Get Online Recipes browser hijacker removal instructions
What is Get Online Recipes?
As its name suggests, Get Online Recipes is an app which supposed to provide users a quick access to various recipe websites. However, it is designed to promote a fake search engine, the search.getrecipesonlinetab1.com address by modifying certain browser's setting. It is common that browser hijackers collect various information related to user's browsing habits as well. Very often users download and install apps of this type unknowingly, therefore, they are categorized as potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).
Get Online Recipes promotes search.getrecipesonlinetab1.com by assigning it as an address of a default search engine, homepage and new tab so that users would visit it when they open a browser, new tab and enter search queries into URL bar. When used to search the web, search.getrecipesonlinetab1.com displays results generated by Yahoo, in other words, it redirects users to search.yahoo.com. It means that search.getrecipesonlinetab1.com does not generate any unique results. Typically, users cannot remove address of a fake search engine from browser's settings without having to uninstall a certain browser hijacker. In this case search.getrecipesonlinetab1.com can be removed or changed in to some other address by uninstalling Get Online Recipes. Another reason why any browser hijacker should not be installed on a browser is because apps of this type often are designed to collect various data. In most cases they target details such as user's IP address, entered search queries, addresses of visited pages, geolocations, and/or other browsing data. However, installed browser hijacker can be designed to collect personal, sensitive information as well. Moreover, its developers may sell collected data to third parties (potentially cyber criminals) or misuse it in other ways. By doing so they may put users at risk of problems related to browsing safety, online privacy, or even more serious problems like identity theft. Therefore, if Get Online Recipes or any other app of this type is already installed on a browser and/or operating system, then it should be uninstalled from it as soon as possible.
|Name||Get Online Recipes|
|Threat Type||Browser Hijacker, Redirect, Search Hijacker, Toolbar, Unwanted New Tab|
|Detection Names||Avast (Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]), AVG (Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of Win32/WinWrapper.V Potentially Unwanted), Microsoft (PUA:Win32/OpenDownloadManager), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Browser Extension(s)||Get Online Recipes|
|Supposed Functionality||This app supposed to provide a quick access to recipes, news and weather forecast pages.|
|Serving IP Address (search.getrecipesonlinetab1.com)||220.127.116.11|
|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)||
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A couple of examples of apps that are classified as browser hijackers too are PDF To Pro, My Social Tab, File Converter Live. What most apps of this type have in common is that they change browser's settings to promote an address of some fake search engine. Also, they often are designed to record various data. To sum up, they are designed only to generate revenue for their developers and can cause users various problems.
How did Get Online Recipes install on my computer?
Typically, users download and/or install browser hijackers (and other PUAs) when they download and/or install software that has them included in its setups as additional offers. This distribution method is called "bundling". It works when users leave setup's settings such as "Custom", "Advanced" (or other settings) unchanged. It is because by leaving them unchanged users allow for included PUAs to be downloaded and/or installed as well. Additionally, such downloads, installations can be caused by clicking deceptive ads. There are ads that can cause it by executing certain scripts.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is common that various third party downloaders, installers, Peer-to-Peer networks (like torrent clients, eMule), free file hosting pages, etc., are often used as tools to distribute potentially unwanted, sometimes even malicious programs. Therefore, all programs, files should be downloaded only from official websites and via direct links. Also, it is not recommended to complete downloads and installations without checking setups for "Advanced", "Custom" and other settings. Those settings often mention offers to download or install additional, unwanted software. One more way to avoid unwanted downloads, installations is not to click ads that are displayed on questionable websites. Such ads can be designed not only to open shady pages but also to execute scripts that would download and/or install unwanted apps. If some unwanted, suspicious extension, add-on or plug-in is already installed on a browser, then it should be removed from it as soon as possible. Software of this kind that is installed on the operating system should be uninstalled too. If your computer is already infected with Get Online Recipes, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate this browser hijacker.
Get Online Recipes browser hijacker installer set-up:
Notification saying that Get Online Recipes can read and change various data:
Website promoting Get Online Recipes browser hijacker:
Another screenshot of the Get Online Recipes download page:
IMPORTANT NOTE! These deceptive sites ask 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 Online Recipes?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Get Online Recipes application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove search.getrecipesonlinetab1.com redirect from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Get Online Recipes browser hijacker from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove search.getrecipesonlinetab1.com homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove search.getrecipesonlinetab1.com redirect from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Get Online 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 Online Recipes"), select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted applications (which cause browser redirects to the search.getrecipesonlinetab1.com website), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Get Online 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.getrecipesonlinetab1.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 Online Recipes".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the search.getrecipesonlinetab1.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 Online 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 Online Recipes", look for a browser hijacker URL (hxxp://www.search.getrecipesonlinetab1.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.getrecipesonlinetab1.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.getrecipesonlinetab1.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 plugins 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 Online 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 Online Recipes", remove hxxp://search.getrecipesonlinetab1.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.getrecipesonlinetab1.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.getrecipesonlinetab1.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.getrecipesonlinetab1.com redirect from your Internet browsers, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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