Once your web browser is constantly being redirected to the hgp.limitedalphabetic.com site, then it is possible that you have an adware program installed on your computer unknowingly.
More often than not, this hgp.limitedalphabetic.com redirect is caused by adware being installed on your computer without proper authorization. These adware programs are typically bundled with other freeware and shareware that you download off of the Internet. Unluckily, some free downloads do not adequately disclose that other software which could be malicious will also be installed and you may find that you have installed adware without your knowledge.
Once this malicious program or software is installed in your computer, whenever you will open and browse the Internet, unwanted advertisements will pop-up on web pages that you visit. Primairly, these ads are aimed to promote the installation of additional questionable or unknown content including web browser toolbars, optimization utilities and other products, all so the adware publisher can generate pay-per-click revenue or in other terms they earn from it.
You will also see in the browser status bar the following messages: “Waiting for hgp.limitedalphabetic.com”, “Transferring data from hgp.limitedalphabetic.com”, “Looking up hgp.limitedalphabetic.com”, “Read hgp.limitedalphabetic.com”, “Connected to hgp.limitedalphabetic.com”.
Once infected with this adware program, other common symptoms that will show include:
- The advertising banners are injected with the web pages that you are visiting.
- The random web page text is turned into hyperlinks and redirects.
- The browser popups appear to mainly recommend fake updates or other software.
- The other unwanted adware programs might get installed without the user’s knowledge or authorization.
If the potentially unwanted program or adware created a pop-up redirect window, the pop-up window is redirected to the Hgp.limitedalphabetic.com domain. This is done using what is known as a redirection domain.
Through the redirection domain, the adware publishers collect personally identifiable information such as your IP-address, your current location, browser type, type OS and search queries to deliver more detailed advertisements and later sell them to the third parties.
How does and adware infect a personal computer?
Adware uses a deceptive technique so it can easily sneak into the computer, this classic technique is called bundling. Software that uses “bundling”, is software known as “Pay-Per-Install” (PPI) or “monetization” software installers, and this simply means that it is the installation software where software developers get paid for every install.
The process of the Pay-Per-Install software does not directly disclose the adware present, and is hidden by a human psychology trick named Dark Patterns. These Dark Patterns are simply used to make sure people click thru their PPI installation process without noticing on what they actually install on their personal computer.
Use an anti-malware program
We recommend using SpyRemover Pro, a highly effective and widely used malware removal program to clean your computer of Hgp.limitedalphabetic.com. In addition to Hgp.limitedalphabetic.com, this program can detect and remove the latest variants of other malware.
SpyRemover Pro has an intuitive user interface that is easy to use. To get rid of Hgp.limitedalphabetic.com, the first step is to install it, scan your computer, and remove the threat.
To remove Hgp.limitedalphabetic.com from your computer using SpyRemover Pro, you need to perform the following steps:
Basic steps of SpyRemover Pro:
Step 1. Run SpyRemover Pro installer
Click on the .exe file that just downloaded in the lower right corner of your browser window.
Step 2. Click Yes
Click Yes to accept the User Account Control settings dialog.
Step 3. Foll0w setup instructions
Follow the instructions to get SpyRemover Pro set up on your computer and you will be good to go!
How to prevent the Hgp.limitedalphabetic.com pop-up redirect
- To avoid adware and their pop-up redirect advertisements such as Hgp.limitedalphabetic.com. Do not click too fast on the Next button during installation of any software installation.
- Instead, read what you actually install. Click every button to see if it exposes some form of an adware offer, especially a “custom”, “advanced”, “Expert” or “more” button. Adware is most of the time installed by the computer user itself. Overview the installation and uncheck all items you do not wish to install.
- If the Pay Per Install (PPI) software installation has an EULA (end-user license agreement), read this EULA to find out what kind of software is offered during installation. It may prevent adware from installing by deselecting or uncheck Adware and Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs).