What is Hoie?

Hoie – an extension for the browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer), that is one of the potentially unwanted software. Hoie comes bundled with free software without the user’s consent. After coming to a computer, Hoie displays a huge amount of publicity. This advertising can be of different forms: banners, coupons, pop-ups, links to ad sites and so on. At first glance, Hoie may seem so helpful. Hoie “helps” the user to find the best deals of online stores. In fact, most promotional offers are false. Hoie trying to force the user to spend money for nothing. Also, Hoie adds registry entries, can change the settings of your computer, change your homepage, replace the search results, redirect you to ad sites and much more. Hoie very malicious program, so you need to remove it right away.

How Hoie gets on your PC?

Adware, such as Hoie, comes to PC bundled with free software without the user’s consent. This happens because users rarely follow the installation process. This program can get on the computer along with the archivers, players and other freeware. Always follow the installation process to avoid infecting your computer. Also, read the user agreement, don’t click the “Next” button if you doubt that the program is safe. No need to click “I agree” if the additional software that you are offered is unknown and uncertain. Choose the Advanced installation type to see everything that the installer offers you. If your computer is already infected, then use our instructions to get rid of Hoie right now.

How to remove Hoie from your computer?

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

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

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You can try both of these products to remove Hoie

Or uninstall Hoie manually.

Step 1: Remove Hoie from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

Step 2: Remove Hoie from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Hoie.
  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 Hoie.
  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 Hoie.
  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 Hoie:

Remove following regitry entries:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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