How to remove (uninstall) CatHomepage

Advertising-oriented software, such as CatHomepage is very prevalent last years. They are not really the viruses, but their activity can call some discommode, and call some big issues. CatHomepage can appear as a worthy tool that displays you the best offers on the Web, adds remarkable features to all browsers, and does different things. Over time, the numbers of offers and ads increase and if you'll try to eliminate CatHomepage - you can’t do it, because CatHomepage can restore itself after deletion. In this entry, we will explain you everything about CatHomepage, how to delete it, and how to protect your system from infection in the future.


Advertising-oriented programs are a distinct type of unwanted programs, called adware and hijackers. The first type attacks the whole system, placing hype and advertisements on each new tab in browser and even if the browser is closed. The hijackers act only in the browser by changing the search results, providing incorrect output and sending you to viral web-pages. Both series of viruses use tricky specifications of their functions and benefits to cheat the customer. The condition of your machine is getting worse in direct proportion to the time that CatHomepage had dwelled in it. In the end, you'll understand that your workstation is wholly clogged by various undesired, suspicious or even harmful programs. Critical failures, reboots, low speed of response, spontaneous shutdowns and the poor performance of your laptop will appear every day. It will be preferably for your laptop, if you destroy the virus before the computer will appear in such deplorable state.


After the infection CatHomepage commits a series of things aimed at protection against uninstalling, and to prepare for work. The first thing is to set a task to re-install in case of removal, and to obtain updates from the website of its developers. Immediately after that, CatHomepage starts to change browser settings. When the home-page and pre-set search engine are altered, user always sees the suspicious web-site in each browser and on every tab. After that, CatHomepage switches the browser options, responsible for advertising. Most browsers now have a function which hides the banners, intrusive animations, pop-ups and other kinds of hype. CatHomepage switches these services off, and you understand that the amount of ads in the browser is dramatically high. Apart from the fact that you can see all the hype of the Internet, doesn't matter are they good or not, CatHomepage shows you obviously viral commercial content. In some cases, customers just can’t use the Net, because when they try to view the specified web-page, virus redirects him to the suspicious one. So, what is the reason of this? The point of such doing is to make the user to pass the links shown by adware. Viral links often lead to infected websites which provide substandard goods, or services. Those websites just aren't visited by anybody but their developers, and the only chance for them is to lure customers to the web-site with the help of such tricks. Any try to download some stuff from such web-site will call big issues. We believe, you realize that CatHomepage is not the good tool to store in your system, and it must be removed.

Methods to remove CatHomepage

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove CatHomepage manually

Step 1. Uninstall CatHomepage from the operation system

Step 2. Remove CatHomepage from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)


If you read the "What is" part, the need of CatHomepage disposal is manifest to you. Don't proceed to the uninstall right now: you should understand each deletion technique before you start. Customer has two options with help of which any undesired program might be uninstalled: manual and software way. Each of these methods is reliable and provides efficient elimination of the hijacker. Yet, there are some differences among them. The manual disposal comprises of several actions, and between them there are the operations with important system files. Don't attempt to do the by-hand removal if you are not sure about this. Below this paragraph we wrote the detailed instruction, with video about the removal of adware. If you are worrying about the possibility of failure, or just want to procure the defense of your workstation for many months - we advise you to use the anti-virus. Disposal with support of special software is noticeably faster than by-hand removal and excludes the risk of mistake. AV-tool ensures the high level of defense, and the manual removal provides none, because you just eliminate the virus, and leave the passage open for all threats. At the moment, the most advantageous removal software on the user rating is Spyhunter, and we offer you to purchase it. This anti-viral tool is very popular in many countries, and provides reliable protection. Spyhunter uses daily updated virus database, it doesn't consume lots of CPU power and doesn't interfere with other AV-software.

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CatHomepage removal instructions

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall CatHomepage from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select CatHomepage and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\CatHomepage
  • C:\ProgramData\CatHomepage
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\CatHomepage

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "CatHomepage" and delete these elements


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How to remove CatHomepage from Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select CatHomepage and press Uninstall


How to uninstall from Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete CatHomepage from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select CatHomepage and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.


How to uninstall CatHomepage from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash


Step 2. Remove CatHomepage from the browser

How to remove CatHomepage from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove CatHomepage

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs


How to delete CatHomepage from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove CatHomepage

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • On startup
  • Set pages
  • Put “about:blank”


How to uninstall CatHomepage from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove CatHomepage

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into homepage field

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Put “about:config” into address bar;
  • Confirm the suggestion;
  • Search for “browser.newtab.url”;
  • Reset this field (right-click and choose reset).


How to delete CatHomepage from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose CatHomepage and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.


How to delete CatHomepage from Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"


Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions


Advantages of different removal methods


How to protect the computer?

To prevent penetration by such malware in the future, you should know for sure in which way CatHomepage got into the workstation. This might happen via three main techniques:

  • Infection through an untrusted site. When you are on a web-site, you see a banner with a suggestion to download brilliant software, which might seriously assist you in some cases. These programs have the confined list of advantages: self download of every driver or update for your hardware, search for most profitable discounts on the Web, providing the newest free media-content such as movies, games and music, the fulfillment of definite tasks in Twitter, the acceleration of Net surfing. All of these options are already built into the browsers, or is in the list of Windows services, so, it means that such software are simply worthless, and the web-site, which distributes them is, probably, dangerous.
  • Hijackers may be bundled with other software. If you often use the toll-free tools, you understand what that means. You install the tool, and in one of the windows you see the proposal of the installation of the antivirus, brilliant media player, browser, the additional add-on for it, and God knows what else. You do not even need to decide anything because the installation has already been confirmed, and in most cases, it is very complicated to decline the unwanted installations.
  • The straight installation by user. It is also possible, because when the customers see a colorful specification of software, they decide that it is highly useful.

The e-mails are also often used, to spread unwanted programs but it is rarely used by adware. We hope that when you're reading this paragraph of the guide, CatHomepage will be completely deleted from the machine. If you choose the by-hand disposal, you have to know how to realize that there is malware on your workstation.

  • Slow launch of Operating System. The programs that run at startup are, in most cases, the reason of long boot. At the taskbar you can see all currently working tools, and choose which are helpful and which are not.
  • Banners are everywhere. If the quantity of hype increased notably - this is, most likely, the undesired software.
  • The good programs became unstable and slow, machine reboots and shuts down by itself.
  • The emergence of the bizarre software on your machine. If the software shows up on the PC without your consent - it's, most likely, unwanted.

Any of these symptoms informs about the malware threat, and the early reaction is a way to avoid the damage. Don't trust in everything you see on the Net, follow the condition of your machine, and it will always be clean and functional.



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