SearchBaron can't be removed from Google Chrome

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Dec 8, 2022
I have managed to obtain the dreaded Search Baron on Chrome that keeps redirecting my search engine and is SUPER annoying. I have downloaded Malware Bytes and Norton Ant Virus but neither have fixed the issue. I have followed all advise online about manually removing the virus and its still there. The only thing I found that worked temporarily was completely uninstalling Chrome. When I redownloaded it, the virus appeared to be gone but reappeared as soon as I logged back into my Chrome account.

I have looked everywhere on Chrome's settings and I can't locate any weird extensions or programs running. All pop-ups and redirects should be blocked.

I am going mad - any help would be massively appreciated.


Staff Member
Nov 5, 2019
Hello, Welcome to MalwareTips.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.

If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.

Download the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST).
Choose the 32 or 64 bit version for your system.
and save it to a folder on your computer's Desktop.
Ensure that you are in an Administrator Account
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Check the boxes as seen here:

Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and Attach it to your reply.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.

Please attach the logs for my review.
How to attach a file to your reply:
In the Reply section in the bottom of the topic Click the "Upload file" button.
Do this for both files. Then pres the "Post reply" button.

Wait for further instructions


The Farbar program is updated often.
If it's identified as suspicious by your Anti-Virus program trust it if Downloaded from the link I provided.
You should restore the program from the Quarantine folder.
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