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Remove Great Hub ads (Virus Removal Guide)

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Is it worth installing Great Hub on the system?

If you don’t want to receive a report from your anti-spyware informing you about Adware.Great Hub detected on your computer, you should stay away from this program. No matter that, technically, this program is not considered malicious, it has been added to a “potentially unwanted program” category. According to PC security experts, that was done for the ability of this program to track its victims and show pop-up ads that are selected according to their interests. Usually, Great Hub tracking is initiated behind people’s back, and only those who read the Privacy Policy and End User’s License Agreement can spot its ability to collect personally non-identifiable data. Besides, there are hundreds of PC users who claim that Great Hub ads are annoying them to death. If you are one of those people, you should stay away from links that are usually added to such ads because they will redirect you to unknown websites. We can’t claim that Great Hub redirect will make you visit an infected site. However, you should never eliminate such possibility.

Questions about Great Hub ads

As you can see, Great Hub is a convensional program, which has both of the sides. The good one is that you can use it for getting more information about sales and discounts. However, these ads may start bothering no matter if you want to see them or not. Another bad thing related to Great Hub adware is its ability to track your browsing sessions. Beware that this program may reveal your email address or PC’s IP address and share this data with unknown parties. To stay safe, you should remove Great Hub from your computer.

The picture showing Great Hub ads and the main page of this program

Why did this program appeared on my computer without downloading it?

You can install Great Hub on your computer from its official website or in a bundle with other software. We hope that you have already hard about bundling and what steps do you need to take to avoid it. If you have no idea about this suspicious distribution technique and its prevention, then you should follow these steps:

  • Double check each of download managers, PDF creators, video streaming software, video recording software and similar freeware before downloading it to your computer as it is known as the main distributor of Great Hub virus.
  • Select only Custom or Advanced installation of the freeware to know more about hidden components that it promotes.
  • Uncheck pre-checked check marks claiming that you want to add “optional components” to your PC. The same is said about prepositions to change the start page and the default search engine on each of your web browsers.

Great Hub removal:

You can remove Great Hub from your computer either with the help of a manual removal guide given bellow or using a reliable anti-spyware. You can also find a guide explaining how to uninstall Great Hub from the system manually on the official page of this adware. However, we should warn you that sometimes manual removal instructions work only until you reboot your computer. If you are dealing with such case right now, you should think about the automatic removal of this potentially unwanted program because it seems that Great Hub is hiding some of its processes in your system’s background for trying to prevent its removal. To make sure that all files related to this program are gone, select one of removal tools that are given below, update it to its latest version and run a full system scan. As soon as this browser add-on is removed, you should not see its ads appearing on your PC’s desktop during your search sessions.

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To remove Great Hub ads, follow these steps:

Eliminate Great Hub 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 Great Hub and related programs
    Here, look for Great Hub 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'

Get rid of Great Hub 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 Great Hub 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'

Delete Great Hub 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 Great Hub 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 Great Hub removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Uninstall Great Hub 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, Great Hub should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Erase Great Hub 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 Great Hub 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 Great Hub removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Remove Great Hub 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 Great Hub 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 Great Hub removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Eliminate Great Hub 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 Great Hub 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 Great Hub removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Jake Doevan
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  1. JannetJ says:
    February 10th, 2016 at 8:24 am

    I cant stand Great Hub ads! They have been interrupting me since the moment I installed this program on my computer!

  2. Loraaaa says:
    February 10th, 2016 at 8:26 am

    I used your guide to fix my computer. It helped to get rid of every ad by great Hub. Thanks God!

  3. LopezKim says:
    February 10th, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Dealing with Great Hub ads right know. I cant express how annoying they are.. Thank you for writing this guide!

  4. Sunnyday says:
    February 10th, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Totally agreed! Thank you, 2spyware!

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