What is Open Hardware Monitor?

Open Hardware Monitor – a program that is installed on the computer as an extension to the browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer). After penetration on the PC, Open Hardware Monitor begins to spread promotional products of partner companies (eBay, Amazon, and others.). Open Hardware Monitor displays banners and coupons, pop-ups and links to ad sites. Advertising can appear at any time during browsing, it very much prevents for the user. Also, Open Hardware Monitor can change the search results, redirect the user to other sites, bring in another unwanted software, and more. Open Hardware Monitor change your browser settings and homepage. Open Hardware Monitor threatens the security of your personal information. It reviews the history of your browsing, collects your personal information and this can be transferred to third parties. Open Hardware Monitor is a potentially unwanted program, so you need to remove it immediately.

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How Open Hardware Monitor 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 Open Hardware Monitor has already penetrated into your computer, you can use the instructions below.

How to remove Open Hardware Monitor from your computer?

To uninstall Open Hardware Monitor remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

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

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Alternative Solution:

Norton Antivirus – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as Open Hardware Monitor.

 

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You can try both of these products to remove Open Hardware Monitor

Or uninstall Open Hardware Monitor manually.

Step 1: Remove Open Hardware Monitor from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

Step 2: Remove Open Hardware Monitor from browsers

Google Chrome:

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

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Written by Rami Douafi

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