search.hnotepadpro.co is yet another browser-hijacker webpage that illegally does so many unwanted modifications in the browser settings including its homepage and search-engine provider. It is again been developed by “Polarity Technologies” which has developed so many questionable applications and PUPs in the past. At first, the victims lands on search.hnotepadpro.co through hyperlinks or pop-ups but soon it downloads its permanent payloads in the backdoor. So, the next time when you open the browser, the first webpage that you will see is this website. It does so many unauthorized activities such as webpage redirections, continuous bombarding of commercial ads and pop-ups, as well as using cookies and key-loggers to spy on user’s activities.
search.hnotepadpro.co is projected as a helpful and trusted search-engine provider however, this is just a manipulation as it never functions as per its commitments. Very cunningly, it modifies the actual search result and adds so many sponsored commercial websites in the result page. The web browsing experience and search query result is below average and this is irritating. It uses Yahoo database for showing search query result but it doesn’t shows the organic result from Yahoo. Rather, it adds so many perilous sponsored domains in the result page. It doesn’t adds any kind of value to your information or overall browsing experience.
search.hnotepadpro.co is a very rigid and self-replicating infection. The modification it does in the PC settings cannot be reverted back very easily. It uses “Browser Helper Objects” that restricts the victims to make any modifications in the browser settings. The PC security vulnerabilities are exploited and it is exposed for several other severe malware infections. It constantly generates bogus notification offering freeware, software updates, Java files downloads, Online media player and so on. These are spam because when you interact with them, harmful malware payloads get downloaded in the backdoor.
How search.hnotepadpro.co gets downloaded in the PC:
- Through bundlers and download managers that never reveals about the additional attachments with them
- Via spam email campaigns where email messages are sent by unknown senders with an hidden attachment that automatically opens as soon as the email is opened
- By visiting peer-to-peer file sharing networks such as torrents
- Clicking on random hyperlinks and pop-ups
Whatever may be the reason or modes of search.hnotepadpro.co intrusion, once it gets installed, it is bound to create a total chaos. It is advised to take quick steps to remove its payloads and files. Both manual as well as automatic process has been mentioned below.
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Download Automatic Removal Tool to eliminate infectious threat
Now, if you don’t want to face all these functions later inside the PC with search.hnotepadpro.co then you were highly suggested to delete search.hnotepadpro.co by installing expert’s anti-malware tool inside the PC.
So, what is anti-malware tool?
Anti-malware tool (SpyHunter 4) is a powerful real time protection programs for the Windows Operating System which has been created by Enigma Software Group. It is fully capable to protect the Computer against threat like search.hnotepadpro.co. However, you can also remove this threat by manual process but it is little bit complexly. Besides that, the manual process requires Computer skill. That means, you need to put some extra effort on your PC in order to remove search.hnotepadpro.co. As well as, you should have ability to revert back any wrong steps which you have taken in manual process. Otherwise the PC might be goes even worst conditions. On the other hand with the anti-malware tool you don’t requires any extra Computer skill or effort. The Spy Hunter has been designed between experts and novice Users level. Thus, you can easily operate without any worries of harm your Computer. Therefore, in my opinion I would like to prefer anti-malware tool in order to uninstall search.hnotepadpro.co from Computer.
Complete tutorial to delete search.hnotepadpro.co using automatic removal method
- As you will run anti-malware tool, you will see two options located in middle of screen. Please click on **Scan Computer Now** option in order to proceed to full System scan.
- You can also see the error result while scanning of PC.
- If you want to scan any particular volume drive or removal pen drives then you can use this Custom Scan option.
- Spyware Helpdesk will help you in solving the PC’s errors online (just like Customer services).
- System Guard, this functions will helps you to keep your Computer safe from offline threat.
- By using Network Sentry Option your browser will safe from online threat and your online activities will be protected by this anti-malware tool.
- Al last, by enabling the Scan Scheduler function, your Computer will automatically keep scanned timely by this tool and notifies you if this tool caught any error.
How to get rid of search.hnotepadpro.co manually?
Eliminate search.hnotepadpro.co by going through Control Panel:
- Click on the Start menu icon located on below left of screen (Right click for Windows 8 and 8.1 Users).
- Select Control Panel option > Programs.
- The Programs which were installed on PC were located in this list.
- Please find out search.hnotepadpro.co as well as their associated files and click on it to uninstall it.
Remove search.hnotepadpro.co entries from Windows Registry box:
- In order to go to the Windows registry box, please click on Win logo button+ R key together.
- Type **regedit** in run dialog box. (If it asks your permission to open this window then click on Yes button)
- Registry Box will suddenly open up please go through every location given below in this window in order to find out and delete search.hnotepadpro.co.
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Opera Software
Explorer\Main\Start Page Redirect=http://random.com
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\virus name
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Shell = %AppData%\search.hnotepadpro.co.exe
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Random
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random.
Method to prevent search.hnotepadpro.co and other similar threats in future
After all, the single biggest factor in preventing a threat like search.hnotepadpro.co infection is lies upon you. Even you already install anti-malware and you scan your Computer timely, if you don’t be carefully towards your PC while using it. It is obviously to get infected by search.hnotepadpro.co again. Therefore, you just need vigilance to avoid being affected by threat in future and n some tips and suggestion mention here will hopefully prevent your Computer from infection in coming time.
- Keep your anti-malware updated.
- Use strong passwords for valuable information to prevent from hacking.
- Disable auto-run functions for downloaded files and injected drives.
- Block auto update from network inside System.
- Leave it out unknown recipient email attachments.
- Avoid connecting to open source network like Wi-Fi.
- Use hardware based firewall in order to protect your System against infections.
- Deploy DNS protection from automatically get modified.
- Use ad blocker extension and software in order to surf without getting any additional commercial ads and junk notifications.
- Do not use any untrusted or unofficial domain for surfing and downloading files inside browser.