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Remove MyWeb.House virus (Improved Guide) - updated Nov 2016

removal by Olivia Morelli - - | Type: Browser hijacker

Can MyWeb.House search engine be dangerous?

MyWeb.House virus is a browser hijacker which is designed to work stealthily on the infected computers. So, it does not demonstrate any suspicious behavior once there. It simply changes the user’s homepage address to MyWeb.House which presents a simple-looking search engine that suggests you to “search with passion.” This is not an uncommon practice even among legitimate software providers. For instance, the well-known communication software Skype changes the computer’s homepage and default search engine to Bing, if not selected otherwise. MyWeb.House search provides several links supposedly pointing to funny videos, however, once activated, they trigger pop-up advertisements that seem shady. Some of them suggest taking quick loans, others advertise vague PC optimization programs, and finally some of them suggest “super efficient” business ideas that are meant to make you rich real quick. Nonetheless, you should know that such ads are not considered trustworthy, and they might take you to phishing websites where you can lose money or personal data. Besides, programs they advertise can be rogue and do more harm than good to your computer system. Typically, they suggest buying their full versions that are hardly more effective than the free ones. If you do not wish to be constantly pushed into wasting your money on completely useless software, remove MyWeb.House from your computer. 

Questions about MyWeb.House virus

We also want to warn you about MyWeb.House redirect issue which you may encounter when trying to explore search results delivered by this search tool. No matter that they seem reliable at first sight, they are able to launch shady third-party websites unexpectedly. Therefore, you should avoid clicking them. On top of that, this browser hijacker silently collects some information about your interests because it analyzes your browsing activity. It gathers information such as your browsing history, search queries, clicks on links, geolocation of your PC, IP address, and similar pieces of data to figure out what interests you. Later on, MyWeb.House malware selects certain third-party content and displays it in pop-up ads or inserts it next to search results. We doubt that you want to keep a program that only cares to generate as much revenue as possible, so remove this virus using a proper anti-malware tool like Reimage for good. Alternative virus extermination method involves MyWeb.House removal. The instructions to this elimination approach are provided at the end of this article, so you can freely use them to remove the hijacker.
Screenshot of MyWeb.House redirect virus

Hijacker infiltration techiques:

Speaking about spyware distribution methods, occurrences such as MyWeb.House hijack is quite a common thing. Potentially unwanted programs are mostly spread via freeware and shareware – free programs almost always provide an option to choose whether the computer user wants to install “recommended” software or not. If he does, programs like MyWeb.House get inside the computer system along with other programs and start to function there freely. However, such distribution technique helps potentially unwanted software infiltrate computer user’s PC unnoticeably, which is not a good thing. We believe that the effectiveness of such distribution strategy lies on user’s attentiveness. If the user alters installation settings and refuses to install unwanted programs, potentially unwanted additions will not get into the computer system. However, if the victim fails to notice such additions, they will be installed very quickly and start arbitrary activities right away. Protect your computer and carefully install new programs because you definitely do not want a dozen of potentially unwanted programs lurking in your PC.

How to remove MyWeb.House hijacker?

Users who wish to remove MyWeb.House virus can choose from two different removal options – they can delete the hijacker manually or use an automatic removal tool to remove it faster. We highly recommend choosing automatic MyWeb.House removal option because it ensures a faster, more secure, and thoroughgoing spyware and malware removal procedure. We believe that manual removal method is useful only when the user accidentally installs a potentially unwanted program and immediately realizes that it just happened.

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.

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To remove MyWeb.House virus, follow these steps:

Erase MyWeb.House from Windows systems

Instructions below explain how to clean up your PC from unwanted programs. Do not forget to check the list of recently installed programs to find the ones that might be related to MyWeb.House virus and remove them.

  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 MyWeb.House and related programs
    Here, look for MyWeb.House 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 MyWeb.House 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 '' 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.

Remove MyWeb.House 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 MyWeb.House 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'

Eliminate MyWeb.House 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 MyWeb.House 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 MyWeb.House removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Uninstall MyWeb.House virus from Microsoft Edge

When you are done eliminating MyWeb.House virus from your computer, make sure you investigate the list of your browser extensions. The malicious software may have been added to your browser to keep MyWeb.House virus on your computer or to spy on your browsing habits. You can access this list by opening your Edge browser’s Menu on the top-right corner of the screen and selecting “Extensions” as shown in the picture below.Accessing Edge extensions

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, MyWeb.House should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Delete MyWeb.House from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

To make sure your computer is completely virus-free, you should check your browser for potentially unwanted content. Additional toolbars, add-ons or extensions may have been added to your computer to help MyWeb.House remain on the infected device. You should find these components under your Mozilla’s “Add-Ons” list. The screenshot below shows how to access them.Accessing Mozilla extensions

  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 MyWeb.House 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 MyWeb.House removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Get rid of MyWeb.House from Google Chrome

Google Chrome browser may have been contaminated with unwanted applications while MyWeb.House virus was staying on your PC. Thus, to make sure no malicious residue files remain on your device, go to the Chrome browser’s menu, choose “Settings” and go to “Extensions” catalog on the left. In this list, disable and delete suspicious browser components and reset your browser.Accessing Mozilla extensions

  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 MyWeb.House 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 MyWeb.House removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Erase MyWeb.House 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 MyWeb.House 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 MyWeb.House, 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 MyWeb.House removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. sun19 says:
    November 16th, 2016 at 7:39 am

    Please help me understand why so many programs distribute these useless computer parasites!

  2. Pierro says:
    November 16th, 2016 at 7:39 am

    I am tired of MyWeb.House ads. I hope that Reimage can remove them once and for all!

  3. Diego_68 says:
    November 16th, 2016 at 7:40 am

    It does. I already used it. 🙂 just make sure u use the latest version of it

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