Results Hub removal instructions
What is Results Hub?
The Results Hub app is presented as a legitimate browser add-on designed to improve the Internet browsing experience by enabling advanced search features. Regular users may find this extension legitimate and useful, however, The Results Hub is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware. A deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' is used to distribute this bogus app and, therefore, users often install it inadvertently. Bundling allows developers to stealthily install (mostly rogue) applications with regular software, and without users' consent. The Results Hub is usually distributed together with free software downloadable on freeware download websites. As with typical adware, The Results Hub delivers intrusive online ads and tracks Internet browsing activity following infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox.
The Results Hub mostly displays banners, pop-ups, search, and coupon ads. Although these generated advertisements may seem harmless, they can redirect to rogue websites, thereby exposing your computer to risk of infection. Additionally, users' Internet browsing activity is continually monitored, since The Results Hub tracks various information including Internet Protocol (IP) addresses (to determine users' geographic locations), websites visited, search queries, pages viewed, etc. There is a high probability that this gathered information may contain personally identifiable details and, therefore, the behavior of this add-on can result in serious privacy issues or even identity theft. The Results Hub is not the only application developed by SuperWeb LLC. There are hundreds of identical applications released by this company under different names including Square Corner, Cooking up Coupons, and Razor Web. All offer various useful features, however, none provide any real value to the user - their purpose is to generate revenue by displaying intrusive online advertisements and sharing collected data with third parties. You are strongly advised to uninstall Resuls Hub from your system immediately.
Adware-type applications (including The Results Hub) are mostly distributed using small programs called 'download managers' on freeware download websites such as soft32.com, softonic.com, downloads.com, and many others. Download managers are employed by these sites to monetize their traffic and free services and supposedly ease the download process, however, they simply encourage installation of additional programs together with the chosen software. These apps are described as 'genuine and virus-free', and yet, most are categorized as adware or malware. To avoid installation of The Results Hub, and other similar adware, closely analyse each step of the free software download procedure and ensure that only the chosen application is downloaded. Furthermore, software downloaded from the Internet should be installed using the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options - this will reveal any hidden apps listed for installation and allow you to opt-out. If you have installed The Results Hub, the following guide will help you to eliminate this problem from your system.
The Results Hub adware installer set-up:
Deceptive free software installers used in Results Hub adware distribution:
Results Hub adware generating intrusive online ads (marked as 'Ads by Many Results Hub', 'See Results Hub Ads', 'More Results Rub', 'Ads by Results Hub', 'Ads by My Results Hub' or 'Get The Results Hub Ad'):
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- What is The Results Hub?
- STEP 1. Uninstall The Results Hub application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove The Results Hub adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove The Results Hub ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by The Results Hub' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove The Results Hub ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
The results hub adware removal:
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 "A Results Hub", "Results Hub", "The Results Hub", "See Results Hub", "Get Results Hub", "Many Results Hub" or "More Results Hub" select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Results Hub ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove results hub 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 "Results Hub", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the the results hub adware, 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 "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Results Hub", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the the results hub adware, 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 "Results Hub 2.0.5631.26447".
Computer users who have problems with the results hub adware 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 extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the the results hub adware, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the 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.
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