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Monday, November 9, 2015

How Can I Remove Istartsurf From Web Browsers Completely?

Screenshot of Istartsurf:

What is Istartsurf?

Istartsurf is classified as a browser hijacker which looks like a normal search site, however, it is able to change your browser settings and replace your start page or default search engine on each of your web browsers. It is developed to replace your search engine with its own and display various pop-up ads in your search results so as to increase their pager rank or sales. If you do not remove it in time, you may encounter more serious problems.

Istartsurf has a variety of negative effects on your computer once getting installed on your machine:

  1. It displays various unwanted advertisements while you surfing online.
  2. It slows down your PC performance and degrades system security.
  3. Search results provided by Istartsurf are mixed in with so many unwanted ads.
  4. You may be redirected to some unknown websites which may contain malicious contents.
  5. It may install more unwanted programs or even malware on your PC without needing your approval.
  6. It may collect your personal information and share them with third parties for commercial purposes.

Istartsurf removal processes

Process 1: Remove Istartsurf manually.

Process 2: Remove Istartsurf automatically with Spyhunter Antispyware.

Process 1: Remove Istartsurf manually.

Step 1: Stop all the related processes of Istartsurf

Press Ctrl+Alt+Del together to open Task Manager -> click on processes and tick Processes from all users box -> click on End Process to end all processes 

Step 2: Reset your browser setting.

In the drop-down list of Firefox, go to Help and click on Troubleshooting Information.
Click on the Reset Firefox button to reset it.

Google Chrome: 
Click on the Chrome menu on the right of toolbar and then select Settings.
Scroll down to the bottom to click Show advanced settings.
Go down to the bottom and click Reset browser settings to reset Google Chrome to its default setting.

Click Tools on the up right corner and select Internet Options.
Click on Advanced tab, press Reset button to reset IE to its default settings.

Step 3: Delete all the related registry entries 

Press Windows+R to launch Run…-> type Regedit into Open box and click OK to open Registry Editor-> find out all registry entries above and delete them

Find out all harmful registry entries of the virus and delete all of them:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "<random>" = "%AppData%\<random>.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "<random>" = "%AppData%\<random>.exe"

Process 2: Remove Istartsurf automatically with Spyhunter Antispyware.

Why so many people choose SpyHunter?
  1. Protect your computer because of it’s sensitive detective capability and strong ability to kill virus.
  2. Be updated every day on a regular basis.
  3. Protect your personal information from releasing to every suspicious program.
  4. Display warnings when you enter unknown or suspicious websites.
Step 1: Press the following button to download SpyHunter.

Step 2: Save it into your computer and click on the Run choice to install it step by step.

Step 3: Click Finish then you can use it to scan your computer to find out potential threats by pressing Scan computer now!

Step 4: Tick Select all and then Remove to delete all threats.

Optional Solution: Download RegCure Pro to optimize PC 

If you are still worried about whether the infection is removed completely and want to clean all the unwanted registry entries,  it is recommended to use RegCure Pro.

Step 1. Install and launch RegCure Pro on your PC.

Step 2.  Select "Yes" to download and install RegCure Pro.

Step 3. Click "Next" to continue.

Step 4. RegCure Pro will open automatically on your screen.

 Step 5. RegCure Pro is scanning your PC for error.

Step 6. After scanning, choose the issues you want to fix. 

Summary: Manual removal of Istartsurf is complex and risky task, as it refers to key parts of computer system, and is recommended only for advanced users. If you haven’t sufficient expertise on doing that, it's recommended to download SpyHunter to help you.

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