If you keep receiving the Navigation Home Page when you open the browser, then it could mean the unwanted software from the browser hijacker category get installed on your personal computer. Once installed, it introduces changes to current settings of installed web-browsers. So, every time, when you will launch the browser, it’ll begin to show “Navigation Home Page” instead of your start page. Moreover, this malicious software may block an option to revert back your start page.
The “Navigation Home Page” browser hijacker takes over your browser’s default search provider and controls what will be opened to you whenever you do a searching. Other than the search results, it also provides tons of unwanted ads on the search page. Some of these ads created to mislead you into buying certain questionable products and apps. Moreover, sometimes, those ads could redirect you to misleading or malicious pages.
Also, adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) can be installed on the computer together with “Navigation Home Page” hijacker infection. It will insert a lot of ads directly to the web pages which you view, creating a sense that advertisements has been added by the authors of the page. Moreover, legal advertisements can be replaced on fake ads that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and malicious applications. Moreover, the “Navigation Home Page” hijacker infection has the ability to gather user data which can be later sold to third parties.
A malicious software that changes certain settings of all your typical internet browsers on “Navigation Home Page” commonly affects only Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer. However, possible situations, when any other browsers will be affected too. The “Navigation Home Page” hijacker can change the Target property of web browser’s shortcuts, so every time you launch the internet browser, instead of your start page, you will see a completely different site.
Therefore it’s very important to free your machine of hijacker as soon as possible. Follow the step by step instructions below to get rid of “Navigation Home Page” , as well as other malware and ad-supported software, which can be installed onto your computer along with it.
Remove Navigation Home Page
Fortunately, we’ve an effective solution which will help you manually or/and automatically get rid of “Navigation Home Page” from your computer and bring your web-browser settings, including start page, new tab and default search engine, back to normal. Below you’ll find a removal guide with all the steps you may need to successfully get rid of this browser hijacker and its components. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to shut down your browser or reboot your PC.
To remove “Navigation Home Page”, execute the following steps:
- Remove “Navigation Home Page” without any utilities
- Uninstall “Navigation Home Page” associated software by using Windows Control Panel
- Remove “Navigation Home Page” from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Remove “Navigation Home Page” from FF by resetting browser settings
- Remove “Navigation Home Page” search from Google Chrome
- Fix infected internet browsers shortcuts to delete “Navigation Home Page”
- Use free malware removal tools to completely get rid of “Navigation Home Page” redirect
- Run AdBlocker to block “Navigation Home Page” and stay safe online
- Method of “Navigation Home Page” browser hijacker intrusion into your personal computer
- Finish words
Remove “Navigation Home Page” without any utilities
The guidance will help you remove “Navigation Home Page” . These “Navigation Home Page” removal steps work for the Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge, as well as every version of Windows operating system.
Uninstall “Navigation Home Page” associated software by using Windows Control Panel
Some potentially unwanted software, browser hijacking applications and ad supported software can be removed by uninstalling the free software they came with. If this way does not succeed, then looking them up in the list of installed apps in Windows Control Panel. Use the “Uninstall” command in order to delete them.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the MS Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as shown on the screen below.
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown in the figure below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and select the ‘Control Panel’ at right like below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Microsoft Windows 7 or Vista) as shown in the figure below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed apps and remove all questionable and unknown applications. We suggest to press ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed programs by date. After you have found anything questionable that may be the browser hijacker related to “Navigation Home Page” startpage or other PUP (potentially unwanted program), then choose this program and click ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious application blocked from removal, then use Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully remove it from your computer.
Remove “Navigation Home Page” from Microsoft Internet Explorer
The Internet Explorer reset is great if your browser is hijacked or you have unwanted plugins or toolbars on your web browser, which installed by a malicious software.
First, launch the IE. Next, press the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as shown in the following example.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as on the image below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your PC system for the changes to take effect.
Remove “Navigation Home Page” from FF by resetting browser settings
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as shown on the image below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as on the image below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to return your Mozilla Firefox web browser settings to its original state.
Remove “Navigation Home Page” search from Google Chrome
Like other modern web-browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby recover the browser homepage, new tab and default search engine that have been modified by the “Navigation Home Page” hijacker.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following instructions: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Google Chrome main menu again, click to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, like below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Fix infected internet browsers shortcuts to delete “Navigation Home Page”
The “Navigation Home Page” hijacker infection and other web-browser’s malicious addons, may hijack various Windows shortcuts on your desktop (most often, all browsers shortcuts), so in this step you need to check and clean them by removing the argument such as http://site.address/.
