How to remove Baidu.com

What is Baidu.com?

Baidu.com is a Chinese search service which replaces Google in China. The page may once appear in your browser, whether it is Chrome, Firefox or IE, and cause certain inconveniences. The page itself is not harmful and cannot be called anyhow malicious. However, the search is designed to operate on the territory of China and supports only the Chinese language. This article is aimed to help to remove Baidu.com and return your previous homepage.

Baidu.com page

How Baidu.com got installed on your computer?

Baidu.com is a source provided by Baidu company, so if you’ve recently installed some software developed by it, now you may see baidu.com as your main page. In the setups of the applications: Baidu Toolbar, Baidu Antivirus, Baidu Browser, Baidu Cleaner, Baidu PC Faster, or other by this company, the page is offered to be installed as your search engine and is marked as if you agreed by default. So, pay attention to the installation and decline the components you don’t want to see on the system.


Symptoms of Baidu.com infection

  • First and the most striking proof of having a browser hijacker is change of the main page. Usually it is a search engine page that is designed so that user would believe in its legitimacy.
  • Generally, hijackers cause redirections when user makes a search query on its page or tries to reach a blocked site (usually another search engine or anti-malware sites)
  • Another indicator of hijacker infection is appearance of new programs, toolbars and browser extensions that you don’t remember installing and processes in start-up queue.
  • Also, you may notice the significant slowdown in the system operating, since running of the applications required for malware activity may consume a lot of CPU.
  • Besides, hijacker infection may as well negatively affect the speed of Internet connection.

How to remove Baidu.com?

To make sure that the hijacker won’t appear again, you need to delete Baidu.com completely. For this you need to remove the application from the Control Panel and then check the drives for such leftovers as Baidu.com files and registry entries.
We should warn you that performing some of the steps may require above-average skills, so if you don’t feel experienced enough, you may apply to automatic removal tool.

Download Norton

Performing an antimalware scan with Norton would automatically search out and delete all elements related to Baidu.com. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate Baidu.com, but also the safest and most assuring one.


Steps of Baidu.com manual removal

Uninstall Baidu.com from Control Panel

As it was stated before, more likely that the hijacker appeared on your system brought by other software. So, to get rid of Baidu.com you need to call to memory what you have installed recently.

How to remove Baidu.com from Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Add or Remove Programs
  3. Find the application related to Baidu.com and click Uninstall

How to remove Baidu.com from Windows 7/Vista

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Uninstall Program
  3. Find the application related to Baidu.com and click Uninstall

How to remove Baidu.com from Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click the menu icon in left bottom corner
  2. Choose Control Panel
  3. Select the Uninstall Program line
  4. Uninstall the application related to Baidu.com

How to remove Baidu.com from Windows 10

  1. Press Win+X to open Windows Power menu
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Choose Uninstall a Program
  4. Select the application related to Baidu.com and remove it

noteIf you experience problems with removing Baidu.com from Control Panel: there is no such title on the list, or you receive an error preventing you from deleting the application, see the article dedicated to this issue.
Read what to do if program won’t uninstall from Control Panel


Remove Baidu.com from browsers

Since some of hijacker threats use a disguise of a browser add-on, you will need to check the list of extensions/add-ons in your browser.

How to remove Baidu.com from Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome
  2. Click on Tools, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete Baidu.com or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Baidu.com from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer
  2. Click on the Tools/Gear icon, then select Manage Add-ons
  3. Delete Baidu.com or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Baidu.com from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox
  2. Click on the right-upper corner button
  3. Click Add-ons, then go to Extensions
  4. Delete Baidu.com or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

Reset your browsers

How to reset settings in Google Chrome

  1. Click on the icon in the right-upper corner
  2. Choose Settings
  3. Click Show advanced settings
  4. Click the Reset Settings button

How to reset settings in Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the icon in the upper right corner
  2. Choose Help
  3. Select Troubleshooting Information
  4. Click the Reset Firefox… button

How to reset settings in Internet Explorer

  1. Click on the Tools button
  2. Go to Internet options
  3. Go to the Advanced tab
  4. Click Reset

Delete files and registry entries added by Baidu.com

Sometimes removal via Control Panel is not enough since the built-in application can leave some files that shortly will restore the hijacker. So, you need to find all of the following items and delete them

Remove Baidu.com files and folders:

bddesktoptip.exe
bdcommon.dll
bddownload.dll
bdextappmgr.dll
bdlogicmain.dll
bdmainui.dll
bdmessui.dll
bdstartlogic.dll
bdstatreport.dll
\Program Files\Baidu\

Remove Baidu.com registry entries:

HKU\S-1-5-21-1801674531-413027322-2147225017-500\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{556B4657-A951-40C1-9A0A-81C362C482C7}
HKU\S-1-5-21-1801674531-413027322-2147225017-500\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{A95D729E-2F2A-4DD4-B1C5-73C3A32E4AB5}
HKU\S-1-5-21-1801674531-413027322-2147225017-500\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{ED0F4785-0DA6-4983-A682-027CF2659D0F}

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