The detect.hipi.gdn (exclusiverewards.hipi.gdn) is classified as ‘ad’ web site. It can open annoying pop-ups within the FF, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge or redirect your browser on other ads web sites. If you’re seeing this unwanted web page then most probably that your internet browser is infected with adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). As a result of the adware infection, your web-browser will be full of advertisements (pop-ups, banners, in-text links, offers to install an unwanted programs) and your computer will be slower and slower.
The adware can change the settings of the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer, but often that a dangerous software such as this can also infect all types of web browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time start the web browser to see detect.hipi.gdn annoying ads.
The adware is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, changes web browser settings and blocks them from changing. Also the adware can install additional web-browser extensions, addons and modules that will inject ads within the Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge’s screen. Moreover, the ad supported software may install internet browser hijacker that once started, will alter the internet browser’s home page and search engine. And finally, the adware can collect a wide variety of personal information such as what web pages you are opening, what you are looking for the World Wide Web and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties.
We suggest you to remove adware and clean your system from detect.hipi.gdn advertisements as quickly as possible, until the presence of the adware has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the instructions below that will allow you to completely get rid of the redirect to detect.hipi.gdn annoying page, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How did detect.hipi.gdn ads get on your PC
How to manually remove detect.hipi.gdn redirect
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, that will assist you manually remove detect.hipi.gdn pop-up ads from the Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Get rid of detect.hipi.gdn redirect from Firefox
- Get rid of detect.hipi.gdn pop-ups from Google Chrome
- Delete detect.hipi.gdn from Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of detect.hipi.gdn redirect
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you begin the PC cleaning procedure by checking the list of installed applications and remove all unknown or suspicious programs. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious software such as ad-supported software and browser hijackers may be bundled with free applications. Delete the unwanted programs may remove the unwanted ads or web-browser redirect to unknown or unwanted web-pages.
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Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all applications. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort applications by date of installation in the Control panel.
Get rid of detect.hipi.gdn redirect from Firefox
If the Firefox settings have been modified by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto detect.hipi.gdn web page.
First, launch the FF and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet 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 show the “Troubleshooting Information” page as on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation dialog box, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a process to fix your problems that caused by the ‘ad supported’ software. Once it is finished, press the “Finish” button
Get rid of detect.hipi.gdn pop-ups from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the malware and adware, as well as to restore the web browser’s settings that have been replaced by ‘ad supported’ software.
- Now start the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will show the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next, click the “Reset” button.
- When this procedure is complete, your internet browser’s settings will be restored to their original defaults. This will reset your startpage, new tab page and default search engine.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Delete detect.hipi.gdn from Internet Explorer
First, start the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click the button in the form of gear (). It will show the Tools drop-down menu as shown below. Next, click the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown on the screen below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of detect.hipi.gdn redirect
Once the ‘ad supported’ software is started, it can also modify the web browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you start the internet browser, it will be redirected to an unwanted 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, press the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web-browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the annoying detect.hipi.gdn web-site 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 unwanted programs.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard simultaneously. This displays a dialog box 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, click “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, click 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 remove it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it is a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to get rid of, 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 programs. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to delete detect.hipi.gdn redirect automatically
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install this utility to detect detect.hipi.gdn threat and delete it, by clicking on the link below. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the computer.
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Update: May 12, 2017
Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this task is finished, click “Scan Now” button for scanning your PC for the adware and malware. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your PC system. In order to remove all threats, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes is a free application that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about the Malwarebytes, we recommend you to read and follow the instructions or the video guide below.
Block detect.hipi.gdn pop-ups and other unwanted web-sites
To increase your security and protect your system against new unwanted ads and malicious sites, you need to use application that blocks access to dangerous ads and web pages. Moreover, the program can stop the show of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
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Update: May 10, 2017
Once the download is finished, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen like below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is complete, you will see a window like below.
You can click “Skip” to close the install application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will help 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 machine, AdGuard will start automatically and block advertisements, web sites such as detect.hipi.gdn, as well as other malicious or misleading web sites. For an overview of all the features of the application, 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 detect.hipi.gdn ads is still remained
If MalwareBytes cannot remove detect.hipi.gdn advertisements, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
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Update: May 20, 2017
- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once the utility is opened the main screen will appear as shown on the image above.
- Now, click the “Scan” button for scanning your PC system for the adware which generates detect.hipi.gdn ads.
- When the system scan is done, AdwCleaner will open a scan report. Review the report and then press “Clean” button. It will show a dialog box, click “OK” button.
The following video explains the instructions above on how to delete adware with AdwCleaner.
After completing the steps outlined above, your system should be clean from malware and adware. The Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge will no longer show detect.hipi.gdn unwanted pop-ups and redirect you to unknown sites. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new type of adware, and then the best way – ask for help.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop.
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Update: November 7, 2015
- Double-click on the HijackThis icon. Next click “Do a system scan only” button.
- When it has finished scanning, the scan button will read “Save log”, click it. Save this log to your desktop.
- Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately.
- Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the unwanted detect.hipi.gdn .