How to delete 12startpage.com

About this infection in short

12startpage.com is considered to be a browser intruder, a somewhat low-level infection that might infect abruptly. Redirect viruses are usually not willingly set up by users, they may not even be aware of the infection. Hijackers tend to travel using freeware packages. No direct harm will be done your PC by the redirect virus as it’s not believed to be dangerous. You will, however, be continually rerouted to sponsored pages, because that is the primary reason behind their existence. Hijackers do not check the sites so you could be rerouted to one that would lead to a malicious program threat. It will not provide any useful features to you, so keeping it is quite pointless. If you wish to go back to usual browsing, you must eliminate 12startpage.com. 12startpage4.png
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How did the hijacker invade my machine

Free applications generally come together with extra offers. Adware, reroute viruses and other possibly undesirable utilities may come as those additional items. Those added items are hidden in Advanced (Custom) mode so choosing those settings will help to avoid browser intruder and other undesirable utility installations. If there are additional offers, all you need to do is unmark the boxes. If you select Default settings, you give those offers permission to set up automatically. Now that you are aware of how it invaded your computer, abolish 12startpage.com.

Why must you eliminate 12startpage.com?

When a browser hijacker manages to install your system, it will change your browser’s settings. The hijacker’s executed alterations include setting its advertised web page as your homepage, and it will not need your permission to do this. It can affect most browsers you have installed, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. If you want to be able to undo the changes, you must make sure to first delete12startpage.com. A search engine will be shown on your new home website but we don’t recommend using it since it will expose you to loads of sponsored content, in order to reroute you. Reroute viruses redirect you to strange websites since more traffic means more money for owners. Reroutes will happen to all types of weird websites, which makes browser intruders greatly annoying  deal with. Those reroutes also pose a certain threat to you as they are not only troublesome but also somewhat harmful. You may come across malicious program when being redirected, so do not expect the reroutes to always be non-harmful. If you want to secure your PC, remove 12startpage.com as soon as possible.

12startpage.com removal

You need to acquire spyware removal programs to completely delete 12startpage.com. If you opt for by hand 12startpage.com termination, you will need to locate all connected applications yourself. If you scroll down, you will notice a guide to help you erase 12startpage.com.Download Removal Toolto remove 12startpage.com

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Learn how to remove 12startpage.com from your computer

Step 1. 12startpage.com Removal from Windows

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Press on the Start icon. win7-start How to delete 12startpage.com
  2. Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-control-panel How to delete 12startpage.com
  3. Find the program you want to delete and press Uninstall. win7-uninstall-program How to delete 12startpage.com

b) Windows 8

  1. Right-click on the start icon (lower left corner). win10-start2 How to delete 12startpage.com
  2. Select Control Panel. win8-start How to delete 12startpage.com
  3. Click Programs and Features. win8-control-panel How to delete 12startpage.com
  4. Find and remove all unwanted programs. win8-remove-program How to delete 12startpage.com

c) Windows 10

  1. Open Start menu and click on the magnifying glass (next to the shut down button). win10-start2 How to delete 12startpage.com
  2. Type in Control Panel. win10-start How to delete 12startpage.com
  3. Control Panel → Programs and Features. win10-control-panel How to delete 12startpage.com
  4. Find and remove all unwanted programs. win10-remove-program How to delete 12startpage.com

d) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and press Applications. mac-os-apps How to delete 12startpage.com
  2. Check all suspicious programs you want to get rid of.
  3. Drag them to the trash icon in your dock (Alternatively, right-click on the program and press Move to Trash). mac-os-app-delete How to delete 12startpage.com
  4. After you move all the unwanted programs, right-click on the trash icon and select Empty Trash.

Step 2. Delete 12startpage.com from browsers

a) Remove 12startpage.com from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)
  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Press More located at the top right corner of the screen (the three dots). edge-menu How to delete 12startpage.com
  3. Settings → Choose what to clear. edge-settings How to delete 12startpage.com
  4. Check the boxes of the items you want removed, and press Clear. edge-clear-data How to delete 12startpage.com
  5. Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete together.
  6. Choose Task Manager.
  7. In the Processes tab, find the Microsoft Edge process, right click on it, and press Go to details (or More details if Go to details is not available). task-manager How to delete 12startpage.com
  8. Right-click on all Microsoft Edge processes, and choose End task.
(Method 2)
Before you proceed with this method, backup your data.
  1. Go to C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_xxxxxxxxxx.
  2. Select all the folders, right-click on them and press Delete. edge-folder How to delete 12startpage.com
  3. Press the start button, and type in Windows PowerShell in the search box.
  4. Right-click on the result, and select Run as administrator. edge-powershell How to delete 12startpage.com
  5. In Administrator: Windows PowerShell, paste Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and tap Enter. edge-powershell-script How to delete 12startpage.com
  6. The issue should be gone now.

