If you find that your web browser constantly shows lots of unwanted pop-up ads signed with HPMammoth or Ad by HPMammoth then that’s a clear sign that the HPMammoth adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) get installed on your PC system. The adware is a form of undesired software that can open tons of pop-up ads without a user’s permission. Moreover, the HPMammoth can redirect the internet browser on harmful and misleading web sites. Also, if you seeing that the Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer and Chrome tries to load an unknown site, when you try to open a long-known web page, then you do not need to wait! Press the stop button in internet browser’s address bar. Complete the steps below and clean your PC from ad-supported software ASAP. It will allow you to remove HPMammoth pop-up ads from the Google Chrome, Firefox, IE and Microsoft Edge.
The HPMammoth ‘ad supported’ software that causes undesired pop-up ads, is the part of the software that is used as an online promotional tool. It is designed with the sole purpose to open dozens of pop-up advertisements, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open web browser window. Moreover, the adware can substitute the legitimate advertising banners on misleading or even banners that can offer to visit malicious web-sites. The reason is simple, many advertisers agree on any ways to attract users to their pages, so the creators of adware, often forcing users to click on an advertising link. For each click on a link, the developers of the adware receive income.
The adware can alter the settings of the Mozilla Firefox, IE, Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome, but often that a harmful software like this can also hijack all types of web browsers by changing their desktop shortcut files. Thus forcing the user each time launch the web-browser to see the annoying HPMammoth ads.
Thus, it’s clear that the presence of ad supported software on your PC system is not desirable, and you need to clean up your PC sooner. Follow the instructions below in order to remove HPMammoth ‘ad supported’ software.
Remove HPMammoth adware
Not all undesired programs such as HPMammoth adware which cause unwanted popup advertisements to appear are easily uninstallable. You might see popups, deals, text links, in-text advertisements, banners and other type of ads in the Google Chrome, MS Edge, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox and might not be able to figure out the program responsible for this activity. The reason for this is that many unwanted programs neither appear in MS Windows Control Panel. Therefore in order to fully remove HPMammoth , you need to use the following steps. Certain of the steps will require you to reboot your PC or close this web site. So, read this guidance carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove HPMammoth, complete the steps below:
- How to remove HPMammoth ad-supported software without any software
- Run free malware removal tools to completely get rid of HPMammoth
- Use AdBlocker to stay safe online
- How can you prevent your personal computer from the attack of HPMammoth ad supported software
- To sum up
How to remove HPMammoth ad-supported software without any software
If you perform exactly the tutorial below you should be able to delete the HPMammoth ads from the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Edge and FF internet browsers.
Uninstall adware through the Microsoft Windows Control Panel
Some of potentially unwanted software, ad-supported software and hijackers can be removed using the Add/Remove programs tool which is located in the MS Windows Control Panel. So, if you are using any version of Microsoft Windows and you have noticed an unwanted application, then first try to delete it through Add/Remove programs.
Press Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then press “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will open the Windows Control Panel as on the image below.
Further, click “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all software installed on your personal computer. Scroll through the all list, and delete any suspicious and unknown programs.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the intrusive HPMammoth ads opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all the tasks which have been created by ‘ad-supported’ apps.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will show a dialog box that called 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 on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the ‘ad-supported’ program, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by the HPMammoth adware. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove HPMammoth ads from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the ad supported software, harmful and adware extensions, as well as to restore the web browser’s startpage, newtab page and search engine that have been modified by HPMammoth that causes unwanted pop up advertisements.
- First, start the Google Chrome and press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed plugins. If the list has the addon labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guidance: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Advanced” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset settings prompt as shown on the screen above.
- Confirm the web-browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Delete Ads by HPMammoth from Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
If the Firefox settings like default search provider, homepage and new tab page have been changed by the ad-supported software, then resetting it to the default state can help.
Start the Mozilla Firefox and press the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will display the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you’re unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as displayed below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation prompt. The Firefox will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the HPMammoth ‘ad supported’ software that causes undesired pop up advertisements. When, it’s complete, press the “Finish” button.
Remove HPMammoth adware from Microsoft Internet Explorer
By resetting Internet Explorer web browser you revert back your internet browser settings to its default state. This is good initial when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by HPMammoth ‘ad supported’ software that redirects your web browser to undesired ad pages.
First, open the IE, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will show the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web-browser, then click the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The IE will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, press the “Reset” button like below.
