How to remove (uninstall) REWRUN3.exe

REWRUN3.exe is a process that is a part of browser hijacker, called HPRewriter2. If you want to get rid of this hijacker, in this article you’ll find all necessary info on removal from Control panel and from all browsers.


Browser hijackers are the unwanted programs that manipulate your browser to show you ads. Recently they’ve improved their methods, trying to force user to visit their websites, or other websites, chosen by them. If you’ve mentioned the suspicious or unwanted activity in your browser, if you see lots of ads in the places where you don’t want to, or if you’ve noticed the REWRUN3.exe in your task manager – then you have HPRewriter2.

This program was created to earn money for its developers, and it copes with the task pretty well. The point is that all ads that hijacker shows to you are paid, and each time user clicks on one of them – hackers get their money. Of course, the amount of money, received from single user’s clicks isn’t big, but hijackers are spreading quickly, and the number of HPRewriter2’s victims is already more than 10 thousands. So, hackers can just sit and wait until the user will suddenly click on one of banners.

HPRewriter2 uses the modern technique of advertising: it just doesn’t care about what user wants, and it is ready to literally push the ads down user’s throat. One of its methods is to change the properties of browser shortcuts, to make user open the unwanted website each time he runs the browser. This program has no useful functions, despite everything that might be written in its description. You should remove HPRewriter2 from your PC as soon as possible.

Step 1. Delete HPRewriter2 from Control Panel

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall HPRewriter2 from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select HPRewriter2 and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • %TEMP%
  • C:\ProgramData\HPRewriter2
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Rewrun3.exe

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Rewrun" and "HPRewriter2" and delete these elements


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How to remove Rewrun3.exe from Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select HPRewriter2 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 Rewrun3.exe from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Rewrun3.exe and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.


How to uninstall Rewrun3.exe from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash


Step 2. Check browser shortcut

1. Right-click on shortcut and select Properties

2. Delete from the field Target everything except way to the browser


Step 3. Reset the browser

Follow this video guide to reset browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer).

Step 4. Scan system with antimalware scanner

It's necessary to scan the computer to prevent new infection. We can recommend SpyHunter as trusted antivirus.

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