How to remove HPREYOS virus? Read "HPREYOS Removal Manual"

I will tell you in this post how to fix the issue manually and how to clean it automatically using a special powerful removal tool. You can download the removal program for free here:

Be careful! Full path on computer: %APPDATA%\HPREYOS\REYOSSTARTER3.EXE

HPREYOS is classified as Win32:PUP-gen (potentially unwanted program).
What is PUP?
PUP is crapware. HPREYOS have several types of unwanted behaviour:

  1. Displaying popup ads.
  2. Hijacking your browser.
  3. Infecting your desktop shortcuts, etc.
  4. Inserting ads to the web pages.

HPREYOS can redirect your browser search, collect your personal information and sell it for advertising.
HPREYOS is usually hard in removing. Some people could not find uninstall program for HPREYOS in the Control Panel.
Sometimes HPREYOS uninstaller does not work.

How HPREYOS got on my computer?

Usually you got HPREYOS with as part of a bundle with another tool you downloaded from the Internet. Since HPREYOS manufacturer pays software developers for distributing HPREYOS within their applications, HPREYOS is often included as part of the installer.
Usually, you have not only one HPREYOS problem, but a bunch of similar WIN32:PUPs.

How to remove HPREYOS?

Step-by-step Guide for manual removal of HPREYOS:

  1. Uninstall HPREYOS using Windows uninstallation applet (use Add/Remove Programs or Uninstall Program or Apps & features).
  2. Open Task Manager and terminatel "HPREYOS" processes.
  3. Use Windows search to find and remove "HPREYOS" files and folders.
  4. Run services.msc and disable a "HPREYOS" Windows service.
  5. Execute taskschd.msc to get rid of "HPREYOS" scheduled tasks.
  6. Open regedit.exe and delete HPREYOS registry keys and values.
  7. Inspect the properties of your desktop and Start menu shortcutsfor HPREYOS presence and "http://" links.
  8. Open your browser and disable HPREYOS plugins. Disable all unknown plugins. Reset the browser settings.
  9. Clean your Recycle bin and temporary files.
  10. Restart your computer and check results.


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  • wadih fayad

    hi, hpreyos is not a simple adware, it’s a real virus too much present into indonesian sites especially in downloading files such as many kind of DFX downloading files, it ersed programs, shortcuts, parts : notepad, facebook aracade gaming, internet explorer, …, you can erase it by deleting his downloader file, then by uninstalling all the programs coming with, then run kaspersky, it will do the rest, all you have to do then is to repair the damaged files