Easy steps to delete Hilycover.top
Hilycover.top is considered as an ad-supported application that produces a pop-up dialogue box and urges people to allow its notification. When such a dialogue box appears, it provides two opportunities to the users, one is to block the incoming ads and other one is to allow. We advise you not to go with the first option as giving access to the site to show notifications meaning allow it to send frequent ads directly to the screen, no matter the browsers are not in operation. This way, it interrupts the browsing session and also diminishes the web browsing speed and its quality.
People may encounter this domain occasionally after visiting an unprotected website or clicking on an intrusive advertisement. However, it may possible that system infection with adware causing people to visit this domain. If this is the case, users would see some unusual things in their browsers, for example, certain changes might be spotted in the homepage or new tab page sections. Nevertheless, clicking on the pop-ups, notifications provided by adware can relate to developer-sponsored content. This is dangerous as the pages you visit might be malware- laden ones designed that significantly affect the computer system in negative way.
If you have Hilycover.top virus installed on your system, you supposedly have done mistake while performing download/ installation of some software. Once the installation happens, the adware runs by stealth and performs major changes to the browsers’ settings to ensure redirect to Hilycover.top or other similar domains that aim to reroute the web traffic to various sponsored/ affiliated pages. Pay-per-click or cost-per-click is the technique used by the developers to generate revenue. Thus, they focus much on generating views and visits on those sponsored pages. For this purpose, they can track browsing activity and collect the data like
- Sites visited,
- Saved bookmarks.
- Pictures and videos viewed,
- Hyperlinks accessed.
These data are used in designed ads with the content that users are recently searched for. Interaction with such pages will end up users to some rogue software download/ installation. Some of the ads might be phishing/scams that are designed to trigger people into paying for fake services or disclosing their personal info. This creates a major risk to the privacy, monetary loss, identity theft and even more severe consequences.
Additionally, such ads might have even more negative sides. They can cause the troubles like browser struggles, crashes and slowdowns and etc. Therefore, you need to remove Hilycover.top once you see its earliest symptom in the form of the redirect. Use some reputable antivirus tool to full system scan and to find the PUA hidden behind and perform its elimination soon. If you do not want to use any AV tools, you are welcome with our manual guide provided below the post. Do not forget to reset the browsers after the removal process so as to delete any permission granted for the pop-ups display and conduct changes to the default.
Adware applications can be detected in bundled software
Adware applications and their components are usually distributed through software bundling. This means, such apps often install together with regular software. However, there are several other sources possible that could lead the adware-type malware infection:
- Third party sites,
- Secondary downloading links,
- Promotional ads,
- Free online gaming networks
You can prevent such secret installation if you have some knowledge in this filed. First of all, you should track your download. You should do this in the Custom/Advanced configuration section. This download/ installation mode provides you an option to check any additive components during the download/ installation moment and de-select any of them right at the moment. Continually, keep a distance from secondary pages will also increase the computer’s safety. Last but not the least, have a reputable antivirus tool. It is useful for all types of machines because it provides threat protection 24/7.
Complete Hilycover.top removal tips
Below, you will find step-by-step guide to perform Hilycover.top elimination. Follow it so that you will not find any trouble during removal process. However, you can use some reputable antivirus tool to automatically remove all suspicious applications hidden inside.
Antimalware Details And User Guide
Important Note: This malware asks you to enable the web browser notifications. So, before you go the manual removal process, execute these steps.
Google Chrome (PC)
- Go to right upper corner of the screen and click on three dots to open the Menu button
- Select “Settings”. Scroll the mouse downward to choose “Advanced” option
- Go to “Privacy and Security” section by scrolling downward and then select “Content settings” and then “Notification” option
- Find each suspicious URLs and click on three dots on the right side and choose “Block” or “Remove” option
Google Chrome (Android)
- Go to right upper corner of the screen and click on three dots to open the menu button and then click on “Settings”
- Scroll down further to click on “site settings” and then press on “notifications” option
- In the newly opened window, choose each suspicious URLs one by one
- In the permission section, select “notification” and “Off” the toggle button
- On the right corner of the screen, you will notice three dots which is the “Menu” button
- Select “Options” and choose “Privacy and Security” in the toolbar present in the left side of the screen
- Slowly scroll down and go to “Permission” section then choose “Settings” option next to “Notifications”
- In the newly opened window, select all the suspicious URLs. Click on the drop-down menu and select “Block”
- In the Internet Explorer window, select the Gear button present on the right corner
- Choose “Internet Options”
- Select “Privacy” tab and then “Settings” under the “Pop-up Blocker” section
- Select all the suspicious URLs one by one and click on the “Remove” option
- Open the Microsoft Edge and click on the three dots on the right corner of the screen to open the menu
- Scroll down and select “Settings”
- Scroll down further to choose “view advanced settings”
- In the “Website Permission” option, click on “Manage” option
- Click on switch under every suspicious URL
- On the upper right side corner, click on “Safari” and then select “Preferences”
- Go to “website” tab and then choose “Notification” section on the left pane
- Search for the suspicious URLs and choose “Deny” option for each one of them
Manual Steps to Remove Hilycover.top:
Remove the related items of Hilycover.top using Control-Panel
Windows 7 Users
Click “Start” (the windows logo at the bottom left corner of the desktop screen), select “Control Panel”. Locate the “Programs” and then followed by clicking on “Uninstall Program”
Windows XP Users
Click “Start” and then choose “Settings” and then click “Control Panel”. Search and click on “Add or Remove Program’ option
Windows 10 and 8 Users:
Go to the lower left corner of the screen and right-click. In the “Quick Access” menu, choose “Control Panel”. In the newly opened window, choose “Program and Features”
Mac OSX Users
Click on “Finder” option. Choose “Application” in the newly opened screen. In the “Application” folder, drag the app to “Trash”. Right click on the Trash icon and then click on “Empty Trash”.
