How to remove Piesearch.com hijacker

What is Piesearch.com?

The page of piesearch.com itself looks suspicious due to advertisement it places under the search bar. The intention to get rid of Piesearch.com heightens when one performs a search within piesearch,com, as it leads to untrustworthy sources with more ads. Predictably, users try to change the page manually in the browser settings, still it results in nothing, as the hijacker is able to restore its position. Moreover, piesearch.com victims cannot use other search engines, as the malware blocks them. If you are tired with the intrusive actions of the hijacker, use this guide to remove Piesearch.com once and for all.

Piesearch.com page

How Piesearch.com got installed on your computer?

In addition to its other unpleasant features, Piesearch.com has a method of infecting that doesn’t require user’s interference. Piesearch.com is almost impossible to download as a stand-alone application, and to spread it, the developers put it into software packages. When downloading a freeware program like PDF manager, media player or file converter, users do not expect getting anything else. However, there is a high chance to install a malware application alongside with a harmless one. To avoid that double check every step of installation and carefully examine every piece of additional software it presents.

Symptoms of Piesearch.com infection

  • First and the most striking proof of having a browser hijacker is change of the main page. Usually it is a search engine page that is designed so that user would believe in its legitimacy.
  • Generally, hijackers cause redirections when user makes a search query on its page or tries to reach a blocked site (usually another search engine or anti-malware sites)
  • Another indicator of hijacker infection is appearance of new programs, toolbars and browser extensions that you don’t remember installing and processes in start-up queue.
  • Also, you may notice the significant slowdown in the system operating, since running of the applications required for malware activity may consume a lot of CPU.
  • Besides, hijacker infection may as well negatively affect the speed of Internet connection.

How to remove Piesearch.com?

To make sure that the hijacker won’t appear again, you need to delete Piesearch.com completely. For this you need to remove the application from the Control Panel and then check the drives for such leftovers as Piesearch.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 automatic removal tool.

Download Norton

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


Steps of Piesearch.com manual removal

Uninstall Piesearch.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 Piesearch.com you need to call to memory what you have installed recently.

How to remove Piesearch.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 Piesearch.com and click Uninstall

How to remove Piesearch.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 Piesearch.com and click Uninstall

How to remove Piesearch.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 Piesearch.com

How to remove Piesearch.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 Piesearch.com and remove it

noteIf you experience problems with removing Piesearch.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 Piesearch.com from browsers

Since some of 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 Piesearch.com from Google Chrome

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

How to remove Piesearch.com from Internet Explorer

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

How to remove Piesearch.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 Piesearch.com or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

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 Show advanced settings
  4. Click the Reset Settings 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 Reset 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

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