The appearance of Hihikal.ru homepage in your internet browser means that your PC system is infected with hijacker, which makes changes to the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge settings, replacing the home page, newtab page and search provider by default. So, if you find that when you run your browser, it shows this unwanted web site, then you don’t need to wait . Use the few simple steps below and get rid of Hihikal.ru search as soon as possible.
Most often, the Hihikal.ru hijacker affects the most common web-browsers like Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge. But such browser hijacker infections as well may infect another browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding ‘http://hihikal.ru’ into Target field of a internet browser’s shortcut). So every time you start the web-browser, it will open Hihikal.ru . Even if you setup your start page again, it’s still the first thing you see when you launch the web-browser will be the annoying Hihikal.ru page.
The browser hijacker, which set the Hihikal.ru search as your homepage can also set this unwanted web-site as your search engine. You will encounter the fact that the search in the internet browser has become impossible to use, because the search results will consist of a ton of advertising banners, links to malicious and misleading sites and a small amount of regular links, which are obtained from a search in the major search engines. Therefore, look for something using Hihikal.ru web page would be a waste of time or worse, it can lead to even more infected PC.
Also on the computer together with Hihikal.ru browser hijacker can be installed ad supported software, which will insert a huge number of advertisements directly to the web-sites that you view, creating a sense that advertising links has been added by the creators of the web-page. Moreover, a legal ads may be replaced on the fake advertising links, that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful programs. Moreover, the Hihikal.ru browser hijacker infection has the ability to collect a large number of personal information about you, which can later transfer to third parties.
How to Hihikal.ru hijacker infection get installed onto system
How to manually remove Hihikal.ru
This useful removal guide for the Hihikal.ru search. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to remove Hihikal.ru startpage let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
- Remove Hihikal.ru associated software by using Windows Control Panel
- Uninstall Hihikal.ru homepage from FF
- Get rid of Hihikal.ru in from Chrome
- Remove Hihikal.ru from IE
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Hihikal.ru redirect
Remove Hihikal.ru associated software by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to start the system cleanup is to uninstall unknown and suspicious applications. Using the Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, for one simple reason, many free programs at its installation additionally set various unneeded software that most often generate annoying advertising and redirect your browser to unknown and dangerous sites. So, remove the unneeded programs may cleanup your browser from popups, hijackers and so on.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then press “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will display the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will open a list of all applications installed on the system.
- Scroll through the all list, and delete suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort software by date.
See more details in the video step-by-step guide below.
Uninstall Hihikal.ru homepage from FF
First, start the Firefox. Open the main menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. Next, press the Help button (). In the Help menu press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as on the image below. Confirm your action. Click on the “Refresh Firefox”.
Get rid of Hihikal.ru startpage in Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the browser’s start page and search provider by default that have been replaced by browser hijacker.
- Open the Chrome and click on the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Chrome main menu, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Show advanced settings” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the Advanced settings page, click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will display the reset settings box as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove Hihikal.ru from IE
To restore the homepage, new tab page and search engine by default you need to reset the Internet Explorer’s settings to the state, they were when the Windows OS was first installed on your personal computer.
First, launch the Internet Explorer. Open the Tools menu (click ‘gear’ icon ). It displays the drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then click the “Internet Options”. In the “Internet Options” dialog screen, you need to click the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The IE will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, press the “Reset” button as shown below. Once the task is done, press “Close” button, then close the Microsoft Internet Explorer. Restart your PC system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to back your browser’s homepage and search engine by default to default state.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Hihikal.ru
During the installation, this hijacker may also alter the web-browser’s shortcuts, adding “http://hihikal.ru” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you launch the internet browser, it will open this unwanted site.
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 “http://hihikal.ru” that has been added here. You need to remove it. When the text is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web-browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove Hihikal.ru with MalwareBytes Anti-malware.
Remove Hihikal.ru manually is difficult and often the hijacker is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the MalwareBytes Anti-malware Free that are completely clean your computer. Moreover, the free program will help you to remove adware and toolbars that your computer may be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes Anti-malware (MBAM) from the link below.
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Update: April 15, 2020
Once downloaded, close all software and windows on your PC. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that named mbam-setup as shown on the image below.
When the installation begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install MalwareBytes Anti-malware on your computer.
Once installation is finished, you will see window as shown in the figure below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your computer for the browser hijacker that cause a redirect to Hihikal.ru. This task can take some time, so please be patient.
When the scan is finished, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Remove Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Anti-malware will begin removing Hihikal.ru hijacker related files, folders, registry keys. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to Restart.
The following video offers a instructions on how to remove browser hijacker with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
Stop Hihikal.ru homepage and other unwanted pages
To increase your security and protect your PC against new annoying advertising banners and malicious pages, you need to use an application that stops access to dangerous ads and sites. Moreover, the program can block the open of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program using the following link.
Author: © Adguard
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Update: November 15, 2018
Once the download is finished, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. After installation is finished, you will see a window as shown on the image below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button 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 system, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop-up ads, web-sites such Hihikal.ru, as well as other malicious 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, which is located on your desktop.
If the problem with Hihikal.ru is still remained
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot get rid of this browser hijacker infection, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for browser hijackers, adware, PUPs, toolbars. Also you can ask for help our Myantispyware team below.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below. AdwCleaner download
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- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is started, click “Scan” button to perform a system scan for Hihikal.ru browser hijacker infection.
- Once the scan is complete, the AdwCleaner will open a scan report. Review the report and then click “Cleaning” button. It will open a prompt, click “OK”.
How to ask for help the Myantispyware team
If you are seeking a help for Hihikal.ru removal then follow these steps.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop. HijackThis download
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Update: November 7, 2015
- Double-click on the HijackThis icon, and click the button labeled “Do a system scan only”.
- Once the scan is complete, 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 Hihikal.ru removal.