MyHomePage.pro is the name of a browser extension for Google Chrome that can get onto your browser by stealth and replace its homepage and new tab page with the MyHomePage.pro URL that redirects all entered search queries to an unmodified Duckduckgo.com search engine. While this extension is not malicious, we recommend that you remove it because its creators employ deceptive distribution methods to replace your search-related browser settings. The bottom line is that this extension offers nothing of value, so there is no reason to keep it. If you want to find out more about it, we invite you to read this whole description.
If you accidentally install MyHomePage.pro, then it will replace your browser’s homepage address and new tab page address without your knowledge or authorization. It main page features links to dozens of legitimate websites that include the likes of Google+, Facebook, Wikipedia, and Twitch, among others. However, at the bottom of the page, this search engine features ads. In our case, it advertised a website at https://www.top10bestantivirus.com/best-free-antivirus which compares anti-virus software. While this particular link is okay, there is no guarantee that all of the ads shown by MyHomePage.pro will be legitimate.
It is worth mentioning that MyHomePage.pro redirects all entered search queries to an unmodified Duckduckgo.com search engine, so the search results do not contain additional promotional links and are generally safe to browse. It is also worthy of a note that MyHomePage.pro can collect some information about you automatically. We believe that it might collect information such as your approximate location, IP address, Internet Service Provider, entered search terms, and so on. The information is collected legally using browser cookies, web beacons, and so on. The reason for collecting this information is unknown because the search results are not modified. It is likely, however, that it can be used to customize the ads on the main page.
Our research has revealed that this browser extension was created by a company called RCPsoft. This company’s website is Rcpsoft.net. This developer has created several applications and MyHomePage.pro is one of them, though it is not advertized much. There is no download link for this extension found on Rcpsoft.net as it is widely distributed using other means. We have found that it is featured on the Chrome Web Store and its statistics say that there are more than 10, 000 people using it. However, the Chrome Web Store does not use deceptive methods to install this extension, so how can you get it accidentally? We have found that MyHomePage.pro is also bundled with third-party software which is most likely hosted on freeware websites. The bundled software installers featured on such sites can install MyHomePage.pro on your browser by default, but you might be able to deselect the installation by opting for advanced or custom settings.
In closing, MyHomePage.pro is a shady browser extension that we rightly classified as a potentially unwanted program because it can get onto your browser without your knowledge and replace your homepage and new tab page in an effort to make you use it for searching the web. Therefore, you ought to remove it because it offers nothing of value and its creators use deception to make you use it. Therefore, we suggest you get rid of it using the instructions provided below this article.