About this threat in short

Hi.ru redirect is a browser intruder not seen as a critical infection. Set up is commonly accidental and many users are unsure about how it happened. Try to recall whether you have recently installed some type of freeware, as browser hijackers normally are distributed using freeware bundles. A browser hijacker is not a malevolent virus and should not do any direct damage. bear in mind, however, that you might be rerouted to promoted sites, as the hijacker aims to generate pay-per-click revenue. Redirect viruses do not check the pages so you could be rerouted to one that would allow malware to enter your OS. We do not recommend keeping it as it is quite worthless to you. To return to usual surfing, you just need to erase Hi.ru redirect.
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Browser hijacker spread methods

Not a lot of users are aware of the fact that freeware you download from the web has items adjoined to it. Adware, browser intruders and other potentially not wanted utilities may come as those added items. Users frequently end up with browser intruders and other unwanted items since they do not pick Advanced (Custom) settings during a free program setup. If you note something attached, just unmark the boxes. By picking Default settings, you give those items the authorization they require to set up automatically. You should abolish Hi.ru redirect as it did not even ask for explicit consent to set up.

Why should I eliminate Hi.ru redirect?

When a hijacker invades your PC, adjustments will be executed to your browser. Your browser’s homepage, new tabs and search engine have been set to show the portal the browser hijacker’s advertised portal. It does not really matter which browser you use, whether it’s Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, because they will all have modified settings. If you wish to be able to reverse the modifications, you must make sure to first abolishHi.ru redirect. A search engine will be displayed on your new homepage but we do not encourage using it because it will expose you to loads of sponsored content, in order to redirect you. Hijackers do this so as to bring about as much traffic as possible for those pages in order to gain income. What makes the reroutes deeply troublesome is that you will end up on weird sites. It must be said that the reroutes won’t only be aggravating but also somewhat damaging. The reroutes might be capable of leading you to a website where some harmful applications are waiting for you, and you can end up with severe malware on your OS. If you want to shield your operating system, eliminate Hi.ru redirect as soon as you see it.

Hi.ru redirect uninstallation

It should be easiest if you acquired spyware removal programs and had it deleteHi.ru redirect for you. Going with by hand Hi.ru redirect termination means you will have to find the browser hijacker yourself. If you scroll down, you will see instructions to help you delete Hi.ru redirect.Download Removal Toolto remove Hi.ru redirect

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Learn how to remove Hi.ru redirect from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall Hi.ru redirect

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-start How to remove Hi.ru redirect
  2. Uninstall all suspicious programs win7-uninstall-program How to remove Hi.ru redirect

b) Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click on the start icon, located at the lower left corner. win8-start How to remove Hi.ru redirect
  2. Click Control Panel and then Programs and Features. win8-control-panel How to remove Hi.ru redirect
  3. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win8-remove-program How to remove Hi.ru redirect
 

c) Windows 10

  1. Search 'Control Panel'. The search option can be found in the Start menu, next to the Shutdown button.
  2. Select Control Panel in the results. win10-start How to remove Hi.ru redirect
  3. Pick Programs and Features. win10-control-panel How to remove Hi.ru redirect
  4. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win10-remove-program How to remove Hi.ru redirect
 

d) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and click Applications (left side of the window)
  2. Find the programs you want gone, right-click on them.
  3. Pick Move to Trash.mac-os-app-remove How to remove Hi.ru redirect
  4. Empty the Trash by right-clicking the icon on your dock, and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Remove Hi.ru redirect from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). IE-gear How to remove Hi.ru redirect
  2. Manage Add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions. IE-add-ons How to remove Hi.ru redirect
  3. Select on all questionable extensions from the list and press Disable.

a) Change Internet Explorer Homepage

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon).
  2. Choose Internet Options. ie-settings How to remove Hi.ru redirect
  3. Delete the displayed URL and type in your preferred one. IE-settings2 How to remove Hi.ru redirect
  4. Press Apply.

b) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). ie-settings How to remove Hi.ru redirect
  2. Choose Internet Options, and then the Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced How to remove Hi.ru redirect
  3. Click Reset and check Delete personal settings in the new window. IE-reset How to remove Hi.ru redirect
  4. Click Reset again.

