How www-homepage.com Works
www-homepage.com has to be one of the more annoying browser hijackers out there, and you should remove it immediately before it leads you to its ultimate goal – to force you into installing adware and other suspicious programs. For good or bad, browser hijackers are detected immediately by users (duh, your homepage is different), so I’m confident you are consulting this removal guide as fast as you could. Don’t worry – www-homepage.com in itself isn’t really dangerous.
The problem is that unless you take steps to remove it, you’ve got no choice but to use this homepage’s search engine. It’s not enough to open a new tab or switch the browser to get rid of it (it wouldn’t be much of a virus if it was, would it?). And once you type in something in the search box, the results may seem legitimate. But they’re not. They’re riddled with malicious and unreputable sites through which adware can infiltrate your system.
How www-homepage.com Entered My Computer
www-homepage.com typically comes in, the same way adware does: most likely though free software it is bundled with. If you recall downloading an executable file that seemed nice, like a toolbar, or a utility extension, from sites like Cnet, Softonic, InstallREX etc. then probably that’s how you got it. Freeware distributors have a nasty history of adding viruses to the mix.
Here’s the reason why – to monetize. Third parties either develop or outright pay shareware creators to include the malware in their bundles so YOU are redirected to websites said third parties own. That way they push up the traffic of these affiliate websites and/or generate revenue through pay per click. Seeing it from this viewpoint, suddenly the motive of www-homepage.com becomes much more transparent, right?
Do yourself a favor and don’t download any freeware from now on, and remove www-homepage.com without delay!
How Harmful is www-homepage.com
As I mentioned at the beginning, www-homepage.com is harmless by itself. Unlike adware it doesn’t slow down your system and so on, but it’s quite annoying to deal with on the other hand. The real danger are the other viruses you may contract while browsing the websites www-homepage.com suggests. They be quite dangerous. There are reports that some of them actively try to keep track of your passwords and send them back to whoever created it.
And obviously, if your bank account falls in the hands of a malware extension, things can get quite ugly.
How To Remove www-homepage.com
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.