How to remove (uninstall) Search-startpage.com

Search-startpage.com is the unwanted tool which services can be used by swindlers to promote their websites. There are two main kinds of promotional programs: hijackers and adware, and manners of their action are really similar. They have only one major difference: adware prefers to put ads on all web-pages, and hijackers are trying to redirect you to the suspicious websites from the worthy ones. Utilities of that sort often pretend to be good, for the user to install them. One of the major problems for adware creators is to describe all functions in the most blurry way, to confuse the user. Improved finding of deals and sells, indication of the doings of your mates on social networks, quick search and other pointless functions – that’s what these programs are proposing. Actually, they cannot perform even these things and just flood user with advertisement.

Search-startpage.com

Lots of the customers might be wandering that Search-startpage.com is not dangerous for your machine. Search-startpage.com is not dangerous, because it does not interfere with the functioning of good utilities, it does not erase files and doesn't cause direct injury to the system. Advertising programs completely rely on their victims, giving them the opportunity to harm their systems. Showing advertisement, hijacker initiates the massive income of people to determined web-sites and gains hundreds of dollars for web-criminals. Ads and promotional services, provided by adware, are cheap, and attract thousands of rustlers. This scheme is really hard to break and adware will operate until all customers will experience some issues with adware and hijackers, and stop installing these kinds of programs.

If adware managed to break your PC's defense, it will instantly begin to show advertising. Banners emerge everywhere, including the browser new tabs, desktop and even homepage. Once you get used to the banners, Search-startpage.com begins to behave even more aggressive, hiding the whole websites. Any action with the ad unit can call the viral infection. Hijackers can distribute less ads than other advertising programs, but with hijacker you could not even get to the needed web-page, because of redirections. You can get rid of ads only by deleting Search-startpage.com from your PC immediately.

 

Methods to remove Search-startpage.com

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Search-startpage.com manually

Step 1. Uninstall Search-startpage.com from the operation system

Step 2. Remove Search-startpage.com from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)

 

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Getting rid of Search-startpage.com is a very easy thing that any newcomer can perform. The seasoned users might know how to execute the manual removal, but if you aren't absolutely certain - just use our instructions. Instructions will provide the safe and quick deletion of Search-startpage.com, with no harmful consequences and sudden problems. The effectiveness of hand deletion is diminishing each hour that virus spends in your system, so you must act fast. Every day of delay calls dozens of suspicious banners and the malware is behind all of them. If hijacker operates in your system for few days - manual deletion, most likely, won't work and you'll need to purchase the reputable antivirus. We want to show you such tool: its name is Spyhunter. You can click on the button below to install it.

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall Search-startpage.com from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Search-startpage.com and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Search-startpage.com
  • C:\ProgramData\Search-startpage.com
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Search-startpage.com

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Search-startpage.com" and delete these elements

 

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How to remove Search-startpage.com from Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Search-startpage.com and press Uninstall

 

How to uninstall from Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete Search-startpage.com from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Search-startpage.com and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

How to uninstall Search-startpage.com from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash

 

Step 2. Remove Search-startpage.com from the browser

How to remove Search-startpage.com from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Search-startpage.com

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

How to delete Search-startpage.com from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Search-startpage.com

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • On startup
  • Set pages
  • Put “about:blank”

 

How to uninstall Search-startpage.com from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove Search-startpage.com

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into homepage field

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Put “about:config” into address bar;
  • Confirm the suggestion;
  • Search for “browser.newtab.url”;
  • Reset this field (right-click and choose reset).

 

How to delete Search-startpage.com from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Search-startpage.com and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.

 

How to delete Search-startpage.com from Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

How to protect the computer?

Although it is pretty simple to delete Search-startpage.com, nobody will like to perform that every day. It is not profitably for hackers to make high-quality malware, so they just make hundreds of low-grade viruses instead of several extremely hazardous ones. According to this, every user must learn not only how to remove unwanted programs, but in the first place, how to avoid them. We've made a list of tips that could help you to keep your system clean

  • E-mails are very often used to distribute viruses. If you do not know who's the sender of the message - you shouldn't click on it. The files that are added to any letter are better to open with help of "sandbox" programs.
  • Every time you install something, you have to closely read the EULA. People's credulity is the reason of adware's success. All irritating functions of adware are described in the installation menu that you accustomed to overlook. Some adware use a trick called "Partner setup" or "recommended installation", when in addition to the one program you get 2-3 useless ones. Suchlike way of installation is fully undesired, because you cannot be sure about the added software.
  • All propositions on the Internet that promise you large profit should be taken skeptically. The majority of them are harmless, designed to boost the web-site of their developers, but some of them lead to actual fraud schemes that may make you experience the serious losses.

These advices are very easy, but they all are giving you a chance to avoid the infection by harmful programs. Even if the implementation of the rules is causing you uneasiness - you have to remember: it is much better to prevent infection than to face its consequences. Let your computer be safe and fast, and remember: we'll easily answer any question about the hazardous software.

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