Hengaredi.pro is not a scary Trojan Horse or a dangerous Ransomware cryptovirus so if you are currently struggling with this app, remember that it is not actually meant to harm your computer or carry out some other malicious activity. There, however, still are many users with this piece of software inside their machines who are greatly frustrated by this app and who seek ways to get rid of it. If you have Hengaredi.pro inside your system, you probably know why this app is so undesirable. It’s because Hengaredi.pro is able to infiltrate some of the most popular browsers that people use (Firefox, Edge, Chrome and others) and basically turn them into ad-spamming tools. To facilitate the stream of ads and page-redirects to make it more effective, the nagging software may also place a new search engine or a new homepage address in your browser without giving you the option to revoke these changes. Oftentimes, users with this browser component in their browsers would try to remove it only to find out that it has returned on the next browsing session that they’ve started. All of the symptoms and traits of Hengaredi.pro that we mentioned are typical for the browser hijacker class of applications and programs. This form of software is known exactly for its intrusive attempts to spam the users’ screens with all sorts of irritating advertising content. This is all, of course, done with financial profit as the end goal and while the advertising campaign conducted by browser hijackers such as this one would normally not harm your computer, it’s sheer intrusiveness should be enough to want the hijacker removed. With regards to that, we may have some good news for you – if you have this hijacker, there’s no need to contact a professional from your area. Instead, simply follow the next steps in our removal guide you should be able to easily uninstall the unwanted software.
Our advice for keeping your computer system safe
Even if the app that is bothering you right now is not a virus or a Ransomware or some other nasty infection (Trojans, Spyware, Rootkits, etc.), it’s still a type of app that may cause certain security weaknesses if you aren’t careful. A big problem related to malware infections is the fact that online advertisements are a commonly used too to spread the malicious programs created by hackers. Now, even if most of the ads spammed by Hengaredi.pro are actually safe, there’s no way to be sure that some of them won’t be linked with shady and potentially hazardous web addresses. Because of this, there really is no better course of action than getting rid of the hijacker ASAP instead of allowing it to continue flooding your screen with all kinds of obnoxious and obscure ads. Also, remember to never install new software on your computer before you have checked it’s advanced installation settings to see if there aren’t any hijackers bundled with the installer.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||The invasive ads and the undesirable browser changes are what would normally give away a hijacker’s presence.|
|Distribution Method||In most cases, users catch this type of apps after installing some obscure software bundle.|
Remove Hengaredi.pro “Virus”
Android user, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.
Mac user, please use our Mac Malware Removal guide.
The following guide will help our readers get rid of the unpleasant Hengaredi.pro software. Follow the instructions and complete each step for best results. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them using our comment section down below.
Preparation: Entering Safe Mode and Revealing Hidden Files and Folders
Before you proceed with the actual removal instructions, you will need to take two extra steps in order to ensure that the guide has maximum effect.
For best results, we advise our readers to boot into Safe Mode prior to attempting to remove the virus. If you do not know how to do that, here is a separate How to Enter Safe Mode guide.
Also, in order to be able to see any potentially undesirable files, you should reveal any hidden files and folders on your PC – here is how to do that.
Step 1: Checking the Task Manager
Open your Task Manager by using the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys and go to the Processes tab. Look for any suspicious processes. For example, any unfamiliar process that uses high amounts of RAM and/or CPU. If you aren’t sure if a certain process comes from malware, tell us in the comments.
Right-click on any process that you consider shady and select Open File Location. Delete anything from the file location of the process.
Step 2: Disabling Startup programs
Use the Winkey + R keyboard combination to open the Run search bar and type msconfig. Hit Enter and in the newly opened window, go to the Startup tab. There, look for suspicious entries with unknown manufacturer or ones that have the name Hengaredi.pro on them. Right-click on those, and select disable.
Step 3: Uninstalling unwanted programs
Go to Start Menu > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program. Click on Installed On to sort the entries by date from most recent to oldest and look through the programs that come at the top of the list. Right-click on any entries that appear shady and unwanted and then select Uninstall to remove them from your PC. If you see the name Hengaredi.pro in the list of programs, be sure to remove the software without hesitation.
Step 4: Checking for shady IP’s
To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.
If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter - a professional malware removal tool - to see whether it will find malicious programs on your PC.
Step 5: Cleaning-up the browsers
You will also have to uninstall any undesirable browser extensions from your browser programs. Here’s how to do that for some of the more popular browsers:
Open Chrome and open its main menu. Go to More Tools > Extensions. Look through the list of extensions and uninstall any that you think could be suspicious. To remove them – click on the trash can icon next to each extension.
You can also use a specialized Chrome CleanUp tool if you cannot manually remove a certain extension. Here is an article where you can learn more about the CleanUp tool.
Open Firefox and go to its Menu. Select the Add-ons button.From the left panel, select Extensions and take a look at the different entries. Remove any of the that might be unwanted.
Once you open your IE browser, click on the Tools button at the top-right corner of the program and from the drop-down menu select Manage Add-ons. Check each one of the four different groups of add-ons and search for anything that seems undesirable. If you find anything, click on it and them select Remove.
Open the main menu of Microsoft Edge and go to Extensions. Find the extensions that you believe could be unwanted and right-click on them. Then, select Uninstall.
Step 6: Checking the Registry Editor
Open the Run search bar again and type regedit in it. Hit Enter and once the Registry Editor opens press Ctrl + F. In the search field type Hengaredi.pro and click on Find Next. Tell us in the comments if any results came up when you searched for Hengaredi.pro in your PC’s Registry.
Step 7: Deleting recent entries
For this step, you will have to open your Start Menu and copy-paste the following lines, one by one:
Hit Enter after each one to open a file directory. In the directories, delete the most recent entries that you find there. In the Temp folder, delete all files.
Step 8: System Restore
In order to be fully sure that the unwanted software has been removed from your machine, you can also try using a Restore Point to roll back your system its last stable configuration. However, in order to do that, you would have to previously had had a restore point created. On most systems, such points get created automatically but this isn’t always the case.
- If you want to learn how to configure System Restore and how to manually create Restore Points, follow this link.
- Open your Start Menu and type System Restore.
- Click on the first result – a setup wizard should open.
- Read the brief description of the process and select Next.
- Now, choose a restore from the presented list. You can also check the Show more restore points option in order to reveal any other restore points that might be saved on your PC.
- Click on Scan for affected programs to see what programs will get deleted or restored after you use the Restore Point. (optional)
- Click on next and take and then select Finish.
- A warning window will appear telling you that once the process starts, it shouldn’t be interrupted. Select Yes and be patient as this might take some time. Do not do anything on your PC throughout the duration of the process.
Step 9: Windows Refresh/Reset
Use this method only if nothing else has worked so far as it is a last resort option. If you do not know how to do it, this separate guide will give you the information that you need.