Remove DownloadHunter hijacker

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DownloadHunter is an extension for browser what according to the developers should help users download different files from the Internet. It really could be a good program, but it”s another adware what will display lost of inline ads as soon as become part of your system. This virus often installs without any notification to the user, so you never know when exactly you were infected. DownloadHunter can easily infect many popular browsers like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Edge, Opera, Mozila and others


DownloadHunter can appear after you download and install free software from the Internet. Every time you install programs from suspicious sites you should follow a whole installation process and check every “Advanced” options, so you can cancel unwanted installation.
After this virus was installed it begin to display many online ads (coupons, pop-ups, banners) every time you go online. Try to avoid this ad or you can be redirected to infected sites where your computer will be bombarded with new viruses. In addition DownloadHunter can track your browsing activity and transfer it to the third parties. We highly recommend to remove DownloadHunter from your computer as fast as possible.

DownloadHunter automatic removal tool:

DownloadHunter 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:
  • Apply actions by GridinSoft Anti-Malware

  • Shut down all your available browsers.
  • In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” and then on “Reset browser settings“:
  • Built-in utility of GridinSoft Anti-Malware to 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:
  • Options to reset browsers with GridinSoft Anti-Malware

Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:

How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with DownloadHunter 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:

Enabling Real-Time Protection by GridinSoft Anti-Malware

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):

Malicious item blocked by GridinSoft Anti-Malware

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