How to Remove Awesomehp

How to Remove Awesomehp removal can be tricky to remove if you don’t know how. What is Its a search engine which is classified as a browser hijacker and categorized as a potentially unwanted program which can be  harmful to your computer if left. How do they get on my computer? They are usually bundled in third-party freeware and shareware software, when installing the software you are usually given a option to accept or decline an offer to install the unwanted software, these can be tricky to spot for the person who just likes to rush the installation by just keep clicking  next  while installing.

Once installed it changes your browser homepage it also changes your default search engine to So is the a virus? No not really it’s considered to be a browser hijacker which installs unwanted browser extensions to Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox and other types of browsers without user consent.

I have done lots over videos on removing these type of malicious software, another type of pest is tool-bars that get silently installed onto your computer system, these type of infections cause advert pop-ups, browser redirect to advertisement sites.


Step 1: Uninstall Awesomehp Software by using Add\Remove Programs.

Windows 7                                                  Windows 8



Window 7: Go Start Button /Control Panel     Windows 8:  Go Charms Bar / Settings / Control Panel


Look for WPM17.8.0.3325 and select Uninstall
Look for IePluginService and select Uninstall
Look for SupTab and select Uninstall


Important: Now take a good look and remove any other malicious software.



STEP 2: Remove from Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox  

Remove from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet explorer
  2. Go to top left corner and click on the Gear icon
  3. Select Manage Add-Onsthen Toobars & Extensions remove any unwanted programs
  4. Then Search Providers remove any unwanted search providers 

(example below)



Remove from Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome, go to menu on top right chrome , select Tools Extensions 
  2. Remove any unwanted apps by clicking on  recycle bin

Remove from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open the Mozilla Firefox browser
  2. Press Ctrl+Shift+A and remove any rogue extensions.

STEP 3:  Clean all Browser Shortcuts That Have Been Hijacked

  • Right Click on the Browser Shortcut Icon and select Properties,
  • Click on the Shortcut Tab
  • In the target field delete anything after the main executable file

(example images)

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  • Remove behind executable “iexplore.exe” in Target (remove link in red)

Reset Homepage in Browsers

 Reset Internet Explorer homepage
  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Go to “wrench” icon in top right corner
  3. Select Internet Options
  4. Go to tab General
  5. Replace homepage with (Important:DO NOT CLICK” use Default or Use current.)
  6. Now repeat above process with other browser you may be using.

(Example Image)

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Reset Browser Settings


Reset Internet Explorer to Default settings

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Go to “wrench” icon in top right corner
  3. Select Internet Options
  4. Go to Advanced Tab
  5. Click Reset to set to  “Default Settings

Reset Google Chrome to Default settings

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Go to the chrome  in the right top corner
  3. Select Settings
  4. Scroll down to the end of the page, search for + Show advanced settings
  5. Scroll down to end of the page and click Reset browser settings button
  6. Click Reset once more

Reset Mozilla Firefox to default settings

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox
  2. Right space on top of browser
  3. Put tick in Menu Bar
  4. Select Help > Troubleshooting information
  5. Select Reset Firefox
  6. Confirm Reset Firefox
  7. Select Finish
  8. Mozilla Firefox will automatically restart

 adwcleane Now Lets Clean System up with AdwCleaner

AdwCleaner  is a free tool which will run a scan of your computer system for malicious files, its going to be checking Services, Shortcuts, Malicious Files and Folders, Nasty Registry entry’s. it will also run scan of all browsers on the system and try and clean and delete any malicious stuff in Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browser.

I would recommend running AdwCleaner from time to time, to keep your computer clean from all the crap-ware that’s floating around the internet, like Ad-ware, browser hijackers, ad popups and toolbars.

Before you install any free programs, you can always upload to to see if its safe to install.

Download AdwCleaner (Official link and direct-download)

Right Click AdwCleaner.exe  and Run as Administrator


Click yes to User Account Control to continue.

Click Scan button, and wait for scan to complete.


Once AdwCleaner has finished scanning your computer, click on tabs to check what it has found and make sure there is nothing in there you want to keep. (if so remove tick from item you wish to keep)


Nothing to uncheck? Click Clean button to continue with clean-up process.


All programs will be closed to complete safe cleaning process.

Once finished AdwCleaner will reboot your computer.

On reboot AdwCleaner will create a log of what it found and removed from your computer.

downloadNow Lets Clean System up with JRT

Junkware Removal Tool is a security utility that searches for and removes common adware, toolbars, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) from your computer.  A common tactics among freeware publishers is to offer their products for free, but bundle them with PUPs in order to earn revenue.  This tool will help you remove these types of programs.

Download JRT (Official link and direct-download)

Right Click JRT.exe  and Run as Administrator


Push any key to continue with a scan, this is simular to Adwcleaner


Once complete JRT will create a log of what it found and removed from your computer.

Now Lets Run a Scan with Malwarebytes.

Download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is Free as a on demand scanner, it removes malware  pure and simple, it has some of the best protection against Malware, Trojans, Ransomware, Worms, Botnets, Rogues, Rootkits, spyware and many more.

Now if your looking for real-time protection, consider Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium it can prevent malware and websites from infecting your computer is priced at  $24.95 for 3 PC at the time of making this tutorial.

Install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and Run a Scan, Let it update.


  • Perform a Threat Scan


Click Apply Actions to Remove Infected files

 All done…Hows the computer running? Still now sure? OK run a scan with HitmanProIcon 
You can use this removal guide on all different types of toolbars and junkware.
Here is a list of just some that this method can remove easy.
Ask Toolbar
Browser Manager
Claro / iSearch
Coupon Printer for Windows
Facemoods / Funmoods
Web Assistant

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