In this tutorial, you will learn how to get rid of Hightsearch.com hijacker web page. This website installs without your permission and starts its malicious activity. We advised you to remove this hijacker and protect yourself from possible future attacks.
After the successful installation, Hightsearch.com will alter some of your browser settings. Options like a homepage and a default search provider will be changed on Hightsearch.com website. It means that every time you open your browser or use a search function you will see this page. Although this page looks normal, it is a browser hijacker that can collect and store information on its users.
Besides danger to your personal information, this hijacker can also show you ads and pop-ups in a search result page. By clicking on them you will be redirected to other pages that may appear to be viral or malicious. On such pages, you can be fooled into the download of malware program that will look like “Adobe flash player update” or java installation. This trick is still very common and effective.
These are the reasons why we advise you to remove Hightsearch.com hijacker from your browser. After that, you should scan your computer for any other threats that might be installed on your computer along with this hijacker. By following steps below you will learn how to use GridinSoft Anti-Malware against such threats!
Hightsearch.com automatic removal tool:
Hightsearch.com removal steps:
- Download GridinSoft Anti-Malware and scan your computer with it.
- Click on “Apply” to remove all infections found after the scan is completed:
- Shut down all your available browsers.
- In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” and then on “Reset browser settings“:
- Follow the instructions, select browsers you need to be reset, and click on “Reset” button. Finally, restart your computer to apply all made changes:
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with Hightsearch.com in the future.
GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Anti-Malware and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):