How to remove Startpage.com

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What is Startpage.com?

Startpage.com is a so-called “browser hijacker” capable of altering browser’s settings without user’s agreement. This type of malware is not as dangerous as a virus, but it also can cause a lot of inconveniences to the browsing experience. Startpage.com has been created with the purpose of generating advertising revenue. That’s why the user may find an enormous amount of pop-up advertisements in the form of banners, coupons, best deals and so on. Also, Startpage.com is able to collect the user’s personal information related to his browsing habits. All collected data is transferred to third-party companies which may use them for selfish purposes. To completely remove Startpage.com and all its leftovers, you may seek assistance from the anti-malware program, it’s the most convenient way. Experienced users may use the manual way. Both methods are provided below.

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How to remove Startpage.com?

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Steps of Startpage.com manual removal

To make sure that the hijacker won’t appear again, you need to delete Startpage.com completely. For this, you need to remove the application from the Control Panel and then check the drives for such leftovers as Startpage.com files and registry entries. We should warn you that performing some of the steps may require above-average skills, so if you don’t feel experienced enough, you may apply to the automatic removal tool.

Uninstall Startpage.com from Control Panel

As it was stated before, more likely that the hijacker appeared on your system brought by other software. So, to get rid of Startpage.com you need to call to memory what you have installed recently.

How to remove Startpage.com from Mac

  1. Open a Finder window
  2. Click Applications line on the sidebar
  3. Select the application related to Startpage.com right-click it and choose Move to Trash

How to remove Startpage.com from Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Add or Remove Programs
  3. Find the application related to Startpage.com and click Uninstall

How to remove Startpage.com from Windows 7/Vista

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Uninstall Program
  3. Find the application related to Startpage.com and click Uninstall

How to remove Startpage.com from Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click the menu icon in left bottom corner
  2. Choose Control Panel
  3. Select the Uninstall Program line
  4. Uninstall the application related to Startpage.com

How to remove Startpage.com from Windows 10

  1. Press Win+X to open Windows Power menu
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Choose Uninstall a Program
  4. Select the application related to Startpage.com and remove it

noteIf you experience problems with removing Startpage.com from Control Panel: there is no such title on the list, or you receive an error preventing you from deleting the application, see the article dedicated to this issue.
Read what to do if program won’t uninstall from Control Panel


Remove Startpage.com from browsers

How to unlock Windows Group Policies

Before you will started to remove Startpage.com from browser you should perform following instructions in Command Prompt
This step is necessary to delete Windows Group Policies created by Startpage.com
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  1. Start Command Prompt as Administrator
  2. To do this in Windows 10/8 or Windows 7 click Start and in the search box type cmd. Right-click on the found result and choose Run as Administrator.
  3. While in command prompt type:
    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers"
  4. Press Enter button.
  5. Then type:
    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy"
  6. Press Enter button.
  7. Finally, type:
    gpupdate /force
  8. Press Enter button.

Since some of the hijacker threats use a disguise of a browser add-on, you will need to check the list of extensions/add-ons in your browser.

How to remove Startpage.com from Safari

  1. Start Safari
  2. Click on Safari menu button, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete Startpage.com or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Startpage.com from Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome
  2. Click on More tools, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete Startpage.com or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Startpage.com from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer
  2. Click on the Tools/Gear icon, then select Manage Add-ons
  3. Delete Startpage.com or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Startpage.com from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox
  2. Click on the right-upper corner button
  3. Click Add-ons, then go to Extensions
  4. Delete Startpage.com or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Startpage.com from Microsoft Edge

  1. Start Microsoft Edge
  2. Click the three-dot button in the upper right corner
  3. Choose Extensions
  4. Click the gear icon near Startpage.com or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them
  5. Choose Remove

Reset your browsers

How to reset settings in Google Chrome

  1. Click on the icon in the right-upper corner
  2. Choose Settings
  3. Click Advanced settings
  4. Click the Reset button
  5. In “reset” window click the Reset button

How to reset settings in Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the icon in the upper right corner
  2. Choose Help
  3. Select Troubleshooting Information
  4. Click the Refresh Firefox… button

How to reset settings in Internet Explorer

  1. Click on the Tools button
  2. Go to Internet options
  3. Go to the Advanced tab
  4. Click Reset

How to reset settings in Microsoft Edge

  1. Start Microsoft Edge
  2. Click the three-dot button in the upper right corner
  3. Choose Settings
  4. Under the Clear browsing data category select Choose what to clear
  5. Select everything and click Clear

If the above-mentioned methods didn’t help in eliminating the threat, then it’s better to rely on an automatic way of deleting Startpage.com.

Download WiperSoft

We also recommend to download and use WiperSoft to scan the system after Startpage.com removal to make sure that it is completely gone. The antimalware application will detect any vicious components left among system files and registry entries that can recover Startpage.com.

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