mozilla Firefox.
- Press Alt+H.
- Select Troubleshooting information from the drop-down menu.
- Locate Refresh Firefox at the top and click on this button.
- Click again Refresh Firefox in the pop-up confirmation window.
- Start Google Chrome.
- Open its menu (Alt+F).
- Click Settings.
- At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
- Click Reset settings.
- In the confirmation window, click Reset.
Remove the Scheduled Task
- Press Win+R.
- Enter Taskschd.msc and click OK.
- Delete the Scheduled Task associated with Chromesearch1.info, if you find it there.
- Close the window.
In non-techie terms:
It does not matter that Chromesearch1.info looks quite a decent search provider at first glance because research has shown that it is far from trustworthy search tools available because it shows up on browsers without the users’ knowledge thus making users’ preferred URLs gone. Second, it might display the modified search results which are potentially dangerous. Third, it often enters systems with third-party software in software bundles. Consequently, users need to take care of unwanted third-party software too.