Why is my homepage in Internet Explorer changed to Myhome.vi-view.com automatically? How can I change the homepage back to my previous one? And I can’t seem to visit other websites. I am redirected to some strange websites and links when I surf the Internet. How to remove it?
Myhome.vi-view.com is a web site that has a search engine on its web page. It seems that you can get a lot of resources from the Internet through its search bar. However, it is designed by the developers to collect computer users’ browsing records to gain profit. It is classified as browser hijacker or browser redirect which has become a major computer problem recently. Being dressed as a common site, the hijacker has fooled many computer users and caused a lot of troubles for by creating all sorts of chaos constantly. Because the hijacker is created to gather valuable information from computer users, your private data on the Internet may face the risk of being stolen.
In general, a browser hijacker will present as a common site or a normal browser plug-in. But this two kinds of forms all attempt to make computer users surf the web from a given search engine. Myhome.vi-view.com appears in the form of a web site. It will become the new homepage of your browser and you cannot make any changes, because it is able to reset the browser settings for its own good. By doing so, it can show up again and again even though you reinstall the browser. Once you have the hijacker in the computer, you may find it difficult to visit other web sites and pages for it has the ability to control your online activities. The network connection may also be affected and get cut off every once in a while. Your private information may be collected by the developers of the hijacker if you still go surfing on the Internet with it in your computer.
1. It is able to become the startup page of your web browser via modifying browser settings. No matter which browser you are using (Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Opera), you can see the browser is occupied by it completely.
2. It may also install plug-ins, extensions and toolbars in the browser so as to record your search history as well as cookies.
3. You need to wait for a long time when visiting websites because the browser always gets stuck and is slow in reaction.
4. This annoying redirect may also result in unstable Internet connection and system freezes frequently.
5. You are forced to receive many advertisement windows when the computer is connected to the Internet.
Get rid of Myhome.vi-view.com by manual removal is a guarantee way. However, the removal process needs professional knowledge to define and delete related files. Any errors in deleting files will cause unpredictable problems.
1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options
(3). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the suspicious add-ons
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions
(2). Disable the extensions of Myhome.vi-view.com
2. End Relevant Processes
(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab
*For Win 8 Users:
Click More details when you see the Task Manager box
And then click Details tab
(2). Find out and end Myhome.vi-view.com’s processes
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Click on Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on Appearance and Personalization
(3). Click on Folder Options
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window
*For Win 8 Users:
Press Win+E together to open Computer window, click View and then click Options
Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files
(1). Delete the registry entries related to Myhome.vi-view.com through Registry Editor
Press Win+R to bring up the Run window, type “regedit” and click “OK”
While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete its registry entries
(2). Find out and remove the associated files
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”
Computer users use browsers to surf the Internet and find information or resources they are interested in. Browsers help us explorer the World Wide Web. Some guys take advantage of the fact and create browser hijackers like Myhome.vi-view.com to attack browsers. Once the browser in your computer is attacked, the default homepage will be changed to the web page of the hijacker automatically. Many search results provided by the false search engine are ads and suspicious websites that may contain dangerous viruses waiting for the opportunity to sneak into your computer. But most importantly, it has the ability to record your browsing activities to collect valuable information. You should remove Myhome.vi-view.com as soon as possible.
The above manual removal is quite dangerous and complicated, which needs sufficient professional skills. Therefore, only computer users with rich computer knowledge are recommended to implement the process because any errors including deleting important system files and registry entries will crash your computer system. If you have no idea of how to process the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further assistance.
Published by & last updated on August 4, 2014 9:26 am