What is www-homepage.com?
If you find www-homepage.com as your home page when you launch your browser, it is possible that your computer has been infected with a browser hijacker. This hijacker seems to be most popular in Belgium, but that does not mean you cannot get infected with it anywhere else in the world, mostly because it may be distributed in freeware bundles that are most commonly hosted on freeware and torrent websites. These sites can normally be accessed from all over the world. The moment your browsers get hijacked is, in fact, a breach of your privacy since browser settings get changed without your permission. Why would you keep a tool on your computer that does not respect your will or privacy? What else can such a hijacker do? Removing www-homepage.com from your computer is the only way to avoid the exposure to potentially unsafe third-party content this hijacker might present to you. Please read on to find out more about this infection to understand the risks you might be up against.
Where does www-homepage.com come from?
If you are surprised to have this browser hijacker on your system, it is possible that it came in a free software bundle. That is the distribution method normally used to spread malware infections. You can be sure that if one malware program is in a bundle, it has companions. These infections rarely travel alone. That is why it is possible that you are facing several system security issues right now. The mistake a lot of users make is that they go for the quick installation option without carefully reading the pages of the installation wizard. That is how they usually overlook the checkboxes, which they could simply untick and thus stop useless and unwanted tools and programs from entering their computers. But do not worry; there is still a chance to save the day. First, you need to delete www-homepage.com from your browsers, and then you need to run a system scan. You can use a reliable free online malware scanner to do that for you.
What does www-homepage.com do?
Once this browser hijacker sneaks onto your computer and gets installed, it makes arbitrary modifications to your browser settings, including the home page and default search engine, both of which will be set to www-homepage.com. Since this hijacker affects all major browsers, you cannot escape its search page. The problem with this website is that it displays a couple of third-party ads that might be potentially unreliable. When you use the search tool, you will be redirected to a customized Google search results page. This hijacker might be capable of modifying those results and inserting third-party ads and sponsored links. Clicking on a possibly compromised link might take you to unsafe websites that are run by schemers. Being scammed is what you want to avoid at all costs; believe us when we say so. That is why you should remove www-homepage.com as soon as possible.
How do I remove www-homepage.com?
In order to get rid of this browser hijacker, you need to reset your major browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome. By resetting them, you will undo all the arbitrary changes this hijacker made. But, since it is quite possible that www-homepage.com did not infiltrate your computer all alone, it is important that you scan your system for other threats, too. If there is any other infection present, you should not hesitate to download and install a reputable malware removal tool. There are malware programs that are not so easy to remove even for experts. Why would you risk doing irreparable damage by trying to hunt down infections manually, when automated security tools can take care of all your issues with a single click of a button?
Remove www-homepage.com from browsers
- Tap Alt+H and go to Troubleshooting Information.
- Click Refresh Firefox and press Refresh Firefox again in the pop-up.
- Press Finish.
- Tap Alt+F and select Settings.
- Click Show advanced settings at the bottom of the page.
- Scroll down and press Reset settings.
- Press Reset in the confirmation window.
- Press Alt+T and select Internet Options.
- Click the Advanced tab and press Reset.
- Tick Delete personal settings and press Reset.
- Press Close.
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