What is Chromesearch.win

Chromesearch.win is objectionable website, that acts like browser hijacker. It attacks only Google Chrome, changing default settings of search engines and homepage. Chromesearch.win is designed to mislead users, because appearance can be confused with standard Google Chrome start page or new tab. This hijacker redirects user queries either to Google or Yahoo depending on origin of the user. Information that users type in the search box can be collected and used for advertising purposes. Chromesearch.win often comes with browser extensions or malicious programs, that install on your PC and won’t allow you to change your browser settings. Virus also modifies Group Policies, to prevent the user from changing crucial settings. In order to remove Chromesearch.win completely and reset settings, carefully follow instructions below.

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How Chromesearch.win infected your PC

Chromesearch.win can be set up in browser by malicious browser extension or by random program downloaded from the web. Sometimes even legal programs can be responsible for installing hijackers and adware in browser. This is called “bundling” or “freemium”, when software remains free, but offers advertising applications in a bundle. As most users don’t pay attention to the process of installation, Chromesearch.win infiltrates computer with unintentional user agreement. To protect from such type of threats and to remove Chromesearch.win effectively, please, use special removal tool.

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

Remove Chromesearch.win manually for free

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

Note: Chromesearch.win can be installed as Google Chrome extension as Administrator (you may see Installed by enterprise policy inscription near it), and this will not allow removal. Therefore, before starting removal process, perform these actions:

  1. Start the Command Prompt by clicking the Start menu button and typing command prompt (or just searching for “command prompt” in Windows 10 search field). Right click on the Command Prompt result and choose Run as Administrator.
  2. start command prompt as administrator

  3. Type in and execute the following commands:

    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers"
    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy"
    gpupdate /force

  4. update group policy in windows

Remove Chromesearch.win from Control Panel

To start removing Chromesearch.win you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Chromesearch.win”. 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 Chromesearch.win from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Chromesearch.win.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Chromesearch.win from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Chromesearch.win and click Uninstall.

Remove Chromesearch.win 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 Chromesearch.win, click Uninstall.

Remove Chromesearch.win from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Chromesearch.win 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 Chromesearch.win 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 Chromesearch.win in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Chromesearch.win

In some cases Chromesearch.win won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Chromesearch.win. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Chromesearch.win 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 Chromesearch.win 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 “Chromesearch.win”

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

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

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

Opera Browser:

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

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Chromesearch.win 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 Chromesearch.win. 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 Chromesearch.win 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 Chromesearch.win.

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  1. Excelente!
    Resolvi assim:

    1. Comece o Prompt de comando clicando no Início botão de menu e digitando prompt de comando (ou apenas procurando por “prompt de comando” no Windows 10 campo de pesquisa). Clique com o botão direito do mouse no Prompt de comando resultar e escolha Executar como administrador.
    2. Digite e execute os seguintes comandos:

    rd /S /Q “%WinDir%System32GroupPolicyUsers”
    rd /S /Q “%WinDir%System32GroupPolicy”
    gpupdate /force

    Muito simples, obrigado pela dica!!!!!

  2. Gostaria de agradecer aos administradores da página, pois através deste tutorial consegui me livrar de mais uma praga da internet “sequestrador de navegadores” sem à necessidade de fazer download de um software.

  3. Lo he solucionado con esto: ” Escribir y ejecutar los siguientes comandos:

    rd /S /Q “%WinDir%System32GroupPolicyUsers”
    rd /S /Q “%WinDir%System32GroupPolicy”
    gpupdate /force

    Muchísimas gracias. Lo ha hecho al instante. Ha desaparecido la molesta página que no se podía quitar.
    Yo instalé el virus sin querer. Queriendo instalar otra cosa.

  4. Finalmente lo he podido solucionar gracias a los comandos de consola del reseteo de directivas de equipo (gpupdate) que has indicado en el artículo. Muchas gracias.

  5. Oué si t’achète pas leur logiciel tu reste infecté… vous profitez qu’on soit infecter pour nous prendre du fric ! ARNAQUE !

  6. mano, meu windows 8 pelo Spy ta falando que tem isso no meu pc, mas não aparece no “Programas” e ele já não mais aparece no meu navegador, oqq eu faço?

  7. Muchisimas Gracias! casi que no desistalo ese chromesearch.win que me tenia jodida la pagina de apertura de chrome llenandome de publicidades y guardando informacion mia
    Lo habia descargado tratando de descargar cap de series, ni cuenta me di de como carajos se descargó, pero este tutorial me sirvió muchisimo para eliminarlo

    Muchas gracias

  8. Boa man, parabéns, bem explicativo, tentei baixar um “crack” de um programa, desconfiei que era furada, mas mesmo assim pela teimosia acabei instalando haha, mas graças a ti, tirei :D

  9. Buon pomeriggio. Vorrei ringraziare l’autore dell’articolo. Dopo averle provate tutte (ma veramente tutte) ho letto questa guida e ciò si è rivelato fondamentale. Ho aperto il prompt dei comandi (cmd) eseguendolo come amministratore e problema risolto. A quanto leggo questo è un problema abbastanza frequente. Ormai se le inventano tutte pur di rubarci dati e di spiarci online.

    PS: Complimenti ancora per l’articolo.

  10. Salve, ho provato tutte le guide elencate ma nulla nel pc non risulta ma nelle impostazioni di Chrome è impostato come motore di ricerca predefinito non dandomi ne la possibilità di sostituirlo ne di eliminarlo

    • Salut, j’ai essayé tous les guides énumérés mais rien dans le PC n’est trouvé mais dans les paramètres de Chrome est défini comme moteur de recherche par défaut en ne lui donnant pas la possibilité de le remplacer ou de le supprimer

    • Salve, potrebbe provare ad eseguire la procedura scritta anche nel mio commento poco fa. Anche io avevo i suoi stessi problemi ed agendo in quel modo ho risolto. Buona giornata.


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