AwesomeHP is a browser hijacker. Upon installation it will replace your homepage and search engine. AwesomeHP is distributed by parasites programs or via fake Java/Flash updates. For example a streaming websites distributing parasites programs in the form of video players allowing users to watch the so-called movies.
Symptoms of infection
AwesomeHP will change the browser settings and modify the web browser shortcuts. To successfully get rid of AweSomeHP, we are going to use AdwCleaner and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malwares. Note that you will need to clean the browser shortcuts manually.
AdwCleaner is a freeware that can handle the removal of unwatend programs, adware, browser hijackers and malicious toolbars. Download Adwcleaner, launch it and click on Scan
. Once the scan is done, click on the Clean
. Restart your PC if needed.
Download and install Malwarebytes, then click Updates
> Search for updates
. Launch a full scan and click on "Show results
" when it's completed. Select any detected items then click "Remove Selected
". Reboot the PC if prompted to.
Clean your web browsers
Uninstall unwatend extensions. On Mozilla Firefox
: open Tools > Add-ons > Extension. On Chrome
: Click top right menu > Tools > Extensions. Right-click on your browser shortcut. Clear the link (http address) added in the target field (normally the part just after "browser_name.exe").
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Original article published by Carlos-vialfa
. Translated by deri58
. - Latest update by Jeff