Hehighursoo.com Virus

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Hehighursoo is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that hijacks the default web browser to display pay-per-click advertisements, banners, and pop-ups. Hehighursoo may also alter the browser’s default settings by adding a new search engine or homepage.

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The Hehighursoo.com virus will display pop up ads and messages

There are many PUPs in general, and most of them may be mistaken for malware or some virus, but in reality, they aren’t software that can damage a computer directly. However, the machine may still be vulnerable to a wide range of online dangers as a consequence of these changes. That’s why most people who have an application like Hehighursoo, Wave Browser, Free Captcha installed on their computers typically prefer to remove it.

What users whose browsers are hijacked by a program like Hehighursoo may experience is an infinite stream of advertisements in the form of pop-ups, banners, different redirect links, and pop-unders during their web browsing sessions.

This might lead to sluggish, unstable, or unresponsive behavior of the browser if the hijacker is not uninstalled as quickly as possible. Interruptions from a variety of strange advertisements may also be a recurring problem. You might be sent to unknown and potentially hazardous websites. These bogus sites may be used as “phishing” pages to steal your personal information or distribute malware. In this way, if you land in them or click on some of their content, your computer may be infected with viruses, Trojans, and ransomware.

Browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge may all be hijacked through programs like Hehighursoo. In the removal method below, however, you will find out how to delete Hehighursoo and remove all of its components from your computer completely. Ads and unpleasant random redirection should cease as soon as the hijacker is uninstalled.

Be safe when using the Internet.

You might install a browser hijacker if you download and install some software from a program bundle.  Typically, programs like Hehighursoo are included in the main installer with other, more desired applications. They may be found as “extra components” under the “Custom settings” in the installation package. The good news is that, most of the time, just unchecking these potentially unwanted components is enough to keep them from being installed on the system. However, you need to manually go to the Advanced/Custom installation options that most people don’t bother with and uncheck any checkboxes connected to the potentially undesirable software that you don’t want.

Also, another way to have a close encounter with a browser hijacker is through aggressive pop-ups that different websites offer on your screen when you visit them. That’s why, you should keep an eye out for “captcha” popups, which may look like ads but operate as permission boxes that allow a browser hijacker to take control of your web browser and make changes.

The best advice is to avoid visiting random websites and properly install any new program using the most detailed settings. In this way, you’ll have a greater chance to stay away from malware like Trojans and Ransomware . Also, we recommend that you think about making a long-term investment in antivirus software since many complex threats can only be discovered and eliminated by such a program.


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Remove Hehighursoo Virus

To try and remove Hehighursoo quickly you can try this:

  1. Go to your browser’s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser).
  2. Then click on the Extensions tab.
  3. Look for the Hehighursoo extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
  4. Remove Hehighursoo by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
  5. Confirm and get rid of Hehighursoo and any other suspicious items.

If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed Hehighursoo removal guide below.

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide


Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).



Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 


Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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    After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

    Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 


    Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.


    You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.

    Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:


    Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.


    To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.

    If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter
    a professional malware removal tool.

    More information on SpyHunter, steps to uninstallEULAThreat Assessment Criteria, and Privacy Policy.

    Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

    notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

    A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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    If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

    Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

    1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
    2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
    3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.

    • After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.

    Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

    NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).


    Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

    Browser Hijacker Removal Instructions

    ie9-10_512x512  Remove Hehighursoo from Internet Explorer:

    Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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    Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

    firefox-512 Remove Hehighursoo from Firefox:

    Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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    chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Hehighursoo from Chrome:

    Close Chrome. Navigate to:

     C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

    Rename the Folder to Backup Default

    Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.


    Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

    Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

    If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!


    About the author


    Lidia Howler

    Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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