Hellmolip “Virus” Removal


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This page aims to help you remove Hellmolip “Virus”. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

The main theme of the article below is Hellmolip – a version of advertising software that, once installed on your computer, sets your browser apps {Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, Opera, etc.}  to generate an incredibly big number of cyber ads in sizes, shapes and colors that vary. For example, pop-ups, boxes, banners and tabs might all appear on your screen. More important info about this and other programs like it and the way to successfully get rid of it once and for all you are about to find in the passages below.

General purpose and characteristics of Hellmolip “Virus”:

Professionals identify Hellmolip “Virus” as an Adware-type product. In brief, this means that the aforementioned account of its usual way of acting might also apply to all other Adware programs out there. The main aim of all these programs is the generation of as many advertisements as it is practically possible. This purpose is easily explained by the fact that the programmers who make and distribute Hellmolip “Virus” and/or other versions of ad-producing software indeed make vast amounts of money out of the broadcast ads. Each banner or pop-up distributed counts and adds up to the total amount of the Adware’s creators’ earnings. If you are not really sure whether such ad-related campaigns do or don’t contradict any laws, the correct answer is Hellmolip and its sibling programs are all legitimate and practically never cause any harm to you and your device.

In fact, Hellmolip has never been classified as a malicious program, since it is not able to do anything wrong to your PC or to you personally. Neither any file encoding process, data destruction or corruption; nor any form of blackmail or harassment could ever come because of this Adware version’s effects on your machine. Actually, you have no reason to worry about it that much. Nonetheless, you still have to be cautious as Hellmolip may have some relatively suspicious traits once installed on your system. The likely ones might include reviewing your surfing history regularly and promoting only the kind of products you have recently been looking for. Another perhaps questionable aspect of such infections could be pop-ups that might at times redirect you to some shady or even infected web locations.

How to remove Hellmolip completely:

We have a good idea – use our Removal Guide to help you with this task.

Hellmolip “Virus” Removal

If you are a Windows user, continue with the guide below.

If you are a Mac user, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you are an Android user, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.


Step1

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).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

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.

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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.

Step3

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

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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:

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

Step4

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.

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Step5

  • 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).

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

ie9-10_512x512  Remove Hellmolip 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 Hellmolip from Firefox:

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

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Hellmolip 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.

Step6

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!

How to avoid software such as Hellmolip “Virus”:

While Adware contaminations may not be hazardous, they might indeed appear to be incredibly disturbing and a little intrusive. It’s understandable why you would want to stay away from them as much as possible. Here we have made a list of prevention instructions to help you with this:

  • It is strongly recommended that you have an anti-virus program you can really trust and use efficiently. It’s always a clever idea to pay a little more for top-quality software, than to get infected because of not having such a program on your PC.
  • It’s very important to have a working Firewall. This piece of advice is general and may help you stop all sorts of infections, even the ones caused by the dangerous  Ransomware and Trojans.
  • Adware is primarily distributed via software bundles. Despite that, these bundles aren’t the main problem, the issue with them results from the way you install such a mixture of free software. Typically, such program sets are spread freely on the web and might contain ad-broadcasting software, original games and other kinds of programs. Therefore, you might really be very exuberant about downloading/ trying out some of them, so that you might think about going with the simplest way of installing the bundle.

Such NEVER RECOMMENDED options are the Default or the Automatic one. They are the least desirable possibilities available, as because of them your PC may end up contaminated by all that has been included in a given bundle. If you truly want only some components of any bundle, but not all of them, you need to choose the more complex installation option, such as the Advanced or Custom(ized) one. By making such a decision, you really ensure the good condition of your PC is kept in this way. And there’s also another essential tip in our list. Be especially careful regarding your browsing activities. Provided that you learn to stay away from anything  suspicious online, you will for sure be more than 90% safe from all serious threats.

SUMMARY:

Name Hellmolip
Type  Adware
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  Frequent appearance of many annoying online ads, such as popus and banners, every times you try to surf the web.
Distribution Method Mainly inside packages of different software more commonly referred to as program bundles.
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