Wallpaper by MyWay is a browser extension developed by Mindspark Inc. It provides high-quality graphic images for free. It is created to customize your homepage background and new tab pages with high-quality graphic images. However, it is yet another browser hijacker that tries to earn money from affiliate marketing.
|Name||Wallpaper by MyWay and home.wallpaper.myway(dot)com|
|Short Description||The page may look like a regular search engine with links to well-known pages.|
|Symptoms||The user may have the website set as his homepage without his approval.|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss about Wallpaper by MyWay.|
Distribution Methods of Wallpaper by MyWay
The application is available on its official website wallpaper.myway.com, at Chrome Web Store and most of the times bundled with other freeware. Bundling is common distribution method that consists of group of software packages that are sold together.
Some users may have installed it from its official website wallpaper.myway.com.
Our research shows that its performance differs on the different web browsers.
If you are using Google Chrome web browser, you could download Wallpaper by MyWay either from its official site or Google Chrome Web Store. When you add the Wallpaper by MyWay browser extension, it automatically changes your homepage to home.wallpaper.myway.com background wallpaper and changes your search engine to search.myway.com. When the user opens a new tab in the browser, it is also replaced with home.wallpaper.myway.com.
If you are using Mozilla Firefox the only way to intentional install, it is visiting its website. It is not provided at Mozilla Firefox Add-ons. Once landed on its website the user will be provided with the option to change the default homepage, and, therefore, the search engine. New tabs remain the same.
However, it is possible to notice Wallpaper by MyWay browser hijacker on the web browsers even if you do not intentionally install it. The app may have been installed on the PC as a component of another freeware. The result may be hijacked homepage and hijacked new tabs. The installation process of this browser hijacker is most of the times undetected and unintentional. Silent installations of potentially unwanted programs like Wallpaper by MyWay may be avoided when the installation process is reviewed thoroughly.
That means the user should select Advanced or Custom option when installing programs. Thus, enables displaying all marked boxes by default. All options that are marked and seem to be suspicious or unwanted should be unmarked before going on a full install. It is recommended because third-party apps are usually promoted via free software installers.
It is not a danger app, but much of your non-personal information is collected once you have it. It is advisable to remove it using our manual below and perform a system scan with advanced AV scanner for other malicious or unwanted files.
Description of Wallpaper by MyWay and wallpaper.myway.com
Once the user has installed the app, there are provided 3 steps to personalize the page. The first step allows the user to select wallpaper by category. If provided wallpapers don’t appeal to the user, there is an option for uploading himself. Next step is setting Local Weather that usefully predicts your current location. The last step is set up e-mail. It is not advisable to give such information in order to keep your browsing and your PC safe. Don’t forget that this app is classified as a browser hijacker and may try to earn some money promoting its affiliates.
Remove completely Wallpaper by MyWay and home.wallpaper.myway.com
You can manually completely remove Wallpaper by MyWay and home.wallpaper.myway.com following the step-by-step guide we provided below. Another possible way is using an advanced malware removal tool. In case you want to keep your PC safe and detect all security issues on it use a professional AV scanner..
- Guide 1: How to Remove Wallpaper by MyWay and home.wallpaper.myway(dot)com from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Wallpaper by MyWay and home.wallpaper.myway(dot)com from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Wallpaper by MyWay and home.wallpaper.myway(dot)com from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Wallpaper by MyWay and home.wallpaper.myway(dot)com from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Wallpaper by MyWay and home.wallpaper.myway(dot)com from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Wallpaper by MyWay and home.wallpaper.myway(dot)com from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Wallpaper by MyWay and home.wallpaper.myway(dot)com from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Wallpaper by MyWay and home.wallpaper.myway(dot)com from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Wallpaper by MyWay and home.wallpaper.myway(dot)com
Step 2: Uninstall Wallpaper by MyWay and home.wallpaper.myway(dot)com 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 Wallpaper by MyWay and home.wallpaper.myway(dot)com 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 Wallpaper by MyWay and home.wallpaper.myway(dot)com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Wallpaper by MyWay and home.wallpaper.myway(dot)com from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Wallpaper by MyWay and home.wallpaper.myway(dot)com 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 Wallpaper by MyWay and home.wallpaper.myway(dot)com 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 Wallpaper by MyWay and home.wallpaper.myway(dot)com 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 Wallpaper by MyWay and home.wallpaper.myway(dot)com 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 Wallpaper by MyWay and home.wallpaper.myway(dot)com 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 Wallpaper by MyWay and home.wallpaper.myway(dot)com 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 Wallpaper by MyWay and home.wallpaper.myway(dot)com will be removed.
Eliminate Wallpaper by MyWay and home.wallpaper.myway(dot)com 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.