What is Hao123 by Baidu?
Hao123 by Baidu is an ad-supported application. Baidu is often referred to as a Chinese “Google” as it is a search engine that provides search results in Chinese. Hao123 by Baidu is a browser extension that should not be confused with other versions of this program that are developed by different companies. The program is distributed via freeware and shareware websites. Once it enters your system it changes your home page and search engine to en.hao123.com or tw.hao123.com.
The application is compatible with all popular browsers which means that the settings will be altered in all of them. If you do not want to deal with the disturbances caused by the program you should delete Hao123 by Baidu immediately.
What does Hao123 by Baidu do?
Hao123 by Baidu provides you with links to various websites like Facebook, Gmail, Youtube, Twitter and more. The links are usually grouped into categories such as Social, Video & TV, Music, News, Games, etc. As it has already been mentioned, the program alters your browser settings. It also adds various commercial adverts, pop-ups and sponsored links to your browsers. You could be redirected to unfamiliar pages as well. This is not only annoying, but may also be potentially dangerous. If you get redirected to a corrupted page, you may infect your system with malware. Malicious programs are often presented as something useful. Do not download any software from suspicious and unfamiliar websites. You should also avoid various lotteries and surveys as disclosing your personally identifiable information could lead to financial consequences.
A way to avoid potentially unwanted programs getting access to your PC is by paying more attention to the installation process of freeware and shareware. If during the installation you are offered an additional application that you are not familiar with just deselect the program and continue with the installation of the application of your choice. Advanced or Custom Installation will allow you to choose which components to select or deselect.
How to remove Hao123 by Baidu?
If you want to improve your Internet security and not have any unnecessary programs on your computer you should delete Hao123 by Baidu. In order to do that you can implement a reliable anti-malware tool that will help your get rid of Hao123 by Baidu. It will also scan your computer for other unwanted programs which you will then be able to eliminate as well. Investing in a powerful security program is also a good idea because it will keep your computer protected in the future. If, however, you want to uninstall Hao123 by Baidu manually you can use the instructions provided below.
Hao123 by Baidu Removal
Windows XP/ Windows 7 and Vista
1.Access Control Panel via Start menu
2.Select Add or remove programs/Uninstall a program
3.Choose Hao123 by Baidu and click Remove/Uninstall
1.Press Windows key and R simultaneously
2.Type in Control Panel and hit Enter
3.Click on Uninstall a program
4.Delete Hao123 by Baidu
1.Click on the Gear icon and choose Internet Options
2.Change the home page on the General tab
3.Click OK and go back to the Gear icon menu
4.Click on Manage Add-ons
5.Under Toolbars and Extensions Hao123 by Baidu
6.Click Search Providers and select a new search engine
1.Tap Alt and click on Tools
3.Change your home page (General tab)
5.Delete Hao123 by Baidu (under Extensions)
6.Click on the Search engine icon
7.Select a new default search provider
1.Click on the menu on the right
2.Select Tools and go to Extensions
3.Remove Hao123 by Baidu
4.Click Settings and go to On Startup
5.Select Open a specific page or set of pages
6.Click on Set pages
7.Replace the startup page
8.Go to Search and click Manage search engines
9.Set a default search provider.