Get Easy Recipes browser hijacker removal instructions
What is Get Easy Recipes?
As its name suggests, Get Easy Recipes supposedly provides quick access to recipe websites, however, this is a browser hijacker which promotes a fake search engine (search.geteasyrecipestab.com) by modifying browser settings. Typically, users download and install browser hijackers inadvertently. Therefore, they are categorized as potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).
Generally, browser hijackers force users to visit the address of a fake search engines when they open a browser, new tab or enter search queries into the URL bar. They achieve this by modifying settings such as the address of the default search engine, homepage, and new tab. Get Easy Recipes assigns them to search.geteasyrecipestab.com. Note that most apps of this type prevent users from removing addresses of fake search engines from the aforementioned settings, unless the rogue software is removed from the browser and/or operating system. Search engines such as search.geteasyrecipestab.com are fake, since they do not generate unique results. They simply display misleading results or those generated by other, legitimate search engines. When used, search.geteasyrecipestab.com redirects to search.yahoo.com and simply displays results generated by Yahoo. Most browser hijackers also track and record information such as IP addresses, entered search queries, addresses of visited/opened web pages, geolocations, and other browsing-related data. In some cases, they target private, sensitive details. The developers sell the data to third parties who misuse it in other ways. There is a possibility that it will be shared with cyber criminals. Browser hijackers can cause problems relating to online privacy, browsing safety or even identity theft. For these reasons never download or install PUAs. If Get Easy Recipes or other PUAs of this type are installed on the browser or operating system, remove them immediately.
|Name||Get Easy Recipes|
|Threat Type||Browser Hijacker, Redirect, Search Hijacker, Toolbar, Unwanted New Tab.|
|Detection Names||Avast (Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]), Comodo (ApplicUnwnt@#3fsqbplsb26ih), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of Win32/WinWrapper.V Potentially Unwanted), Microsoft (PUA:Win32/OpenDownloadManager), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal).|
|Browser Extension(s)||Get Easy Recipes|
|Supposed Functionality||Quick access to recipe-related web pages.|
|Serving IP Address (search.geteasyrecipestab.com)||18.104.22.168|
|Affected Browser Settings||Homepage, new tab URL, default search engine.|
|Symptoms||Manipulated internet browser settings (homepage, default internet search engine, new tab settings). Users are forced to visit the 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)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Malwarebytes.
Get Easy Recipes functions like many other browser hijackers including, for example, MyGamesSearches, Fantasic Movies and History Hide. In most cases, these apps promote fake search engines (by changing certain browser settings) and collect data. Commonly, developers advertise browser hijackers as legitimate and useful apps, however, they deliver not real value and only cause problems.
How did Get Easy Recipes install on my computer?
In many cases, people download and install PUAs inadvertently by clicking deceptive advertisements, which run certain scripts, or when software developers distribute them using the "bundling" method. Bundling can trick users into downloading and installing PUAs together with other software. Typically, developers include PUAs into the download/installation set-ups of other programs and hope that users will not decline them. In most cases, those offers can be declined through "Custom" and "Advanced" options. Many people download and install software without checking and changing these settings. thereby allowing PUAs to infiltrate.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications
It is important to download software from official, trustworthy websites and via direct links. Avoid third party downloaders and installers, Peer-to-Peer networks (e.g., torrent clients, eMule), unofficial websites and other similar channels. Commonly, these channels are used to distribute unwanted, even malicious software. Check "Advanced", "Custom" and other settings of the setup and decline offers to download or install unwanted software before completing the process. Do not click intrusive ads that appear on dubious pages, since they can lead to other, potentially malicious websites. Note that these ads might also appear on legitimate pages. Remove any apps (extensions, add-ons, plug-ins) installed on the browser and programs of this kind installed on the computer. If your computer is already infected with Get Easy Recipes, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate this browser hijacker.
Get Easy Recipes browser hijacker installer set-up:
Website promoting Get Easy Recipes browser hijacker:
IMPORTANT NOTE! This deceptive site asks to enable web browser notifications.
Therefore, before commencing, perform these steps:
Google Chrome (PC):
- Click the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen
- Select "Settings", scroll down to the bottom and click "Advanced"
- Scroll down to the "Privacy and security" section, select "Content settings" and then "Notifications"
- Click three dots on the right hand side of each suspicious URL and click "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again)
Google Chrome (Android):
- Click on the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and click "Settings"
- Scroll down, click on "Site settings" and then "Notifications"
- In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs and click on them one-by-one
- Select "Notifications" in the "Permissions" section and set the toggle button to "OFF"
- Click the Menu button (three bars) on the right upper corner of the screen
- Select "Options" and click on "Privacy & Security" in the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen
- Scroll down to the "Permissions" section and click the "Settings" button next to "Notifications"
- In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs, click the drop-down menu and select "Block"
- Click the Gear button on the right upper corner of the IE window
- Select "Internet options"
- Select the "Privacy" tab and click "Settings" under "Pop-up Blocker" section
- Select suspicious URLs under and remove them one by one by clicking the "Remove" button
- Click the menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the Edge window
- Scroll down, find and click "Settings"
- Scroll down again and click "View advanced settings"
- Click "Manage" under "Website permissions"
- Click the switch under each suspicious website
- Click "Safari" button on the left upper corner of the screen and select "Preferences..."
- Select the "Websites" tab and then select "Notifications" section on the left pane
- Check for suspicious URLs and apply the "Deny" option for each
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- What is Get Easy Recipes?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Get Easy Recipes application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove search.geteasyrecipestab.com redirect from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Get Easy Recipes browser hijacker from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove search.geteasyrecipestab.com homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove search.geteasyrecipestab.com redirect from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Get Easy Recipes 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, "Get Easy Recipes"), select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted applications that cause browser redirects to the search.geteasyrecipestab.com website, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Get Easy Recipes browser hijacker removal from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove browser redirects:
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.geteasyrecipestab.com 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 "Get Easy Recipes".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the search.geteasyrecipestab.com 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 "Get Easy Recipes" 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 "Get Easy Recipes", look for a browser hijacker URL (hxxp://www.search.geteasyrecipestab.com) 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.geteasyrecipestab.com", 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.geteasyrecipestab.com 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 "Get Easy Recipes", 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 "Get Easy Recipes", remove hxxp://search.geteasyrecipestab.com 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: "extensionControlled"
Set both results to "false" by either double-clicking each entry or clicking the button.
Computer users who have problems with search.geteasyrecipestab.com 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.geteasyrecipestab.com 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.geteasyrecipestab.com redirect from your Internet browsers, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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