Awesome HP virus  

Awesome HP virus. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

by ,   Also known as Awesome HP | Type: Adware

What is Awesome HP?

Awesome HP (also known as is a very suspicious 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 a ‘virus’ or 'potentially unwanted program' label. It seems that the main reason why they decided to do that is that Awesome HP hijacker may initiate various issues on computer: this program may infiltrate the system without your permission asked; it may hijack each of your browsers; it may easily alter your homepage or default search engine; it may try to display forged search results; it may block legitimate search sites and search engines; you may notice an increased amount of commercial pop-up ads, etc. Sounds impressive, right? Besides, Awesome HP may track your browsing on the web and may collect personally non-identifiable information. In most of the cases, such programs collect data, which is related to people's browsing habits. Nevertheless, they may also collect information, which is related to people's email addresses, their PCs' IP addresses, location, etc. If you noticed Awesome hp redirects on each of your web browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc), you should check your computer with reputable anti-spyware. Otherwise, you may be tricked into visiting a suspicious website that may try to trick you into downloading other suspicious application. In most of the cases, such hijackers are used to promote websites that want to increase their page rank or sales but there are hundreds of people who report about redirects to unknown websites that tricked them into downloading toolbars, questionable web browser plugins and similar applications. How can you avoid that? After noticing Awesome HP existence on your computer, you should waste no time and download SpyHunter. After updating it, you should run a full system scan with it and get rid of suspicious programs and files. 

How can Awesome HP hijack 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 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 has already appeared instead of your homepage or default search engine, it means that you are dealing with the browser hijacker. Please, do NOT leave it on your computer because there are lots of unwanted activities that it may try to initiate. For fixing your machine, you should follow this guide:

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Awesome HP virus manual removal

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Manual Awesome HP virus Removal Guide

Step 1: Uninstall Awesome HP and related programs

Windows Mac OS X Step 2

from Windows 7 / Vista / XP systems

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).

from Windows 10 / Windows 8 systems

  • If you are Windows 10 / 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.
Uninstall Awesome HP and related programs
  • Here, look for Awesome HP or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.
Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
Windows Mac OS X Step 2

from Mac OS X system

If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.

Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'

Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Awesome HP or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.

Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

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

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3

from Internet Explorer (IE)

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.
Click on menu icon and select '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:
Right click on each of malicious entries and select '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 preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and 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.
Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3

from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  • Here, select Awesome HP and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select '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.
Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3

from Google Chrome

Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  • Here, select Awesome HP and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs 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.
When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Awesome HP removal.
Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3

from Safari

Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences.
Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  • Here, select Extentions and look for Awesome HP or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them.
Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons Reset Safari
  • Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari....
Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  • Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Awesome HP removal process.
Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Step 3: Complete Awesome HP virus removal

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of Awesome HP registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: SpyHunter, STOPzilla or Malwarebytes Anti Malware.

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Geolocation of Awesome HP virus

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

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Comments on Awesome HP virus

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.
Ricardo R. Pasco
This works with me and I think it will also help you.
1. Uninstall all programs by 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 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 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 is out but I am not sure if there is still infection somewhere in the PC.
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, 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.
all the mentioned above happened with me too
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..
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!!!
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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