Picpac.info Removal Guide

Do you know what Picpac.info is?

Picpac.info is a search tool oriented at Japanese users primarily. Although it seems to be a legitimate search provider at first glance, we cannot call it a search tool that is safe to use, so if you ever discover it set on your browsers, go to delete it without further consideration. Believe us; it is not a search tool you should keep set on your browsers or use to perform web searches because it is far from a trustworthy search provider. Our team of experienced malware researchers usually calls this search tool a browser hijacker because it hijacks browsers the first thing after the successful entrance. Specifically speaking, it sets itself as a new homepage on all browsers. Because of this, you will see Picpac.info no matter which of the web browsers you open. The majority of users have nothing to do with the appearance of this suspicious search tool on their browsers, so they find the changes applied to their browsers undesirable. You could set the page you like as your homepage again only after the Picpac.info removal, so you should definitely not put off its deletion. The last paragraph of this article will help you to make it gone once and for all, but first let’s talk about why you should eliminate it from your browsers.

It does not surprise us at all that there are so many users out there who believe that Picpac.info is a trustworthy search provider because the page they discover set as a new homepage contains a search box and a bunch of quick-access buttons opening YouTube, Twitter, Amazon, and other pages. Unfortunately, we cannot confirm that all these buttons open decent websites. Additionally, we cannot say that it is safe to use Picpac.info as a default search provider. Research conducted by our specialists has revealed that Picpac.info is powered by Google custom search. While Google itself is a decent search provider, Google custom search might be modified quite easily, so there is a huge possibility that the author of Picpac.info has adapted this search tool to its needs. Because of this, users might be presented with the modified search results. They do not differ much from the rest of the search results, so it is hard to recognize them. This suggests that it might be impossible to avoid those search results. Clicking on them is not such a good idea, specialists say, because they might redirect users to corrupted pages. These pages might, for example, promote harmful software or try to convince users to provide personal details. Without a doubt, the presence of these shady modified search results is one of the biggest drawbacks of Picpac.info, but it is not the only one, we can assure you. What else our researchers have found suspicious is that this search tool does not have such documents as EULA and Privacy Policy. As a consequence, we do not know what to expect from Picpac.info. Theoretically, it might even gather information about users without their permission. You should not keep a search tool you do not know much about set on your browsers when there are so many decent search providers available on the market. To set a new page as your homepage, delete Picpac.info from browsers first.Picpac.info Removal GuidePicpac.info screenshot
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We are sure that you have not set Picpac.info on browsers willingly. Recent study has revealed that browser hijackers are mainly distributed bundled with third-party software and, consequently, manage to enter PCs unnoticed. Most probably, it is the case with Picpac.info too. It should be emphasized that browser hijackers are not the only ones spread bundled. This distribution method is often promoted to spread other threats, e.g. adware as well. Therefore, you should ensure the system’s maximum protection as soon as possible. This can be simply done by installing a security application on the system.

You can remove Picpac.info from browsers opening this search tool by resetting them to default. Below you will find the manual removal guide that will help you to accomplish this task. If Picpac.info is stubborn and does not want to leave your browsers alone, you should scan your computer with an automated malware remover.

How to remove Picpac.info

Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. Click Advanced.
  4. Click Reset.
  5. Select Delete personal settings.
  6. Click the Reset button.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Open the Help menu by pressing Alt+H.
  3. Click Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox at the top of the page.
  5. To confirm the reset, click Refresh Firefox in the pop-up window.

Google Chrome

  1. Launch your Google Chrome browser.
  2. Press Alt+F.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click Advanced.
  5. Click Restore settings to their original defaults under the section Reset.
  6. Click the Reset button.

In non-techie terms:

Picpac.info is not a search provider you can trust. The first sign showing that it is not an ordinary search tool is the fact that it changes browsers’ settings without permission. Second, research has shown that it might present users with the modified search results that might expose them to potential dangers. Last but not least, its Privacy Policy document is not available, but specialists suspect that it might gather data about users. Generally speaking, Picpac.info has more negative features than positive ones.