How to remove Piesearch.com hijacker from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer

Piesearch.com is another malicious website with deceptive search engine that will provide users with irrelevant search results mixed with sponsored advertisements such as pop-up ads, banners, in-text links and others. Piesearch.com can hijack the most recent versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer and modify default homepage and search engine to Piesearch.com. All of user’s favorite bookmarks might be replaced by some sponsored websites. Mostly Piesearch.com appears on user’s computers out of nowhere and it causes a lot of troubles and inconveniences. It is not so simple to get rid of Piesearch.com hijacker, but if you follow our removal guide provided in the end of this article you will be able to remove this hijacker form your computer.

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Piesearch.com looks like most of the websites with search engine, however it also provides users with quick links to famous sites like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and others. Also, there is tab for games, which is not recommended to click, otherwise you will be redirected to the third party website where some malicious java script will be executed automatically and it can lead to infection with additional adware, spyware and malware. Piesearch.com hijacker can compromise user’s security and privacy by disabling anti-virus protection and modifying browsers settings. Also, this hijacker can track user’s Internet activity. Browsing history, search queries, cookies and even emails may be collected by this malware and transferred to the third parties. By analyzing user’s personal data, the developers of Piesearch.com or any other third party advertising company can create and provide ads based on user’s interests. Targeted ads give more profits to the advertisers, because they drag users’ attention and get clicks. Clicking on ads provided by Piesearch.com is dangerous, user can be redirected to sponsored websites, which are usually malicious.

Piesearch.com can get into the system without your knowledge, even if you are using antivirus and firewall protection it won’t help, because, technically, Piesearch.com hijacker is not considered as a virus by antivirus software. However, mostly this hijacker comes to user’s computer together with freeware applications such as PC Optimizers, Registry Cleaners, etc. Freeware programs hosted on unofficial websites like download portals or other questionable sites are usually bundled with adware, hijackers, spyware and other malicious programs. During the installation it installs along with the freeware application without asking for permission. The only way to avoid to get infected is to avoid downloading freeware from unofficial developers, which is hosted on dubious websites and also during the installation of any software always select custom installation to be able to choose what you want to install and what not.

Piesearch.com hijacker should be removed as quickly as possible. It might look not so dangerous, but those redirects caused by this hijacker can lead into infection with keyloggers or even ransomware that will encrypt all of your personal data and demand payment. To uninstall Piesearch browser hijacker from your PC, please follow the removal instructions written below or download automatic removal tool. It is recommended to use the tool, because it will scan your system for other malware that could have been installed together with Piesearch.com.

Piesearch.com Removal Instruction

Automatic Removal for Piesearch.com

Symptoms of Piesearch.com infection on your computer can be: computer crashes, unusual homepage or search engine on your browser, unwanted pop-up ads and advertising banners. We recommend to download our automatic removal tool. This removal tool has been tested for Piesearch.com threat removal and it is easy to use.

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For quick and easy removal of Piesearch.com threat, we recommend to download SpyHunter 4 removal tool. SpyHunter 4 by Enigma Software is an anti-malware utility certified by West Coast Labs Checkmark Certification System. Enigma Software has been awarded by various media sources such as CNN.com, USA Today, PC World and Forbes.com. Our tests have proved that SpyHunter 4 has one of the supreme detection and removal ranks for Piesearch.com.

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Manual Removal Instruction for Piesearch.com

Step 1
UNINSTALL PIESEARCH.COM AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Click on the Start button in the left lower corner and select → Control Panel. After that find the Programs and Features (if you are running Windows XP , then click on Add/Remove Programs).
    Piesearch.com remove from Windows - step 1.1
Windows 8/8.1/10
  • If you are running Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system , then right-click on the Start which is in the lower left corner of the screen. After that select Control Panel and go to Programs/Uninstall a Program.
    Piesearch.com remove from Windows - step 1.2
Uninstall Piesearch.com and related programs
  • In the list of installed programs find the Piesearch.com or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Click on them to select and then click on Uninstall button to remove them.
    Piesearch.com remove from Windows - step 1.3
Step 2
REMOVE PIESEARCH.COM FROM YOUR WEB BROWSERS
  • Step 3
Remove suspicious add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Manage Add-ons.
    Remove Piesearch.com from Internet Explorer - Step 2.1
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Now, find the Piesearch.com and other suspicious add-ons. Disable them by right clicking and selecting Disable:
    Remove Piesearch.com from Internet Explorer - Step 2.2
How to change your homepage if it was modified by browser hijacker:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Internet Options.
  • On General tab remove unwanted URL and enter your desired domain name such as google.com. Click Apply to save changes.
    Remove Piesearch.com from Internet Explorer - Step 2.3
Resetting Internet Explorer browser
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and chose Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Now click on Reset button, the new window should appear. Select the Delete Personal settings option and click on Reset button again. Now you have deteled Piesearch.com completely.
  • Remove Piesearch.com from Internet Explorer - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon which is located in the top right corner. Now select Add-ons and go to Extensions.
  • Remove Piesearch.com from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.1
  • Now you can see the list of extensions installed within Mozilla Firefox, simply select Piesearch.com and other suspicious extensions and click on remove button to delete them.
  • Remove Piesearch.com from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.2
Resetting Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu icon which is on the upper left corner of the browser and click on the question mark. Now, choose Troubleshooting Information option.
  • Remove Piesearch.com from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.3
  • New windows will pop-up where you can see Refresh Firefox to its default state message and Refresh Firefox button. Click this button to remove Piesearch.com completely.
  • Remove Piesearch.com from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon in the upper right corner and select More Tools and then select Extensions.
  • Remove Piesearch.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.1
  • Now, find the Piesearch.com and other unwanted extensions and click on trash icon to delete them completely.
  • Remove Piesearch.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.2
  • Click on menu icon once again and select Settings and then Manage Search engines it will be right under the Search section.
  • Remove Piesearch.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.3
  • Now you will see all of the Search Engines installed in your browser. Remove any suspicious search engines. We advise you to leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
  • Remove Piesearch.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.4
Resetting Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon which is on the top right corner of your Google Chrome browser. Now select Settings. Click Show Advanced Settings...
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and find there Reset settings and click on it.
  • Remove Piesearch.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.5
  • New window will pop-up where you click on Reset button to confirm the action and remove Piesearch.com completely.
  • Remove Piesearch.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.6
Step 3
FINAL PIESEARCH.COM REMOVAL PROCEDURE

After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the PIESEARCH.COM and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.

Information added: 11/22/2015 10:31 PM;