Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What is Myhome.com?
Myhoome is a browser hijacker that modifies users' Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) settings by assigning myhoome.com to the homepage field. This adware is promoted using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'.
Commonly, computer users experience browser redirects to this website after installing free software downloaded from the Internet.
Users should be aware that, today, most freeware download websites (including popular sites such as download.com, softonic.com, etc.) use 'download clients' offering installation of advertised browser plugins together with the chosen free program.
Thus, reckless free software installation can result in installation of adware or potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), which subsequently cause browser redirects or intrusive ads.
Note that some download websites use deceptive download clients that hide the 'decline' button (used to opt-out of installation of promoted browser extensions) or prevent download of the chosen program unless users agree to install advertised plugins. In this case, cancel the download process and search for alternative download sources.
Whilst myhoome adware does not appear to be a high-risk infection, users should be aware that creators of this potentially unwanted application can easily redirect the myhoome.com website to other malicious sites, and subsequently, infect users with various malware and viruses. For these reasons, you are advised to eliminate this browser hijacker from your Internet browser/s.
This browser hijacker is similar to other browser settings-changing adware (which installs together with free software downloads) including, for example, searchguru and ominent.
To avoid installation of such potentially unwanted applications, be attentive when downloading freeware - inspect each download step, and opt-out of installation of advertised browser add-ons by clicking the 'decline' button.
When installing downloaded free programs, choose the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installation options, rather than 'Quick' or 'Typical' - this will reveal any intended installation of bundled browser plugins. If your Internet browser redirects you to myhoome.com, use the removal guide provided to eliminate this adware from your computer.
Screenshot of a deceptive free software installer promoting this browser hijacker:
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- What is Myhoome.com?
- STEP 1. Uninstall MyPC Backup application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Myhoome.com redirect from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Myhoome.com browser hijacker from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove Myhoome.com homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Myhoome.com redirect from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
At time of research, the Myhoome browser hijacker did not install any programs which could be uninstalled using the Control Panel, however, it came bundled with a potentially unwanted program called MyPC Backup.
In the uninstall programs window: look for "MyPC Backup", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling MyPC Backup, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software. Remove all entries that this program detects to ensure your PC is clean from any possible spyware and malware infections..
Myhoome.com homepage removal from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser plugins:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Internet Options", in the opened window, remove myhoome.com and enter your preferred domain that will open each time you launch Internet Explorer. You can also enter about: blank to open a blank page when you start Internet Explorer.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the myhoome virus, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Settings". In "On startup" section, click "set pages", hover your mouse over myhoome.com and click the x symbol. Now, you can add your preferred website as your homepage.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the myhoome virus, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
To reset your homepage, click on the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) then select "Options", in the opened window remove myhoome.com and enter your preferred domain that will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.
Computer users who have problems with myhoome virus removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...
In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.
In the preferences window select General tab and make sure that your homepage is set to a preferred URL, if its altered by a browser hijacker - change it.
In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate any recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, and remove them.
Change your homepage and new tab settings:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section look for the name of the browser hijacker and click "Disable".
Change your default Internet search engine:
To change your default search engine in Microsoft Edge: Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Privacy and services", scroll to bottom of the page and select "Address bar". In the "Search engines used in address bar" section look for the name of the unwanted Internet search engine, when located click the "Disable" button near it. Alternatively you can click on "Manage search engines", in the opened menu look for unwanted Internet search engine. Click on the puzzle icon near it and select "Disable".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the myhoome virus, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
A browser hijacker is a type of adware infection that modifies Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage and default Internet search engine settings to some other (unwanted) website URL. Commonly, this type of adware infiltrates operating systems through free software downloads. If your download is managed by a download client, ensure that you decline offers to install advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine settings.
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