Program:Win32/Hadsruda!bit is a type of potentially unwanted program that may install other threats when run into the computer. This is a name given by Microsoft Security Software to identify computer threat that is linked to adware or PUP. Unwanted programs are software that intends to implicate changes on the computer or browser without asking for user’s approval. In this case, Program:Win32/Hadsruda!bit may install other adware, toolbars, browser redirect, and hijack the home page of affected browser.

Threat behavior


Program:Win32/Hadsruda!bit files and codes can be acquired by user from ranges of sources. Malicious links, spam email messages, or Peer-to-peer connection can lead to the infection. It may also be dropped onto your computer by threats like Trojans, viruses, or malware.

How does this malware operate?

When Program:Win32/Hadsruda!bit is present on the computer, it will make various changes. In particular, potentially unwanted programs are targeting Internet browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Changes will be carried out by Program:Win32/Hadsruda!bit by adding add-on, extension, or plug-in. This may result to the integration of toolbar or unknown search engine.


Aside from mentioned changes on the computer, Program:Win32/Hadsruda!bit also installs files and folders. It can also make registry changes to load itself during Windows start-up.

How to remove Program:Win32/Hadsruda!bit?

To totally remove Program:Win32/Hadsruda!bit from the computer and get rid of relevant viruses and trojans, please execute the procedures as stated on this page. Make sure that you have completely scanned the system with the suggested malware removal tools and virus scanners.

Step 1 : Scan the PC with Combo Cleaner for Windows

Combo Cleaner is a trusted computer security and optimization tool equipped with a powerful virus and malware detection engine. This program can get rid of computer virus like Program:Win32/Hadsruda!bit through this procedure.

1. Download the application from the following page:

2. Save the file to your preferred location.

3. Double-click the downloaded file CCSetup.exe and install with the default settings.

4. At the end of the setup process, click Finish to run Combo Cleaner.

5. The tool will update the database file; please wait for this process to complete.

6. To begin checking for threats like Program:Win32/Hadsruda!bit, click on the Start Scan button. Wait for this scan to finish.

Screenshot of Combo Cleaner PC

7. At the end of the scan process, click on Remove all threats to delete Program:Win32/Hadsruda!bit malware, including all malicious objects from the computer.

To fully optimize the features of antivirus and privacy scanners, users may have to upgrade to the premium version.

Please continue with the succeeding removal procedures if you are comfortable manually getting rid of the computer virus and malicious items linked to it.

Step 2 : Start Windows in Safe Mode With Networking

The method of running Windows in Safe Mode before running a virus scan is effective in getting rid of Program:Win32/Hadsruda!bit. This process can prevent most viruses and malware from loading, making it easier to detect and remove them.

1. On the Windows Search bar, please type msconfig.

Screenshot of Win 11 Search

2. Select and open System Configutation on the list of found results.

3. Once you are in the System Configuration window, go to the Boot tab.

Screenshot of Msconfig Win 11

4. Under the Boot Options area, please check Safe Boot so that it starts in Safe Mode after restarting.

5. Next, select Network. This will allow Windows to boot in Safe Mode with Networking.

6. Lastly, click on Apply and OK to save the changes.

7. Please restart Windows.

Do not forget to restore the normal boot process of Windows after running the virus scan. Simply repeat the method above, and this time, uncheck the Safe Boot option to run Windows normally.

Step 3 : Run Sophos Home Virus Scanner

To remove Program:Win32/Hadsruda!bit automatically, scanning the computer with this powerful virus and malware removal tool is recommended. This scanner does not just uncover known threats like viruses or malware; it is also effective in discovering harmful files associated to Program:Win32/Hadsruda!bit.

1. Please click on the link below to download the program.

2. After downloading, locate the file SophosInstall.exe in the Downloads folder.

3. Install by double-clicking on the file.

4. If it prompts "Do you want to allow this app to make changes on your device?" please click Yes.

5. Next, it will display the Terms and Conditions page. Click the Install button to begin.

Screenshot of Terms by Sophos Home

6. Run the installation with the default settings. Please note that an internet connection is required in order to download important updates.

7. After finishing the installation, you must login to the dashboard. If you already have a Sophos account, please login. Otherwise, please enter your details and click on the Create Account button.

8. Once you are in the Sophos Home console, click the Scan button to start checking the computer for Program:Win32/Hadsruda!bit components.

Screenshot of Sophos Home

9. Scanning may take a while; please wait for this process to finish.

10. After scanning the computer, Sophos Home will start cleaning or deleting files infected with Program:Win32/Hadsruda!bit.

