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How To Remove The PageSet Redirection Virus (PageSet Home Page Hijacker)

What is Pageset (Pageset.com)?

Pageset (Pageset.com) is a adware and spyware categorized as a browser hijacker that voluntarily or involuntarily changes internet browser home page settings causing affected internet browsers to direct to Pageset.com search engine or third party websites upon start up.

Pageset Search Engine Virus

Pageset.com may appear as a legitimate website that offers games, searches, and other leisure online tools but Pageset is a danger to private/personal information and computer and internet browser functionality. If your internet browser redirects to Pageset.com or other third party websites your computer is most likely infected with malware, viruses, and trojans. You may have become infected with Pageset.com alongside or bundled with third party applications.

What is Pageset Games?

Pageset games claims to give instant access to free online games without downloads. Pageset Games uses java script to provide free games and collect, distribute, store, and sell user information, including personal and private information detailed below.

Pageset Games

Is Pageset.com safe to use?

Pageset.com is considered dangerous for many reasons concerning invasion of privacy and cyber criminal activity.

Pageset dangers
  • Pageset.com affects internet browser settings such as home page settings and provided search engines causing internet browsers to redirect to Pageset.com or associated websites. The links provided are from third parties and are considered dangerous. Websites provided by Pageset.com may contain malware (adware and spyware: to track and provide advertisements based off collected information) and viruses.
Pageset Redirection Hijacker Virus
  • Pageset.com uses cookies in order to trace and track website visitors and internet activity. By simply visisting Pageset.com you are at risk of being tracked by Pageset and third parties.
  • Pageset Games uses java to alter internet browser settings and extract user information.
  • Pageset.com shares collected information with third parties, such as computer location (based off IP address), browser, internet activity, keystrokes, and more. Pageset.com and third parties may use this information for malicious activities or to display third party advertisements and spam by utilizing adware platforms.
  • Pageset stores collected information.

How to remove Pageset (Pageset.com)

The only steps necessary to essentially remove and protect yourself against Pageset is to clear internet browser cookies, remove Pageset.com as your home page, and never visist Pageset.com again.

To ensure the complete safety please read over these recommendations before or after changing your home page settings to normal.

Remove Pageset Cookies

The first step in removing any internet browser hijacker is to clear your browser cache and cookies. You can clear your cache and cookies in your internet browser settings, options, or preferences.

Remove Add-ons and Extensions

Pageset does not install add-ons and extensions though may bundle with malicious extensions. If you suspect third party applications have hijacked or infected your system, it is recommended to search through the list of installed extension per each internet browser installed on your computer.

  • Chrome: Wrench Icon > Tools > Extensions
  • Firefox: Tools > Add-ons (Ctrl+Shift+A)
  • Internet Explorer: Tools > Manage Add-ons
Remove Provided Search Engines

In some scenarios Pageset or third party search engines have been added to the list of integrated provided search engines on your internet browser. It is recommended to search through your list of (managed) provided search engines in order to remove Pageset.com or third party sites which may have affected your internet browser.

Changes to Provided Search Engines due to malware, viruses, and Trojans may often cause internet browsers to redirect to unwanted websites like Pageset.com.

  • Chrome: Wrench Icon > Settings > Manage Search Engines
  • Firefox: Tools > Search Icon (Magnify Glass, Arrow) > Manage Search Engines
  • Internet Explorer: Tools > Manage Add-ons > Search Providers

Remove Pageset.com Home Page

Remove Pageset.com as your home page on each internet browser installed on your computer.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Click “Tools” then “Internet Options.
3. Find the “General” tab and in the “Homepage” area click the “Use default” button or change the URL to your preferred website.
4. Click “OK” and then click your homepage icon again.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open Firefox.
2. Click “Tools” -> “Options”.
3. Under the “General” tab locate the “Startup”/”Home Page” area and click “Restore to Default” or change the URL to your preferred website.
4. Click “OK” and then click your homepage icon again.

Google Chrome

1. Click on the wrench icon in the upper-right corner and then click “Settings”.
2. In the “On Startup” section, click “Set pages” and remove any lines for Pageset by clicking the “x” icons and click “OK” when finished.

Pageset Home Page Redirection Virus
3. If you set Pageset in your Home button, find the “Appearance” section and click the “change” link under “Show Home Button” and remove the Pageset URL, then click “OK”.
4. Now close all open Chrome browsers


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