How to remove (uninstall) HPRaster.bundle

Are you facing issues with aggravating banners? Did you have enough of the device BSOD-ing or rebooting all the time? Is HPRaster.bundle adware the cause of all these issues? If the answer is positive to all of our questions – we will assist you to resolve your difficulties. On this webpage, you’ll find tested advice on HPRaster.bundle’s uninstallation from your workstation and from all popular browsers.

HPRaster.bundle

Pop-ups on the Web have gone wild in recent years, and customers are starting to think it's okay. Pop-ups are all over the Net – regardless of what is the website you are visiting - pop-ups are there. Once upon a time, you could see a dozen pop-ups each day, but now you see much more of them. People did finally understand that the Net is the great place to invite some fresh customers, and so did scammers. They develop questionable utilities to break into your system and make it display to you unreliable, fraud pop-ups. One of those programs just got the control over your device, and it's called HPRaster.bundle. Untrusted banners are not there to make your shopping easier – they are just a bait for credulent users. If you click on one of those ads, you’ll end up on a swindlers' site, proposing cheap merchandise to you. In most cases, these sites don't have anything to offer, besides an offer to install a useless free program, which will drive your device insane and display a bunch of banners to you. If you've had enough of it – in our article you’ll find all info you need to eliminate it.

What is HPRaster.bundle

 

HPRaster.bundle is an adware, designed with the single purpose: to display advertisement to victims. We can't even call it a full-fledged tool, because it’s just a primitive script, capable of altering your browser options and appending new strings to the system registry. Here's a thorough depiction of the usual infection method:

  • HPRaster.bundle gets uploaded to a file-sharing portal, along with other useless programs. Then it needs to wait for a victim to get it – a person who isn't caring to read anything and skips everything any time he (or she) could. Naturally, the installation file is not called HPRaster.bundle adware – there's another utility in a file. It's the one that people search for, but downloading it, they receive a bunch of useless stuff in addition.
  • The main HPRaster.bundle’s job is complete when it switches the controls of your browser, and after that, it only has to take some security measures. It inserts new strings into the registry and creates scheduled tasks to not let you modify browser controls.
  • The first thing that HPRaster.bundle does after it gets into the OS is taking your browser under full control. It switches the starting page and search engine and substitutes them with the swindlers' fraud search. Then you literally cannot see real results for your queries – you’ll see what swindlers allow you to see or to click.
  • When a victim downloads a package and tries to install it, a dialogue window shows up, giving two ways of installation. The first manner is already selected, and sometimes you cannot even pick another one, because it’s not available. By picking the promoted option you accept to get every single undesired utility from the bundle, and the "hard" option lets you pick which tools you wish to get and which to erase.
  • If you have picked the second method and aborted the installation of HPRaster.bundle – you would not be on this site. On the base of this, we suppose that you didn’t spot that option. In your case, HPRaster.bundle got installed and began working.

This is how adware infection looks like. Following the fifth move, the adware is entirely purposeless, as all serious work, including the showing of ads, gets done by scammers' webpage. It looks like a search system, and customer can enter anything in its search bar, but there won’t be any proper answers. Scammers take advantage of a gratis function, called Google Custom Search Engine to create their adware, and its principal function is to limit the search field to a couple websites. Hackers apply it to display the untrusted results and make users think that they are true.

How to protect the system

One thing we should remember about PC’s safety from HPRaster.bundle and other adware – it requires effort. Undoubtedly, the antiviral program will help a lot, but you still have to do, or even stop doing many things. We’ll catalogue these things under this paragraph.

  • Don’t turn your antivirus off in any case. Especially if some site wants you to do it.
  • You better don't install unpaid utilities, but if you need to download it anyway – download it from well-known webpages.
  • Don’t click on suspicious banners, and don’t go to strange pages. we mean pages that offer pirated programs and movies, 18+ content, and things like that.
  • Renew your utilities in time, especially, the operating system and your browser. Suchlike measures will decrease the chances of infection.

The list above might assist you to evade advertising tools and the majority of the other dangerous programs. Still, certain examples of malware may get into your system via other vulnerabilities, and you have to purchase a first-class antivirus to delete them.

How to remove HPRaster.bundle

Step 1. Check recently added applications

  • Click Applications in the Finder sidebar
  • Drag unwanted program to the Trash
  • Empty Trash

Step 2. Clean the browser

Safari

  • Start Safari browser
  • Display a menu of General Safari Settings
  • Reset Safari...
  • Press "Reset"

Google Chrome

Remove unfamiliar add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

 

Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages

 

Mozilla Firefox

Delete suspicious extensions:

 

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

 

Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • Home
  • Choose “Blank page” into Homepage and new windows

 

Opera browser

Disable strange add-ons:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose add-on and press button "Disable"

Change homepage:

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

 

Step 3. Scan the system

Scan the system with antimalware scanner to delete infected elements, if they stayed.

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