In the uninstall programs window, search for the PUAs. Choose all the unwanted and suspicious entries and click on “Uninstall” or “Remove”.
After you uninstall all the potentially unwanted program causing Hilycover.top issues, scan your computer with an anti-malware tool for any remaining PUPs and PUAs or possible malware infection. To scan the PC, use the recommended the anti-malware tool.
How to Remove Adware (Hilycover.top) from Internet Browsers
Delete malicious add-ons and extensions from IE
Click on the gear icon at the top right corner of Internet Explorer. Select “Manage Add-ons”. Search for any recently installed plug-ins or add-ons and click on “Remove”.
If you still face issues related to Hilycover.top removal, you can reset the Internet Explorer to its default setting.
Windows XP users: Press on “Start” and click “Run”. In the newly opened window, type “inetcpl.cpl” and click on the “Advanced” tab and then press on “Reset”.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 Users: Press the Windows logo, type inetcpl.cpl in the start search box and press enter. In the newly opened window, click on the “Advanced Tab” followed by “Reset” button.
For Windows 8 Users: Open IE and click on the “gear” icon. Choose “Internet Options”
Select the “Advanced” tab in the newly opened window
Press on “Reset” option
You have to press on the “Reset” button again to confirm that you really want to reset the IE
Remove Doubtful and Harmful Extension from Google Chrome
Go to menu of Google Chrome by pressing on three vertical dots and select on “More tools” and then “Extensions”. You can search for all the recently installed add-ons and remove all of them.
If the problems related to Hilycover.top still persists or you face any issue in removing, then it is advised that your reset the Google Chrome browse settings. Go to three dotted points at the top right corner and choose “Settings”. Scroll down bottom and click on “Advanced”.
At the bottom, notice the “Reset” option and click on it.
In the next opened window, confirm that you want to reset the Google Chrome settings by click on the “Reset” button.
Remove Hilycover.top plugins (including all other doubtful plug-ins) from Firefox Mozilla
Open the Firefox menu and select “Add-ons”. Click “Extensions”. Select all the recently installed browser plug-ins.
If you face problems in Hilycover.top removal then you have the option to rese the settings of Mozilla Firefox.
Open the browser (Mozilla Firefox) and click on the “menu” and then click on “Help”.
Choose “Troubleshooting Information”
In the newly opened pop-up window, click “Refresh Firefox” button
The next step is to confirm that really want to reset the Mozilla Firefox settings to its default by clicking on “Refresh Firefox” button.
Remove Malicious Extension from Safari
Open the Safari and go to its “Menu” and select “Preferences”.
Click on the “Extension” and select all the recently installed “Extensions” and then click on “Uninstall”.
Open the “Safari” and go menu. In the drop-down menu, choose “Clear History and Website Data”.
In the newly opened window, select “All History” and then press on “Clear History” option.
Delete Hilycover.top (malicious add-ons) from Microsoft Edge
Open Microsoft Edge and go to three horizontal dot icons at the top right corner of the browser. Select all the recently installed extensions and right click on the mouse to “uninstall”
Open the browser (Microsoft Edge) and select “Settings”
Next steps is to click on “Choose what to clear” button
Click on “show more” and then select everything and then press on “Clear” button.
In most cases, the PUPs and adware gets inside the marked PC through unsafe freeware downloads. It is advised that you should only choose developers website only while downloading any kind of free applications. Choose custom or advanced installation process so that you can trace the additional PUPs listed for installation along with the main program.