How do i change this?

when i open Google chrome (I did a factory reset on my computer) it opens up to a v9 search browser. i want it to open to google. i even when in settings and set homepage to but when i open google chrome up it still opens to v9 but when i click homepage it goes to google. help?

2 Answers

  • Jake
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    You have a Malware/Adware infection hijacking your browser in order to show more ads.

    If you go to and search for "v9 search" you will find numerous virus removal guides, like:

    Some versions of windows are a bit insistent in making Bing your default browser, good luck dealing with that...

  • ?
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Infected with a browser hijacker.

    with all its privacy issues just why anyone uses google chrome is a mystery to me.

    AdwCleaner Home Page >

    NOTE: AdwCleaner is a reliable removal tool for adware, toolbars,

    potentially unwanted programs and Browser Hijackers.

    It works with a Search and Deletion method.

    No installing required,

    It can be easily be removed

    by clicking on the ineptly named uninstall button.


    The SmartScreen filter in Internet Explorer can block the download of AdwCleaner,

    This is obviously a false alarm...

    If you encounter this problem,

    check out this article

    to see how to successfully download AdwCleaner.

    to make sure you have not got other garbage left on there.

    then run a full scan with SUPERAntiSpyware

    Portable Scanner Technicians Edition >

    and remove whatever it finds.

    this also does not require installing,

    just delete it when you have finished using it.

    another useful tool you could also use is the

    junkware removal tool >


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