Wallpaper by MyWay is deemed as a potentially unwanted program after security experts have noticed its capability to infiltrate computers silently and corrupt web browser’s settings abruptly. For now, it is mainly targeting Google Chrome users; however, there are no technical findings that would prove it’s incompatibility with IE and Mozilla Firefox. Therefore, if you find your browser changed to home.wallpaper.myway.com out of nowhere, you should take it seriously because it seems to be infiltrated.
Why does Wallpaper by MyWay seek to take over web browsers?
Wallpaper by MyWay is a tool that offers to “Add high-quality graphic images to your homepage background. For Free!” You may select more that 30 nature, animal, abstract, and other wallpapers. However, think twice before falling into the usage of this search. As already noted, it’s nothing else than just another PUP that seeks to promote its affiliates and earn the money from affiliate marketing.
Although it can be downloaded via the official website, Chrome Web Store, and other sources, usually it settles down on computers without requiring permission directly. Once the plug-in is injected, home.wallpaper.myway.com appears as a default start page, while search.wallpaper.myway.com settles down as a default search provider. The search is said to do be powered by Google. However, we have to emphasize the fact that search results are sponsored, what means that links to affiliate domains in the priority are shown. Therefore, you should be careful with Wallpaper by MyWay redirects unless you known that affiliates of the creators of this toolbar are all reliable.
Last, but not least, Wallpaper by MyWay may also install cookies and collect information about your browsing habits. For example, pages viewed, data typed in them, clicks, search terms, websites visited, data entered in them, clicks, and so on. Besides, Task Manager may continuously run several wallpaper.myway.exe processes, what may slightly affect your PC’s performance. To prevent all these issues from coming to the daylight, we would like to recommend you removing Wallpaper by MyWay right now.
How can Wallpaper by MyWay my web browser?
Wallpaper by MyWay can be installed on the official website, Chrome Web Store, various third-party download sources (Cnet, Softonic, Download, etc.). However, in most of the cases it settles down on PCs as a component of another freeware. It has already (negatively) surprised thousands of people since it has slithered onto PCs without being noticed. The problem is that people seldom take control over freeware’s installation process and let it proceed automatically. To prevent silent Wallpaper by MyWay installation, you have to control each installation step, what can be done by selecting ‘Advanced’ or ‘Custom’ installation process. Also, never skip check boxes marked by default because that may be the ones promoting third-party apps.
Recently, the developer of this program contacted us asking us to remove this post from 2-spyware.com website. We believe that we shouldn’t do that as long as programs that we offer for the removal of Wallpaper by MyWay can detect it and help users to remove it from the system. As it is mentioned under each of download buttons, we ARE affiliated with these anti-malware programs, and while some of them are free, others can remove a virus only after purchasing them. These mentions fully fulfill each of the requirements of FTC.
Nevertheless, we have recently decided to make a revision of this and other posts that are related to this developer. We claim that all of them are described properly.
Wallpaper by MyWay FAQ:
Question: When I first noticed Wallpaper by MyWay search as my start page and search provider, I thought OK, I’ll keep it since it seems nice and is powered by Google. However, later I have noticed that it redirects to irrelevant websites, and it becomes more and more difficult to find information that I need. Could you please let me know is it possible to remove Wallpaper by MyWay by myself or should I necessarily use a tool for malware removal? Thanks!
Answer: Wallpaper by MyWay is a PUP, so it’s naïve to expect that it will deliver relevant search results. If it has already settled down on your web browser, our recommendation would be to use a reliable anti-malware. Although it can be deleted manually (the guide is provided below this article), keep in mind that it entered your computer in a software package and might have had suspicious companions.
How to uninstall Wallpaper by MyWay?
- Uninstall programs that are related to Wallpaper by MyWay from your computer:
1. Click Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
2. When in the Add/Remove Programs/Uninstall a Program, look for Wallpaper by MyWay and other programs that are unknown to you.
3. Click ‘Uninstall’ and then OK to save the changes.
- Reset your web browser:
1. Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select ‘Tools’ -> ‘Extensions’.
2. Here, select unfamiliar plugins (MyWay, MyWebSearch, etc.) and select trash icon to delete these entries.
3. In order to change your homepage, click on menu icon, choose ‘Settings’ -> ‘On startup’ section -> ‘set pages’.
4. Here, eliminate myway.com by clicking on the “X” and enter your preferred website.
5. In order to change your default search engine, click on the menu icon -> ‘Settings’ -> ‘Search’ section.
6. Here, click ‘Manage Search Engines…’ and add your preferred domain name.