Hao123 by Baidu

What is Hao123 by Baidu?

Hao123 is a search engine developed by Baidu, based in China. Hao123 by Baidu is presented as a product that can provide computer users with fast access to relevant conent on the Internet. The name Hao123 is also used by Conduit, a software publisher which is know for its numerous browser extensions.

Hao123 by Baidu is promoted by a browser extension, which can be distributed by various free computer applications. Very often computer users skip the information displayed by the installer, which leads to their thinking that their computers are infected. If the home page and search provider of your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are changed to en.hao123.com or tw.hao123.com, do not panic. You can fix your browsers by removing the unwanted browser plug-in and changing the browser settings.

How does Hao123 by Baidy work?

Hao123 by Baidu provides computer users with a variety of options. If you have already tried this search engine, you probably know that the startup page of the search provider contains multiple links to popular websites, which are grouped into categories. First of all, hoa123.com promotes popular social networking websites and news websites, including Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, CNN, etc. Separately, Hao123 by Baidu provides you with quick access to e-mail service providers, such as Gmail, Yahoo mail, Hotmail and AOL mail. As to the categories, links to various websites are provided in groups, which include Social, News, Video & TV, Game, Music, Blog, Military, Shopping, etc.

Computer users can register for an account on the websites, and, according to the user agreement, the information provided during the registration is not shared with other parties unless it is required due to some violations or law-related issues.

When you use the service of Baidu, it automatically records particular non-personally identifiable information, including the URLs that you access, your IP address, information about browsers, browser language, and other details, all of which are said to be collected in order to provide you with better service.

Even though the search engine, or rather the application promoting the search provider, is said to be spyware- and adware-free, we recommend that you remove the search engine from the browsers, especially if you have had the settings changed by accident.

How to remove Hao123 by Baidu?

Below you will find our step-by-step removal guide, which will help you uninstall unwanted programs and fix your browsers. However, we highly recommend that you implement a spyware removal tool so that you do not have to worry about cookies and other tracking techniques used by the search engine. We recommend that you implement SpyHunter, because this application can remove the unwanted search engine from the browsers and shield the computer against different types of malware and spyware programs.

How to get rid of Hao123 by Baidu

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Remove the unwanted application.

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Uninstall the unwanted application.

Windows 8

  1. Press Win+R and type in control panel.
  2. Click OK.
  3. Click the Uninstall a program option and remove the unwanted application.

Remove Hao123 by Baidu from the browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet Options.
  2. Open the General tab and change the home page.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Press Alt+T and select Manage Add-ons.
  5. Click Toolbars and Extensions and remove Hao123.
  6. Click Search Providers and set a new search provider.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+T and click Options.
  2. Change the home page on the General tab and click OK.
  3. Press Ctrl+Shift+A and click Extensions.
  4. Remove Hao123 close the tab.
  5. Click the search engine icon on the left side of the search box in the upper-right corner of the screen and select a new search provider.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F.
  2. Point to Tools and click Extensions.
  3. Remove the unwanted extension.
  4. Click Settings.
  5. Under On startup, select the last option and then click Set pages.
  6. Change the startup page.
  7. Under Search, click Manage search engines and set a new search provider.

Having finished the removal of the unwanted application, do not forget to scan the computer with a reliable scanner. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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Stop these Hao123 by Baidu Processes:

hao123Inst.exe

Remove these Hao123 by Baidu Files:

hao123Inst.exe
apf003.sys
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