PieSearch(.)com is the web address of the browser hijacker PieSearch. Read the article to know how you can remove it. The homepage, new tab and search engine of all your browsers can be changed. You can be redirected from the unwanted application. Search results might show ads and sponsored content.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||The homepage, search engine, and the new tab of your browsers are modified.|
|Symptoms||Your browsers can have their homepage, search engine, and new tab changed. A browser add-on could be added. Advertisements and sponsored links can appear in search results.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installers, Bundle Packages|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss Piesearch(.)com.|
PieSearch(.)com – Spread
PieSearch(.)com is mainly spread with the help of third-party install setups. Without your knowledge, the hijacker enter your computer. It could hide in freeware installations or bundled packages. Such packs have additional components for installation, selected by default. They are hidden, so PieSearch(.)com could be installed. Checking the setup for an Advanced or Custom menu is a good way of preventing unnecessary installations.
A browser add-on related to PieSearch(.)com might be set from the hijacker. Another way in which this hijacker spreads is from advert clicks and suspicious website visits. Such unknown sites might be affiliates of the hijacker’s creators. Browsers that can be affected are: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari.
PieSearch(.)com – More Information
PieSearch(.)com is the main site for a browser hijacker of the same name.
If this hijacker finds a place inside your computer, it will make modifications to quite a few browser settings. All of your browsers might get their new tab and homepage modified. The search engine might be changed as well.
A browser extension or add-on associated to PieSearch(.)com can be installed. Such add-ons and extensions may get in your computer by bundled software or from redirect links. The extension will might change up more settings in your browsers. You can be redirected to the following pages of the hijacker:
All information you write into the piesearch(.)com sites given above, will be filtered by the hijacker. Every bit of information entered there will be collected by the hijacker. Search results may show adverts or sponsored and targeted content. Sometimes, PieSearch(.)com hijacker uses a search engine that looks like Bing:
If the hijacker is on your PC, you could experience redirects from it on a frequent basis. Not only might the different pages associated with the unwanted program redirect you, but add-ons and advertisements too. Message boxes, pop-ups, banners or text links might show across pages as advertisements. The redirecting might be done with the idea of boosting traffic to business partners of the hijacker’s makers, by using pay-per-click.
According to the policy, the following information can be collected:
- Hardware model
- Operating System version
- Unique device identifiers
- Mobile network information (and phone number)
- Search queries
- Referral URL and system activity
- The date and time of user requests
By using the websites and service of PieSearch will make the hijacker gather information about you. Cookies, anonymous identifiers, your input and technical data will be collected. In the policy, there is no statement if the gathered information is shared, stored or sold, but it is very likely to be true.
Remove PieSearch(.)com Completely
To remove PieSearch(.)com manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions provided down here. If the manual removal does not get rid of the browser hijacker completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such software can keep your computer safe.
Delete Piesearch(.)com from Windows and Your Browser
Remove Piesearch(.)com automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Piesearch(.)com from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Piesearch(.)com from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Piesearch(.)com from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Piesearch(.)com from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Piesearch(.)com from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Piesearch(.)com from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Piesearch(.)com from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Piesearch(.)com from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Piesearch(.)com
Step 2: Uninstall Piesearch(.)com and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Piesearch(.)com on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Piesearch(.)com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Piesearch(.)com from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Piesearch(.)com and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Piesearch(.)com via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Piesearch(.)com from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Piesearch(.)com from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Piesearch(.)com from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Piesearch(.)com from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Piesearch(.)com will be removed.
Eliminate Piesearch(.)com from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.