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 “http://site.address” which has been added here. Remove everything after .exe. An example, for Google Chrome you should remove everything after chrome.exe.
To save changes, click OK . You need to clean all browser’s shortcut files. So, repeat this step for the FF, Google Chrome, IE and Edge.
Use free malware removal tools to completely get rid of “Navigation Home Page” redirect
Use malicious software removal tools to remove “Navigation Home Page” automatically. The free applications utilities specially made for browser hijacker, ad supported software and other potentially unwanted applications removal. These tools can remove most of hijacker from Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer. Moreover, it can remove all components of “Navigation Home Page” from Windows registry and system drives.
How to automatically remove “Navigation Home Page” with Zemana
Zemana is a tool that can get rid of ad-supported software, potentially unwanted programs, browser hijacker infections and other malicious software from your PC system easily and for free. Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of system resources.
Download Zemana by clicking on the link below.
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Update: July 16, 2019
When the downloading process is complete, close all programs and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup like below.
When the setup begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you set up Zemana Free on your PC.
Once installation is finished, you will see window as displayed below.
Now click the “Scan” button to start checking your system for the hijacker which designed to redirect your browser to the “Navigation Home Page” site. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the Zemana tool is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software.
After Zemana AntiMalware has finished scanning, you may check all threats found on your PC. Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will start to remove browser hijacker that cause “Navigation Home Page” web page to appear.
Run Malwarebytes to delete “Navigation Home Page”
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your PC system of the browser hijacker. The free tool is an advanced malware removal program designed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti malware technology. It is able to help you get rid of browser hijackers, PUPs, malicious software, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your PC system for free.
Visit the page linked below to download MalwareBytes. Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
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Update: April 15, 2020
After the downloading process is complete, close all programs and windows on your system. Double-click the install file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as displayed on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you setup MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) on your PC system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, press Finish button. MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown on the image below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button for scanning your personal computer for the hijacker infection responsible for redirects to “Navigation Home Page”. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your personal computer. While the MalwareBytes Free is scanning, you may see how many objects it has identified either as being malware.
When the scan is done, you can check all threats detected on your computer. Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will begin to delete browser hijacker which alters browser settings to replace your newtab, start page and search engine by default with “Navigation Home Page” web-page. After finished, you may be prompted to reboot the machine.
We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes to delete adware, browser hijacker and other malicious software.
Use AdwCleaner to get rid of “Navigation Home Page”
The AdwCleaner tool is free and easy to use. It may scan and get rid of browser hijacker infection that cause a redirect to “Navigation Home Page” web page, malicious software, potentially unwanted applications and ad-supported software from PC (MS Windows 10, 8, 7, XP) and thereby restore browsers default settings (new tab page, startpage and search engine by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find out and get rid of malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the machine.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
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Category: Security tools
Update: April 28, 2022
- Once the downloading process is finished, double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is started, press “Scan” button to find browser hijacker responsible for modifying your web-browser settings to “Navigation Home Page”. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC. When a threat is found, the count of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished.
- After finished, the results are displayed in the scan report. Next, you need to press “Clean” button. It will open a prompt, click “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Run AdBlocker to block “Navigation Home Page” and stay safe online
Enabling an ad-blocking program like AdGuard is an effective way to alleviate the risks. Additionally, ad-blocking software will also protect you from harmful ads and web-pages, and, of course, stop redirection chain to “Navigation Home Page” and similar web-sites.
Installing the AdGuard adblocker program is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard on your computer from the link below.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
When the downloading process is finished, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown on the image below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick guide as displayed on the image below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guidance which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you launch your machine, AdGuard will run automatically and block advertisements, web pages such as “Navigation Home Page”, as well as other malicious 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, that can be found on your desktop.
Method of “Navigation Home Page” browser hijacker intrusion into your personal computer
Many hijackers such as “Navigation Home Page” come from internet browser toolbars, browser extensions, BHOs (browser helper objects) and bundled apps. In many cases, these items claim itself as programs which improve your experience on the Net by providing a fast and interactive home page or a search engine that does not track you. Remember, how to avoid the unwanted applications. Be cautious, run only reputable programs which download from reputable sources. NEVER install an unknown and suspicious application.
Once you’ve finished the step-by-step tutorial above, your computer should be clean from this browser hijacker infection and other malware. The Chrome, IE, Firefox and MS Edge will no longer open undesired Navigation Home Page on startup. Unfortunately, if the guidance does not help you, then you have caught a new hijacker infection, and then the best way – ask for help.
Please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately. Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the annoying Navigation Home Page.