What is Private.securesearches.net?

Private.securesearches.net is one of the annoying malware that changes browser settings, thereby greatly complicating browsing. This is a browser hijacker which changes the homepage and constantly redirects the user to third-party sites that contain advertising. According to the developers, Private.securesearches.net is a useful search page for greatly simplifying the search process. In fact, this is not so. Also, it collects and analyzes user private information for further redirection to its third parties. If you find Private.securesearches.net on your PC, then you can be sure that this will bring a lot of trouble. Remove it immediately.

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How Private.securesearches.net gets on your PC?

Custom inattention and sloppiness are the main reasons why browser hijackers, such as Private.securesearches.net, and other malicious software penetrate the PC. It comes bundled with free software through its downloaders and installers without the user’s consent. Often, you just need to uncheck a particular item that contains additional elements in the installation window. However, users often hurry and simply automatically skip all the installation steps. Do not do this. Be vigilant and give time to the installation process. If your computer is already infected, then you can use our detailed instructions below to remove Private.securesearches.net from your PC.

How to remove Private.securesearches.net from your computer?

To uninstall Private.securesearches.net remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

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You can try both of these products to remove Private.securesearches.net

Or uninstall Private.securesearches.net manually.

Step 1: Remove Private.securesearches.net from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Private.securesearches.net.
  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 Private.securesearches.net 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 Private.securesearches.net, 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 Private.securesearches.net 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 Private.securesearches.net from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Private.securesearches.net from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Private.securesearches.net.
  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 Private.securesearches.net.
  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 Private.securesearches.net.
  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 Private.securesearches.net:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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