Here are steps to remove google custom search from Google chrome. Usually when this happens you will not be able to make changes in your chrome settings page.

  1. Open your control panel and check for suspicious background processes running. End such processes by right clicking and end task.
  2. Open your control panel and uninstall suspicious programs.
  3. Restart your computer.
  4. Open taskmanager and look for suspicious background processes. The most common program that causes cse redirect issue is syhostctl
  5. Open windows task manager and look for WinSecurity.exe and sysnetwk.exe.
  6. These file usually is located in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Network\Dsq\network.
  7. In Internet Options -> Connections -> LAN Settings, uncheck ‘Use a Proxy Server for your LAN’ and quickly stop sysnetwk.exe process tree. Below steps are required to completely disable these processes.
  8. Check windows services Press windows+R and type services.msc and click ok. It will take you to a list of all windows services. Go to windows security-> Properties-> click on “stop”->Under startup Type (click disable}
  9. Now go to C-> program data-> Windows security and delete the folder.
  10. Now go to C->program data -> Microsoft->network and delete the DSQ folder
  11. If this dint work, reboot your computer in safe mode- Click windows+R and type msconfig-> Go to Boot tab->Boot options->tick safe boot->Click network->Press ok and restart your computer
  12. Now your computer will reboot in safe mode and go to C->program data -> Microsoft->network and delete the DSQ folder.
  13. Right click on google chrome and run as administrator.
  14. Go to menu->settings->search for “proxy settings-> and click on change proxy settings.Go to internet properties->Click LAN settings-> Advanced->Remove proxy address under HTTP: and secure and the ports-> click ok->Yes->Under automatic configuration-> check automatically detect settings->ok-> ok-> Check if internet is working->
  15. Press windows+R and type regedit and hit ok. It will take you to the registry editor.
  16. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE->software->Clients->Mail->Delete channel id registry key.
  17. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER->software->microsoft->windows->current version->Internet settings-> Look for “enable http1_1” -> double click on it->set value date to 0-> ok
  18. double click on migrate proxy->set value to zero->ok
  19. double click on Proxy enable->set value to zero->ok
  20. Delete Proxy server having value
  21. Right click internet settings->Permissions->Administrator->Uncheck “full control”. Check on your username and allow full control-> Hit apply.
  22. Download and install hitman pro from here. Scan your computer for malware and remove them.
  23. You can also download and install super antispyware or malwarebytes to remove these malware.Screenshot of SUPERAntiSpyware in Windows 8Screenshot of Malwarebytes Free v3.3.1 in Windows 10
  24. Download ccleaner . Scan and fix for issues.Image result for ccleaner
  25. Restart your computer and enjoy!

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