Remove Homepage Hijacker from Chrome, Firefox, IE
Name of the threat:Homepage Hijacker
Command or file name:msvhost.exe
Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)
Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari
They are installed without obvious consumer consent and often attempt to prevent their elimination. A Homepage hijacker is a malicious software, generally a World wide web browser plug-in that Modifies WWW browser options with an eye to transmute default home, search or error page and reroute a buyer to undesired Internet sites. Some Homepage hijackers are badly programmed, they spend too much PC resources and conflict with installed applications. Marks user's web browsing habits, records addresses of visited sites and dispatchs picked up data to a remote server. Homepage hijackers that are related to pornographic resources set adult World wide web sites as home or search pages. Some Homepage hijackers violate user confidentiality.
Homepage Hijacker intrusion method
Usually Homepage Hijacker comes bundled with freeware downloads. During installation you can be offered to change default homepage and search engine to Homepage Hijacker. Homepage Hijacker copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is msvhost.exe. Then it creates new startup key with name Homepage Hijacker and value msvhost.exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name msvhost.exe or Homepage Hijacker. Also, it can create folder with name Homepage Hijacker under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about Homepage Hijacker, please ask below. You can use programs to remove Homepage Hijacker from your browsers below.
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How to remove Homepage Hijacker manually
This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Homepage Hijacker, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by Homepage Hijacker.
To get rid of Homepage Hijacker, you should:
1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:
Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.
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2. Delete the following malicious folders:
3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:
Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.
Uninstall Homepage Hijacker related programs from Control Panel
We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for Homepage Hijacker entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If Homepage Hijacker won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.
Remove Homepage Hijacker related extensions from your browsers
Homepage Hijacker in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool to remove unwanted browser extensions related to Homepage Hijacker. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Spyhunter Remediation Tool. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:
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Reset browsers search and homepage settings
Homepage Hijacker can affect your browsers which results in browser redirection or search hijack. We recommend you to use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool to reset all the browsers at once. Mention that you need to remove all files and kill all processes belonging to Homepage Hijacker before doing this. To reset your browsers manually and restore your homepage perform the following steps:
Warning: In case this option will not work use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool.
Warning: This option might not work if in Google Chrome you use online synchronization between PCs. In this case use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool.
Warning: This option will also clean all your account passwords for all websites. If you don't want it use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool.
Here are the descriptions of problems connected with Homepage Hijacker and msvhost.exe we received earlier:
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Problem Summary: Not able to remove homepage highjacker
my system got infected with the highjacker on 26/10/12.
It changed my homepage settings but i have managed restore my homepage as google. I have also removed the related files from registry but the highjacker's software "DATAMGR.EXE" is still in my system and im not able to delete it. Everytime it says access is denied.
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