What is Hp.myway.com

Being part of the Mindspark adware family, Hp.myway.com is classified as a browser hijacker that targets Chrome, Firefox, and other popular browsers. In fact, it is a search engine assigned by a browser extension that could be installed alongside other software. If you saw a sudden difference in browser appearance, there might be something initiating these changes in the form of potentially unwanted programs. Browser hijackers have a tendency to mimic or even copy the features of legitimate services to make their software look better. For example, Hp.myway.com redirects entered queries through the Google engine. You can see Enhanced by Google right next to the searching bar on your homepage. Moreover, it necessary to mention that having such add-ons installed in your browser, can compromise personal data and lead to privacy loss. Therefore, Hp.myway.com has no room to clash with legitimate systems and has to be removed from your PC.

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How Hp.myway.com infected your computer

As mentioned, Hp.myway.com does not work without additional help, this is why it is usually promoted via browser extensions that can be installed by unwanted software. Inexperienced users never see it coming – they download cracked or pirated software from first-seen websites. When doing so, they may also be dropped over the chain of suspicious pages before downloading the file itself. This is another reason why visiting third-parties websites can expose your activity to poor resources that tend to exploit connection frailties. During the setup of the desired program, users walk through the block of steps until they reach the “Install” button. The objective of cybercriminals is to make users jump over additional sections (“Advanced/Custom”) to let unwanted software install along with the main program. You can use our guide below to find more about protectionary measures and removal instructions against Hp.myway.com or similar threats.

Download Removal Tool for Windows

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To remove Hp.myway.com completely, we recommend you to use WiperSoft AntiSpyware from WiperSoft. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Hp.myway.com and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

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Download Combo Cleaner

To remove Hp.myway.com completely, we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner. It can help you remove files, folders, and registry keys of Hp.myway.com and uninstall hijackers, toolbars and unwanted add-ons from the Safari browser. The trial version of Combo Cleaner offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Remove Hp.myway.com manually for free

Here is a manual step-by-step tutorial for full Hp.myway.com removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of the Hp.myway.com installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.

Note: Hp.myway.com can be installed as Google Chrome extension as Administrator (you may see Installed by enterprise policy inscription near it), and this will not allow removal. Therefore, before starting removal process, perform these actions:

  1. Start the Command Prompt by clicking the Start menu button and typing command prompt (or just searching for “command prompt” in Windows 10 search field). Right click on the Command Prompt result and choose Run as Administrator.
  2. start command prompt as administrator

  3. Type in and execute the following commands:


    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers"
    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy"
    gpupdate /force

  4. update group policy in windows

Remove Hp.myway.com from Control Panel

To start removing Hp.myway.com you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Hp.myway.com” or “Hp.myway.com”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 or Mac. Perform instructions below substituting the name of your toolbar instead of MindSpark Toolbar.

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Remove Hp.myway.com from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. Mindspark Toolbar might have an Uninstaller.
  3. Otherwise, drag Mindspark Toolbar from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Remove Hp.myway.com from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Mindspark Toolbar or other suspicious program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Hp.myway.com from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Mindspark Toolbar or other suspicious program and click Uninstall.

Remove Hp.myway.com from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Mindspark Toolbar or other suspicious program, click Uninstall.

Remove Hp.myway.com from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Hp.myway.com from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate Mindspark Toolbar or other suspicious program in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate Mindspark Toolbar or other suspicious program in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Hp.myway.com

In some cases, Hp.myway.com won’t uninstall and gives you the message, that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Hp.myway.com. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing the Hp.myway.com folder and files. This happens because the process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case, I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes or uninstall Hp.myway.com in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting press F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove Mindspark Toolbar or other suspicious program

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

and for Mac:

If you can’t uninstall Hp.myway.com using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of Hp.myway.com. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag Hp.myway.com from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with Mindspark Toolbar.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Hp.myway.com from Control Panel often does not bring the desired effect. It sometimes has browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Hp.myway.com related extension from your browsers manually.

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find Mindspark Toolbar extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions.
  3. Find Mindspark Toolbar or other suspicious extensions.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose Mindspark Toolbar or other suspicious extensions.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Hp.myway.com from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Hp.myway.com, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Mindspark Toolbar or other suspicious extensions.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Hp.myway.com does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find Mindspark Toolbar or other suspicious extensions.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Hp.myway.com installs a search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is the instruction to reset your browser’s homepage, new tab, and search engine to default values.

Reset Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Go to the Privacy section of Safari’s preferences.
  3. Click Remove All Website Data button.
  4. In opened window click Remove Now button to remove data stored by websites in Safari.
  5. Go to the Advanced section of Safari’s preferences.
  6. Click the Show Develop menu in menu bar option.
  7. In the menu click Develop and select Empty Caches from this menu.
  8. Again, go to Safari menu and choose Clear History….
  9. Choose to clear all history and click Clear History button.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset browser settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Reset Firefox… button.
  4. Click Reset Firefox to confirm.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Close Opera and open command prompt from the start menu.
  2. Type following command del %AppData%\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini
  3. Start Opera.

Alternative way to remove adware browser extensions and reset browser settings

avast browser cleanup For safe and effective browser extension removal use avast! Browser Cleanup utility. Run it with administrator privileges and remove all extensions with bad rating including related to Hp.myway.com. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.

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