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This article aims to show you how to remove Hi.ru hijacker from your computer completely and protect your computer against future infections as well.

Hi.ru is Russian website that is most likely neither malicious nor suspicious. However, according to user complaints, hi.ru takes over the browser and will continually redirect the user to it without his consent. Both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox can be affected. The redirect is reported to be persistent and difficult to remove. Hi.ru may have been brought by a potentially unwanted program that should be eliminated from the PC.

Threat Summary

NameHi.ru
TypeBrowser Redirect, Hijacker
Short DescriptionHi.ru is a Russian website that may take over the user’s home or search page.
SymptomsThe user may have the website set as his homepage without his approval.
Distribution MethodNot clear yet.
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Update July 2017! There have been multiple different browser hijackers that are related to the hi.ru browser domain or domains similar to it. This has resulted in the global Alexa ranking of the site to increase.

Hi.ru Redirect Details

VirusTotal has analyzed Hi.ru. Only one anti-virus program detects it as malicious, and five solutions haven’t rated it. The Hi.ru browser hijacker may be part of a worldwide network of related threats. Its structure is based on an ordinary template and its contents may be “mapped” to various domains.

Nonetheless, what is troublesome about it is the way it was brought to the user’s browser as a home page.

If the user has recently downloaded a piece of free software, hi.ru may have been included in the Download Agreement as a home page. However, more information is needed to confirm the ways hi.ru employs to hijack the browser.

To avoid being exposed to a malicious threat or unwanted software, the user should consider scanning his system. Additionally, he may want to think twice before clicking on an advertisement brought by hi.ru. Doing so may:

  • Redirect users to dubious websites employed for phishing or other forms of social engineering scams.
  • Add tracking technologies to the browser – persistent and Flash cookies, beacons, etc.
  • Collect relevant information about the user and his system.

Hi.ru Removal Options

As we already said in the beginning, hi.ru has been persistent in the attempts to be removed from Firefox and Chrome. There still may be an easy solution to rid the PC from the intrusive page.

Оne thing to be tried is launching the browser from the Start Menu instead of the taskbar. Unpinning it from the taskbar may also do the work. Also, try the steps at the bottom of the article. They are a proven solution for removing unwanted browser extensions with hijacking capabilities.

Note that running a full system scan to determine if there is potentially unwanted software hiding in your system may still be required.

Note! Your computer system may be affected by Hi.ru or other threats.
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To remove Hi.ru follow these steps:

1. Uninstall malicious programs from Windows
2. Clean your Browser and Registry from Hi.ru

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Milena Dimitrova

An inspired writer and content manager who has been with SensorsTechForum for 4 years. Enjoys ‘Mr. Robot’ and fears ‘1984’. Focused on user privacy and malware development, she strongly believes in a world where cybersecurity plays a central role. If common sense makes no sense, she will be there to take notes. Those notes may later turn into articles!

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