If you are reading this, you have probably noticed that your computer is acting strangely, leaving you scratching your head in confusion. Your default browser has probably been modified without your approval. Or, perhaps, you’ve detected some unwanted toolbars and extensions, cluttering your screen and causing frustration. And to top it off, some unfamiliar web pages have started popping up each time you launch your browser. If this is what you are experiencing, it seems you’ve fallen victim to a program called Rfihub. This sneaky software belongs to the Browser Hijacker category and is known for tampering with your browser settings, without even seeking your permission. But, in the paragraphs that follow, we’ll dive into the details of Rfihub and help you to remove it.
Is Rfihub safe?
Rfihub is a browser hijacking app that is far from full-blown malware or viruses, but it is still unwanted and can be quite troublesome. It has the ability to mess with your browser settings without even asking for your permission. Not only that, but Rfihub can redirect your searches, bombard you with annoying ads, and stealthily track every move you make online. These activities can seriously compromise your online privacy, expose you to dangerous websites, and ruin your browsing experience.
Users who are faced with a browser hijacker for the first time might be under the impression that Rfihub is some kind of a computer virus. In fact, lots of victims out there call it “Rfihub Malware.” But, to your relief, this is not the case because the hijacker is more like a source of annoyance rather than a direct threat, and unlike those destructive viruses that can turn your system upside down, the “Rfihub Malware” is simply irritating. It won’t go around encrypting your files like a Ransomware or compromising other people’s computers like a Trojan Horse. However, if kept long enough on the system, the browser hijacker can generate a lot of questionable content which may potentially expose you to more dangerous threats.
What is Rfihub?
As we mentioned above, Rfihub is a Browser Hijacker that can easily find its way onto your device. It can often be bundled with free software and automatic download managers, hiding in the small text of software agreements. The sole purpose of this browser Hijacker is to take control of your web browser and stream various types of sponsored content. It may tamper with your search engine, change your home page, and keep tabs on your web searches to specific sites. And why, you ask? It all boils down to one thing: revenue generated from pay-per-click or pay-per-view remuneration models. This is the reason why, once Rfihub infiltrates your system, you’ll be bombarded with an onslaught of random notifications, asking you to click on them.
For some web users, the Rfihub pop-ups are nothing more than a simple irritation that can be ignored. But here’s the thing: the more pop-ups, ads and redirects you get exposed to, the greater the chance to come across some misleading on dangerous content. As you probably know, the internet isn’t always a safe space. It’s teeming with dubious ads, links that lead you to random web locations, and websites harboring all sorts of viruses. So, when those unexpected Rfihub pop-ups and notifications crash your browsing party, take a moment to think twice. Some of those crafty pop-ups like Mintnav or Search Me Now gg might lure you into downloading more unwanted software or expose you to malicious content. So, better stay safe than be sorry and keep your finger off that clicker.
Rfihub on Chrome
If you have Rfihub on Chrome, you’ll quickly notice that your once-familiar homepage has probably been replaced with a sponsored one, the search results are acting shady, and there are probably some toolbars that magically appeared out of thin air. Sadly, you won’t be able to remove these changes with a simple browser reset. And even you ad-blocker won’t be able to handle Rfihub on Chrome and its stream of intrusive pop-ups, ads, and redirects. The intrusive software has tweaked the settings of the browser behind your back, and is now redirecting you to its sponsored sites and ads. But if you arm yourself with a detailed guide and a reliable security software, you can remove the intruder and reclaim the control of your browser.
Now, let’s dive into those frustrating redirects that keep leading you to the Rfihub.com website at the most inconvenient times. You see, these redirects happen because a browser hijacker has made itself comfortable on your system and is calling the shots. It seizes control of your beloved browser, forcing it to load up the Rfihub.com site. But here’s the catch: while the website may look all legit, the truth is that it’s packed with sponsored content, designed to make pay-per-click revenue by driving up traffic. And guess what? You inadvertently become a part of this money-making scheme by boosting their ad impressions and site click rates. But you can put an end to these unwanted redirects and reclaim control by removing Rfihub with the help of the guide below.
