Hilons.com redirect removal instructions
What is hilons.com?
Identical or very similar to cpamatik.com, coonews.pro, sitionne.pro, and a number of other websites of this type, hilons.com causes unwanted redirects to other untrustworthy sites. Most users are forced to visit hilons.com unintentionally by potentially unwanted applications (PUAs), which are often installed inadvertently, deploy intrusive advertisements, and gather data.
Once installed, potentially unwanted applications open new tabs/windows in web browsers and cause redirects to hilons.com, which then causes even more (usually two or three) redirects to other untrustworthy, potentially malicious sites that might cause computer infections. Furthermore, users are presented with annoying advertisements (coupons, banners, surveys, and so on) displayed by tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any site and conceal underlying content. Furthermore, clicking these ads can result in redirects to untrustworthy websites or execution of scripts designed to download and install potentially unwanted/malicious applications. Note also that many PUAs generate revenue for their developers by collecting data (IP addresses, keystrokes, geo-locations, visited websites, search queries, etc.) that is later shared with third parties (potentially cyber criminals). The data could include personal or sensitive information, and misuse by third parties (or PUA developers) could lead to privacy issues, problems with browsing safety, or even identity theft. Some PUAs run background processes that affect computer performance. You are advised to remove these PUAs immediately.
|Threat Type||Adware, Unwanted ads, Pop-up Virus|
|Symptoms||Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.|
|Distribution methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.|
|Damage||Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.|
To eliminate hilons.com pop-up our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
To summarize, potentially unwanted applications usually generate revenue for developers by gathering information, delivering intrusive advertisements, and causing redirects. PUAs developers offer various "useful" features and attempt to give the impression of legitimacy, however, few potentially unwanted applications provide the functionality promised or give any real value for regular users.
How did adware install on my computer?
Potentially unwanted applications can be downloaded and installed from their websites, however, in most cases, users install them inadvertently - when installing regular software or via intrusive ads. Software developers typically use a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" to stealthily install potentially unwanted applications together with regular software. These applications often come as part of a software package and are hidden in "Custom", "Advanced", and other similar sections of the installation processes. Information regarding installation of this additional software is often not properly disclosed. By skipping installation steps and keeping these settings unchanged, users allow PUAs to be installed without their knowledge.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Download software from trustworthy sources and avoid using third party software downloaders and torrents. Check "Advanced", "Custom", and other sections/settings of the installation processes. We strongly advise you not to skip installation steps without checking these settings first. Opt-out of all unwanted offers (including PUAs and other similar software) and only then finish the installation process. If you accidentally click an ad that redirects you to a suspicious website, close it and check your browser for suspicious extensions, plug-ins, and add-ons, and unwanted software on your computer. Uninstall unwanted software/applications immediately. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
IMPORTANT NOTE! This deceptive site asks to enable browser notifications.
Therefore, before commencing, perform these steps:
Google Chrome (PC):
- Click the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen
- Select "Settings", scroll down to the bottom and click "Advanced"
- Scroll down to the "Privacy and security" section, select "Content settings" and then "Notifications"
- Click three dots on the right hand side of each suspicious URL and click "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again)
Google Chrome (Android):
- Click on the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and click "Settings"
- Scroll down, click on "Site settings" and then "Notifications"
- In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs and click on them one-by-one
- Select "Notifications" in the "Permissions" section and click "Block"
- Click the Menu button (three bars) on the right upper corner of the screen
- Select "Options" and click on "Privacy & Security" in the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen
- Scroll down to the "Permissions" section and click the "Settings" button next to "Notifications"
- In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs, click the drop-down menu and select "Block"
- Click the Gear button on the right upper corner of the IE window
- Select "Internet options"
- Select the "Privacy" tab and click "Settings" under "Pop-up Blocker" section
- Select suspicious URLs under and remove them one by one by clicking the "Remove" button
- Click the menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the Edge window
- Scroll down, find and click "Settings"
- Scroll down again and click "View advanced settings"
- Click "Manage" under "Notifications"
- Click the switch under each suspicious website
- Click "Safari" button on the bottom of the screen and select "Preferences..."
- Select the "Websites" tab and then select "Notifications" section on the left pane
- Check for suspicious URLs and apply the "Deny" option for each
Instant automatic removal of hilons.com pop-up:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Spyhunter is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of hilons.com pop-up. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is hilons.com?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes hilons.com redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the hilons.com pop-up, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the hilons.com pop-up, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with hilons.com pop-up removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.
In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.
Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.
- If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove hilons.com pop-up from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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