Title: Hao123

Remove Hao123
Removal instructions

Severity scale:Hao123 severity is 10  (10 / 100)

Hao123 is a potentially unwanted application, which is propagated using illegal/unfair distribution methods. Once it sneaks inside the system, this program makes several system's modifications that are closely related to Hao.123 website and Hao123 Toolbar. The clearest sign, saying that your computer is infected with this hijacker, is continuous redirects to en.hao.123, br.hao.123, tw.hao.123,  jp.hao.123 or vn.hao.123 or similar websites. Besides, you may also receive annoying pop-up advertisements every time you start browsing on the web. In most of occasions, changing the browser doesn't help to avoid this redirect virus because it affects every web browser, which is installed on the system. If you want to fix your PC, you have to remove Hao123 from the system without any delay..


Hao123 redirect virus is propagated using several distribution methods. Note that you should definitely install updated anti-spyware if you want to prevent infiltration of this hijacker. In addition, you should avoid freeware and shareware, or carefully check every installation window when downloading such program on your computer. As soon as it gets inside the system, it alters some of PC's settings. Typically, you may discover changes in your start page, default search engine and new tab page. Besides, you may also find Hao123 Toolbar on your computer and receive annoying pop-up advertisements when searching on the Internet. If you think your PC may be infected with this redirect virus, you should check your computer with updated anti-spyware. Besides, we also recommend following this detailed removal guide:


If you think your PC is infected with Hao123, you should immediately run a full system scan with SpyHunter, STOPzilla or other reputable anti-spyware. As soon as you remove malicious entries, look for this program on Add/Remove Programs list. For that:

  1. Click Start -> Control Panel -> Programs (or Add/Remove Programs) -> Uninstall a Program.
  2. Here, look for Hao123 Toolbar and similar entries and select 'Uninstall/Change'.
  3. Click OK to save the changes.

Finally, fix each of your browsers with a help of these steps:

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, go ‘Tools‘ -> ”Manage Add-ons’ -> ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ and uninstall Hao123 and other entries that are unknown for you.
  2. Click ''Tools' -> 'Manage addons' -> ‘Search Providers’ and choose the search engine you used before.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox, go ‘Tools’ -> ‘Add-ons’ -> ‘Extensions’; find Hao123 and other entries that are unknown and click ‘Uninstall’.
  2. Go ‘Tools’ -> ‘Options’ and reset the startup homepage to google.com, yahoo.com or similar search page.

Google Chrome:

  1. Click on the ‘Customize and control Google Chrome’ icon, select ‘Options’ -> ‘Basic’ and change the homepage to google.com or other.
  2. Click the ‘Manage search engines…’ -> choose ‘Google’ and make it the default search engine..

Automatic Hao123 removal:

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SpyHunter is recommended remover to uninstall Hao123. You should confirm using free trial that it detects current version of parasite.

Note: Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

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Geolocation of Hao123:

This map reveals the prevalence of Hao123. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: China, Egypt, Macau, Vietnam and Brazil.

QR code for Hao123 removal instructions:

Hao123 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 Hao123 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 Hao123 right in your pocket.

Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.

Removal guides in other languages

Information added: 2014-05-11 12:34:18
Information updated: 2014-05-11 12:34:18

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on chrome you also need to go into settings > startup and remove the hao poop from there too
I consider your very difficult method to remove your software as an agression
On Firefox, Ive tried removing hao123 using adwcleaner, to no avail. Ive disabled plug-ins and extensions and uninstalled recently installed apps, all to no avail. Very frustrating!
is there a free way to remove hao123?

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