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What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
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Homing Beacon


Homing Beacon is a software program developed by ChangeIP.com. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 3 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 62% of users of Homing Beacon come from the United States, it is also popular in South Africa and Switzerland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ChangeIP.com.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ChangeIP.com\Homing Beacon\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{14D3BA3E-65E3-4BA7-A488-BD69F58AB3F5}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Homing Beacon

  • HomingBeaconService.exe - Homing Beacon Background Service (HomingBeaconService)
  • HomingBeaconGUI.exe - Homing Beacon User Interface (HomingBeaconGUI)
  • HomingBeaconUtil.dll - Homing Beacon Library (HomingBeaconUtil)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • HomingBeaconService.exe runs as a service named 'Homing Beacon Background Service' (Homing Beacon Background Service) "Performs IP monitoring to ensure DNS records are up-to-date.".

How do I remove Homing Beacon?

Quickly and completely remove Homing Beacon from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Homing Beacon from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Homing Beacon, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Homing Beacon.

Win 8 53%
Win XP 7%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 53.33%
Windows 7 40.00%
Windows XP 6.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 26.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro 26.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.67%
Windows 10 Pro 6.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.54% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.54%
  South Africa 7.69%
  Switzerland 3.85%
  Egypt 3.85%
  Spain 3.85%
  France 3.85%
  Netherlands 3.85%
  Norway 3.85%
  Portugal 3.85%
  Sweden 3.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Dell 22.22%
Common models
MSI MS-7681 7.69%
LENOVO ThinkServer TS140 7.69%
LENOVO 20351 7.69%
LENOVO 20157 7.69%
HP EliteBook 2570p 7.69%
HP Compaq 6005 Pro MT PC 7.69%


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