How to remove Hptop.ru

What Is Hptop.ru?

How to stop http://hptop.ru/magicsm/ new tab pop-ups

Your default browser may open new tabs periodically and direct you first to http://hptop.ru/magic (or http://hptop.ru/magics, http://hptop.ru/magicm, http://hptop.ru/magicsm) URL, then redirect to http://b2.ijquery11.com/…, and finish with some site with ads or the one convincing you to download suspicious software. That happens because of adware that got installed on your computer. Most likely the adware ended up there when you downloaded something from a fishy website and got a bunch of malware and PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) instead. You may follow the instructions below to get rid of http://hptop.ru/magic/ pop-ups.

How to Remove Hptop.ru

The easiest method to stop Hptop.ru pop-ups is to run an anti-malware program capable of detecting adware in general and Hptop.ru in particular. You may try SpyHunter by Enigma Software; it has excellent detection rate when it comes to adware and other PUPs (potentially unwanted programs).

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Other software that may be able to get rid of Hptop.ru:
Emsisoft Anti-Malware
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

You can also try to remove Hptop.ru by hand using the following instructions.

Remove Hptop.ru From Programs and Features:

Go to Programs and Features, uninstall any suspicious programs, programs you don’t remember installing, or programs you installed just before Hptop.ru started to show up on your browser. When you are not sure if a program is safe, look for the answer on the Internet.

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Settings => Control Panel.
  3. Find and click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Highlight the program.
  5. Click Remove.

Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Control Panel.
  3. Find and click Uninstall a program.
  4. Highlight the program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 7:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Control Panel.
  3. Find and select Programs and Features or Uninstall a program.
  4. Highlight the program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 8 / Windows 8.1:

  1. Press and hold Windows key Windows key and hit X key.
  2. Select Programs and Features from the menu.
  3. Highlight the program.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Windows 10:

  1. Press and hold Windows key Windows key and hit X key.
  2. Select Programs and Features from the menu.
  3. Highlight the program.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Delete the Scheduled Task Responsible for Hptop.ru Pop-ups:

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Select All Programs => Accessories => System Tools => Scheduled Tasks.
  3. Find and delete the task called hptop.

Win Vista Windows Vista, Win 7 Windows 7, Win 8 Windows 8, Win 8.1 Windows 8.1, Win 10 Windows 10:

  1. Press Windows key + R key.
  2. Type taskschd.msc and press Enter.
  3. Click on Task Scheduler Library on the left panel.
  4. Select Actions tab on the lower center panel.
  5. Find and delete the task called hptop.

UPDATE: If you cannot open Task Scheduler, open Windows Explorer instead and go to C:\Windows\System32\Tasks/. Find and delete the file called “hptop”.

How to Protect Your PC From Hptop.ru and Other Adware:

  • Get a powerful anti-malware software, capable of detecting and eliminating PUPs. Having several on-demand scanners would be a good idea too.
  • Keep Windows firewall enabled or get a third-party one.
  • Keep your OS, browsers and security utilities updated. Malware creators find new browser and OS vulnerabilities to exploit all the time. Software writers, in turn, release patches and updates to get rid of the known vulnerabilities and lesser the chance of malware penetration. Antivirus program’s signature databases get updated every day and even more often to include new virus signatures.
  • Adjust your browsers’ settings to block pop-ups and to load plug-ins only when clicked.
  • Download and use Adblock, Adblock Plus, uBlock or one of the similar trustworthy extensions for blocking third-party advertisements on web-sites.
  • Don’t just click on any link you see while browsing the web. That applies particularly to links in comments, on forums, or in instant messengers. Pretty often these are spam links. Sometimes they are used for increasing the traffic to websites, but often enough they will land you on pages that will try to execute a malicious code and infect your computer. Links from your friends are suspect too: the person who shares a cute video might not know that the page contains threatening script.
  • Don’t download software from unverified web-sites. You can easily download a trojan (malware that pretends to be a useful application); or some unwanted programs could get installed along with the app.
  • When installing freeware or shareware, be sensible and don’t rush through the process. Choose Custom or Advanced installation mode, look for checkboxes that ask for your permission to install third-party apps and uncheck them, read End User License Agreement to make sure nothing else is going to get installed. You can make exceptions for the apps you know and trust, of course. If declining from installing unwanted programs is not possible, we advise you to cancel the installation completely.

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