Donald from Gurnee, Illinois writes:
I have a HP computer about 6 months old running Windows 8 with updates since then. In the last 2 weeks whenever I go to the internet the first in the day the Eazel search with a download comes up and I have to remove it as my home page then reset my home page. each day this happens and I cannot figure out how to remove it permanently. I ran a virus scan and it does not find any problems. Whose program is this search engine and how can I get rid of it. Thank you.
Donald, search.eazel.com is an add-on that redirects your computer to a new homepage and search engine. It probably secretly attached itself to something else you wanted to download. Your virus scanner probably views it just as another add-on or toolbar. Here’s how to get rid of it.
Type Control Panel in your search bar.
Then choose Control Panel when it turns up in results.
Choose Uninstall a program right beneath Programs.
You’ll get a list of Installed Programs.
Find Eazel Bar in the list and select it.
Then choose Uninstall at the top of the list.
Now we want to make sure you remove Eazel as your homepage and as your default search engine. You’ll want to open Internet Explorer and choose Internet Options.
When the Internet Options window opens, choose the General tab and remove Eazel.com as your homepage and put in the page or pages you’d like for a homepage.
Now select Manage add-ons in Internet Explorer:
Choose Search Providers.
You’ll see a list of enabled search providers on your computer.
Highlight Eazel (or any search provider you don’t want) and then remove it.
Hopefully this will remove Eazel from system.