Delete from Chrome and Other Web Browsers

302 – Essential Informations is a newly launched deceptive domain (fake search engine page) which appears as homepage on your web browsers like Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, Opera, Edge after your computer gets infected with InitialSite123 search toolbar. The toolbar is apparently categorized as a browser hijacker due to its malicious activities such as monitoring victims online session, collecting credentials, injecting unwanted ads and contacting ads publishers via remote locations. Freelancer investigator discovered in the loose on March 27th, 2017 and released some evidences against it. According to experts, finding your homepage hijacked to is a strong indication that your computer is infected with browser hijacker application.

Why should you get rid of immediately?

After infiltration, significantly creates so many registry entries and insert malicious key values to create autorun file just other startup programs. These registry entries may lower your computer security and generates a wide range of vulnerabilities onto your computer. After all, it starts injecting annoying ads on the web pages that you open on your affected browser which may look attractive. When you click such ads, you become responsible for introducing dozens of other malicious browser extensions, add-ons, plugins, browser helper objects, toolbars on your computer. Indeed, these threats may cut down your internet speed and slow down computer performance without any notification. Since, acts as a redirect virus, your browser will get redirected to various unsafe domains where you will be forced to expose your privacy in order to take advantages of prize winning context. Hence, you should delete from your computer ASAP. – How to decline its installation?

To decline installation in back end, you have to go through Custom/Advanced option while you install free programs such as VLC player, Media Player, PDF Converter, Galaxy Strike, Youtube Downloader etc. These program carry bundled up with themselves. Developers use Dark pattern to hide such browser hijacker application inside setup.exe which makes sure that you don’t notice it while you install freeware. Most importantly, it is essential to keep your Antivirus software up-to-date and activated always.

Finally, you’ve got all the essential information, now you can proceed removal process given below:

Learn Easy Stepwise Instructions To Remove Quickly

Step 1 : Firstly Reboot PC in Safe Mode

Step 2 : Then after reveal  all  the hidden files and folders.

  • Don’t skip this – may hide some of it’s files.

Press together the Start Key and R. Following that type appwiz.cpl → OK.



Now you are in the control panel. Find suspicious entries and uninstall it/them.

Then after type msconfig in the search field and press enter. A window will pop-up :

img13Start → Uncheck entries that have been “Unfamiliar”as manufacturer or seems suspicious.

Step 3 : Further, hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and tap OK :

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

Now a new file will open. In a case if you are hacked, there will be a set of other IPs attached to you at the bottom. View the image shown below :


In a case if new suspicious IPs get found in the “Localhost” – it is advised to write to us in the comments section.

Now open the start menu and search for Network Connections (in the case of Windows 10, one just need to write it after tapping the Windows button), tap enter.

  1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are utilizing → Properties → Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), tap Properties.
  2. Set the DNS line to Obtain DNS server automatically in a case if it is not by itself.
  3. Tap on Advanced → the DNS tab. Eliminate everything here (in a case if something get found) → OK.


Step 4 : Remove from Browsers

Right click on the browser’s shortcut → Properties

Note : Here Google Chrome has been shown, but one can do this for other browsers such as Firefox and IE also.


Properties → Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

browser-hijacker-removal-instructionsEliminate from Internet Explorer

Initially open IE, tap Settings → Manage Add-ons.

pic-3-224x300Detect the threat → Disable. Now Go to Settings → Internet Options → modify the URL to whatever you utilize ( in a case of hijacked) → Apply

Eliminate from Firefox

First of all open Firefox, tap three bar icon → Add-ons → Extensions.



Find out the threat → Remove.

Remove From Google Chrome

Close Chrome. Direct to :

C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. Inside there is a Folder namely “Default”.



Rename it to Backup Default. Then after Restart Chrome


  • Now at this instant of time, the infection is deleted from Chrome, but one needs to accomplish the entire guide otherwise it may reappear on the system reboot.

Step 5 : Press CTRL + SHIFT + Esc together. Go to the Processes tab. After that try to determine and the other dangerous ones. Now either Google them or ask us in the comments section.

Right click on each of the troublesome procedures separately and make selection of Open File Location. Further end the process after opening the folder and then remove the directories you were sent to.


Step 6 : Type Regedit in the windows search field and then press Enter.

Then after inside, press CTRL and F simultaneously. Following this, type the infection’s name i.e., Right click and delete any entries you find discover with a similar name. In a case if they don’t get displayed in the manner as discussed, go manually to those directories and remove/uninstall them.