How to remove Hidemysearches.com

What is Hidemysearches.com?

Hidemysearches.com webpage may replace browser’s startup page and default search engine without user consent. This problem occurs due to malware infection. Malware like this can be categorized as a browser hijacker. Browser hijackers are often used for link promotion. Soon after infiltration, the hijacker alters system and browser’s settings. As a result, users are forced to browse the Internet through this page each time they open their homepage and search engine. The main purpose of malware is to lure users to affiliated sites and expose them to unwanted content. To do this, it shows altered search results, reroutes to sponsors’ websites, displays intrusive ads and collects users’ personal information. This is the main reason why we recommend you to remove Hidemysearches.com from your browser. For this, you may seek assistance from the anti-malware program, it’s the most convenient way. Experienced users may use the manual way. Both methods are provided below.

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How to remove Hidemysearches.com?

Performing an antimalware scan with Norton would automatically search out and delete all elements related to Hidemysearches.com. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate Hidemysearches.com, but also the safest and most assuring one.

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Combo Cleaner Antivirus is a well-established tool for Mac users that can clear your computer from malware like Hidemysearches.com and all related files from your computer. Another important advantage of the program is an up-to-date database of computer threats which is perfect to protect your computer in case of a new malware attack.

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Steps of Hidemysearches.com manual removal

To make sure that the hijacker won’t appear again, you need to delete Hidemysearches.com completely. For this, you need to remove the application from the Control Panel and then check the drives for such leftovers as Hidemysearches.com files and registry entries. We should warn you that performing some of the steps may require above-average skills, so if you don’t feel experienced enough, you may apply to the automatic removal tool.

Uninstall Hidemysearches.com from Control Panel

As it was stated before, more likely that the hijacker appeared on your system brought by other software. So, to get rid of Hidemysearches.com you need to call to memory what you have installed recently.

How to remove Hidemysearches.com from Mac

  1. Open a Finder window
  2. Click Applications line on the sidebar
  3. Select the application related to Hidemysearches.com right-click it and choose Move to Trash

How to remove Hidemysearches.com from Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Add or Remove Programs
  3. Find the application related to Hidemysearches.com and click Uninstall

How to remove Hidemysearches.com from Windows 7/Vista

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Uninstall Program
  3. Find the application related to Hidemysearches.com and click Uninstall

How to remove Hidemysearches.com from Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click the menu icon in left bottom corner
  2. Choose Control Panel
  3. Select the Uninstall Program line
  4. Uninstall the application related to Hidemysearches.com

How to remove Hidemysearches.com from Windows 10

  1. Press Win+X to open Windows Power menu
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Choose Uninstall a Program
  4. Select the application related to Hidemysearches.com and remove it

noteIf you experience problems with removing Hidemysearches.com from Control Panel: there is no such title on the list, or you receive an error preventing you from deleting the application, see the article dedicated to this issue.
Read what to do if program won’t uninstall from Control Panel


Remove Hidemysearches.com from browsers

How to unlock Windows Group Policies

Before you will started to remove Hidemysearches.com from browser you should perform following instructions in Command Prompt
This step is necessary to delete Windows Group Policies created by Hidemysearches.com
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  1. Start Command Prompt as Administrator
  2. To do this in Windows 10/8 or Windows 7 click Start and in the search box type cmd. Right-click on the found result and choose Run as Administrator.
  3. While in command prompt type:
    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers"
  4. Press Enter button.
  5. Then type:
    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy"
  6. Press Enter button.
  7. Finally, type:
    gpupdate /force
  8. Press Enter button.

Since some of the hijacker threats use a disguise of a browser add-on, you will need to check the list of extensions/add-ons in your browser.

How to remove Hidemysearches.com from Safari

  1. Start Safari
  2. Click on Safari menu button, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete Hidemysearches.com or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Hidemysearches.com from Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome
  2. Click on More tools, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete Hidemysearches.com or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Hidemysearches.com from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer
  2. Click on the Tools/Gear icon, then select Manage Add-ons
  3. Delete Hidemysearches.com or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Hidemysearches.com from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox
  2. Click on the right-upper corner button
  3. Click Add-ons, then go to Extensions
  4. Delete Hidemysearches.com or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Hidemysearches.com from Microsoft Edge

  1. Start Microsoft Edge
  2. Click the three-dot button in the upper right corner
  3. Choose Extensions
  4. Click the gear icon near Hidemysearches.com or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them
  5. Choose Remove

Reset your browsers

How to reset settings in Google Chrome

  1. Click on the icon in the right-upper corner
  2. Choose Settings
  3. Click Advanced settings
  4. Click the Reset button
  5. In “reset” window click the Reset button

How to reset settings in Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the icon in the upper right corner
  2. Choose Help
  3. Select Troubleshooting Information
  4. Click the Refresh Firefox… button

How to reset settings in Internet Explorer

  1. Click on the Tools button
  2. Go to Internet options
  3. Go to the Advanced tab
  4. Click Reset

How to reset settings in Microsoft Edge

  1. Start Microsoft Edge
  2. Click the three-dot button in the upper right corner
  3. Choose Settings
  4. Under the Clear browsing data category select Choose what to clear
  5. Select everything and click Clear

If the above-mentioned methods didn’t help in eliminating the threat, then it’s better to rely on an automatic way of deleting Hidemysearches.com.

Download Norton

We also recommend to download and use Norton to scan the system after Hidemysearches.com removal to make sure that it is completely gone. The antimalware application will detect any vicious components left among system files and registry entries that can recover Hidemysearches.com.

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