What is Hi.fo?

Hi.fo is a browser hijacker that hijacks popular browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Hi.fo looks like an ordinary search engine, that increases browsing experience and can filter-out irrelevant search result, but Hi.fo is very annoying and it brings a lot of troubles. Hi.fo changes browser settings, homepage, default search engine and more. This program can significantly reduce the performance of your browser, increase traffic and collects your private data. This personal information can be transferred to third parties. If you find a program Hi.fo on your PC, then you urgently need to remove it from your computer.

Hi.fo Hijacker

How Hi.fo gets on your PC?

Penetration of such programs depends largely on the care of users. Most of the malware comes bundled with other programs that the user downloads from the free sites. Few are closely watching the installation process, and sometimes do not know that their computer is at risk. Always read the user agreement and don’t press “Next” button once. First, make sure that the program is safe. Select advanced installation type. Remember that there are many similar programs on the Internet. Read reviews about the programs, and if your computer is already infected by Hi.fo, then use the instructions below.

How to remove Hi.fo from your computer?

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

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have Hi.fo in their database. You can try to use them for removing Hi.fo.

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You can try both of these products to remove Hi.fo

Or uninstall Hi.fo manually.

Step 1: Remove Hi.fo from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Hi.fo.
  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 Hi.fo 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 Hi.fo, 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 Hi.fo 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 Hi.fo from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Hi.fo from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Hi.fo.
  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 Hi.fo.
  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 Hi.fo.
  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: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:
  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:
  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

Reset browser setting in Internet Explorer:
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Go to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Step 4: Remove following files and folders of Hi.fo:

Remove following regitry entries:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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