This post was written to pay your attention to a very malicious browser hijacker named iStartSurf that plugs in into your browsers and causes problems for you and your computer. iStartSurf can affect almost any browser except Safari (for Mac). That means that it doesn’t matter what browser you are using: Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, Opera or internet Explorer, because the level of danger is equal for all of them. In this article we will try to sketch you what exactly can happen to your computer if you neglect our recommendations to delete iStartSurf, how it could get into your system and how to delete  it of course. Read and act right now.

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How can iStartSurf get into your computer?

IStartSurf virus is widely spread through the Internet nowadays and usually goes in addition to some free software. That means the next: you download some software from any suspicious websites, install it without reading and checking out all the information that is presented for you during the whole installation process and then probably find out that your computer contains some software that you had never installed. REMEMBER: A lot of such free programs are closely integrated with other totally useless extras which you definitely do not need, yet you’re suggested by the setup wizard to install them by default. At such point of the installation process your job is to select the option of a custom installation and uncheck all such unwanted additional programs from being brought into your system.

How does iStartSurf affect your computer?

So, if your PC is already affected with an iStarSurf it willdefinitely not passunheeded. First you will see that the homepage of your browser has been changed. It means that whenever you open your Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome, you will see istartsurf.com set up as a homepage. In addition, if you open a new tab you will also see the same istartsurf.com page in your screen.

iStartSearch does not provide you with really relevant search results. Quite to the contrary, actually. Instead of needed information you will see hundreds of sponsored links and pop-ups that will do nothing but annoying you.

What do you have to do?

Obviously, your PC is now in a trouble. You face permanent browser redirection through istartsurf.com, and you need to do something to fix this problem. In fact, this hijacker is very similar to iStart123, so the guide to remove it is basically similar. Please follow the instructions below, and you will heal your computer in a few minutes.

Firstly we recommend you to download a professional tool for complete iStartSurf removal from your PC. Our advice is Loaris Trojan Remover. This is reliable software that has already helped thousands of people to feel free of malicious plugins and modules on their computers. Just download it by clicking the link below, then install it and click on “Scan”. The program will do everything for you.

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  • 1. Open Loaris Trojan Remover.
  • 2. click “Tools” tab and select “Reset browser settings“.
  • 3. Select which particular browsers you want to be reset and choose the reset options.
  • 4. Click “Reset browser settings” button.
  • 5. You will receive the confirmation windows about browser settings reset successfully. When you reset your browsers through restarting them you will see that browser hijacker has been successfully removed.
  • 6. Finally, right-click the Desktop icons and Start menu items related to your hijacked browsers. Click “Properties” and check their destination path in the “Target” section of the shortcut tab. Make sure there’s nothing related to iStartSurf browser hijacker in this destination path. If you see iStartSurf set there by default, remove it completely and leave only the clear destination path that leads to the executable of your browser.

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If impossible thing happened and the tips above were still not useful for you then try to do the next steps:

  • 1. Open your Mozilla Firefox browser.
  • 2. Type “about:config” in the address bar and press “Enter” on your keyboard.
  • 3. Click “I’ll be careful, I promise!” button.

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  • 4. This will reveal the Settings page of Mozilla Firefox browser.
  • 5. Type “Keyword.url” in the search box, then right-click and reset it.
  • 6. Type browser.search.selectedengine” in the search box, then right-click and reset it.

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  • 7. Search for “browser.newtab.url“. Right-click and reset it. This is a very important step that will prevent the search page of this hijacker from opening in each new tab of your Firefox browser.
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