What is Wallpaper by MyWay?
Wallpaper by MyWay is a useless application that potentially and indirectly might cause virtual security issues for your computer; therefore, our research team at Anti-Spyware-101.com has categorized it as a potentially unwanted program, a PUP. This browser extension comes from the notorious bad toolbar “manufacturer” Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. We know their products all too well to confidently say that if you have this PUP on-board, it might start acting unreliably. What’s more, it is possible that this is not the only threat you should worry about. As a matter of fact, PUPs are usually not dangerous infections. But that does not mean it is a good idea to keep them on your system. We advise you to remove Wallpaper by MyWay in order to avoid more serious malware attacks and the exposure to unsafe web content.
Where does Wallpaper by MyWay come from?
You can directly install this PUP through its web page wallpaper.myway.com. However, it is hard to believe that too many computer users find it or end up on it at all. It is much more likely that they get infected via freeware bundles or by clicking on pop-up ads displayed by adware programs. The bundles this PUP uses for travelling may be filled with malware infections though. That is real bad news and should not be taken lightly. You need to understand the risk of downloading freeware from unreliable and suspicious websites because that is exactly how most people allow these infections onto their precious machines. Yet, they believe these threats infiltrated their operating systems in some mysterious way. As a matter of fact, most infections are actually initiated by the users themselves. Is this a shocker? So please remember next time when you want to download free software to do it from a reputable source.
It is also important to do a web search on the software you want to install because you may be able to find out crucial information that can stop you from infecting your computer with useless and potentially harmful applications. However, if it is too late for prevention this time, you are better off removing Wallpaper by MyWay and every other threat you can find on-board; the sooner, the better.
How does Wallpaper by MyWay work?
Once you install this PUP, it sets home.wallpaper.myway.com as your new home page in your browsers. It may also set it as your new tab page and default search engine as well. In fact, this is a modified Google page that includes a few easy-access links to popular websites, such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, and, of course, you also have an unreliable search tool. We suggest that you do not use this to search the web. The reason is simple: You cannot trust the search results as they may be modified by this PUP to hide third-party ads and links among the normal Google search results.
Clicking on third-party ads and links is never safe. Unfortunately, you cannot be certain that once you click, where you might be redirected to. What if you land on a malicious website and get scammed by cyber criminals? How about unknowingly sharing your banking details with these people? Can you imagine the consequences of such a worst case scenario? Shall we go on how it can end for you? We believe though that you are most probably convinced already and know exactly why you should delete Wallpaper by MyWay. The only question left is the how.
How do I remove Wallpaper by MyWay?
Unlike most Mindspark products, this PUP has no uninstaller. Therefore, you cannot uninstall it via Control Panel. But do not worry because it is just as easy to eliminate Wallpaper by MyWay by resetting your browsers to default. Please follow our instructions below if you do not know how to do that.
Remove Wallpaper by MyWay from browsers
- Press Alt+H and choose Troubleshooting Information.
- Click Refresh Firefox.
- In the confirmation window, press Refresh Firefox.
- Press Finish.
- Press Alt+T and open Internet Options.
- Select the Advanced tab and click Reset.
- Mark the Delete personal settings checkbox.
- Press Reset and press Close.
- Press Alt+F and go to Settings.
- Scroll down and click Show advanced settings.
- Scroll down again and click Reset settings.
- Click Reset.
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