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How to Remove Homepage from IE/FF/Chrome?

Postby Ivy » 2015-12-31 1:47

Homepage is changed and redirected to without your consent? Tried to remove the redirect but it always got back? This post will introduce how to remove homepage redirect from Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome. Please read more.

About is browser hijacker which is designed to promote their search engines, homepage, or other services as well as display ads. homepage is mainly prompted via software downloaded from websites and freeware, that’s probably why people are usually unaware of how and when this gate-crasher comes to install on their browsers. When install free downloads, Fetch search will install automatically on your computer and make as your default homepage or startup page and new tab page.

Below is a screenshot of the redirect, see for your reference: redirect.png is classified as potentially unwanted program (PUP) that categorized as browser hijacker. It is mainly distributed to spread advertisements when you use the default homepage to search items. To do that, it needs to collect your personal information, such as the IP address, search habit, and more information for ads-distributing purpose. acts very annoying and becomes stubborn to be removed. It not only hijacks your homepage of your web browser, but it also makes your new tab page being redirected to . What’s worse, most antivirus program can not detect it and repair it, so you are highly encouraged to repair the redirect homepage problem with manual instruction below. Redirect Quick Remove Guide:

Step 1 > Remove related toolbar from Windows Control Panel.

Follow the instruction that corresponds to your operating system to uninstall the toolbar

• Windows XP: Go to Start> Control Panel> Add Remove programs> Look for related toolbar, such as fetch search toolbar > Click on Remove.

• Windows 7/Vista: Go to Start> Control panel> Uninstall a program/Programs and Features> Look for related toolbar, such as fetch search> click on Uninstall.

Step > 2: Repair your browser settings.

Remove redirect in Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to Tools >> Manage Add-ons.

Select Toolbars and Extensions. Uninstall everything related to from the list: fetch Search toolbar, smart address bar, etc.

2. Select Search Providers. First of all, choose Bing, Google or Yahoo search engine and make it your default search provider (set as default). Then select Search the web (fetch search) and click Remove button to uninstall it (lower right corner of the window).

3. Go to Tools > Internet Options. Select General tab and click Use default button or enter your own website, e.g. instead of Click OK to save the changes.


Remove redirect in Google Chrome:

1. In Google Chrome click the wrench icon, navigate to Tools > Extensions and remove fetch Search toolbar from the list by clicking on the small trash can icon that will appear when you point the cursor over it.

2. Please continue and then go to Google Chrome Settings, in the “On Startup” area, please click on Set pages

You will be forwarded to Startup pages, in this page, please click on the X button to delete startup page.

3. Please g to Google Chrome Settings again, under “Search” click on “Manage search engines…”: If you see fetch Search as default, please click on a different option (Google, Bing etc.), make it default, and then remove fetch Search by clicking the small ‘x’ icon.


Remove redirect in Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to Tools >> Add-ons.

2.Select Extensions. Uninstall the following extension: fetch search To remove fetch Search Toolbar.

3. Click the small magnifier icon at the right top corner. Select Manage Search Engines… from the list.

4. Select Search the web (fetch search ) and click Remove button. Click OK to save the changes.

5. Go to Tools >> Options. Under the General tab reset the startup homepage.


Step 3> Run Cloud System Booster to clean junk files, registry entries added by

Cloud System Booster is designed to clean up and optimize Windows operation system with one-click boost mode, by throwing out junk files, optimizing system services, cleaning up installed apps and repairing registry errors. You are highly recommended to download and install Cloud System Booster free or Pro version to get rid of junk files.

1. Download and install the paid or free version of Cloud System Booster System maintenance & optimizer software.


2. After you install the program, please open it, click on the Quick Carebutton on the main screen to run a quick scan.


3. Once the scan completes, there will come out a result screen, please click Clean button there to remove these junk files, malicious registry entries, etc to make sure the computer system is clean.
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