This page is here to help you remove home.searchpile.com. This home.searchpile.com removal guide is suitable for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as all Windows versions.
This infection is classed as a browser-hijacker and alters a system’s browsing controls to cause much trouble and inconvenience. As it’s also capable of creating data confidentiality vulnerabilities, it’s necessary to delete home.searchpile.com at the earliest chance. Once inside a system, it immediately works to create privileges to allow it to control and modify the browser(s) installed. The user’s homepage gets changed to home.searchpile.com and modifications are applied to the default search and new tab settings. The user will be redirected to the unwelcome ‘site automatically. By making Windows registry alterations, it configures to launch on start-up of the system and also changes browser shortcuts. The goal of home.searchpile.com is to divert maximum on-line traffic to advertising pages. These pages are the domain of download clients – individuals who are paid for this hard-sell advertising by the companies whose products are featured: the more visitors hijacked and redirected, the more cash is generated. The infection is usually caused by mistakenly downloading and installing the file concealed in a bundle of freeware that was not scrutinized by the user before installation, though can be received in spam e-mail attachments or by clicking on fake pop-ups for popular freeware updates.
Apart from the inconvenience and disruption of a constant barrage of advertising and redirection that can slow your system considerably, there are more serious considerations and reasons to terminate home.searchpile.com: as most of these intermediary download clients and their domains are not registered (and so not regulated in terms of Data Protection), your personal data could end up in the hands of criminals. In the small print of the end user agreement, if one was included (which would not have been read if installed by mistake – and was probably rigged with a pre-ticked box saying I Agree), the user gives permission to allow the hijackers to use/pass on to their employers certain browsing statistics for commercial use. Now, if any of these parties involved are less that upstanding, this leaves much scope for villainy – it is a short step from having all a person’s browsing history on file to logging confidential data that has been entered on web pages visited – this could include passwords, account numbers, &c. This is why it’s vital to make your on-line activities secure again by demolishing home.searchpile.com.
home.searchpile.com Homepage Hijacker Removal Instructions
1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Remove home.searchpile.com from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge.
3: Remove malicious attachments to browser shortcuts.
4: Uninstall the malware from your Add/Remove Programs.
5: Permanently delete the virus from Task Manager’s processes.
6: Uninstall the threat from Regedit and Msconfig.
In order to get rid of home.searchpile.com, please refer to the following step-by-step removal instructions for each of your browsers. Please note that you also have to manually restore their desktop shortcuts to their original state.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, 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.
home.searchpile.com hijacks the homepage of Chrome, Firefox and IE. Please, follow the guide precisely. If you miss some of the steps below, there is a chance that home.searchpile.com will come back at a later moment. Here are the steps you must follow to remove the hijacker from the browser:
Remove home.searchpile.com 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 home.searchpile.com 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 the Hijacker 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.
Preventing home.searchpile.com from installing again
Prevention is easier than cleaning up after infection. It is possible to prevent all infections by PUPs with good practice while browsing, and by using safe (Advanced/Custom) installation of freeware. The other key thing is not to click on anything random or unsolicited. Ensure that browsers are up to date and set at the safest options. For extra security and insurance against a wrong click while distracted, get a good security suite installed that incorporates a reliable anti-malware scanner.
There’s no place like home – so prevent the hijackers from invading your homepage!
Still can not remove home.searchpile.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.