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Remove Hola Search Browser Hijacker (Removal Guide)

Hola Search is a browser hijacker that modifies your browser’s homepage, default search engine and causes redirects of webpages. It is also known as Hola Search Toolbar or holasearch.com.

HolaSearch IE

HolaSearch.com may look like a legitimate website created to assist users with their search sessions. However, security experts and malware researchers started to classify this threat as browser hijacker due to its constant redirections to potentially unwanted websites.

Once installed, Hola Search changes your DNS settings and hijacks the main browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox. That results in continuous redirections to domain holasearch.com. This browser hijacker is spread by using spam e-mail attachments, freeware or shareware programs.

Chrome
HolaSearch Chrome

Firefox
HolaSearch Firefox

Hola Search collects and stores all information about internet users activity, logs every visited website. All gathered data is sent to marketing companies. The company that is responsible for developing Hola Search adware, pays a certain amount per install for their affiliates, and this is the reason why it is exploited by so many unfair marketers.

Automatic Hola Search Removal

Download and install SpyHunter to detect Hola Search remove it.

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Windows XP/Vista/7/8. Internet Explorer 6.0 or later

  1. Install SpyHunter by double-clicking the downloaded file. Follow the on-screen instructions
  2. SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect threats

Learn more about SpyHunter (EULA) and How to Install | Uninstall Instructions

Note: download size is 3.0 MB. SpyHunter trial version offers an unlimited number of scans and detections. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.

Manual Hola Search removal

Important Note: Hola Search can be removed manually, however any mistakes can lead your PC to permanent damage of the system. Therefore a manual removal process is highly recommended for IT experts and system administrators. For regular users, FixBrowsers.com team recommends using SpyHunter or any other reputable security application.

To remove Hola Search, check your Add/Remove Programs list in Control Panel (Start -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs). In the list search for apps related to Hola Search and then choose ‘Uninstall’.

Also remove Hola Search from your browsers:

Internet Explorer:
Tools -> Internet options -> General tab. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.

Google Chrome:
Settings -> Appearance. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.

Mozilla Firefox:
Options -> General tab -> Startup. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.

Delete any folder related to “Hola Search” from the following folders:

  • %ProgramFiles%
  • %AppData%
  • %ProgramData%
  • %LocalAppData%

One Response to Remove Hola Search Browser Hijacker (Removal Guide)

  1. Wayne Mark Benton says:

    I’m going to trust you, I’m sick of Hola… I have only managed to remove part of their programme, I don’t know how they Hi-jacked my system….

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