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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Cant change my homepage

HughesNet Toolbar

You might find HughesNet Toolbar added to your browsers if you have downloaded it from its official website. Of course, there is a possibility that you have found it somewhere on the web; however, such version is extremely unreliable and it is better to erase it from your system as soon as possible. However, if you download this browser plugin, you might only notice that your homepage has been changed. Actually, this is one of the main reasons why many computer users treat HughesNet Toolbar as an unwanted application. Unfortunately, only some people realize that they have agreed with the changes themselves.

You should always install software very carefully if you do not want to experience anything undesirable. In case of HughesNet Toolbar, a user is informed that the default homepage will be changed if nobody removes a tick. As plenty of computer users just quickly skip the installation steps, it is not surprising that they do not notice such information. Do not forget to pay proper attention to the installation wizard if you do not want to install a variety of additional software. All these unfamiliar applications might act somehow inappropriately and even slow down your computer. Thus, there is no point in keeping them on your system.

Even though the search engine by HughesNet Toolbar is powered by Google and Ask, which both look as decent search providers, you will still see different annoying ads together with search results. It has been found out that they are based on the keywords that you enter into the search box. We know that this might seem as a trifle to you; however, we still do not recommend clicking on them for the sake of your computer’s security. Our security specialists have found out that you might be redirected to the websites that are corrupted after clicking on any of those ads. You should definitely remove HughesNet Toolbar in order to reduce the possibility to click on those ads accidentally.

You can always remove this browser plugin from your system whenever you want to. For this matter, you can use the instructions provided below. However, if you want to get rid of HughesNet Toolbar more quickly, you should scan the system with an antimalware tool, for instance, SpyHunter. Do not forget to keep it enabled in the future as well in order to be able to avoid different threats in the future.

How to remove HughesNet Toolbar

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Click on the browser plugin and then select Remove.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Click the Start button to open the menu.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Right-click on HughesNet Toolbar and then click the Uninstall button.

Windows 8

  1. Right-click on the background of the Metro UI menu.
  2. Select All apps.
  3. Locate Control Panel.
  4. Click Uninstall a program.
  5. Select the application and then click Uninstall.

Internet Explorer

  1. Launch your browser and tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. Click on the General tab, type in your homepage URL and then click OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+T.
  3. Select Options.
  4. Select the General tab and enter your homepage address in the field near Home Page.

Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+F and select Settings.
  3. In On startup select Open a specific page or set of pages. Click Set pages.
  4. Enter a new URL and click OK.
  5. Under Appearance, mark Show Home button. Click Change.
  6. Repeat the 4th step.
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