How to remove WiFi hotspot (Virus Removal Guide)

WiFi hotspot removal steps: 1. Remove WiFi hotspot with Malwarebytes | 2. Perform a second opinion-scan with HitmanPro

What is WiFi hotspot virus?

WiFi hotspot virus is a malicious program that runs on the Microsoft Windows Operating System. The program is detected as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) by reputable Antivirus and Antimalware programs. The WiFi hotspot virus is known to be the cause of many issues for computer and internet users. The program is primarily distributed by free online programs and content that utilize deceptive marketing tactics in order to infiltrate computer systems without user consent or knowledge.

WiFi hotspot virus

Once the WiFi hotspot virus has been contracted a shortcut will appear on Windows Desktop that says “Free WiFi,” it will run a process named WiFi hotspot (32bit).exe (or other), schedule new tasks in Windows Task Manager to run every time Windows starts, display advertisements on Windows Desktop and inside open programs (such as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge, and Safari), and collect user data from the computer. The extent of the usage of the collected user data is unknown; However, the data can be employed to generate advertisements that target specific users. WiFi hotspot virus will serve advertisements and cause affected internet browsers to open or redirect to new webpages after it is contracted. WiFi hotspot also bundles with and installs alongside third-party PUPs and Malware that can be the cause of other serious computer problems.

WiFi hotspot cannot be manually uninstalled from Windows Control Panel. There is no option to manually uninstall this program from Windows Programs and Features. The program will not appear in the list.

1. Remove WiFi hotspot with Malwarebytes

  1. Open your browser window and download Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free. <<CLICK HERE TO BUY MALWAREBYTES 3.0>>
  2. Open the executable file (mb3-setup.exe) to begin installing Malwarebytes.
  3. Select your language, click Next, then select “I accept the agreement,” click the Next button several times, and then click the Install button to install Malwarebytes. Click Finish once the install process is complete.
  4. Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button on the Dashboard to begin scanning your compiter.
  5. Click the Quarantine Selected button once the scan is finished.
  6. If Malwarebytes says “All selected items have been removed successfully. A log file has been saved to the logs folder. Your computer needs to be restarted to complete the removal process. Would you like to restart now?” click the Yes button to restart your computer.

2. Perform a second opinion-scan with HitmanPro

  1. Open your browser window and download HitmanPro<<CLICK HERE TO BUY HITMANPRO>>
  2. Open the executable file (hitmanpro_x64.exe or hitmanpro_x32.exe) to begin installing HitmanPro.
  3. Click the Next button, check “I accept the terms of the license agreement,” and click the Next button again.
  4. On the Setup page select “Yes, create a copy of HitmanPro so I can regularly scan this computer (recommended)” and add your email address to the registration fields to begin the free trial.
  5. Click Next to begin scanning your computer.
  6. Once the Scan results are displayed click the Next button and click the Next button again on the Removal results page.

Troubleshoot

How to restore your computer

If a restore point has previously been established on your machine you will be able to perform a system restore in order to restore your machine to a date and time before it was infected. You will lose files on your computer that were obtained prior to the restore point.

There are several options to restore your computer. Most computers have their own restore software that can be found by performing a search. Additionally, computers that run the Windows Operating System have a default restore program that can also be found by performing a search.

A boot screen that can be used to access options to restore your computer can be reached by rebooting your computer and pressing the F8 key once the manufacture screen is displayed.

How to recover your computer to factory settings

A system recovery (or reset) will recover your computer to factory settings. You will lose the current programs and files on your computer.

There are several options to recover your computer to factory settings. Most computers have their own recovery software that can be found by performing a search. Additionally, computers that run the Windows Operating System have a default recovery program that can also be found by performing a search.

A boot screen that can be used to access options to restore your computer can be reached by rebooting your computer and pressing the F8 key once the manufacture screen is displayed.

How to protect your computer against future threats

The key to staying protected against future infections is to take advantage of reputable Antivirus software and Antimalware software with real-time protection.

Security software like Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium and Vipre Antivirus have real-time features that can block malicious files before they spread across your computer. These programs bundled together can establish a wall between your computer and cyber criminals.

Sean Doyle

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Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Internet Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.