Steps To Uninstall The Book Hub From Windows Computers

The Book Hub : Threat’s Description

Name The Book Hub
Type Adware
Risk Impact Low
Description The Book Hub is able to make changes in your default browser settings and replace the pre-set search provider with its associated dubious one.
Possible Symptoms Performance degradation of system, annoying ads, other malware attacks, cyber theft, etc.
Detection / Removal Tool Download The Book Hub Scanner to confirm the attack of The Book Hub virus.

The Book Hub : A PUP That Might Alter Browsers' Settings

 

The Book Hub is yet another potentially unwanted program which is associated with a shady search engine identified as 'search.hthebookhub.co'. This dubious browser extension is created by Polarity Technologies which spreads in program bundles. It offers to enhance the web browsing experience of book lovers, but the research report shows only opposite results. The Book Hub adware is capable of changing the popular web browser's settings, including Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari.

The Book Hub

What The Book Hub Extension Does on Infected PCs?

  • Changes the default homepage address and search engine with search.hthebookhub.co.
  • It can also replace the built-in search box without asking user's permission.
  • The Book Hub may install various unknown toolbars on extensions in system's background.
  • Allows the installation of tracking cookies to gather some data from infected PCs.

After it invades your system, you won't be able to revert back any of these modifications performed by this adware. As result, you may deal with shady browser redirect tendencies and annoying adverts. Always keep in mind that questionable activities of The Book Hub adware like data tracking might also put your online privacy at high-risk. The Privacy Policy of this program tells that its associated search provider might record non-personally identifiable data from the infected systems.

Types of Data Gathered by The Book Hub Adware

  • Browsing history
  • Geographic location
  • The name of ISP
  • Search queries
  • IP address
  • Type of installed browser and OS
  • Technical details about programs, etc.

What are the main objectives of The Book Hub?

Additionally, the threat might share or sell collected information with unknown third parties and advertising networks. So, the installation of The Book Hub extension might result in a huge amount of suspicious adverts. The main objective of this adware is to control your browsing sessions and search activities. Nevertheless, its related search engine delivers Yahoo results, but it does not prevent the cyber crooks to trigger unwanted browser redirects to phishing third party web pages when you click on the link or ads on its search result page. Such activity is completely irritating, but it might also force you to visit scam, phishing or even infected domains. Hence, these browser redirects should not be tolerated. The one and only way to stop them is to remove The Book Hub extension and delete search.hthebookhub.co hijacker from the affected browser and PC as soon as possible.

Click to Free Scan for The Book Hub on PC

 

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How to Uninstall The Book Hub from Compromised System

Step:1 First of all, Reboot your PC in Safe Mode to make it safe from The Book Hub

(this Guide illustrates how to restart Windows in Safe Mode in all versions.)

Step:2 Now you need to View all Hidden Files and Folders that exist on different drives

Step:3 Uninstall The Book Hub from Control Panel

  • Press Start Key + R together and Type appwiz.cpl
  • appwiz

  • Now Press on OK
  • This will Open the Control Panel. Now look for The Book Hub or any other Suspicious program
  • once found, Uninstall The Book Hub ASAP
  • Step:4 How to Remove The Book Hub from Startup Items

  • To Go to Startup Area, Click on Start Key + R
  • Type msconfig in the search area and click on Enter. A window will pop-out
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  • In the Startup area, look for any suspicious The Book Hub entries or that are from Unknown Manufacturers
  • (This is an important step and users are advised to monitor all items carefully over here before proceeding further.)
  • Step:5 How to Remove The Book Hub from Localhost Files

  • Click on Start Key + R in Combination. Copy and Paste to Open hosts File
  • notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts
  • Soon, you will get a list of suspicious IP’s in the bottom of the screen
  • hosts_opt-1

  • this is quite helpful in knowing if your browser has been hacked
  • Steps 6: How to Remove The Book Hub and Block Pop-ups on Browsers

    How to Remove The Book Hub from IE

    Open IE and Click on Tools. Now Select Manage add-ons
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    In the pane, under Toolbars and Extensions, Choose the The Book Hub extensions which is to be deleted

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  • Now Click on Remove or Disable Option.
  • Press Tool button and Select Internet Option
  • Internet-options

  • This will lead you to the Tab, now Select Privacy Tab, Turn on Pop-up blocker by clicking on it.
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    How to Uninstall The Book Hub from Google Chrome

  • Google Chrome is to be Opened
  • Now Click on menu present at the top right corner
  • Choose Tools >> Extensions
  • Select The Book Hub related Extensions and now Click on Trash icon to remove The Book Hub
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  • Under Advanced Settings Option, Enable Do not allow any Site to Show pop-ups. Click on Ok to apply it.
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    How to Block The Book Hub on Mozilla FF

  • Select and Open Mozilla FF, Select The Book Hub or other Add-ons by clicking on Menu button
  • Mozilla Addon 1

  • In the Add-ons Manager, Select the extension related to The Book Hub.
  • Mozilla Addon 2

  • Now Click on Remove to delete The Book Hub permanently
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  • Also Select and Check mark “Block Pop-up Windows” under po-ups in the Content Tab
  • How to Get Rid of The Book Hub on Edge on Win 10

  • First of all Open MS Edge and Click on “More actions(…)” link
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  • Now Select and Click on Settings In Menu under “More Actions”
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  • Under Settings, screen click on View Advanced Settings button
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  • In Advanced Settings, turn on Block pop-ups by toggling button to ON
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    Following the above Manual Steps will be effective in blocking The Book Hub. However, if you are unable to accomplish these steps, click the button given below to scan your PC

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    Don’t forget to given your feedback or submit any question if you have any doubt regarding The Book Hub or its removal process

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