Be careful! Full path on computer: %COMMON APPDATA%\APPXEETOUQ\HOTCORE.DLL
HOTCORE.DLL is a pretty popular virus.
You can get it on your computer while downloading it bundled with some free software.
Sadly, most free downloads do not disclose that other programs will be installed, so you are more likely to get HOTCORE.DLL on your PC without your own knowledge.
After being downloaded, HOTCORE.DLL hijacks your browser and changes search settings.
HOTCORE.DLL also causes an appearance of popup ads and browser redirecting.
HOTCORE.DLL is very annoying and hard to get rid of.
Make a full backup of your PC before starting.
Follow the next steps to make your system clean again:
Removal guide for HOTCORE.DLL:
- Uninstall HOTCORE.DLL using Windows uninstallation applet (use Add/Remove Programs or Uninstall Program or Apps & features).
- Open Task Manager and terminatel "HOTCORE.DLL" processes.
- Use Windows search to find and remove "HOTCORE.DLL" files and folders.
- Run services.msc and disable a "HOTCORE.DLL" Windows service.
- Execute taskschd.msc to get rid of "HOTCORE.DLL" scheduled tasks.
- Open regedit.exe and delete HOTCORE.DLL registry keys and values.
- Inspect the properties of your desktop and Start menu shortcuts for HOTCORE.DLL presence and "http://" links.
- Open your browser and disable HOTCORE.DLL plugins. Disable all unknown plugins. Reset the browser settings.
- Clean your Recycle bin and temporary files.
- Restart your computer and check results.
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