Hao.360.cn is a Chinese domain that is linked to a browser hijacker. The latter may alter your browser settings, change your homepage and search engine to Hao.360.cn. Also, your tabs may be generated by Hao.360.cn. The web page, which is described as the Chinese version of Craiglist, may not be malicious, but it relies on suspicious techniques to achieve more web traffic.
How Did I Install Hao.360.c n?
Most probably, the browser hijacker associated with Hao.360.cn was installed on your computer together with a free program downloaded from the internet. Bundled installations of this sort usually happen via the Express or Typical option. In future reference, to avoid bundled downloads and eventual malware threats, simply opt for custom installation.
Is Hao.360.cn Dangerous?
Users should be alarmed if they notice that Hao.360.cn has overtaken their browsers. Malware researchers have reported that the Chinese domain is known to be communicating with malware.
Its IP address may be connected to the following malicious servers:
- Trojan downloader
The various pop-up ads and banners that may be loaded after the installation of Hao.360.cn are presumably generated by the names mentioned above.
In addition, the so-called ‘malvertising’ campaigns may infect your computer with malicious programs. As a result, potentially harmful software may be running on your machine without your knowledge.
Users should also keep in mind that free apps, even when they look legitimate and promise great services, is likely to bring malware upon their PCs.
Should I Uninstall Hao.360.cn from My Browser?
If you are experiencing issues caused by Hao.360.cn, you may want to install a proven anti-spyware tool to detect and solve the problem. Another option is following the manual guide, provided below.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter
- Guide 1: How to Remove Hao.360.cn from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Hao.360.cn from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Hao.360.cn from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Hao.360.cn from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Hao.360.cn from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Hao.360.cn from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Hao.360.cn from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Hao.360.cn from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Hao.360.cn
Step 2: Uninstall Hao.360.cn and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Hao.360.cn on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Hao.360.cn there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Hao.360.cn from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Hao.360.cn and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Hao.360.cn via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Hao.360.cn files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Hao.360.cn, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Hao.360.cn from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Hao.360.cn from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Hao.360.cn from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Hao.360.cn from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Hao.360.cn will be removed.
Eliminate Hao.360.cn from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.