Private Search is a dubious website involved in hijacking many PC users’ browsers currently. Primarily the hijacker attacks Google Chrome. This hijacker is installed as a result of failure of available anti-virus applications to protect computers on which they’re installed. The hijacker, once installed, modifies the home page of attacked browser to begin with Private Search.
Private Search hijacker is equipped with a lot of additional software which makes it really difficult for people to get rid of it. There might be some service running in the background, which will not let you get rid of the hijacker simply by changing the home page. Obviously, it is mandatory that you first get rid of such malware interconnected with Private Search hijacker and used for its protection.
In addition to home page modification, Private Search also becomes the default search engine for infected browser. On the other hand, looking for relevant information through this hijacker will not give you any relevant search results. Instead, there will be plenty of advertisement banners and sponsored links which will be placed on the top of search results. We’re quite confident that you will not be satisfied with these pseudo search results delivered by Private Search.
Private Search hijacker additionally performs the malicious function of regularly tracking your browsing habits. Each search query you submit through it will be collected by special spyware engine and will then transfer the information to third parties. Later this data may be used by hackers in order to implant other malware into your computer in order to deeply spy over your activities and even hack your credentials. So, there’s obviously a danger in keeping Private Search hijacker in your browser.
Automatic removal tool for Private Search adware:
Adware applications are widespread nowadays. Gridinsoft company offers a great solution for all problems, which can be caused by adware, including the free scanner, unwanted programs remover and Reset Browser Settings tool to clean all popular browsers from ads, pop-ups, and redirects. In this guide, we will explain how to use GridinSoft Anti-Malware to clean your system and keep it safe from threats in future.
Step by step instructions on how to remove Private Search adware
- Run GridinSoft Anti-Malware and choose the scan type, which is suitable for your needs. Of course, for the accuratest scan results we recommend you to choose the “Full Scan”.
- Give Anti-Malware a little time to check your system:
- Move to quarantine all the viruses and unwanted files, that you see in the results list:
- Enjoy the malware removal process:
Note, that in case with adware it is very important to use the Reset Browser Settings tool to get rid of all ads and redirects completely. The following video is devoted to this simple and effective procedure.
How to reset your browser automatically with GridinSoft Anti-Malware:
Prevent your PC from being reinfected with Private Search adware 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 “On-Run 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:
The useful and interesting function may allow people to prevent install of malicious software. It means, when you will try to install some suspicious file, On-Run Protection will block this installation attempt ahead of time. NOTE! If users want to allow the dangerous program to be installed, they may choose “Ignore this file” button. In case, if you want to terminate malicious program, you must select “Confirm”.