What is Search.hidemysearch.com?

Search.hidemysearch.com is an annoying browser hijacker, which comes into the PC in the form of a browser extension (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer). It looks like a normal search engine (Google, Bing or Yahoo) that improves browsing experience and selects relevant search results. Search.hidemysearch.com promises to provide quick access to popular sites and social pages. Search.hidemysearch.com hijacks your browser and displays advertising banners, displays false coupons and promotional links to sites that cooperate with the developers of the program. Search.hidemysearch.com comes bundled with free software via downloaders without user consent. Search.hidemysearch.com also distributes its files all over your computer, and then remove Search.hidemysearch.com will be very difficult. Search.hidemysearch.com may collect your personal data and pass it to third parties. Among other things, it changes browser settings, such as homepage and default search engine. Search results may be replaced with advertising. You should remove Search.hidemysearch.com right away.

Search.hidemysearch.com hijacker

How Search.hidemysearch.com gets on your PC?

Malicious software that is often among the potentially unwanted programs penetrates a computer with other free programs such as archivers, players, editors and so on. This happens without the user’s knowledge. The main reason for this – the user carelessness. Few people read the user agreement and other information during the installation. Sometimes ad sites create their download managers and hide therein potentially malicious software. If you want to prevent the infiltration of unwanted software, then you need to follow a few rules. Always read the user agreement. Select the advanced type of installation and make sure that you aren’t offered to install something to supplement. Do not agree to install unfamiliar software. You can also use special programs that will help you to protect your PC. If your PC is already infected, then use our instructions to get rid of Search.hidemysearch.com.

How to remove Search.hidemysearch.com from your computer?

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

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You can try both of these products to remove Search.hidemysearch.com

Or uninstall Search.hidemysearch.com manually.

Step 1: Remove Search.hidemysearch.com from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Search.hidemysearch.com.
  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 Search.hidemysearch.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 Search.hidemysearch.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 Search.hidemysearch.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 Search.hidemysearch.com from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Search.hidemysearch.com from browsers

Google Chrome:

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

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Written by Rami Douafi

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