Go Back   TechArena Community > Technology > Technology & Internet
Become a Member!
Forgot your username/password?
Register Tags Active Topics RSS Search Mark Forums Read

Sponsored Links



Removing websearch.homesearch-hub from google chrome

Technology & Internet


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 20-06-2013
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 16
Removing websearch.homesearch-hub from google chrome
  

I am using Google Chrome as default web browser since long time. I have very few extensions installed in the browser, only the one i require much. Everything was working fine but dont know what happened, i got websearch.homesearch.hub installed in the chrome. Whenever i open any new tab, this is the page that loads. I tried to change it to Google.com which was set earlier, but when i restart the browser again it gets changed automatically from google to websearch.homesearch.hub.

I even tried setting another blog page as home page, but the same thing happens, it gets changed on the restart. I have no idea left to get rid of this. Already tried everything i know about. Hope any of you guys can tell me the working method to get rid of websearch.homesearch.hub.

Thank you.

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 22-06-2013
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,611
Re: Removing websearch.homesearch-hub from google chrome

First of delete/uninstall the latest extension which you have downloaded because that might have bring some toolbar along with it as well. You need to check Windows Add and Remove as well as Chrome's extension as well. Remove all unknown installations. Restart the system and see if it still exists.

Apart from this also follow these steps to change the default search Engine:
  • Open Chrome browser and click Menu > Settings.
  • Here click on "Manage search engines" under Search section.
  • Check if (Default) is displayed next to your preferred search engine. If not, mouse over it and click Make default.
  • Before saving the settings just delete any other search engines you can see in this list.
  • Save and restart the browser.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 25-06-2013
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 583
Re: Removing websearch.homesearch-hub from google chrome

I have been through this scenario earlier with my Chrome Browser. After lots of troubleshooting and research finally I found that the problem was due to an extension named as “FreeMake”. I don’t know from where it came but it was the culprit. I kept searching for stuffs named websearch.homesearch-hub but dint found anything. This is why we keep on troubleshooting but the problem remains with the browser. So what you need to do it go to Chrome > menu > Extension. Here you may find multiple listings of FreeMake. Just disable (uncheck) all. Now go to settings, under “Onstartup” section you will see websearch.homesearch-hub set as the option in “Open a Specific Page”. You need to click Set Pages > remove websearch.homesearch-hub > and type www.google.com.

That’s it. Save the settings and restart the browser. You wont see websearch.homesearch-hub again.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 27-06-2013
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 16
Re: Removing websearch.homesearch-hub from google chrome

Quote:
Originally Posted by Santy View Post
So what you need to do it go to Chrome > menu > Extension. Here you may find multiple listings of FreeMake. Just disable (uncheck) all. Now go to settings, under “Onstartup” section you will see websearch.homesearch-hub set as the option in “Open a Specific Page”. You need to click Set Pages > remove websearch.homesearch-hub > and type www.google.com.
Wow, that did the trick. Where you have been so long. Thank you very much for sharing this useful info.
Reply With Quote
Reply

  TechArena Community > Technology > Technology & Internet
Tags: ,



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads for: "Removing websearch.homesearch-hub from google chrome"
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Removing isearch.avg.com from google chrome Lustrous Technology & Internet 5 22-06-2013 11:10 AM
Google Chrome error “Chrome Web Store The app is currently unreachable” Virr Technology & Internet 5 25-05-2011 07:46 PM
Google chrome: Google search redirect to strange websites, sometime unable to load page Fullmoon Technology & Internet 4 01-02-2011 06:14 PM
Applications (Apps) to install Google Chrome in Chrome Web Store Inigo Technology & Internet 2 17-01-2011 05:13 PM
Google chrome error:chrome.exe Corrupt File Camillee Technology & Internet 5 11-02-2010 02:21 AM


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 12:52 AM.