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About hijackers

Search-starter.com redirect virus could be accountable for the changes made to your browser, and it might have infected along with freeware. Free software usually have some kind of offers added, and when people don’t uncheck them, they’re permitted to install. These unnecessary programs are why you ought to pay attention to how you install applications. Hijackers aren’t exactly harmful but they do carry out some suspicious activity. Your browser’s homepage and new tabs will be altered, and a strange web page will load instead of your usual site. They also modify your search engine into one that could insert sponsored content into results. The reroutes are carried out so that the web page owners can earn income from traffic and advertisements. Not all of those redirects will lead to safe pages, so be cautious of malware. The malware infection isn’t something you want to deal with as it could bring about serious damage. Browser redirects tend to pretend they have handy features but you could find real add-ons doing the same thing, which won’t cause random redirects. You might also notice content that may interest you, and that is because the redirect virus is tracking what you search for, collecting information about what you like. That information could also end up in dubious third-party hands. If you wish to prevent undesirable consequences, you should urgently eliminate Search-starter.com. Search-starter3.png
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How does it behave

Freeware bundles are possibly the most likely way you got the infection. They’re clearly pretty invasive infections, so we doubt anyone would knowingly installed them. This method is effective because users are likely to rush when installing something, not reading anything, and in general just being pretty careless when installing software. To stop their installation, you must uncheck them, but because they’re hidden, they might not be seen if you rush. Opt out of using Default settings as they don’t allow you to uncheck anything. Instead, pick Advanced or Custom mode because they will not only permit you to see what has been added but also provide an opportunity to uncheck everything. If you do not wish to deal with unfamiliar installations, ensure you always deselect the offers. After all the items have been deselected, you may continue installing the free program. We do not think you want to be wasting time attempting to deal with it, so it would be best if you blocked the threat in the first place. You also need to start being vigilant about where you get your software from because suspicious sources boost your chances of obtaining an infection.

The only good thing when it comes to hijackers is that they’re not difficult to see. Without needing your authorization, it’ll make alterations to your browser, setting your home web page, new tabs and search engine to its promoted website. It is likely that it will alter all of the popular browsers, like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. The page will greet you every time you open your browser, and this will go on until you delete Search-starter.com from your OS. And even if you try to modify the settings back, the hijacker will just modify them again. Hijackers could also set you a different search engine, so don’t be shocked if when you look for something via browser address bar, a strange web page will greet you. You might happen upon sponsored content in the results, since the infection’s major intention is to redirect you. Browser hijackers intend to redirect to certain pages so that owners can make revenue. Owners will be able to earn more money when their pages have more traffic because more people are likely to engage with advertisements. If you press on those websites, you will be taken to completely unrelated websites, where you will find no appropriate information. In certain cases, they could seem legitimate, so if you were to inquire about ‘computer’, results with doubtful hyperlinks may come up but you would not know in the beginning. You should also bear in mind that browser hijackers are able to reroute to damaging sites, ones concealing malware. Your browsing activity will also be monitored, data about what you would be interested in collected. You need to find out if the gathered info would be sold to third-parties, who may use it to customize advertisements. Or the browser hijacker would use it to create more relevant sponsored content. Remove Search-starter.com, and if you are still in doubt, read this paragraph again. You should also change your browser’s settings back to usual after you have finished the process.

How to uninstall Search-starter.com

It’s not the most severe malware infection, but it could still be fairly aggravating, so if you just eliminate Search-starter.com you should be able to restore everything back to normal. You will have to pick from two options, by hand and automatic, for eliminating of the redirect virus. By hand method includes you locating the infection and taking care of it yourself. If you have never dealt with this kind of infection before, below this article you’ll see instructions to help you, we can assure you that the process shouldn’t be hard, although it could take more time than you expect. By following the guidelines, you should not encounter issues when attempting to get rid of it. The other option may be right for you if you don’t have experience when it comes to dealing with undesirable programs. In that case, acquire anti-spyware software, and dispose of the infection using it. Those programs are created to terminate infections such as this, so you shouldn’t encounter any problems. Try to modify your browser’s settings, if you can do it, the threat was successfully eliminated. If they alter back to display the redirect virus’s page, you must have not noticed something and did not completely get rid of the infection. Make sure you prevent these threats in the future by installing software correctly. Decent computer habits will help you prevent loads of trouble.Download Removal Toolto remove Search-starter.com

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Learn how to remove Search-starter.com from your computer

Step 1. Search-starter.com Removal from Windows

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Press on the Start icon. win7-start What is Search-starter.com?
  2. Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-control-panel What is Search-starter.com?
  3. Find the program you want to delete and press Uninstall. win7-uninstall-program What is Search-starter.com?

b) Windows 8

  1. Right-click on the start icon (lower left corner). win10-start2 What is Search-starter.com?
  2. Select Control Panel. win8-start What is Search-starter.com?
  3. Click Programs and Features. win8-control-panel What is Search-starter.com?
  4. Find and remove all unwanted programs. win8-remove-program What is Search-starter.com?

c) Windows 10

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

d) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and press Applications. mac-os-apps What is Search-starter.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 What is Search-starter.com?
  4. After you move all the unwanted programs, right-click on the trash icon and select Empty Trash.

Step 2. Delete Search-starter.com from browsers

a) Remove Search-starter.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 What is Search-starter.com?
  3. Settings → Choose what to clear. edge-settings What is Search-starter.com?
  4. Check the boxes of the items you want removed, and press Clear. edge-clear-data What is Search-starter.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 What is Search-starter.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 What is Search-starter.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 What is Search-starter.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 What is Search-starter.com?
  6. The issue should be gone now.

b) Remove Search-starter.com from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and press on the Gear icon. IE-gear What is Search-starter.com?
  2. Select Manage add-ons, and then Toolbars and Extensions.
  3. Find and disable all suspicious extensions. IE-add-ons What is Search-starter.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 What is Search-starter.com?
  3. Press Apply.

d) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and press on the Gear icon. ie-settings What is Search-starter.com?
  2. Internet Options → Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced What is Search-starter.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 What is Search-starter.com?
  5. Press Reset.
  6. Click OK to exit the window.
  7. Restart your browser.

e) Remove Search-starter.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 What is Search-starter.com?
  3. Remove suspicious extensions by clicking the Trash icon next to them. chrome-extensions-delete What is Search-starter.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 What is Search-starter.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 What is Search-starter.com?
  5. In Settings, under Search, there is a Manage search engines option. Select that. chrome-search-engines What is Search-starter.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 What is Search-starter.com?
  3. Scroll down and press on Show advanced settings. chrome-settings What is Search-starter.com?
  4. Find and press the Reset button. chrome-reset What is Search-starter.com?
  5. In the confirmation window that appears, press Reset.

h) Remove Search-starter.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 What is Search-starter.com?
  3. Select the Extensions tab, and remove all questionable extensions. mozilla-extensions What is Search-starter.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 What is Search-starter.com?
  3. In General, click Restore to Default below the Home Page field. mozilla-options What is Search-starter.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 What is Search-starter.com?
  4. Select the Refresh Firefox option. mozilla-reset What is Search-starter.com?

k) Remove Search-starter.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 What is Search-starter.com?
  3. Choose the Extensions tab.
  4. Uninstall all questionable extensions. safari-extensions What is Search-starter.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 What is Search-starter.com?
  3. Choose from what time you want the history deleted, and press Clear History. safari-clear-history What is Search-starter.com?
  4. Press on Safari at the top of the screen and select Preferences. safari-advanced What is Search-starter.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 What is Search-starter.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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