StartPageing123.com is a browser hijacker that has appeared on your computer because you recently installed free software. It is not a malicious computer virus but nevertheless, can be highly irritating. If it is on your computer, you need to learn better installation habits and pay closer attention to how you install free software. It will make unwanted changes to your browser and prevent you from undoing them. Usually, browser hijackers aim to generate pay-per-click income by redirecting you to weird websites. Some users might even be exposed to malicious content. In the case of StartPageing123.com, it provides you with a search engine that does not work. It gives you no search results. If it appears on your computer, you need to uninstall StartPageing123.com.
Free software bundles are usually the cause of a browser hijacker infection. You must have recently installed free software that had StartPageing123.com attached to it. If you use Advanced or Custom settings during the freeware installation process, you will be able to deselect the added items. All you have to do is uncheck the boxes of the added items. If you use Default settings however, you will not be given the option of deselecting anything. You might not even be informed of anything being attached. Which is why you are not recommended to use Default settings. If you notice that you have installed this browser hijacker, we suggest you remove StartPageing123.com.
StartPageing123.com automatic removal guide
If something went wrong or you just want to see the fast result, please use the help of professional malware eliminator – GridinSoft Anti-Malwre. Moreover, even you have managed to remove StartPageing123.com from your computer and browser, we recommend you to download this tool and use it as a free antimalware scanner to see whether any other malicious program has penetrated into your system. Please note, that GridinSoft Anti-Malwre is a shareware program with a 15-days trial period with limitation of the threats number. If it find more than two infected items in your system, they can be removed only when you upgrade the program to the full registred version.
Download free antimalware scanner:
After downloading is completed, please install it and run the full scan. Yeah, it will take a time, but security experts always recommend to choose a full scan as your first scan, especially if you suspect that your PC could be infected. Take a look at the screenshots below: it will help you understand what’s going on.
Step 1. Run a full scan of your system
…and go drink coffee until the end of it! 🙂
At the end of the scan, the program will offer you to move all malicious items to the quarantine. Just do it clicking on the “Fix Now” button and set your system free from the StartPageing123.com infection!
Step 2. Reset your browser settings using an appropriate tool:
Check all browser boxes, which might be infected with the StartPageing123.com, on a settings tab:
Then just press the “Reset” button. Voila! It is a good idea to restart your computer after all this manipulation and check if these annoying StartPageing123.com pop-up ads leave you in peace:
StartPageing123.com manual removal steps:
Step 1. Delete StartPageing123.com from the system.
To delete StartPageing123.com extension from your PC, you should use “Uninstall the program” tool depending on your operation system.
Windows XP: Start —> Control Panel ––> Add/Remove Programs. Choose the StartPageing123.com extension in the list of installed programs by a right-click and press “Remove”.
Windows 7: Start ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Just the same actions: right-click on the StartPageing123.com extension in a software list and press “Uninstall”.
Windows 8/8.1: Right-click on Start ––> Quick Access Menu ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Choose a StartPageing123.com extension among a listed here programs, right-click on it and then press “Uninstall”.
Step 2. Reset your browser settings.
It is necessary to reset browser settings after the deletion of the program from the list of software installed on your PC. For this, use the following tips depending on what browser are you currently using:
- Google Chrome Browser: Settings —> Show advanced settings. Click on “Reset settings” in the bottom of the page.
- Mozilla Firefox: press “Refresh Firefox” button in the right top corner.
- Opera: delete “Operapref.ini file” in folder “C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera\” on your computer.
- Internet Explorer: Tools —> Internet options —> click on the “Advanced” button and then press “Reset”.
Step 3. Celebrate your victory!
Either you choose the manual or the automatic removal solution, congratulations! You won this battle with unfair malware developers. Your computer is clean now, so you should be proud and do something nice for yourself as a gift. Foam bath or tickets for the game? It’s up to you! 😉