Remove Homepage (FlowSearch) from Chrome/Firefox/IE


Suddenly took over your homepage and you cannot remove it. is categorized as a browser hijacker. The tool finds its way to your computer and then proceeds to make unapproved changes without bothering to ask for your permission first. First, it changes your home page and your search provider to, but don’t think it stops there. The only way to change everything back the way it was, is to delete the browser add-on from your system entirely. Otherwise, you’ll be stuck with it and will have to deal with its messes daily.

How did I get infected with? invades your system quite slyly, by means of finesse and deception. Since the application requires your permission in order to infect your computer, it has found several easy ways to trick you into allowing it to come in and even hold the door for it. The best, or rather worst, part is that you don’t even realize you allowed it to enter, until it’s too late. Some of’s access points include the use of corrupted websites, corrupted links, spam email attachments and freeware. If you’re wondering how it parades in through freeware, don’t. It’s actually quite easy. During freeware installations most users don’t care enough to read the terms and conditions, and agree to everything in haste. That’s great for programs like, but very bad for you and your PC.

Why is this dangerous? claims that it will increase your search speed and efficiency, but don’t be fooled. Once you look past the smoke and mirrors, it becomes quite clear that the application does much more harm than help. After it accesses your system and latches on, the browser add-on doesn’t have to ask for your permission before making changes. It can do anything it feels like doing, and you’ll just be left to deal with the consequences. Other than frustration, this can also lead to many dangers. Another major issue with is the fact that it catalogs your every move and then sends it to the unknown third parties behind it. These people will have access to your IP address, search terms and any personal information you might have shared, like your name, email address and phone number. Once the program sends it to them, they can use it in any way they see fit, and there’s nothing you can do about it. Save yourself the troubles and get rid of as soon as possible.

How to Remove virus

If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.

The adware is specifically designed to make money. It generates web traffic, collects sales leads for other dubious sites, and will display advertisements and sponsored links within your web browser.

STEP 1: Uninstall from Add\Remove Programs

STEP 2: Clean from Chrome Firefox or Internet Explorer

STEP 3: Permanently Remove leftovers from the System

STEP 1 : Uninstall from your computer

Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command


Type “Appwiz.cpl

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Locate the search software and click on uninstall/change. In general you should remove all unknown programs.

STEP 2 : Remove homepage from Chrome, Firefox and IE

  • Open Google Chrome

  • In the Main Menu, select Tools then Extensions
  • Remove the by clicking on the little recycle bin
  • Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind

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  • Open Mozilla Firefox

  • Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
  • Disable the Extension

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  • Go to Help
  • Then Troubleshoot information
  • Click on Reset Firefox

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  • Open Internet Explorer

  • On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
  • Click on Internet options
  • go to Toolbars and Extensions and disable the extension
  • Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset

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  • Restart Internet Explorer

How to Permanently Remove Virus (automatic) Removal Guide

To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify possible registry leftovers or temporary files.

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