How to uninstall (remove) HPWombat

What is HPWombat?

HPWombat – an adware that comes bundled with freeware’s installers and downloaders without user consent. HPWombat hijacks popular browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer. HPWombat is not a virus, but this program is one of the potentially unwanted software. After penetration, HPWombat begins to display a huge amount of advertising during the browsing. These can be banners, coupons, and links to ad sites and so on. These products may refer to well-known online stores, for example, eBay, Amazon, AliExpress and others. HPWombat trying to get you to spend money on anything, because most of the proposals are not true. If you find a HPWombat on your PC, we recommend that you remove it immediately.

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How HPWombat gets on your PC?

Programs, that are among the potentially unwanted programs come bundled with free software. Typically, such programs penetrate the PC without the user’s consent. Because of this, many users do not realize that a computer is infected with malware and the PC is at great risk. However, it is worth noting that the main reason for such penetrations – carelessness user. People do not read the terms and conditions during the installation of free software. It was there that may contain consent to install PUP. Also, during the installation, ensure that the installer did not offer you a third-party software. To prevent such problems, you should always follow the installation process, read the terms and conditions, do not agree to install additional software, and select Advanced type of installation. If HPWombat has already penetrated into your computer, you can use the instructions below.

How to remove HPWombat from your computer?

To uninstall HPWombat remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

According to our tests there are 3 products that have HPWombat in their database. Please, use them to remove HPWombat.

Recommended Solution:

SpyHunter 4 – fully removes all instances of HPWombat – files, folders, registry keys.

 

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Alternative Solutions:

1. Plumbytes Anti-Malware – detects files, registry values and folders of HPWombat.

 

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2. Malwarebytes Antimalware – finds HPWombat – can clean up leftover items after removal.

 

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Or uninstall HPWombat manually.

Step 1: Remove HPWombat from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find HPWombat.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find HPWombat and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find HPWombat, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate HPWombat and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove HPWombat from your browser.

Step 2: Remove HPWombat from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find HPWombat.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose HPWombat.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable HPWombat.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of HPWombat:

Remove following registry entries:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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