Homepage.com.tr is a browser add-on that malware experts categorize as a potentially unwanted program (PUP).
How Does Homepage.com.tr Work?
Although Homepage.com.tr is a browser add-on and not a virus, experts consider it a PUP and a browser hijacker.
Homepage.com.tr is compatible with the most commonly used browsers – Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Once it enters your system, it will alter your default browser and home page regardless of whether you agree to it or not. It will also install several “helper objects” applications that will stop you from changing your browser settings to the way they were before.
Next, it will start displaying annoying pop-up advertisements which would likely slow down your browser and disturb your browsing routine. What’s worse is that clicking on these ads may expose your system to outer threats. These ads are linked to websites with questionable content and may contain other PUPs or even viruses.
In addition, Homepage.com.tr is known for monitoring and recording your browsing activities, in order to see what your searches and most visited websites are. This information is then shared with advertising agencies that customize the pop-up ads in accordance with your browsing habits.
Homepage.com.tr could also collect personal data such as your email address, IP address, user login, etc. without your consent – again.
How Does Homepage.com.tr Enter Your PC?
Homepage.com.tr installs together with other free programs from the Web, via bundling.
Some of the most popular websites for downloading freeware, such as download.com, softonic.com, and soft32.com, often promote browser add-ons in order to monetize the free programs they offer. That is why when installing a free program from the Web, you must pay close attention to the downloading process, or else you risk ending up with additional PUPs on your PC. These PUPs may have the capacity to collect your personal data, destroy your system or serve as a backdoor for other threats.
During the installation process, you shall not accept the “recommended” installation settings. Instead, it’s best to disallow all options you don’t know anything about and choose the custom settings. This way you secure yourself from downloading unwanted programs and applications.
Should You Remove Homepage.com.tr from Your PC?
Needless to say, malware experts do not recommend using Homepage.com.tr as your default browser. It may not only annoy you with pop-ups and track your browsing habits, but it is capable of manipulating your search results. Thus, search results by Homepage.com.tr may redirect you to potentially infected websites.
In short, you have no benefit of downloading or keeping Homepage.com.tr as your default browser.
In case you already have it, however, it’s best to remove it.
Follow the manual instructions below on how to remove it or simply download our anti-malware tool to do it for you.
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