Ubeliketheap Virus

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Ubeliketheap is a malware app that can be described as a browser hijacker for Windows browsers that causes such browsers to automatically open different sites without user permission. Ubeliketheap must not be kept on the computer because the sites it markets may not be safe.

Ubeliketheap does not represent a serious danger to your computer
Ubeliketheap may lead to a serious disturbance of your normal web surfing

Within the following paragraphs we will introduce you to a piece of software called Ubeliketheap. Ubeliketheap has been recognized as a potentially unwanted browser hijacker.

If you have recently detected this app in your Chrome, Firefox, or other default browser, on this page, you will learn more about it. Ubeliketheap, Secure Captcha or Captcha Wizard does not represent a serious danger to your computer because it does not belong to any virus or malware category and lacks the typical malicious capabilities of ransomware, a Trojan horse or other similar nasty viruses. However, having it on your computer may lead to a serious disturbance of your normal web surfing, such as exposure to unwanted ads, pop-ups, and banners, automatic page redirects and browser unresponsiveness.


Ubeliketheap.com may lack malicious features but it may introduce some unwanted modifications to your main browser. Ubeliketheap.com replace main browser homepage or search engine, install some new toolbars and buttons or extensions without your approval.


Type Browser Hijacker
Danger LevelMedium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms You can easily spot a hijacker thanks to its aggressive generation of ads and intrusive browser changes.
Distribution MethodMostly found inside different free installers, program bundles, torrents and spam messages.
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Please follow all the steps below in order to remove Ubeliketheap!

How to remove Ubeliketheap

  1. First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
  2. Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find Ubeliketheap in the programs list that would show up.
  3. Select Ubeliketheap from the list and click on Uninstall.
  4. Follow the steps in the removal wizard.

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What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:

  • From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
  • Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to Ubeliketheap.
  • If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to Ubeliketheap.
  • If a notification appears on your screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program prompting you to just alter it or repair it, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the removal wizard.

Remove Ubeliketheap from Chrome

  1. Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
  2. Go to more tools
  3. Now select extensions
  4. Remove the Ubeliketheap extension
  • Once you open Chrome, click on the three-dots icon to open the browser’s menu, go to More Tools/ More Options, and then to Extensions.
  • Again, find the items on that page that could be linked to Ubeliketheap and/or that might be causing problems in the browser and delete them.
  • Afterwards, go to this folder: Computer > C: > Users > *Your User Account* > App Data > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data. In there, you will find a folder named Default – you should change its name to Backup Default and restart the PC.
  • Note that the App Data folder is normally hidden so you’d have to first make the hidden files and folders on your PC visible before you can access it.

How to get rid of Ubeliketheap on FF/Edge/etc.

  1. Open the browser and select the menu icon.
  2. From the menu, click on the Add-ons button.
  3. Look for the Ubeliketheap extension
  4. Get rid of Ubeliketheap by removing it from extensions

If using Firefox:

  • Open Firefox
  • Select the three parallel lines menu and go to Add-ons.
  • Find the unwanted add-on and delete it from the browser – if there is more than one unwanted extension, remove all of them.
  • Go to the browser menu again, select Options, and then click on Home from the sidebar to the left.
  • Check the current addresses for the browser’s homepage and new-tab page and change them if they are currently set to address(es) you don’t know or trust.

If using MS Edge/IE:

  • Start Edge
  • Select the browser menu and go to Extensions.
  • Find and uninstall any Edge extensions that look undesirable and unwanted.
  • Select Settings from the browser menu and click on Appearance.
  • Check the new-tab page address of the browser and if it has been modified by “Ubeliketheap” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.

How to Delete Ubeliketheap

  1. Open task manager
  2. Look for the Ubeliketheap process
  3. Select it and click on End task
  4. Open the file location to delete Ubeliketheap
  • Access the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and then selecting Task Manager.
  • Open Processes and there try to find a process with the name of the unwanted software. If you find it, select it with the right button of the mouse and click on the Open File Location option.
  • If you don’t see a “Ubeliketheap” process in the Task Manager, look for another suspicious process with an unusual name. It is likely that the unwanted process would be using lots of RAM and CPU so pay attention to the number of resources each process is using.
  • Tip: If you think you have singled out the unwanted process but are not sure, it’s always a good idea to search for information about it on the Internet – this should give you a general idea if the process is a legitimate one from a regular program or from your OS or if it is indeed likely linked to the adware.
  • If you find another suspicious process, open its File Location too.
  • Once in the File Location folder for the suspicious process, start testing all of the files that are stored there by dragging them to our free online scanner available below.
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    • If the scanner finds malware in any of the files, return to the Processes tab in the Task Manager, select the suspected process, and then select the End Process option to quit it.
    • Go back to the folder where the files of that process are located and delete all of the files that you are allowed to delete. If all files get deleted normally, exit the folder and delete that folder too. If one or more of the files showed an error message when you tried to delete them, leave them for now and return to try to delete them again once you’ve completed the rest of the guide.

    How to Uninstall Ubeliketheap

    1. Click on the home button
    2. Search for Startup Apps
    3. Look for Ubeliketheap in there
    4. Uninstall Ubeliketheap from Startup Apps by turning it off
    • Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any Ubeliketheap-related entries from the Registry. The easiest way to do this is to open the Registry Editor app (type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter) and then open a Find dialog (CTRL+F key combination) where you have to type the name of the threat. 
    • Perform a search by clicking on the Find Next button and delete any detected results. Do this as many times as needed until no more results are found. 
    • After that, to ensure that there are no remaining entries lined to Ubeliketheap in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Random Directory. 
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run/Random
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/Random

    What is Ubeliketheap?

    Ubeliketheap is programmed to promote sponsored tools, domains and commercial materials on users’ screens during their web surfing. In fact, most browser hijackers, including Ubeliketheap are created to advertise things on your monitor and to generate revenue via pay-per-click or pay-per-view advertising methods.
    Your computer is unlikely to be damaged from such activity, but you may get redirected to sketchy web locations or to accidentally click on misleading or potentially dangerous content. That’s why, even if Ubeliketheap is not a threat as nasty as spyware, a Trojan or ransomware virus, it is generally a good idea to uninstall it and to remove its changes from your browser as soon as you notice them. In the removal guide below, you can learn more about the steps and the methods that you can use in order to safely get rid of the browser hijacker without risking the health of your system.

    Is Ubeliketheap a virus?

    Getting random ads, sudden pop-ups and occasional page redirects may not be such a big deal for some of you. However, there are people who may get really irritated by the never-ending stream of promotional materials, links, blinking boxes and browser changes. That’s why those of you who find Ubeliketheap to be a source of unbearable irritation should have the option to remove it and restore their browser settings.

    Is Ubeliketheap dangerous?

    The effective uninstallation of a browser hijacker like this one, however, may be quite challenging because such advertising software usually has the ability to reinstall itself again in order to continue its aggressive advertising activity. That’s why using a professional removal tool is the best way to scan your system and remove all the related ad-generating and page-redirecting components of the hijacker.
    Manual removal is also an option for those of you who know which files need to be deleted. If not removed correctly, however, a piece of software like Ubeliketheap may continue to spam your screen with nagging ads, interrupt your web surfing by adding some new browser changes and even prompt you to click on shady links and offers with questionable quality.


    About the author


    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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