houtpa.com games is an extension that helps users find the best deals when they shop. However, its data collection habits are rather worrying. It’s a fully legitimate extension that probably does what it promises to do, however, it might be worth looking into this add-on further. Seeing as it’s not a bogus extension, you probably obtained it via some official browser store or its web page.
While not necessarily in this case, there are some similar add-ons that can also spread using free software bundles. That means that they are attached to free software as extra offers and you need to manually prevent their installation. This extension is not harmful and you are free to use it to your heart’s content but do bear in mind that it’s collecting and storing data about you. It’s up to you whether to uninstall houtpa.com or not.
If you do not remember installing this add-on from official websites and stores, you might have obtained it via free software bundles. Although, it’s highly unlikely. We feel it’s still necessary to warn you that there are plenty of browser add-ons that can get into your computer without your explicit permission. If you install freeware, you must check for added items. The way to do that is to access Advanced or Custom settings during freeware installation. Those settings will show you if there has been anything added, and if there is, you need to deselect it/them. Make sure you always do this so that you do not end up with some kind adware or browser hijacker.
Step by step instructions how to remove houtpa games virus.
STEP 1. Remove houtpa.com virus from the system
First of all, houtpa.com is a browser extension, like many others. So, here is the simple way to remove them from the browser and get your homepage and search engine back. You just need to reset your browser settings. To do this automatically and for free, you can use the Reset Browser Settings tool from GridinSoft.
- Return to main screen and choose the type of scan.
- Start the scan and wait untill it`s finished:
- After the scan is completed, you need to click on “Cure PC!” button to remove houtpa.com virus:
- Now your system is free from annoying houtpa games browser extension!
STEP 2. Remove houtpa.com virus from your browser
- Reset Browser Setting is a tool, included to the complex anti-malware program. So, first of all, you need to download and install GridinSoft Trojan Killer (here or from the product page):
- Open the program and click on the Reset browser settings button.
- Select when options you want to reset and press “Reset“
Wait untill Trojan Killer sets selected options to the default state. Successful results will be checked with green checkmark.
Video guide bellow display how to remove houtpa.com from your system completaly:
STEP 3. houtpa games prevention
- Avoid advertisements, you shouldn’t click on any ads and pop-ups in your browser, this can lead to the redirection on potentially viral pages!
- Spam messages from email, attached files in emails can appear to be malicious in most cases. Don’t download or open such attachments they can be infected with adware of malware!
- Surfing the internet, there are millions of phishing website on the internet. Each one of them can be very dangerous for your computer. Avoid such pages, try only reliable and trusted websites!
- Pay attention to what you install, there are tons of hijackers and malicious program that are being installed through bundled applications and downloaders. Don’t install any suspicious program and files, always check signer before proceding further!
By following this removal instruction we hope you will deal with houtpa.com games virus once and for all. In case you have any problems or this virus is still inside, leave a comment below or contact our Support Team.