How to uninstall (remove) StartJoy‎

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What is StartJoy‎?

StartJoy‎ – a malicious program that comes as an extension to the browser without the user’s consent. StartJoy‎ hijacks popular browsers, e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. After penetrating the computer, this program starts to display banners, coupons and pop-ups, which may relate to a popular partner sites (eBay, AliExpress, and so on). Thus, StartJoy‎ is trying to force users to spend money. This program promises to help the user to access to social networks , media pages and other content quickly and easily. StartJoy‎ change your browser settings, change the homepage, reduce your computer’s performance, and so on. StartJoy‎ collects personal information and transmits it to third parties. If the StartJoy‎ has infected your PC, remove it immediately.

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How StartJoy‎ gets on your PC?

Malicious programs such as StartJoy‎, come to the computer as an extension to the browser. Scheme of penetration of potentially unwanted software can change constantly. Most often, these programs (extension) come into your PC without the user’s consent, but it is worth noting that this is due to the negligence of the user. Many ad sites create their own download managers. Each time when you download some free software, try to pay attention to what you are offered to install. Sometimes, simply uncheck the element that seems suspicious to you. Always try to read the user agreement, don’t hurry to click “Next”. Carefully follow the installation process. Resort to using third-party programs that can help you to protect your computer. If your PC is already infected by StartJoy‎, then use our instructions listed below.

How to remove StartJoy‎ from your computer?

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

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have StartJoy‎ in their database. You can try to use them for removing StartJoy‎.

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Alternative Solution:

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You can try both of these products to remove StartJoy‎

Or uninstall StartJoy‎ manually.

Step 1: Remove StartJoy‎ from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

Step 2: Remove StartJoy‎ from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find StartJoy‎.
  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 StartJoy‎.
  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 StartJoy‎.
  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: Remove following files and folders of StartJoy‎:

Remove following regitry entries:

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Written by Rami Douafi

Author: Rami Douafi

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