What is “HohoSearch” and how can i remove it ?

HohoSearch details:

Type of the virus: Browser Hijacker

Browsers with risk of infection: Chrome/Opera/Firefox and Safari

OS with risk of infection:Windows XP,Vista,Windows 7/8 and Windows 10


 Short description :

“HohoSearch” is another insolent piece of software developed only to irritate you . Like almost every brother of the family “browser hijackers” this little malicious “art” violates with your browser options . Like what ? – Answer is simple . The default browser of yours has “forgotten” what was his homepage . Instead of that , you have this search window with funny name – “HohoSearch” . The situation is not Hoho , in fact the things may get pretty serious for you if you do not erase this peace of malicious art.

How does the virus spreads :

The answer here is absolutely simple – your computer may be a victim of “stealth” installation of freeware or shareware software , or by opening advertising e-mails. Do not worry, it happens all the time to everybody.We are here to help and prevent you from future mistakes.

What damage can cause to my system :

The browser hijackers are not so devastating but annoying . Hijackers are innocent like a baby born compared to their big brother ransom viruses . To be honest , this type of malicious software invades your browser settings , keeps a close watch at your internet searches. “HohoSearch” accumulate this search data and uses it to display you different type of ads.The content of ads will be the things you have searched the most in your browser.It may be pop-up blocks, site redirections or other interesting multimedia to get your attention to click on the ads. You have to know – this type of software is monetizing your clicks. So aware of clicking on ads or random links in sites.

Additional information :

Always pay attention to files that you are downloading. Do not presume everything on internet web is free, always have a one in mind. It is highly recommended to use security of antivirus software and it is important that program to be up-to-date with virus list. This tip is for every person that keeps very important information – HAVE A BACKUP OF YOUR INFORMATION, if you do not have any – make it on separated device. Flash drive or external hard drive will be perfect solution for backup your files.

Manually removal of “HohoSearch” (easy steps)

Short guide:

  1. Login as administrator.
  2. Go to control panel and uninstall “HohoSearch”.
  3. Remove “HohoSearch” folder from program files and start menu.
  4. Remove “HohoSearch” from your browser extensions.
  5. Clear your browser cookies.
  6. Reset your browser settings.
  7. Delete all temporary files from disk cleanup.
  8. Restart your computer.

NOTE: you may be infected with more than one malware and after following the steps ads may still pop-up.

Step by step how to remove HohoSearch from Chrome, Firefox and Internet explorer:

NOTE: If ads still pop-up you may be infected with more add-ons witch you have to remove from your PC.

Manual steps to remove ransomware or malware. How to prevent ransomware or malware.

For now, removing ransomware or malware manually will only be able for IT specialists. If you don't know one don't worry. We have a solution for you. Over here we will use Spyhunter to remove the virus. The Spyhunter anti-malware is a collection of programs that can be used to scan for malware and clean infected computers. You can also use full anti-malware program in this case which is the better option because it also offers protection.

How to remove "ransomware or malware"

NOTE: In this option the virus will be removed but the files will remain locked! You have to decrypt your files.
  1. Download Spyhunter anti-malware.
  1. 2.  After program has been downloaded, double-click to open it. User will have to install the program. Click on Spyhunter.exe to start the process.
User Account Control dialog may appear, asking you to allow the following program to make changes to this computer. Click "Yes" or "Run" to proceed with the installation. User can also choose variety of languages. Click Ok and the installation will begin with a welcome massage for Spyhunter. Click Next to continue to the next step. User will also have to accept Spyhunter license agreement by clicking on "I accept the agreement" and click Next. Spyhunter will ask user to read important information provided before continuing. Once done click on next to go to the next step. User can choose where to install the program. By default - C:Program FilesEnigma Software GroupSpyHunter. The process will continue and then Spyhunter will install. The installation process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance. Once the installation is done, click Finish.
  1. 3. Update the software before scanning. Once program has been updated go to scan. You can choose from a free trial version or activate license. It is recommended to buy full version as the trial will not protect computer system.
  1. 4. The scan process will begin. The scan process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance.
  1. 5. Once the scan is complete you can choose between delete or quarantine the viruses. The quarantine option is recommended and since the malware is active a reboot will be required to finish process.

Click here for guide of how to uninstall spyhunter.

Decrypt ransomware files.

Good news is that we can now use decryption programs. A lot of security companies like Kasperky lab, bitdefender and more has developed a program that is fully capable of decryption key for ransomware malware. You can find this programs anywhere on the internet but it is strongly suggested to download this programs from official websites. NOTE: It may take a long time for your files to be decrypted depending on your PC performance.