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Nowsearch.info means an unwanted program that is known to be a homepage redirect. To install it on the users’ devices, its authors house it with the malicious shareware and freeware that individuals download online. Such types of programs get installed onto the users’ pc when they visit any malicious website. If nowsearch.info and adware managed to get installed on the users’ computer, it will soon set the homepage and search engine to said URL.  


It is not a virus so the homepage is considered to be harmful if you are using valid search provider. If it is using resources of search engine other than Bing, Google or Yahoo, it redirects web browser to unsolicited search portal that will cause some damage on the PC and can be dangerous for your online privacy. The main thing that makes its existence suspicious as it changes browser configuration on the users’ PC even without users’ permission. However, there are some effective programs as well that also changes homepage and search settings on the PC, but they so with the consent of PC user whereas Nowsearch.info make the undesirable adjustments during the initialization of the adware or downloaded freeware. This takes place because of a few free software that do not reveal their proceedings. Due to invasive changes it makes, most of the PC users deemed it as if it is sort of virus infection. Nowsearch.info behaves as adware so it is known as Adware or PUP.  

 It is regarded as a less hazardous threat, it stays on the device to make your online identity and the device unsafe as it might hijack the browser and redirect you to infected websites and can be dangerous to your identity. So, it is suggested to remove it by scanning the PC with a good anti-virus and anti-malware tool and removing it from the system. Below, we will go through the process of removing the adware. Ensure that you follow the steps in the exact order as they are stated to effectively eliminate Nowsearch.info and all applicable adware programs from the PC.

There are two techniques here to eliminate Nowsearch.info: – First, with the aid of security application and other is manual.

The first procedure is the automatic removal of Nowsearch.info using the defencebyte Antivirus Pro:

Technique 1: Nowsearch.info Removal Procedure                             

Scan Nowsearch.info Adware with defencebyte Antivirus Pro and remove it

  • Download and install the defencebyte Antivirus Pro on your device
  • Now, save the file at the best location on the desktop from where you can access it
  • Once the download is finished, Windows will notify about the download.
  • After this, to run the program, just click on Run or browse the location by double-clicking on the file known as defencebyteAVPro_.exe.
  • To continue with the remaining procedure, go with the license terms and follow the onscreen guidelines.
  • To search browser hijacker, adware, plug-ins, harmful programs, PUP, and other infected entities, now run a scan on your system.
  • Now, follow the on-screen guidelines to go with the removal procedure.
  • As you see the scan and removal procedure getting completed, reboot the system for everything to get started.

Technique 2: The alternative method to make the Internet Browser free from Nowsearch.info.

While coping with Nowsearch.info and any other types of browser hijackers and adware, it is vital to clean the internet browser from junk and undesirable extension/add-on. So, here you will find the process discussed for resetting numerous browsers to their default position.

How can we reset Google Settings to remove Nowsearch.info?

  • Firstly, open Google Chrome browser application.
  • Now, type the string – chrome://settings/in the address bar and then tap on Enter key on the keyboard.
  • Now, scroll down the page until you see ‘Show advanced settings….and then click on it.
  • Then, until you see the ‘Reset Settings’ segment, keep on scrolling below
  • At that point, click on the Reset Settings button and if it notifies for validation, move on by tapping on Reset.

Resetting Chrome will reset the home page, new tab page, search engine, and other areas influenced by Nowsearch.info and also eliminate undesirable extensions from the browser without influencing the history, bookmarks and other saved data.

How to reset Mozilla Firefox Settings to remove Nowsearch.info?

  • Firstly, open the Firefox application and go to the top of it to scroll to the Firefox menu and see the help area. There, you can click on Troubleshooting details.
  • Now, you will notice a fresh tab and there on the upper-right corner of the screen, you will see a segment affirming Reset Firefox to its default position. Now, click on the Reset Firefox button.
  • Tap on Reset Firefox to go ahead if confirmation window comes up.
  • Firefox browser will then get closed and begin the resetting procedure. Once it gets completed, it will display a list of restored data and by now Nowsearch.info home page hijacker will get disappeared. Now, open a new version of Firefox by tapping on Finish.

Resetting it will eliminate undesirable extension that might be related to Nowsearch.info and adware. This procedure will help in saving up browser problem without influencing the advantageous information like bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, and internet cookies on the browser.

How can you restore Internet Explorer to Default settings to remove Nowsearch.info?

  • Firstly, open the Internet Explorer application and scroll to the top menu. There, you can click on Tools, and on Internet Options.
  • On the Internet Options window, select the Advanced tab.
  • Now, tap on the Reset button provided on the lower section of the Window under Reset Internet Explorer Settings area.

Your data such as bookmark, history, favorites will be there to the browser after restoring Internet Explorer to default settings. Though, if you do this procedure, it might remove infected add-ons and add-ons by Nowsearch.info and other unidentified objects.