What is Hatsurewhim.info Pop-up Ads? And how does it work?
Hatsurewhim.info is a suspicious and unsafe website that can inject a browser with tons of pop-up ads, hence why it’s referred to as “Hatsurewhim.info Pop-up Ads”. Aside from pop-up ads, it can also flood your browser with a bunch of other sponsored content such as banners, in-text links, and more. If you find yourself getting redirected to this domain more often than not, this means that an ad-supported program or adware is most likely installed in your computer that’s been triggering the redirects to Hatsurewhim.info.
Security experts classify Hatsurewhim.info as an adware program or PUP because of the potential threat it brings to users as it can redirect you to suspicious web pages like phishing websites or malware-laden ones that could inject malware into your system. This shady domain also have the ability to gather non-personally identifiable information including OS and browser version, browsing history, websites you frequently visit, and so on. The information gathered is used to generate more targeted ads to obtain more revenue via pay-per-click marketing.
Browsing the web while the adware is still installed in your computer isn’t safe so you have to remove the adware before you continue browsing.
How does Hatsurewhim.info Pop-up Ads spread online?
You can get redirected to Hatsurewhim.info when you click on some ads or when you there is an ad-supported program installed in your computer. Ad-supported programs spread using freeware and shareware that are found on third party download websites. To avoid installing this kind of program, you must always use the Advanced or Custom setup when you install a software package which came from a third party source.
You can remove Hatsurewhim.info Pop-up Ads from your browser and computer by following the removal instructions provided below as well as the advanced steps that follow.
Step 1: First, you have to close the browser infected with the browser redirect. And if you can’t close it manually, you can close it using the Task Manager instead. Tap the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys and open the Task Manager.
Step 2: Next, look for the process of your browser, right click on it and select End task or End process to close it.
Step 3: Afterwards, tap the Win + R keys to open the Run dialog box and type “appwiz.cpl” in the field and press Enter to open the Programs and Features in Control Panel.
Step 4: From the list of programs installed, look for any programs that could be related to Hatsurewhim.info Pop-up Ads or any suspicious program you don’t remember installing under the list of installed programs and once you’ve found it, uninstall it.
Step 5: Edit your Hosts File.
- Tap the Win + R keys to open then type in %WinDir% and then click OK.
- Go to System32/drivers/etc.
- Open the hosts file using Notepad.
- Delete all the entries that contain Hatsurewhim.info.
- After that, save the changes you’ve made and close the file.
Step 6: Now you have to flush the DNS cache of your computer. To do so, right click on the Start button and click on Command Prompt (administrator). From there, type the “ipconfig /flushdns” command and hit Enter to flush the DNS.
Step 7: Next, hold down Windows + E keys simultaneously to open File Explorer.
Step 8: Navigate to the following directories and look for suspicious files associated to the Hatsurewhim.info Pop-up Ads such as the software bundle it came with and delete it/them.
Step 9: Close the File Explorer and empty the contents of Recycle Bin.
Step 10: After that, restart your computer and then open your browsers and reset them back to their default state.
- Open Google Chrome, then tap the Alt + F keys.
- After that, click on Settings.
- Next, scroll down until you see the Advanced option, once you see it, click on it.
- After clicking the Advanced option, go to the “Restore and clean up option and click on the “Restore settings to their original defaults” option to reset Google Chrome.
- Now restart Google Chrome.
- Open Mozilla Firefox and tap Ctrl + Shift + A to access the Add-ons Manager.
- In the Extensions menu Remove the unwanted extension.
- Restart the browser and tap keys Alt + T.
- Select Options and then move to the General menu.
- Overwrite the URL in the Home Page section and then restart the browser.
- Launch Internet Explorer.
- Next, click the wrench icon for Settings.
- Then click Internet Options.
- After that, go to the Advanced tab.
- From there, click the Reset button. This will reset Internet Explorer’s settings to their default condition.
- Now click OK to save the changes made.
- Restart your computer.
Refer to the advanced instructions given below to ensure the removal of this pesky browser redirect from your computer as well as all the file residues it left behind.
Perform a full system scan using [product-code]. To do so, follow these steps:
- Turn on your computer. If it’s already on, you have to reboot it.
- After that, the BIOS screen will be displayed, but if Windows pops up instead, reboot your computer and try again. Once you’re on the BIOS screen, repeat pressing F8, by doing so the Advanced Option shows up.
- To navigate the Advanced Option use the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with Networking then hit
- Windows will now load the Safe Mode with Networking.
- Press and hold both R key and Windows key.
- If done correctly, the Windows Run Box will show up.
- Type in the URL address, [product-url] in the Run dialog box and then tap Enter or click OK.
- After that, it will download the program. Wait for the download to finish and then open the launcher to install the program.
- Once the installation process is completed, run [product-code] to perform a full system scan.
- After the scan is completed click the “Fix, Clean & Optimize Now” button.