Hi.ru Removal Guide

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If you have noticed that your some of your web browser’s default settings were changed, it is a primary indication that a browser hijacker known as Hi.ru. Often this hijacker can enter the user’s PC because of various virtual security breaches. It is important to practice safe browsing habits and take a few other preventative steps to reduce the chances of getting your operating system infected with this hijacker or any other suspicious application. The removal of Hi.ru should be executed as soon as this invasive program is found running on your PC since it holds no valuable features whatsoever. Complete removal of Hi.ru is the only way that you can restore the default settings of your web browser. Follow the instructions that we provide below to delete this hijacker once and for all. The rest of this article contains further information about the functionality of Hi.ru.

As soon as Hi.ru enters your operating system it makes quite a few changes to your web browser. All the changes are made silent without any request for the authorization. You will notice that your default homepage and search engine are changed to new, suspicious ones. Such activity is more than annoying because you will be forced to start each of your web browsing session on a suspicious third-party website, which has not been set by you as your default homepage. Additionally you will also have no choice but to use the new questionable search engine. The search engine provided is suspicious to say the least since it has been noticed that more than often this suspicious search engine provides ad-supported results. It has to be noted that only by conducting a complete removal of Hi.ru you will be able to restore the default settings of your web browser. If you fail to do so, you will not be able to surf the web the way you are used to.

In most cases, this invasive hijacker is spread via bundled installers. To significantly reduce the risk of getting your PC infected with this or any other suspicious program you are advised to avoid third-party download websites since they are infamous for being the primary source of installers filled with suspicious programs. We also encourage every user to pay extra attention while installing any kind of program since at times you could be provided with a chance to cancel the setup of some suspicious third-party program. Lastly, but most importantly you should implement a professional antimalware tool since such a tool is your best bet to keep your operating system safe and secure at all times.

Make sure to conduct the removal of Hi.ru with as much attention as possible, because even a single mistake could mean that the infection was not removed entirely. This is a rather dangerous situation that you could find yourself in since it is known that sometimes other questionable programs could use this hijacker as a backdoor into your PC. If you wish to be certain that nothing associated with Hi.ru is active on your PC, we strongly advise you to scan your computer with a professional antimalware tool once you have executed the manual removal.

How to remove Hi.ru from your PC

Delete from Google Chrome

  1. Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+F.
  2. Select Settings from the menu on the left and then locate the On Startup section.
  3. Mark Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages.
  4. Change the URL representing the undesirable search tool and click OK.
  5. Now move to Appearance and mark Show Home button.
  6. Click Change and immediately repeat step 4 to eliminate the undesirable options.
  7. Go to Search and click Manage search engines. Choose a new default search provider.
  8. Click X on the URL you wish to remove and select Done.
  9. Tap Alt+F again, move to Tools and click Extensions.
  10. Click the recycle bin placed on the left of Quick Start and select Remove.

Delete from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch the browser and click the search provider icon on the search box.
  2. Select Manage Search Engines and Remove the undesirable search provider. Click OK.
  3. Simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+A to open the Add-ons Manager in a new tab.
  4. Go to Extensions and Remove/Disable the undesirable plugin. Exit the Add-ons Manager.
  5. Simultaneously tap Alt+T to open the Tools menu and select Options.
  6. Click the General tab and find the When Firefox starts menu.
  7. Select Show my home page.
  8. Now change the undesirable Home Page URL and select OK.

Delete from Internet Explorer:

  1. Launch the browser, simultaneously tap Alt+T and select Manage Add-ons.
  2. Go to Search Providers and choose a new default search provider.
  3. Remove the undesirable search provider.
  4. In the menu on the left click Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Disable the undesirable plugin and click Close.
  6. Simultaneously tap Alt+T (Tools menu) and select Internet Options.
  7. Click the General tab, change/remove the Home Page URL and click OK.

How to change the Target Line

  1. Find the affected browser and right-click it.
  2. Select Properties and click the Shortcut tab.
  3. Locate the Target box below. The line should end with iexplore.exe, firefox.exe or chrome.exe.
  4. Delete any additional text and click OK.
Download Remover for Hi.ru *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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