How to Get Rid of Startsear.info Browser Hijacker completely?

Type: Browser Hijacker/Redirect Virus

Alert level: Severe

Targeted Browsers
Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and so on.

Targeted OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7

Startsear.info is a tricky and stubborn browser hijacker that will bring more threats to the compromised computers. It is promoted via other free downloads, and you may allow it to the computer with the default installation of the these free programs, and once installed it will change your browser homepage to Startsear.info, and the default search engine to Google Custom Search. But experts advise that computer users just set the powerful Google.com as the default search engine, not the so-called similar ones. When you compare Google.com to Google Custom Search carefully, you will find that Google Custom Search will not so standard as well as Google.com.

Once Startsear.info is executed, every time you get load the system, it will run automatically by changing some of registry entries. So many computer users even can’t recall when and how Startsear.info sneaks into the system. Every time you reload the http://startsear.info/ page, the background image changes. The Startsear.info homepage will display advertisements and sponsored links in your search results, and may collect search terms from your search queries. The Startsear.info hijack is used to boost advertising revenue. Is it dangerous if you keep with Startsear.info on the computer? What are the characteristics of Startsear.info? What should be done for removing Startsear.info permanently? Please continue to read and get more information.


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Harmful Features

1) Startsear.info can come with a surprise attack via many means.
2) Startsear.info will control the web browser and run automatically when web pages are opened by changing some settings
3) Startsear.info will change the homepage and redirect web search results to other unrelated web sites.
4) Startsear.info may arouse many irritating pop ups.
5) Startsear.info can monitor browsing habits of computer users.
6) Startsear.info allows the third access.
7) Startsear.info may help cyber criminals to capture personal information stored on the computer.
8) Startsear.info is really hard to remove for it can bypass antivirus programs.
9) Startsear.info will slow down computer performance greatly.


Manual Removal Steps

Step 1: Disable Proxy:

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and go to Manage add-ons.
  2. Remove LessTabs from Toolbars and Extensions.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+A and Add-ons manager tab will open.
  2. Disable and remove LessTabs from Extensions.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click Tools.
  2. Select Extensions and remove LessTabs from the list.
Step 2: Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys to open Windows Task Manager, and stop all Startsear.info running processes.

Step 3: Remove all Startsear.info files listed below:

%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\Connection Wizard\[random]

Step 4: Open the Registry Editor, search for and delete all Registry Entries of Startsear.info.

(Click Start button> click "Run" > Input "regedit" into the Run box and click ok)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\[random]
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\[random]

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NOTE: It is highly advised you not to remove the virus by yourself if you don’t have sufficient expert skills to deal with each manual removal step or you may result in the loss of important system files. At that time, you may unable to log in the system. The best way to help you fix the issue is by contacting TeeSupport Experts, it is suggested to ask experienced experts for help.

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