Severity scale:  
  (14/100)

Remove Homepage-web.com (Free Instructions) - Removal Guide

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - - | Type: Browser Hijackers

Homepage-web.com is the PUP that comes bundled with other freeware and changes settings of any installed web browser

Homepage-web.comHomepage-web.com is the browser hijacker that pretends to be a legitimate version of Google. However, the first part of its search results are sponsored, so you should be very careful with what you deal with. This potentially unwanted program initiates various changes on the browser as soon as it infiltrates the system. Its main aim – to promote other sites, tools, and applications.

Unfortunately, this infection can even install adware or in-browser add-ons, extensions or plugins to affect the performance of the machine even more. The main focus of such PUP is to reroute online traffic to sponsored pages and generate revenue for advertisers by increasing the web traffic of third-party domains. Unfortunately, you can also be rerouted to possibly malicious domains and ad-services that can lead to malware-laden pages. 

Name Homepage-web.com
Type Browser hijacker
Symptoms Changes homepage, new tab, default search engine preferences, redirect online traffic to shady pages and delivers advertisements out of nowhere
Main danger Exposes to shady content, installs other PUPs and tracks information about the user
Distribution Freeware installations, other potentially unwanted applications
Elimination Use Reimage for Homepage-web.com removal and system cleaning

As soon as Homepage-web.com gets on the system, it takes over the browser and changes homepage, search engine, new tab settings. If you notice anything like that this is a warning sign that your machine has a cyber threat – browser hijacker. Although this site resembles a legitimate search portal, you should recognize the shady browser hijacker from a logo or read the EULA, Privacy Policy of the website to know more about the company and search provider.

The Privacy Policy section of Homepage-web.com reveals that Bontio is the company that develops this browser intruder and provides all the service related to your time online. That also includes search engine maintenance and ad-tracking functionality, as many experts note about PUPs.[1]

Unfortunately, Homepage-web.com virus as any other ad-supported page can access information about your online preferences and habits related to offers, deals, and commercial material displayed on the web browser. Although creators address this issue of information collecting, it is not easily understandable, so people get pass that section and forget about possible privacy risks.

Homepage-web.com developers state about tracking cookies:

When you visit our sites, we may store a cookie or other identifying information in your browser that allows us to uniquely identify it. We may also use other web beacon technologies to send a signal to another service with a unique cookie id in order to track impressions or views or usage of our Services. Where required by applicable law, we obtain your consent for the use of cookies. You may choose to delete or not accept our cookies or those from third parties which we employ, such as for analytics.

In more simple words, Homepage-web.com tracks and collects details about your location, browsing history, email address, IP addresses, and other information that can be accessed via the browser. This is not as malicious as scams or fraud, but your data can be shared with suspicious third-party companies and advertisers that possibly rely on such information for their advertising campaigns.[2] Homepage-web.com virus
Homepage-web.com virus is the program that gets installed pre-bundled with freeware.
Besides affecting your online searches directly, this Homepage-web.com hijack can:

  • alter browser settings;
  • change startup preferences;
  • modify registry entries;
  • install in-browser content;
  • download tools or applications;
  • disable features or programs.

You should take those additional features of the PUP into consideration when you try to remove Homepage-web.com from the system and stay away from modifying crucial parts of the system manually by yourself. Avoid any interference with Windows Registry without particular knowledge.

Also, check your web browser after Homepage-web.com removal and once you eliminated the PUP with Reimage, go through Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Safari settings and reset them to default, delete al the shady toolbars, extensions, add-ons. To help you with such processes, we prepared a guide below. Homepage-web.com PUP
Homepage-web.com is the program designed to hijack your online traffic and redirect all searches to commercial pages.
 

Pay closer attention to the program's installation routine

If you browse online on a daily basis and encounter gambling sites, pop-ups with promotional content and possibly malicious advertisements, you should avoid visiting such pages since there might be direct downloads of PUPs and other cyber threats included. DO NOT install anything from the website that is not trustworthy or related, so legitimate software developer.

Speaking of software, you need to take a lot more care online because when you launch an installation of the program, update or even a browser extension, you can choose particular options during the process. This makes a huge difference because when you go for Advanced or Custom installations, you can control what programs to install on the machine.

If you go for quicker options, you automatically allow all the bundled programs to get on the system. This is how all those rogue system tools, browser hijackers, and adware-type programs can find your computer, and infect the system behind your back.[3]

Terminate Homepage-web.com hijack and all the content related to shady ad-tracking services

Homepage-web.com virus is a fake version of a search engine that shows advertisements on every webpage. The web browser shows various pop-ups, opens new windows and new tabs with the same promotional material to generate more views and traffic for third-party services. 

You need to take the fact that this program installs other shady applications into consideration and remove Homepage-web.com by scanning the machine thoroughly with anti-malware tool. By doing so, you can ensure that all traces of the PUP and associated programs get deleted completely.

Homepage-web.com removal, in general, is not a difficult process, but it is important to think about all the changes hijacker makes on your device and how that behavior affects the persistence of the intruder. If you try to alter registry entries and other settings that PUP changes manually, you can do more damage than the virus itself.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

Offer
do it now!
Download
Reimage (remover) Happiness
Guarantee
Download
Reimage (remover) Happiness
Guarantee
Compatible with Microsoft Windows Supported versions Compatible with OS X Supported versions
What to do if failed?
If you failed to remove virus damage using Reimage, submit a question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
Reimage is recommended to remove virus damage. Free scanner allows you to check whether your PC is infected or not. If you need to remove malware, you have to purchase the licensed version of Reimage malware removal tool.
Alternative Software
Different security software includes different virus database. If you didn’t succeed in finding malware with Reimage, try running alternative scan with SpyHunter 5.
Alternative Software
Different security software includes different virus database. If you didn’t succeed in finding malware with Reimage, try running alternative scan with Combo Cleaner.

To remove Homepage-web.com, follow these steps:

Uninstall Homepage-web.com from Windows systems

Get rid of Homepage-web.com from your machine and get back to safe surfing online

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Homepage-web.com and related programs
    Here, look for Homepage-web.com or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
  5. Remove Homepage-web.com from Windows shortcuts
    Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties. Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  6. Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus. Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete 'http://isearch.babylon.com...' or other suspicious URL

Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.

Eliminate Homepage-web.com from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Homepage-web.com or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Remove Homepage-web.com from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Homepage-web.com and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Homepage-web.com removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Delete Homepage-web.com from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Homepage-web.com should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Get rid of Homepage-web.com from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Homepage-web.com and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  4. Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  5. Click OK to save these changes. When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes
  6. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  7. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Homepage-web.com removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Erase Homepage-web.com from Google Chrome

You should rely on eliminating all traces of Homepage-web.com virus and set the browser to default

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Homepage-web.com and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
    Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  4. Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages. After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  5. Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  6. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  7. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  8. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  9. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  10. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Homepage-web.com removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Uninstall Homepage-web.com from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Homepage-web.com or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
  4. Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by Homepage-web.com, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page. When in 'General', delete malicious URL and enter your desired domain name
  5. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  6. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Homepage-web.com removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

About the author

Ugnius Kiguolis
Ugnius Kiguolis - The mastermind

If this free removal guide helped you and you are satisfied with our service, please consider making a donation to keep this service alive. Even a smallest amount will be appreciated.

Contact Ugnius Kiguolis
About the company Esolutions

References

Removal guides in other languages


Your opinion regarding Homepage-web.com