What is Hotfeed.net? Is it a legit domain? Every time you use the browser, you keep being redirected to Hotfeed.net? Homepage is locked by Hotfeed.net and cannot change back to your favorite? Antivirus in your computer cannot remove Hotfeed.net? How to get rid of the annoying redirections completely?
Hotfeed.net is a malicious browser hijacker that can redirect user’s browser to its website without their permission. You may get it into your computer by visiting insalubrious websites, opening spam email attachments or downloading some nasty applications. Furthermore, clicking links on its website also enables it to sneak into your computer and take over the browsers in your computer including Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome.
Once the installation of Hotfeed.net is finished in your computer, it can keep redirecting you to its own website promoting some unreliable ads from which the developer can earn money. It will also redirect you to some other weird websites containing dangerous Trojans and malwares. You will find that the browser homepage is changed and locked. Hotfeed.net will greatly slow down the performance of the infected computer and constantly deliver unwanted ads luring you to buy things when you are working on the computer with Internet connection. In addition, it can implant other viruses and malwares in your computer, which facilitates the cyber criminals to record your online behaviors. Your private information including banking account details can be transferred remotely to cyber criminals for illegal use. Thus, hotfeed.net should be removed from your computer as early as possible.
Hotfeed.net redirect infection is tricky and stubborn. So far, there is no antivirus programs can deal with it completely for it can modify important system files allowing it to hide deep in the system. Therefore, manual removal is the best choice to get rid of it. But please notice that manual removal requires expert skills and deleting wrong files may cause damage to your system.
Hotfeed.net is a high-risk browser hijacker which will change the homepage and browser settings, and redirect your web search results to random sites containing lots of illegal advertisements, even Trojan, rootkit or other malware virus. Sometimes the antivirus software cannot identify the computer threat accurately and timely or remove it permanently, therefore, manual removal is the best choice to uninstall it completely from your computer. Users can follow the manual guide here to have this virus removed instantly.
1. Clean cookies
* Internet Explorer: Tools → Internet Options →the General tab, Delete the Cookies button can be directly seen in IE6, IE7 is to click the Delete Browsing History button then tick Cookies and click Delete.
* Firefox: Tools → Options → Privacy → Remove Individual Cookies → Delete corresponding cookies in the cookies showing box.
* Opera: Tools → Preferences → Advanced → Cookies →Delete corresponding cookies in Management Cookies.
2. Clean add-ons and extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Start, type: Manage browser add-ons
(2). Hit Enter on your keyboard
(3). Click Manage add-ons and disable all the suspicious add-ons.
（1）. Click the Firefox menu and click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable.
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button → Tools → click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
3. Show hidden files
(1). Click on the Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on the Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on the Folder Options link
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose the Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
4. Delete virus files
Find out and remove the associated files of Hotfeed.net browser hijacker.
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “.exe”
In a word, Hotfeed.net is an unsafe domain that will cause annoying redirections on the infected computer. You cannot use your browser normally and will constantly receive many pop-up ads once your computer gets infected with it. What is worse, it enables the cyber criminals to collect your privacy in background. We highly suggest you to remove hotfeed.net immediately.
Published by Deb Mirren & last updated on June 8, 2013 8:59 am