Some threats reinstall themselves if you don't delete their core files. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to remove harmful programs for you. This may save you hours and ensure you don't harm your system by deleting the wrong files.
How to Remove Rfihub
To try and remove Rfihub quickly you can try this:
- Go to your browser’s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser).
- Then click on the Extensions tab.
- Look for the Rfihub extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
- Remove Rfihub by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
- Confirm and get rid of Rfihub and any other suspicious items.
If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed Rfihub 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 may require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.
Next, Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
Uninstall the Rfihub app and kill its processes
The first thing you must try to do is look for any sketchy installs on your computer and uninstall anything you think may come from Rfihub. After that, you’ll also need to get rid of any processes that may be related to the unwanted app by searching for them in the Task Manager.
Note that sometimes an app, especially a rogue one, may ask you to install something else or keep some of its data (such as settings files) on your PC – never agree to that when trying to delete a potentially rogue software. You need to make sure that everything is removed from your PC to get rid of the malware. Also, if you aren’t allowed to go through with the uninstallation, proceed with the guide, and try again after you’ve completed everything else.
- Uninstalling the rogue app
- Killing any rogue processes
Type Apps & Features in the Start Menu, open the first result, sort the list of apps by date, and look for suspicious recently installed entries.
Click on anything you think could be linked to Rfihub, then select uninstall, and follow the prompts to delete the app.
Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc, click More Details (if it’s not already clicked), and look for suspicious entries that may be linked to Rfihub.
If you come across a questionable process, right-click it, click Open File Location, scan the files with the free online malware scanner shown below, and then delete anything that gets flagged as a threat.
After that, if the rogue process is still visible in the Task Manager, right-click it again and select End Process.
Undo Rfihub changes made to different system settings
It’s possible that Rfihub has affected various parts of your system, making changes to their settings. This can enable the malware to stay on the computer or automatically reinstall itself after you’ve seemingly deleted it. Therefore, you need to check the following elements by going to the Start Menu, searching for specific system elements that may have been affected, and pressing Enter to open them and see if anything has been changed there without your approval. Then you must undo any unwanted changes made to these settings in the way shown below:
Type in Start Menu: View network connections
Right-click on your primary network, go to Properties, and do this:
Type in Start Menu: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts
Type in the Start Menu: Startup apps
Type in the Start Menu: Task Scheduler
Type in the Start Menu: Services
Type in the Start Menu: Registry Editor
Press Ctrl + F to open the search window
Remove Rfihub from your browsers
- Delete Rfihub from Chrome
- Delete Rfihub from Firefox
- Delete Rfihub from Edge
- Go to the Chrome menu > More tools > Extensions, and toggle off and Remove any unwanted extensions.
- Next, in the Chrome Menu, go to Settings > Privacy and security > Clear browsing data > Advanced. Tick everything except Passwords and click OK.
- Go to Privacy & Security > Site Settings > Notifications and delete any suspicious sites that are allowed to send you notifications. Do the same in Site Settings > Pop-ups and redirects.
- Go to Appearance and if there’s a suspicious URL in the Custom web address field, delete it.
- Firefox menu, go to Add-ons and themes > Extensions, toggle off any questionable extensions, click their three-dots menu, and click Remove.
- Open Settings from the Firefox menu, go to Privacy & Security > Clear Data, and click Clear.
- Scroll down to Permissions, click Settings on each permission, and delete from it any questionable sites.
- Go to the Home tab, see if there’s a suspicious URL in the Homepage and new windows field, and delete it.
- Open the browser menu, go to Extensions, click Manage Extensions, and Disable and Remove any rogue items.
- From the browser menu, click Settings > Privacy, searches, and services > Choose what to clear, check all boxes except Passwords, and click Clear now.
- Go to the Cookies and site permissions tab, check each type of permission for permitted rogue sites, and delete them.
- Open the Start, home, and new tabs section, and if there’s a rogue URL under Home button, delete it.