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Should You Remove Homepage-web.com?

Homepage-web.com is a legitimate browser developed by Bontion Inc., which promises lovely features and easy search. It does, however, exhibit features typical to a browser hijacker, which is why experts recommend its removal.

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What Is Homepage-web.com?

Homepage-web.com is a search engine that claims to be fully customizable to fit any style or need. It also promises that “you get search results from trusted search providers, ensuring you reliably find the information you’re looking for in an instant,” according to its official website.

rp_adware-150x150.jpgOnce installed, Homepage-web.com will alter your default browser’s settings and will replace your home page. This is normal as many legitimate programs change these settings as well.

Although not malicious by nature, this search engine does exhibit some malicious traits. It may enter your system uninvited meaning it will change your browser default settings and home page without your consent. It will append “http://homepage-web.com/ “ to random shortcuts on your desktop without your permission as well.

Also, it may redirect you to unwanted and potentially corrupted websites that may infect your system with various threats.

How Does Homepage-web.com Enter Your PC?

Since Homepage-web.com is a legitimate search engine, it does have an official website and you can download it from it. However, as mentioned above, it may sometimes enter your system uninvited, i.e. via other free programs you download from the Web. This method is called “bundling” and is a popular way of distributing PUPs (potentially unwanted programs), browser hijackers, adware and malicious software via legitimate free programs.

If, for example, you install VPlay, you may end up with Homepage-web.com in your system, and your browser will be altered without your permission. Even if you uninstall VPlay, the browser hijacker will remain in your PC and your home page will not be restored.

Should You Remove Homepage-web.com?

If you have manually installed Homepage-web.com from its official website and find its features useful, you can surely continue to use it. However, if the browser hijacker has entered your PC uninvited or if it redirects you to unwanted websites, you should remove it. In any case, Homepage-web.com is not malicious by nature but it does act invasive at times and it may expose your system to various threats from the Web.

Our malware experts recommend you to remove Homepage-web.com despite its useful features. To do so, you may either follow the manual instructions below, or you can use a powerful anti-malware tool that will fully scan your system, detect the malicious components and remove them immediately and permanently from your system.

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1. Restore the settings in your browser

1. Remove Homepage-web.com from your browser

Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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Select Homepage-web.com and click “Remove

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After Homepage-web.com is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Homepage-web.com and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After Homepage-web.com is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select Homepage-web.com 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’.

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    After Homepage-web.com has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Homepage-web.com
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Homepage-web.com. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Homepage-web.com will be removed.

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    Boyana Peeva

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