The hotgame2017.com web-page appeared on your machine without any notice? After that, you’re faced with the fact that your internet browser is now rerouted to other unwanted sites and filled with a variety of pop-up ads and banners. The cause of all your problems with your computer is adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) that has been installed on many computers around the world without users permission, so you’re one of many. Most probably, you do not even know how and where this ad supported software has got into your PC. In the steps below, we will explain all the general features of adware and its typical behavior on the computer, as well as effective methods for manually removing it from your PC.
The adware can change the settings of the Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer, but often that a malicious software such as this can also infect all types of browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time start the internet browser to see hotgame2017.com annoying advertisements.
The ad supported software may insert a lot of ads directly to the web-sites that you visit, creating a sense that the advertising links has been added by the creators of the web-page. Moreover, a legal advertising banners may be replaced on the fake ads, that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful programs. Moreover, the adware has the ability to collect a large amount of personal information about you (your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the World Wide Web, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties.
We recommend to get rid of the ad-supported software, which redirects your internet browser on the hotgame2017.com annoying site, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources which may load other dangerous software on your PC.
Tips to prevent hotgame2017.com ads
How to manually remove hotgame2017.com pop-ups
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the hotgame2017.com pop-up ads. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your internet browser or reboot your system.
- Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete hotgame2017.com redirect
- Delete hotgame2017.com advertisements from Firefox
- Delete hotgame2017.com pop-ups from Chrome
- Remove hotgame2017.com pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
- Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and delete the application that causes the appearance of annoying ads and internet browser redirect to unwanted sites, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ under Programs category as shown on the screen below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown in the figure below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of installed programs. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the internet browser redirect to unwanted hotgame2017.com ads. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious applications by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it and press ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to press ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as shown on the image below.
You will see a list of applications installed on your machine. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the applications that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of unwanted pop-up ads and internet browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the application, you need to remove, is found, simply press on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ like below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete hotgame2017.com redirect
When the adware is started, it can also change the internet browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you launch the browser, it will be redirected to an annoying ads.
To clear the web browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text which starts with “http://” which has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web browsers, as they may be infected too.
Delete hotgame2017.com advertisements from Firefox
If the Mozilla Firefox settings have been replaced by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto hotgame2017.com web site.
First, start the Mozilla Firefox and click button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Next, click the Help button () as shown below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the browser address bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown in the figure below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation prompt, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the ad supported software. When it’s complete, click the “Finish” button
Delete hotgame2017.com pop-ups from Chrome
Like other modern web browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby delete the redirect to hotgame2017.com annoying ads which is caused by the ad-supported software.
At first, run the Chrome. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will appear the main menu. Click on the option named “Settings”. Another way to open the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter.
The browser will open the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, as shown on the image below and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Google Chrome will show the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The program will launch the procedure of cleaning. When it is complete, the web-browser settings including the ‘block pop-ups’ option back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your computer.
Remove hotgame2017.com pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
First, start the Internet Explorer, then press button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer” settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your system for the changes to take effect. It will restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as home page, newtab page and search provider by default to default state, disable ad-supported browser’s extensions and thereby delete the redirect to hotgame2017.com unwanted web site.
Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted hotgame2017.com web-page opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all the tasks that have been created by malicious program.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard simultaneously. This opens a prompt that titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown in the figure below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your PC. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then you need delete it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the unwanted software, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to delete, then click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown on the screen below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicious application. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Get rid of hotgame2017.com ads with Malwarebytes
Delete hotgame2017.com redirect manually is difficult and often the ad-supported software is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your computer. The Malwarebytes is a reputable malware removal program. It can automatically detect and remove the ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) of the your PC. Moreover, this free program will help you to remove web browser hijackers, malware and toolbars that your system may be infected too. You can follow the guide below to remove the hotgame2017.com annoying pop-up ads completely.
Download Malwarebytes Free by clicking on the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: May 12, 2017
Once downloaded, close all applications and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup like below.
When the installation begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your system.
When setup is finished, you will see window as shown on the screen below.
Now press on the “Scan Now” button for scanning your system for the ad supported software that causes the reroute to hotgame2017.com web-page. This process can take some time, so please be patient.
Once the scan is done, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and press “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will begin removing the ‘ad supported’ software related files, folders, registry keys. Once the disinfection is done, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
The following video explains the instructions above on how to remove adware with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
Stop hotgame2017.com ads and other unwanted web sites
To increase your security and protect your computer against new annoying ads and malicious web-pages, you need to use program that blocks access to dangerous ads and web pages. Moreover, the program can block the display of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: May 10, 2017
When downloading is finished, launch the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. When the install is done, you will see a window like below.
You can press “Skip” to close the install application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block ads, pages like hotgame2017.com, as well as other dangerous or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your Windows desktop.
Delete hotgame2017.com advertisements and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot remove the unwanted hotgame2017.com pop-ups from the Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for ‘ad supported’ software, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: May 20, 2017
After downloading is complete, open the directory in which you saved it. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is started, you will see a screen such as below.
Now, press the “Scan” button for checking your machine for the malicious extensions and ad-supported software which opens advertisements from hotgame2017.com web-site. When it has finished scanning your system, it will show a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt. Click “OK”. When the clean up is complete, AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your PC system.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the AdwCleaner to remove adware, browser hijackers and other harmful programs.
Now your PC should be free of the hotgame2017.com pop-ups. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted advertisements and unwanted malicious sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your PC system for new malware and adware). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of hotgame2017.com pop-ups from your computer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.