The youhomepage.org page appeared on your PC without any notice? After that, you’re faced with the fact that your browser is now redirected to other annoying web-sites and filled with a variety of pop-up ads and banners. The cause of all your problems with your computer is ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) that has been installed on many systems around the world without users permission, so you’re one of many. Most probably, you do not even know how and where this ad supported software has got into your PC. In the instructions below, we will explain all the general features of adware and its typical behavior on the computer, as well as effective methods for manually removing it from your PC system.
The adware usually affects only the Chrome, IE, Mozilla Firefox and MS Edge by changing the web browser’s settings or installing a dangerous extensions (addons). Moreover, possible situations, when any other browsers will be affected too. The ad-supported software will perform a scan of the computer for browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the web browser shortcuts, it’ll add the argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you run the web-browser, you will see an unwanted youhomepage.org web-site.
What is more, the adware may display advertisements depend on a page that you are visiting. That is, it is clear that this ad-supported software, without your permission, steals your private information such as: your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Internet, which links you are clicking, and much, much more. The ‘ad-supported’ software may monetize its functionality by collecting data from your browsing sessions and selling it to third party companies. This puts your personal information at a security risk.
Instructions, which is shown below, will allow you to clean your computer from the adware as well as remove youhomepage.org annoying ads from the Chrome, IE, Firefox and Microsoft Edge and other web-browsers.
How does youhomepage.org ads get installed onto machine
How to manually remove youhomepage.org advertisements
This useful removal guide for the youhomepage.org . The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to remove youhomepage.org redirect let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
- Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Remove youhomepage.org ads from Google Chrome
- Remove youhomepage.org pop-ups from FF
- Delete youhomepage.org advertisements from Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove youhomepage.org redirect
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to start the computer cleanup is to remove unknown and suspicious applications. Using the Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded applications can clean up your web browser from ads, hijackers and so on.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then press Windows key, click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then press “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will show the Windows Control Panel.
- Click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- You will see a list of all installed software.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort applications by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Remove youhomepage.org ads from Google Chrome
Like other modern browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby remove the redirect to youhomepage.org unwanted advertisements which is caused by the adware.
At first, run the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will appear the main menu. Click on the option named “Settings”. Another way to open the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web browser adress bar and press Enter.
The browser will show the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, as shown in the following image and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Google Chrome will show the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The program will launch the procedure of cleaning. When it’s done, the web-browser settings including the ‘block pop-ups’ option back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your PC.
Remove youhomepage.org pop-ups from FF
First, run the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, click the “Help” button ().
In the Help menu, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, click “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Delete youhomepage.org advertisements from Internet Explorer
First, launch the Internet Explorer, then click the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu as shown on the screen below. Next, click the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your PC for the changes to take effect.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove youhomepage.org redirect
When installed, the adware may add an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Google Chrome, IE, Firefox and MS Edge. Due to this, every time you start the web browser, it will open the youhomepage.org annoying web-page.
Right click on the internet browser’s shortcut, click Properties option. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text which starts with “http://”. Remove it or everything after .exe. An example, for Google Chrome you should remove everything after chrome.exe.
Next, click OK to save changes. You need to clean all web-browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted youhomepage.org web site opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all the tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ applications.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This shows a dialog box that called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown in the following image.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your computer. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then you need get rid of it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the malicios program, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to delete, then click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown on the screen below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove youhomepage.org redirect automatically
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely delete youhomepage.org pop-ups from the infected system. This is because the adware can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and get rid of completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the adware again infect your computer and it will start to show annoying youhomepage.org ads. Moreover, I want to note that it is not always safe to remove adware manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the machine.
I suggest using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your computer. It’s an advanced malware removal program developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It is able to help you remove browser hijackers, malware, ad supported software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your computer for free.
Now, click the link below to download Malwarebytes Free on your PC system. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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When the download is finished, close all applications on your machine. Next, start the setup file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the image below, click the Yes button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once install is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown in the following image.
Now press the “Scan Now” button . This will start scanning the whole personal computer to find out ‘ad-supported’ software which cause a redirect to youhomepage.org. Once the ad-supported software or malware is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is done. Please be patient.
Once the checking is done, you can check all threats detected on your personal computer. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will start removing malware and ad supported software that cause youhomepage.org pop-ups. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your computer.
I suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes application to delete ad-supported software and other malware.
Stop youhomepage.org and other annoying pages
To increase your security and protect your personal computer against new unwanted ads and malicious sites, you need to use application that stops access to malicious ads and web pages. Moreover, the program can block the open of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web-sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
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Once downloading is finished, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the image below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is done, you will see a window as shown on the screen below.
You can press “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your PC, AdGuard will launch automatically and block ads, web sites such as youhomepage.org, as well as other dangerous or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your Windows desktop.
Scan your personal computer and get rid of youhomepage.org ads with AdwCleaner.
This removal application is free and easy to use. It can scan and get rid of ad-supported software, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Google Chrome, IE, Firefox and Microsoft Edge browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (startpage, new tab page and default search engine). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and remove malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the PC.
Download AdwCleaner utility using the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Once downloading is complete, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will launch the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen as shown below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to display the program, click Yes button to continue.
Now, click the “Scan” to start scanning your system for the ‘ad-supported’ software which cause a redirect to youhomepage.org ads.
When it has finished scanning, it will display a list of all items detected by this utility as shown in the following image.
You need to press “Clean” button. It will display a dialog box, click “OK” to start the cleaning procedure. Once the cleaning process is complete, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your personal computer. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will show the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Now your computer should be free of the youhomepage.org redirect. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up ads and annoying dangerous sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your machine for new malware and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new malicious software and ‘ad-supported’ software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of youhomepage.org advertisements from your computer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.