Easy methods to find and delete Thehugefeed.com adware
In this post, we are going to discuss on how to find and remove Thehugefeed.com in Windows computer. Also, you can read this post to know about actually what is Thehugefeed.com, what it does, how did you get this infection in computer, and then you can go with our instructions to get rid of it.
If you are not aware, Thehugefeed.com is rough website designed to run malicious advertisements campaigns. This website is presented with questionable content and redirects you to other untrustworthy websites. Also, it attempts to tricks you into installing PUAs, adware or malware in computer. So, this dubious malware removal is necessary.
Thehugefeed.com as adware – delivers advertisements campaigns
It is rough website categorized as adware. This site fills its platform with lots of advertisements that are designed to redirects you to other shady/questionable websites, while some malicious advertisements displayed by this site run certain codes to install browser hijackers, adware or malware in computer.
Sometimes, you visit this misleading website by some potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) already installed in your computer. This website attempts to tricks you into registering for its browser notifications by clicking ‘Allow’ button on ‘Shows Notifications’ or ‘Push Notifications’ popup.
Once allowed, they will start delivering malicious advertisements campaigns. It delivers ads or popups in the form of banners, coupons, fake security alert, fake software updates and other types of advertisements. These malicious advertisements can also be appeared on your desktop even when browser is closed.
Once clicked, you will be redirected on shady or other rough domain designed to delivers malicious advertisements. These rough websites can attempt to install some fake browser helper objects (BHOs), unwanted extensions, add-ons, plug-ins or toolbars in browser.
These fake BHOs or unwanted extensions are designed to trace your online habits and collect your browsing-related data or other sensitive information. These tools offer cybercriminals to collect your some information such as IP address, URLs search, login ID & password of your various accounts, banking information and more details.
These collected data can be misused for illegal purposes like fraudulent purchases or transactions. For example, once they gain access to your email account by collecting email login credentials, then they can attempt to change your email password, and log into various other accounts associated with your email accounts. In simple word, they can control your all online accounts once they gain to collect your login credentials.
How did you get Thehugefeed.com adware in Windows computer?
In some cases, potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) or malware like Theactualnewz.com Adware are distributed through unofficial/unknown websites, peer-to-peer file sharing network, fake software updaters, downloaders, installers and other third parties’ sources.
PUAs, browser hijackers or malware can also be downloaded/installed from other software packages as additional offers. This false marketing mechanism of packaging regular software with PUAs, malware or viruses is known as ‘Software Bundling Method’ – is the mostly used mechanism by cybercriminals.
However, it is possible to avoid installation of browser hijackers, adware or malware that may be included in software package. To do so, you should read terms & conditions given in software installation setup, choose ‘Custom/Advanced/Manual’ settings, remove all unnecessary programs by unticking their checkboxes in these settings, and then you can continue with installation to finish.
This way, you can remove all malicious additions or unnecessary programs included in software package and block them from installing. But in case if you choose ‘Recommended/Quick/Express’ settings instead of choosing ‘Custom/Advanced/Manual’ settings in setup during software installation, then you install all additional programs included in software package into computer and this way, all malicious additions can also be installed.
On other hand, some malicious advertisements are also designed to execute certain codes to download and install potentially unwanted applications (PUAs), browser hijackers or malware in computer. So, you should be alert while browsing internet and avoid installing any applications from unofficial/unknown sources, and avoid clicking any hyperlinks or ads displayed by untrustworthy websites.
System is already infected with Thehugefeed.com malware: What next?
Cybercriminals never notify you actually when they will start infecting your computer, monitoring your online habits, and collecting your data. So, it is your responsibility to be alert from any attacks. Any applications must not be downloaded/installed or updated from unofficial/unknown websites, peer-to-peer file sharing network, fake software updaters, installers, and downloaders, and other third parties’ sources.
Also, you should keep up-to-date all software including antivirus software, Operating System and other genuine software installed in computer. Updating software can fix any bugs or problems associated with such software and improve System performances as well. So, you should regular check the updates for all software installed in computer.
If System is already infected with Thehugefeed.com or similar malware, then you can go with our automatic or manual method of malware removal to get rid of it. Manual method offers you to find malicious files or programs in computer manually, and then you can delete them.
Manual method is time consuming process and requires lots of technical knowledge. So if you don’t have enough time to implement manual steps, then you can go with our automatic method. Automatic method offers you to find all threats including latest malware in computer with some powerful antivirus software, and then you can delete all detected threats with just single-click.
After System scan is completed, please check if the problem is resolved or Thehugefeed.com related infections are removed, and if not, you can re-scan your computer for malware or viruses with antivirus software. Also, you should keep up-to-date your antivirus software that could helps to find latest malware in computer.
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 Thehugefeed.com:
Remove the related items of Thehugefeed.com 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 Thehugefeed.com 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 (Thehugefeed.com) 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 Thehugefeed.com 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 Thehugefeed.com 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 Thehugefeed.com 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 Thehugefeed.com 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 Thehugefeed.com (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.