Hohosearch.com Redirect Vius Removal Guide

My web browser was hijacked by a virus a few days ago but I fail to remove it after having tried many methods. If I search something, it presents strange results to me. Like I clicked on a link to open an amazon page, and it brought me to something called Hohosearch.com. That really annoys me. I have run a full system scan with my antivirus program but it cannot detect anything. How can I remove Hohosearch.com completely?

What is Hohosearch.com?

Hohosearch.com is a website associated with browser hijacker taking control of your browser and redirecting you to its domain. This redirect virus usually makes use of BHOs (browser helper objects) and other channels to penetrate into your computer and then modifies your browser settings without any consent. Once your browser is hijacked, your online activities, for example, how many times you visit a website and how long you stay, will be monitored without authorization. As soon as the browser is hijacked, the junk files and useless cookies will leave inside the history record. It is really dangerous that this redirect virus stays on the infected computer for a long time.

By misleading users to open Hohosearch.com, criminals can boost the traffic of the website and earn money from the ads it promotes. The creators take advantage of this technique to generate traffic to their site, forcibly capturing user’s browser search service and change it to its own. The sponsored links in the website may redirect you to blank pages, advertising sites, or the websites containing malicious codes which can attack your computer. In addition, it brings a toolbar that cannot be removed through normal uninstall processes. This redirect virus has no built-in uninstaller and it can deeply hide in the infected computer in order to evade detection and removal by antivirus programs. As we can see so far, this vicious website do only harm to system, if you want to protect system from further damage, it’s highly suggested to remove it as quickly as possible.

Note: Hohosearch.com is very dangerous and hard to remove from PC. If you’re not sure and are afraid to make any critical mistakes during the process, please use a redirect removal tool.

Infected Symptoms:

1 It slows down the performance of your computer, which will waste you a lot of time.

2 It can start up automatically when Windows logs in, taking up massive CPU resources.

3 Many unknown programs or files appear on your computer.

4 Personal information including credit card number, password or security card number has been stolen and sent to remote server by email.

5 Your default DNS configuration is changed and you sometimes cannot go to your favorite sites.

6 It changes the default browser homepage and search engine without any consent.  

Guide to Manually Remove Hohosearch.com

Hohosearch.com redirect virus is a nasty threat that is able to attack browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Two of the most obvious symptoms of being infected by this redirect virus are that the default homepage is modified and browsers are always redirected to Hohosearch.com and some undesired websites. What’s worse, random malware like Trojans may be downloaded and installed on your PC and your computer becomes more vulnerable. It deletes users’ important files and even some crucial files so that it is necessary for users to delete Hohosearch.com in time and prevent it from infiltrating in the future.

1. Disable running processes on Windows Task Manager.
1) Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys to activate Windows Task Manager.
2) From Processes tab, find out the associated processes of Hohosearch.com and then right click on the End Process button to totally terminate them.

2. Uninstall associated programs of Hohosearch.com from the computer.
1) Click on Start button, click Control Panel.
2) Click Program, click on Uninstall a Program.
3) From Programs and Features, locate the associated programs of Hohosearch.com from the applications list, locate the associated programs and then click Uninstall button to remove them.
4) Confirm the uninstall request then follow the wizard to complete the removal.

3. Modify browser settings to stay away from the cyber attacks triggered by Hohosearch.com.
1) Enable the browser.
2) Revert browser settings and fully remove the associated Internet temp files.

For Internet Explorer
Click Tools-> Go to Internet Options-> Click Advanced tab-> Click on Reset button

For Mozilla Firefox
Click Firefox-> locate Help option-> Go to Troubleshooting Information-> Click Reset Firefox button

For Google Chrome
Click the wrench icon-> Click Settings-> Click Show Advanced Settings link-> Click Reset Browser Settings

3) Reset the browser homepage manually.

For Internet Explorer
Click General from the Internet Options -> type a secure and new web address -> confirm the modification

For Mozilla Firefox
Click Options from the Firefox menu-> Click General tab-> type a secure and new web address -> confirm the changes.

For Google Chrome
Go to Advance section in the Settings-> Click Show Home Button-> Click the displayed Change link-> type a secure and new web address

4) Restart the browser to confirm the modification.

Suggestion: If you are not sure about deleting the redirect virus by yourself manually, use a professional removal tool to solve the problem easily and safely.

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