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Ads by Price-Hipo. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Jake Doevan - -   Also known as Price-Hipo ads, Price-Hipo virus, Price-Hipo adware, Price-Hipo | Type: Adware

What is Price-Hipo?

Price-Hipo is a web browser add-on that may affect Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer browsers. We cannot claim that it is capable of affecting other web browsers because we haven't got any reports yet; however, you should stay cautious even if you are using a less popular web browser. It is very important to keep in mind that this app usually spreads bundled with other free software, so it may seem that it gets inside your computer without permission asked. It is promoted as another 'shopping helper' tool that is capable of informing people about various deals and discounts. However, it has been categorized as an adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and you should not trust the service that it offers. As any other adware, it claims being able to save time and money by enabling comparison shopping and providing various coupons and promo codes. Unfortunately, such a useless service is implemented in a very annoying manner. If it gets inside, you may start seeing 'Ads by Price-Hipo', 'Price-Hipo Coupons', 'Price-Hipo Deals' and similarly marked advertisements that may flood every website that you visit whether you want to see them or not. Beware that those ads are not only disruptive and annoying, but also pose a high-risk of redirects to unsafe websites. That's because this adware is related to third parties and seek to promote affiliate websites which content is not checked or monitored in any way. In addition to that, you have to know that every time when you surf the net with a Price-Hipo virus inside PC, your activities are monitored and you are constantly tracked. Even though your personal information should not be gathered, non-personal information may also be used for unfair reasons, such as preparation of appealing advertisements or flooding your email with spam. In order to avoid Price-Hipo redirects, stop its ads, and remove cookies, we recommend using a reputable anti-spyware, such as Reimage.

How can Price-Hipo hijack my computer?

As we have already mentioned, Price-Hipo spreads in a form of add-on. You may probably already known that various add-ons, plug-ins, toolbars, and extensions that are, usually, introduced as tools that enhance web browsing experience, are spreading around the Internet using 'bundling'. It means that they are attached to various freewares and sharewares in one pack. Even though it may seem that such and similar programs infiltrate computers like viruses, we must say that it's not true. All apps. that are traveling by 'bundling' must ask for user's permission one way or another. So if you started noticing Price-Hipo ads on your web browser, it means that you gave permission for it. However, the permission may be asked in a misleading manner and if you rushed to install free software, it is not surprising that you have missed to notice the check box regarding this add-on and its installation. If you want to stay safe from redirects, slow downs, ads, and other issues, you should be more attentive while installing free software, select Advanced or Custom installation and carefully check every detail in order to opt out of additional components. Otherwise, you may end up with the whole list of potentially unwanted programs on your PC.

How to remove Price-Hipo virus?

If Price-Hipo add-on has infiltrated your computer, then follow this guide and get rid of it now:

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To remove Price-Hipo ads, follow these steps:

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Remove Price-Hipo from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. 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. 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'.
  3. Uninstall Price-Hipo and related programs
    Here, look for Price-Hipo or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
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Delete Price-Hipo from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Price-Hipo 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'
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Eliminate Price-Hipo from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. 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'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Price-Hipo and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Price-Hipo removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Uninstall Price-Hipo ads from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Price-Hipo should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Erase Price-Hipo from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. 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'
  2. Here, select Price-Hipo 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
  3. 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'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Price-Hipo removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Get rid of Price-Hipo from Google Chrome

  1. 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'
  2. Here, select Price-Hipo 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
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. 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
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Price-Hipo removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Remove Price-Hipo from Safari

  1. 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'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Price-Hipo or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. 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...'
  4. 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 Price-Hipo removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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