What is Haunigre.net?
Haunigre.net is a webpage which designed to redirect users to various advertising web sites. Some of them can be dubious or misleading web pages. Computer security professionals have determined that users can be redirected to Haunigre.net by various PUPs from the adware (also known as ‘adware software’) group. Adware can cause many problems such as undesired ads and pop-ups on your browser, redirect your search requests to advertising web sites, web-browser crashes and slow loading web-sites. Adware often installs on the PC with the free programs.
Another reason why you need to remove adware is its online data-tracking activity. Adware can install a component which enables its creator to track which websites you visit, which products you look at upon those pages. They are then able to choose the type of advertisements they display you. So, if you had adware software on your computer, there is a good chance you have another that is gathering and sharing your personal information with third parties, without your consent.
|Type||adware, potentially unwanted program (PUP), pop-up virus, pop-ups, popup ads|
|Removal||Haunigre.net removal guide|
How does Adware get on your computer
We advise to get rid of the adware software responsible for Haunigre.net popup advertisements, as soon as you found this issue, as it can reroute your internet browser to web-resources which may load other harmful software on your PC.
How to remove Haunigre.net popups from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
In the few simple steps below we will have a look at the adware and how to remove Haunigre.net from Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer web browsers for Windows OS, natively or by using a few free removal tools. Some of the steps below will require you to shut down this website. So, please read the guidance carefully, after that bookmark it or open it on your smartphone for later reference.
To remove Haunigre.net, complete the following steps:
- Manual Haunigre.net ads removal
- Automatic Removal of Haunigre.net pop up ads
- Run AdBlocker to block Haunigre.net and stay safe online
- To sum up
Manual Haunigre.net ads removal
In this section of the blog post, we have posted the steps that will help to remove Haunigre.net redirect manually. Although compared to removal utilities, this method loses in time, but you don’t need to download anything on the computer. It will be enough for you to follow the detailed instructions with pictures. We tried to describe each step in detail, but if you realized that you might not be able to figure it out, or simply do not want to change the Microsoft Windows and internet browser settings, then it’s better for you to run utilities from trusted developers, which are listed below.
Delete newly installed PUPs
The best way to start the device cleanup is to remove unknown and dubious software. Using the Microsoft Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded programs can clean up the Edge, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer from pop up ads, hijackers and so on.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, click Windows button , then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter like below.
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as displayed below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as displayed in the following example.
Very carefully look around the entire list of apps installed on your PC system. Most probably, one of them is the adware associated with Haunigre.net pop up advertisements. If you’ve many software installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious apps by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a questionable, unwanted or unused program, right click to it, after that click ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, click ‘Start’ button and select ‘Control Panel’ at right panel like below.
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as shown in the following example.
You will see a list of programs installed on your PC. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the apps that were installed last. Most likely, it’s the adware software that causes popups. If you’re in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the program which you need to remove is found, simply click on its name, and then press ‘Uninstall’ as on the image below.
Remove Haunigre.net pop-up advertisements from Google Chrome
If adware software, other program or extensions replaced your Chrome settings without your knowledge, then you can get rid of Haunigre.net redirect and return your internet browser settings in Google Chrome at any time. However, your themes, bookmarks, history, passwords, and web form auto-fill information will not be deleted.
- First start the Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, press the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset” button.
- The Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is complete, your web-browser’s search engine, home page and new tab will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove Haunigre.net advertisements from Internet Explorer
If you find that Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser settings like new tab, search engine by default and startpage had been changed by adware associated with Haunigre.net popup ads, then you may restore your settings, via the reset web browser procedure.
First, run the Microsoft Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” such as the one below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Internet Explorer will display the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to restart your PC for the changes to take effect. It will remove adware software that causes pop-ups, disable malicious and ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as default search provider, newtab page and start page to default state.
Delete Haunigre.net pop up advertisements from Firefox
If Mozilla Firefox settings are hijacked by the adware, your web-browser shows unwanted pop-up ads, then ‘Reset Mozilla Firefox’ could solve these problems. Essential information like bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, cookies, auto-fill data and personal dictionaries will not be removed.
