PCH Search is another search engine, which has initiated various discussions on the Internet these days. It seems that the most important reason, why it received so much attention, is its distribution method. PCH Search can easily show up on your computer after installing free programs from the Internet. If you managed to download this program on your machine, you shouldn’t leave it there. We recommend that because this search engine may return for you altered search results that seek to promote related websites. Besides, it may also download PCH Search Toolbar, start showing continuous pop-up ads or simply slow down your computer. If you noticed PCH Search instead of your homepage or default search engine, you should waste no time and check your computer with reliable anti-spyware.
There are hundreds of PC users who were tricked into installing PCH Search on their computers manually because this program promises various prizes just for using it. However, in most if the cases it shows up after installing freeware and shareware. This distribution method can hardly be called malicious. However, it clearly initiates various doubts because people are hardly wanted how many programs they will download. In order to avoid PCH Search, be sure to choose a custom or advanced installation method when installing freeware on your computer. After that, find the check mark that agrees to install PCH Search and deselect it.
If you found PCH Search instead of your start page or default search engine, it means that you downloaded it on your computer somehow. In most if the cases, it happens when downloading freeware from the Internet. If you want to remove PCH Search, follow this guide:
You can remove PCH Search automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
Uninstall PCH Search and related programs
If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.
Wait until you see Applications folder and look for PCH Search or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
Remove PCH Search from each of your web browsersInternet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Remove dangerous add-ons
Adware is a program that displays advertisements while people are browsing online. Advertisements appear in a web browser, pop-up windows, special toolbars or within the host program. Adware also can gather information about user’s habits and interests. Once it collects what it needs, it sends it out through a background Internet connection. Such behavior allows adware vendors to deliver targeted advertisements to the end user and collect general statistics. However, it may also be used for stealing people’s private data.
Adware is divided into parasitical and legitimate applications. Illegal advertising programs are very similar to spyware parasites and often have some of their functions. They can be installed without user's knowledge and start working every time a computer is rebooted. However, they are less dangerous than rogues because the most of such parasites are primarily intended to collect user’s personal information for marketing and advertising purposes. Unfortunately, you can never know what other purposes it can be used for.
Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by PCH Search:
• Appearance of annoying pop-up ads
• Appearance of banners and in-text ads
• Redirects to unknown and suspicious websites
• Changes in homepage and default search engine
• Decreased speed of every Internet browser
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than
standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.
The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like PCH Search are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall PCH Search right in your pocket.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
Information added: 2014-08-27 04:25
Information updated: 2014-08-27 04:25