Login Help is a potentially unwanted program (PUP), in particular, a browser hijacker. When on a computer, it will attach itself to your browser, change its homepage, the new tab page, the search engine and add a toolbar and a browser extension. The hijacker uses home.login-help(.)net as its domain. You may be shown ads and sponsored search results redirecting to websites with potentially malicious content.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||The homepage of your browser will be changed and you can be shown sponsored sites from search results.|
|Symptoms||Sets a custom browser homepage, search engine, new tab page and adds both a toolbar and a browser extension.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installers, Bundling|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by Home.login-help(.)net|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss home.login-help(.)net.|
Home.login-help(.)net – How Did I Get It?
The Login Help browser hijacker is normally spread across the Web via third-party installers. You can get it on your PC without even knowing, that the hijacker hides in freeware installations and bundled packages. In such packages, additional components for installation are not always disclosed, and you can get deceived into installing PUPs like Login Help. Sometimes this can be avoided if you check the Advanced or Custom setting in an installation setup to see what you ar installing.
Another possible way you can get Login Help altering your browser settings is if you manually go to its official site – home.login-help(.)net. Usually, a related browser extension may be lurking inside suspicious sites you visit or on different ads and pop-ups you may have clicked. All browsers can be affected, especially the most popular ones, like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari.
Home.login-help(.)net – More Information
Login Help is a browser hijacker. It is developed by SaferBrowser, like many other PUPs they have created, such as EasySportsAccess and My Speed Test XP. After installed on your computer, this hijacker changes the browser’s homepage, the new tab page, and the search engine. It may also install a browser toolbar or an extension. Its official domain to which you can be redirected from the browser modifications is: Home.login-help(.)net.
After your browsers are hijacked, whenever you do a search, the results will use the Login Help search engine. When you are doing a search or using the new tab page, sponsored and sometimes even misleading results may be shown. You may also see advertisements like pop-ups and banners being displayed. Sites, to which you may be redirected, can make revenue on a pay-per-click basis. The sites may also contain malware. In some cases you may be redirected to a custom Yahoo search:
- personally identifyable information
- your name
- your email address
- your country of origin
- your shipping address
- your search activity
- search queries
- IP address
- browser information
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Remove Home.login-help(.)net Completely
To remove Login Help manually from your system, follow the step-by-step removal instructions given below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of this browser hijacker and its modifications completely, you should search and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware program. Installing such a program will also keep your system safe in the future.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall Home.login-help(.)net in Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 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 get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Home.login-help(.)net.
Step 2: Remove Home.login-help(.)net from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select Home.login-help(.)net and click “Remove”
After Home.login-help(.)net is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
Select Home.login-help(.)net to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.
After Home.login-help(.)net has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.
From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
In the new window select ‘Extensions’
Click once on Home.login-help(.)net
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Home.login-help(.)net. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Home.login-help(.)net will be removed.