I wrote this article to help you remove Privatemessage.site. This Privatemessage.site removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
The Privatemessage.site page is a sign of trouble. If you see it every time when you surf the web, we have bad news for you. The site is a clear indication of the presence of a cyber infection in your system. Yes, the two go hand in hand so if you see the page, you have the hijacker. That’s a fact. However, do your best not to panic. It is true that your machine is infected but it is also true that your situation could have been much, much worse. You may have had the misfortune to get stuck with a greedy ransomware or a destructive Trojan horse. Instead, you are infected with e browser hijacker.
Don’t get us wrong, though. The hijacker is not harmless but it is relatively easy to remove. If you act promptly, you should have no problem deleting the intruder completely. It is crucial that you act fast, though. The more time the pest spends in your system, the more problems it causes and the more difficult it becomes for you to tackle it. That’s why take the Privatemessage.site page as the warning it is and delete the hijacker as soon as possible.
This browser hijacker causes tons of issues. Some are minor but they are still incredibly irritating. Also, they may start as minor but get more and more aggressive as time passes. The first problem you face is with your browsing which gets turned into a pure nightmare. Every time you so much as touch one of your previously reliable browsers, you suffer interruptions. The hijacker redirects you all the time and bombards you with numerous highly unreliable pop-ups. They cover your whole screen all the time and prevent you from seeing the content. Also, they hide risks. Most of them are malicious and conceal infections. If you click, you invite more pests on board. You also help crooks earn pay-per-click revenue. But there is more.
Your computer also suffers due to the hijacker`s shenanigans. All these intrusions lead to poor PC performance. Your machine starts to lag, crash and freeze very often. Your browsers struggle to display content properly. Your app may take forever to load. Even your Internet connection may become unstable. But none of this can be compared to the biggest risk the hijacker exposes you to – the security risk.
This infection spies on you and monitors everything you do online. Thus, it gathers sensitive data and then sends everything to the hackers who published it. We are talking browser-related data, IPs, email addresses, usernames, passwords, and even personal details and financial credentials. Everything ends up in the hands of cybercriminals who will not hesitate to use to for their malicious purposes or to sell it to third parties with unclear agendas. We do not think that you need more convincing. This should be more than enough to make you get rid of the pest immediately. So, do it. Use our removal guide below and clean your PC for good.
How did the hijacker get in behind your back? The thing is that this pest cannot enter without your permission. No permission, no admission. So, it asks for it. However, it does so with the help of tricks, in the sneakiest ways possible. Otherwise, you will say “no”. The hijacker hides behind freeware bundles, fake updates, spam email messages, corrupted links, malicious pop-up ads, unverified torrents, fake sites, etc. If you want to protect your machine, always be cautious about which pages you visit and what you give permission to. What hackers need the most to succeed is your carelessness. Do not grant it. Do not make their job easier. Be vigilant and protect yourself.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Privatemessage.site from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Privatemessage.site from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.