Pirrit Suggestor Virus

Also Known As: PirritSuggestor Ads
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Moderate

Pirrit Suggestor virus removal instructions

What is Pirrit Suggestor?

The Pirrit Suggestor browser add-on promises to save time searching the Internet by providing faster and improved search results. While these claims might sound legitimate, computer users should be aware that this plugin is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application. In fact, Pirrit Suggestor adds no real value, and after successful installation, overrides Internet search results by Google, Bing, and Yahoo! This is achieved by displaying deceptive ads and tricking computer users into visiting promoted websites. As well as overriding search results within the most popular Internet search engines, this adware generates intrusive pop-up ads and tracks users' Internet browsing activity by recording browser types, operating system types, IP addresses, web pages visited, and search queries entered.

Pirrit Suggestor virus

The presence of this potentially unwanted application on your system can result in identity theft and high-risk malware infections, and therefore, you are advised to eliminate Pirrit Suggestor from your Internet browser/s immediately. Developers of this program use a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', thus, most users install this program inadvertently without their consent. At time of research, this adware was distributed using deceptive free software 'download clients' and fake downloads including, for example, fake browser updates.

Pirrit Suggestor is similar to other adware, which interferes with users' normal Internet browsing by inserting intrusive ads (banners) into websites. Examples include Feven, Ads not by this site, and Yontoo. To avoid installation of these potentially unwanted programs, computer users should be attentive when downloading and installing free software. If your download is managed by a download client, ensure that you decline installation of advertised browser plug-ins and applications. When installing downloaded free programs, choose the 'Advanced' or 'custom' installation options - this will reveal installation of any bundled adware.

At time of research, Pirrit Suggestor was capable of overriding legitimate Internet search results by Google, Bing, and Yahoo! This potentially unwanted application displayed the first search result from its own source (at time of testing, this was the 1place.org website).

This adware takes the search query entered by the user, adds various words to it, and then generates an ad, which is displayed at the top of all search results within Google, Bing, and Yahoo! At time of research, Pirrit Suggestor used this scheme to trick Internet users into visiting its promoted website:

[search query] Best Results
Find [search query] Here
[search query] Results
Best Results For [search query]
Looking for [search query]?

Screenshot of Pirrit Suggestor generating pop-up ads:

Pirrit Suggestor generating pop-up ads

Screenshot of Pirrit Suggestor overriding legitimate Internet search results and generating banner ads in Google:

Pirrit Suggestor ads in Google

Computer users who observe the described behavior when using Internet search engines should use this removal guide to eliminate Pirrit Suggestor from their Internet browser/s.

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Quick menu:

Pirrit Suggestor removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

Pirrit Suggestor uninstall using Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "PirritSuggestor", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove Pirrit Suggestor from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing Pirrit Suggestor from Internet Explorer step 1

Click on the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "IEExtension.Extension", select this entry and click "Remove".

Removing Pirrit Suggestor from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the pirritsuggestor ads, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing Pirrit Suggestor from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "PirritSuggestor", select this entry and click the trash can icon.

Removing Pirrit Suggestor from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the pirritsuggestor ads, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing Pirrit Suggestor from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click on the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window remove "Pirrit Suggestor".

Removing Pirrit Suggestor from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with pirritsuggestor ads removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

Removal assistance:
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Malware activity

Global virus and spyware activity level today:

Medium threat activity
Medium

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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