- Changes default search engine
- Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
Homepage-web.com is a search engine that many computer users mistake for a devious browser hijacker. Even though this search tool is unlikely to attack web browsers, many users install it by accident. If you have installed this search engine by accident as well, it is not surprising if you consider it to be an infection. Have you downloaded the "Pokki Windows 8 Start Menu" update or some other suspicious program? If you have, you might have downloaded the search tool via a software bundle. If you are sure that you do not need to delete the programs installed along with it, you can focus on the removal of Homepage-web.com.
Bontio, Inc. is the developer of Homepage-web.com. This company has devised a very smart method to infiltrate its tracking cookies. If you try to open the links to Privacy and Terms documents – which are found at the bottom of the home page – you will be asked to install pop-ups. Most browsers will block these pop-ups, but you might be suggested to allow the installation of these tracking devices. Of course, this is not what we recommend if you are not familiar with Homepage-web.com or how it works. Keep in mind that some tracking cookies could track your personal information, and this kind of cookies deserves immediate removal. Of course, it is not enough to remove tracking cookies to have Homepage-web.com deleted from your web browsers.
The way Homepage-web.com works depends on where you live. For example, if you live in Europe, it is most likely that your web searches will be redirected to Google Search, but if you live in the United States, it is most likely that you will be presented with Bing search results. Even though you might be familiar with these search tools, you might want to remove Homepage-web.com because of the ads injected into the search results shown to you. You have to be careful about the ads you interact with because they could be associated with unreliable parties. If you do not want to see ads, delete Homepage-web.com or install a reliable ad blocker.
Another strange thing about Homepage-web.com is that it can change its URL depending on the manufacturer of the machine. For example, if you use a Lenovo computer, you will find the home page set to “http://homepage-web.com/?s=lenovo&m=start”. The URL of the search provider is likely to be modified in the home page, the search page, and even the new tab. Even though this is not a reason to delete Homepage-web.com from your browsers, we thought that this was very interesting. Of course, this suggests that this search engine has access to information about your computer and possibly your virtual activity, which might lead you to remove Homepage-web.com.
We have prepared a removal guide that will help you reset your browsers. These instructions will help you delete Homepage-web.com if that is what you have chosen. If you have decided that you do not want to remove this search tool, we recommend that you install a reliable security tool to make sure that Homepage-web.com is monitored closely. This search tool will protect your operating system from unreliable programs in the future and will delete unreliable programs if they are found on your PC.
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