When the procedure is complete, press “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your internet browser’s newtab page, default search provider and home page to default state.
Run free malware removal tools to completely get rid of HPMammoth
Manual removal guidance does not always help to completely remove the adware, as it’s not easy to identify and get rid of components of adware and all malicious files from hard disk. Therefore, it’s recommended that you run malicious software removal tool to completely remove HPMammoth off your web-browser. Several free malware removal tools are currently available that can be used against the ‘ad supported’ software. The optimum method would be to use Zemana Anti-malware, Malwarebytes Free and AdwCleaner.
Use Zemana Anti-malware to remove HPMammoth adware
Zemana Anti-malware is a tool which can remove adware, PUPs, hijacker infections and other malware from your PC easily and for free. Zemana Anti-malware is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of machine resources.
Now you can setup and run Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) to delete HPMammoth ad-supported software from your internet browser by following the steps below:
Click the link below to download Zemana installation package called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your personal computer. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Update: April 20, 2017
Run the installation package after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to set up this utility on your PC.
During installation you can change certain settings, but we suggest you do not make any changes to default settings.
When setup is complete, this malicious software removal utility will automatically launch and update itself. You will see its main window as displayed below.
Now click the “Scan” button to find out HPMammoth adware which cause undesired pop-ups to appear. Depending on your computer, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. During the scan Zemana Free will detect threats exist on your computer.
As the scanning ends, you can check all threats found on your computer. When you are ready, click “Next” button.
The Zemana will remove HPMammoth ad-supported software that cause intrusive pop up ads to appear. After the cleaning process is done, you can be prompted to restart your machine to make the change take effect.
How to automatically get rid of HPMammoth with Malwarebytes
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to look for ad-supported software and thereby remove HPMammoth adware from your web browsers. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically check and detect all threats exist on the PC system.
Download MalwareBytes Free on your Windows Desktop from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
Once downloading is finished, close all applications and windows on your computer. Double-click the install file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install MalwareBytes Free on your PC system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once install is complete successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will automatically start and you can see its main screen like below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes utility will begin scanning the whole computer to find out HPMammoth adware that causes multiple unwanted ads and popups. This process may take some time, so please be patient. While the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) program is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
When MalwareBytes AntiMalware completes the scan, you can check all threats detected on your machine. Review the results once the tool has done the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes will delete HPMammoth adware that causes browsers to display annoying advertisements and move threats to the program’s quarantine. Once finished, you may be prompted to reboot the personal computer.
We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to delete adware, hijacker and other malicious software.
Get rid of HPMammoth and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a completely free tool. You do not need expensive methods to remove HPMammoth adware that causes multiple annoying ads and pop ups and other malicious programs. AdwCleaner will uninstall all the undesired software such as adware and browser hijackers for free.
- Download AdwCleaner on your computer by clicking on the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: December 21, 2017
- After downloading is done, double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is started, click “Scan” button to detect HPMammoth adware which causes undesired pop up ads. Depending on your computer, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the AdwCleaner tool is scanning, you may see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malware.
- When that process is finished, you will be opened the list of all found threats on your machine. Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt, click “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Use AdBlocker to stay safe online
Run adblocker program like AdGuard in order to stop ads, malvertisements, pop-ups and online trackers, avoid having to install harmful and adware browser plug-ins and add-ons which affect your system performance and impact your PC system security. Surf the World Wide Web anonymously and stay safe online!
- Visit the page linked below to download AdGuard. Save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
- Once the download is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- When the install is done, click “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that 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 launch automatically and block pop up advertisements, 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 icon named AdGuard, which can be found on your desktop.
How can you prevent your personal computer from the attack of HPMammoth ad supported software
These days certain freeware creators bundle third-party software that could be potentially unwanted applications like this adware, with a view to making some money. These are not free programs as install an unwanted programs on to your Microsoft Windows PC. So whenever you install a new free application that downloaded from the Web, be very careful during installation. Carefully read the EULA (a text with I ACCEPT/I DECLINE button), select custom or manual setup type, disable all third-party software.
To sum up
Now your PC system should be free of the HPMammoth adware. Uninstall AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted advertisements and unwanted malicious sites) and Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) (to periodically scan your PC system for new adwares and other malicious software). 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 remove HPMammoth ads from the Edge, Chrome, FF and Internet Explorer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.