How to uninstall (remove) Search.hfreeforms.co

What is Search.hfreeforms.co?

Search.hfreeforms.co is a browser hijacker that comes without user consent. At first glance, Search.hfreeforms.co looks like a safe and useful search engine (like Yahoo, Bing, and Google). Actually, Search.hfreeforms.co is a potentially unwanted program. Why? Search.hfreeforms.co promises to help the user to improve the browsing experience, to increase the efficiency of search and so on. In fact, it’s a lie. Search.hfreeforms.co changes your browser settings and homepage. Search.hfreeforms.co also may collect your personal information, such as browsing history and stuff. Search.hfreeforms.co may disclose your personal data to third parties. If you find Search.hfreeforms.co on your PC, you need to remove it immediately. Below is step-by-step removal guide.

Search.hfreeforms.co Hijacker

How Search.hfreeforms.co gets on your PC?

Adware, such as Search.hfreeforms.co, comes to PC bundled with free software without user consent. This happens because users rarely follow the installation process. This program can get on the computer along with the archivers, players and other freeware. Always follow the installation process to avoid infecting your computer. Also, read the user agreement, don’t click the “Next” button if you doubt that the program is safe. No need to click “I agree” if the additional software that you are offered is unknown and uncertain. Choose the Advanced installation type to see everything that the installer offers you. If your computer is already infected, then use our instructions to get rid of Search.hfreeforms.co right now.

How to remove Search.hfreeforms.co from your computer?

To uninstall Search.hfreeforms.co remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

According to our tests there are 3 products that have Search.hfreeforms.co in their database. Please, use them to remove Search.hfreeforms.co.

Recommended Solution:

SpyHunter 4 – fully removes all instances of Search.hfreeforms.co – files, folders, registry keys.

 

Download Removal Tool

Alternative Solutions:

1. Plumbytes Anti-Malware – detects files, registry values and folders of Search.hfreeforms.co.

 

Download Plumbytes Anti-Malware
 

2. Malwarebytes Antimalware – finds Search.hfreeforms.co – can clean up leftover items after removal.

 

Download MalwareBytes Antimalware

 

Or uninstall Search.hfreeforms.co manually.

Step 1: Remove Search.hfreeforms.co from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Search.hfreeforms.co.
  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 Search.hfreeforms.co 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 Search.hfreeforms.co, 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 Search.hfreeforms.co 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 Search.hfreeforms.co from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Search.hfreeforms.co from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Search.hfreeforms.co.
  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 Search.hfreeforms.co.
  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 Search.hfreeforms.co.
  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 3: 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. Got 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 4: Remove following files and folders of Search.hfreeforms.co:

Remove following regitry entries:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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