b) Remove 12startpage.com from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and press on the Gear icon. IE-gear How to delete 12startpage.com
  2. Select Manage add-ons, and then Toolbars and Extensions.
  3. Find and disable all suspicious extensions. IE-add-ons How to delete 12startpage.com
  4. Close the window.

c) Restore your homepage on Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and press on the Gear icon.
  2. Internet Options → General tab. Delete the homepage URL and type in your preferred one. IE-settings2 How to delete 12startpage.com
  3. Press Apply.

d) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and press on the Gear icon. ie-settings How to delete 12startpage.com
  2. Internet Options → Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced How to delete 12startpage.com
  3. At the bottom, you will see a Reset button. Press that.
  4. In the window that appears, check the box that says Delete personal settings. IE-reset How to delete 12startpage.com
  5. Press Reset.
  6. Click OK to exit the window.
  7. Restart your browser.

e) Remove 12startpage.com from Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome and press the menu icon on the right, next to the URL field.
  2. Choose More tools and Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions How to delete 12startpage.com
  3. Remove suspicious extensions by clicking the Trash icon next to them. chrome-extensions-delete How to delete 12startpage.com
  4. If you are not certain about an extension, you can disable it by unchecking the box that says Enabled. If you later decide to keep it, simply check the box again.
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f) Restore your homepage on Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome and press the menu icon on the right, next to the URL field.
  2. Choose Settings. chrome-menu How to delete 12startpage.com
  3. In the window that appears, under On startup, there will be a Set pages option. Press on that.
  4. Remove the set website, and type in the one you prefer to be your homepage. Press OK. chrome-startup-page How to delete 12startpage.com
  5. In Settings, under Search, there is a Manage search engines option. Select that. chrome-search-engines How to delete 12startpage.com
  6. Remove all search engines except the one you want to use. Click Done.

g) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome and press the menu icon on the right, next to the URL field.
  2. Choose Settings. chrome-menu How to delete 12startpage.com
  3. Scroll down and press on Show advanced settings. chrome-settings How to delete 12startpage.com
  4. Find and press the Reset button. chrome-reset How to delete 12startpage.com
  5. In the confirmation window that appears, press Reset.

h) Remove 12startpage.com from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and access the menu by clicking on the three bars on the right of the screen.
  2. Select Add-ons. mozilla-menu How to delete 12startpage.com
  3. Select the Extensions tab, and remove all questionable extensions. mozilla-extensions How to delete 12startpage.com
  4. If you are not certain about an extension, you can disable it by clicking Disable. If you later decide to keep it, simply press Enable.

i) Restore your homepage on Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and access the menu by clicking on the three bars on the right side of the screen.
  2. Select Options. mozilla-menu How to delete 12startpage.com
  3. In General, click Restore to Default below the Home Page field. mozilla-options How to delete 12startpage.com

j) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and access the menu by clicking on the three bars on the right of the screen.
  2. Press the question mark at the bottom of the menu.
  3. Select Troubleshooting Information. mozilla-troubleshooting How to delete 12startpage.com
  4. Select the Refresh Firefox option. mozilla-reset How to delete 12startpage.com

k) Remove 12startpage.com from Safari (for Mac)

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Select Preferences (can be accesses by pressing on Safari at the top of your screen). safari-menu How to delete 12startpage.com
  3. Choose the Extensions tab.
  4. Uninstall all questionable extensions. safari-extensions How to delete 12startpage.com
  5. If you are not certain about an extension, you can disable it by unchecking the box that says Enabled. If you later decide to keep it, simply check the box again.

l) Reset Safari

If you are using the Yosemite, El Capitan or the Sierra versions, the option to reset Safari with one click is not available. Thus you will have to clear the history and empty the caches in separate steps.
  1. Open Safari.
  2. Select Clear History (can be accesses by pressing on Safari at the top of your screen). safari-clear-history How to delete 12startpage.com
  3. Choose from what time you want the history deleted, and press Clear History. safari-clear-history How to delete 12startpage.com
  4. Press on Safari at the top of the screen and select Preferences. safari-advanced How to delete 12startpage.com
  5. Select the Advanced tab and check the box next to Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  6. Select Develop (from the menu bar at the top of the screen). safari-develop-menu How to delete 12startpage.com
  7. Press Empty Caches.
If for some reason you are unable to remove the extensions or reset your browsers, it may be a good idea to obtain anti-spyware software and have it deal with the problem.

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