The HotLaps page is a dangerous browser hijacker that is connected with Conduit adware program. It uses lies and deception to break into your computer and alter some browser options for its own benefit. Because of this and its connection with another unwanted program, this page is considered as a hijacker and we advised to remove it as soon as possible.
There are few methods for HotLaps to be installed. It uses wrapped installation to be installed along with other free programs that can be downloaded from suspicious websites. But developers are also trying to promote this hijacker as a legit service through viral advertising and spam messaging.
After the successful installation, HotLaps will alter some of your browser settings. Options like a homepage and a default search provider will be changed on HotLaps website. It means that every time you open your browser or use a search function you will see this page. Although HotLaps page looks fine, it will show you advertisements on the main page and on search results page, clicking on them will lead to the redirection on phishing websites with fake claims of errors on your computer. You can be infected with more malicious programs, by visiting such website. That is why we strongly advised you to remove HotLaps web page from your browser and scan your computer for more malicious activity. Follow the removal instruction below to do that as soon as possible.
HotLaps automatic removal tool:
HotLaps removal steps:
- Download GridinSoft Anti-Malware and scan your computer with it.
- Click on “Apply” to remove all infections found after the scan is completed:
- Shut down all your available browsers.
- In GridinSoft Anti-Malware 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:
NOTE: In a free version of this program, you can use all its tools and scan your computer for malicious items. To be able to remove them you need to obtain a license.
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with HotLaps in the future.
GridinSoft Anti-Malware 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 Anti-Malware 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):