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Nowsearch.info belongs to the family of potential unwanted programs which is a homepage redirect. To get it installed on the users’ devices, its authors bundles it with the doubtful shareware and freeware that people download online. Nowsearch.info and such other programs get installed onto the users’ computer when they visit suspicious and malicious websites. If Nowsearch.info and relevant adware managed to get installed on the users’ PC, it will immediately set the homepage and search engine to said URL.


Considering the fact that it is not a virus so the homepage is considered harmful if you are utilizing valid search provider. If it is using resources of search engine other than Google, Bing, or Yahoo, it is likely to redirect web browser to unsolicited search portal that will ultimately cause some harm on the computer and endangers your online privacy. The thing that makes its presence suspicious is it alters browser configuration on the users’ computer even without user’s consent. Though, there are some valid programs as well that also alter homepage and search settings on the computer, but they do so mostly with the approval of computer user whereas Nowsearch.info make the unwanted adjustments during the initialization of the adware or downloaded freeware. This happens because few free software does not disclose these proceedings. Due to intrusive changes it makes, most of the computer users deemed it as if it is some kind of virus infection. However, if you technically, Nowsearch.info behaves like an adware so it is classed as Adware or PUP.

Even if Nowsearch.info is not a very hazardous threat, its stay on your device make your online identity and the device itself unsafe as it may hijack your browser and redirect you to suspicious websites and can endanger your online identity. So it is recommended to you that get rid of it by scanning your computer with reliable anti-virus and anti-malware tool and deleting it from your machine. Below the procedure of eliminating this adware is explained. Please make sure that you follow all the steps in the same order as they are mentioned to effectively remove Nowsearch.info and all relevant adware programs from the computer.

There are two methods given here to get rid of Nowsearch.info: one is with the help of security application and other is manual.

The first process the automatic removal of Nowsearch.info using defencebyte AV Pro

Method 1: Nowsearch.info Removal Procedure

Scan Nowsearch.info Adware with defencebyte AV Pro and Delete it

  1. Download and install the defencebyte AV Pro on your device.
  2. Save the file at a convenient location on the desktop from where you can access it easily.
  3. Once the download is completed, Windows will prompt about download.
  4. To run the program, click on Run button or browse the location of the folder by double clicking on the file defencebyteAVPro_.exe.
  5. To carry on the remaining process, accept the license terms and follow onscreen instructions.
  6. To find adware, browser hijacker, plug-ins, add-ons, PUP, harmful programs, and other malicious entities, run a scan on your machine.
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions to carry on with the remaining removal process.
  8. As soon as scan and removal process gets completed, reboot your system for everything to take effect.

Method 2: Alternative Method to make your Internet Browser free from Nowsearch.info

While dealing with Nowsearch.info and any other types of browser hijackers and adware, it is important to clean your internet browser from clutter and unwanted add-on/extension. So here is the procedure discussed for resetting various browsers to their default state.

How to Reset Google Chrome Settings to Get Rid of Nowsearch.info?

  1. Open Google Chrome browser application.
  2. Type the string: chrome://settings/ in the address bar and then, hit Enter key on keyboard.
  3. Scroll down the page until you see Show advanced settings… and click on it.
  4. Then until you see Reset Settings section, keep scrolling to the bottom of the page.
  5. There click on Reset Settings button and if it prompts for confirmation, proceed by clicking Reset.

Resetting Chrome will reset your home page, search engine, new tab page, and other areas affected by Nowsearch.info and also remove unwanted extensions from the browser without affecting your bookmarks, history, and other saved data.

How to Reset Mozilla Firefox Settings to Get Rid of Nowsearch.info?

  1. Open the Firefox application and head to the top of it to navigate to Firefox menu and access the Help area. There click on Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Now you will see a new tab and there on upper-right corner of the screen, you will notice a section stating Reset Firefox to its default state. Click the Reset Firefox button.
  3. Click Reset Firefox to continue if confirmation window appears.
  4. Firefox browser will close and start the resetting process. Once it is done, it will show a list of restored data and by now Nowsearch.info home page hijacker will be gone. Open a fresh version of Firefox by clicking Finish.

Resetting Firefox will remove unwanted extension that may be related to Nowsearch.info as well as other adware. This process helps in fixing browser issue without affecting your essential information such as browsing history, bookmarks, passwords, and Internet cookies on the browser.

How to Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings to Get Rid of Nowsearch.info

  1. Open Internet Explorer application and navigate to top menu. There click Tools, and then Internet Options.
  2. On Internet Options window, choose Advanced tab.
  3. Click the Reset button given on the lower part of the Window under Reset Internet Explorer Settings area.

Your data like bookmark, favorites, and history will remain intact to the browser after restoring Internet Explorer to default settings. However, if you perform this process, it may delete malicious add-ons as well as add-ons by Nowsearch.info and other unknown objects.

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