How to uninstall (remove) Hightsearch.com

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What is Hightsearch.com?

Hightsearch.com presents itself as news search engine. It uses color scheme and elements placing to resemble wide-spread search engines. Hightsearch.com takes over browser settings, such as homepage and default search engine. It then starts redirecting user searches to custom search results that are low quality and weird-looking. This confuses user and they start to understand, that it is done by hijacker. Hightsearch.com may or may not create entry in Programs and Features, anyway, it won’t be completely uninstalled from there. After removing files, folders and registry keys, you need to fix your browser shortcuts and reset browser settings. We created this instructions to help you remove Hightsearch.com hassle-free.

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How Hightsearch.com gets on your PC?

Hightsearch.com permeates computer when users install new software. Many famous software brands use “bundling” to earn on free utilities. For example, Daemon Tools Lite, Media Player Classic, uTorrent and other popular programs can become a source of infection. To avoid installation of such programs you can use Unchecky program, or qualitative anti-malware like Norton or SpyHunter Anti-Malware.

How to remove Hightsearch.com from your computer?

To uninstall Hightsearch.com remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have Hightsearch.com in their database. You can try to use them for removing Hightsearch.com.

Recommended Solution:

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Alternative Solution:

Thor Antivirus – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as Hightsearch.com.

 

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You can try both of these products to remove Hightsearch.com

Or uninstall Hightsearch.com manually.

Step 1: Remove Hightsearch.com from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Hightsearch.com.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Hightsearch.com and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Hightsearch.com, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Hightsearch.com and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove Hightsearch.com from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Hightsearch.com from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Hightsearch.com.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Hightsearch.com.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Hightsearch.com.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:
  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:
  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

Reset browser setting in Internet Explorer:
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Go to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Step 4: Remove following files and folders of Hightsearch.com:

Remove following registry entries:

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Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

Author: Tim Kas
Computer security specialist. I try to do my best and share my knowledge with you by creating simple-to-follow and useful guides on various topics about computer security.

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