Also known as: Ourstartpage.com homepage, Ourstartpage.com new tab, Ourstartpage.com redirect, Ourstartpage.com search, Ourstartpage.com startpage Type: Browser hijacker
What is Ourstartpage.com
The Ourstartpage.com is a browser hijacker infection from the family of internet browser hijackers that modifies the settings of browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. It will lead to the fact that when you run a internet browser, it will always be forced to show Ourstartpage.com unwanted web site, even as your start page has been set to a completely different site. On current date, the browser hijacker continues to increase the number of personal computers that have been infected.
A malicious software that alters the settings of web-browsers on Ourstartpage.com usually affects only Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge. However, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The Ourstartpage.com browser hijacker infection may change the Target property of a web-browser’s shortcut, so every time you start the browser, instead of your homepage, you will see a completely different web site.
The Ourstartpage.com hijacker may also change the default search engine that will virtually block the possibility of finding information on the World Wide Web. The reason for this is that the Ourstartpage.com search results may open a large number of advertising banners, links to malicious and misleading web-pages. Only the remaining part is the result of your search request, loaded from the major search engines such as Google, Yahoo or Bing.
The Ourstartpage.com hijacker infection is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, changes browser settings, and blocks them from changing. Also this internet browser infection can install additional browser addons, extensions and modules that will show ads and popups. And finally, the Ourstartpage.com browser hijacker can collect a wide variety of personal information: what web pages you are opening, what you’re looking for the Internet and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties. Therefore it is very important to as quickly as possible to clean your computer, remove Ourstartpage.com browser hijacker, as well as other malicious and ad-supported software, which could penetrate the personal computer along with it.
How to Ourstartpage.com browser hijacker infection get installed onto PC
How to remove Ourstartpage.com (Manually)
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you to remove Ourstartpage.com hijacker manually from Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome.
- Uninstall Ourstartpage.com associated software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Ourstartpage.com redirect
- Remove Ourstartpage.com from Chrome
- Remove Ourstartpage.com from Firefox
- Remove Ourstartpage.com from Internet Explorer
Uninstall Ourstartpage.com associated software by using Windows Control Panel
Press Windows key , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then click “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will open the Windows Control Panel as shown below. Click “Uninstall a program” It will open a list of all programs. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown programs.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Ourstartpage.com redirect
During the installation, this browser hijacker infection may also change the web-browser’s shortcuts, adding “http://ourstartpage.com” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you start the internet browser, it will display this annoying web-page. To clear the internet browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text “http://ourstartpage.com” that has been added here. You need to remove it. When the text is removed, press the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove Ourstartpage.com from Chrome
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. Click to Settings option. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as shown below and click on the Reset settings button. Confirm your action, click on the Reset button.
Remove Ourstartpage.com from Firefox
Open Mozilla Firefox menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. Click on the Help button (). In the Help menu click on the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on Refresh Firefox button. Confirm your action. Click on the Refresh Firefox.
Remove Ourstartpage.com from Internet Explorer
To restore the homepage, search engine by default you need to reset the Internet Explorer’s settings to the state, they were when the Windows OS was first installed on your PC.
Launch the Internet Explorer. Open the Tools menu (click ‘gear’ icon ). It shows the drop-down menu on the right part of the internet browser, then click the “Internet Options”. In the “Internet Options” dialog screen, you need to click on the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The IE will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Click on the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next press the “Reset” button. Once the task is done, click “Close” button, then close the Internet Explorer. Restart your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to back your web-browser’s homepage, new tab page and search engine by default to default state.
How to remove Ourstartpage.com with Antimalware
Remove Ourstartpage.com hijacker infection manually is difficult and often infection is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the MalwareBytes Anti-malware Free that are completely clean your computer. Moreover, the free software will help you to remove adware and toolbars that your personal computer may be infected too.
- Download MalwareBytes Anti-malware (MBAM) from the link below. Malwarebytes Anti-malware
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Update: March 20, 2018
- Close all programs and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that named mbam-setup.
- Click Next and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is complete, click on the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your computer for Ourstartpage.com infection. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.
- When the scan is finished, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Remove Selected”. Once disinfection is completed, you may be prompted to Restart.
Block Ourstartpage.com and other similar malicious sites
To increase your security and protect your computer against new unwanted advertising banners and malicious sites, you need to use an application that blocks access to dangerous advertisements and sites. Moreover, the software can block the open of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program using the following link.
Author: © Adguard
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Update: July 17, 2017
After the download is complete, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown below.
Follow the prompts. After installation is complete, you will see a window as shown in the figure below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your computer, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop-up ads, sites such Ourstartpage.com, as well as other malicious or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
Remove Ourstartpage.com hijacker and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot remove this hijacker, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for browser hijackers, adware, PUPs, toolbars. Also you can ask for help our Myantispyware team below.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
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Update: September 24, 2018
Once finished, open a directory in which you saved it. You will see a icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. Once this tool is started, you will see a screen like below.
Press “Start” button to perform a system scan for Ourstartpage.com adware and malicious extensions. Once AdwCleaner has finished, it will open a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Cleaning” button. It will display a prompt.
Click “OK”. When the cleaning process is finished, AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your PC.
When your personal computer is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
How to ask for help the Myantispyware team
If you are seeking a help for Ourstartpage.com removal then follow these steps.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop. HijackThis download
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon, and click the button labeled “Do a system scan only”.
- Once the scan is complete, the scan button will read “Save log”, click it. Save this log to your desktop
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately.
- Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with Ourstartpage.com removal.
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