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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Slow internet connection
  • Slow Computer

Holasearch.com

Holasearch.com is the domain address of a search engine that may become your search provider and home page one day if pay no attention to the information provided in the license agreements of various programs. If you find some check box enabling you to prevent the installation of an unwanted browser add-on or extension, uncheck it. A lot of computer users tend to ignore the information on the additional programs attached to the installers which very often end ups with a belief that holasearch.com is browser hijacker even thought the users agree to have the setting of the browsers changed.

If you use Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, all of them can be tampered with by the unwanted extension, you should remove the applications that have caused the changes. Whenever you launch a browser, holasearch.com loads, too. Do not get surprised if the search result list contains links to websites advertising items related to the keyword you have entered in the search box. Ignore those suspicious links; if you click a link leading to a corrupted website, your actions on that website may cause the execution of some computer infections. If the PC gets infected, you may experience much more problems compared to the situation you are in at the moment.

The so-called browser hijacker should be removed from the computer once you have found that Internet Explorer or other browsing tools are not running properly. In order to delete Holasearch.com, it is advisable to utilize SpyHunter which will also protect the system. However, those who want to check how skilled they are can try deleting Holasearch.com by following the removal instructions provided below. You will have to uninstall the program that has made the changes and alter the settings of the browser by removing, for example, Hola Toolbar or any other unwanted add-on and changing the search provider.

Holasearch.com removal

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Click Start - > Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program.
  3. Double-click the program that you want to remove.

Windows XP

  1. Go to the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Program.
  3. Highlight the unwanted entry by clicking it and click the Remove button.

Windows 8

  1. Hover the mouse over the lower left corner of the screen.
  2. Right-click the window that displays a minimized version of your desktop or Start screen.
  3. Click Control Panel -> Uninstall a program.
  4. Double-click the unwanted program.

Remove Holasearch.com from your browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T.
  2. Click Manage Add-ons.
  3. Click Toolbars and Extensions.
  4. Remove the unwanted add-on.
  5. Click Search Providers.
  6. Remove the unwanted search engine and select a new one.
  7. Press Alt+T.
  8. Click Internet Options.
  9. Under the General tab, change the home page.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press and hold down the Ctrl key, do not release the key and pres and hold down the Shift key and click A to open Add-ons Manager.
  2. Click Extensions and remove the unwanted add-on.
  3. To change the search provider, open the drop-down menu next to the search box of the browser and click Manage Search Engines.
  4. Remove the unwanted search provider and select a new one. Click OK.
  5. To change the home page, press Alt+T.
  6. Click Options.
  7. Under the General tab, type a new URL in the Home Page box and click OK.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F.
  2. Point to Tools and click Extensions.
  3. Remove the unwanted add-on.
  4. Click Settings.
  5. In the On startup section, click Set pages and change the startup page.
  6. In the Search section, click Manage search engines and change the search provider.

Having completed the removal, should check the condition of the computer. The easiest way to do  so is by installing a scanner which can easily examine the system and displays search results so that you can decide what to do next.

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How to manually remove Holasearch.com

Files associated with Holasearch.com infection:

halosearchFF.exe
halosearchIE.exe

Holasearch.com processes to kill:

halosearchIE.exe
halosearchFF.exe
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