How to remove (uninstall) Static.hotjar.com

Have you seen aggressive banners on the Internet, tagged as “pop-ups by Static.hotjar.com”? Have you noticed the presence of Static.hotjar.com somewhere else on the PC? If those things are true – your PC is infested with an advertising utility, and our guide was written to assist you to delete it.

Static.hotjar.com

What is Static.hotjar.com

The tool that distributes ads is called Static.hotjar.com, and it is adware. Static.hotjar.com can do nothing good, as it was made to do one thing: to drive you mad. We're joking, your irritation is not its final aim, but it’s lightly achieved while the virus does what it does – shows the advertising content. It gets into the machine, it changes the settings of your browser and delivers you as many ads as it can and even more, making sure that you click at least on some of them. Fraudsters get a couple of cents for each click you're making, and now you realize why the ads are being displayed again and again: it’s a honeypot. In the paragraphs below, we’ll explain in which manner the virus infected the PC and how it can be guarded against such viruses. If you are not interested and just want to remove the virus one way or another – skip the coming parts and go to the removal tips.

When the infestation takes place, Static.hotjar.com starts to switch the settings of the browser. That's its single function, as the essential part of this adware is the fake search engine which takes over your browser as soon as you download Static.hotjar.com. So, Static.hotjar.com removes your default start page and your favorite search and puts the fake website instead of them. After that you cannot use the well-known Google, Bing, Yahoo or another search you like – you will browse the Web with the help of the poor fake tool, giving away fake websites ads pop-ups and other stuff like that. One more adware's task is to alter the controls of the icons of infected browsers in a way that even if you return the good controls, you'll see the untrusted search in a first tab.

Static.hotjar.com can't be removed as a regular software, and if you attempt to do it - the virus will reinstall itself. It occurs thanks to the virus' protective mechanisms, and we will explain to you their essence:

  • A scheduled task is the most popular method to start the restoration of Static.hotjar.com if the user had removed it. System tasks are not often utilized by regular PC owners, so Static.hotjar.com simply creates a task to see if it’s running, and if it isn't – to download and install it again. The task is being launched after each restart, and that’s why Static.hotjar.com keeps recovering.
  • Another way is similar to the first one, but it employs the system registry and not the Scheduled Tasks service. You should clear the registry to defeat this technique, but it is a pretty difficult task for a newbie. The other registry values are needed for your PC to work, and by clearing one of them, you might bring serious damage to the OS.

 

How Static.hotjar.com got into the system

To clarify everything, we’ll describe the entire process from the start. 99% of the advertising programs are replicas of each other, repeated thousands of times and passed to different fraudsters with easy alterations made. One of those dudes bought Static.hotjar.com from the Dark Web, set it up and put it on file-exchanging portals around the Internet. That’s where you got it from, huh? Okay, you’re sure that you didn’t search for adware that will drive you mad? Or, you wanted the best screwing-it-all-up program for the computer, and somebody gave you a link to Static.hotjar.com downloader? Still wrong? OK, in that case, you wanted to download another utility that's really good. Some toll-free program created by an unknown company, or a pirated version of a paid software you're not going to pay for.

We know this technique as the “sponsored installation”, and it means that fraudsters merge the installation files of 3-4 viruses and a sole useful tool into one installer. The main point of this bundle is that its scheme interferes you from inspecting the tools inside of it. On one of the last steps, you're allowed to see an offer to get extra viruses, with the required fields filled and the mouse cursor is already hovering over “OK”. We suppose that you proceeded, as you're on this page now. It could be a bit different: there could be the “installation methods”. It's pretty simple: the installation for experienced users is just a manual pick of where you need this software to be established, and how exactly you need it to be done. In case of Static.hotjar.com, choosing the suggested method of installation means that you let all the garbage from the bundle into the workstation laptop.

Methods to remove Static.hotjar.com

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Static.hotjar.com manually

Step 1. Uninstall Static.hotjar.com from the operation system

Step 2. Remove Static.hotjar.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

At this moment you realize what Static.hotjar.com is, and you are aware of its sneaky ways of penetration. We’ve explained almost everything, except the most significant thing: the methods to get rid of Static.hotjar.com. Here we go. Static.hotjar.com might be uninstalled with the help of two simple methods. One of them is what you’ve just tried to execute – DIY uninstallation. There's a proper technique to perform it, and below this part, you’ll find the advice on manual removal. The significant flaw is that you can’t delete several advertising programs with its help since it'll take many hours to do. We suggest to you another way: you can totally delete the adware in 10 minutes through Spyhunter antivirus. It has multiple benefits, and among them are decent signature database, 24/7 support service, the ability to work along with many antiviral tools and fast deletion. Don’t waste time, trying to guard the device through free software – try the real antivirus. Click the button under this paragraph to download a trial version with limited capacities.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall Static.hotjar.com from Control Panel

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

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

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

3. Clean registry:

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

 

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Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Static.hotjar.com and press Uninstall

 

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 Static.hotjar.com from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Remove Static.hotjar.com from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Static.hotjar.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

 

Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Static.hotjar.com

Step 2. Change homepage:

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

 

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove Static.hotjar.com

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into Home page field

 

Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Static.hotjar.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.

 

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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