What is Baidu.com

Baidu.com is Chinese search engine and software developer. It created such programs as Baidu Antivirus, Baidu Browser, Baidu Cleaner, Baidu Spark Browser, Baidu PC Faster and others. It is surely not a virus, but can become unwanted application, because it can be installed without user consent. Baidu.com can take over your browser search and homepage settings, show ads in browsers and alerts on your desktop. If you want to remove Baidu.com and uninstall Baidu-related programs follow instructions below.

baidu.com hijacker

How Baidu.com infected your PC

Baidu.com can be set as your default homepage and search when you install any programs from Baidu. Baidu run several advertising campaigns to promote programs in US, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Programs are promoted via bundled installations with other programs. Sometimes they are installed in stealth mode. And that is why users start seeing Baidu.com in browser or Baidu ads and don’t understand where it came from. We recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware to remove unwanted apps.

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To remove Baidu.com completely we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Baidu.com and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

Remove Baidu.com manually for free

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

Remove Baidu.com from Control Panel

To start removing Baidu.com you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Hao123-Client”, or “Baidu Browser” or just “Baidu PC Faster”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller Pro to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Latest versions of Baidu.com hijacker are protected by program called Baidu Browser. You can use SpyHunter 5 antimalware to remove it completely.

Remove Baidu.com from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find programs containing Baidu or Hao123 in the name.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Baidu.com from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find programs containing Baidu or Hao123 in the name and click Uninstall.

Remove Baidu.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 programs containing Baidu or Hao123 in the name, click Uninstall.

Remove Baidu.com from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Baidu.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 programs containing Baidu or Hao123 in the name 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 programs containing Baidu or Hao123 in the name in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Baidu.com

In some cases Baidu.com won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Baidu.com. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Baidu.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 AntiMalware or uninstall Baidu.com in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting type 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 Baidu.com or Hao123-Client

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

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Baidu.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 Baidu.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 Baidu.com from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Baidu.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 Baidu.com.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Baidu.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 Baidu.com extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Baidu.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.

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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 Baidu.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 Baidu.com.

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