What is Music-home.info?
Music-home.info is a website which uses social engineering techniques to trick users into subscribing to push notifications. The push notifications promote ‘free’ online games, fake prizes scams, suspicious internet browser plugins, adult web sites, and adware bundles.
The Music-home.info site displays ‘Show notifications’ prompt that attempts to get you to click the ‘Allow’ to subscribe to its notifications. If you press the ‘Allow’ button, then you will start seeing unwanted ads in form of popups on the screen.
|Type||browser notification spam, spam push notifications, pop-up virus|
|Distribution||social engineering attack, adware, PUPs, suspicious popup advertisements|
|Removal||Music-home.info removal guide|
Where the Music-home.info pop ups comes from
Some research has shown that users can be redirected to Music-home.info from malicious advertisements or by PUPs and adware software. Many computer users consider adware, browser hijackers, spyware, trojans as the same thing. They are all types of malicious software that each behave differently. The word ‘adware’ is a combination of two words ‘ad’ and ‘software’. Adware displays advertisements on an infected computer. Not very dangerous for computer users, but very profitable for the the adware creators.
Remove Music-home.info notifications from browsers
If you’re in situation where you don’t want to see push notifications from the Music-home.info web-page. In this case, you can turn off web notifications for your web-browser in Microsoft Windows/Mac OS/Android. Find your web browser in the list below, follow steps to delete internet browser permissions to show browser notifications.
- Just copy and paste the following text into the address bar of Google Chrome.
- Press Enter.
- Delete the Music-home.info URL and other rogue notifications by clicking three vertical dots button next to each and selecting ‘Remove’.
- Open Chrome.
- In the top-right corner, find and tap the Google Chrome menu (three dots).
- In the menu tap ‘Settings’, scroll down to ‘Advanced’.
- In the ‘Site Settings’, tap on ‘Notifications’, locate the Music-home.info site and tap on it.
- Tap the ‘Clean & Reset’ button and confirm.
- In the right upper corner, click the Firefox menu (three bars).
- In the drop-down menu select ‘Options’. In the left side select ‘Privacy & Security’.
- Scroll down to the ‘Permissions’ section and click the ‘Settings’ button next to ‘Notifications’.
- Locate Music-home.info, other dubious sites, click the drop-down menu and select ‘Block’.
- Save changes.
- Click the More button (three dots) in the top-right corner of the screen.
- Scroll down, locate and click ‘Settings’. In the left side select ‘Advanced’.
- Click ‘Manage permissions’ button, located beneath ‘Website permissions’.
- Disable the on switch for the Music-home.info.
- Click the Gear button on the right upper corner.
- When the drop-down menu appears, click on ‘Internet Options’.
- Select the ‘Privacy’ tab and click ‘Settings under ‘Pop-up Blocker’ section.
- Find the Music-home.info domain and click the ‘Remove’ button to remove the domain.
- Click ‘Safari’ button on the left-upper corner of the window and select ‘Preferences’.
- Open ‘Websites’ tab, then in the left menu click on ‘Notifications’.
- Locate the Music-home.info domain and select it, click the ‘Deny’ button.
How to remove Music-home.info popups (removal steps)
There are several steps to deleting the adware that causes multiple intrusive popups, because it installs itself so deeply into MS Windows. You need to remove all suspicious and unknown applications, then delete harmful extensions from the Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Edge and Mozilla Firefox and other web browsers you’ve installed. Finally, you need to reset your web-browser settings to get rid of any changes the adware has made, and then scan your device with Zemana, MalwareBytes AntiMalware or Hitman Pro to ensure the adware software is fully removed. It will take a while.
To remove Music-home.info pop ups, execute the steps below:
- Remove Music-home.info notifications from browsers
- How to manually remove Music-home.info
- Automatic Removal of Music-home.info pop ups
- Stop Music-home.info pop ups
How to manually remove Music-home.info
In this section of the post, we have posted the steps that will allow to remove Music-home.info popups manually. Although compared to removal utilities, this way loses in time, but you don’t need to install anything on the computer. It will be enough for you to follow the detailed instructions with images. We tried to describe each step in detail, but if you realized that you might not be able to figure it out, or simply do not want to change the MS Windows and web browser settings, then it’s better for you to run tools from trusted developers, which are listed below.
Uninstall recently added potentially unwanted programs
In order to delete potentially unwanted software such as this adware software, open the MS Windows Control Panel and click on “Uninstall a program”. Check the list of installed applications. For the ones you do not know, run an Internet search to see if they are adware, hijacker or PUPs. If yes, uninstall them off. Even if they are just a programs that you do not use, then deleting them off will increase your PC start up time and speed dramatically.
|Windows 7||Windows 8|
|Windows 10||Mac OS|
Get rid of Music-home.info popups from Internet Explorer
By resetting Microsoft Internet Explorer web-browser you restore your web-browser settings to its default state. This is first when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by adware that causes Music-home.info pop ups in your web-browser.
