Removing awesomehp.com virus or awesomehp
Awesomehp.com is a search engine which seems to be a regular search provider. However, this search provider is distributed by a browser hijacker, which takes control of your Internet browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. The changes on the browsers can be made without your interference, and if you have no reliable anti-spyware tool, you may not be warned about the danger of the browser hijacker promoting the search engine in question.
According to the latest research on awesomehp.com, the browser hijacker is distributed by Lightning newtab for IE, which is also known as PUP.SupTab or simply SupTab.
Awesomehp.com, or rather the browser hijacker, changes the home page of the browsers so that can use the engine once you launch the browser. Moreover, it installs Adware Helpers to Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, which runs as a system process wprotectmanager.exe. You can find wprotecmanager.exe running in the Windows Task Manager. The function of this process is to prevent changes on the browsers so that you cannot replace awesomehp.com with a new search engine.
The way awesomehp.com works is typical of some other browser hijackers, including qvo6.com, aartemis.com, nationzoom.com and some other hijackers. It has been found that the source code of the websites, which you can check by pressing Ctrl+U, contains links to the websites mentioned above, which suggests that the search engine may be created by the same developers as qvo6.com and other search engines.
Another important fact about awesomehp.com is that does not provide the user with unique search results. If your Internet browsers are affected by this hijacker, you must have noticed that it redirects you to search.yahoo.com, where you can find a lot of search-related advertisements. The advertisements by Yahoo are delivered in order to help you access relevant information. The advertisements may also be based on your earlier search terms and predictions. I recommend that you avoid clicking on those ads in order not to risk your privacy.
Since you can access Yahoo just like any website, there is no need to keep awesomehp.com on the browsers, especially when the changes have been made without your permission.
If your attempts to change the settings of the browsers have been a failure, it implies that you have skipped an important step in the removal process. Like aartemis.com or qvo6.com, the awesomehp.com browser hijacker alters the Target line on the shortcuts to the browsers. If you change the home page of the browsers but do not delete the additional string of characters added to the Target line, you will not be able to restore your former settings.
Below you will find instructions on how to remove awesomehp.com from the browsers; however, it is advisable to scan the computer with a reliable scanner. By scanning the system you will find out want cookies are stored on your computer, which are used record information on how you interact with the search provider. Moreover, you will check the overall condition of the system.
There are a lot of spyware and malware prevention programs, but not all of them may be capable of eliminating awesomehp.com from the browsers. I advise you against removing awesomehp.com manually and recommend using SpyHunter, which is renowned for its ability to remove ransomware infections, rogue anti-virus programs, browser hijacker and other computer threats.
How to remove awesomehp.com manually
Step 1. Edit Target line
- Right-click on the browser.
- Select Properties.
- Open the Shortcut tab.
- Delete the URL of the unwanted search engine and save the changes.
Step 2. Reset the browsers
- Press Alt+T and click Internet Options.
- Open the Advanced tab and click Reset.
- Select the Check box.
- Click Reset and then click Close.
- Press Alt+H and click Troubleshooting Information.
- Click Reset Firefox.
- In the dialog box, click Reset Firefox.
- Click Finish.
- Press Alt+F.
- Point to Tools and click Extensions.
- Remove suspicious browser extensions.
- Click Settings.
- Under On startup, select the third option and click Set pages.
- Set a new startup page.
- Under Search, click Manage search engines and set a new search provider.
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