Have you become that your internet browser randomly opens startstreaming.net, instead of the one you want to see? It is a sign that you have an installed ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) on your personal computer. The adware is a part of harmful software that created to show a large number of annoying pop-ups. You need to follow the steps below as soon as possible. It will clear your personal computer from ‘ad supported’ software that generates a large amount of popup ads in the web browser and thereby delete the redirect to startstreaming.net web page.
The malicious software from the ad supported software family that alters the settings of web-browsers usually affects only the Chrome, FF, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer. However, possible situations, when any other web browsers will be affected too. The adware may change the Target property of a web-browser’s shortcut, so every time you start the browser, instead of your home page, you will see the unwanted startstreaming.net ads.
Technically, the adware is not a virus, but it does bad things, it generates tons of pop-up ads, hindering or completely blocking the work in the web-browser. It may install other unknown and unwanted software without your permission, force you to visit malicious pages. Moreover, the ‘ad supported’ software can download and install internet browser hijacker. Once installed, it will replace your homepage with an unwanted page.
We suggest you to remove adware and clean your computer from startstreaming.net advertisements as quickly as possible, until the presence of the ‘ad supported’ software has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the few simple steps below that will allow you to completely remove the reroute to startstreaming.net annoying site, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How to startstreaming.net popup ads get installed onto personal computer
How to manually remove startstreaming.net ads
This step-by-step guide will allow you get rid of startstreaming.net pop-ups. These startstreaming.net removal steps work for the Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows operating system. Some of the steps may require you to close the web-browser or reboot your PC. So, bookmark or print it for later reference.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove startstreaming.net redirect
- Remove startstreaming.net pop-ups from Firefox
- Remove startstreaming.net from Chrome
- Delete startstreaming.net advertisements from Internet Explorer
- Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and uninstall the application that causes the appearance of unwanted ads and browser redirect to unwanted web sites, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ under Programs category like below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of installed programs. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the internet browser redirect to annoying startstreaming.net pop-up ads. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious programs by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it and press ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as on the image below.
You will see a list of software installed on your PC. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the software that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of unwanted pop-up ads and web-browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the program, you need to uninstall, is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as shown on the screen below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove startstreaming.net redirect
When the ad-supported software is started, it can also change the web browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you open the internet browser, it will be rerouted to an annoying ads.
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 that begins with “http://” which has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, press the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web-browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove startstreaming.net pop-ups from Firefox
If the Firefox settings have been replaced by the ad supported software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto startstreaming.net site.
First, run the Mozilla Firefox and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web browser. Next, click the Help button () as shown on the image below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the internet browser address bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation prompt, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the adware. Once it is complete, click the “Finish” button
Remove startstreaming.net from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to delete the malware and adware, as well as to restore the browser’s settings that have been modified by ad-supported software.
- Now start the Google Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and press “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next, press the “Reset” button.
- When this process is finished, your browser’s settings will be restored to their original defaults. This will reset your home page, newtab page and search provider by default.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Delete startstreaming.net advertisements from Internet Explorer
First, start the Internet Explorer, then click the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu like below. Next, press the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your machine for the changes to take effect.
Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted startstreaming.net page opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all the tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard simultaneously. This displays a prompt that titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, like below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your system. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then you need remove it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it is a component of the unwanted software, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to delete, then click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicious application. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
Delete startstreaming.net pop-up ads with Malwarebytes
Remove startstreaming.net advertisements manually is difficult and often the ad-supported software is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your personal computer. The Malwarebytes is a reputable malware removal program. It can automatically detect and remove the adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) of the your PC system. Moreover, this free application will help you to get rid of web browser hijackers, malware and toolbars that your PC may be infected too. You can follow the instructions below to remove the startstreaming.net unwanted ads completely.
Download Malwarebytes Free by clicking on the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
Once downloaded, close all software and windows on your PC system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup like below.
When the install begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your personal computer.
Once installation is finished, you will see window as shown on the image below.
Now press on the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the ‘ad supported’ software which causes the redirect to startstreaming.net site. This process can take some time, so please be patient.
Once the system scan is done, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will start removing the ‘ad supported’ software related files, folders, registry keys. When the disinfection is done, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
The following video explains the steps above on how to get rid of adware with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
How to stop startstreaming.net ads
To increase your security and protect your system against new annoying advertisements and malicious pages, you need to use an application that stops access to harmful ads and pages. Moreover, the program can block the display of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard program from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
- After downloading is finished, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- When the install is finished, click “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a quick tutorial which will allow 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 PC, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop advertisements, startstreaming.net redirects, as well as other harmful or misleading web-pages. 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 Windows desktop.
Delete startstreaming.net advertisements and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot get rid of the unwanted startstreaming.net redirect from the Chrome, Firefox, IE and Microsoft Edge, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: November 17, 2018
When downloading is done, open the file location. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is opened, you will see a screen like below.
Now, press the “Scan” button . This will begin scanning the whole PC system to find out malicious extensions and adware which shows ads from startstreaming.net site. When the system scan is done, it will open a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then press “Clean” button. It will display a prompt. Click “OK”. Once the clean-up is finished, AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your PC.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the AdwCleaner to get rid of ad-supported software, browser hijackers and other malicious applications.
Now your personal computer should be free of the startstreaming.net redirect. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-ups and annoying malicious web-pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your system for new malware and ad supported software). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new dangerous software and ad supported software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of startstreaming.net advertisements from your system, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.