What is Search.HolaInput.com?
No doubt that Search.HolaInput.com’s appearance on your computer is tightly related to the existence of a potentially unwanted program (PUP) HolaInput. However, neither do they supplement each other nor fall under the same classification, since Search.HolaInput.com was classified as a browser hijacker. Meaning that the application will adjust your browser settings after settling into your computer, such as the search engine or homepage. This browser hijacker adds an extension too, but it does not make your browsing experience any better. What we know for sure is that it gathers information about you and the websites you visit for the extension’s creators. Consequently, it would be smart to delete this hijacker from your system. If you cannot manage to do it on your own, feel free to check our provided removal instructions below the article.
Where does Search.HolaInput.com come from?
As we mentioned before, this browser hijacker is dropped by PUP HolaInput that you might have downloaded together with other software. Bundled installers usually come from file-sharing websites, which have a doubtful reputation. It is a good way to spread adware, PUPs, browser hijackers, etc. because most of the users do not notice the suggested applications on the setup wizard. Thus, it is very important to read the setup wizard’s steps and check what you agree with. Furthermore, the extension was made for Google Chrome, and yet you cannot get it from chrome.google.com/webstore. Apparently, the fact that an application is available at the Chrome Web Store does not always mean it is a reliable one. However, in this case, there are user complaints in the forum section, so it does not seem like a reputable extension.
What does Search.HolaInput.com do?
How to remove Search.HolaInput.com?
If you leave the extension, it might cause you trouble later, so it is better to take care of it right away. Naturally, you can delete the browser hijacker using the two options: manual or automatic removal. The second option is advisable for those who want to protect their computers in the future because it requires an antimalware tool to be installed and it is an easier choice for inexperienced users too. If you want to erase the extension manually, you will have to find particular Google Chrome folders and Windows Registry entries, which must be eliminated. Therefore, look at the instructions available below the article as they will tell you which files exactly need to be deleted. Should you have more questions related to this browser hijacker, leave us a comment next to the article.
- Press Win+R to launch the RUN dialog box.
- Type regedit and click OK.
- Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome; HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\Chrome\Extensions
- Find ihfckchjffmhmgklenlaagdoeoijplec key and right-click to delete it.
- Close Windows Registry and launch the RUN again (Win+R).
- Insert given location into dialog box: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
- Find Preferences, Secure Preferences, Web Data files and right-click on them separately to delete.
- Navigate to Extensions folder on Default directory.
- Locate ihfckchjffmhmgklenlaagdoeoijplec file and right-click to delete it.
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