How to remove (uninstall) Thebookhub.co

Do you notice annoying banners on the Internet that are created by the Thebookhub.co search engine? Do you see the presence of Thebookhub.co anywhere else in the system? If those things are true – your machine is infested with an advertising program, and our entry was created to assist you to eliminate it.

Thebookhub.co

What is Thebookhub.co

Right after the infection, Thebookhub.co modifies the settings of the browsers. It’s the best that it's capable of doing, because the main part of this fraud system is the fake search engine which appears in the browser when you install Thebookhub.co. So, the virus clears the default start page and the pre-set search and places the unreliable search instead of them. Now, instead of searching via the reliable Google, Bing, Yahoo or any other search provider you like – you will surf the Web through the crippled fake website, displaying pop-ups untrusted websites advertising banners of all sorts and sizes. One more adware's feature is to change the settings of browser icons so that in case you recover the normal controls, you will automatically open the fake search engine in a first tab.

Thebookhub.co cannot be erased as a common software, and if the customer tries it - the adware will recover. It happens because of the Thebookhub.co's defensive mechanisms, and we can define how they work:

  • A scheduled task is the simplest manner to launch the restoration of Thebookhub.co if the operator had uninstalled it. Scheduled tasks are not typically utilized by common PC users, so Thebookhub.co simply develops a task to check if it’s working, and if it isn't – to download and set it again. That task is being run each time you reboot your workstation, and thanks to it Thebookhub.co keeps coming back.
  • Another method is very much like the previous one, but it utilizes the system registry instead of the Scheduled Tasks service. Hackers add a new value to the registry and you have to detect and remove it, which might be difficult. The regular registry entries are critically important, and by deleting one of them, you may cause serious injury to the OS.

The tool that distributes banners is called Thebookhub.co, and it is adware. Thebookhub.co cannot do anything well, as it’s developed to achieve only one purpose: to irritate you. Surely, the mad-driving stuff is not its final goal, but it’s lightly achieved when Thebookhub.co does what it does – displays the advertising content. When the penetration is complete, it modifies the browser settings and displays you lots of ads, to make sure that you click at least on a few of them. Swindlers receive a few cents for each click you’ve made, and now you realize why the banners appear again and again: it’s pure money. In the coming sections, we will explain in which manner adware infected the machine and how it might be protected against such threats. In case you’re not interested and simply want to get rid of Thebookhub.co one way or another – ignore the other parts and proceed to the deletion guide.

 

How Thebookhub.co got on your computer

To make easier for you, we’ll picture the entire story from the beginning. Most of the advertising viruses are copies of each other, replicated countless times and transferred to third-grade fraudsters after slight visual changes. One of those lads bought Thebookhub.co from the Dark Web, tuned it and put it on file-exchanging sites all over the Net. And then, there was you, downloading it. Wait, you’re sure that you didn’t look for a utility to drive you mad? Possibly, you needed some manner to endanger your computer, and received a direct link to Thebookhub.co installer? Still wrong? Okay, then, you looked for another tool that's actually helpful. Some toll-free tool created by a not-so-famous developer, or a hacked copy of some paid tool you didn’t want to purchase.

The way is called “affiliate installation”, and its essence is that swindlers are combining the installation files of a few viruses and one helpful utility to create one installer. The bottom feature of this package is that its composition prevents a victim from discovering its content inside of it. On one of the last steps, they give out an offer to download other tools, with the required fields checked and the natural desire is to install them and move on. We suppose that you did so, if you're on this website today. It might have been slightly different: there could be the “manners of installation”. It's very simple: the installation for practiced users gives you the possibility to pick where you want a utility to be installed, and how many extra utilities do you need. In case of Thebookhub.co, if you choose the suggested manner of installation, you admit all the viruses from the package into the computer.

Methods to remove Thebookhub.co

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Thebookhub.co manually

Step 1. Uninstall Thebookhub.co from the operation system

Step 2. Remove Thebookhub.co from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari/Edge)

 

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

Now you know how Thebookhub.co works, and you know how it penetrated the computer. We’ve explained nearly everything, except the very significant thing: how to eliminate this virus. Let’s fix that. You can eliminate Thebookhub.co via following these simple methods. One of them is what you’ve already attempted to perform – manual removal. We can make it easier, and below this paragraph, you’ll see the instructions on by-hand deletion. Its main disadvantage is the impossibility to delete several viruses through it as it'll take too much time. We present you the faster manner: you might totally erase Thebookhub.co in ten minutes through Spyhunter AntiMalware. This utility has many benefits, including increased operation speed, extended signature database, 24/7 customer support and the ability to work along with many antiviral tools. Don’t waste time, attempting to clean the device through unpaid software – try the true anti-viral tool. Click the button below to check the hard drive via the toll-free version with limited capabilities.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall Thebookhub.co from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Thebookhub.co and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Thebookhub.co
  • C:\ProgramData\Thebookhub.co
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Thebookhub.co

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Thebookhub.co" 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 Thebookhub.co 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 Thebookhub.co from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Thebookhub.co and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Remove Thebookhub.co from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Thebookhub.co

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 Thebookhub.co

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 Thebookhub.co

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 Thebookhub.co 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"

 

Microsoft Edge

Step 1. Delete the suspicious extensions.

  • Menu
  • Extensions
  • Choose unfamiliar extension
  • Press Uninstall

Step 2. Change homepage.

  • Go to the website of the search engine you want
  • Select More actions
  • Settings
  • View advanced settings
  • Change search engine
  • Select search engine you want and Set as default

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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