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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Slow internet connection
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Annoying Pop-up's

Google WebHP Virus

Google WebHP Virus is a redirect virus which you should remove from the PC as soon as possible. This cunning virus may get to your PC alongside various free applications, including iLivid. Once the threat gets to the system, it alters the hosts file so that you are redirected to google.com/webhp which will be set as your home page. With this browser hijacker on your browsers, you may need to try several times to access the real search results.

You may also be redirected to google.com/webhp when you access searchou.com, search.privitize.com, searchab.com or any other malicious search engines which are provided for you by an insecure browser add-on or other applications. When you click the link, you will notice that some website flashes and you are directed to google.com/webhp afterwards.

Google WebHP Virus can also open new tabs and display pop-up advertisements. Not surprisingly, they are used to redirect you to irrelevant websites that need to get more traffic. If you have tried to scan the PC with your security tool but have not come up with positive results, it is possible that the browser hijacker has disabled your anti-virus program or even the Windows Firewall.

In the system, this browser hijacker creates a random .dll file which is located in the %APPDATA% directory. Another file that can be installed is xriotabb.dll which is also associated with Google Redirect Virus. The size of this file is 485.37K and it is located in the subfolders of the %USERPROFILE% folder.

In order to remove Google WebHP Virus, it is necessary to alter the host file, change the proxy settings, restore the settings of the browsers and remove the malicious files which are spread in different locations. As the files dropped by Google WebHP Virus vary, we recommend that you implement a powerful and reliable spyware removal tool which will remove all the malicious components. Below you will instructions on how to access the Hosts file and change the proxy settings manually.

Google WebHP Virus Removal

Edit Windows Host File

  1. Follow the path C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc.
  2. Double-click hosts.
  3. Select to open the file in Notepad.
  4. Make sure that the only line at the bottom of the Copyright message is 127.0.0.1 localhost or ::1.

Modify Proxy Settings

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T.
  2. Click Internet Options.
  3. Open the Connections tab.
  4. Click LAN Settings.
  5. Uncheck the box under Proxy server and click OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+T.
  2. Select Options.
  3. Open the Advanced tab.
  4. Open the Network tab and click Settings.
  5. Click Manual Proxy Configuration and type in the information required. Click OK.
  6. Click OK to finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Scroll down and click Show advanced settings.
  4. Click Network.
  5. Click the Change proxy settings button.
  6. Click LAN settings under the Connection tab.
  7. Under Proxy server, uncheck the box and press OK.

After implementing these changes, download and install SpyHunter to remove the components of Google WebHP Virus.

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