Google chrome redirect to other links when I search in google. Search.bitcro.com seems to be a browser hijacker. I have seen many solutions to solve it in windows but none in ubuntu. How do I remove it and make my system secure? How do I prevent it from affecting again?

ubuntu 12.04, google chrome

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    Have you tried to reset browser's setting to default? – snoop Oct 7 '15 at 4:39
  • @snoop ohh ... let me try to reset. But do i need to worry about any thing else ? – ss1729 Oct 7 '15 at 4:49
  • Yes, all your profile data will be deleted if you reset your browser's settings. – snoop Oct 7 '15 at 4:50
  • @snoop yeaa thtz ok.....but i was asking about the security. – ss1729 Oct 7 '15 at 20:33
  • @snoop . Wht do i need to do in my system to prevent such malwares ?? – ss1729 Oct 7 '15 at 20:40

Since it is a browser hijacker, to get rid of it you can: 1.Reset browser settings

2.Disable/Remove Chrome extensions

If it does not go away, then you need the third step,

3.Download removal tool and run it


Most likely you are or were infected on a Windows Machine and your Chrome on the Ubuntu machine just synchronized preferences and bookmarks into it, changing your setting on both, if this is the case make sure you have completely removed the infection on the Win machine first or if you logged on Another computer with that account change your @gmail password using another browser such as Midori. If you don't have Midori

sudo apt-get install midori

After that try the following:

Clear your profile

killall chrome

rm -Rf .config/google-chrome/

  • Open Chrome and test without synchronizing.
  • i don't use windows anymore. I quit it an year ago. It definitely got affected while using in ubuntu. – ss1729 Oct 7 '15 at 20:35
  • No virtual machines ? or logins from a friend, relative ... computer running Windows? – Eric Pezoa Oct 8 '15 at 21:24
  • well.....that might have happened. So are u saying tht there is little chance that it gets affected while in Ubuntu ? – ss1729 Oct 9 '15 at 10:17
  • I truly don't believe you are infected, I think your browser is carrying over settings from an infected machine or virtual machine, that's all. – Eric Pezoa Oct 10 '15 at 17:10
  • @it is solved after resetting google chrome. That might be true since i have logined few times from some other windows systems. But this thing started appearing while using in Ubuntu. – ss1729 Oct 11 '15 at 4:13

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