What is Google WebHP Virus?
Google WebHP Virus is a browser hijacker that redirects you to Google.com/WebHP which is a fake Google webpage. The infection usually enters computer system via bundled freeware downloads. It has been in particularly linked to iLivid Toolbar and other applications by Conduit. The virus has also been associated with searchou.com, searchab,com, search.privitize.com and similar browser hijackers.
Once Google WebHP Virus enters your PC you will get constantly redirected in the middle of your browsing. Moreover, the application will also replace your home page and default search engine. Needless to say, the provided search engine can not be trusted. New tabs and adverts will also appear out of nowhere. The only way get rid of them is to eliminate Google WebHP Virus from your computer.
How does Google WebHP Virus work?
There are several ways how Google WebHP Virus could have infected your PC. Usually it is bundled with freeware or shareware. If you skipped through the installation wizard and did not pay much attention the the provided information that is how you could have acquired the hijacker. Whatever it was, once the program entered your system it created files with random names in %USERPROFILE% and %APPDATA% folders.
The virus comes with rootkits and is very good at staying hidden. It changes your hosts file so if your system is infected with Google WebHP Virus it is very likely that there are other malicious or potentially unwanted programs on it as well. That is why it is extremely important to pay attention to the installation process of free software and deselect all unwanted programs whenever you can. It is better to avoid the hijacker, than to deal with Google WebHP Virus removal afterwards.
How to remove Google WebHP?
Google WebHP Virus is especially dangerous because it is not that easy to get rid of it. It is not enough to uninstall the application that the virus came bundled with in order to restore your browser settings. And since the program can download other malware onto your system, we recommend you install a powerful malware removal tool that will delete Google WebHP Virus for you. The anti-malware system will scan your computer, detect all malicious files and eliminate Google WebHP Virus along with them. You will not have to worry about the program regenerating again. Moreover, the security utility will also protect your PC from similar online threats in the future.
If, however, you are certain you can uninstall Google WebHP Virus manually, scan your computer with the free malware scanner to determine the locations of the files that you will need to delete. Afterwards, follow the manual Google WebHP Virus removal instructions provided below the article.
Google WebHP Virus Removal
Restore Hosts File
- Open C:Windowssystem32driversetc.
- Double-click hosts and open it in the Notepad
- Delete all lines after 127.0.0.1 localhost or ::1
- Save the file
Modify Proxy Settings
- Open IE and press Alt+T
- Select Internet Options
- Go to Connections tab
- Click LAN Settings
- Uncheck the box below Proxy server
- Click OK
- Launch Mozilla and click on the menu
- Open Options and then Advanced tab
- Click on the Network tab and open Settings
- Select Manual Proxy Configuration
- Enter the required data and click OK
- Open your browser and tap Alt+F
- Click on Settings and then Show advanced settings
- Choose Network and click Change proxy settings
- Click LAN settings on the Connections tab
- Uncheck the box under Proxy server and click OK.