The Hoopla Search is a typical browser hijacker that pretends a legit searching service, but it is connected to Conduit dangerous software. There are a lot of different ways for this service to break in. It uses deceptive and tricky ways to be installed and then alters some of your browser settings on its own. This hijacker is a potential threat to your system security and advised for removal right away.
Right after successful installation of Hoopla Search your browser settings will be changed, namely, your homepage and a default search engine will be set on Hoopla Search website. These are main reasons why we consider Hoopla Search as a browser hijacker and a potentially unwanted program. Although this web service looks normal, it will show you adverts in search results page that could redirect you on potentially viral links. By opening such links you are jeopardizing your safety and privacy.
How does Hoopla Search get into my system?
It uses bundling methods of breaking into users` systems. In this method a hijacker wrapped in the installation of another program and installs along with it without your permission. That is why it is advised to remove Hoopla Search page from your computer and check it for more malware in your system. Follow the instruction below to deal with this threat as soon as possible.
Removal tool for Hoopla Search:
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 Hoopla Search 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):