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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- Guide 1: How to Remove Homepage.com.tr from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Homepage.com.tr from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Homepage.com.tr from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Homepage.com.tr from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Homepage.com.tr from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Homepage.com.tr from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Homepage.com.tr from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Homepage.com.tr from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Homepage.com.tr
Step 2: Uninstall Homepage.com.tr and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Homepage.com.tr on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Homepage.com.tr there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Homepage.com.tr from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Homepage.com.tr and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Homepage.com.tr via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Homepage.com.tr from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Homepage.com.tr from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Homepage.com.tr from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Homepage.com.tr from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Homepage.com.tr will be removed.
Eliminate Homepage.com.tr from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.