Homepage Hijack Protector

Homepage Hijack Protector

Download Editors' Rating:
1
Terrible
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 20 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2
  • Total Downloads:
    18,470
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 25, 2005
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.58MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    16
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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As its name suggests, this application claims to thwart home-page hijackers from changing your start page, but its claims went unsupported in our tests. In addition to the fact that the program severely lacks the features of similar programs, it fails to perform its chief function. Homepage Hijack Protector lets you change and set your home page with a simple interface. Unfortunately, the program didn't actually change our home page to the new URL we entered during testing, nor did it stop any other sites from applying themselves as our new home page. Given this freeware's lack of features and poor performance, users will definitely want to bypass it.
 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Worked for me."

March 04, 2006  |  By michelleDeacon

 |  Version: Homepage Hijack Protector 2

Pros

Removed the malpage from my computer and I could change my homepage via there program.

Cons

You have to use their program to set your homepage and not via IE.

It sets your homepage to be their webpage but I guess it has to be set something to remove the malpage hijack first.

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2 stars

"Just another hijacker"

December 21, 2005  |  By robbaby

 |  Version: Homepage Hijack Protector 2

Pros

It DID change my homepage - but to its own. I finally was able to get it to change to google AFTER I ininstalled it. And yes, I did go to Start > Yumgo > Homepage protector.

Cons

It wouldn't let me change it from yumgo. It didn't matter what I set it to, Yumgo was the page that came up. AND as soon as I got to Google, they had a clear popup that came up over the search button. Sneaky people.

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2 stars

"Stay Away !!!"

July 23, 2005  |  By raven99

 |  Version: Homepage Hijack Protector 2

Pros

None

Cons

This software if filled with tracking cookies and other adware stuff. Very, very hard to uninstall. Stay away.

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4 stars

"Very useful software, easy to instal, configure and run"

July 05, 2005  |  By fnem

 |  Version: Homepage Hijack Protector 2

Pros

Can't see much wrong with it really. I wish those who jumo the gun and knock it would take the time to check it out before ranting!

Cons

Method of changing the defaul homepage by the user can is slightly unclear - whcih can be easily done through START>PROGRAM>YUMGPS'S...

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5 stars

"This is a hijack terminator"

June 08, 2005  |  By pokerboy

 |  Version: Homepage Hijack Protector 2

Pros

It gets rid of the pathetic hijackers straightaway, no messing. This is the dogs bol*ocks.

Cons

Once it's installed it creates itself as your home page. You think that it has hijacked your homepage too - it hasn't. Just go into start > programs > yumgos homepage protector. You can then select any homepage of your choice. These guys are no con artists. If i could i'd make a contribution.

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5 stars

"A blessing for the non technical"

April 23, 2005  |  By Clive Sinclair

 |  Version: Homepage Hijack Protector 2

Pros

After reading Weparicua review I was a little sceptical, but after looking a bit closer I noticed that this little gem requires a restart b4 it works. You also have to tell is what page to protect as your homepage. I'm not technical and after trying various other products which require you to produce logs and send them onto user groups on the internet, I was pleased to see Yumgo's Hijack Homepage protector do the job.

Cons

Must specify which homepage to protect via start ... programs...yumgo.. etc. If you do not do this, even changing the homepage via i.e would work. I guess this is also it's strong point.

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5 stars

"Terrific, this has solved my Home page hijack"

April 22, 2005  |  By TheSmith

 |  Version: Homepage Hijack Protector 2

Pros

Works a treat. After trying other programs which required loads of technical know how, this simply does the job. It had taken less than 2 minues to solve my hijack probelm. Great results first time.

Cons

I noticed that I needed to change my homepage via the programs own homepage settings. Like the other reviewers have stated. This can be found under start - programs - yumgo's homepage protector.

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5 stars

"Excellent. Ignore previous post."

April 16, 2005  |  By Natasha_g

 |  Version: Homepage Hijack Protector 2

Pros

Ignore the previous post. They obviously do not know how to follow the install instructions. The program advises you to change your homepage via it's own program setting accessed by clicking; START> PROGRAMS> YUMGO'S HOMEPAGE PROTECTOR.... The programs has been protecting my homepage for weeks now. I guess the previous post was from competitors who charge for their browser protectors. Download and use this program instead. It's free and does exactly what it says.

Cons

It's not made very clear that you would need to change your homepage by clicking; START> PROGRAMS> YUMGO'S HOMEPAGE PROTECTOR.... apart from that it's perfect.

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1 stars

"Its a hijacker itself!!!"

April 04, 2005  |  By Weparicua

 |  Version: Homepage Hijack Protector 2

Pros

None

Cons

It changed my homepage to their own search engine. I have Spyboy and WinPatrol, among other protection and was baffled by the reciliency of this malware. It kept resetting their homepage time after time until I discovered a program called Yumgo's Homepage Protector V2. Thats exactly what it does, it protects its own page from being removed. Such corrupt people, included their staff who reviewed the program here possitively. STAY AWAY!!!

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5 stars

"fast, effective, 100% recommended."

March 18, 2005  |  By ckleong22

 |  Version: Homepage Hijack Protector 2

Pros

After numerous attempts to recover my browser with other software, this appears to be the only one that works... what's more? it's free!

Cons

NIL

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Yumgo
Publisher web site http://www.yumgo.co.uk
Release Date February 25, 2005
Date Added February 25, 2005
Version 2
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Miscellaneous
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 95, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 1.58MB
File Name YumgoHomepageProtector.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 18,470
Downloads Last Week 16
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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