Title: Awesome HP virus
Type: Adware
Also known as: Awesome HP

Remove Awesome HP virus
Removal instructions

 
Severity scale:Awesome HP virus severity is 19  (19 / 100)
 

Awesome HP virus (also known as Awesomehp.com) is a malicious search engine, which is mostly propagated with a help of free downloads. You can agree to install this program unconsciously when downloading PDF creators, download managers and similar applications from the Internet. There are many security vendors who decided to give this program ‘virus’ or PUP label. It seems that the main reason why they decided to do that is that it may initiate various issues on computer: Awesome HP virus may hijack your browsers, alter your homepage or default search engine, display forged search results, block legitimate search sites, show commercial pop-up ads or track your browsing and collect personally identifiable information. If you noticed Awesome hp redirects on your browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc), you should check your computer with reputable anti-spyware.

How can Awesome HP virus infiltrate my computer?

Awesome HP virus can be downloaded from the Internet in a bundle with freeware and shareware as an optional download. However, it doesn't mean that you can't avoid it. You just need to pay more attention when installing freeware on your computer. When downloading such programs as Youtube Downloader HD, you should always choose Custom or Advanced installation and uncheck all check boxes that declare that you agree to make Awesomehp.com your homepage or say that you want to download optional downloads on your computer. Otherwise, Awesome HP virus can easily change your computer’s settings and start its annoying activity. If you noticed any annoying activity of this program, you should waste no time and follow this guide:

How to remove Awesome HP virus?

If Awesomehp.com appeared instead of your homepage or default search engine, Awesome HP virus has infiltrated your computer. Follow this guide and remove it from there:

  1. Click Start -> Control Panel -> Programs (or Add/Remove Programs) -> Uninstall a Program.
  2. Here, look for AwesomeHP and other recently installed applications, and select 'Uninstall/Change'.
  3. Click OK to save the changes.
  • Reset your browsers:

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click the Gear icon or ‘Tools‘ -> 'Internet Options'.
  2. Here, go to the 'Advanced' tab and click the 'Reset' button.
  3. Go to the 'Reset Internet Explorer settings' -> 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' option.
  4. Finally, click 'Close' and OK to save the changes.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox, go to the 'Help' section -> 'Troubleshooting Information'.
  2. Here, choose a 'Reset Firefox’ for a couple of times and 'Finish'.

Google Chrome:

  1. Click the Chrome menu button, select 'Tools' -> 'Extensions', find Awesome HP and similar entries, and remove them by clicking Recycle bin.
  2. No click 'Settings' -> 'Manage search engines' and change your default search engine.


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Information added: 2014-02-18 07:07:48
Information updated: 2014-02-18 07:07:48

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TrangleC
Unfortunately somehow the Firefox symbol in my Win 7 tool bar is still hijacked by Awesomehp after deinstalling the malware and resetting the browser. Everytime I use it to start Mozilla, Im still getting the Awesomehp site and I dont know how to clean up the path of tool bar shortcuts.
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Ann
I have done everything written here and still when I open my browser (Chrome) it is always there. Any other suggestions? I have even ran multiple registry scanners, used full uninstall including all registry keys, it doesnt show as an extension in Chrome, but it is still alive and kicking. HELP!!!
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FluffY
Ann.. Same goes for me... it found 28 files associated with awesomehp, cleared all my cache, cookies, and reseted all my options in chrome.. Still pops up every... freaking..time...
And so does the other programs associated with it..
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Hayder
all the mentioned above happened with me too
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Ricardo R. Pasco
This works with me and I think it will also help you.
1. Uninstall all programs by awesomehp.com thru control panel. Restart.
2. Download, install and scan (full scan) with malwarebytes. Delete everything that mawarebytes found during the scan.
3. Uninstall google chrome and mozilla firefox browsers. You cannot uninstall internet explorer. If you reinstall google chrome and mozilla firefox browsers at this stage, the awesomehp.com was gone. Do not reinstall google chrome and mozilla firefox browsers for now but install it later to avoid duplication of work. Restart.
4. Use system restore to remove awesomehp.com to your internet explorer. Restore your PC to the date before your PC is infected.
5. After system restore, Download, install and scan (full scan) with malwarebytes and other antivirus. Delete everything that malwarebytes and antivirus found during the scan.
6. Uninstall google chrome and mozilla firefox browsers. Download and reinstall google chrome and mozilla firefox browsers.
7. The awesomehp.com is out but I am not sure if there is still infection somewhere in the PC.
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Ricardo R. Pasco
Note: Be careful with system restore because if you restore back to the previous date when your PC is still infected by awesomehp.com, the infection might come back. To remedy this, those restore points covering the infection must be removed/deleted. So remove those restore points or turn the system restore off. Then restart, t then turn system restore on again.

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