HPProtectorSrv.exe is a malicious process associated to operation of certain nasty browser hijackers currently infecting many PCs and their respective browsers. Most likely such malware is installed along with certain other cost-free programs which can be easily downloaded by users through various freeware download resource. The problem is that sometimes we all fail to be careful and may install some other unwanted software.
Speaking about HPProtector malware, it has the purpose to protect certain nasty browser hijackers from being easily deleted by you. The hijacker may easily change the home page and default search engine settings into its own parameters. So, when you try to change the home page of your browser back to google.com or some other decent start page, this HPProtectorSrv.exe infection will do its malicious job in restoring such unwanted settings.
HPProtector program is listed in the list of legally installed programs of your computer. You may see its HPProtectorSrv.exe process running when you open Task Manager. You will notice HPProtectorSrv.exe and when you right-click on it you will be brought exactly to HPProtector folder in the Program Files section. However, when trying to get rid of this malware in a regular way you will most likely not be able to do it. The system will remain hijacked.
On top of the above-mentioned, HPProtectorSrv.exe virus makes your system to work extremely slow. You will notice high CPU usage and memory consumption at high rate. As a result, your PC may turn out to be totally out of order.
We suggest that you remove HPProtectorSrv.exe virus from your system by thoroughly scanning the PC with a reliable and proven anti-malware software called GridinSoft Anti-Malware. You will need to delete the infections located by it and to reset your browsers using its additional built-in tool.
HPProtectorSrv.exe automatic removal tool:
HPProtectorSrv.exe removal steps:
- Download GridinSoft AntiMalware and scan your PC with it.
- Click on “Apply” to remove all threats found after the scan is completed:
- Shut down all your available browsers.
- In GridinSoft AntiMalware click on “Tools” and then on “Reset browser settings“:
- Follow the instructions, select browsers you need to be reset, and click on “Reset” button. Finally, restart your computer to apply all made changes:
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft AntiMalware:
How to prevent your PC from being contaminated with HPProtectorSrv.exe again in the future.
GridinSoft AntiMalware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft AntiMalware and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):