Hello, my browser was hit by a browser hijacker called Home.SearchPile.com, and the homepage Google is gone. I don’t know how to get it back. But what drives me to be crazy is that I am always interrupted by many ad pop ups when I browse webpage. I stop those pop ups by clicking on X, but that doesn’t work. The pop ups are still coming. I feel that the browser always gets stuck, so I have to restart browser again and again. Can you help me solve this issue?

Description of Home.SearchPile.com Hijacker

Home.SearchPile.com is not a reliable and safe homepage and search engine, and it is created by cyber criminals to infect targeted computer and to control infected web browser. Next it can help hackers to pilfer user’s important data online like credit card details, password and online banking message and so on. Once hackers take those important data, you may suffer from unimaginable troubles like financial loss. So you should be cautious when you surf online, as this hijacker is spread online especially on unsafe and malicious sites or illegal free software download websites. When you view webpage, please don’t visit those unsafe and malicious sites like porn sites, gambling sites and free gaming site ect.. Those sites may carry this browser hijacker or other infections.  Once opening it, the Home.SearchPile.com direct infection or other threat will soon drop on computer without your notice.  By the way, you also need to keep an eye on software installation procedure, as this hijacker may be bundled into the installation package. When you install the software you need, this hijacker will naturally get into system.  In a word, you should be careful with online tasks to prevent this hijacker from accessing your machine.

Home.SearchPile.com is not a virus technically but a kind of extension or plugin, so it can bypass the detection of any advanced antivirus program. So if you want your antivirus to remove this hijacker, it will not help at all. This hijacker will first change the homepage of web browser to take control the browser so that you have to use it to look up things. And this hijacker meanwhile tracks your online activities to keep a record, then it displays those pop ups according what you browse online. For example, if you like to shop online and search discount products, this hijacker will display the similar discount pop up ads to attract your attention. It actually helps sponsor to display their products. Besides, this browser hijacker can be also a platform to distribute malware or virus-infected program. So in this way, this Home.SearchPile.com hijacker can bring other threats into computer. So you’re strongly suggest not click on those pop ups, or the other infection will drop on computer. If computer gets more infection, computer performance will be degraded. Therefore, once you find this browser hijacker on computer, please figure out the way to remove it as soon as possible.

Main Traits of Home.SearchPile.com Hijacker

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine and it totally prevents you from changing them back

-Can always redirect you to other websites

-Can pop up various advertisements and sponsored links randomly to interrupt your online activities

-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive

-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.

-Can collect and send data concerning your search history and other browsing activities.

-Your sensitive information can be tracked and stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of browser hijacker.

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with Home.SearchPile.com hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker virus for you.

The Screenshot of Home.SearchPile.com Hijacker

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Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Home.SearchPile.com hijacker provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.

Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this Home.SearchPile.com hijacker, the name of the process of it is random.

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Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.

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Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel

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Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs

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Then try to find the program which relates to Home.SearchPile.com hijacker, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.

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Step4: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Internet Explorer as an Example)

From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options.

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Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK

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Conclusion:

Home.SearchPile.com hijacker is a harmful redirect infection to the computer. It changes the homepage and search engine totally and prevents online users from changing back, redirects them to its URL or other malicious websites, steals their personal data and displays endless pop-ups on the screen to prevent them from getting online normally and smoothly. Don’t think this redirect infection is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms, since this redirect can also bring those harmful viruses to infect the computer, which will greatly slow down PC and make it run as a snail and further harm to mess up system files and damage system severely.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Home.SearchPile.com hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on August 22, 2015 10:17 am

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