What is a browser hijacker

Purge Your Watch History will modify your browser’s settings which is why it is thought to be a redirect virus. The reason the redirect virus is installed is because you didn’t see it attached to some program that you installed. It is important that you are attentive during software installation because if you’re not, these types of threats will install again and again. This is a low level threat but because of its unnecessary activity, you will want it gone right away. You will find that instead of the normal homepage and new tabs, your browser will now load the hijacker’s promoted page. They also modify your search engine into one that will be able to insert advertisement links into results. You will be rerouted to advertisement sites so that page owners can earn revenue from boosted traffic. Certain hijacker are able to redirect to malicious pages so unless you want to get your OS contaminated with malicious program, you need to be careful. And could cause much more damage compared to this infection. You may consider browser redirects handy but the features that they provide could be found in real plug-ins, ones that won’t pose a threat to your operating system. You’ll not necessarily be aware this but hijackers are following your activity and collecting information so that more personalized sponsored content may be created. That info might also end up in suspicious third-party hands. Therefore, uninstall Purge Your Watch History, before it can do any harm.
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What does it do

Redirect viruses are usually happened upon attached to freeware as added items. We don’t believe that you acquired it in any other way, as no one would install them knowing what they are. If users were more attentive when they install software, this method wouldn’t be as effective. Pay attention to the process since offers are concealed, and you not noticing them is like authorizing their installation. Do not use Default settings as they don’t permit you to uncheck anything. Choose Advanced or Custom mode during installation, and added offers will become visible. You are recommended to deselect all the items. Just unmark the offers that appear, and you can then continue installing the free software. Dealing with these threats can be troublesome so you would do yourself a great favor by initially stopping them. You should also start being careful about where you get your applications from because by selecting suspicious sources, you’re boosting your chances of obtaining an infection.

When a hijacker installs, you’ll know almost immediately. Your browser’s settings will be modified, the hijacker setting its promoted web page as your home web page, new tabs and search engine, and it’ll do that even if you do not agree with the alterations. All major browsers will probably be affected, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. And unless you first eliminate Purge Your Watch History from the computer, the page will greet you every time your browser is opened. Your initial response might be to overrule the alterations but keep in mind that the browser redirect will merely change everything again. It is also likely changes would also be made to your default search engine, which would mean that whenever you use the browser’s address bar to look for something, results would be generated from the redirect virus’s set search engine. Be cautious of sponsored links injected among the results since you might be redirected. Those reroutes are occurring because hijackers intend to help certain website owners make more income from boosted traffic. With more visitors, it is more likely that the adverts will be interacted with, which makes revenue. Those pages are usually fairly obvious because they clearly have nothing to do with what you were initially looking for. Some may seem valid, for example, if you were to make an inquiry for ‘anti-malware’, you could encounter results for pages promoting doubtful products but they might look to be valid in the beginning. Because browser hijackers don’t check websites for malware you might be led to a website that would launch a malware enter onto your system. You ought to also be aware that these kinds of threats spy on you in order to gather information about what you click on, what web pages you visit, your search queries and so on. Some redirect viruses give access to the data to unrelated parties, and it is used to make more user relevant advertisements. If not, the hijacker could use it to make the sponsored content more customized. For all the reasons noted above you should remove Purge Your Watch History. Since the browser hijacker will no longer be there to stop you, after you complete the process, make sure you restore your browser’s settings.

Purge Your Watch History uninstallation

It would be best to take care of the infection as soon as you notice it, so uninstall Purge Your Watch History. You will have to pick from two options, by hand and automatic, for erasing of the redirect virus. If you have erased software before, you may proceed with the former, as you will have to identify the infection yourself. While it is not complicated to do, it could take a bit of time, but instructions to help you will be provided. If you follow them step-by-step, you should not encounter issues. However, if this is your first time dealing with this kind of thing, this may not be the right option for you. In that case, acquire spyware elimination software, and have it take care of everything. If it discovers the infection, authorize it to dispose of it. You can investigate whether you were successful by making modifications to your browser’s settings, if your changes are not reversed, the infection is no longer present. If you are still stuck with the reroute virus’s page, you you weren’t successful in getting rid of the browser hijacker and it is still there. Now that you have experienced how annoying redirect virus can be, try to avoid them. Good tech habits can go a long way towards keeping a device clean.Download Removal Toolto remove Purge Your Watch History

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Learn how to remove Purge Your Watch History from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall Purge Your Watch History

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-start Purge Your Watch History - How to remove
  2. Uninstall all suspicious programs win7-uninstall-program Purge Your Watch History - How to remove

b) Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click on the start icon, located at the lower left corner. win8-start Purge Your Watch History - How to remove
  2. Click Control Panel and then Programs and Features. win8-control-panel Purge Your Watch History - How to remove
  3. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win8-remove-program Purge Your Watch History - How to remove
 

c) Windows 10

  1. Search 'Control Panel'. The search option can be found in the Start menu, next to the Shutdown button.
  2. Select Control Panel in the results. win10-start Purge Your Watch History - How to remove
  3. Pick Programs and Features. win10-control-panel Purge Your Watch History - How to remove
  4. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win10-remove-program Purge Your Watch History - How to remove
 

d) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and click Applications (left side of the window)
  2. Find the programs you want gone, right-click on them.
  3. Pick Move to Trash.mac-os-app-remove Purge Your Watch History - How to remove
  4. Empty the Trash by right-clicking the icon on your dock, and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Remove Purge Your Watch History from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). IE-gear Purge Your Watch History - How to remove
  2. Manage Add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions. IE-add-ons Purge Your Watch History - How to remove
  3. Select on all questionable extensions from the list and press Disable.

