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Homepage Defender is a potentially unwanted program of the adware variety. The adware-type application is an utter menace on your system. It slithers its way in undetected, and once it settles, issues ensue. The PUP buries you in pop-up ads. It redirects you to unreliable websites. It meddles in all your online activities. And, don’t think these constant intrusions go unnoticed. They don’t. Pretty soon your system starts to crash all the time. And, your computer’s performance slows down to a crawl. Not to mention the malware threat, which all the advertisements will force on you. Yes, courtesy of the plaguing ads, you’ll encounter a severe risk of installing more malware by accident. And, if you’re wondering how it’s possible to install malware ‘by accident,’ it’s rather simple. The pop-ups, which you’ll see incessantly, are far from reliable. They’re bundled with malicious tools. And, each time you click on one, you risk agreeing to install the tool, it’s concealing. And, you won’t even realize it. That’s the level of deceit, the PUP possesses. And, don’t think its harmfulness stops with just the malware risk. Oh, no. It gets much worse. Homepage Defender also poses a security issue. So, if you wish to avoid the void of nastiness, which it will certainly throw you into, act! And, do it sooner rather than later. As soon as you see the first ad pop up, take action. Find the application’s hiding place. And, then delete it. You’ll protect both yourself and your system from its hazardous influence.
How did I get infected with?
Homepage Defender cannot enter your system unless you agree to it. That’s right. The tool has to ask for your consent, and then receive it. Otherwise, it cannot install itself. But how did you agree to the installment of such a harmful tool? Chances are, you have no memory of doing such a thing. And, that’s because cyber threats like this one don’t openly ask for permission. Oh, no. They do it sneakily with guile and finesse. More often than not, via spam email attachments or freeware. They can also hide behind corrupted links or sites. Or, pose as a fake update. And, if you’re not cautious, you just might miss the infection trying to slither its way into your PC. That’s why it’s crucial to be extra vigilant and thorough. Malware, like Homepage Defender, prey on carelessness! So, don’t grant it! Don’t give into naivety and haste, and do your due diligence. Even a little extra attention goes a long way.
Why are these ads dangerous?
Homepage Defender is reliant on pay-per-click revenue. It has to generate web traffic and click if it’s to continue its operations. So, it does its best to survive. It floods you with pop-up advertisements. But not just any ads. It only displays ones, which appeal to you and your unique preferences. After all, it has to get you to press them, right? But how do you suppose the PUP makes the distinction between right and wrong ads? If clicks are what matters, it doesn’t have the time to take chances. If its entire existence depends on clicks, it always has to show you enticing ads, right? But, again, that begs the same question. How does it distinguish between what’s appropriate and what isn’t? Well, easy. It spies on you. It gets to know you better. The tool studies you. Or, rather, your browsing habits. It gathers information on your online activities to understand what appeals to you. And, when it discovers what you find interesting, it makes the proper selection. It picks the right pop-ups to display. So that the ads you see are for you, and you alone. They’re not random as that would leave too much to chance. Unfortunately, the PUP doesn’t end at just monitoring you. It doesn’t just observe your browsing. It keeps a record of your every online move. Then, when it deems it has collected enough data, it sends to strangers. Yes, it hands it to unknown individuals with agendas. More particularly, the third parties that published it. And, when they have it, they can use it as they see fit. The question is, are you going to let them have it? Are you willing to grant access to your private life to these people? Are you going to place your personal and financial information on the line? And, for the worthless tool that is Homepage Defender? Don’t. Do yourself a favor, and don’t. Avoid all that. Find and delete the application upon detection. You won’t regret it.
How Can I Remove Homepage Defender Ads?
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Homepage Defender infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.
STEP 1 : Uninstall Homepage Defender from Your Computer
Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command
Locate the Homepage Defender program and click on uninstall/change. To facilitate the search you can sort the programs by date. review the most recent installed programs first. In general you should remove all unknown programs.
STEP 2 : Remove Homepage Defender from Chrome, Firefox or IE
Remove from Google Chrome
- In the Main Menu, select Tools—> Extensions
- Remove any unknown extension by clicking on the little recycle bin
- If you are not able to delete the extension then navigate to C:\Users\”computer name“\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\and review the folders one by one.
- Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind
- If you are using the latest chrome version you need to do the following
- go to settings – Add person
- choose a preferred name.
- then go back and remove person 1
- Chrome should be malware free now
Remove from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Firefox
- Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
- Disable and remove any unknown add on
- Open the Firefox’s Help Menu
- Then Troubleshoot information
- Click on Reset Firefox
Remove from Internet Explorer
- Open IE
- On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
- Go to Toolbars and Extensions
- Disable any suspicious extension.
- If the disable button is gray, you need to go to your Windows Registry and delete the corresponding CLSID
- On the Upper Right Corner of Internet Explorer Click on the Gear Icon.
- Click on Internet options
- Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset.
- Check the “Delete Personal Settings Tab” and then Reset
- Close IE
Permanently Remove Homepage Defender Leftovers
To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files.