The Startpageing123 is a browser hijacker. As a result, your start page and search provider by default are replaced by Startpageing123 and all your search results are redirected to this malicious web-page or other domains. It may also create lots of pop-up advertisements on your PC and increase your vulnerability. With the step-by-step instructions below, you can delete it completely.
The Startpageing123 browser hijacker infection usually affects only the Chrome, IE, Firefox and Microsoft Edge. However, possible situations, when any other web browsers will be affected too. The hijacker will perform a scan of the computer for browser shortcuts and alter them without your permission. When it infects the internet browser shortcuts, it will add the argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you open the internet browser, you will see the Startpageing123 unwanted web site.
The Startpageing123 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 Startpageing123 search results may open a lot of ads, links to unwanted and ad pages. Only the remaining part is the result of your search request, loaded from the major search engines such as Google, Yahoo or Bing.
Although, Startpageing123 hijacker is not a virus, but like a virus it does bad things, and it changes the settings of your browser. Moreover, an adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) can be additionally installed on to your personal computer with this hijacker, that will open lots of ads, hindering or completely blocking the work in the internet browser. Often such these ads may recommend to install other unknown and unwanted software or visit harmful sites.
So, it is very important to clean your computer as quickly as possible. The few simple steps, which is shown below, will help you to delete Startpageing123 startpage from the Google Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and Edge and other browsers.
How did you get infected with Startpageing123 browser hijacker
Most often, the freeware installer includes the optional potentially unwanted applications like this browser 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 programs 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 don’t 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 web-browser will not be restored. This must be done by yourself. Just follow the step-by-step guide below.
How to manually remove Startpageing123 virus
If you perform exactly the few simple steps below you should be able to remove the Startpageing123 . Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your web-browser or reboot your PC system.
- Remove Startpageing123 associated software by using Windows Control Panel
- Remove Startpageing123 from Chrome
- Get rid of Startpageing123 startpage from FF
- Delete Startpageing123 homepage from IE
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Startpageing123 search
Remove Startpageing123 associated software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and remove the application that causes the appearance of unwanted advertisements or web-browser redirect, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as on the image below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown on the image below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of software installed on your PC system. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the appearance of pop-up ads and web browser redirect to the annoying Startpageing123 web-page. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of dangerous software by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it, after that click ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Once the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as shown below.
You will see a list of software installed on your system. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the applications that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of popup ads and web browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. Once the program which you need to remove is found, simply press on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as on the image below.
Remove Startpageing123 from Chrome
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, 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 on the image below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Get rid of Startpageing123 startpage from FF
First, start the Mozilla Firefox. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page press on “Refresh Firefox” button like below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Delete Startpageing123 homepage from IE
First, launch the Microsoft Internet Explorer, press ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to restart your PC for the changes to take effect. It will remove Startpageing123 hijacker, disable malicious and ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and restore the IE’s settings like startpage, new tab page and default search engine to default state.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Startpageing123 search
When the infection is started, it can also alter the web browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you open the internet browser, it will open an 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 like “http://site.address” which has been added here. You need to delete it.
When the text is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your internet browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove Startpageing123 automatically
You can get rid of Startpageing123 startpage automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal tool because it can easily remove browser hijackers, adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software), potentially unwanted software and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your machine by clicking on the link below. Save it on your desktop.
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Once the downloading process is complete, close all windows on your personal computer. Further, run the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up like below, click the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” that will assist you install Malwarebytes on the computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main window as shown on the image below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your computer for the browser hijacker infection that cause a redirect to Startpageing123. When a threat is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is done. Please be patient.
As the scanning ends, you can check all threats detected on your computer. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will start removing Startpageing123 browser hijacker and other security threats. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your computer. I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes to remove browser hijacker, ad-supported software and other harmful applications.
How to stop Startpageing123
To increase your security and protect your system against new annoying advertisements and harmful sites, you need to use application that stops access to malicious advertisements and sites. Moreover, the software can block the display of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard application from the following link.Adguard download
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- When downloading is done, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the setup is finished, press “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will assist 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 machine, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop-up ads, web-sites such Startpageing123, as well as other dangerous or misleading web sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
Delete Startpageing123 infection and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot get rid of this browser hijacker infection, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal utility for browser hijackers, ad-supported software, potentially unwanted software and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
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Once the downloading process is finished, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. Once the tool is launched, you will see a screen as on the image below.
Further, press “Scan” button for scanning your computer for the Startpageing123 browser hijacker infection and browser’s malicious extensions. Once the system scan is complete, it will display a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will show a dialog box as on the image below.
You need to press “OK”. When the clean up is done, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your computer. When your PC is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
After completing the step-by-step instructions outlined above, your system should be clean from browser hijacker, adware and malware. The Google Chrome, FF, IE and Microsoft Edge will no longer show Startpageing123 unwanted start page on startup. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new browser hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.