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Why does my internet home page keep changing?

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Malware called browser hijacking programs are the cause of a user’s home page constantly changing. This malware is similar to a virus and users need to remove them from their computers before it stops. Deleting malware that changes a computer’s home page is important because the home page the malware selects often downloads even more threats onto a computer.

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Why does my internet home page keep changing?
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Fortunately, it is possible to delete these malware programs by using anti-malware and antivirus software. Examples of programs that are useful for getting rid of malware include Malwarebytes and Spybot. These programs are free to use and they are effective at getting rid of threats to a user’s computer. Browser hijackers also often reroute web pages away from what a user specifies and towards dangerous sites. As a result, it’s important for a computer owner to download free anti-malware software and scan their computers with it on a regular basis. It is also important for users to update the definitions on this software frequently, since new types of browser hijacking software are made every day. According to Paul Gil at About.com, malware also has the ability to harm a user’s computer in other ways as well such as slowing down connections, flooding browsers with pop-up ads and stealing sensitive information.

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