The Startgo123.com is classified as the browser hijacker (sometimes called hijackware). It is a type of malicious software that changes your computer’s browser settings such as home page, newtab page and search provider by default. Once started, this browser hijacker will modify the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge settings to Startgo123.com homepage. Please ignore this site and refrain from clicking to any links on it and going to any sites mentioned on it. I suggest you to clean your PC and thereby back your homepage as quickly as possible , you need to follow the instructions below. The detailed removal guide will assist you on how to get rid of the Startgo123.com redirect virus and protect your system from more dangerous malware and trojans.
Most often, the Startgo123.com hijacker affects the most common web-browsers such as Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge. But such browser hijacker infections as well may infect another browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding ‘http://startgo123.com/search’ into Target field of a internet browser’s shortcut). So every time you start the web-browser, it will open Startgo123.com search. Even if you setup your home page again, it is still the first thing you see when you start the web-browser will be the annoying Startgo123.com page.
In addition, the Startgo123.com browser hijacker can also change the search engine selected in the internet browser. When you try to search on the infected browser, you will be presented with a fake search results, consisting of ads and Google (or Yahoo, or Bing) search results for your query. Among these search results can occur very dangerous links that lead to malicious and misleading web-sites.
We suggest you to remove Startgo123.com and clean your computer as quickly as possible, until the presence of the browser hijacker has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the guide below that will allow you to completely remove Startgo123.com search, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How to Startgo123.com browser hijacker infection get installed onto system
Most often, the free programs installer includes the optional potentially unwanted software such as this hijacker infection. So, be very careful when you agree to install anything. The best way – is to choose a Custom, Advanced or Manual installation mode. Here disable (uncheck) all optional software in which you are unsure or that causes even a slightest suspicion. The main thing you should remember, you do not need to install the optional applications which you do not trust! The only thing I want to add. Once the free programs is installed, if you uninstall this software, the start page and search provider by default of your favorite browser will not be restored. This must be done by yourself. Just follow the step-by-step guide below.
How to manually remove Startgo123.com
If you perform exactly the instructions below you should be able to uninstall the Startgo123.com search. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your browser or reboot your system.
- Remove Startgo123.com associated software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of Startgo123.com startpage
- Remove Startgo123.com search from Google Chrome
- Remove Startgo123.com startpage from FF
- Remove Startgo123.com redirect from Internet Explorer
Remove Startgo123.com associated software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and delete the program that causes the appearance of annoying advertising links or browser redirect, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
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Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of Startgo123.com redirect
Once installed, this hijacker may add “http://startgo123.com/” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge. Due to this, every time you launch the web-browser, it will open the annoying homepage.
Right click on the internet browser’s shortcut, click Properties option. 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://startgo123.com/search/” that has been added here. Remove everything after .exe. An example, for Google Chrome you should remove everything after chrome.exe. To save changes, click OK . You need to clean all web-browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge.
Remove Startgo123.com search from Google Chrome
Like other modern browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thus restore the homepage, new tab page and search engine by default that have been changed by the Startgo123.com browser hijacker.
First start the Chrome. Next click on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will appear the main menu. Click on the option named “Settings”. Another way to open the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter. The browser will display the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, as shown on the image below and click the “Reset settings” button. The Google Chrome will open the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action. Press the “Reset” button. The internet browser will begin the process of cleaning and when it is finished, the browser’s settings including homepage and search engine by default back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your computer.
Remove Startgo123.com startpage from FF
If the Firefox settings such as start page and search provider by default have been changed by the browser hijacker, then resetting it to the default state can help.
First, launch the Firefox and click button to show the Tools menu. It displays the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Further, click the Help button (). In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type about:support in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. It will show the confirmation dialog box. Further, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the Startgo123.com hijacker. Once, it’s finished, click the “Finish” button.
Remove Startgo123.com redirect from Internet Explorer
First, launch the Internet Explorer, press ). Click “Internet Options” as shown below. In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button. You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect. It will remove Startgo123.com hijacker, disable malicious and ad-supported browser’s extensions and restore the IE’s home page to default state.
How to remove Startgo123.com with Antimalware
Remove Startgo123.com browser hijacker manually is difficult and often the hijacker is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the MalwareBytes Anti-malware Free that are completely clean your PC. Moreover, the free program will help you to get rid of adware and toolbars that your computer may be infected too.
- Download MalwareBytes Anti-malware (MBAM) from the link below. Malwarebytes Anti-malware
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- 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.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is finished, click the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your PC for Startgo123.com browser hijacker infection. This process 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 finished, you may be prompted to Restart.
The following video offers a step-by-step guide on how to get rid of browser hijacker with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
Block Startgo123.com and other unwanted web pages
To increase your security and protect your system against new unwanted advertising links and dangerous web-sites, you need to use an application that blocks access to malicious advertising and web-pages. Moreover, the application 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.
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Follow the prompts. After installation is complete, you will see a window as on the image below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “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 system, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop-up ads, sites such Startgo123.com, as well as other dangerous or misleading sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your desktop.
Remove Startgo123.com browser hijacker infection and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot remove this browser hijacker infection, 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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Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. Once this tool is started, you will see a screen as shown in the figure below.
Press “Scan” button to perform a system scan for Startgo123.com infection and browser’s malicious extensions. Once AdwCleaner has finished, it will open a scan report as shown in the figure below.
Review the report and then click “Cleaning” button. It will open a prompt.
Click “OK”. When the cleaning process is done, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your personal computer.
When your PC is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
How to ask for help the Myantispyware team
If you are seeking a help for Startgo123.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
Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.
- 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 Startgo123.com removal.