I think I just got myself into a trouble, and this trouble is really annoying. All my explorer were just hijacked by HomeTab, I made a stupid mistake, I click a link from my email which claimed I won a top prize from a range of survey, the prize is Iphone 6 plus, I mean I was intending to buy one anyway, and this is for free, why not? Then my mistake got me this HomeTab hijacker, and I don’t know how to get rid of me, I guess someone who is computer whiz may know about this hijack, can you please help me?!

Brief Introduction to HomeTab hijacker

HomeTab hijacker is a browser hijacker that can totally mess up your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. It’ll make your homepage change to HomeTab, it will disguise itself like a search provider which people may not unfamiliar with that, we use google all the time to search the information we want, however, this one, it’s a fake one, if you try to type some words in it, and press the button, it will get you nothing but some commercial sites which may be malicious and keep popping ads and video for you. Each time you try to open a new tap, it may redirect you to the sites you don’t like. The cyber criminals create this kind of hijacker from time to time that’s because these build traffic for them and they may make profit from that.

HomeTab hijacker Screenshot

HomeTab hijacker

HomeTab hijacker will always be bundled to some free programs from unsafe resource in the internet, it could hide in the Roshal ARchive like music players, adobe player, video player,PDF creators, etc. Or you may just click some suspicious link then it will install into computers furtively without user’s permission. I have to remind all the victims, once it installed, your computer will not only be infected by this one, it may properly lead you other vicious sites, download more malicious programs without letting you know. When innocent people ask for help from internet, they will not just mention about the endless pop-up ads, they will also describe that they system become slower and slower, many of their program which they usually use such as, WORD, PPT cannot open at all, that’s the because you have some unwanted software already run in the background, they will be activated each time you turn on you computer, and of course they will highly take up the cpu usage, so there will be no room to run regular program anymore, the worst situation is it will lead you computer to blue screen. For your own safe, I suggest you to choose a Custom installation when downloading any programs from the Internet. It will enable you to see all optional downloads and choose them according to your preferences.

Compare to your private info and data getting used by cyber criminals, the above downside I mention may not the most big problem, once affected, you will see that it lists numerous sponsored websites in your search results, it can install additional programs that would bring changes in your browser settings and preferences. OS you indeed may suffer from various privacy related issues if you have noticed HomeTab hijackeron your system. What’s more, the original feature and many of the buttons on the explorer will loose the their function, and it’s not work, even you try to uninstall all your explorers and reinstall them again, the hijacker will still be there, it’s very tricky and pesky!. For the safe of you and your computer, please remove this hijacker at once!

The properties of Infected Computer

-Can change your homepage to HomeTab which cannot be detected by the anti-virus program

-Can pop up many ads you don’t want and provide you junk links, make you unable to surf the internet

-Can create more junks and make your computer run slowly which properly lead your computer to blue screen

-Can download unnecessary programs automatically, some may harm your computer system

-Can screw up the settings of your browser and very hard for inexperience users to change it back

-Can be taken use by hackers with your private information and data for unlawful act

NOTE: If any of these properties show on your PC, your computer probably got infected with HomeTab Redirect. And believe or not, someone will be driven crazy by this pop-up ads and any other things. If you don’t have sufficient knowledge of computer, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker for you.

Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of HomeTab hijacker provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.

Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this hijacker, the name of the process of it is random.

XP task manager

Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.


Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel


Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs


Then try to find the program which relates to HomeTab hijacker, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.


Step4: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Internet Explorer as an Example)

From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options.

IE tools

Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK


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To avoid hijacker like this, you need to be careful when download and install programs, Custom installation usually allows you to see if there are any bundles coming along the main download. Take preventive measures will always be a good way to protect your computer! However, at present, manual removal still can be the most effective way to get rid of this kind of hijacker or other similar kind of virus from your PC. Manual removal will be the best way to get rid of the HomeTab hijacker from Computer.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of this Hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on October 1, 2014 6:45 am

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