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PIESEARCH.COM is malicious site which is classified under adware and are created with the help of malware developer in order to gain profits by the distributing malware. It follows browsing behaviors, collects the privacy and critical data stored in the system and relocate them for commercial or evil purposes to cyber criminals. It affects almost all web browsers including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome & IE changes homepage in conjunction with the default search engine. Once it begins to affect the computer, it starts to change the browser homepage and new tab to PIESEARCH.COM domain automatically. Since browser hijacker can without any trouble change your internet browsers settings using diverse forms of tricky methods say by installing malicious add-ons, browser helper objects, WinsockLSP’s etc. It compromises your important web browsers files even changes it to risk your web browsers completely and also forward websites to nasty hosts who paid them to spread risky content through web browsers redirects.
As the browsers starts or open on a new tab this malicious threats appears on the browser immediately without any concern. It can completely occupy the targeted internet browsers. It negotiates your crucial browsers files even changes it to risk your internet browsers completely and also forward websites to hazardous hosts who paid them to propagate notorious content through web browsers redirects. PIESEARCH.COM change the home page of browsers with dangerous home page, it is the first thing that it does with your windows system and whenever you load new tab it will redirect you to unsafe site. This message constantly asks you for downloading and installing the software for continuing. The most common task of PIESEARCH.COM is browsers homepage modification. It gives you a genuine looking search engine but truly it supports hazardous activity. However it is tricky webpage that has been hacked. No matter every time you open your web browsers you will be forwarded to vicious websites. It mostly aims your windows system browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox or IE that add lots of dangerous stuff like toolbar or ad applications to the browsers. These applications are very dangerous and can compromise your computer. Remove PIESEARCH.COM from your system as soon as possible because as long it will inhibit in it more it will root issues for you and for the PC itself.
On Windows 7 / Vista Computer • 1. Click on the Start button to open your Start Menu, then Click Control Panel • 2. In Control Panel, click on Uninstall a program under the Programs category • 3. In the Programs and Features window, click Installed On to display the latest programs, scroll through the list to seek and uninstall PIESEARCH.COM and other unwanted and unfamiliar programs that look suspicious.
On Windows 8 Computer • 1. Open the Settings Charm Bar by pressing Windows key + I key on your keyboard at the same time, then click on the Control Panel option • 2. In category view, click on Uninstall a program under the Programs category • 3. In the Programs and Features window, click Installed On to display the latest programs, scroll through the list to seek and uninstall PIESEARCH.COM and other unwanted and unfamiliar programs that look suspicious.
On Windows 10 Computer • 1. Click Start Menu >> click All apps • 2. Select PIESEARCH.COM or other unwanted and suspicious programs, right-click it and select Uninstall:
Step 2. Remove PIESEARCH.COM plug-in, toolbar, add-on, extension from Chrome/Firefox/IEOn Chrome
On Chrome • 1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar. • 2. Click Tools. • 3. Select Extensions. • 4. Click the trash can icon to delete PIESEARCH.COM extension. • 5. Make sure to remove all extensions you do not know or need. • 6. A confirmation dialog appears, click Remove.
On Firefox • 1. Click the menu button and choose Add-ons. The Add-ons Manager tab will open. • 2. In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the Extensions panel. • 3. Make sure to remove all extensions you do not know or need. • 4. Click Disable or Remove button of PIESEARCH.COM. • 5. Click Restart now if it pops up.
On Internet Explorer • 1. Open the IE, click the Tools button , and then click Manage add-ons. • 2. Click Toolbars and Extensions on left side of the window., and then select PIESEARCH.COM • 3. Make sure to remove all BHO’s you do not know or need. • 4. If the add-on can be deleted, you’ll see the Remove option. Click Remove and then click Close. Otherwise click Disable button.
5. On Microsoft Edge • 6. Currently, Microsoft Edge does not provide extensions function, so we only need to reset homepage and search engine to delete PIESEARCH.COM and other threats such as browser hijacker / redirect virus. • 7. – Set default search engine on Microsoft Edge • 8. Click More (…) on the address bar, then click Settings >> Click View advanced settings: • Click <Add new> under “Search in the address bar with”, type in your favorite search engine: • Choose the search engine you prefer and click Add as default: • – Set default homepage on Microsoft Edge • Click More (…) on the address bar, then click Settings: • Under Open with, select A specific page or pages. Then you can select a recommended website from drop-down list, or type in your favorite website with Custom option in the list. • Step 3. Change system folder settings to show all hidden files
On Windows 7 / Vista Computer • 1. Right-click the Windows Logo button and choose Open Windows Explorer. • 2. Click Organize and choose Folder and Search Options. • 3. Click the View tab, select Show hidden files and folders and then clear the checkbox for Hide protected system operating files. • 4. Click Yes on the warning and then click OK.
On Windows 8 Computer • 1. On your keyboard press the Windows + E keys. • 2. Click the View tab. • 3. Check File name extensions and Hidden items • On Windows 10 Computer • 1. Select the “Start” button, then choose “File Explorer“. • 2. Select the “View” tab. • 3. Check the “Hidden items” check box to view hidden items.
Step 4. Locate and delete PIESEARCH.COM related files in hidden folders listed below:(The files on your computer may appear with different name, if cannot find out the files listed below, do not delete any file.)
%Temp%\[virus name] • %AppData%\[virus name] • %LocalAppData%\[virus name] • %LocalAppData%\[virus name].exe • %CommonAppData%\[virus name] • %AllUsersProfile%random.exe
Step 5. Locate and remove PIESEARCH.COM related registry files listed below:
On Windows 7 / Vista Computer • • Click Start button • • Select Run button • • Type: regedit • • Click OK button
On Windows 8 and Windows 10 Computer • • Press Win [Windows key] + R on your keyboard. This can be done either while at Windows 8 Start menu/Metro screen or on Windows 8 desktop • • At the dialog box that pops open, type regedit.exe and hit OK • • Once you hit OK, Windows UAC will prompt you to confirm you want to open Register Editor — hit “Yes”
2. Find out and remove all harmful registry files related with PIESEARCH.COM virus listed below: • The files on your computer may appear with different name, if cannot find out the files listed below, do not delete any file.)
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunOnce[RANDOM CHARACTERS] %AppData%[RANDOM CHARACTERS][RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInstallerProductsrandom • [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem] • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain “Default_Page_URL” • HKEY_LOCAL_Machine\Software\Classes\[virus name] • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\[virus name]
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