Before we start, here’s the answer to your question (yeah, we know what question do you have). The main reason for changing your homepage is… Ads! You probably met such a situation. You search for something in the Internet and click on the “Download” button. But while installing the app you see that there is a bundle of adware coming with it. What’s next? You get pop-up windows on all the sites, incorrect work of the browser, strange warnings about urgent calls to some “support” and other unnecessary stuff.
The most obvious way of solving the problem is installing of free Anti-malware utility for Mac. It seems to be easy and comfortable, doesn’t it? So what can be wrong here? Note, that adware creators are very tricky and they want you to see their ads in any case. That’s why adware will change your homepage and you’ll suffer from the informational noise every time you turn on the browser. But you can change it and that’s the salvation! We got here all the easiest ways to do it. No more ads and baddies during web surfing!
Homepage changing in Safari
First open the Mac’s browser. Click on the main menu in the left top of the screen. Go to Preferences. In the newly opened window you’ll find General tab and there is the place to type any page you like. It will be your homepage.
Of course, now it’s time to test the change you made and to make sure that you have beaten that bothersome adware. Close Safari and open it again. If the changes were made correctly, the new homepage will appear. If you see something else instead the site you’ve entered in Preferences window, launch the desires manually with keyboard. Tap the shortcut “Shift-Command-H”.
Setting homepage in Chrome
Open the application and click on Chrome button (it’s in the upper-left). Tap on Preferences and the new window with settings will open. If you see “Open a specific page or set of pages” marked, click on Set pages option. Chrome will offer you to change the startup pages.
If you see any unwanted URL-adresses in the box, click “x” (it’s to the right) and add the page you’d like to see as the homepage. Then click OK to save the changes.
Let’s change homepage in Firefox
The process of changing the homepage in this browser seems to be similar with what we did in Safari and Chrome. Open Firefox and go to Preferences. You can find them at the top of your screen. Next tap on General from the left column and find the Home Page box. Write the URL of the needed homepage here and close the browser.
Next time you launch Firefox you’ll see the desired page at the start.
Congratulations! Just run Malwarebytes program we noted above, change your homepage to your favorite site and enjoy web surfing without unwanted advertisements.
To avoid such situations in the future always look what you’re downloading on your Mac. Not all the apps are good for the systems and not all the ads are too much interesting to see them all the time. 🙂 We advise you to look for programs in the Mac App Store. Manufacturer’s website won’t provide you with unnecessary adware – it’s guaranteed!
So we wish you to get only safe applications from the Internet and find only interesting and useful materials there!
September 23, 2016 by Mark Walker