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HighDP adware. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - -   Also known as HighDP ads, HighDP virus, Ads by HighDP | Type: Adware

What is HighDP?

HighDP is another misleading browser plug-in that has been created on the grounds of Crossrider engine. It's promoted as a tool that allows viewing high-quality online videos. If you are at least a little bit interested in computer viruses and various computer infections, probably you already know that programs that promise to enhance the quality of online videos or enable comparison shopping, usually, appear to be adwares or other potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). HighDP is not an exception. It has been labeled as an adware and a potentially unwanted program that you should avoid installing. Unfortunately, if you are not attentive enough while installing free software on your PC, it may infiltrate your computer easily. That's because it relies on misleading distribution technique that is known as 'bundling'. We will discuss that in more details later. At this point, we want to warn you that you have to be careful with HighDP ads. As soon as this adware infiltrated the machine, it hijacks all most popular web browsers and starts displaying sponsored advertisements. Unfortunately, many people have already reported that HighDP redirects made them visit questionable websites filled with sponsored advertisements, various software installers, alerts and so on. Be careful with them because your cyber security is important neither for HighDP developers nor for third parties who embed advertisements in this adware. They only seek to increase their income via redirects to their websites and via pay-per-click system. By the way, we want to mention that HighDP virus may also spy on you and continuously investigate your browsing habits. Beware that your IP address, email address, PC's location, name, and other sensitive information may also be collected and used for suspicious purposes. Therefore, we recommend you to run a full system scan with Reimage as soon as you notice working in the background of your computer.

How can HighDP hijack my computer?

HighDP is an ordinary adware that most frequently spreads using 'bundling'. That's a misleading marketing technique that is mainly used for spreading various add-ons, plug-ins, toolbars, and extensions that people avoid installing on computers willingly. Even though it's considered to be legitimate, we consider it to be very unfair. That's because it tricks people into installing unwanted programs unintentionally. Third parties who seek to spread their advertisements and promote websites pay the money for freeware developers for such possibility. That's why free software is commonly bundled with additional components. The most important thing that you have to remember is that those optional or additional components are set by default. Thus, of you want to keep your computer safe, you have to opt out of them. For that, it's a must to select Advanced or Custom installation option and monitor the entire installation process as carefully as possible. NEVER click the 'next' or 'I accept' button without reading the terms. This way you may skip important details and end up with a potentially unwanted program on your PC. Have you already installed it and look for the way to delete HighDP virus? Then you should follow the removal guidelines that are given below.

How to remove HighDP virus?

Get rid of HighDP manually or automatically. No matter which method you will select, always remember that installing and keeping a reputable anti-spyware up-to-date ensures your cyber security.

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HighDP adware snapshot
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To remove HighDP adware, follow these steps:

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Remove HighDP 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 HighDP and related programs
    Here, look for HighDP 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 HighDP 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 HighDP 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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Get rid of HighDP 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 HighDP 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 HighDP 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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Erase HighDP adware 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, HighDP should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Uninstall HighDP 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 HighDP 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 HighDP removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Eliminate HighDP 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 HighDP 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 HighDP removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Remove HighDP 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 HighDP 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 HighDP removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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