Homepage and search changed mysteriously?

Homepage and search changed mysteriously?

Has your Homepage and chosen default search engine changed mysteriously? You may have even tried to change them back but they keep going to the new one?

 

The culprit is the usual suspects – malware. Here are the examples of what does this…. (sometimes an installed toolbar suddenly appears that you did not install or you may have installed a bad malware toolbar that changed settings to theirs)….

 

Browser Hijackers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Browser_hijacker
http://www.microsoft.com/protect/terms/hijacking.aspx
http://us.trendmicro.com/us/threats/enterprise/threats-summary/browser-hijackers/

Browser Hi-Jackers BHO
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Browser_Helper_Object

Page hijacking
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Page_hijacking

DANGER: These may set a new homepage and it may be a malicious website that just visiting it, or any link on it, will infect the system even worst with viruses, worms, trojans, or install spyware etc etc etc.

 

RECOMMENDED…
You may first want to install antimalware (antivirus plus antipsyware) and then run a scan for infections. These will detect them and quarantine them – placing them in a special quarantine section to prevent them from further infecting and ongoing infection –  and they safely repair any files or software infected simply by stripping the bad malware code from them automatically in the bat of an eye.

Try installing antimalware with Real Time Protection that PREVENTS these infections from ocurring in the first place and you can add some free home version extra scanners that may get what is missed….

 

Microsoft Security Essentials
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
“Provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. Microsoft Security Essentials is a free* download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology. It’s easy to tell if your PC is secure — when you’re green, you’re good. It’s that simple. Microsoft Security Essentials runs quietly and efficiently in the background so that you are free to use your Windows-based PC the way you want—without interruptions or long computer wait times.”

Free Internet Security and Free Antivirus from Comodo
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
Best free antivirus software with complete protection, Download free antivirus software now to make your PC 100% safe and secure, top rated free antivirus from comodo

 

Add….. any of these…. FREE home versions

Lavasoft Ad-Aware
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

SUPERAntiSpyware
http://www.superantispyware.com/

Malwarebytes
http://www.malwarebytes.org/

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