I wrote this article to help you remove Hipmy. This Hipmy removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Hipmy is a nasty adware program which will effectively ruin your browsing experience if you don’t act against it. Adware programs are considered relatively easy to deal with IF you act fast. If you procrastinate and ignore the threat you are exposed to, things will worsen quickly. Don’t let yourself be misled by the fact that adware infections cannot be compared with much more dreaded parasites like ransomware and Trojans. They also can and will cause you some irreversible damage if you don’t stop them on time. So, keep reading this article in order to understand what exactly you are dealing with, how to permanently remove it and how to protect yourself in the future.
As soon as the adware sneaks on your PC, troubles start pouring. The virus immediately modifies all on your browsers. Needless to say, your permission is neither needed nor asked for. The pest is able to make modifications as it sees fit. This is because you are not the one in charge anymore. You are the victim which suffers countless interruptions all the time. For starters, none of your previously reliable browsers is safe anymore. They all have been compromised and now serve the hackers` malicious purposes which, of course, revolve around money. Money is the reason why all adware programs get developed.
Crooks use adware infection to generate web traffic to specific pages so they could gain profits via the pay-per-click mechanism. Simple as that. This is why you are flooded with numerous ads on daily basis. Discounts, coupons, deals, offers, video ads, and pretty much anything else you can think of is generated by the adware. Your whole screen is constantly covered with advertisements and if you click, hackers gain revenue. At your expense. What is more, you are also always one click away from more infections.
The ads you are bombarded with are sponsored which means a single click on the wrong links equals your consent more malware to enter your machine. Is that what you want? To compromise your PC even more. Don’t click on anything. There might be some perfectly safe commercials as well but there is no way of telling which is which without clicking. And clicking it too much of a risk. So, avoid everything. The ads, the redirects, all of it.
Yes, aside from the incredibly annoying ads, you are also redirected to shady pages non-stop. Pages which are just as unreliable as the ads. Trust nothing and click nothing this pest throws at you as the chances are it is dangerous. In addition to your browsing experience being effectively destroyed, your computer is also suffering. It is underperforming due to the adware`s presence. It lags and crashes frequently. Your browsers freeze as well. And like this is not enough, your privacy is also exposed to danger. Hipmy jeopardizes your private information by spying on you, gathering information and sending everything to the crooks how published it. So, unless you want your predicament to worsen significantly, delete the infection now. To do so manually, use our removal guide below. All you have to do is follow the steps in the exact order given.
Once you get rid of the intruders, make sure it (or another one) won`t attack you again. Do you know how infections travel the Web and how they slither in victims` computers? They rely on trickery and deception. Adware parasites are still programs and they need to be properly installed. So, they are bound to seek your approval on their installment. However, it is pretty clear you would never give your consent to an infection entering your machine, they turn to the old but old means of infiltration. These include freeware bundles, spam email messages and their malicious attachments, corrupted pages, third-party ads, bogus program updates, unverified sources, illegitimate torrents, etc. Any of these tactics will work IF you proved something yourself – your carelessness. This is what crooks need to succeed. None of their tricks would work without your haste, distraction, and negligence. So, don’t provide them.
Be more vigilant. Don’t open emails from unknown senders. Carefully read what you are giving green light to. Stay away from suspicious pages. Don’t blindly click on any ad that some your way. When installing a bundle or an update, always read the Terms and Conditions and opt for the Advanced settings instead of the Basic ones. Don’t forget that a little extra attention could save you a ton of issues. Be cautious and don’t make yourself an even easier target by being careless.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Hipmy from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.