How to remove (uninstall) Hi.fo

This material will explain you everything about an advertising program called Hi.fo and ways to eliminate it. If you suffer from annoying advertising on every site, and the speed of your laptop has abruptly diminished - this material will explain you what adware is, spot the fundamental issue and clean the machine of malicious software.

Hi.fo

Advertising tools include a pretty long list of diverse types, but the most efficient of them are adware, browser toolbars and browser hijackers. You should realize that they aren't the fine programs that promote other reliable software - they were developed to generate tons of spam. Fraudsters are trying very hard to urge you that these tools are helpful: they create extensive descriptions and promise incredible efficiency and benefit. To make it easier for you, we will explain the basic features of each type of advertising tools.

  • Browser hijackers don't show ads on well-known websites. Instead of pop-ups they redirect the users to the suspicious websites. This software helps the unfair website owners to generate traffic and endangers the whole computer.
  • Typical adware is famous for the countless spam with various ads, pop-ups and banners. Suchlike utilities might be masked almost to anything: video and audio players, software for updating and downloading drivers, system cleaners, tools for finding movies and music and much more. Ads which are displayed by adware are not reliable and we strongly advise you not to click on them.
  • Browser toolbars show ads too, but less actively than the previous two species of advertising programs. Their main function is to collect information about user's search queries and visited pages, which are then passed on to scammers for further research. This data is of substantial value for any advertising company.

Each of these three kinds of adware uses separate ways to penetrate the machine and to act inside of it. These tools have one thing in common - they all cause problems for the victim and prevent the victim from browsing the Web. Besides the evident inconvenience, such as the flood of advertising and links, there is another property of Hi.fo and it is the significant lowering of system's security.

 

So, you see which purposes are targeted by Hi.fo and, we will tell you how to reveal it. It's apparent that the main sign of infection is an increase in the number of advertisements. Another mark is the emersion of strange tools on your machine that you haven’t installed. This might happen if the link displayed by Hi.fo does not lead to the site, but to direct loading of the dangerous file. Suchlike programs act imperceptibly so you can't realize that you just downloaded them.

Another symptom is a hard lag of the PC, and an enlargement in its boot time. Deceleration of computer's performance isn't only the result of virus, but this appears very often. The reason for this slowdown is that in contradistinction to good software, adware works 24/7, generating advertising and redirecting victim to unwanted pages. This means that the program is launching at computer's startup and shutting down only when the computer stops working. When the amount of suchlike tools comes to the critical point, their contemporaneous running overloads the system, and takes so many resources that good programs simply cannot perform its functions. When the OS is in such state, it suffers from emergency turn-offs, retardation and fatal errors of different services. If you witness any of these attributes - you need to scan the computer with a quality anti-virus or delete all perilous programs by hand.

Methods to remove Hi.fo

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Hi.fo manually

Step 1. Uninstall Hi.fo from the operation system

Step 2. Remove Hi.fo 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 are tired of annoying ads on the Web and nuisance from other symptoms of adware infection, you have to delete Hi.fo immediately. In current case it all comes down not only to deleting Hi.fo but also to total clearing of hard drive. Victim can perform it by hand, though it will require lots of efforts and time, while having a big chance of fail. The thing is that different viruses prefer various ways to protect themselves from elimination. Viruses keep backups in different folders on hard drive, hide their root folders, set pending installation tasks after removal etc. If you are not expert enough in such matters, the probability of failure and following complications is extremely high. To lower the risks, we suggest you to download Spyhunter antivirus. This anti-virus can quickly and easy delete Hi.fo from the system, but also protect it from attacks in the future. Spyhunter has a number of features, among which are high quality of scanning and elimination, day and night tech-support, compatibility with well-known AV programs, daily updates of the viral database and reasonable price. If you are interested, and want to buy Spyhunter, or learn 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 Hi.fo from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Hi.fo and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Hi.fo
  • C:\ProgramData\Hi.fo
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Hi.fo

3. Clean registry:

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

 

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How to remove Hi.fo from Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Hi.fo 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 Hi.fo from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Hi.fo and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

How to uninstall Hi.fo from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash

 

Step 2. Remove Hi.fo from the browser

How to remove Hi.fo from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Hi.fo

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 Hi.fo from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Hi.fo

Step 2. Change homepage:

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

 

How to uninstall Hi.fo from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove Hi.fo

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 Hi.fo from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Hi.fo 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 Hi.fo from Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

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