- Changes default search engine
- Hijacks homepage
- Installs itself without permissions
One more malicious browser hijacker has been found roaming the web lately. It is known as home.sweetim.com and should be removed immediately if it is found active on your operating system because it holds not valuable features whatsoever. Unfortunately, it has been found out that quite a few users have their PC infected with this suspicious program since they lack the basic knowledge regarding virtual security. This is why we will provide a few crucial tips to boost your virtual security to reduce the risk of getting your PC infected with this hijacker or any other suspicious program. Additionally we will provide further information about the functionality of home.sweetim.com so you could be able to identify it and a comprehensive removal guide crafted by our team in a way that even users with no advanced computer knowledge will be able to execute it.
As soon as home.sweetim.com enters your operating system it will make a few fundamental changes to your default web browser’s settings. Your default homepage and search engine will be altered without any notification, which is annoying and frustrating to say the least. This activity will make browsing the web an annoying experience. This is so because you will be forced to start your web browsing session on a site that you did not set as your homepage yourself. Besides that you will have no choice but to use the unwanted third-party search engine instead of the one you would normally use. Thus, it goes without saying that browsing the web the way you are used to will not be possible. All the changes are quite hard to revert permanently because this malicious hijacker has quite a few things working together to keep the changes it imposed. Thus, you might need to manually tweak registry entries to restore your default settings manually. In order to restore the default settings of your PC, you need to remove home.sweetim.com entirely from your operating system as soon as possible.
To boost your virtual security, you will need to take a few preventative steps. First of all, make sure to avoid various third-party download websites since they provide software bundles, which are often used to spread suspicious programs. In addition to that you should pay as much attention as possible while installing any software onto your PC since you might be provided with an opportunity to cancel the installation of an unwanted program. Lastly, but most importantly make sure to install a professional malware detection and removal tool because such a tool is your best bet to keep your PC clean and secure at all times.
The removal of home.sweetim.com should be executed as soon as possible because in quite a few cases our research team has noticed that other Internet-based infections could be used as a security breach to enter your operating system. It is important to remove home.sweetim.com completely to avoid such instance. This is the reason you are advised to conduct an in-depth analysis of your PC to be sure that no more files or registry entries are active on your operating system.
How to remove home.sweetim.com from your operating system
Windows Vista and Windows 7