What is Great Hub?

Great Hub is adware that generates pop-up ads across Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and other popular web browsers. Once Great Hub adware has been contracted it will begin to display different that usually say “Ads by Great Hub” on them.

Great Hub

Great Hub ads can appear when you hover your mouse over an image, when you hover your mouse over hyperlinked text on a webpage, or at random times in your web browser. They can also replace legitimate advertisements with their own banners and skyscrapers. Furthermore, Great Hub adware may also produce pop-under advertisements that take-up an entire browser window. Internet browsers are usually good at blocking many pop-under advertisements by default so users may not even be aware that these ads are being produced.

If you find Great Hub on your computer is is likely that additional malware and unwanted programs have also been introduced. Like most adware, Great Hub usually bundles with other unwanted programs, adware, and potential threats. A simple scan with a reputable removal tool like Malwarebytes can conclude this finding.

Since Great Hub adware bundles with other threats it is recommended to not only uninstall Great Hub manually but remove Great Hub and other threats from your computer completely by using a guide like the one we provide on this webpage.
If you are not careful you may put yourself and your computer at risk. Your personal information may be observed and collected. Your machine may also become slow and sluggish or experience other undesirable symptoms.

Threat Details

Names Great Hub, Great Hub virus *This infection is not technically defined as a computer virus
Detection Categories Adware, Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Publisher Description N/A
Symptoms Advertisements and sponsored search results in the web browser
Browser redirects to sponsored webpages
Decreased internet speed and performance
Decreased computer functionality and performance
Bundles with malware and other potentially unwanted programs
Common Path(s) C:\Program Files (x86)
C:\Users\{USER}\Downloads\
C:\Users\{USER}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\
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Great Hub Removal Options

Manual Removal Guide

This manual Great Hub removal guide contains steps to help you completely remove Great Hub and other threats from your computer. In order to eradicate this threat please follow each step in order.

Great Hub Removal Steps

1. The first step to remove Great Hub is to uninstall the program from Windows Control Panel if there is a usable uninstall entry. To uninstall Great Hub go to Start Menu > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program (or Add and Remove Programs) and search for Great Hub and other suspicious programs in the list. Once you have found Great Hub, double click it to begin the uninstall process. Repeat this step for any other suspicious programs you may have found.

2. The second step to remove Great Hub is to remove any unwanted browser add-ons and extensions that may have installed from each web browser on your computer.

Google Chrome Go to Customize and control Google Chrome > More Tools > Extensions
Mozilla Firefox Go to Menu > Add-ons
Microsoft Internet Explorer Go to Tools > Manage add-ons
Apple Safari Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions

3. The third step to remove Great Hub is to scan your computer and eradicate malicious files using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

4. Download and Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

5. Open Malwarebytes and click the large blue Scan Now button to begin a scan.

6. Once the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and Finish button afterwards. If Malwarebytes suggests that you restart your computer please do so.

7. The fourth step to remove Great Hub is to scan your computer and eradicate malicious files using HitmanPro; a reputable second-opinion scan and removal tool.

8. Download and Install HitmanPro by Surfright.

9. Open HitmanPro and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.

10. When the HitmanPro scan is complete click the Next button and then click the Reboot button. *To activate the free version of HitmanPro: enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

11. The fifth step to remove Great Hub is to clean-up and repair settings with CCleaner.

12. Download and Install CCleaner by Piriform.

13. Open CCleaner and go to the main Cleaner screen. Click the Analyze button. When the process is complete, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

14. Go to Tools > Startup and search for suspicious entries in each tab starting from Windows all the way to Content Menu. If you find anything suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.

15. Go to the Registry window and click the Scan for Issues button. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected issues… button and click Fix All Selected Issues.

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