The hatemy.accountant is an one of the many misleading ad pages that offers to install an questionable browsers extension. It can be opened automatically each time you open the browser. The reason of automatic opening of this web-page is an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software), which was set on your machine without your consent. Because, the ‘ad supported’ software is often used to show tons of unwanted pop-ups within the Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and IE’s screen. As, the advertisers do not disdain to use any methods to promote their sites and attract new users. Below we explain how to get rid of adware and thereby get rid of hatemy.accountant annoying advertisements from your browser.
The adware usually affects only the Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge by changing the internet browser’s settings or installing a harmful extensions (addons). Moreover, possible situations, when any other web-browsers will be affected too. The adware will perform a scan of the computer for web browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the browser shortcuts, it will add the argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you run the browser, you will see an annoying hatemy.accountant web-page.
While your PC system is infected with the ad-supported software, the Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer may be rerouted to hatemy.accountant unwanted site. Of course, the adware may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may open lots of unwanted ads. These ads will be injected within the content of pages that are you opening in your internet browser and can be varied: pop-up ads, in-text ads, different sized banners, offers to install an questionable software. The ads will appear on all web pages, including web-sites where previously you have never seen any ads.
We suggest you to remove adware and clean your computer from hatemy.accountant pop-ups ASAP, until the presence of the ‘ad supported’ software has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the steps below that will allow you to completely remove the reroute to hatemy.accountant unwanted site, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How can you prevent your PC system from the attack of hatemy.accountant pop-up ads
How to manually remove hatemy.accountant ads
If you perform exactly the instructions below you should be able to remove the hatemy.accountant . Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your web-browser or restart your PC.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove hatemy.accountant redirect
- Delete hatemy.accountant advertisements from Google Chrome
- Remove hatemy.accountant redirect from FF
- Remove hatemy.accountant pop-ups from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and delete the program that causes the appearance of unwanted ads and web browser redirect to unwanted web-sites, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ under Programs category as shown below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as on the image below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of installed software. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the web browser redirect to unwanted hatemy.accountant popup ads. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious software 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 click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ like below.
You will see a list of programs installed on your system. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the software that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of unwanted pop-ups and web-browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the application, you need to uninstall, is found, simply click on its name, and then press ‘Uninstall’ as shown on the image below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove hatemy.accountant redirect
Once the adware is started, it can also change the internet browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you open the internet browser, it will be rerouted to an unwanted advertisements.
To clear the 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 begins with “http://” that has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, press the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web-browsers, as they may be infected too.
Delete hatemy.accountant advertisements from Google Chrome
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. Next, click the “Settings” option.
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.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Remove hatemy.accountant redirect from FF
If the Firefox settings have been changed by the ad supported software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to get rid of the reroute onto hatemy.accountant web-page.
First, run the Firefox and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Next, click the Help button () as shown on the screen below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web-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, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation dialog box, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the ‘ad supported’ software. When it is finished, click the “Finish” button
Remove hatemy.accountant pop-ups from Microsoft Internet Explorer
To delete the hatemy.accountant ads you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, that was when the Windows was installed on your personal computer.
First, launch the IE, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will show the drop-down menu on the right part of the internet browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and click the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the “Reset IE settings” dialog box as on the image below. Next, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, press the “Reset” button.
When the process is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Microsoft Internet Explorer and reboot your PC for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your internet browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the adware can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you start your PC, it will open hatemy.accountant unwanted web-page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will open a prompt that called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press 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. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something such as “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need get rid of this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the ‘ad-supported’ software, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by adware. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove hatemy.accountant pop-up ads automatically
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely delete hatemy.accountant ads from the infected PC. This is because the ‘ad supported’ software can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and remove completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the adware again infect your PC and it will start to show annoying hatemy.accountant ads. Moreover, I want to note that it is not always safe to delete adware manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the computer.
I suggest using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your computer. It is an advanced malware removal program developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This application uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It’s able to help you delete browser hijackers, malware, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your computer for free.
Now, click the link below to download Malwarebytes Free on your computer. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Update: March 20, 2018
After downloading is done, close all software on your computer. Next, start the setup file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown on the image below, click the Yes button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once install is finished successfully, press Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as on the image below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button . This will start scanning the whole personal computer to find out ‘ad supported’ software which cause a redirect to hatemy.accountant. Once the adware or malware is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is complete. Please be patient.
When it has finished scanning, you can check all threats detected on your personal computer. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will start removing malware and ad-supported software which cause hatemy.accountant redirect. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your machine.
I suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes program to remove adware and other malware.
How to stop hatemy.accountant
To increase your security and protect your personal computer against new unwanted advertisements and malicious web pages, you need to use an application that stops access to harmful advertisements and web pages. Moreover, the program can block the open of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard application by clicking on the following link.
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Update: November 7, 2017
- After downloading is done, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- When the setup is finished, click “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a quick tutorial which 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 run your system, AdGuard will run automatically and stop ads, hatemy.accountant redirects, as well as other harmful 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.
If the problem with hatemy.accountant advertisements is still remained
If MalwareBytes cannot delete hatemy.accountant ads, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
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Update: February 8, 2018
- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once the tool is started the main screen will appear as shown on the image above.
- Now, click the “Scan” button . This will begin scanning the whole computer to find out ad supported software that generates hatemy.accountant ads.
- Once the scan is complete, AdwCleaner will open a scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt, click “OK” button.
The following video explains the steps above on how to remove adware with AdwCleaner.
Once you have complete the few simple steps above, your PC system should be free from malware and ad supported software. The Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer will no longer open hatemy.accountant annoying ads or redirect you to unwanted web-pages. Unfortunately, if the guide does not help you, then you have caught a new type of ad-supported software, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.