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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

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HomingBeacon.NET is a software program developed by ChangeIP.com. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 4 files and is usually about 1.93 MB (2,026,094 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 88% of users of HomingBeacon.NET come from the United States, it is also popular in Argentina.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ChangeIP.com/dns/HomingBeacon
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HomingBeacon.NET\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{E8BA9081-D219-42B2-9CB0-59E19E8DCD9C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.93 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HomingBeacon.NET

  • hb3common.dll - HomingBeacon Common (The HomingBeacon Common Stuff)
  • hb3gui.exe - HomingBeacon Client (The HomingBeacon)
  • hb3svc.exe - HomingBeaconService (The HomingBeacon Service)
  • hb3npfw11.dll (by PureComponents) - PureComponents NicePanel (FW1.1)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • hb3svc.exe runs as a service named 'HomingBeacon Dynamic DNS' (HomingBeacon) "The HomingBeacon.NET, a ChangeIP.com Dynamic DNS Update Client".
Startup File (User Run)
  • hb3gui.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'HomingBeacon Client' and executes as "C:\Program Files\HomingBeacon.NET\hb3gui.exe" /minimized.

How do I remove HomingBeacon.NET?

Quickly and completely remove HomingBeacon.NET from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall HomingBeacon.NET 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 HomingBeacon.NET, 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 HomingBeacon.NET.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 33%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows XP 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 66.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.50%
  Argentina 12.50%


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