11. You may now close Sophos Home. The computer is now free from Program:Win32/Hadsruda!bit, as well as associated malware and viruses.

After executing the above instructions, Program:Win32/Hadsruda!bit should have been completely removed from the computer. If there are still signs of infection or the computer is displaying unusual behaviors, please continue with the remaining procedures.

Another alternative for Windows 10/11 users is to scan the computer with Microsoft Defender Offline. This will run a virus scan in the recovery environment.

Step 4 : Double Check with Windows Security Apps

Microsoft Windows has a built-in security application that you can use to double-check if your computer is still infected with Program:Win32/Hadsruda!bit. For Windows 10/11 users, please run Windows Security.

Windows 10 / 11 Instructions:

Windows Security is a free tool that was built to help you remove Program:Win32/Hadsruda!bit, viruses, and other malicious items from Windows 10/11 systems. Follow these procedures to scan your computer with the tool:

1. Tap or click the Search charm and search for Windows Security

2. Click Open to run the program.

Screenshot of Win 11 Search

3. On the Dashboard, click Virus and threat protection from the sidebar.

Screenshot of Win 11 Virus Protection

4. On the right panel, click on Scan Options to see different levels of checking the computer.

5. Next, please select Full Scan button.

Screenshot of Full Scan Win 11

6. Lastly, click on the Scan now button to start scanning for the presence of Program:Win32/Hadsruda!bit. The process may take a while to complete.

7. After the scan, Delete/Quarantine identified threats, whether they were relevant to Program:Win32/Hadsruda!bit or not. You may now restart Windows to complete the virus removal process.

For Windows 8.1 and Windows 7, you can scan the computer for free with the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT 64-Bit). It is a stand-alone virus scanner tool that targets prevalent malware groups.

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16 thoughts on “Program:Win32/Hadsruda!bit”

  1. I don’t know why they would want my files, I don’t have a business or money, I am disabled and this is my only connection to the outside world. God Bless them, I hope they have a change of heart and remove the Trojan from my computer, and replace with clean files. I don’t have money to remove it myself.

  2. Defender does not remove Hadsruda!bit malware file. Defender locks at 75% complete and locks screen.

  3. I agree. Defender just locks at 75% complete and locks the screen. Isn’t this something that Microsoft should be addressing?

  4. I have tried to remove Hadsruda bit by both ‘Quarantine” and ‘Remove’ options of Defender but it fails to remove it.

  5. I found the solution now. Just find Tencent directory from Program Files, click on 10.10…. directory and find Uninstall Program.
    Just uninstall it.

  6. I stopped the real-time protection of Defender. Removed the virus and it did not come back.
    Defender kept “hanging” on this virus before I stopped the real-time protection!
    I used Malwarebytes and Advanced Systemcare also to clean the lot.
    Let me know.

  7. Defender is *not* hanging at 75%, my PC!

    When you select ‘Full scan’, it first does the ‘Quick scan’ of system areas (you know, the Windows and Programs folders, recursively). Mine takes approximately 20 minutes, YMMV.

    When that is done, it estimates that your scan is 75% complete…and then it goes on to scan *all* the rest of your storage devices, *literally* bit by bit. Depending on the size and complexity of your storage, this can take several hours of apparent inactivity.

    My main desktop has four 1TB HDDs and a 1TB SSD. When doing a full scan, I wait until I’m working an evening shift and start the scan as I’m leaving the house. I come home from work 10 hours later — not touching the computer! — get a good night’s sleep, wake up the next morning, get a cup of coffee and *only then* check the scan’s progress.

    Sometimes it’s still running!

    But it will eventually finish. How can you tell if it *has* actually hung up? Windows will tell you! You’ll get a message box saying, ‘This program has unexpectedly stopped working’ or something similar.

    Gosh, I really hope this helps you all understand how PCs work. Good luck and happy computing!

  8. I have tried to remove Hadsruda!bit even to point pulling out the plug at main. I’ve had it running full scan 12hrs yet still on this report as I speak trying to find solution today 22 March 2016 on windows vista. Any update and suggestions?


  9. Windows Defender (on windows 10) does not remove this virus. Another solution is necessary. For me, neither does the Avira rescue system booth CD, the virus immediately reinstates its-self. Any further advice?

  10. Mine is completely messed, it has a blue screen and locks me from doing anything. I’ve ran CD cleaners and it didn’t work. Help.

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