Wallpapers.myway.com also known as Wallpapers by MyWay is a malicious add-on designed to fit Google Chrome web browser. You have probably already heard about MyWay browser hijacker – it is arguably one of the most popular hijackers out there. Actually, there is a whole family of hijackers that belongs to Mindspark Interactive (the company that developed MyWay) and it seems like Wallpapers by MyWay is just another product to the collection.
It is really easy to tell whether your computer is hijacked with Wallpapers.myway.com or not. Since it is categorised as new tab hijacker, it won’t affect your homepage or other attributes on the web browser – it will only set new tab page and default search engine settings to www.Wallpapers.myway.com. So if your browser is actually infected, you will see this website every time you open a new tab on it.
In case you are infected and don’t know how to solve the problem, please proceed reading the article. We will provide you with detailed instructions how to get rid of Wallpapers.myway.com effortless. We will also advise you how to protect your computer from similar infections in the future.
Irritating new tab hijacker
It is obviously unwanted because Wallpapers by MyWay add-on is traveling as a bundle to other free software that can be downloaded from the Internet. Often times users are not even aware of the fact that their computer was infected with Wallpapers.Myway hijacker when other, legitimate software was installed. In addition to that, after the installation of Wallpapers by MyWay, it will immediately offer you to add Search easier virus to your web browser as well. That means some users that are not aware of these dangers might get two computer viruses at once.
When it is already installed on your computer, you will immediately notice some changes on your web browser. By the way, this add-on is compatible with Google Chrome web browser only. Your new tab page will be set to Wallpapers.myway.com which looks like a legitimate search engine with a nice design.
This website features a search functions, as well as local weather forecast and time/date. There are also some links to other well known websites – they are there to create an image of reliable tool. However, the main function remains to be the search and you definitely can’t trust it. All searches submitted to Wallpapers.myway.com will be executed by Myway search engine and we already have mentioned that this tool is not reliable.
MyWay employs Google custom search and provides results that are generated by Google, but customised by MyWay. By using this search you are guaranteed to receive additional dose of advertisements and various sponsored links among your search results. Not only those results are not relevant to your search queries, but they might also lead you to websites that are not safe to visit.
Of course, all this wouldn’t happen if you have had a reliable anti-malware application with real time protection feature on your computer. It’s better to protect your computer before the virus infects it. However, even if your computer is already infected, we suggest to get yourself Spyhunter. Scan your hard drive with either one of those programs and it will be able to detect and remove all files associated to Wallpapers.myway.com virus.
After that, you will have to remove it from your web browser manually by yourself. It can be done by right-clicking on the MyWay icon on your toolbar and selecting option “Remove from Chrome…”. On the next window approve your selection and click “Remove” once again. After that you should see this window and that means you have successfully removed Wallpapers by MyWay from your computer:
We recommend to keep those anti-malware tools installed even after successful removal of MyWay hijacker – it will protect you from similar threats in the future. If you have failed to remove the virus, feel free to contact us in the comments section below for the assistance.
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