The Reading Hub Removal Process (remove TheReadingHub)

January 11, 2018

The Reading Hub is a potentially unwanted program that is often associated and accompanied by a browser hijacker site that may automatically load as a default home page. The Reading Hub may offer computer users certain features or quick access links to reading hub sites or ones that offer reading content or online books.

Those who find The Reading Hub to be annoying through its unwanted and questionable activities will want to eliminate the application and its associated components. Such a process can be done automatically by using a proper antimalware tool. Savvy PC users may perform the same removal process without the assistance of specialized antimalware software but doing such may risk damage of the computer or loss of other important files.

Are you getting popups from The Reading Hub? Have you identified that you have The Reading Hub installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove The Reading Hub completely from your computer?

Why should you remove The Reading Hub?

If The Reading Hub 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 The Reading Hub 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 The Reading Hub removal process.

How can you manually remove The Reading Hub

Manual removal of The Reading Hub may not be for everyone. Each manual The Reading Hub 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 The Reading Hub removal process.

The Reading Hub 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 The Reading Hub in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find The Reading Hub, 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 The Reading Hub. 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 The Reading Hub 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 The Reading Hub, 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"

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  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with The Reading Hub by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\The Reading Hub 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 The Reading Hub completely from your computer. If you find that The Reading Hub is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic The Reading Hub removal process.

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