First, start the Microsoft Internet Explorer. Next, press the button in the form of gear (). It will show the Tools drop-down menu, press the “Internet Options” as displayed on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown in the following example. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your PC for the changes to take effect.
Remove Music-home.info from Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
If your Mozilla Firefox web browser is re-directed to Music-home.info without your permission or an unknown search engine displays results for your search, then it may be time to perform the browser reset. However, your themes, bookmarks, history, passwords, and web form auto-fill information will not be deleted.
First, run the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show 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 on “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed on the image below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove Music-home.info popups from Chrome
If you are getting Music-home.info pop up ads, then you can try to remove it by resetting Chrome to its original settings. It will also clear cookies, content and site data, temporary and cached data. However, your saved bookmarks and passwords will not be lost. This will not affect your history, passwords, bookmarks, and other saved data.
First launch the Google Chrome. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will display the Chrome menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the addon signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following instructions: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Chrome menu once again. Further, press the option named “Settings”.
The browser will show the settings screen. Another solution to open the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as on the image below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Chrome will show the confirmation prompt as displayed on the screen below.
You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The web browser will start the process of cleaning. When it is finished, the internet browser’s settings including new tab page, startpage and default search provider back to the values which have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your PC system.
Automatic Removal of Music-home.info pop ups
There are not many good free anti-malware programs with high detection ratio. The effectiveness of malware removal tools depends on various factors, mostly on how often their virus/malware signatures DB are updated in order to effectively detect modern malicious software, adware, hijackers and other potentially unwanted applications. We recommend to use several programs, not just one. These programs which listed below will help you delete all components of the adware from your disk and Windows registry and thereby delete Music-home.info popup advertisements.
Remove Music-home.info advertisements with Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM)
Zemana AntiMalware is one of the best in its class, it can detect and remove tons of of different security threats, including adware, browser hijackers, spyware and trojans that masqueraded as legitimate system programs. Also Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) includes another tool called FRST – is a helpful application for manual removal of files and parts of the Windows registry created by malware.
- Click the following link to download the latest version of Zemana for Microsoft Windows. Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your web-browser will show the “Save as” dialog box. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- Once the download is finished, please close all software and open windows on your computer. Next, run a file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- This will open the “Setup wizard” of Zemana onto your personal computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the Zemana Free will start and display the main window.
- Further, press the “Scan” button to scan for adware related to the Music-home.info pop ups. Depending on your personal computer, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. During the scan Zemana Free will detect threats present on your device.
- Once Zemana Anti-Malware has completed scanning, Zemana Anti Malware will display a list of all items found by the scan.
- When you are ready, press the “Next” button. The tool will delete adware that causes multiple unwanted popups and move the selected threats to the Quarantine. After disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart the personal computer.
- Close the Zemana Free and continue with the next step.
Remove Music-home.info pop-up ads from internet browsers with Hitman Pro
HitmanPro is a free program that designed to remove malware, potentially unwanted software, hijackers and adware software from your computer running Windows 10, 8, 7, XP (32-bit and 64-bit). It’ll allow to identify and get rid of adware software that causes multiple intrusive popups, including its files, folders and registry keys.
Download HitmanPro on your Microsoft Windows Desktop by clicking on the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
After the download is done, open the folder in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the HitmanPro desktop icon. When the utility is launched, you will see a screen as displayed below.
Further, press “Next” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the adware that causes Music-home.info advertisements in your web-browser. Depending on your device, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. After the checking is done, the results are displayed in the scan report as displayed in the following example.
Review the report and then click “Next” button. It will open a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button.
Run MalwareBytes to remove Music-home.info popups
You can remove Music-home.info pop-up advertisements automatically with a help of MalwareBytes Anti-Malware. We recommend this free malware removal utility because it can easily get rid of hijackers, adware software, PUPs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Please go to the following link to download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware. Save it to your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
Once downloading is done, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes Free will try to update itself and when this task is finished, click the “Scan” button to begin scanning your device for the adware related to the Music-home.info popups. While the MalwareBytes is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified either as being malware. Review the report and then click “Quarantine” button.
The MalwareBytes is a free program that you can use to get rid of all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malicious software removal tool, we suggest you to read and follow the steps or the video guide below.
Stop Music-home.info pop ups
One of the worst things is the fact that you cannot block all those annoying web sites like Music-home.info using only built-in Microsoft Windows capabilities. However, there is a program out that you can use to block unwanted internet browser redirects, ads and pop ups in any modern internet browsers including Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Edge and Internet Explorer. It’s called Adguard and it works very well.
AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
When the download is complete, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown 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 guidance as shown on the image below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guidance that will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you run your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop unwanted ads, block Music-home.info, as well as other malicious or misleading web-pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
To sum up
Now your computer should be free of the adware related to the Music-home.info advertisements. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted ads and intrusive harmful websites) and Zemana Free (to periodically scan your PC for new adwares and other malicious software). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove Music-home.info pop up ads from the Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Firefox, then ask for help here here.