How to remove (uninstall) HPWombat

This article will explain you the important things about an adware called HPWombat and ways to get rid of it. If you suffer from constant ads in the browser, and the productivity of your laptop has abruptly diminished - this article will explain you what adware is, identify the primary problem and clean the PC of strange programs.

There are three main kinds of adware that spread through the Internet these days: redirects, adware and browser toolbars. These tools weren't helpful from the very beginning, so their aim is to get money from advertising fraud. Internet-criminals try very hard to persuade people that these tools are helpful: they describe them very well and promise incredible usability and benefit. To make it easier for you, we will explain the basic functions of each adware type.

  • Browser hijackers do not show advertising on well-known web-pages. Instead of pop-ups they make the users to visit the malicious websites. This software helps the dishonest website owners to generate traffic and endangers the whole computer.
  • Browser toolbars show ads too, but less actively than other two species of advertising programs. Their main function is to collect information about your search queries and visited web-pages, which are then transmitted on to fraudsters for further usage. Such information might be used to trick its owner or passed to third parties for a decent price.
  • Adware's special property is that it inserts annoying ads on all sites that the user views and also, on the desktop. These tools can be masked almost to anything: media players, tools for finding news and funny stories, driver updaters, system cleaners and even more. Advertising pops up as separate units in search results, pop-ups or links.

Each of mentioned kinds of adware uses special ways to penetrate the PC and to act in it. In spite of the difference in modes, they are all similar by the fact that they were originally created for scam and deception. In addition, according to that all advertising programs are trying to make the customer to click on links to weird and sometimes infected web-pages, they allow other malware to penetrate the system.

 

Now you understand what aims are pursued by malware and, you should know how to reveal it. The largest and the most noticeable attribute of infection is the quite high amount of advertising banners. Another mark is the appearance of additional tools on your PC that you haven’t downloaded. This happens when user clicks on every link that adware provides, visiting the dangerous pages and installing programs from them. These programs act imperceptibly so you can't realize that you actually installed them.

The attribute number 2 is a hard deceleration of the machine, and an enlargement in its boot time. We should say that these problems often appear for other reasons, not related to advertising tools. The system retards because each adware is working in the background and never turns off. This means that virus is starting at PC's startup and shutting down only when the computer stops working. When there are too many adware on the computer, their contemporaneous work overloads the system, and requires so much resources that reliable software simply can't run. This can induce emergency turn-offs, fatal errors of different services and lags. If you witness any of these symptoms - you should check the system with a decent antiviral tool or clean it of adware in manual mode.

Methods to remove HPWombat

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove HPWombat manually

Step 1. Uninstall HPWombat from the operation system

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

 

If you don't want to damage your machine and want to browse the Internet freely, you should fully get rid of HPWombat. The salvation is to remove HPWombat and then accurately scan the computer for viruses. Customer can perform it by hand, though it will require a lot of efforts and time, while having a big possibility of failure. The point is that various advertising programs prefer various ways to guard themselves from elimination. Adware stores backup copies in different places on HDD, set scheduled installation tasks after elimination, hide their root folders etc. If victim is not practiced enough in uninstalling of dangerous, the possibility of failure and following complications is very high. The plainest and the very effective manner to eliminate adware is to apply Spyhunter AntiMalware. This soft can fast and clean remove any viruses from your machine, but also defend it from attacks in the future. Spyhunter has a number of advantages, including interaction with popular anti-virus tools, daily updates of the viral database, high quality of scanning and removal, day and night technical support and moderate price. If you want to download Spyhunter, or read more about it - click on the link under this paragraph.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall HPWombat from Control Panel

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

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

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

3. Clean registry:

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

 

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How to remove HPWombat from Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select HPWombat 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 HPWombat from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

How to uninstall HPWombat from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash

 

Step 2. Remove HPWombat from the browser

How to remove HPWombat from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove HPWombat

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 HPWombat from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

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

Step 2. Change homepage:

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

 

How to uninstall HPWombat from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove HPWombat

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 HPWombat from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose HPWombat 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 HPWombat 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

 

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