Chromesearch.today is the page set as your homepage if a certain browser hijackers has been installed onto your computer. It is not malicious in the sense that it will not harm your computer but it will make unwanted changes to your browser and Chrome Search attempt to redirect you to sponsored pages. This is not unusual as all browser hijackers aim to do the same thing and that is to generate traffic for sponsored websites in order to make income. They can infect a computer if the users does not pay close attention to how they install free software and completely miss the hijacker being attached to the software. While the hijacker itself is not harmful, the websites you may be redirected could be. Hijackers do not filter through the websites they expose you to so you may end up on some infected page where malware could be lurking. We strongly suggest you remove Chromesearch.today.
Browser hijackers spread with the help of free software. Chromesearch.today was attached to some free program you got from the Internet and you missed it when you installed that program. Next time you install anything, pay close attention to the process and read all the information provided. It should be clearly disclosed if anything has been attached but many users hurry through the process and that is how they end up missing it. If available, choose Advanced (Custom) settings and deselect the added items. This will prevent added items from installing and you will not have to delete Chromesearch.today or similar in the future.
Chromesearch.today automatic removal guide
If something went wrong or you just want to see the fast result, please use the help of professional malware eliminator – GridinSoft Anti-Malwre. Moreover, even you have managed to remove Chromesearch.today from your computer and browser, we recommend you to download this tool and use it as a free antimalware scanner to see whether any other malicious program has penetrated into your system. Please note, that GridinSoft Anti-Malwre is a shareware program with a 15-days trial period with limitation of the threats number. If it find more than two infected items in your system, they can be removed only when you upgrade the program to the full registred version.
Download free antimalware scanner:
After downloading is completed, please install it and run the full scan. Yeah, it will take a time, but security experts always recommend to choose a full scan as your first scan, especially if you suspect that your PC could be infected. Take a look at the screenshots below: it will help you understand what’s going on.
Step 1. Run a full scan of your system
…and go drink coffee until the end of it! 🙂
At the end of the scan, the program will offer you to move all malicious items to the quarantine. Just do it clicking on the “Fix Now” button and set your system free from the Chromesearch.today infection!
Step 2. Reset your browser settings using an appropriate tool:
Check all browser boxes, which might be infected with the Chromesearch.today, on a settings tab:
Then just press the “Reset” button. Voila! It is a good idea to restart your computer after all this manipulation and check if these annoying Chromesearch.today pop-up ads leave you in peace:
Chromesearch.today manual removal steps:
Step 1. Delete Chromesearch.today from the system.
To delete Chromesearch.today extension from your PC, you should use “Uninstall the program” tool depending on your operation system.
Windows XP: Start —> Control Panel ––> Add/Remove Programs. Choose the Chromesearch.today extension in the list of installed programs by a right-click and press “Remove”.
Windows 7: Start ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Just the same actions: right-click on the Chromesearch.today extension in a software list and press “Uninstall”.
Windows 8/8.1: Right-click on Start ––> Quick Access Menu ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Choose a Chromesearch.today extension among a listed here programs, right-click on it and then press “Uninstall”.
Step 2. Reset your browser settings.
It is necessary to reset browser settings after the deletion of the program from the list of software installed on your PC. For this, use the following tips depending on what browser are you currently using:
- Google Chrome Browser: Settings —> Show advanced settings. Click on “Reset settings” in the bottom of the page.
- Mozilla Firefox: press “Refresh Firefox” button in the right top corner.
- Opera: delete “Operapref.ini file” in folder “C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera\” on your computer.
- Internet Explorer: Tools —> Internet options —> click on the “Advanced” button and then press “Reset”.
Step 3. Celebrate your victory!
Either you choose the manual or the automatic removal solution, congratulations! You won this battle with unfair malware developers. Your computer is clean now, so you should be proud and do something nice for yourself as a gift. Foam bath or tickets for the game? It’s up to you! 😉