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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 Reimage Cleaner Intego 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.

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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 '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.

Remove MyWeb.House from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove MyWeb.House from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for MyWeb.House-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove MyWeb.House, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to MyWeb.House and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the MyWeb.House-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Eliminate MyWeb.House from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for MyWeb.House and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete MyWeb.House removal.Reset Internet Explorer

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

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the MyWeb.House-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

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

Access your website securely from any location

When you work on the domain, site, blog, or different project that requires constant management, content creation, or coding, you may need to connect to the server and content management service more often. It is a hassle when your website is protected from suspicious connections and unauthorized IP addresses.

The best solution for creating a tighter network could be a dedicated/fixed IP address. If you make your IP address static and set to your device, you can connect to the CMS from any location and do not create any additional issues for server or network manager that need to monitor connections and activities. This is how you bypass some of the authentications factors and can remotely use your banking accounts without triggering suspicious with each login. 

VPN software providers like Private Internet Access can help you with such settings and offer the option to control the online reputation and manage projects easily from any part of the world. It is better to clock the access to your website from different IP addresses. So you can keep the project safe and secure when you have the dedicated IP address VPN and protected access to the content management system.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware strikes out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the data restoration process.

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Olivia Morelli
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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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