- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Chromesearch.win is a dubious search tool that has many variants. Specifically speaking, it might have any number from 1 to 20 in its name, for example, Chromesearch1.win or Chromesearch15.win, but you should know that it is the same search provider. Sadly, we cannot tell you that this search tool can be trusted fully because it acts as a browser hijacker. That is, it tends to appear on users’ browsers without their knowledge. If you see it when you launch your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome too, the main settings of your browsers have been already modified too, or a new scheduled task has been created in Task Scheduler and, consequently, Chromesearch.win is automatically opened when you open your browser. Some users might also end up on Chromesearch.win against their will after opening another domain that is not associated with it. No matter what the reason you see it is, we cannot call it a trustworthy search provider, so you should do all it takes to get rid of this search tool. If you do not do anything about its presence on your web browsers, you might even be exposed to potential threats, and we are sure you do not want this to happen. We do not say that this happens to all users who use Chromesearch.win as a default search tool, i.e. perform web searches using it; however, you might become one of them sooner or later. Therefore, we think that it would be smart to start using a legitimate search tool instead.
It does not matter that Chromesearch.win looks trustworthy. Research has confirmed that it has serious drawbacks. First, it can show up on users’ browsers without permission. We can assure you that you will not find a trustworthy search provider that can change browsers’ settings without permission. Second, it has turned out that not all search results it displays to users are trustworthy. This search tool is powered by Custom Google Search, so the chances are high that some of its search results will be modified, specialists say. They are shown to users expecting that they will click on them and visit certain third-party pages. The more clicks on these search results, the more advertising revenue the author of Chromesearch.win gets. The presence of these modified search results does not seem like a huge problem at first, but you should know that they might take you to untrustworthy pages without your knowledge one day. We cannot tell you what websites will be promoted, but we are sure that you might one day land on a page containing suspicious applications too. Because of this, we recommend being very cautious if you decide to continue using Chromesearch.win as your default search tool.
It might be enough to reset browsers to default settings in order not to see Chromesearch.win open ever again; however, if nothing changes, i.e. you still see this search tool after resetting your browsers, you might also need to remove scheduled tasks that allow it to open automatically via Task Scheduler. Our step-by-step instructions will help you, so you should follow them if you have never deleted a browser hijacker before. Of course, you can remove it from your computer automatically too, but you will first need to acquire a 100% trustworthy antimalware scanner to do this.
How to remove Chromesearch.win
Reset your web browser
Delete the scheduled task