What is 9o0gle.com

9o0gle.com is misleading search engine and browser hijacker. Its URL replicates “google.com” web address. Hijacker hacks browser settings (homepage and search engine) and browser shortcuts of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. 9o0gle.com delivers results from Google Custom Search (cse.google.com), that are similar to standard Google search results. This threat may install special protection module, that will not allow user to revert the settings. 9o0gle.com collects user personal data like browser history, search requests, bookmarks and this information can be used to generate targeted advertising. We prepared special tutorial, where we describe how to remove 9o0gle.com from browsers and reset browser settings.

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How 9o0gle.com infected your PC

9o0gle.com distributes via torrents, file storage sites, software download portals and most often in a bundle with free apps. Those can be media players, archivers, file converters, video downloader and other popular types of small utilities. Such programs are usually free, but monetized with help of installing advertising applications. 9o0gle.com installs in the background, sets in browsers and cannot be detected by usual antivirus programs. For the purpose of 9o0gle.com removal and prevention we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5.

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Remove 9o0gle.com manually for free

Here is manual step-by-step tutorial for full 9o0gle.com removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of 9o0gle.com installer on operating systems with latest updates and browser versions.

Remove 9o0gle.com from Control Panel

To start removing 9o0gle.com you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “9o0gle Search” or just “9o0gle.com”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Remove 9o0gle.com from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find 9o0gle.com.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove 9o0gle.com from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find 9o0gle.com and click Uninstall.

Remove 9o0gle.com from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find 9o0gle.com, click Uninstall.

Remove 9o0gle.com from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall 9o0gle.com from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate 9o0gle.com in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate 9o0gle.com in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall 9o0gle.com

In some cases 9o0gle.com won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall 9o0gle.com. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing 9o0gle.com folder and files. This happens, because process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes or uninstall 9o0gle.com in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting press F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove “9o0gle.com”

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling 9o0gle.com from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It sometimes have browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove 9o0gle.com related extension from your browsers manually.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find suspicious extensions.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose suspicious extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove 9o0gle.com from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable 9o0gle.com, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable 9o0gle.com.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, 9o0gle.com does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find 9o0gle.com extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

9o0gle.com installs search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is instruction to reset your browsers homepage, newtab and search engine to default values.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings/.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset browser settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Reset Firefox… button.
  4. Click Reset Firefox to confirm.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Close Opera and open command prompt from the start menu.
  2. Type following command del %AppData%\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini
  3. Start Opera.

Alternative way to remove adware browser extensions and reset browser settings

avast browser cleanup For safe and effective browser extension removal use avast! Browser Cleanup utility. Run it with administrator privileges and remove all extensions with bad rating including related to 9o0gle.com. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.

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Cleaning browsers shortcuts

shortcut cleaner You can clean your browser shortcuts manually right-clicking on your browser icon, choosing “Properties” and removing hijacker address from “Target” field (leave just the path to your browser). However it is easier to use free Shortcut Cleaner from BleepingComputer. Download it here – its FREE:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs like 9o0gle.com may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of antimalware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and antimalware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats like 9o0gle.com.

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