On the first look, Pico-search.com is nothing more than just a website with search engine what allows user find anything on the Internet. It looks like a common search engine, but it`s only mask. Actually Pico-search.com classified as potentially unwanted program and browser hijacker what can be installed randomly on your computer. This site is just a scam what unfortunately can infect all well known browsers include Edge, Safari, Mozila, Opera, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. This site will display many different error or caution message every time you try to close it and often will try do download more viruses on your computer.
So after Pico-search.com becomes part of your system you will receive many pop-ups, banners or coupons every time you go online. It`s really annoying. In addition, this hijacker can track your browsing activity and create pop-ups or banners more specific for you, so you click on it with higher chance. If you want to secure your personal information and protect your computer, you should remove Pico-search.com from your computer ASAP.
How does Pico-search.com get into my system?
Pico-search.com didn`t have any installation files on the official website that mean that if you was randomly redirected to it, then you already have some viruses on your computer (or you skip installation of some freeware). This very common technique what often uses adware or malware. This simple step allows you to save your computer from virus in the future. This site can appear as your new homepage after you installed free software from the internet. Almost all free software has `secrets` what you can if you carefully check all Advance options while installation process.
Removal tool for Pico-search.com:
Automatic removal instructions:
- Scan your system with GridinSoft Anti-Malware and click on “Apply” at the end of scan:
- Shut down all your browsers.
- In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of GridinSoft Anti-Malware, then click on Reset” button again:
- Restart your computer.
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with Pico-search.com in the future.
GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Anti-Malware and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):