- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Youhomepage.org is not a trustworthy website, but it cannot be compared to similar pages that are considered unreliable. It is because it acts slightly differently. Researchers at pcthreat.com have revealed that Youhomepage.org comes as a component in a browser hijacker infection. This hijacker, unlike other well-known threats hijacking browsers, does not set Youhomepage.org as a homepage or a default search engine. It simply keeps opening a default browser with this website automatically. It is, unfortunately, not the only undesirable activity this browser hijacker performs on the computer. Specialists have revealed that it also creates a task httpyouhomepageorgbirdsm in C:\Windows\system32\tasks the second it successfully infiltrates the computer so that it could open a link with surveys every 33 minutes or so. Ignore this 2017 Annual Visitor Survey because it might only try to steal your personal information. Of course, ignoring it does not mean that it will not be opened again. The only way to make it and Youhomepage.org gone is to delete a browser hijacker. In most cases, it is not so hard to erase these threats; however, this one, as has already been mentioned, is different because it makes changes in the Task Scheduler, so it might not be a piece of cake to make it gone.
If you look closer at Youhomepage.org, you will see that it is a Russian website, meaning that it might be targeting Russian-speaking users primarily. Even though it has a target audience, it does not mean that users who have no command of Russian and do not live in Russia are safe. Browser hijackers are usually spread in malicious software installers, so they might appear on any computer. There is no doubt that a user has become a victim of the Youhomepage.org browser hijacker if a browser always opens with this website. In such a case, the only way to stop this from happening is to delete this computer infection from the system. In the meantime, it would be better not to click on these news articles provided on the start page of Youhomepage.org or use its search box to find the information on the web because untrustworthy links might be provided. Dubious websites often provide users with third-party links because they are usually developed for advertising purposes. In other words, the more users click on these links, the more money is generated for the author of a website these links are hosted on. As for the users, they can only experience problems if they keep clicking on these third-party links, so it would be a smart decision not to keep websites which have a potential of showing untrustworthy links.
Untrustworthy websites might not only provide users with promotional links that might pose a danger, but they might also cause issues related to privacy. It is because these dubious pages record all kinds of information about users, including various details associated with Internet-browsing habits and activities on the web. Some of these websites are also interested in personal information, e.g. name, surname, address, etc. Run away from websites recording personal details because privacy-related problems might quickly arise after the collected information ends up in the hands of bad people.
Users usually do not set suspicious websites willingly. In most cases, they get them when they download software from third-party websites. In the case of Youhomepage.org, researchers have found that it should come bundled with untrustworthy applications of a Russian origin. Have you recently downloaded a program from a file-sharing or a similar website? If the answer is yes, most probably, a browser hijacker has sneaked onto your computer at the same time. Even though it is not always very easy to prevent these infections from entering the system, users should do all that it takes to protect their computers. The easiest way to protect the computer from dangers is to install a security application on the system. Malware will have no chances of sneaking onto the computer again as long as a legitimate security tool is active.
There are two things you have to do to delete Youhomepage.org from your default browser fully. First, go to delete the Task created by a browser hijacker from the Task Scheduler. Second, reset it to its default settings. To delete all other remaining threats, scan the system with an automatic malware remover, e.g. SpyHunter.
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