How to Remove Search.hplentyoapps.com browser hijacker

By | May 15, 2020

Search.hplentyoapps.com is a browser hijacker. Search.hplentyoapps.com browser hijacker changes the homepage of Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Edge – Chromium Edge.

Search.hplentyoapps.com is regularly offered on the internet as a convenient homepage. However, in reality, this is a browser hijacker that collects all kinds of data from your browser.

Search.hplentyoapps.com

The data collected by Search.hplentyoapps.com is used for advertising purposes. The data is sold to advertising networks. Because Search.hplentyoapps.com collects data from your browser, Search.hplentyoapps.com is also classified as a (PUP) Potentially Unwanted Program.

Plenty O Apps browser extension will install itself in the Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge browser. No browser developer yet notices this browser hijacker as unwanted.

If your home page has changed to Search.hplentyoapps.com and the Plenty O Apps browser extension has been installed, remove the Plenty O Apps extension as soon as possible using this Plenty O Apps removal instruction.

Remove Plenty O Apps

google chrome logoUninstall Plenty O Apps extension from Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Type chrome://extensions/ in the Google Chrome address bar and press ENTER on your keyboard.
  3. Find the “Plenty O Apps” browser extension and click Remove.

firefox logoUninstall Plenty O Apps extension from Firefox

  1. Open Firefox
  2. Type about:addons in the Firefox address bar and press ENTER on your keyboard.
  3. Find the “Plenty O Apps” browser extension and click the three dots on the right of the Plenty O Apps extension.
    Select Remove from the menu to remove Plenty O Apps from the Firefox browser.

internet explorer logoUninstall Plenty O Apps add-on from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Click the menu (wrench icon) in the top right.
  3. Open Manage Addons from the menu.
  4. Remove Plenty O Apps from Extensions and Toolbars.
  5. On the left open Search Providers settings.
  6. Find Plenty O Apps Search and Remove Plenty O Apps Search.

Do you still have Plenty O Apps in Internet Explorer?

  1. Open Windows Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program.
  3. Click “installed on” column to sort the recently installed applications by date.
  4. Select Plenty O Apps and click Uninstall.
  5. Follow Plenty O Apps uninstall instructions.

malwarebytes logoRemove Search.hplentyoapps.com with Malwarebytes

I recommend removing Search.hplentyoapps.com with Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes is a comprehensive adware removal tool and free to use.

Search.hplentyoapps.com adware leaves traces such as malicious files, registry keys, scheduled tasks on your device, make sure to completely remove Search.hplentyoapps.com with Malwarebytes.

 

  • Install Malwarebytes, follow on-screen instructions.
  • Click Scan to start a malware-scan.

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  • Wait for the Malwarebytes scan to finish.
  • Once completed, review the Search.hplentyoapps.com detections.
  • Click Quarantine to continue.

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  • Reboot Windows after all the detections are moved to quarantine.

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You have now successfully removed Search.hplentyoapps.com from your computer and browser.

Max
Author: Max

Hi, I am Max. I am a computer security researcher. In order to help people, I research adware and blog about the web browser. Share the knowledge.

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