Step 3. Delete Hi.ru redirect from Microsoft Edge

a) Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge.
  2. Press the three dots located on the top right, and press Settings. edge-settings How to remove Hi.ru redirect
  3. Press Choose what to clear, and check all the boxes. Press Clear. edge-clear-data How to remove Hi.ru redirect
  4. Ctrl + Alt + Delete together → Task Manager.
  5. In the Processes tab, find Microsoft Edge process and right-click on it. task-manager How to remove Hi.ru redirect
  6. Choose Go to details. If that is not an option, choose More details.
  7. Right mouse click on all Microsoft Edge processes, and choose End Task.

b) (Method 2)

Before you proceed, make copies of your data.
  1. Find C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Delete all the folders you see. edge-folder How to remove Hi.ru redirect
  3. Press Start, find the search option and type in Windows PowerShell.
  4. When it comes up in the results, right-click on it, choose Run as administrator. edge-powershell How to remove Hi.ru redirect
  5. In the Administrator: Windows PowerShell window that appears, type inGet-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>. edge-powershell-script How to remove Hi.ru redirect
  6. Press Enter.

Step 4. Remove Hi.ru redirect from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner).
  2. More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions How to remove Hi.ru redirect
  3. Press the trash icon of all unwanted extensions. (You can also disable them if you are unsure about which should be removed). chrome-extensions-delete How to remove Hi.ru redirect

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner) chrome-menu How to remove Hi.ru redirect
  2. Settings → On startup.
  3. Press on Manage startup pages, and choose Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page How to remove Hi.ru redirect
  4. Click Add a new page and enter your preferred homepage.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Go back to Settings, and choose Search engine. chrome-search-engines How to remove Hi.ru redirect
  7. Click Manage search engines.
  8. Click the three dots next to the default search engine, and press Edit.
  9. Delete the malicious search engine, and type in your preferred one.
  10. Click Save.

b) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner). chrome-menu How to remove Hi.ru redirect
  2. Press Settings and scroll down to the bottom.
  3. Press Advanced, and scroll down to the very end where you will see a Reset option. chrome-settings How to remove Hi.ru redirect
  4. Press on Reset, and press Reset again in the window that appears. chrome-reset How to remove Hi.ru redirect

Step 5. Remove Hi.ru redirect from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu How to remove Hi.ru redirect
  2. Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-extensions How to remove Hi.ru redirect
  3. Press Remove for all extensions you want gone. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu How to remove Hi.ru redirect
  2. Press Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the unwanted link in the home page field, and type in your preferred one. mozilla-options How to remove Hi.ru redirect

b) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner).
  2. Open the Help menu (question mark at the bottom). mozilla-troubleshooting How to remove Hi.ru redirect
  3. Troubleshooting Information → Refresh Firefox.
  4. In the confirmation that appears, press Refresh Firefox again. mozilla-reset How to remove Hi.ru redirect

Step 6. Remove Hi.ru redirect from Safari (Mac)

  1. Launch Safari and press Safari at the top of your screen. safari-menu How to remove Hi.ru redirect
  2. Select Preferences, and choose the Extensions tab. safari-extensions How to remove Hi.ru redirect
  3. Delete all strange extensions. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Safari homepage

  1. Safari → Preferences → General. safari-menu How to remove Hi.ru redirect
  2. Delete the unwanted homepage, and put in the one you prefer.

b) Reset Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Safari → Clear History. safari-history How to remove Hi.ru redirect
  3. Select the time frame from which you want the history to be erased, and select Clear History. safari-clear-history How to remove Hi.ru redirect
  4. Safari → Preferences. safari-menu How to remove Hi.ru redirect
  5. Advanced tab → Check the Show Develop menu box. safari-advanced How to remove Hi.ru redirect
  6. Develop → Empty Caches. safari-develop-menu How to remove Hi.ru redirect
If that did not solve the problem you are having, it is advised that you obtain anti-spyware software and allow it to perform a scan on your computer.

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