How to Remove Search from Browser

Hidden underneath freeware running wild on the internet, is a browser hijacker that is troubling millions across the world. This PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) feeds on the careless downloads frequently observed by computer users, manipulating internet settings to generate annoying results, including changing homepage to, redirecting users to malicious sites, slowing down surfing speeds, etc. Furthermore, it can also penalize you with more dire consequences example changing DNS settings, altering Registry files, and messing with Firewall configurations.

Prior to proceeding this piece for the solution, let be advised to first Scan and Fix your system’s concealed disorders which most probably is eliciting the inconsistencies:

Regardless of the case, this ‘virus’ should immediately be eradicated from your system, and eliminated from all hidden spaces, cleanly. To do this, follow the steps described below and pave way for a better web surfing experience.

Uninstall from computer

To start your extermination journey, remove this unwelcomes from your computer using Control Panel:

  • Open Start Screen by pressing Windows key
  • Type Control Panel and hit Enter
  • Under Programs, find and click Uninstall a program
  • From the list of installed programs, identify any mysterious software related to awesomehp
  • Right-click the identity
  • Choose Uninstall

Remove From Registry

If you were ever wondering why removing a program from the computer does not sometimes generate the desired result, this is because you have not removed its records from the Registry. To locate and delete from this sensitive database, here is what you should do:

  • Open Run box (Windows + R keys)
  • Type regedit and hit Enter
  • In the Registry Editor window, click Edit menu at the top
  • Click Find
  • Type awesomehp in the find edit box and click Find Next
  • This will scan the registry and highlight the matched entry
  • Double-click the selected key and change to
  • Jump to the next value by pressing F3 key
  • Replace all values to
  • Restart computer to apply changes
  • Relaunch your browser to verify the modification

Redefine Default Homepage

To quit logging into every time you open your browser, set default homepage to the default address.

IE 11

Google Chrome

  • Open the browser
  • Press Alt + E keys and choose Settings
  • Check Show Home button listed under Appearance
  • Notice Change link that now appears alongside New Page tab. Click this link
  • Enable Open this page and type in the text field
  • Click OK

Disable Unwanted Extensions

If you are still seeing traces of in your web browser, ensure all unsolicited extensions are disabled appropriately.

IE 11

  • Launch Internet Explorer
  • Click gears icon at the top right and choose Internet options from the menu
  • View Programs tab
  • Click Manage add-ons button
  • Click Toolbars and Extensions from the Add-on Types
  • Select any object you see related to awesomehp
  • Choose Disable button located at the bottom

Google Chrome

  • Start Chrome
  • Click the three horizontal bars icon situated at the top right of your screen
  • Go to Settings
  • Choose Extensions from the left pane
  • Uncheck any mysterious add-on

Verify these changes by starting your net surfer again. If you are still being met by the menace, proceed with a full fledge settings reset. This is most likely to fix your issue.

Reset IE 11

  • Go to Internet options as previously described
  • Click Advanced tab
  • Click Reset button situated under Reset Internet Explorer settings
  • Check Delete personal settings
  • Click Reset
  • Restart your system

Reset Google Chrome

  • Go to Settings
  • Scroll down to click Show advanced settings
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the list
  • Click Reset browser settings
  • Confirm your decision by choosing Reset

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