What is safehomepage.com?
There is a wide variety of search engines nowadays. Computer users are not even able to distinguish those which are reliable and those which are not. Safehomepage.com is not the most useful search engine. In fact, it is categorized as a browser hijacker. It is known that browser hijackers might violate your privacy, which is why you should remove Safehomepage.com from your computer. This browser hijacker is compatible with some of the most popular browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. As it is compatible with the browsers which are used by millions of people, there is a possibility that it would infiltrate your computer as well.
How does Safehomepage.com work?
Once Safehomepage.com gets into your computer, it changes your homepage and default search engine to its own. Also, it might start showing you various advertisements every time you launch your browser. As it is very annoying and might even interrupt your browsing experience, you should definitely remove Safehomepage.com from your system. Besides, it might be true that this browser hijacker tracks you and collects information about your browsing habits. This information might be used for commercial purposes. Furthermore, there is one more reason why you should remove this browser hijacker. It is because it might lead you to infected websites if you click on advertisements. There is a possibility that your computer might be infected because Safehomepage.com is not responsible for the content of the third parties.
Even though this search engine claims to be able to search for images, videos, and news, its search results are rather unreliable because Safehomepage.com aims at leading you to sponsored websites. As you can see, it is a needless piece of software. It is also known that Safehomepage.com can get into your computer through bundled downloads. It means that if you download software from the internet, especially free software, and do not select custom installation, which would enable you to unmark all the additional components, there is always a risk of installing undesirable programs.
How to remove Safehomepage.com?
If you have already noticed that there is no use having Safehomepage.com on your computer, you should definitely remove it. For this reason, you can use the manual removal instructions which we have provided for you below. As there might be other malicious software residing in your computer, you should scan it with a reliable antimalware tool like SpyHunter. This tool will remove Safehomepage.com from your computer immediately and will make sure that your computer is safe 24/7.
- Open your browser.
- Press Alt+T and then select Internet Options.
- Click on the General tab and type in the homepage address then click OK.
- Press Alt+T to access Tools again and click Manage add-ons.
- In the menu on the left select Search Providers.
- Select a new search provider from the list and click Set as default
- Find the search engine which you want to delete and click Remove.
- Open the browser.
- Press Alt+T one after another and then click Options.
- In the General tab locate the Home Page box and type in the homepage URL.
- Click OK to save the changes.
- Find the icon of the search provider in the right-upper corner of the browser window.
- Select a new search engine from the list drop-down list and then go to Manage Search Engines.
- Choose the search engine which you want to delete and click Remove.
- Click Close to close the window.
- Open the Google Chrome.
- Press Alt+F to access the menu and click Settings.
- Select Manage search engines in the section Search.
- Select a new search engine from the list and click Make default.
- Locate the search provider which you want to remove and click X.
- Press Done to save the changes.
- Under Settings, find On startup section, mark Open a specific page or set of pages, and click on Set pages.
- Type in a new page or select from the list and click OK.
If you are not sure whether your PC is infected or not, you can download a free scanner for diagnostic purpose. Just click the button and the automatic download will start.
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