How to remove (uninstall) Houtpa.com

This article will tell you the important things about an unwanted tool called Houtpa.com and ways to uninstall it. If you see lots of pop-ups in the browser, and the efficiency of your PC has abruptly decreased - this entry will explain you what adware is, understand the fundamental problem and sweep the PC of unwanted programs.

There are three basic types of adware that spread through the Web nowadays: browser toolbars, adware and browser hijackers. You have to realize that they are noy the good tools that offer other reliable software - they were created to spam with pop-up windows and links. Scammers are trying really hard to convince customers that suchlike programs are useful: they describe them very well and promise great efficiency and benefit. To make it easier for you, we will describe the main functions of each type of advertising programs.

  • Browser hijackers do not place ads on the reliable web-pages. Hijackers, from time to time open a scammer's web-page in user's browser that redirects to one of the sites with ads and suspicious links.
  • Typical adware is known because of never-ending spam with all possible kinds of ads, pop-ups and banners. Fraudsters want adware to seem decent, so it may be disguised as one of many reliable tools for data archiving, web-browsing, text redacting, etc. Advertising emerges as links, separate blocks in the browser or pop-ups.
  • Browser toolbars also perform advertising functions, but less actively than the previous two types of advertising utilities. Except that they gather info about your search queries and viewed sites, which are then passed on to web-criminals for further usage. Suchlike information is of significant value for any advertising company.

Adware is numerous and use particular techniques to infect the machine and to work in it. They have one thing in common - they all call inconvenience to the user and prevent the user from using the browser. Except for apparent nuisance, such as abundance of banners and pop-ups, there is a perilous property of Houtpa.com: the abnormal decrease of computer's protection.

 

Now you know what purposes are targeted by malware and, it's time to learn how to find malware and eliminate it. The biggest and the most perilous attribute of penetration is the advertising overflow. Mark #2 is the emersion of suspicious tools in the system that you don't remember downloading. This happens when customer passes all links that adware provides, visiting the untrusted web-pages and installing viruses from there. Viral tools act stealthy so you might not understand that you actually installed them.

The symptom #2 is a hard lag of the PC, and an increase in the loading time of the system. It should be noted that these issues often arise for other roots, not related to unwanted software. PC slows down because each advertising program is running endlessly and never stops. This means that the program is starting at PC's startup and turning off only with the whole PC. When the number of these programs comes to the edge, their simultaneous functioning overloads the system, and requires so much resources that useful software just can't operate. This can call trouble shutdowns, critical errors of basic programs and retardation. If you witness any of these marks - you have to scan the system via decent antivirus or delete all adware by hand.

Methods to remove Houtpa.com

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Houtpa.com manually

Step 1. Uninstall Houtpa.com from the operation system

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

 

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

If you don't want to damage your computer and want to browse the Web freely, you have to eliminate Houtpa.com as soon as possible. In current case it's not only about deleting Houtpa.com, but also about total clearing of PC. User can perform it in manual mode, yet it will take lots of efforts and time, and have a big possibility of fail. Houtpa.com and other suchlike programs do as much as possible to guard themselves from removal and make it as complex as possible. Adware keeps backup copies everywhere on HDD, hide their root folders, place scheduled tasks for reinstalling after elimination etc. If victim is not expert enough in elimination of unwanted, the probability of failure and further complications is extremely high. The simplest and the very efficient method to eliminate malware is to apply Spyhunter AV-tool. This anti-virus can fast and clean get rid of any adware from the machine, but also shield it from attacks in after years. Spyhunter has a number of features, among which are high quality of scanning and deletion, low price, 24/7 tech-support, daily updates of the signature database and interaction with well-known AV programs. If you want to download Spyhunter, or get the trial version - click on the button below.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall Houtpa.com from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Houtpa.com and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Houtpa.com
  • C:\ProgramData\Houtpa.com
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Houtpa.com

3. Clean registry:

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

 

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How to remove Houtpa.com from Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Houtpa.com 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 Houtpa.com from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Houtpa.com and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

How to uninstall Houtpa.com from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash

 

Step 2. Remove Houtpa.com from the browser

How to remove Houtpa.com from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Houtpa.com

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 Houtpa.com from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Houtpa.com

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • On startup
  • Delete all specific pages

 

How to uninstall Houtpa.com from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove Houtpa.com

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 Houtpa.com from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Houtpa.com 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 Houtpa.com 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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