Remove homepage (Removal Guide)

By Published on September 7, 2016

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is a dubious website which redirects your favorite browser and replaces your default homepage and default search engine with is known to be bundled with free software and offered during the installation process.

It’s often the user itself which allowed the homepage on their computer. When you install free software look at what is offered during installation. The installation of free-software is build to trick you into installing bundled software using dark patterns. Unfortunately, some free-downloads do not adequately disclose that other software will also be installed on your computer.

It is advised to always read the End User License Agreements (EULA) or Terms and Agreements before installing software on your computer. Do never click too fast thru the installation process and read and overview every window. Do not install software you do not trust. Want to make sure that this does not happen again use MalwareBytes Anti-Malware, follow our free instructions.

Remove homepage (Removal Guide)


Step 1 – Remove with AdwCleaner

Step 2 – Remove with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

junkware_removal_toolStep 3 – Remove scheduled tasks and Tech Connect Proxy with Junkware Removal Tool

If you experience on Apple Mac OSX instead of Microsoft Windows, follow our generic guide to remove adware from Mac OSX for free. This complete guide includes detailed instructions and a free adware removal tool for Mac OSX.

adwcleanerRemove – AdwCleaner

AdwCleaner will scan for hijacks and viruses in your computer and browser.
The AdwCleaner tool will scan for malicious Services, Folders, Files, Shortcuts, Registry keys and Browser Extensions for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox. After the scan you can remove the found malicious items using AdwCleaner and clean your computer and browser(s).

download Download AdwCleaner

warningNotice: if you have problems downloading AdwCleaner, because of popups that keep opening when clicking a link because of adware
Goto this url:

  • Before running AdwCleaner, close all open programs and browsers.
  • Select the executable for AdwCleaner you just downloaded from the link above.
  • Run AdwCleaner as Administrator
  • Accept their terms by clicking the “I Agree” button

adwcleaner terms

  • Select the Scan button to start scanning your computer and browser for malicious files.


  • to remove the malicious items found by AdwCleaner using the detection Scan, select the Clean button.


  • Make sure to close all open programs and browser(s) to continue removing the detected items from your computer.
  • Click OK to continue.


  • Your computer is rebooted after the removal process.

malwarebytesRemove – MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

downloadDownload MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free’s industry-leading scanner detects and removes malware like worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, spyware, and more. All you have to do is launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free and run a scan. It’s that simple.
Or if you want even better protection, consider Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium and its instant real-time scanner that automatically prevents malware and websites from infecting your PC.
Either way you’re crushing malware and foiling hackers.
MalwareBytes Anti-Malware works great alongside Antivirus software, both MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and Antivirus software go along and provide the best protection for your computer.

informationInstall MalwareBytes Anti-Malware using it’s installation wizard.

MalwareBytes Anti-Malware needs no configs or specific settings, just install and you are ready to scan your computer for malware and free removal.

  • Select Scan Now to perform a anti-malware scan.

malwarebytes - scan now

  • Malwarebytes computer is scanning for malicious items, this might take a while, please wait for MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to finish.

malwarebytes - scanning process

  • When the detection scan is finished, a window appears with the malware found by MalwareBytes.
    To remove the found malware from your computer, select the Remove Selected button.

malwarebytes - remove selected

  • All found items will be put in quarantine, if MalwareBytes Anti-Malware requires to a reboot to do so, please allow MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to reboot Windows.

malwarebytes - finished

Remove PUP/ShoppingHelper  Remove scheduled tasks and Tech Connect Proxy using Junkware Removal Tool

Junkware Removal Tool will not only remove this threat from your computer, but Junkware Removal Tool will scan and remove any threat from your computer that is malicious. Junkware Removal Tool is a great tool to completely clean your computer from any threat and highly recommended to use frequently to keep your computer clean and healthy. Best of all it’s free and updated regularly.

Download Junkware Removal Tool (Official link and direct-download)

Select JRT.exe with right mouse click and Run as Administrator

Remove PUP/ShoppingHelper

If User Account Control asks you to allow JRT.exe to make changes to your computer, press Yes to continue.

Remove PUP/ShoppingHelper

As described on

Junkware Removal Tool is a security utility that searches for and removes common adware, toolbars, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) from your computer.  A common tactics among freeware publishers is to offer their products for free, but bundle them with PUPs in order to earn revenue.  This tool will help you remove these types of programs.

Please note: Close all your browsers, save any work and then press any key to continue.
Your desktop may blink or a new window may open during the scan and removal process of junkware removal tool.

Remove PUP/ShoppingHelper

When Junkware Removal Tool is done scanning and removing malicious items from your computer a logfile will open.

information If you still experience problems with, run a scan with Emsisoft Anti-Malware using this instruction.



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