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 malware|
|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
Here is a picture showing the full statement:
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.
Step 3: Remove Home.login-help.net automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Home.login-help.net from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Home.login-help.net from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Home.login-help.net from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Home.login-help.net from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Home.login-help.net from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Home.login-help.net from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Home.login-help.net from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Home.login-help.net from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Home.login-help.net
Step 2: Uninstall Home.login-help.net 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 Home.login-help.net 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 Home.login-help.net there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Home.login-help.net from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Home.login-help.net 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 Home.login-help.net 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 Home.login-help.net 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 Home.login-help.net 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 Home.login-help.net 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 Home.login-help.net 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 Home.login-help.net will be removed.
Eliminate Home.login-help.net 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.