Remove Search Pile “Virus” From Chrome/Firefox/IE

This article aims to help users remove Search Pile “Virus” from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari, as well as their respective system. We have received many pleads for us to “Search Pile “, signifying that this virus is primarily targeting polish users.

The Search Pile “Virus” is in truth not a virus at all, but an adware – a small distinction in many ways, but one that is entirely necessary, as adware are not considered cybercrime, but rather reside in a legal grey area. Search Pile “Virus” is a type of malicious software that operates much like an Adware virus would – it creates and shows Ads on your internet browser without your permission.  Search Pile jak usunąć cannot be easily removed by simply uninstalling it from the add-on section or the control panel options – a trait that nearly all known viruses share.

The instructions needed to remove Search Pile “Virus” can be found in the removal guide at the bottom of the article, but it might be a good idea not to rush to them just yet. Learning how these things work will go a great way towards recognizing them BEFORE they infect your computer in the future.

Do not click on the Ads, do not run any executable files obtained from unsafe sources

Since  Search Pile jak usunąć is basically malicious software nothing useful can be gained from it and it is strongly recommended that you ignore everything shown to you by the Ads. Be careful as the virus is also capable of displaying non-traditional Ads as part of a bloatware scam. A fake system message may appear generated by  Search Pile jak usunąć that claims your computer suffers from any number of issues – things like missing plug-ins, required video codecs or specific players before you can view some online media, non-existent virus infections or bogus problems with the registry. This list goes on and on, but you get the idea. Afterwards some utility application will be shown to you. You’ll be able to download it for free and it will confirm the problem or even make it look worse. You’ll then be required to pay for the full version and if you do the bloatware will report the problem being fixed – but of course there wasn’t any problem in the first place.

A virus the type of  Search Pile jak usunąć is almost universally installed by executable files – files that end with the .exe extension. Avoid installing such files at all costs if they are downloaded from unsafe sources. The safe source is always the developers and the official sites used to distribute the program. Downloading an executable from everywhere else carries the risk of installing a virus. The scanner of anti-virus programs could be used to scan executable files, but even those are not 100% fail proof. Still better then nothing though.

SUMMARY:

Name Search Pile
Type Adware
Danger Level Medium.
Symptoms Unwanted Ads and Toolbars, search engine redirects.
Distribution Method Software bundles, Email attachments, online Ads, infected torrent files.
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Navigation:
1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Remove Search Pile “Virus” from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
3: Remove the virus from browser shortcuts.
4: Uninstall the virus from your AddRemove Programs.
5: Permanently remove Search Pile “Virus” from Task Manager’s processes.
6: Delete the virus from Regedit and Msconfig.
7: Optimize your PC after the removal is done.

Remove Search Pile “Virus”

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STEP 1:

Our first step here is a reboot in Safe Mode. If you already know how to do it, just skip this and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, continue reading:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7 Users:

Restart your computer. To be sure you don’t miss the time when you need to press it, just spam F8 as soon as the PC starts booting. In the new menu, choose Safe Mode With Networking.

Proceed to Step 2.

For W. 8 and 8.1 Users:

Click the Start button ,then Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.Administrator permission required

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Then check the Safe Boot option and click OK.  Click  Restart in the new pop-up.

Proceed to Step 2.

For Windows 10 Users:

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click the power button icon in the right corner of the new Start menu to show the power options menu.
  3. Press and hold down the SHIFT key on the keyboard and click the Restart option while still holding down the SHIFT key.

Windows 10 will perform the reboot. Next do the following:

Click the Troubleshoot icon, then Advanced options —> Startup Settings. Click Restart.
After the reboot click on Enter Safe Mode With Networking (Fifth Option).

Continue with Step 2.

STEP 2:

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When Search Pile “Virus” infected your computer it attached to all of your internet browsers and now we are going to clean them. To do this simply run Step 2 and Step 3 for each and every single browser currently installed on your computer. Note that this includes even browsers that you may not be currently using, but which remained installed on your machine. Internet Explorer comes with every windows installation and is a good example for people who use Chrome, Mozilla or Opera in its place.

ie9-10_512x512  For Internet Explorer Users:

Open IE, then click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find Search Pile “Virus” . Remove it by pressing Disable.

If your Home Page is different from the usual, click IE GEAR —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply.

Go to STEP 3.

firefox-512  For Mozilla Firefox Users:

Open Firefoxclick on mozilla menu (top right) ——-> Add-onsHit Extensions next.

Remove Search Pile Virus From Firefox

Search Pile “Virus”  should be somewhere around here –  Remove it.

Go to STEP 3.


chrome-logo-transparent-background For Google Chrome Users
:

 Start Chrome, click chrome menu icon —–>More Tools —–> Extensions. There,  find the virus and  select  chrome-trash-icon(Remove).

Remove Search Pile Virus From Chrome

 Click chrome menu icon again, and proceed to Settings —> Search, the fourth tab, select Manage Search Engines.  Remove anything but the search engines you normally use.

Go to STEP 3.


safari For Safari Users:

Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions—–>Uninstall the malware.

Go to STEP 3.

STEP 3:

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but the method is the same for all browsers.

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Once you’ve reached Properties —–> Shortcut (on the band at the top), then in the Target type field, REMOVE EVERYTHING AFTER .exe.

Continue with STEP 4.

STEP 4:

Hold the Windows Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the new field, then click OK.

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You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for Search Pile “Virus” and anything else suspicious-looking. Uninstall it/them. Also, be extremely careful. Viruses often spend one last ditch effort to trick you into installing more of their kind. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstallchoose NO:

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Hold the Windows Key and R againbut this time copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A .txt file will open – don’t touch anything there. If you are hacked and someone has access to your PC, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. This is what a hosts file looks like:

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If there are a bunch of strange IPs connecting to you below “Localhost” you may be hacked, and it’s best to ask us in the comments for directions.

Go to STEP 5.

STEP 5:

Open the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

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Once it opens, choose the Processes Tab. Look at all of the processes in front of you and try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments and we will provide the best assistance we can.

YOU NEED TO READ THIS BEFORE PROCEEDING!

What follows next is perhaps the most difficult and dangerous part of the guide, but also one that is vital for the permanent removal of the virus. Read the instructions carefully, because doing this wrong can damage your OS or other programs significantly and cause data loss and instability. If you are nervous consider downloading a professional anti-malware program that can handle Search Pile “Virus” for you – risk free. You could also use it afterwards to scan your computer for other viruses that Search Pile “Virus” may have installed on your machine.

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Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. Also, End the process after you open the folder. Just to make sure we don’t delete any programs you mistakenly took for a virus, copy the folders somewhere, then delete the directories you were sent to.

Move on to STEP 6.

STEP 6:

Take a look at the following things:

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter: you will be transported to a new window. 

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Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck anything that has “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If you can’t find them this way, look in these directories, and delete the registries manually:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random numbers
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

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STEP 7 – Optimization

We’ve prepared a short and sweet optimization guide, specifically designed for users who just removed a virus. It is completely free, you do not need to download anything, and it’s not very time consuming. If you are interested – How To Remove Guide’s Optimization Tips.

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  • lili

    client.openvpn(.)net ifound these when doing step 4 what to do should i delete the m

     
    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      This is a safe IP I believe. It’s not part of the infection.