How to Get Rid of Search.eazel.com from IE/FF/Chrome? (Removal Guide)

Search.eazel.com is a browser hijacker which is promoted via Eazel.com- a download website which offers a wide range of freeware download. Search.eazel.com is often bundled with freeware on this site, so when a user tries to download a free program from the website, the browser hijacker may attach to the PC, and install itself without the user’s actual consent. After gets in the system, it will do series modifications to your browsers’ settings so as to take them over. The noticeable features that victims may notice are that the browser homepage is changed to http://search.eazel.com/ and the default search provider is altered to Eazel search.
 
Though Eazel search.itself is not malicious, but the search queries through this domain are often redirected to some sponsored links and ads which may be of no relation to your search queries at all. By clicking such ads, you win the publisher of the browser hijacker unethical profits, at the same time may throw yourself into risk of getting other unwanted and suspicious programs. Below is a screenshot of search.eazel.com, see for your reference:
 

 

Search.eazel.com Removal Instructions:

 

step 1

Scan you PC with Anvi Smart Defender to disable virus, and malware process.

 

Anvi Smart Defender is an all-in-one anti-malware program. It integrates anti-malware function with system optimization utility to make a more secured and faster PC.

 

Anvi Smart Defender Official Download:

 

Free version:

(Full ability in detecting and removing virus, rootkits, Trojan, and other malware)


 

Pro version:

(+ Real-time guard of your PC.+ automatic malware database update, and other extra benefits.)

 

 

 

step 2

Remove Eazel search toolbars/applications from the Control Panel.

 

• Windows XP: Go to Start> Control Panel> Add Remove programs> Find Eazel Smartbar, Eazelbar Helper and other related toolbars/applications> Click on Remove

 

• Windows 7/Vista: Go to Start> Control panel> Uninstall a program/Programs and Features> find Eazel Smartbar, Eazelbar Helper and other related toolbars/applications > click on Uninstall
 

 

step 3

Repair your browser settings.

 

Internet Explorer

 

1. Remove search.eazel.com from the homepage:

 

Tips: Press the Alt key to reveal menu bar of IE& FF

 

Tools> Internet Options> General > Replace http://search.eazel.com/ with a desired domain like www.google.com> Click Apply to complete the operation

 

 

2. Change default search provider, and remove Search.eazel.com from the list.

 

Tools> Manage Add-ons> Search Providers> Choose to set a preferred one as default search provider by clicking Set as default button> Remove search.eazel.com from the list.

 

 

Google Chrome

 

1. Remove search.eazel.com from the Startup pages of Chrome.

 

Click on the Wrench or 3-Bars icon> Settings> In On startup section click Set pages> mouse-over to the search.eazel.com and click the X symbol to remove it> Add your preferred domain and set it as your homepage.

 

 

2. Remove search.eazel.com from the homepage.

 

Click on the Wrench or 3-Bars icon> Settings> In Appearance section click Change

 

Remove http://search.eazel.com/ from Startup pages by clicking the X symbol, you can also choose to add a new page by entering its URL and hit OK to complete the modification.

 

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3. Change default search provider, and remove Search.eazel.com from the search engines list.

 

Click on the Wrench or 3-Bars icon> Settings> In Search section click Manage search engines…> Choose to set another preferred one as the default search engine by clicking Make default> Remove search.eazel.com from the list.

 

 

4. Remove search.eazel.com associated add-ons through managing Extensions.

 

Click on the Wrench or 3-Bars icon> Tools > Extensions > Find and delete search.eazel.com related add-ons from the list.

 

Note: The extension may under a different name, thus search for and delete programs that are suspicious or under similar file name.

 

Mozilla Firefox

 

1. Remove search.eazel.com from the homepage.

 

Tips: Press the Alt key to reveal menu bar of IE& FF

 

Tools> Options> General> Replace http://search.eazel.com with a preferred domain> Click OK to complete the change.

 

 

2. Reset changed items of your Firefox.

 

Type about:config into the address bar> Press Enter> Accept the Warning

 

 

Search for search.eazel.com in the search bar >Right click on each item and select Reset> Hit OK to apply the change.

 

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3. Remove search.eazel.com from the search provider list.

 

Click on the Google icon and select Manage Search Engines…. Select search.eazel.com and hit Remove, then click OK to complete the change.

 

 

step 4

Remove search.eazel.com registry entries.

 

Run Anvi Smart Defender and switch to PC Tuneup tab, and hit Care Now. Wait the progress to complete, and follow ASD’s instruction to remove all items found.

 

 

Now search.eazel.com is supposed to be removed from your browsers. Restart your IE/FF/Chrome to enjoy search.eazel.com free browsing.

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  • Ahmad

    Many thanks……great help!

  • riggers

    i tried this on my internet explorer but it didn’t work, I only found one of these installed on my control panel . PLEASE HELP!!

    • Ivy_Anvisoft

      Hi Riggers,

      It would be easy for you to repair problem on Internet Explorer.

      Please uninstall the found on installed on your control panel and then download the free tool to fix the IE problem quickly.

      Anvi Browser Repair Tool: http://download.anvisoft.com/software/BrowserRepairTool1.exe

      Please download it and then click on the “Fix” button on the main screen, all your problem will be fixed automatically.