How to remove FreeHDSearch.com

About this infection in short

FreeHDSearch.com is considered to be a hijacker, a rather minor infection that shouldn’t directly damage to your machine. Most of the users may be lost when they happen upon the redirect virus set up, as they don’t realize they themselves by chance installed it. You must have recently set up some type of freeware, as browser intruders commonly travel via freeware packages. No direct damage will be done your PC by the browser hijacker as it’s not thought to be dangerous. You will, however, be constantly redirected to advertisement sites, because that is the main reason behind their existence. Reroute viruses don’t ensure the portals are secure so you could be led to one that would authorize malware to enter your computer. You will get nothing by permitting the hijacker to stay. Remove FreeHDSearch.com to return to usual surfing. Freehdsearch2.png
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What ways do hijackers use to infect

Some people may not be aware of the fact that adjoined offers frequently come together with free programs. Advertisement-supported applications, hijackers and other potentially not wanted utilities may come as those additional offers. You can only inspect for added items in Advanced (Custom) settings so pick those settings to dodge setting up reroute viruses or other undesirable tools. If something has been added, you will be able to untick it there. You will install them automatically if you use Default mode because they fail to inform you of anything adjoined, which permits those offers to install. Now that you are aware of how it infected your OS, remove FreeHDSearch.com.

Why must you terminate FreeHDSearch.com?

When a redirect virus installs your computer, it will change your browser’s settings. The site the hijacker is promoting will be set to load as your homepage. All main browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, will be affected. And unless you first delete FreeHDSearch.com, you will probably not be able to reverse the setting changes. Your new homepage will have a search engine, and we do not advise using as it will implant sponsored contents among the real search results, so as to redirect you. The reroute virus wants to make as much income as possible, which is why those reroutes would happen. You will quickly grow frustrated with the redirect virus as it will constantly redirect you to weird websites. While those redirects are certainly irritating they can also be rather dangerous. Be careful of harmful redirects as they might lead to a more serious contamination. If you wish this to not happen, erase FreeHDSearch.com from your PC.

FreeHDSearch.com uninstallation

In order to eliminate FreeHDSearch.com, you are advised to use anti-spyware programs. If you opt for manual FreeHDSearch.com removal, you will have to identify all connected software yourself. Nevertheless, guidelines on how to erase FreeHDSearch.com will be placed below this article.Download Removal Toolto remove FreeHDSearch.com

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Learn how to remove FreeHDSearch.com from your computer

Step 1. FreeHDSearch.com Removal from Windows

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Press on the Start icon. win7-start How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  2. Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-control-panel How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  3. Find the program you want to delete and press Uninstall. win7-uninstall-program How to remove FreeHDSearch.com

b) Windows 8

  1. Right-click on the start icon (lower left corner). win10-start2 How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  2. Select Control Panel. win8-start How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  3. Click Programs and Features. win8-control-panel How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  4. Find and remove all unwanted programs. win8-remove-program How to remove FreeHDSearch.com

c) Windows 10

  1. Open Start menu and click on the magnifying glass (next to the shut down button). win10-start2 How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  2. Type in Control Panel. win10-start How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  3. Control Panel → Programs and Features. win10-control-panel How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  4. Find and remove all unwanted programs. win10-remove-program How to remove FreeHDSearch.com

d) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and press Applications. mac-os-apps How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  2. Check all suspicious programs you want to get rid of.
  3. Drag them to the trash icon in your dock (Alternatively, right-click on the program and press Move to Trash). mac-os-app-delete How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  4. After you move all the unwanted programs, right-click on the trash icon and select Empty Trash.

Step 2. Delete FreeHDSearch.com from browsers

a) Remove FreeHDSearch.com from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)
  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Press More located at the top right corner of the screen (the three dots). edge-menu How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  3. Settings → Choose what to clear. edge-settings How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  4. Check the boxes of the items you want removed, and press Clear. edge-clear-data How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  5. Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete together.
  6. Choose Task Manager.
  7. In the Processes tab, find the Microsoft Edge process, right click on it, and press Go to details (or More details if Go to details is not available). task-manager How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  8. Right-click on all Microsoft Edge processes, and choose End task.
(Method 2)
Before you proceed with this method, backup your data.
  1. Go to C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_xxxxxxxxxx.
  2. Select all the folders, right-click on them and press Delete. edge-folder How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  3. Press the start button, and type in Windows PowerShell in the search box.
  4. Right-click on the result, and select Run as administrator. edge-powershell How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  5. In Administrator: Windows PowerShell, paste Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and tap Enter. edge-powershell-script How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  6. The issue should be gone now.

