The Hwopt program is a simple adware extension to your web browser. The developers are using ways that are not very decent to install this add-on on your computer and then start to show you annoying ads and pop-ups. It has spread to millions of computer and it is not safe to keep this kind of program inside of your computer.
Once Hwopt is installed on your computer it will be attached to your browser as an extension. And then the Hwopt program will start to generate ads and pop-up while you simply browsing the internet. To generate these adverts your computer will waste its resources, slowing your system down. Besides that, after left click on these pop-ups, you will be redirected to other pages. There is always a risk, that this redirected page will be viral or malicious. You can be forced to download some malware program that will mess with your computer settings by granting a remote access to your computer for someone else. These cyber criminals can steal some information from your computer and user it for their own malicious purposes.
How does Hwopt get into my system?
For Hwopt, there are a lot of ways to break inside of your computer. One of the most common and effective ways to spread this kind of adware is called bundling. It is so popular because most of the users are not very attentive to the installation process of such bundled freeware, which leads to the installation of several programs. It is advised to remove Hwopt adware from your computer as soon as possible. Follow the instructions below to deal with this threat.
Removal tool for Hwopt:
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 Hwopt 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):