How to remove (uninstall) Mystartpage.net

Have you noticed irritating banners in your browser, flagged as “advertising by Mystartpage.net”? Have you seen the name Mystartpage.net somewhere else on your machine? If those things are true – the machine is infected with adware, and this item was created to assist you in eliminating it.

Mystartpage.net

What is Mystartpage.net

Mystartpage.net, as you could guess so far, is adware. Mystartpage.net cannot do anything useful, as it’s made to achieve only one purpose: to drive you crazy. Well, the mere irritation is not its final aim, but it’s freely delivered until Mystartpage.net does its job – distributes advertising banners. Right after the penetration, it alters the settings of your browser and displays you as much spam as it can and sometimes more, ensuring that you will see a few of them. Fraudsters earn a few cents for every click you’ve made, and now you realize why the banners appear again and again: it’s pure money. In the sections below, we will tell you how Mystartpage.net got onto the PC and how you can guard it against suchlike threats. In case you know all you need on that topic and just want to delete adware one way or another – don't mind the other parts and go to the removal guide.

When the penetration is finished, Mystartpage.net alters the controls of your browsers. That's its single aim, as the head role in this play is given to the “search engine” to which you get redirected. So, adware removes your pre-set start page and the default search engine and places the unreliable webpage instead of them. After that, instead of searching via the reliable Google, Yahoo, Bing or any other search you like – you’ll surf the Net through the crude scammers' search that displays ads fake links pop-ups of all types and sizes. The virus also changes the settings of browser icons in a way that even if you return the regular settings, you'll automatically open the fraud search engine as the starting tab.

If you have already bothered to get rid of the virus, you could notice that it comes back, no matter the number of times you erased it. It happens because of the virus' protective systems, and we will unriddle to you their essence:

  • The easiest technique of defense is to create a system task for the restoration of Mystartpage.net after its elimination. System tasks are not typically utilized by regular PC operators, so the adware just creates a task to see if it’s working, and if it’s not – to download and set it one more time. This task verifies the Mystartpage.net's status after each restart, and thanks to it Mystartpage.net is so hard to reinstall.
  • Another method is similar to the previous one, but it uses the OS's registry and not the system tasks. You should clear the registry to defeat this technique, but it is a rather complicated thing for a newbie. The regular registry values are very important, and by erasing any of them, you can bring significant injury to the OS.

 

How Mystartpage.net got into the system

To make simpler for you, we’ll describe the entire story from the beginning. Most of the advertising programs are copies of each other, replicated countless times and sold to various hackers after few visual changes. One of those dudes purchased this particular copy on an underground website, set it up and uploaded it to file-sharing portals around the Net. And then, there was you, searching for it. Okay, are you sure that you haven't looked for adware to drive you mad? Or, you looked for the best messing-it-all-up utility for your system, and received a useful link to Mystartpage.net downloader? Still no? Okay, in that case, it was another program that is really good. Some free software created by an unknown developer, or a cracked replica of some paid tool you just don't want to pay for.

The way is known as “bundled installation”, and it's based on that scammers unite the installers of 3-4 viruses and a single useful utility into one "bundle". The bottom feature of this installer is that its composition detains a victim from seeing its content inside of it. On one of the middle steps, you're allowed to see a proposal to install more viruses, with the required checkmarks placed and the mouse cursor already hovers over “proceed”. And you pressed that button. There's also a technique, with the “installation manners”. In most cases, the installation for experienced users means that you may decide a folder for a program to be established, and how many additional programs do you need. In Mystartpage.net's case, choosing the easy installation means that you admit all the garbage from the bundle into the device.

Methods to remove Mystartpage.net

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Mystartpage.net manually

Step 1. Uninstall Mystartpage.net from the operation system

Step 2. Remove Mystartpage.net from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)

 

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

Now you realize how Mystartpage.net works, and you’re aware of its basic ways of penetration. We’ve explained almost everything, except the very significant thing: the methods to eliminate this virus. Here we go. You can eliminate Mystartpage.net via following these plain methods. One of them is what you’ve just tried to execute – uninstallation in manual mode. We know how to do it right, and below this paragraph, you will see the guide on manual uninstallation. Its crucial problem is that you can’t uninstall several viruses through it as it'll take many hours to do. It's better to try another manner: you may completely uninstall the adware in 5 minutes via Spyhunter anti-viral program. It has many advantages, and among them are high working speed, low price, round-the-clock user support and the compatibility with many anti-viruses. Don’t waste your time, trying to guard the PC with unpaid utilities – try the real antivirus. Click the link under this paragraph to inspect the hard drive with the unpaid version with limited possibilities.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall Mystartpage.net from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Mystartpage.net and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Mystartpage.net
  • C:\ProgramData\Mystartpage.net
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Mystartpage.net

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Mystartpage.net" and delete these elements

 

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Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Mystartpage.net and press Uninstall

 

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 Mystartpage.net from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Mystartpage.net and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Remove Mystartpage.net from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Mystartpage.net

Step 2.Change homepage:

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

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Mystartpage.net

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages

 

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove Mystartpage.net

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into Home page field

 

Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Mystartpage.net 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.

 

Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

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