How to remove Hungryhands

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Browser Hijacker Hungryhands

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Name

Hungryhands

Description

A Hungryhands is malware, spyware or a virus that modifies a Web browser's settings. These changes are made without the user's permission and may replace the browser's home page or default search page or redirect traffic to websites in order to generate advertising revenue.

Type

Browser Hijacker

Manual

How to manually remove Hungryhands guide. Only for ADVANCED users.

  • Step 1: Basic check for Hungryhands activity

    Check running processes on your system. Usually you can find Hungryhands process running. Use the Ctrl+Shift+Esc buttons combination to open system information window and click Processes tab. Scroll down the whole list and try to find the process named like Hungryhands. If you find Hungryhands process running, right click on it and choose “End Process”. It will disable Hungryhands for the current Windows session, but remember that if you do not completely remove Hungryhands using next steps, then your PC will stay vulnerable to malware attack. Next steps are much more important in removing Hungryhands.

  • Step 2: Disconnect your PC from the Internet

    Prevent the malware from leaking or spreading your personal data. Browser Hijacker usually uses the Internet to transfer all possible and important information you have. Some Browser Hijackers are not so “Active” and they can simply disable some Windows features and options. To disconnect your PC from the Internet you need to plug-off LAN cable (if you use LAN connection) or to turn of the Wi-Fi module (if you use Wi-Fi Internet connection). Most of (not 100%) Browser Hijackers can not access Wi-Fi module preferences. Turning off the Internet will disable Hungryhands from transferring any data from your PC.

  • Step 3: Enter the safe mode.

    The next step is very important in removing Hungryhands. After turning off the Internet and disabling Hungryhands process you will need to reboot your PC in so-called Safe Mode. Safe Mode is a Windows mode which allows you to start the System using only important applications and services. Safe Mode does not usually allow Hungryhands to load when the system boots (!!!but exceptions can appear!!!). Choose Restart in Windows Start menu and wait until the screen turns off.

    After that you have to follow the next instructions according to the versions of Microsoft Windows you use:

      Windows XP:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Advanced Options Menu and press ENTER.

      Windows Vista, 7:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Use the arrow keys from Windows Advanced Options Menu in order to select Safe Mode and press ENTER.

      Windows 8, 8.1, 10:
    1. Press and hold the Shift button when left-clicking the Restart button on Windows log-on screen.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Troubleshooting boot screen and press ENTER.

  • Step 4: Removing virus files

    Having booted your PC in Safe mode you have to start cleaning your PC manually by deleting every file associated with Hungryhands one by one. Here is the list of all files associated with Hungryhands. Delete all files listed below using the Shift+Delete buttons combination. Always double check the file name as sometimes Browser Hijackers use very similar filenames as very important system files do and you can mistakenly remove important system file what will harm your system and you will not be able to boot your PC at all.

    • hh.dll

    • hhu.dll

    • hhUU.dll

    • hu.dll

    • Neti.dll

    Please, remember that viruses are always progressing and sometimes new files can appear. If you are using our offline PDF guide on How to remove Hungryhands, please check if you have it’s latest version.

    We do not guarantee that Hungryhands has the same file structure at the moment of deleting.

    After removing all files associated with Hungryhands that were listed above, reboot your system in normal mode and check if your PC works fine or you still have any troubles.

    It it is OK – congratulations! You have made a great job!

    If it is still NOT ok – use OSHI Defender to check your PC.

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How did my computer get Hungryhands?

Computers get infected with Hungryhands through bundle installing. That’s when a user elects to install Hungryhands as a free download. Hungryhands is a browser hijacker designed to make your browser display certain website ads.

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I detected Hungryhands on my computer. What do I do?

Scan your computer for Hungryhands immediately. Browser hijackers are usually elaborately disguised and are often hard to detect manually.

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What damage can Hungryhands do to my computer?

Hungryhands can fully control your computer, change your settings and gain access to your personal information.

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What are the main symptoms of Hungryhands?

High network activity
Unusual browser settings
Pop-up windows

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Can Hungryhands spread to other computers?

As with most malware, Hungryhands is installed manually by the user. A user may install Hungryhands while installing utility software without even knowing it.

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Countries with the highest Hungryhands infection rates.

US

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The first recorded appearance of Hungryhands

2016-02-22

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