What is Search Pile?

Search Pile hijacker or home.searchpile.com is website or search engine that installs in 3 major browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer). Search Pile replaces any default settings of homepage, newtab or search engine in all browsers to home.searchpile.com. This search forwards users searches to Google or other big search engine. However, it may inject additional ads or redirects, that is why we do not recommend you to use this website. In many cases, Search Pile is protected by active process that does not allow user to rest settings. Use removal guide below to get rid of Search Pile hijacker.

search pile homepage

How Search Pile gets on your PC?

Search Pile hijacker uses free software as a carrier. When you run installer of freeware utility (media player, converter, torrent client), you are at risk of being infected. Such free programs are the sources of adware and potentially unwanted applications. Decline any additional installation offers and uncheck appropriate checkboxes while you install any program. You can also use Norton to protect PC from such threats. Norton also effectively removes Search Pile from browsers as well as all te folder and files of this malware.

How to remove Search Pile from your computer?

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

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

Recommended Solution:

Norton is a powerful removal tool. It can remove all instances of newest viruses, similar to Search Pile – files, folders, registry keys.

 

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Alternative Solution:

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

 

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You can try both of these products to remove Search Pile

Or uninstall Search Pile manually.

Step 1: Remove Search Pile from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

Step 2: Remove Search Pile from browsers

Google Chrome:

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

Remove following registry entries:

no information

Remove following files:

SearchPile.dll

Remove following folders

%PROGRAMFILES%\Search Pile\

Written by Rami Douafi

2 Comments

  1. i have no file and regkey of searchpile but this extenison have on chrome…how can you sugest me for this problem..i want to remove this stupid software…

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