Safehomepage.com Browser Hijacker Removal Guide
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Safehomepage.com Browser Hijacker Removal Guide

posted by Matthew Baker  
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Safehomepage.com is a browser hijacker that is commonly known to aggravate PC users by being loaded as their pre-set default home page and default search engine on their web browser. Usually the Safehomepage.com site will load on popular browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google’s Chrome browser. We have found that Safehomepage.com loads as your home page because some other application that was recently installed changed your internet settings through random plugins or add-on components.

In the case of PC users being constantly redirected to Safehomepage.com, they may find all of the related components to Safehomepage.com within their web browser’s extensions list and remove each one. This may stop the redirects to Safehomepage.com. In some other cases the use of an antimalware application is required to stop the redirects to Safehomepage.com through scanning and detecting all related parts of the Safehomepage.com add-ons.

Safehomepage.com is more like a generic search engine than anything really malicious. The Safehomepage.com site uses its own system for searching the internet where the results may not be exactly what you are looking for. Additionally, the Safehomepage.com results are laced with several advertisements where the creators and marketers of Safehomepage.com uses to generate clicks and that will generate money for them.

Putting a stop to Safehomepage.com redirects and home page loads should be a priority as it may prevent you from utilizing the internet in a normal fashion. The use of SpyHunter will ensure all Safehomepage.com components are safely detected and then removed once you obtain a purchased license for use of the advanced antimalware application.

Safehomepage.com sample image:

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Safehomepage.com Removal

Download *SpyHunter Scanner to Detect and Remove Safehomepage.com

*SpyHunter’s free scanner is for detecting malware only. If SpyHunter detects Safehomepage.com,
you will need to purchase SpyHunter to remove it and other detected malware threats.

Do-It-Yourself Manual Removal of Safehomepage.com

If you are an experienced computer user or comfortable with finding and deleting system registry keys, you may remove Safehomepage.com by locating and deleting each listing below.

Safehomepage.com files to find and delete:

  • %AppData%\[random].exe
  • %Desktop%\[random].lnk

Safehomepage.com registry entries to find and delete:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “” = “[random]“
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[random]
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random]“

How to Remove Safehomepage.com Manually (DIY Tips)

  1. Go to Start menu > go to Control Panel -> select “Programs and Features” (or Add/Remove Programs) -> Select Uninstall a Program.
  2. Find ‘Safehomepage.com’ and select ‘Uninstall/Change’.
  3. Click OK to save the changes.

How to Remove Safehomepage.com Manually from Web Browser Programs like Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer:

  1. In Internet Explorer go to ‘Tools‘ > ”Manage Add-ons’ > ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ and select uninstall Safehomepage.com.
  2. Click ‘Tools’ > ‘select Manage addons’ > select ‘Search Providers’ > select a desired search engine of your choice ie: Google.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. In Firefox go ‘Tools’ > select ‘Add-ons’ > select ‘Extensions’ > find Safehomepage.com and click ‘Uninstall’.
  2. Go to ‘Tools’ > select ‘Options’ and change the startup homepage to google.com, yahoo.com or another desired search page.

Google Chrome:

  1. In Chrome click on the ‘Customize and control Google Chrome’ icon (three lined icon on the top right) > select ‘Settings’ > select ‘Extensions’ on the left and then find Safehomepage.com and click the trashcan to delete it.
  2. Change the homepage to google.com or another desired search page by going to ‘Settings’ on the left again and selecting the drop-down list under ‘Search’.
  3. Selecting Google as your search preference: Click ‘Manage search engines…’ > select ‘Google’ and make it the default search engine.

Removal of Safehomepage.com may prove to be difficult in some situations due to blocking agents of the malware. In such a case, you may choose to boot your system into Safe Mode with Networking by following the instructions below.

How to boot into Safe Mode with Networking:

  1. Bookmark or Favorite this Web Page.
  2. Restart your PC
  3. Press the F8 key (just before Windows starts to load during the boot sequence text screens) several times until it registers.
  4. Select “Safe Mode with Networking” and press Enter.
  5. Allow the system to boot into Safe Mode with Networking and then return to this page to download the spyware remover.
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