How to remove Cse.google.com

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What is cse.google.com?

Google Custom Search is a legitimate software from Google. According to the developers, the service allows the user to create specialized search engines based on their personal preferences and thematic interests.

However, unscrupulous developers and webmasters spoiled this feature by using it to earn money on browser redirects and commissions from user clicks on ads inside the search. This notwithstanding, many users might be disappointed by the behavior of the program. After installation, Google Custom Search forcibly tweaks your browser settings so the homepage and default search engine will be set to cse.google.com. In addition, search engine can mislead users by producing mainly search results with ads sponsored by third-party companies. Technically, it can not be called virus or hijacker since it doesn’t have malicious infections. Nevertheless, developers of hijackers often uses Google Custom Search to get a profit. Therefore. the purpose of this article is to help you remove cse.google.com from your system.

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How cse.google.com gets on your PC?

Google Custom Search can be downloaded from official Google website. But crooks promote cse.google.com using a misleading marketing method called “bundling” where the installation goes in stealth mode. This is especially true for free software. Ordinarily, the application is hidden within the “Custom/Advanced” section of the download/installation processes. To prevent your computer from infection we recommend you to be careful and never rush when you install the software. Always opt for the “Custom/Advanced” settings and never agree to install additional unnecessary programs.

How to remove cse.google.com from your computer?

The easiest and modern way of removing pop-ups, trojans, ransomware or other viruses is to use automatic removal tools. See our Anti-malware tools below for further instructions.

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Or uninstall cse.google.com manually.

Step 1: Remove cse.google.com from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find cse.google.com.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find cse.google.com 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 cse.google.com, 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 cse.google.com 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 cse.google.com from your browser.

Step 2: Remove cse.google.com from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find cse.google.com.
  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 cse.google.com.
  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 cse.google.com.
  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. 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 4: Remove cse.google.com from shortcuts

For every browser (Chrome, Firefox, IE) do the following:

  1. Right-click on the corresponding shortcut.
  2. In opened menu choose Properties.
  3. Look carefully at the Target field.
  4. Remove cse.google.com from this line.
  5. Click Apply button.
  6. Confirm changes by clicking Continue button in opened window.
  7. Click on the shortcut to check.

Step 5: Remove following files and folders of cse.google.com:

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Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

Author: Ilias

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