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:

Automatic Awesome HP virus Removal Guide

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.

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Manual Awesome HP virus Removal Guide

Step 1: Uninstall Awesome HP and related programs

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  • Here, look for Awesome HP or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.

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.

Step 2: Remove Awesome HP from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Remove dangerous add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Awesome HP and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  • Here, remove malicious URL and enter your preferred domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Reset Internet Explorer
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Here, select Reset.
  • When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Awesome HP removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
  • Here, select Awesome HP and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
  • Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Awesome HP removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
  • Here, select Awesome HP and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Reset Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Awesome HP removal.

What is adware?

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

Geolocation of Awesome HP virus:

This map reveals the prevalence of Awesome HP virus. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: France, Italy, Spain, Germany and Brazil.

QR code for Awesome HP virus removal instructions:

Awesome HP virus qrcode
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.

Removal guides in other languages

Information added: 2014-08-13 04:31:21
Information updated: 2014-08-13 04:31:21

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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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Queen of Whales
One day, I downloaded u torrent. I was not able to scrutinize the bundles and the settings enclosed with it. Then a big change happened. When I open the browsers - google chrome and mozilla... I am directed to this browser called awesome hp. And every time I surf the net, lots and lots of pop-ups would appear on my screen. I got so worried because I knew that my laptop was already infected.

Researching about this awesome hp thing, I learned that this is a hijacker browser. And from there, I tried to research on ways to remove it. Several strategies were given by the net like... 1. go to control panel, click uninstall programs, and delete all programs related to awesome hp. 2. download the spyhunter 4... and many others.

I got so worried because the 1st step didnt work for me... as for the 2nd, well I didnt plan to pay so as to download a malware detector and remover.

Then came my husband, my knight in shining armor. He sat down and did his stuff... then wallah! The awesome hp was gone.

Here are the simple steps on how to get rid of it:

1. Delete the google chrome icon from your desktop and task bar.

2. Go to my computer and go to drive C:/.

3. Go to program files

4. Go to google folder and proceed to chrome folder... then click the application folder.

5. From there you can see the google chrome icon. Then create a shortcut to your desktop. Then open it...

Wallah! Your browser it back to its old step.

NOTE: The only thing that Ive observed is that after doing this process... I went to the sites regarding the removal of the awesome hp, so as to provide comments and to share this experience; but the thing is, when I open those sites, the advertisements and pop ups again appeared. Nevertheless, when I close the chrome browser and again tried to surf other sites, the ads never appeared.

Anyway, I hope this will help you resolve this awesome hp problem. Let me know if this works fine with you too.

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