About this contamination in short

Search.hidemysearch.com is seen as a hijacker that can set up without your authorization. Users don’t set up the redirect virus willingly and most of the time, they do not even know how it happened. Hijackers are attached to freeware, and this is called packaging. It will not directly endanger your device as it is not believed to be malware. Be aware, however, that you might be rerouted to promoted sites, as the browser hijacker aims to create pay-per-click revenue. Those websites will not always secure so if you entered a unsecure website, you could end up with malware on your OS. You will get nothing by keeping the redirect virus. Eliminate Search.hidemysearch.com for everything to go back to normal. Search.hidemysearch_.com-_8.jpg
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How did the hijacker enter your system

Not a lot of people are aware of the fact that extra offers often come together with free applications. Ad-supported software, reroute viruses and other possibly not wanted utilities might come as those additional items. Users frequently end up setting up redirect viruses and other unwanted offers since they don’t select Advanced (Custom) settings when installing freeware. If something has been added, you will be able to untick it there. By picking Default mode, you give those items authorization to set up automatically. If it entered your OS, remove Search.hidemysearch.com.

Why should I remove Search.hidemysearch.com?

You will realize rather quickly that it alters your browser’s settings as soon as the hijacker is installed. The hijacker’s promoted site will be set to load as your homepage. It does not really matter which browser you use, whether it’s Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, because they will all have that web page loading. And it can block you from changing the settings back without you first having to eliminate Search.hidemysearch.com from your machine. Your new home web page will be advertising a search engine, and we don’t encourage using as it will inject sponsored contents among the legitimate search results, so as to redirect you. Hijackers execute those reroutes to weird sites since the more traffic the web page gets, the more income owners get. The reroutes will be deeply aggravating as you will end up on odd web pages. Those redirects also pose a certain risk to you as they are not only irritating but also pretty dangerous. You might run into malware when being rerouted, so do not expect the redirects to always be harmless. To stop this from occurring, delete Search.hidemysearch.com from your PC.

Search.hidemysearch.com termination

Using spyware termination software software to uninstall Search.hidemysearch.com should be easiest as the program would do everything for you. Going with by hand Search.hidemysearch.com uninstallation means you will have to find the browser intruder yourself. We will present a guide to help you terminate Search.hidemysearch.com in case you cannot find it.Download Removal Toolto remove Search.hidemysearch.com

* WiperSoft scanner, available at this website, only works as a tool for virus detection. To have WiperSoft in its full capacity, to use removal functionality, it is necessary to acquire its full version. In case you want to uninstall WiperSoft, click here.

Learn how to remove Search.hidemysearch.com from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall Search.hidemysearch.com

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start icon → Control Panel win7-start How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com
  2. Select Programs and Features. win7-control-panel How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com
  3. Uninstall unwanted programs win7-uninstall-program How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com

b) Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click on Start, and pick Control Panel. win8-start How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com
  2. Click Programs and Features, and uninstall unwanted programs. win8-remove-program How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com

c) Windows 10

  1. Start menu → Search (the magnifying glass).
  2. Type in Control Panel and press it.win10-start How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com
  3. Select Programs and Features, and uninstall unwanted programs. win10-remove-program How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com

d) Mac OS X

  1. Finder → Applications.
  2. Find the programs you want to remove, click on them, and drag them to the trash icon.mac-os-app-remove How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com
  3. Alternatively, you can right-click on the program and select Move to Trash.
  4. Empty Trash by right-clicking on the icon and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Delete [postname[ from Internet Explorer

  1. Gear icon → Manage add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions. IE-gear How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com
  2. Disable all unwanted extensions. IE-add-ons How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com

a) Change Internet Explorer homepage

  1. Gear icon → Internet Options. ie-settings How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com
  2. Enter the URL of your new homepage instead of the malicious one. IE-settings2 How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com

b) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Gear icon → Internet Options.
  2. Select the Advanced tab and press Reset. ie-settings-advanced How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com
  3. Check the box next to Delete personal settings. IE-reset How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com
  4. Press Reset.

Step 3. Remove Search.hidemysearch.com from Microsoft Edge

a) Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge → More (the three dots top right) → Settings. edge-settings How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com
  2. Press Choose what to clear, check the boxes and press Clear. edge-clear-data How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com
  3. Ctrl + Alt + Delete together.
  4. Task Manager → Processes tab.
  5. Find Microsoft Edge process, right-click on it, choose Go to details. task-manager How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com
  6. If Go to details is not available, choose More details.
  7. Locate all Microsoft Edge processes, right-click on them and choose End task.

b) (Method 2)

We recommend backing up your data before you proceed.
  1. Go to C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe and delete all folders. edge-folder How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com
  2. Start → Search → Type in Windows PowerShell. edge-powershell How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com
  3. Right-click on the result, choose Run as administrator.
  4. In Administrator: Windows PowerShell, paste this: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} below PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter. edge-powershell-script How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com

Step 4. Delete [postname[ from Google Chrome

  1. Menu → More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com
  2. Delete all unwanted extensions by pressing the trash icon. chrome-extensions-delete How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Menu → Settings → On startup. chrome-menu How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com
  2. Manage start up pages → Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com
  3. Select Add a new page, and type in the URL of the homepage you want.
  4. Press Add.
  5. Settings → Search engine → Manage search engines. chrome-search-engines How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com
  6. You will see three dots next to the set search engine. Press that and then Edit.
  7. Type in the URL of your preferred search engine, and click Save.

b) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Menu → Settings. chrome-menu How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com
  2. Scroll down to and press Advanced. chrome-settings How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com
  3. Scroll down further to the Reset option.
  4. Press Reset, and Reset again in the confirmation window. chrome-reset How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com

Step 5. Delete [postname[ from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Menu → Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-menu How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com
  2. Delete all unwanted extensions. mozilla-extensions How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com

a) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Menu → Options. mozilla-menu How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com
  2. In the homepage field, put in your preferred homepage. mozilla-options How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com

b) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Menu → Help menu (the question mark at the bottom). mozilla-troubleshooting How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com
  2. Press Troubleshooting Information.
  3. Press on Refresh Firefox, and confirm your choice. mozilla-reset How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com

Step 6. Delete [postname[ from Safari (Mac)

  1. Open Safari → Safari (top of the screen) → Preferences. safari-menu How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com
  2. Choose Extensions, locate and delete all unwanted extensions. safari-extensions How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com

a) Change Safari homepage

  1. Open Safari → Safari (top of the screen) → Preferences. safari-menu How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com
  2. In the General tab, put in the URL of the site you want as your homepage.

b) Reset Safari

  1. Open Safari → Safari (top of the screen) → Clear History.
  2. Select from which time period you want to delete the history, and press Clear History.safari-clear-history How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com
  3. Safari → Preferences → Advanced tab.
  4. Check the box next to Show Develop menu. safari-advanced How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com
  5. Press Develop (it will appear at the top) and then Empty Caches.
If the problem still persists, you will have to obtain anti-spyware software and delete Search.hidemysearch.com with it.

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