How to uninstall (remove) Startpageweb.com

What is Startpageweb.com?

Startpageweb.com is a browser hijacker that comes without user consent and brings a lot of trouble. At first, it seems common search engine, such Google, Yahoo and Bing, improving browsing experience and search quality and providing quick access to popular sites and social pages. However, de facto Startpageweb.com is fake search engine that is very annoying. Most commonly it comes bundled with freeware’s web-downloaders and installers. It collects and analyze your personal data, browsing history, network activity, and then transmits these data to third parties. Your browser settings, homepage and default search engine may be changed by Startpageweb.com. If you find Startpageweb.com on your PC, then you should remove it straightaway.

Startpageweb.com Hijacker

How Startpageweb.com gets on your PC?

Most of the penetrations of adware or malware occur without user consent. Often, programs as Startpageweb.com, come bundled with free programs and applications. For example, when you download the player, converter, or anything else, then you run the risk of catching Potentially Unwanted Program. To avoid infecting your computer, you should remember a few rules. Always read the user agreement. Don’t rush to press the “Next” button until you have verified that the program is safe. Choose the Advanced installation type to see all of the additional software that installer offers you. Read reviews about obscure and suspicious programs. In addition, there are many programs in the Internet, which can help you to protect your PC. If your computer is already being attacked by Startpageweb.com, use our instructions which are specified below.

How to remove Startpageweb.com from your computer?

To uninstall Startpageweb.com remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

According to our tests there are 3 products that have Startpageweb.com in their database. Please, use them to remove Startpageweb.com.

Recommended Solution:

SpyHunter 4 – fully removes all instances of Startpageweb.com – files, folders, registry keys.

 

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Alternative Solutions:

1. Plumbytes Anti-Malware – detects files, registry values and folders of Startpageweb.com.

 

Download Plumbytes Anti-Malware
 

2. Malwarebytes Antimalware – finds Startpageweb.com – can clean up leftover items after removal.

 

Download MalwareBytes Antimalware

 

Or uninstall Startpageweb.com manually.

Step 1: Remove Startpageweb.com from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Startpageweb.com.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Startpageweb.com and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Startpageweb.com, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Startpageweb.com and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove Startpageweb.com from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Startpageweb.com from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Startpageweb.com.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Startpageweb.com.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Startpageweb.com.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:

  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

Reset browser setting in Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Go to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Step 4: Remove following files and folders of Startpageweb.com:

Remove following regitry entries:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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