Suphpnot.exe Removal Guide
Suphpnot.exe, also known as HPNotify.exe, is an executable file that belongs to a browser hijacker. The aim of this file is to prevent you from deleting the unwanted application from your computer. It has been associated with such browser hijackers as Search Protect, MyStartSearch, Omiga Plus, WebSearches and some others.
If you have any one of these programs on your PC, it means that your browser settings are altered and your browsers are most likely filled with unnecessary commercial content. The above mentioned applications have nothing valuable to offer. If you want to get rid of Suphpnot.exe, you will have to delete its associated program.
What do browser hijackers do?
As mentioned above, the reason Suphpnot.exe is in your system is because you have a browser hijacker installed. Although the executable file may belong to different hijackers, they all work in the same manner. The useless programs are usually promoted as tools that can enhance your Internet browsing. SearchProtect, for example, is presented as an application that can save your preferred browser settings and keep various programs from altering them. In reality, however, it modifies the your browser settings itself.
The distribution method of these unwanted programs is also the same. They usually enter the computer bundled with freeware or shareware. Browser hijackers are offered during the installation process and if you do not deselect them, they get installed along with the free software. Once inside, they change your home page and default search engine. The hijackers may also cause other disturbances like pop-ups, banners and other ads appearing on your screen. They can also redirect you to unfamiliar webpages, slow down your Internet speed, collect information about your Internet surfing habits and so on. Their main purpose is to generate web traffic and they use various tactics in order to achieve it.
How to remove Suphpnot.exe?
As it has already been stated, in order to terminate Suphpnot.exe, you need to delete the application that it belongs to. The best way to identify the unwanted program is to use a malware scanner. Once you do, you will be able to uninstall Suphpnot.exe via Control Panel, reset your browser settings and edit the Target line, should it be necessary. That is, if you choose to go with manual Suphpnot.exe removal. If you do, you can use the step-by-step instructions below. However, a more effective solution would be to implement a malware removal tool. The anti-malware utility can eliminate Suphpnot.exe and its associated program without any difficulties.
1) Delete Suphpnot.exe
Remove Suphpnot.exe from Windows XP
- Click on Start and choose Control Panel
- Select Add or remove programs
- Choose the application and click Remove
Delete Suphpnot.exe from Windows 7 and Vista
- Click Start and open Control Panel
- Choose Uninstall a program
- Select the unwanted application
- Click Uninstall
Terminate Suphpnot.exe from Windows 8
- Move cursor to the bottom right
- Select Settings and click Control Panel
- Go to Uninstall a program
- Select the software and click Uninstall
2) Reset your browser settings:
- Click on the Gear icon
- Choose Internet Options
- Click on the Advanced tab
- Select Reset and tick the box
- click on Reset and then click Close
- Press Alt and click on Help
- Choose troubleshooting Information
- Select Reset Firefox
- Click Reset Firefox and then Finish
- Open the Chrome menu
- Choose Settings
- Click Show advanced settings
- Select Reset settings
- Click Reset
3) Modify your Target line:
- Right-click on the browser icon
- Choose Properties
- Click on the Shortcut tab
- Locate Target line
- Delete all that comes after .exe
- Click Apply and OK.