Search.hbible-verses.app redirect removal instructions
What is search.hbible-verses.app?
Bible Verses is promoted as a useful app that provides verses from the Bible, however, it is actually a potentially unwanted application (PUA) that operates as a browser hijacker. It promotes search.hbible-verses.app, a dubious (fake) search engine by making changes to browser settings. It also collects information relating to users' browsing activity. Do not trust or use this search engine or any apps of this type.
These apps are usually capable of hijacking browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Immediately after Bible Verses installation, settings such as homepage, default search engine and new tab URL are changed to search.hbible-verses.app. None of this can be undone or changed, at least not until the Bible Verses app is uninstalled - it prevents changing/undoing settings and forces users to visit search.hbible-verses.app when they open their browsers, new tabs, or search by entering queries into the URL bar. This fake search engine provides results produced by Yahoo - it simply redirects users to search.yahoo.com. In summary, search.hbible-verses.app does not generate any unique results. Another issue with search.hbible-verses.app and the Bible Verses app is that they gather browsing-related data such as IP addresses, geolocations, URLs of visited websites, entered search queries, and so on. Furthermore, people who develop apps/search engines of this type share all recorded information with other parties, some of whom might be cyber criminals. The data is often misused to generate revenue. When Bible Verses is installed it might, therefore, cause problems with browsing safety, online privacy, or even identity theft.
|Threat Type||Browser Hijacker, Redirect, Search Hijacker, Toolbar, Unwanted New Tab|
|Browser Extension(s)||Bible Verses, Bible|
|Supposed Functionality||Access to Bible quotes and other similar information.|
|Detection Names (*-19737812.exe)||Avast (Win32:AdwareSig [Adw]), ESET-NOD32 (a variant of Win32/WinWrapper.V potentially unwanted), Kaspersky (not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.Win32.WebSearch.gen), Malwarebytes (Adware.BrowserIO), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address (search.hbible-verses.app)||220.127.116.11|
|Affected Browser Settings||Homepage, new tab URL, default search engine|
|Symptoms||Manipulated Internet browser(s) settings (homepage, default Internet search engine, new tab settings). Users are forced to visit hijacker's website and search the Internet using their search engines.|
|Distribution methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.|
|Damage||Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
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At first most browser hijackers seem such as legitimate browser apps, that is since their developers promote them as useful, useful tools, however, few these apps operate as they supposed to. Most PUAs generate revenue for their developers without providing users with any of the features promised and other value. If there are any apps of this type installed on a browser (or operating system), they should be removed immediately. Here are examples of apps that are categorized as browser hijackers too: Easy Forms Now, MyMapDirections and Songs Search.
How did Bible Verses install on my computer?
In most cases, PUAs are installed through clicked intrusive ads or when software developers use the "bundling" method. People do not generally install these apps intentionally. Developers often bundle unwanted apps into various software setups, however, they do not disclose information about this properly. They hide the details in various setup parts such as "Custom", "Advanced", and other similar settings. This information often goes unnoticed when people download and install software without paying attention to all details.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Download software using reputable and official sources. Do not use torrents, third party software downloaders, and other similar sources to download software. These third party downloaders are often monetized by promoting various potentially unwanted applications. Furthermore, ensure that you do not leave any unwanted offers or additional software selected/included. Check all available "Advanced", "Custom" and other similar options/settings, and only then finish the installation. Avoid clicking intrusive ads, especially when visiting dubious websites. Intrusive advertisements often redirect users to gambling, adult dating, pornography, and other untrustworthy websites that might be malicious and cause problems (such as computer infections or privacy issues). If you encounter these advertisements, check installed extensions, plug-ins and add-ons on your web browser or programs on your computer. Uninstall all unwanted/unknown entries immediately. If your computer is already infected with Bible Verses, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate this browser hijacker.
Bible Verses browser hijacker installer set-up:
Website promoting Bible Verses browser hijacker:
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is search.hbible-verses.app?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Bible Verses application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove search.hbible-verses.app redirect from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Bible Verses browser hijacker from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove search.hbible-verses.app homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove search.hbible-verses.app redirect from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Bible Verses browser hijacker removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window: look for any recently installed suspicious applications (for example, "Bible Verses"), select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted applications that cause browser redirects to the search.hbible-verses.app website, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Bible Verses browser hijacker removal from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove browser redirects (Windows OS):
Video showing how to remove Bible Verses browser hijacker using Combo Cleaner (MacOS):
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
Change your homepage:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Internet Options", in the opened window, remove hxxp://search.hbible-verses.app and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer. You can also enter about: blank to open a blank page when you start Internet Explorer.
Change your default search engine:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". In the opened window, select "Search Providers", set "Google", "Bing", or any other preferred search engine as your default and then remove "Bible Verses".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the search.hbible-verses.app redirect, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Bible Verses" and other recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, and remove them.
Change your homepage:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, disable "Bible Verses", look for a browser hijacker URL (hxxp://www.search.hbible-verses.app) below the “Open a specific or set of pages” option. If present, click on the three vertical dots icon and select “Remove”.
Change your default search engine:
To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings", in the "Search engine" section, click "Manage search engines...", in the opened list, look for "search.hbible-verses.app", and when located, click the three vertical dots near this URL and select "Remove from list".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the search.hbible-verses.app redirect, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and remove "Bible Verses" (or simply "Bible"), as well as all other recently installed browser plug-ins.
Change your homepage:
To reset your homepage, click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), then select "Options", in the opened window, disable "Bible Verses" (or simply "Bible") remove hxxp://search.hbible-verses.app and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.
Change your default search engine:
In the URL address bar, type about:config and press Enter.
Click "I'll be careful, I promise!".
In the search filter at the top, type: "moz-extension"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.
Computer users who have problems with search.hbible-verses.app redirect removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...
In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.
In the preferences window select General tab and make sure that your homepage is set to a preferred URL, if its altered by a browser hijacker - change it.
In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate any recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, and remove them.
Change your homepage and new tab settings:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section look for the name of the browser hijacker and click "Disable".
Change your default Internet search engine:
To change your default search engine in Microsoft Edge: Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Privacy and services", scroll to bottom of the page and select "Address bar". In the "Search engines used in address bar" section look for the name of the unwanted Internet search engine, when located click the "Disable" button near it. Alternatively you can click on "Manage search engines", in the opened menu look for unwanted Internet search engine. Click on the puzzle icon near it and select "Disable".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the search.hbible-verses.app redirect, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
A browser hijacker is a type of adware infection that modifies Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage and default Internet search engine settings to some other (unwanted) website URL. Commonly, this type of adware infiltrates operating systems through free software downloads. If your download is managed by a download client, ensure that you decline offers to install advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine settings.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove search.hbible-verses.app redirect from your Internet browsers, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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