Hotwebfree.com search engine what will help the user find anything on the Internet. It looks like a common search engine, but it`s only mask. Actually Hotwebfree.com classified as potentially unwanted program and browser hijacker what can be installed randomly on your computer. This site is just a scam what unfortunately can infect all well known browsers include Edge, Safari, Mozila, Opera, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. This site will display many different error or caution message every time you try to close it and often will try do download more viruses on your computer.
So after Hotwebfree.com becomes part of your system it will bring many changes into your computer. You will see Hotwebfree.com.com as your new homepage and use its search engine as your default. Never ignore sites what was appearing on your computer without any notification. Many such sites can steal some of your private information, that`s why we highly recommend to remove Hotwebfree.com from your computer as fast as possible!
How does Hotwebfree.com get into my system?
This site didn`t have an installation file on it. So you can infect with Hotwebfree.com only if you already infected with another browser hijacker. Be careful with program what you download from suspicious sites, most of them have bundled with other software, so never allow install such program with Custom options. In `Advanced` option you can find what exactly will be installed on your computer or even cancel unwanted installation. This simple rule can easily save your PC from virus attack in the future.
Removal tool for Hotwebfree.com:
NOTE: A free version of GridinSoft Anti-Malware works as a scanner and allows you to use its tools. You need to purchase a license to be able to remove detected items.
Automatic removal instructions:
- Scan your system with GridinSoft Anti-Malware and click on “Apply” at the end of scan:
- Shut down all your browsers.
- In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of GridinSoft Anti-Malware, then click on Reset” button again:
- Restart your computer.
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with Hotwebfree.com in the future.
GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Anti-Malware and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):