Hola Search Removal Tips

Hola Search is a browser hijacker that is known to be promoted by potentially unwanted applications. The hijacker can take over your browsers by altering their settings. It is often associated with Hola Toolbar, however, it could belong to a different program as well.

The hijacker causes various inconveniences during your online surfing. It may redirect you to its associated pages, flood you with adverts and so on. There is nothing useful about the software as its main purpose is to generate web traffic. We recommend that you get rid of Hola Search without hesitation.

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How does Hola Search work?

After the hijacker enters your system, it sets your home page and default search engine to Holasearch.com. The website itself looks more or less reliable. It does not differ much from other web search pages. The site contains a search box, such search parameters as Web, Images and Videos, and links to About Us, Terms of Use, Privacy and so on. If you try using the Hola search engine, you will be presented with original results, however, they will contain sponsored links.

With the arrival of the hijacker you will also notice other symptoms. The most prominent one of them will be the commercial data that will appear on all pages that you visit. You will see ads, pop-ups, hyperlinks and banners no matter where you go online. Some of them may appear especially useful, because they are based on your browsing history. This mean that the hijacker tracks your cookies. Worse than that, however, some of the adverts may turn out to be fake. The commercial content that your browsers are filled with is not checked or endorsed by anyone, which means it can be unreliable. If you trust a fake ad you could infect your PC with malware and suffer financial losses. To make sure that does not happen, you should eliminate Hola Search from your browsers.

How to delete Hola Search?

If you want to remove Hola Search from your computer, you will have to uninstall its associated program and then reset your browser settings. As it has been mentioned, the hijacker’s associated application may be Hola Toolbar. If you decide to terminate Hola Search manually, you can use the instructions presented below the article. However, if you want to clean your system and delete Hola Search together with other unwanted programs it may contain, you should use a malware removal tool instead. The anti-malware will scan your PC and identify all useless applications including the one linked to the hijacker. You will then be able to erase Hola Search completely.

Hola Search Removal

1) Uninstall Hola Search

  • Click on Start or right-click on the lower left corner
  • Move to Control Panel and select Uninstall a program
  • Choose the unwanted application and click Uninstall

N.B. In Windows XP select Add or remove programs instead of Uninstall a program.

2) Remove Hola Search from browsers:

Mozilla Firefox

  • Click on the menu and pick the question mark
  • Select Troubleshooting Information
  • Click on Refresh Firefox
  • Choose Refresh Firefox and click Finish

Google Chrome

  • Press Alt+F and select Settings
  • Click on Show Advanced Settings
  • Click Reset settings and choose Reset

Internet Explorer

  • Click on Gear icon and open Internet Options
  • Go to the Advanced tab and click Reset
  • Select Delete personal settings and click Reset

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Comments

  • Paul

    none of the anti malware programs is able to remove the stamplive adware from my computer. I’m afraid the only solution will be to go back to factory settings.

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  • Les

    I had price minus ads popping up often in all webpages.It was driving me nuts.! I removed an extension from my browser (Firefox). I started deleting the extensions that I knew were not vital. And no more popups! I do have a couple of malware programs, and they too failed to remove these ads. But removing the extensions from Firefox + the add-ons section its what did the trick! I also did the same thing to google chrome browser, I deleted some add-ons, and extensions as well.

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