I wrote this article to help you remove Searches.safehomepage.com. This Searches.safehomepage.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Searches.safehomepage.com is a nasty browser hijacker. Actually, the hijacker uses the page to as a front to lurk behind. It is its way of informing you of its presence. However, you should take the site`s appearance as a warning. Seeing it taking over your browsers is a clear sign that your computer is not parasite-free anymore. On the contrary. You have a browser hijacker on board and you must take immediate actions against it. This pest is not something you would want to deal with. Especially if it gets out of control, which it eventually will. Every infection does at some point. So, take experts` advice and remove the intruder before it is too late. Trust us when we say that it has nothing helpful to offer you. On the other hand, it will cause you a ton of problems. Act now. Don’t procrastinate. The more time the hijacker spends on board, the worse your situation gets. Get rid of the pest now.
Immediately after entering your computer, the hijacker starts making changes in your browser settings. For instance, your previous search engine and homepage suddenly disappear and the Searches.safehomepage.com page settles in their places. Once this happens, keep in mind that surfing the web is no longer safe. You start seeing the Searches.safehomepage.com site all the time. And since it is now your new search engine, you are forced to use it whenever you want to type a search. The problem is that you won`t be shown safe and accurate search results. Nothing generated by this hijacker can be trusted. Nothing. It mostly displays sponsored links which are far from reliable. In fact, if you click on the wrong one you may automatically download more infection on your already infected machine. And this is not all. Aside from that you are constantly redirected to numerous shady pages and bombarded with tons of questionable ads. Needless to say, those cannot be trusted either.
Do you see how the parasite effectively ruins your previously normal online activities? You are being interrupted all the time and you are always a single click away from malware. At some point, you may even reach the conclusion that using your machine, in general, is not safe. And you are right. As long as the hijacker remains in control, browsing the Web is more that risky. It is also very difficult and your computer underperforms as well. It takes forever to load a page. It lags all the time. It crashes and reboots for no apparent reason. You may even lose your previously stable internet connection. But there is more.
This hijacker is also able to spy on you and monitor every online move you make. It collects all the valuable information that it can. We are taking browsing-related data, email addresses, IPs, usernames, passwords. It may ever try to steal your personally identifiable and financial credentials. What do you think it will do with them? It will send them to its crooks, of course, and they can use them as they see fit. This is unless you do something to stop it. Procrastinating won`t solve your problems. It will only make things worse. So, don’t wait anymore but use our removal guide at the end of this article to get rid of this pest for good. The sooner it is gone, the better.
How to protect yourself in the future? Well, in order to for you to be able to keep your PC infection-free, you need to know how hijackers get distributed. Usually, this type of pests rely on tricks like spam email messages, corrupted links, freeware bundles, third-party ads, fake program updated, unverified download courses, etc. Practically, any of these tactics would do IF you provide something yourself. Your carelessness. This is what all infections pray for the most.
By carelessness we mean not paying attention to what you click on, giving your permission without knowing what you are giving it to, clicking on every link/ad that comes your way, rushing installation processes, opening shady emails from unknown senders, etc. All of this is carelessness and it leads to infection. If you want to prevent an intruder from entering you have to be extra vigilant. The web is full of pests waiting for you to make the wrong move. Don`t make crooks` job easier by being negligent. Do the opposite. Pay attention to the details and keep your PC clean.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Searches.safehomepage.com from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Searches.safehomepage.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.