How to get rid of hohosearch.com browser hijacker from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer

Hohosearch.com is a malicious website and if you see it as your default home page or search engine in your browser it means that you were infected with browser hijacker. At first glance you might think that the website is legitimate and the minimalistic design will try to trick you that it is a safe website. However, behind that mask there are various malicious scripts that will generate numerous advertising and change system and browser settings in order to execute its malicious activities. The only way to get rid of annoying pop-up ads and banners and to escape redirections to malicious websites is the complete removal of hohosearch.com hijacker from your computer and on this article I will teach you how to do it.

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The developers of hohosearch.com took time to research about hidden vulnerabilities of the most popular web browsers including Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. So, now the hijacker can easily get into those browsers and change the default homepage, bookmarks and search engine to its own or any other. Also, the hohosearch.com hijack establishes connection with the remote server to receive commands and send collected data, which may include users browsing history, cookies, search queries and even personal information such as logins and passwords, online banking information, etc. Some of the additional extensions might be installed within the web browser, without user’s authorization. Furthermore, user may be redirected to some phishing websites that will steal personal information.

Of course the computer’s performance will be dramatically reduced once it is infected with hohosearch.com hijacker. This happens because of several reasons. First of all the malware will be always running on the background, also it will be constantly transferring data to the remote server and will keep ports open to receive commands. Also, cyber criminals can even push some updates or some additional adware through the established channel and it will be automatically installed on your computer. However, hohosearch.com is only the initial stage of the infection. The redirects caused by this browser hijacker will cause additional infections with adware, Trojans, backdoors, potentially unwanted programs and so on. It is highly recommended to remove hohosearch.com malware from your computer before it starts its malicious activities.

To completely uninstall hohosearch.com you will have to make sure that it won’t come back after your reboot your computer. Because, usually the malware installs some autoloaders that will try to recover the program on every system boot. Therefore, we recommend you to follow our comprehensive, step-by-step removal guide below and follow the steps carefully and patiently. Also, you might want to download automatic removal tool that will automate the removal process and will scan your whole system for threats such as browser hijackers, adware, spyware and other types of malware, and you will be able to remove all of the threats found.

hohosearch.com Removal Instruction

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Manual Removal Instruction for hohosearch.com

Step 1
UNINSTALL HOHOSEARCH.COM AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Click on the Start button in the left lower corner and select → Control Panel. After that find the Programs and Features (if you are running Windows XP , then click on Add/Remove Programs).
    hohosearch.com remove from Windows - step 1.1
Windows 8/8.1/10
  • If you are running Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system , then right-click on the Start which is in the lower left corner of the screen. After that select Control Panel and go to Programs/Uninstall a Program.
    hohosearch.com remove from Windows - step 1.2
Uninstall hohosearch.com and related programs
  • In the list of installed programs find the hohosearch.com or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Click on them to select and then click on Uninstall button to remove them.
    hohosearch.com remove from Windows - step 1.3
Step 2
REMOVE HOHOSEARCH.COM FROM YOUR WEB BROWSERS
  • Step 3
Remove suspicious add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Manage Add-ons.
    Remove hohosearch.com from Internet Explorer - Step 2.1
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Now, find the hohosearch.com and other suspicious add-ons. Disable them by right clicking and selecting Disable:
    Remove hohosearch.com from Internet Explorer - Step 2.2
How to change your homepage if it was modified by browser hijacker:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Internet Options.
  • On General tab remove unwanted URL and enter your desired domain name such as google.com. Click Apply to save changes.
    Remove hohosearch.com from Internet Explorer - Step 2.3
Resetting Internet Explorer browser
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and chose Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Now click on Reset button, the new window should appear. Select the Delete Personal settings option and click on Reset button again. Now you have deteled hohosearch.com completely.
  • Remove hohosearch.com from Internet Explorer - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon which is located in the top right corner. Now select Add-ons and go to Extensions.
  • Remove hohosearch.com from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.1
  • Now you can see the list of extensions installed within Mozilla Firefox, simply select hohosearch.com and other suspicious extensions and click on remove button to delete them.
  • Remove hohosearch.com from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.2
Resetting Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu icon which is on the upper left corner of the browser and click on the question mark. Now, choose Troubleshooting Information option.
  • Remove hohosearch.com from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.3
  • New windows will pop-up where you can see Refresh Firefox to its default state message and Refresh Firefox button. Click this button to remove hohosearch.com completely.
  • Remove hohosearch.com from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon in the upper right corner and select More Tools and then select Extensions.
  • Remove hohosearch.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.1
  • Now, find the hohosearch.com and other unwanted extensions and click on trash icon to delete them completely.
  • Remove hohosearch.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.2
  • Click on menu icon once again and select Settings and then Manage Search engines it will be right under the Search section.
  • Remove hohosearch.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.3
  • Now you will see all of the Search Engines installed in your browser. Remove any suspicious search engines. We advise you to leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
  • Remove hohosearch.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.4
Resetting Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon which is on the top right corner of your Google Chrome browser. Now select Settings. Click Show Advanced Settings...
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and find there Reset settings and click on it.
  • Remove hohosearch.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.5
  • New window will pop-up where you click on Reset button to confirm the action and remove hohosearch.com completely.
  • Remove hohosearch.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.6
Step 3
FINAL HOHOSEARCH.COM REMOVAL PROCEDURE

After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the HOHOSEARCH.COM and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.

Information added: 03/26/2016 05:01 PM;