Pirvatesearch Extension

What is Pirvatesearch Extension?

“You can use PirvateSearch to search the internet independently, ” or so it is said by Pirvatesearch Extension, a Google Chrome extension that has no use to you whatsoever. Our malware analysts have concluded that this extension was set to hijack your browser’s search engine and redirect your searches through several sites. Therefore, we recommend that you remove it from your PC as soon as the opportunity arises. However, if you want to find out how this extension works, how it is distributed, please continue reading.

Where does Pirvatesearch Extension come from?

Truth be told, there is no information available on the origins of this malicious extension. This is probably due to the fact that this extension comes from a small-time malware developer that has started making malware only recently. Researchers have found that Pirvatesearch Extension is named as PrivSrch and SrchWWS and hosted on the Chrome Web Store as if it is perfectly legitimate. Nevertheless, our malware analysts assume that this hijacker can also be promoted on websites. If you click the link, the site may ask you to install this extension to leave the site. Therefore, you should close the browser instead co complying with ridiculous demands such as installing software to leave.

What does Pirvatesearch Extension do?

If you get this extension on your browser, then it will hijack the searches performed by Google, Bing or Mayway and redirect your searches through Tiposyh.club, then Search.hr, then Services.searchy.info. The final stop is a modified Yahoo search engine that is set to show you search results. However, you should take note that the search results can be modified to include promotional links that can redirect you to questionable, unreliable websites that might feature adware, various potentially unwanted programs, spyware, and so on. Testing has shown that when you install Pirvatesearch Extension, then it will immediately redirect you to yutksd25.club and show you an ad.

While we are on the subject of spyware, we want to inform you that this hijacker can also collect information about you. However, the collected information is of non-personal nature and cannot be used for revealing your identity or committing cyber crimes. However, the collected information can be used to personalize the search results and, thus, the promoted links. So some questionable promotions can be personalized and show up in the search results window quite frequently. The collected information can include things such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address

How do I remove Pirvatesearch Extension?

While Pirvatesearch Extension is falsely promoted as an extension to that secure your browser’s privacy, the reality is that it was designed to redirect you through various sites and then to a modified Yahoo search engine that can show you modified search results of unknown nature. Therefore, we advise caution because this innocent-looking program might just compromise your computer’s security. If you want to remove it, as you should, you can use the removal guide below.

Removal Guide

  1. Press Windows+E keys
  2. Press %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ and press Enter.
  3. Find daofcndkjhimbcliegplfiecjdamfaoc or pkcpbihfjedipmiaifhlklablclimede
  4. Right-click it and click Delete.
  5. Then, go to %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions
  6. Find daofcndkjhimbcliegplfiecjdamfaoc or pkcpbihfjedipmiaifhlklablclimede
  7. Right-click it and click Delete.
  8. The, go to C:\Users\{UserName}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  9. Find and delete Preferences, Secure Preferences and Web Data files.
  10. Empty the Recycle Bin. 100% FREE spyware scan and
    tested removal of Pirvatesearch Extension*

Leave a Comment

Enter the numbers in the box to the right *