How to remove (uninstall) Hicosmea

Hicosmea is an adware. Similar programs differ from ordinary viruses in that their doing can’t be identified as exactly malicious. Hicosmea can look a reputable software that tells you about the best offers on the Web, embeds more options to your browser, and does different functions. Every hour, pop-ups and advertising are becoming more and if you want to eliminate the malware - you will fail, because Hicosmea can reinstall itself after removal. How Hicosmea sneaked into your laptop? What is Hicosmea? How to remove Hicosmea? On this page we'll respond on these questions, and provide you the complete information about Hicosmea.


The undesired software which show you links and prevent to use the Internet can be divided on two groups: adware and hijackers. The first ones affect the entire computer, showing you hype and ads on each new tab in browser and on the desktop. The group № 2 acts solely in the browsers by substituting the search results, providing false output and sending you to harmful web-pages. Both groups of viruses have excellent lists of their advantages and profits to make you think that they are reliable. You must understand one thing: the longer such malware will dwell in your system, the more pitiable will be the condition of your computer. If you'll leave hijacker unattended over time, you will see that the machine is full clogged by all types of unwanted, useless or even really dangerous programs. Restarts, the poor performance of your computer, low response speed, spontaneous shutdowns and fatal errors will appear every day. It will be helpful for your workstation, if you remove the hijacker before the PC will be in such terrible state.


After the infection unwanted software commits some measures aimed at defense against disposal, and get ready for action. The very important thing is to create a task to restore in case of disposal, and to get updates from the web-site of its developers. After that, undesired program begins to manipulate browser settings. When the pre-set search engine and the homepage are switched, user always sees the dangerous web-page in each browser and on any tab. Also, virus alters the browser controls, related to advertising. The browsers nowadays have a service that hides the pop-ups, intrusive ads, banners and other sorts of hype. The unwanted software disables these features, and you start to see that the amount of advertisement in all new tabs is dramatically high. Moreover that you see all the hype on the Net, regardless of whether they are good or not, Hicosmea shows you obviously harmful commercial content. If adware works on the workstation for a week, user just can't use the Web because of pop-ups, redirections and hype in browser and sometimes even to turn on the machine. Why is this done? The meaning of such actions is to coerce you to click on the links suggested by the hijacker. These links may lead to the different web-pages. Some of them suggest products, some - suggest free content or something else. The important thing to understand about these websites is: they provide profit exclusively to their creators. Any attempt to get something from suchlike website will cause great issues. We believe, you realize that Hicosmea is not the good program to keep in your system, and it should be uninstalled.

Methods to remove Hicosmea

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Hicosmea manually

Step 1. Uninstall Hicosmea from the operation system

Step 2. Remove Hicosmea from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)


We believe that you, having read the "What is" paragraph, recognized the need for swift deletion of virus from your workstation. We'll tell you how to perform it fast and without risky effects. Elimination can be done manually or using anti-viral tool. These manners are dependable, tried, and lead to effective elimination of any hijacker. But, there are two distinctions between them. Foremost, the removal in manual manner is based on user's experience. During hand uninstall the user will have to remove the virus itself, to clear the browsers from suspicious extensions, put its settings to their default position and remove some registry values. Such manipulations are really familiar to the experienced user, but if you're reading this – you, likely can't uninstall Hicosmea and you need some support. Underneath this part we wrote the step by step list of tips, with video on how to uninstall Hicosmea from a PC. But remember that anti-viral tool is the best option for beginners. Uninstall by means of removal tool is really faster than hand disposal and excludes the chance of mistake. Anti-viral software gives the high level of protection, and the deletion in manual mode offers none, because you simply remove adware, and leave the passage open for all threats. Currently, the most admissible special software according to the price/quality ratio is Spyhunter, and we recommend you to purchase it. This anti-virus is very popular in many countries, and provides reliable security. Spyhunter has the daily updated virus database, it does not consume lots of CPU resources and does not conflict with other antiviruses.

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Hicosmea removal instructions

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall Hicosmea from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Hicosmea and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Hicosmea
  • C:\ProgramData\Hicosmea
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Hicosmea

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Hicosmea" and delete these elements


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How to remove Hicosmea from Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Hicosmea and press Uninstall


How to uninstall from Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete Hicosmea from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Hicosmea and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.


How to uninstall Hicosmea from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash


Step 2. Remove Hicosmea from the browser

How to remove Hicosmea from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Hicosmea

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs


How to delete Hicosmea from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Hicosmea

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • On startup
  • Set pages
  • Put “about:blank”


How to uninstall Hicosmea from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove Hicosmea

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into homepage field

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Put “about:config” into address bar;
  • Confirm the suggestion;
  • Search for “browser.newtab.url”;
  • Reset this field (right-click and choose reset).


How to delete Hicosmea from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Hicosmea and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.


How to delete Hicosmea from Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"


Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions


Advantages of different removal methods


How to protect the computer?

To prevent such problems, you must understand exactly in which way Hicosmea got on your system. This occurs through three main methods:

  • Infection through a malicious website. When you open a web-site, you see a pop-up window with a request to download certain tools that might greatly help you in something. Suchlike programs have the limited list of features: search for most profitable discounts on the Web, the acceleration of Net browsing, providing the latest free media-content such as music, movies and games, automated installation of all updates and drivers for your devices, the performance of specific tasks in Facebook. All of these functions are already built into the browsers, or is in the OS tools list, which means - these software are just useless, and the website that spreads them is, probably, unsafe.
  • Viruses can be attached to other tools. Practically every toll-free tool suggests you to install something besides the needed tool. You install the software, and then you see the window with the suggestion to install the miraculous file manager, browser, the new extension for it, special program, and, maybe, some different weird, but very "effective" tools. There's no need to make a decision because the installation has already been verified, and in most cases, it is very difficult to decline the unwanted installations.
  • The direct installation by user. Smart written description of the software and its wonderful (and nonexistent) functions misguides the user, and he downloads the tool.

The penetration via e-mail is also extremely popular, but this manner is used most of the times by ransomware and viruses, and not by advertisement software. We suppose that when you're reading these words, Hicosmea will be already uninstalled from the laptop. The good anti-viral tools understand to locate a virus, but if you prefer the manual uninstall - you must know all red flags of infection.

  • Slow launch of Windows. Most of the malware, during the installation, tune themselves to launch at startup, regardless of whether you need it or not. On the taskbar you can see all currently launched tools, and choose which are helpful and which aren't.
  • Advertisement are everywhere. If the quantity of hype has grown up dramatically - this is, most likely, the unwanted software.
  • Critical errors when using software, shutdown or reboot of a machine without your permission.
  • You see many software that you haven't installed. If the program appears in the system without your permit - it is, most likely, unwanted.

Each of these red flags informs about the malware threat, and the early reaction is a way to prevent the damage. Be cautious on the Net, watch at the status of your computer, and it will anytime be fast and effective.



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