First, open the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, press the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page press on “Refresh Firefox” button as shown below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Automatic Removal of Haunigre.net pop up ads
If you’re not expert at computer technology, then all your attempts to remove Haunigre.net popups by following the manual steps above might result in failure. To find and remove all of the adware software related files and registry entries that keep this adware on your PC system, use free anti malware software like Zemana Free, MalwareBytes and HitmanPro from our list below.
Use Zemana Free to get rid of Haunigre.net popup advertisements
Zemana is a lightweight tool that developed to use alongside your antivirus software, detecting and removing malicious software, adware and potentially unwanted software that other applications miss. Zemana is easy to use, fast, does not use many resources and have great detection and removal rates.
Zemana Free can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
After the download is complete, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will try to update itself and when this process is done, press the “Scan” button for scanning your computer for the adware related to the Haunigre.net popup ads.
During the scan Zemana will find threats present on your computer. When you’re ready, click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will get rid of adware software associated with Haunigre.net popups and move the selected threats to the program’s quarantine.
Use Hitman Pro to get rid of Haunigre.net pop up ads
In order to make sure that no more harmful folders and files related to adware are inside your computer, you must run another effective malware scanner. We suggest to run Hitman Pro. No installation is necessary with this tool.
- Installing the HitmanPro is simple. First you’ll need to download HitmanPro by clicking on the link below. Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
- When downloading is finished, double click the HitmanPro icon. Once this utility is opened, click “Next” button . Hitman Pro program will scan through the whole PC system for the adware software that causes multiple intrusive popups. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC system. While the Hitman Pro application is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified as threat.
- After HitmanPro has completed scanning, Hitman Pro will create a list of unwanted apps and adware. Make sure to check mark the items which are unsafe and then press “Next” button. Now click the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to remove all malicious software found.
Use MalwareBytes AntiMalware to remove Haunigre.net pop-up ads
Manual Haunigre.net pop-up advertisements removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the adware can be not fully removed. We recommend that run the MalwareBytes Anti Malware that are completely clean your PC system of adware. Moreover, the free program will help you to remove malware, potentially unwanted software, hijackers and toolbars that your PC system can be infected too.
MalwareBytes can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
Once downloading is finished, close all apps and windows on your PC. Double-click the install file called MBSetup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up like the one below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the Setup wizard which will help you set up MalwareBytes AntiMalware on your device. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, click “Get Started” button. MalwareBytes Free will automatically start and you can see its main screen as on the image below.
Now press the “Scan” button . MalwareBytes tool will begin scanning the whole computer to find out adware that causes Haunigre.net pop up advertisements in your browser. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
After the scanning is complete, MalwareBytes AntiMalware will display a list of detected items. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click “Quarantine” button. The MalwareBytes AntiMalware will delete adware related to the Haunigre.net pop-up ads and move the selected threats to the program’s quarantine. After finished, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) to remove adware, browser hijacker and other malware.
Run AdBlocker to block Haunigre.net and stay safe online
To put it simply, you need to use an ad-blocking tool (AdGuard, for example). It will block and protect you from all undesired web pages such as Haunigre.net, advertisements and pop ups. To be able to do that, the ad-blocking application uses a list of filters. Each filter is a rule that describes a malicious web page, an advertising content, a banner and others. The ad-blocking application automatically uses these filters, depending on the web pages you are visiting.
AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading is complete, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick guide as shown on the image below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guidance which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you run your PC, AdGuard will start automatically and stop unwanted advertisements, block Haunigre.net, as well as other malicious or misleading web sites. 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 can be found on your desktop.
To sum up
Now your PC system should be clean of the adware software which redirects your browser to the Haunigre.net web page. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-up advertisements and undesired harmful web pages) and Zemana Free (to periodically scan your personal computer for new malware, hijackers and adware software). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Microsoft Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new browser hijackers, harmful applications and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of Haunigre.net pop-ups from your web-browser, then ask for help here.