What is Hi-Lighter?
Advertisers keep coming up with new ways to promote their offers, and Hi-Lighter, for example, shows ads when you highlight the words on any web page. Although this is an original way to showcase links and advertisements, we have seen many programs using the same advertising method, including HighlightSearches, Search Highlighter, and WordWizard. Needless to say, all of these programs are introduced as the best browsing tools, but Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers classify them as unreliable. If you download any of these programs onto your operating system, you can expect annoying pop-ups and suspicious ads to show up whenever you browse the web. Unfortunately, these ads might be not only annoying but also misleading, and this is why you should remove Hi-Lighter.
How does Hi-Lighter work?
Hi-Lighter should be available at hi-lighter.net; however, it is not. If this website opens at all, the Download button does not work, which poses a question: How is this adware distributed? After testing this program in our internal lab, it became clear that it is distributed along with other programs. Software bundling is a technique that is often employed by authentic software distributors, but it can be employed by malware distributors as well. Do we classify Hi-Lighter as a malicious program? While there are many more malicious threats, it could be quite dangerous as well. All in all, in this situation you have to be most cautious about the programs that could be introduced along with this ad-supported program because they could be much more dangerous. Even if you install adware along with potentially unwanted programs or other ad-supported programs – in which case you will encounter more ads – you need to eliminate them from your operating system as well.
Although Hi-Lighter should provide links to Wikipedia, Google, Facebook, and other popular sites, there are no guarantees that it will not expose you to misleading links as well. This ad-supported program is extremely unpredictable, and ads hiding links to corrupted or unreliable sites could be shown to you. Unfortunately, in many cases, computer users do not recognize scams in time, which puts them at risk. Even if you are cautious, you could get yourself into trouble, and this is the main reason why we advise eliminating this adware from your operating system.
How to delete Hi-Lighter
Hi-Lighter might look like a useful tool, but you cannot dismiss the fact that it can expose you to third-party links. Although this ad-supported program should provide links to popular, reliable sites, our researchers warn that users could be exposed to unreliable links as well. This is why we recommend deleting Hi-Lighter from your operating system. When you uninstall this ad-supported program – as shown in the instructions below – you need to inspect your operating system for leftovers and other infections, and a legitimate malware scanner is the best tool for this. If your operating system is clean, install a security tool to keep it that way. If you find other malicious programs, use an automatic malware remover to get rid of them.
Windows 10, Windows 8.1, or Windows 8:
- Launch RUN (Win+R) and enter Control Panel to launch this menu.
- Under Programs click Uninstall a program.
- Right-click the application you want to get rid of and click Uninstall.
Windows Vista or Windows 7:
- Click the Windows/Start icon on the left of the Taskbar.
- Open the Control Panel menu, go to Programs, and click Uninstall a program.
- Right-click the undesirable application and click Uninstall.
- Click the Start menu icon on the Taskbar and click Control Panel.
- Go to Add or Remove Programs and find the undesirable Hi-Lighter.
- Select the undesirable application and click the Remove button.
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