i also cannot get this fast search to go away in chrome. i have scanned with malwarebytes and with avast. neither did anything. i have been through countless articles, gone through go to folders in finder, etc. AURGGGGHHH!!! so aggravating.
iMac on Chrome. Have scanned over and over and Malwarebytes claims I have no problems. Fast Search still hijacking new tabs in Chrome. I cannot get rid of this nuisance no matter what I do. I have attached a screen shot in case I am mis-identifying the problem.