Remove InterHop.exe “Virus” from Chrome/Firefox

I wrote this article to help you remove InterHop.exe. This InterHop.exe removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

InterHop.exe is a malicious executable and if you have been infected with it, you have to act fast to remove it. InterHop.exe is associated with other cyber threats as well such as browser hijackers and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), like PUP.CornerSunshine and Youndoo. Keep in mind that this means the chances are high you have more than one dangerous parasite in your system. The executable is very dangerous and capable of completely ruin your online experience. The thing you need to do as soon as you can is to permanently remove it from your machine. If you ignore the risk is poses, you will find yourself in a pretty unpleasant situation pretty soon.

For starters, InterHop.exe slithers in your PC completely undetected and immediately starts corrupting it. It goes for your default settings first. Keep in mind that in the ongoing meddling process your permission won`t be needed or required. The program acts as it sees fit. All the changes it makes are unauthorized and your preferences are not a priority. As a result, some of your applications and programs will stop running as the pest alters your system registry and damages files. Then, it attacks your browser by replacing your homepage and preferred search engine. Again, without bothering to ask you. It basically hijacks your once trusted browser while you can`t do anything about it.

You may also notice some additional toolbars installed as well. Moreover, InterHop.exe injects your browser with countless advertisements. This means that you will be bombarded with all kind of ads all the time. This includes pop-ups, commercials, video ads, product deals, various offers, and whatever else you can think of. All of them will annoy and interrupt you each time you go online trying to make you click on them. Do not. Most of the times your click equals your permission. Your permission another malware to infect you.

It doesn’t matter if you click on purpose or by accident, your intention is not important as the click is more than enough. However, this is not all the executable has to show you. Don’t forget the redirects because there will be many. While trying to load a particular page you will get redirected to another, completely different and very questionable one. Every day you are going to be at huge risk of compromising you PC even more than it is now. Take action and go back in the situation in which you can surf the Web without constantly ask yourself “Is this page/link/torrent legitimate? Should I trust it or is it generated by InterHop.exe?”

Every issue for far was proven incredibly annoying and dangerous but they all pale in comparison with the biggest risk the executable puts you in. Your privacy is no longer safe thanks to InterHop.exe. The parasite puts it in danger of ending up in the wrong hands. How? By monitoring everything, each your online step and sending it to the crooks behind it. Browsing history, passwords, usernames, search queries/results, emails, and accounts. All of them are not accessible to the cybercriminals and they can use it in their favor. You know what this can cost you. If they get they hands on your financial credentials or personal information, you will be in a much more serious trouble. Don’t let this happen. Find and delete the parasite for good. Our removal guide below will help you do that just by following the instructions in the exact order.

Furthermore, make sure no never let such a virus infect you again. First, consider getting a reliable anti-malware program to help you prevent such attacks. Second, ask yourself what you did wrong this time which could have led to the infection. Most of the times, these infections use bundled software to sneak in. Be careful while downloading bundles especially if you use illegitimate sources. More often than not, a parasite comes along with them. Opt for the Custom or Advanced options in the Setup Wizard instead of the Basic ones so you can have complete control over what it being downloaded on your machine. Don’t rush the installation and double-check before you agree with anything. This way you increase your chances to catch an infection on the spot. And not only an executable like this one. Other more dangerous threat also use this invasion tactic, such as Trojans or ransomware. Keep in mind that they will cause a lot more harm and are much more difficult to tackle.

InterHop.exe Uninstall

STEP-1 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.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
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.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Here are the steps you must follow to permanently remove from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
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).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

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.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove InterHop.exe from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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