Search.HolaInput.com Removal Guide

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Category: Browser Hijackers

Although your permission is required for Search.HolaInput.com to take over your Google Chrome browser, we classify it as a browser hijacker as it pushes users into accepting it. This browser hijacker is introduced to computer users by HolaInput, a potentially unwanted program that supposedly can enhance web browsing by guessing the words you are typing. Needless to say, the service of this PUP is quite ridiculous, and it is most likely that it was set up solely for the promotion of the hijacker. This Hongkong Zoekyu Technology Inc. product has certain permissions attached to it. First, you permit this program to read and change your surfing history, as well as the data on the sites visited. Second, you give your permission to modify homepage and search tools. If you do not pay attention to these permissions, you might want to delete Search.HolaInput.com thinking it is a hijacker. Well, even if this search tool is installed with permission, we recommend removing it.

Some computer users let Search.HolaInput.com in after downloading the potentially unwanted program promoted at holainput.com or deskick.com that requires removal as well. Others acquire this hijacker by interacting with malicious installers. Although we do not recommend installing this software at all, it is much better to acquire it from the official source rather than using unpredictable third-party installers. Why? The answer is truly simple: Third-party installers will bundle the hijacker along with third-party programs. Well, what are the chances of these programs being malicious? Unfortunately, they are high. Even if you used the official installer, we recommend running a malware scanner just in case malware was present prior to the invasion of this hijacker. Run a scanner to list all active threats, and aim to eliminate them all. If you cannot do it yourself, employ software that was designed for this purpose.

Search.HolaInput.com does not look very special. At the bottom of this site, you can find three links routing to About, EULA, and Privacy Policy pages. Needless to say, we strongly recommend analyzing these documents because they reveal important information regarding your personal data and the collection of information. Fortunately, your personal data appears to be safe with this hijacker in action. However, it is revealed that browsing history and interaction with search results are recorded, and the purpose of this is unknown. It is most likely that this information will be used to create more attractive software. This brings us to the search tool. Although the Search box on Search.HolaInput.com does not look very suspicious, you will be redirected every time you enter keywords into it, and this is considered very strange. Even though you will be redirected to Google, this does not change the fact that the hijacker is unreliable.

Advertisement-supported programs, PUPs, tracking cookies, and other kinds of unreliable pieces of software that most computer users pass as unimportant can cause a lot of trouble. Unfortunately, this is the kind of software you might find installed along with Search.HolaInput.com. If you do, make sure you investigate them further to see what kind of damage they are capable of. Needless to say, if you decide to eliminate all malicious programs using an anti-malware tool, you do not need to waste your time. However, if you are trying to eliminate malware manually, it is crucial for you to get rid of the most harmful infections first. Considering that this hijacker is not extremely malicious, it is unlikely that it will be your priority when removing unwanted programs. Of course, you should not underestimate the hijacker, and we classify it as undesirable even if more malicious threats are active.

After analyzing the suspicious browser hijacker and the PUP that it comes bundled with it, we tested different removal options. If you wish to remove Search.HolaInput.com, we suggest following the guide below. Needless to say, this guide does not represent the removal of other unwanted programs, and we do not recommend relying on it when trying to eliminate other threats. If you are trying to eliminate other programs manually, you might have to research them to find appropriate guides. You can do this by entering the names of the programs you are interested in into the search box above. If you cannot find the information you need, you can post your questions into the comments box below, and we will try to help you as soon as we possibly can.

How to delete Search.HolaInput.com

  1. Simultaneously tap Win+R to launch RUN.
  2. Type regedit.exe and click OK to access the Registry Editor.
  3. Delete the key called ihfckchjffmhmgklenlaagdoeoijplecin these paths:
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\Chrome\Extensions\
  4. Launch Chrome and tap Alt+F to open the menu on the right.
  5. Select More tools, click Extensions, and look for the undesirable extension.
  6. Click the trash bin button next to the unwanted extension and choose Remove.
  7. Move to the menu on the left and click Settings.
  8. Navigate to On Startup and choose Open a specific page or set of pages.
  9. Click Set pages and overwrite the unwanted URL. Click OK.
  10. Navigate to Appearance and choose Show Home button.
  11. Click Change and overwrite the unwanted URL. Click OK.
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