b) Remove FreeHDSearch.com from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and press on the Gear icon. IE-gear How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  2. Select Manage add-ons, and then Toolbars and Extensions.
  3. Find and disable all suspicious extensions. IE-add-ons How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  4. Close the window.

c) Restore your homepage on Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and press on the Gear icon.
  2. Internet Options → General tab. Delete the homepage URL and type in your preferred one. IE-settings2 How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  3. Press Apply.

d) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and press on the Gear icon. ie-settings How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  2. Internet Options → Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  3. At the bottom, you will see a Reset button. Press that.
  4. In the window that appears, check the box that says Delete personal settings. IE-reset How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  5. Press Reset.
  6. Click OK to exit the window.
  7. Restart your browser.

e) Remove FreeHDSearch.com from Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome and press the menu icon on the right, next to the URL field.
  2. Choose More tools and Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  3. Remove suspicious extensions by clicking the Trash icon next to them. chrome-extensions-delete How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  4. If you are not certain about an extension, you can disable it by unchecking the box that says Enabled. If you later decide to keep it, simply check the box again.
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f) Restore your homepage on Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome and press the menu icon on the right, next to the URL field.
  2. Choose Settings. chrome-menu How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  3. In the window that appears, under On startup, there will be a Set pages option. Press on that.
  4. Remove the set website, and type in the one you prefer to be your homepage. Press OK. chrome-startup-page How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  5. In Settings, under Search, there is a Manage search engines option. Select that. chrome-search-engines How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  6. Remove all search engines except the one you want to use. Click Done.

g) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome and press the menu icon on the right, next to the URL field.
  2. Choose Settings. chrome-menu How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  3. Scroll down and press on Show advanced settings. chrome-settings How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  4. Find and press the Reset button. chrome-reset How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  5. In the confirmation window that appears, press Reset.

h) Remove FreeHDSearch.com from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and access the menu by clicking on the three bars on the right of the screen.
  2. Select Add-ons. mozilla-menu How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  3. Select the Extensions tab, and remove all questionable extensions. mozilla-extensions How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  4. If you are not certain about an extension, you can disable it by clicking Disable. If you later decide to keep it, simply press Enable.

i) Restore your homepage on Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and access the menu by clicking on the three bars on the right side of the screen.
  2. Select Options. mozilla-menu How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  3. In General, click Restore to Default below the Home Page field. mozilla-options How to remove FreeHDSearch.com

j) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and access the menu by clicking on the three bars on the right of the screen.
  2. Press the question mark at the bottom of the menu.
  3. Select Troubleshooting Information. mozilla-troubleshooting How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  4. Select the Refresh Firefox option. mozilla-reset How to remove FreeHDSearch.com

k) Remove FreeHDSearch.com from Safari (for Mac)

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Select Preferences (can be accesses by pressing on Safari at the top of your screen). safari-menu How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  3. Choose the Extensions tab.
  4. Uninstall all questionable extensions. safari-extensions How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  5. If you are not certain about an extension, you can disable it by unchecking the box that says Enabled. If you later decide to keep it, simply check the box again.

l) Reset Safari

If you are using the Yosemite, El Capitan or the Sierra versions, the option to reset Safari with one click is not available. Thus you will have to clear the history and empty the caches in separate steps.
  1. Open Safari.
  2. Select Clear History (can be accesses by pressing on Safari at the top of your screen). safari-clear-history How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  3. Choose from what time you want the history deleted, and press Clear History. safari-clear-history How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  4. Press on Safari at the top of the screen and select Preferences. safari-advanced How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  5. Select the Advanced tab and check the box next to Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  6. Select Develop (from the menu bar at the top of the screen). safari-develop-menu How to remove FreeHDSearch.com
  7. Press Empty Caches.
If for some reason you are unable to remove the extensions or reset your browsers, it may be a good idea to obtain anti-spyware software and have it deal with the problem.

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