Infinity Search browser hijacker (virus) - Free Instructions

Infinity Search browser hijacker Removal Guide

What is Infinity Search browser hijacker?

Infinity Search can cause the browser settings and appearance to change drastically

Infinity SearchHijackers take over the browser changing the most important settings

Infinity Search is a browser hijacker that can alter your homepage, new tab address, and search engine. It may also increase commercial content such as pop-ups, banners, and redirects. Infinity Search modifies browsers to promote the fake search engine

Furthermore, this browser hijacker employs persistence-ensuring techniques to prevent users from resuming use of their browsers. When fake search engines are unable to provide search results, they redirect to legitimate ones. This is also true for, which redirected to the Bing search engine. However, it may redirect elsewhere due to a variety of factors such as user geolocation and others.

Because the developers of such applications do not care about user privacy or security, they may use rogue advertising networks to place ads that lead to dangerous websites. People may end up on pages that attempt to trick them into providing personal information, as well as downloading PUPs (potentially unwanted programs)[1] and malware. Furthermore, the application can use trackers to monitor users' activities and then profit from the data.

NAME Infinity Search
TYPE Browser hijacker; potentially unwanted program
SYMPTOMS The main settings of the browser like the homepage, new tab address, and search engine get changed
DISTRIBUTION Shady websites, deceptive ads, freeware installations
DANGERS The app can lead to misinformation, dangerous pages and collect browsing-related data
ELIMINATION Remove the plugin via browser settings
FURTHER STEPS Use a maintenance tool FortectIntego to fix any remaining damage and optimize the machine

Clear your browsers

Websites and web-based applications can use cookies[2] to track user activity and collect data such as IP addresses, geolocation, pages visited, links clicked, and items purchased online. Most websites use this data to personalize the user experience, but it can also be used to generate revenue.

That means your information could end up being shared with advertising networks or other third parties. Browsers should be cleared on a regular basis, according to security experts. While this does not remove the information that entities have already collected about you, it does render the data inaccessible and halts tracking.

You can use a maintenance tool like FortectIntego to automatically remove cookies and cache. This powerful software can also repair system errors, corrupted files, and registry problems, which is especially useful following a virus infection. Because the appearance of Infinity Search may be caused by an adware infection, this is the tool that can assist you in resolving all related issues.

Infinity Search browser hijackerBrowser plugins can have tracking capabilities so clear cookies and cache

Remove the extension

The first thing you should do is go to your browser settings and check if you see Infinity Search in the list, any extensions with a similar name, or suspicious-looking add-ons in general. You can follow our guide if you need help:

Google Chrome

  • Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  • In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to the unwanted program by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

MS Edge (Chromium)

  • Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  • Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  • Select Add-ons.
  • In here, select unwanted plugin and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox


  • Click Safari > Preferences…
  • In the new window, pick Extensions.
  • Select the unwanted extension and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Scan the system to detect adware

While the Infinity Search extension could have been installed by users, the more likely infection method is through freeware[3] download. In the hopes that most people will not notice, freeware distribution platforms include bundled software in the installation.

Always use the “Custom” or “Advanced” installation methods, and read the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. The most important step is to go through the file list and untick any unrelated files. Of course, the best way to avoid PUPs is to only install software from official web stores and developer websites.

Eliminating a PUA once it has infiltrated the system can be difficult, so be aware of the security risks. Crooks frequently disguise these programs as “useful” tools in order to make them more difficult to detect for the average user. It could resemble antivirus software, system optimization software, image editing software, and so on.

If you are unsure what to do and do not want to risk removing the wrong files, we recommend using SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes security tools that will scan your machine, remove the infection, and prevent future infections by warning you before a malicious program can make any changes. If you prefer manual removal, we have instructions for both Windows and Mac machines:

Windows 10/8:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find the entry of the suspicious program.
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

Windows 7/XP:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.


  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for all related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove an unwanted app, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the related .plist files.Uninstall from Mac 2
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What to do if failed?
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Alternative Software
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Alternative Software
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How to prevent from getting browser hijacker

Stream videos without limitations, no matter where you are

There are multiple parties that could find out almost anything about you by checking your online activity. While this is highly unlikely, advertisers and tech companies are constantly tracking you online. The first step to privacy should be a secure browser that focuses on tracker reduction to a minimum.

Even if you employ a secure browser, you will not be able to access websites that are restricted due to local government laws or other reasons. In other words, you may not be able to stream Disney+ or US-based Netflix in some countries. To bypass these restrictions, you can employ a powerful Private Internet Access VPN, which provides dedicated servers for torrenting and streaming, not slowing you down in the process.

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While regular data backups are the only secure method to recover your files after a ransomware attack, tools such as Data Recovery Pro can also be effective and restore at least some of your lost data.

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