Hao1258.com Removal Process (remove Hao1258com)

January 10, 2018

Hao1258.com is a questionable website that has been deemed by computer security experts to be a browser hijacker. At first glance, Hao1258.com may appear to most as a basic Internet search site that has several additional quick-access links. The various links and advertisements found on Hao1258.com are known to be questionable and may cause unwanted site redirects if used.

The use of Hao1258.com as a search engine may return relevant results only they may be accompanied by several sponsored links and advertisements. Use of such links may be a gateway to loading other questionable sites that could end up spreading malicious content or downloads. It is best that the components associated with Hao1258.com be found and removed to stop the unwanted site loads and modification of Internet settings. Using an antimalware tool will work to automatically eliminate Hao1258.com and its components, which will then stop all unwanted activities performed by its associated web browser extensions.

Are you getting popups from Hao1258.com? Have you identified that you have Hao1258.com installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove Hao1258.com completely from your computer?

Why should you remove Hao1258.com?

If Hao1258.com resides on your computer, it can potentially damage your personal files or you may end up losing data stored on your system. Research has shown that Hao1258.com may have the ability to make your computer vulnerable to remote attacks which could result, initially, in loss of money, possibly identity theft, and, eventually, a painstaking Hao1258.com removal process.

How can you manually remove Hao1258.com

Manual removal of Hao1258.com may not be for everyone. Each manual Hao1258.com removal step must be followed delicately to completely remove all related files and registry entries from your computer. If you are unsure or have doubts about editing your system registry, then we recommend that you use the automatic Hao1258.com removal process.

Hao1258.com can be removed manually by following the steps below.

  1. With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
  2. Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
  3. Locate Hao1258.com in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find Hao1258.com, you can continue to step 5.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Close all open programs and windows on your desktop.
  6. Open your registry editor (regedit) program by going to Start Menu, type in regedit, and click OK.
  7. Find all of the following registry entries and delete them. If you do not know how to do this, then you can read how to edit the registry in Windows.

  8. You may need to return to this removal process for removing Hao1258.com. You can do this easily by bookmarking or adding a favorite to this page by clicking here. If you are using the FireFox web browser you can press the keys Ctrl and D simultaneously to bookmark this page.

    Image 1. Bookmark PCHubs removal process

    bookmark-add-favorite

  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with Hao1258.com from your computer.

    If you need a better understanding on how to search for these files then you can read how to find and search for files and folders here.

    If you have issues deleting any of the previously listed files that are associated with Hao1258.com, you can try rebooting your computer into safe mode. Booting into safe mode may allow certain malicious files to be deleted. If you are wondering how to boot into safe mode, you can read our process for starting a computer in safe mode here.

    Image 2. Select "Safe Mode with Networking"

    safe-mode

  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with Hao1258.com by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\Hao1258.com folder, select it, and delete it. In some cases you may not be able to find this directory. You can still continue to the next step.

  11. Restart your computer. You do not need to boot into safe mode at this point. You should have removed Hao1258.com completely from your computer. If you find that Hao1258.com is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic Hao1258.com removal process.

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