a) Change Internet Explorer Homepage

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon).
  2. Choose Internet Options. ie-settings Purge Your Watch History - How to remove
  3. Delete the displayed URL and type in your preferred one. IE-settings2 Purge Your Watch History - How to remove
  4. Press Apply.

b) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). ie-settings Purge Your Watch History - How to remove
  2. Choose Internet Options, and then the Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced Purge Your Watch History - How to remove
  3. Click Reset and check Delete personal settings in the new window. IE-reset Purge Your Watch History - How to remove
  4. Click Reset again.

Step 3. Delete Purge Your Watch History from Microsoft Edge

a) Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge.
  2. Press the three dots located on the top right, and press Settings. edge-settings Purge Your Watch History - How to remove
  3. Press Choose what to clear, and check all the boxes. Press Clear. edge-clear-data Purge Your Watch History - How to remove
  4. Ctrl + Alt + Delete together → Task Manager.
  5. In the Processes tab, find Microsoft Edge process and right-click on it. task-manager Purge Your Watch History - How to remove
  6. Choose Go to details. If that is not an option, choose More details.
  7. Right mouse click on all Microsoft Edge processes, and choose End Task.

b) (Method 2)

Before you proceed, make copies of your data.
  1. Find C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Delete all the folders you see. edge-folder Purge Your Watch History - How to remove
  3. Press Start, find the search option and type in Windows PowerShell.
  4. When it comes up in the results, right-click on it, choose Run as administrator. edge-powershell Purge Your Watch History - How to remove
  5. In the Administrator: Windows PowerShell window that appears, type inGet-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>. edge-powershell-script Purge Your Watch History - How to remove
  6. Press Enter.

Step 4. Remove Purge Your Watch History from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner).
  2. More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions Purge Your Watch History - How to remove
  3. Press the trash icon of all unwanted extensions. (You can also disable them if you are unsure about which should be removed). chrome-extensions-delete Purge Your Watch History - How to remove

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner) chrome-menu Purge Your Watch History - How to remove
  2. Settings → On startup.
  3. Press on Manage startup pages, and choose Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page Purge Your Watch History - How to remove
  4. Click Add a new page and enter your preferred homepage.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Go back to Settings, and choose Search engine. chrome-search-engines Purge Your Watch History - How to remove
  7. Click Manage search engines.
  8. Click the three dots next to the default search engine, and press Edit.
  9. Delete the malicious search engine, and type in your preferred one.
  10. Click Save.

b) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner). chrome-menu Purge Your Watch History - How to remove
  2. Press Settings and scroll down to the bottom.
  3. Press Advanced, and scroll down to the very end where you will see a Reset option. chrome-settings Purge Your Watch History - How to remove
  4. Press on Reset, and press Reset again in the window that appears. chrome-reset Purge Your Watch History - How to remove

Step 5. Remove Purge Your Watch History from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu Purge Your Watch History - How to remove
  2. Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-extensions Purge Your Watch History - How to remove
  3. Press Remove for all extensions you want gone. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu Purge Your Watch History - How to remove
  2. Press Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the unwanted link in the home page field, and type in your preferred one. mozilla-options Purge Your Watch History - How to remove

b) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner).
  2. Open the Help menu (question mark at the bottom). mozilla-troubleshooting Purge Your Watch History - How to remove
  3. Troubleshooting Information → Refresh Firefox.
  4. In the confirmation that appears, press Refresh Firefox again. mozilla-reset Purge Your Watch History - How to remove

Step 6. Remove Purge Your Watch History from Safari (Mac)

  1. Launch Safari and press Safari at the top of your screen. safari-menu Purge Your Watch History - How to remove
  2. Select Preferences, and choose the Extensions tab. safari-extensions Purge Your Watch History - How to remove
  3. Delete all strange extensions. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Safari homepage

  1. Safari → Preferences → General. safari-menu Purge Your Watch History - How to remove
  2. Delete the unwanted homepage, and put in the one you prefer.

b) Reset Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Safari → Clear History. safari-history Purge Your Watch History - How to remove
  3. Select the time frame from which you want the history to be erased, and select Clear History. safari-clear-history Purge Your Watch History - How to remove
  4. Safari → Preferences. safari-menu Purge Your Watch History - How to remove
  5. Advanced tab → Check the Show Develop menu box. safari-advanced Purge Your Watch History - How to remove
  6. Develop → Empty Caches. safari-develop-menu Purge Your Watch History - How to remove
If that did not solve the problem you are having, it is advised that you obtain anti-spyware software and allow it to perform a scan on your computer.

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