HPNotify.exe virus – how to remove it effectively?

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HPNotify.exe is a part of a malicious software called SearchProtect. The main and the sole purpose of it is to prevent users from removing browser hijackers from their PCs. This guide is dedicated to effective elimination of HPNotify.exe from your infected PC.


HPNotify.exe is spread in the world wide web today along with many other cost-free applications. If you are a person who is active in downloading and installing freeware, then you need to make sure you don’t allow any other extra applications to be installed into your computer without your desire or intention. Please remember that it is very important to carefully read the End User’s License Agreements of all free applications you are going to install into your computer. These EULAs typically clearly mention about all these unwanted extras which you do not need. So, if you do read about them, then you need to select the option of a custom or advanced installation, instead of the standard one. This will help you to uncheck all these unwanted extras from being installed into your PC.

HPNotify.exe has the main purpose – to prevent you from removing any related browser hijackers from your computer. It is often a part of such hijackers as WebsSearches, MyStartSearch, etc. Please be extremely careful. In order to effectively eliminate this malware from your computer you need to follow the removal guide set forth below. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time if you need more assistance on our part.

Removal tool HPNotify.exe malicious process:

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Automatic removal instructions:

  • Scan your system with GridinSoft Trojan Killer and click on “Apply” at the end of scan.
  • Shut down all your browsers.
  • In Trojan Killer’s window click on “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
  • tools_reset_browser_settings

  • Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of Trojan Killer, then click on Reset” button again:
  • browser_reset_options

  • Restart your computer.

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