What is Searchstart.ru?

Searchstart.ru is a browser extension that comes to the PC without the user’s consent. This potentially unwanted software is not a virus, but it creates many problems. Searchstart.ru designed to help the user to make purchases and save money. Instead, Searchstart.ru displays tons of annoying banner ads, coupons, and more. This program can redirect the user to ad sites, change the homepage and browser settings. Searchstart.ru can add the toolbar, gather your personal information and send it to third parties. Many ads and offers are bait for users because the Searchstart.ru was created in order to make money. In addition, the program significantly reduces the performance of your PC and complicates browsing. Do not risk the safety of your information. Remove Searchstart.ru right now.

How Searchstart.ru gets on your PC?

Searchstart.ru comes on the computer without the user’s consent. As a rule, potentially unwanted software come bundled with free software, such as players, archivers, converters and more. Most users do not notice the penetration of malicious software. Also, many antiviruses do not have such programs in their bases. You need to follow the rules, which can help you to avoid malicious software. Always read the Terms of Service. Follow the installation process and select only the “Advanced” installation type. Remove the check mark from components of the program, which is questionable. Use special software that can protect your PC. If your computer is already infected, then use our instructions to remove Searchstart.ru now.

How to remove Searchstart.ru from your computer?

To uninstall Searchstart.ru remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

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You can try both of these products to remove Searchstart.ru

Or uninstall Searchstart.ru manually.

Step 1: Remove Searchstart.ru from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Searchstart.ru.
  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 Searchstart.ru 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 Searchstart.ru, 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 Searchstart.ru 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 Searchstart.ru from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Searchstart.ru from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Searchstart.ru.
  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 Searchstart.ru.
  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 Searchstart.ru.
  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 Searchstart.ru:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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