What is Hoistsearch.com?

Hoistsearch.com is annoying browser hijacker from Hoist Media. Hoistsearch.com installs browser extensions named “Hoistsearch” in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. It also installs Hoistsearch program on your computer that can be uninstalled from Control Panel. This browser extensions modify homepage and search engine settings to Hoistsearch.com that is low-quality search engine with ad-filled search results. Hoistsearch can also display “Ads by Hoist Search” on different sites. Hoistsearch.com is classified as unwanted application and we recommend you to uninstall Hoistsearch and remove Hoistsearch.com from browsers.

Hoistsearch.com hijacker

How Hoistsearch.com gets on your PC?

Hoistsearch App can be downloaded from Hoistsearch.com, but usually it infiltrates users computers along with freeware. Small utilities offer to install various hijackers, adware, toolbars. You can be offered to install Hoistsearch.com as default search engine during installation of some free program. This offer can be hidden under “Advanced” installation options. To protect PC from unwanted apps use Norton or SpyHunter. This programs can also easily remove Hoistsearch.com from your computer.

How to remove Hoistsearch.com from your computer?

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

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

Recommended Solution:

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Alternative Solution:

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

 

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

Or uninstall Hoistsearch.com manually.

Step 1: Remove Hoistsearch.com from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Hoistsearch 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 Hoistsearch, 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 Hoistsearch 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 Hoistsearch.com from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Hoistsearch.com from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Hoistsearch.
  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 Hoistsearch.
  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 Hoistsearch.
  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 Hoistsearch.com:

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Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

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