Private.securesearches.net Removal Process (remove Privatesecuresearchesnet)

November 8, 2018

The website Private.securesearches.net is known for being a basic Internet search site and also a browser hijacker due to it having associated components that modify Internet settings. Such an action of modifying Internet settings may lead to other issues that prove to be annoying for most computer users. Usually those actions involve the Private.securesearches.net site automatically loading as a default home page or new tab page.

In some cases, those who utilize Private.securesearches.net for its search feature will find that the search results are often accompanied by advertisements or sponsored links that if used may cause unwanted site redirects or load pages with questionable content.

Even though Private.securesearches.net is not considered to be malicious, it may lead to other pages that have content that is on the verge of being malicious. Furthermore, Private.securesearches.net may render pop-up messages or other ads that cross the lines of being legitimate advertisements and could lead to sites that offer malicious downloads.

The detection and removal of components associated with Private.securesearches.net is necessary to stop its unwanted actions. Using an updated antispyware program is the best method for automatically detecting and removing all components related to Private.securesearches.net, which will allow a user to change their Internet settings back to their desired home page default.

Are you getting popups from Private.securesearches.net? Have you identified that you have Private.securesearches.net installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove Private.securesearches.net completely from your computer?

Why should you remove Private.securesearches.net?

If Private.securesearches.net resides on your computer, it can potentially damage your personal files or you may end up losing data stored on your system. Research has shown that Private.securesearches.net may have the ability to make your computer vulnerable to remote attacks which could result, initially, in loss of money, possibly identity theft, and, eventually, a painstaking Private.securesearches.net removal process.

How can you manually remove Private.securesearches.net

Manual removal of Private.securesearches.net may not be for everyone. Each manual Private.securesearches.net removal step must be followed delicately to completely remove all related files and registry entries from your computer. If you are unsure or have doubts about editing your system registry, then we recommend that you use the automatic Private.securesearches.net removal process.

Private.securesearches.net can be removed manually by following the steps below.

  1. With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
  2. Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
  3. Locate Private.securesearches.net in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find Private.securesearches.net, you can continue to step 5.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Close all open programs and windows on your desktop.
  6. Open your registry editor (regedit) program by going to Start Menu, type in regedit, and click OK.
  7. Find all of the following registry entries and delete them. If you do not know how to do this, then you can read how to edit the registry in Windows.

  8. You may need to return to this removal process for removing Private.securesearches.net. You can do this easily by bookmarking or adding a favorite to this page by clicking here. If you are using the FireFox web browser you can press the keys Ctrl and D simultaneously to bookmark this page.

    Image 1. Bookmark PCHubs removal process

    bookmark-add-favorite

  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with Private.securesearches.net from your computer.

    If you need a better understanding on how to search for these files then you can read how to find and search for files and folders here.

    If you have issues deleting any of the previously listed files that are associated with Private.securesearches.net, you can try rebooting your computer into safe mode. Booting into safe mode may allow certain malicious files to be deleted. If you are wondering how to boot into safe mode, you can read our process for starting a computer in safe mode here.

    Image 2. Select "Safe Mode with Networking"

    safe-mode

  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with Private.securesearches.net by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\Private.securesearches.net folder, select it, and delete it. In some cases you may not be able to find this directory. You can still continue to the next step.

  11. Restart your computer. You do not need to boot into safe mode at this point. You should have removed Private.securesearches.net completely from your computer. If you find that Private.securesearches.net is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic Private.securesearches.net removal process.

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