How to uninstall (remove) Chromesearch.win

What is Chromesearch.win?

Chromesearch.win is another alias of famous browser hijacker, that resembles standard Google Chrome startup page and modifies search engine and homepage settings. It mostly attacks Google Chrome, bu sometimes can be seen in Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. This website redirects user queries to google.com, but collects search and browsing history and sells it to third-party advertising companies. Chromesearch.win is often accompanied with extensions, that control the settings and don’t allow user to revert the changes. Malware also uses Windows Group Policies to prevent user from modifying search engine and homepage. As this website poses certain danger for your privacy and online security we recommend you to remove Chromesearch.win and restore default settings.

chromesearch.win hijacker

How Chromesearch.win gets on your PC?

Chromesearch.win and extensions or programs, that can install this hijacker in browser are often bundled with legal freeware applications or pirated software. Option to set-up Chromesearch.win as default search engine or install unwanted extension in browsers is often hidden under “Custom” installation options or in the text of licence agreement. Unfortunately, standard antivirus protection like Microsoft Defender, Norton, Avast, AVG, Kaspersky are not able to detect or effectively remove Chromesearch.win. Special type of programs is designed to fight against such threats, that is called anti-malware. Among best anti-malware products on the market are SpyHunter and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

How to remove Chromesearch.win from your computer?

To uninstall Chromesearch.win remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

According to our tests there are 3 products that have Chromesearch.win in their database. Please, use them to remove Chromesearch.win.

Recommended Solution:

SpyHunter 4 – fully removes all instances of Chromesearch.win – files, folders, registry keys.

 

Download Removal Tool

Alternative Solutions:

1. Plumbytes Anti-Malware – detects files, registry values and folders of Chromesearch.win.

 

Download Plumbytes Anti-Malware
 

2. Malwarebytes Antimalware – finds Chromesearch.win – can clean up leftover items after removal.

 

Download MalwareBytes Antimalware

 

Or uninstall Chromesearch.win manually.

Step 1: Remove Chromesearch.win from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Chromesearch.win (search for other unknown and suspicious programs).
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Chromesearch.win (search for other unknown and suspicious programs) and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Chromesearch.win (search for other unknown and suspicious programs), select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Chromesearch.win (search for other unknown and suspicious programs) and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove Chromesearch.win from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Chromesearch.win from browsers

To be able to remove Chromesearch.win from browser you need to remove Windows Group Policies created by this hijacker. To do this you can download following BAT file from our website:

remove chrome group policies

Download BAT file to remove Group Policies

or perform following instructions:

  1. Start Command Prompt as Administrator
  2. To do this in Windows 10/8 or Windows 7 click Start and in the search box type cmd. Right-click on the found result and choose Run as Administrator.
  3. While in command prompt type:
    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers"
    Press Enter button.
  4. Then type:
    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy"
    Press Enter button.
  5. Finally, type:
    gpupdate /force
    Press Enter button.

Step 3: Remove Chromesearch.win from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Chromesearch.win.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Chromesearch.win.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Chromesearch.win.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 4: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:

  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

Reset browser setting in Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Go to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Step 5: Remove following files and folders of Chromesearch.win:

Remove following regitry entries:

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Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

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Computer security specialist. I try to do my best and share my knowledge with you by creating simple-to-follow and useful guides on various topics about computer security.

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