Remove ZenSearch.com homepage (Working Removal Guide)




remove zensearch virusZenSearch.com is a homepage hijacker also called Browser Hijacker, which is installed by browser extensions or addons. This homepage hijacker is bundled with freeware to promote ZenSearch and to make money using advertisements within the search results. Once this ZenSearch.com browser hijacker is installed on your computer, the default search engine and homepage for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is replaced with ZenSearch.com. This ZenSearch.com homepage is not malicious process itself and may not be called a virus, but it does change security settings within your favorite browser and is distributed by freeware. Please be aware what you install on your computer. The ZenSearch.com browser hijacker is most likely installed by the computer user itself because it’s offered during the installation process.

ZenSearch promotes ads in their search results as described in the terms of use on ZenSearch website
By accessing the Site, you hereby grant us permission to display promotional information, advertisements, and offers for third party products or services (collectively “Advertising”). The Advertising may include, without limitation, content, offers for products or services, data, links, articles, text, software, graphics or other materials or services. The timing, frequency, placement and extent of the Advertising on the Site is determined in our sole discretion. You further grant us permission to collect and use certain aggregate information in accord with our Privacy Policy.

It is advised to always read the Terms and Agreements before installing software on your computer. Do never click too fast through the installation process [Next] button of software as you will agree to software you might not want to install. If the installer offers an Advanced, Custom or Decline button, click it to find out if there is any other malicious software offered and installed during the installation process.

Remove ZenSearch.com

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Please note that all the software we offer to remove ZenSearch.com is free, our instruction is tested and works to remove this threat from your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser. We do not supply any shareware which detects the threat and asks a license in order to remove ZenSearch.com.




Follow all steps in correct order to completely and successfuly remove ZenSearch.com.
This is important: if you have any problem during this removal instruction in order to remove this threat, please stop.

Step 1 – Uninstall ZenSearch software

Step 2 – Restore your Browser Settings

Step 3 – Scan your computer using MalwareBytes Anti-Malware free to clean your computer from adware, viruses

Step 4 – OPTIONAL : Reset your Browser

This is a comprehensive removal instruction to remove ZenSearch.com from your computer. If for some reason the instruction does not deliver the desired results, you can reset your favorite browser Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to default settings. In first place this is not recommended, as restoring to default settings will remove all your personal settings from your browser.

computer_icon_32Uninstall ZenSearch from your computer

Windows XP or Windows 7

Goto Start – Control Panel – Programs – Uninstall a program

Remove ZenSearch

Select ZenSearch and select Uninstall/Change then follow the uninstallation process

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Windows 8

Open Charms goto Search type Control Panel (or goto Apps – Windows System – Control Panel)

Remove ZenSearch

Goto ProgramsUninstall a program

Select ZenSearch and select Uninstall/Change then follow the uninstallation process

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Restore your Browser Settings from ZenSearch

If you do not want to reset your complete browser settings it is advised to only reset your default homepage. Follow instructions to replace your default homepage to a homepage of your choice, in browsers; Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer to default settings

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. goto “wrench” icon in top right corner
  3. Select Internet Options
  4. Goto tab Advanced
  5. Select Reset button
  6. Enable Delete personal Settings
  7. Click Reset button
  8. Restart Internet Explorer

Google Chrome

Restore homepage – Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Goto the three stripes in the right top corner (menu)
  3. Select Settings
  4. Goto Extensions
  5. Remove “ZenSearch 1.0” by clicking the trash icon next to the extension.

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Restore ZenSearch Engine – Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Goto the three stripes in the right top corner (menu)
  3. Select Settings
  4. Goto header: Search
  5. Click button: Manage search engines
  6. Select Google.com from the list, hover over it and click blue button Make Default
  7. Hover over ZenSearch and click the x to remove this ZenSearch from the list.

Mozilla Firefox

Restore default homepage – Mozilla firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox
  2. Goto the orange Firefox button in the top left
  3. Select Add-ons
  4. Tab: Extensions
  5. Remove “ZenSearch 1.0” by clicking remove or disable button

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Reset browser settings

For ZenSearch.com it is advised to restore your browser to default settings, as this browser hijacker is installed by many different applications. Restoring is the easiest and fastest way to get rid of ZenSearch.com as homepage. Please know when you restore to default settings all your personal settings will be lost. If you do agree to continue to reset your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser to default settings see our instructions.

Reset Internet Explorer to default settings

  • Open Internet Explorer
  • goto “wrench” icon in top right corner
  • Select Internet Options

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  • Goto tab Advanced
  • Select Reset button

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  • Enable Delete personal Settings
  • Click Reset button

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  • Restart Internet Explorer

Reset Google Chrome to default settings

  • Open Google Chrome
  • Goto the three stripes in the right top corner (menu)
  • Select Settings

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  • Scroll down to the end of the page, search for + Show advanced settings

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  • Scroll down once again to the end of the page and click Reset browser settings button

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  • Click Reset once more

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Reset Mozilla Firefox to default settings

  • Open Mozilla Firefox
  • Goto the orange Firefox button in the top left
  • Select Help > Troubleshooting information

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  • Select Reset Firefox

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  • Confirm Reset Firefox

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  • Select Finish
  • Mozilla Firefox will automatically restart

Article published on — by Max Reisler

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