Myhypestories

Myhypestories

Myhypestories is a browser hijacker that targets popular web browsing programs such as Chrome, Edge, Firefox and others. Myhypestories embeds ad-generating components in the main browser and beings to display numerous popups and banners during browsing sessions.

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The Myhypestories virus can actually prove to be an indirect threat to your safety

Furthermore, as a result of Myhypestories’s presence on your device you may begin to experience such things as page redirects to seemingly random web locations trying to sell you various products and services. And on top of that, browser hijackers actually get their name due to their ability to take control of your browsing program by means of altering its settings. So this often also results in changes made to certain configurations like your default search engine and/or the browser homepage.

This is how the hijacker can popularize or increase the number of hits for a given website that has paid to be promoted. The same also goes for the aforementioned page redirects. And as for the popups and other types of online advertising materials, these are more often than not so-called Pay Per Click or Pay Per View ads. In other words, the developers of the browser hijacker generating them earn revenue based on the number of clicks and/or views made on these ads.

This is why they are often plastered across the screen, even at times blocking your access to the different buttons and navigation features of given websites. But there’s more in terms of the ways in which browser hijackers like Myhypestories and Pushnott impose their will on users.

For one, if you have already tried to change the browser homepage and/or the search engine back to the ones you had before Myhypestories, then you have likely found this to be impossible. That is because as long as this application is present in your OS, it will override whatever settings you have. So the only possible way you will have to actually reconfigure your favorite browsing program is if you remove Myhypestories altogether.

But that’s where another problem with browser hijackers comes to light. Namely, the developers of this type of software, as you can understand, don’t really have any interest in your uninstalling their apps from your machine. So to make this more difficult for users, they simply don’t include an intuitive uninstallation option that you would normally see in regular apps.

Therefore, the removal of programs like Myhypestories often requires some extra workarounds. But to make that easier on you, we have already described the entire process and compiled it in a removal guide that’s simple to follow. You can find it just below the current post.

And another reason why removing this hijacker from your system may prove to be a very good idea has to do with your computer’s security. Browser hijackers can actually prove to be an indirect threat to your safety in that they may unintentionally expose you to various malicious programs like Trojan horse viruses, ransomware, etc. So, in order to avoid a potential virus infection, we recommend not interacting with any online ads and just getting rid of their source.

 

SUMMARY:

Name Myhypestories
Type  Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  Popups, banners and various other forms of online advertising constantly present on the screen during web browsing sessions.
Distribution Method Program bundles are the leading source of browser hijackers and other similar ad-generating applications.
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Remove Myhypestories

To try and remove Myhypestories 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 Myhypestories extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
  4. Remove Myhypestories by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
  5. Confirm and get rid of Myhypestories and any other suspicious items.

If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed Myhypestories 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


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.

    Browser Hijacker Removal Instructions

    ie9-10_512x512  Remove Myhypestories 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 Myhypestories from Firefox:

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

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    chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Myhypestories 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!

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    About the author

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    Violet George

    Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.

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