I wrote this article to help you remove Homepage-web.com. This Homepage-web.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
The Homepage-web.com is a browser hijacker, which can cause you some very irritating disturbance while surfing online. Homepage-web.com is known to be able to affect all three most popular web browsers – Internet Explorer, Mozilla, and Google Chrome, so no matter which of these you are using it can be hijacked. This browser hijacker will sneak into your system undetected but your will be able to see its presence very soon. It won`t stay hidden and will act up, making unauthorized changes to your browser settings.
For starters, it will put its own Homepage-web.com website as your default settings and time you try to change it back would be unsuccessful. The new homepage includes only a search box and standard buttons like Web, Images, etc. A strange thing is that you can see the logo of the Bing search engine as well. However, do not trust the Homepage-web.com to provide you with reliable search results. It won`t. The results will be compromised and cannot be trusted. They can put your privacy at risk and the best this you can do is to remove this hijacker from your PC as soon as possible.
Your browsers, after having been infected with Homepage-web.com, is no longer reliable and safe. Every time you use the search engine you will be presented with sponsored search results. Not the mention that you will constantly be bombarded with annoying pop-up ads which will appear on your screen no matter which website you visit. Beware, while reading this you might think that it is incredibly annoying, which it is, but it is also very dangerous. The sponsored results and the ads, if you happen to click on them, may redirect you to suspicious websites, laced with malware. If you are not careful you might end up with much more serious threat on your machine – like a devastating Trojan, for instance. Don’t voluntarily put your device at risk of such infections.
This nasty hijacker was not meant to be helpful to you in any way. It was created to make your computer vulnerable to malicious pests, which can cause you a great headache and are not something you would want to deal with. Don’t waste any time and don’t let the browser hijacker go that far. The minute you notice it take measures to get rid of it and regain control over your PC. Homepage-web.com may not be a ransomware or a Trojan, but with enough time spent on board, it can redirect you to a webpage, spreading them. You would be better off getting your previous default homepage back and having a normal safe browsing experience once again. The removal steps you need to remove the nasty hijacker you can find below. You may as well consider getting a reliable anti-malware software for your own protection.
You may also wonder how this browser hijacker landed on your PC. Usually, hijackers travel in bundles with other programs. If you think very carefully you may remember installing some application before the appearance of Homepage-web.com. If you didn’t download this app from a legitimate source there is a high chance the hijacker was bundled with it and you unwillingly gave it permission to access your system. Such apps usually ask you to allow them to make changes to your system. Read carefully everything you are asked to agree with. Take your time with the installation process, go through the Terms and Conditions. It may be time-consuming and a little annoying but it is way better to stop the threat before entering than to having to deal with it after. Your safety should always come first.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, 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.
Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker 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 Homepage-web.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.