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Suddenly Homepagefile.com took over your homepage and you cannot remove it.
Homepagefile.com is a browser hijacker. One day, you turn on your computer and are greeted by this website. That’s a surprise, considering you neither approved the reshuffle nor were you aware of it. Well, you better get used to that feeling of surprise as it will be your new constant companion. That’s a hijacker’s signature trait. Once it gets you to permit its installation and settles on your PC, it’s free to change anything and everything it so wishes without bothering to ask for your approval, or to inform you. But don’t think Homepagefile.com is the source of all the troubles you’re experiencing. Oh, no. Thar’s just a website. It’s the “face” of the malevolent tool that’s actually wreaking havoc on your computer. Yes, you weren’t careful enough when you should have been, and, because of that, malware managed to slither into your system. And, the site’s sudden appearance is its way of stating its presence in your system. As soon as that happens, and the page pops up, take action! Do your best to locate where that malicious tool is hiding, and when you find it, get rid of it! Don’t delay deleting the tool as the more it remains on your computer, the bigger the mess it will make. Save yourself the time and energy of dealing with the never-ending pile of daily messes the tool behind Homepagefile.com will inevitably force upon you, and remove it the first chance you get. It’s for the best.
How did I get infected with?
The tool behind Homepagefile.com is masterful when it comes to finding a way into your system. It’s so resourceful that it not only manages to gain access and infiltrate your computer but also successfully does so while keeping you utterly oblivious to its existence. Confusing, right? The tool asks you to allow it in, and, yet, it remains hidden. Well, to sneak into your PC undetected, it relies on the old but gold methods of invasion. More often than not, it chooses to pretend to be a system or program update. Don’t fall for that! You may be entirely convinced that you’re updating your Adobe Flash Player or Java, but, in actuality, you’ll be giving the green light to a hazardous infection. To keep that from happening, try to be more cautious. Don’t rush and don’t give into naivety and distraction. They’re not your friends. They’re your enemies, and they won’t lead to anything good. Don’t forget that a little extra attention today can save you a lot of troubles and headaches tomorrow.
Why is this dangerous?
Homepagefile.com is a threat not to be taken lightly, so don’t underestimate it. The more you postpone getting rid of the tool that’s forcing the site upon you, the more issues you’ll have to deal with. But apart from all the hijacker-related problems, you’ll also be faced with one typical for all adware infections. Each time you try to browse the web you won’t just be redirected to Homepagefile.com, but you’ll also be bombarded with a wave of pop-up ads. That’s right. Every time you want to go online, your browsing experience will be interrupted by a full-on flood of pop-ups. But they won’t just infuriate you to no end. They’ll also cause further damages. Due to their continuous popping up, your system will begin to crash frequently, and your computer’s performance will slow down to a crawl. But even that’s not all as the issues continue still. The ads you’ll see so incessantly are immensely unreliable. They’re bundled with all kinds of malevolent tools, and if you click on a single one just once, all you’ll have to show is more malware filling up your system. Bu the absolute worst issue the hijacker throws your way isn’t ad-related. The tool behind Homepagefile.com jeopardizes your privacy as it spies on you. It keeps track of your browsing activities and catalogs every move you make. When it deems it has collected enough data from you, it sends it to the unknown third parties that support it. Do you think it’s a good idea to hand your personal and financial information to strangers? Don’t let that happen! Protect yourself and your PC, and delete the tool behind Homepagefile.com as soon as you first spot the site.
How to Remove Homepagefile.com virus
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Homepagefile.com 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.
The Homepagefile.com adware is specifically designed to make money. It generates web traffic, collects sales leads for other dubious sites, and will display advertisements and sponsored links within your web browser.
STEP 1 : Uninstall Homepagefile.com from your computer
Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command Window
navigate to HKCU\software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
Modify the string with a value data and set it to google.com for example.
STEP 2 : Remove Homepagefile.com homepage from Chrome, Firefox and IE
Open Google Chrome
- In the Main Menu, select Tools then Extensions
- Remove the Homepagefile.com by clicking on the little recycle bin
- Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind
Open Mozilla Firefox
- Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
- Disable the unwanted Extension
- Go to Help
- Then Troubleshoot information
- Click on Reset Firefox
Open Internet Explorer
- On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
- Click on Internet options
- go to Toolbars and Extensions and disable the unknown extensions
- Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset
- Restart Internet Explorer
How to Permanently Remove Homepagefile.com Virus (automatic) Removal Guide
To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify possible registry leftovers or temporary files.