How to remove (uninstall) Homesweeklies.com

Have you mentioned aggressive ads in the browser that come from the Homesweeklies.com search? Do you see the presence of Homesweeklies.com somewhere else on the computer? If any of these is true – the computer is infested by an advertising program, and our article will help you in eliminating it.

Homesweeklies.com

What is Homesweeklies.com

Immediately after the infection, Homesweeklies.com switches the settings of the browsers. That's its single goal, because the substantial part of this adware is the fake search engine which takes over your browser as soon as you install Homesweeklies.com. So, the virus clears your pre-set start page, as well as the pre-set search engine and puts the fake webpage instead of them. Now you can't use the reputable Google, Yahoo, Bing or another search engine you're used to – you will browse the Internet through the wretched Homesweeklies.com search that displays pop-up windows wrong links ads of all sorts and sizes. The virus also modifies the controls of browser icons in a way that in case you restore the good settings, you'll automatically open the untrusted search system in a first tab.

Homesweeklies.com can't be uninstalled as a usual software, and if the customer attempts to do it - the adware will reinstall itself. It occurs because of the adware’s defensive systems, and we will define how they work:

  • The first method of protection is to create a system task on the restoration of Homesweeklies.com after its removal. These tasks aren’t typically used by usual PC owners, so Homesweeklies.com just develops a task to confirm if it’s working, and if it isn't – to get and install it again. The task is being launched after each restart, and that’s why Homesweeklies.com keeps recovering.
  • Another manner is similar to the previous one, but it uses the OS's registry instead of the Scheduled Tasks service. You need to clear the registry to defeat this technique, but it is a pretty difficult task for a novice operator. The regular registry items are very important, and by deleting one of them, you might inflict significant harm to the system.

The tool that distributes pop-ups is called Homesweeklies.com, and it is adware. It’s a kind of tool that cannot do anything helpful, as it was created to achieve a sole purpose: to drive you mad. Well, the driving-crazy stuff is not its direct purpose, but it’s easily delivered while the virus does its job – displays advertising banners. It infects the system, it alters the settings of your browser and shows you lots of ads, making sure that they've attracted your attention. Fraudsters get some tiny amount of money for every click you’ve made, and now you see why the banners appear again and again: it’s a gold mine. In the sections below, we will tell you in which way Homesweeklies.com infected the machine and how it might be defended against suchlike threats. If you are not interested and just want to remove adware one way or another – don't mind the coming parts and look at the removal instructions.

 

How Homesweeklies.com was installed in the system

To clarify everything, we will depict the process in total. Most of the advertising tools are each other's clones, duplicated countless times and passed to various web-criminals after little visual improvements. Some bad guys purchased Homesweeklies.com on an underground auction, tuned it and put it on file-sharing sites all over the Web. And after that, you came and installed it. Okay, you're saying that you didn’t look for a utility to drive you crazy? Possibly, you wanted some spoiling-it-all-up tool for the system, and someone sent you a link to Homesweeklies.com installer? Missed again? Well, then, you wanted to download some utility that's actually helpful. Kind of a free tool from an unknown company, or a pirated copy of a well-known software you didn’t want to purchase.

This method is known as “affiliate installation”, and it's based on that scammers merge the installation files of several viruses and a sole useful tool into one file. The essential feature of this package is that its pattern interferes a user from discovering its content inside of it. On one of the last stages, they give out an offer to get more viruses, with the required fields filled and the first desire is to install them and move forward. We suppose that you proceeded, as you're reading our entry. It might have been a little different: they might have done this via the “methods of installation”. Usually, the expert installation method is just a manual choice of where you need a tool to be installed, and how many additional utilities do you want. In case of Homesweeklies.com, if you pick the recommended installation, you admit all the garbage from the bundle into the PC.

Methods to remove Homesweeklies.com

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Homesweeklies.com manually

Step 1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Step 2. Check hosts file

Step 3. Remove Homesweeklies.com from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari/Edge)

 

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

At this moment you know how Homesweeklies.com works, and you’re aware of its sneaky techniques of infection. We’ve explained almost everything, apart from the very important thing: the ways to get rid of Homesweeklies.com. Here we go. Homesweeklies.com can be removed with the help of these simple methods. The first one is what you’ve just attempted to execute – manual uninstallation. We know the easiest manner to perform it, and below this part, you will find the instructions on manual uninstallation. Its crucial flaw is the impossibility to uninstall many viruses with its help since it will take lots of time. We suggest to you another way: you can totally uninstall Homesweeklies.com in a few minutes with the help of Spyhunter antivirus. This utility has lots of advantages, and among them are decent signature database, 24/7 user support, the ability to operate along with other anti-viruses and high working speed. Don’t waste time, trying to guard the system with unpaid tools – switch to the true anti-viral tool. Push the button under this paragraph to download a trial version with limited possibilities.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

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

2. Check the following folders for the suspicious elements

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

3. Clean registry:

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

 

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Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select the program and press Uninstall

 

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 unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 3. Remove Pushalias.com from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable strange extensions:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Pushalias.com

Step 2.Change homepage:

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

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove unfamiliar add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages

 

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete suspicious extensions:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • Home
  • Choose “Blank page” into Homepage and new windows

 

Opera browser

Step 1. Disable strange add-ons:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose add-on and press button "Disable"

Step 2. Change homepage:

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

 

Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Microsoft Edge

Step 1. Delete the suspicious extensions.

  • Menu
  • Extensions
  • Choose unfamiliar extension
  • Press Uninstall

Step 2. Change homepage.

  • Go to the website of the search engine you want
  • Select More actions
  • Settings
  • View advanced settings
  • Change search engine
  • Select search engine you want and Set as default

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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