Homesweeklies is a browser component which typically attaches itself to popular browsing programs such as Safari, Chrome, Firefox or others and makes certain changes to them which are usually unwanted by the user. Homesweeklies normally tries to change the default homepage or to install a new toolbar or a new search engine and to force some automatic page-redirects to different sponsored sites.

Homesweeklies on Mac

The web space is full of all sorts of software. Some applications are useful, some could be annoying, while others might be created with very malicious intentions. That’s why, it is a good idea to question every application that seems to behave strangely or that does something that might be unwanted. One such application which might appear questionable from the very moment that it gets installed on the system is “Virus”. A very irritating ability of “Virus” is to generate pay-per-click ads, different banners, pop-ups and promotional links all over the screen during the browsing sessions of the user. This, along with the unauthorized browser changes may create a lot of browsing-related disturbances and irritate the web users by interrupting their normal web surfing with sponsored ads and strange new internet settings. Therefore, it is really not surprising that a large number of people seek methods to have “Virus” uninstalled and all of its activities stopped. Generally, this is not as difficult as removing a Ransomware or a Trojan horse infection because this application does not fall in any malware category. The security experts classify “Virus” and other browser hijackers as PUPs – potentially unwanted programs, and not as malware viruses. That’s why, you should not get panicked if you detect “Virus” on your PC. There is a fairly easy and effective way to get rid of the unwanted application and to restore your normal browser’s settings and, in the next lines, we are going to tell you more about it. In fact, in the paragraph below, we have prepared a detailed Removal Guide, which contains step-by-step instructions on how to detect and remove without risk for your system. You can also find an automatic “Virus” removal tool for professional assistance in that same guide, which can save you time and uninstall all the browser-hijacker related components from your PC automatically.

Homesweeklies on Safari

Homesweeklies is a special software category which comprises applications with a specific advertising-oriented behavior., for instance, is an application which targets the users’ browsers and tries to take over them in order to spam them with sponsored advertising materials, the clicks on which could earn pay-per-click revenue for the hijacker’s creators.

Such a browser hijacker definitely does not possess the harmful abilities of a Ransomware cryptovirus nor has it the goal of stealing your personal data or taking over your PC like a Trojan Horse infection. Its goal is to advertise and yet, despite not being recognized as a computer virus, this type of advertising software should be handled with care because certain security risks may still come from it. For instance, the ads, pop-ups and sponsored links that might get displayed on your screen by might not always be just annoying. Not only may you spend quite a lot of time trying to close them in order to remove them from the screen, but, in some rare cases, misleading, fake or infected content may sneak in the stream of hijacker ads and you may happen to click on it without knowing it is hazardous. Also, you may get redirected to websites with questionable offers or may get exposed to unrealistic sales of products and services, the quality of which might questionable to say the least. That’s why, our general advice for you if you have a browser hijacker on your PC is to handle its advertising contents with caution (which mostly means avoid them) and take the necessary steps towards removing the intrusive software component from your computer and from all of your browsers.

The Homesweeklies Malware

You may often find browser hijackers in different free software platforms, shareware sites, free download pages or torrents, where they can be bundled with some attractive and free programs. These pieces of software normally try to promote themselves as additional or free bonus components added to different games, media players, software optimization tools, converters, browser add-ons, software updates and other forms of software. That’s why, whenever you download and attempt to install any new free pieces of software, you should always carefully customize their setup configuration and check for potentially unwanted applications that may come in the bundle. We usually recommend that our readers use the Advanced or the Custom installation options when they run a new setup in order to have full control over all the settings of the installation and to take a careful look at any fine print or pre-selected checkmarks that approve the installation of other applications or changes in the internet settings and the system which might be undesirable.


Type  Browser Hijacker
Detection Tool

Remove Virus from Mac/Safari

You are dealing with a malware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to clean up and reset your browser to its original settings without the malware returning. You can find the removal guide here.

For mobile devices refer to these guides instead: Android, iPhone


About the author

Lidia Howler

Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.


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