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.
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:
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:
You can remove Awesome HP automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
Adware is a program that displays advertisements while people are browsing online. Advertisements appear in a web browser, pop-up windows, special toolbars or within the host program. Adware also can gather information about user’s habits and interests. Once it collects what it needs, it sends it out through a background Internet connection. Such behavior allows adware vendors to deliver targeted advertisements to the end user and collect general statistics. However, it may also be used for stealing people’s private data.
Adware is divided into parasitical and legitimate applications. Illegal advertising programs are very similar to spyware parasites and often have some of their functions. They can be installed without user's knowledge and start working every time a computer is rebooted. However, they are less dangerous than rogues because the most of such parasites are primarily intended to collect user’s personal information for marketing and advertising purposes. Unfortunately, you can never know what other purposes it can be used for.
Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by Awesome HP:
• Appearance of annoying pop-up ads
• Appearance of banners and in-text ads
• Redirects to unknown and suspicious websites
• Changes in homepage and default search engine
• Decreased speed of every Internet browser
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than
standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.
The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Awesome HP virus are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Awesome HP virus right in your pocket.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
Information added: 2014-08-13 04:31
Information updated: 2014-08-13 04:31