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Thursday, November 12, 2015

How to Get Rid of BrowserModifier:Win32/IstarSurf!Ink Pop-up Ads from Your PC

BrowserModifier:Win32/IstarSurf!Ink is one kind of Potentially Unwanted Program(PUP) which has the capability to install other computer threats to your computer. It is able to link to adware or PUP. What's more, it has the capability to make modifications of your browsers and system settings without your permission. What's more, it has the capability to bring other infections like adware, toolbar, browser hijacker to compromise your browsers.

As soon as BrowserModifier:Win32/IstarSurf!Ink gets into your PC, it will make modifications of your browsers and drop harmful codes to them. you may find that your PC is out of your control. You are always redirected to other unwanted websites with a lot of computer threats. What's more, your PC will run more and more slowly and you are not able to get access to the Internet or any programs you have installed on your PC. In the end, all the function of your machine will be disabled. Therefore, it is very urgent to get rid of BrowserModifier:Win32/IstarSurf!Ink without delay.

Why is your PC infected by BrowserModifier:Win32/IstarSurf!Ink?

Usually, it is distributed with the help of free programs that are shared on the Internet. What's more, if you have browsed malicious websites or other unwanted web pages. It is likely to have BrowserModifier:Win32/IstarSurf!Ink install onto your PC. Never click on any junk email attachments or malicious links, they may contain malware or adware as well.

Instructions to Get Rid of BrowserModifier:Win32/IstarSurf!Ink

Method 1: BrowserModifier:Win32/IstarSurf!Ink manual removal

Step 1Open Windows Task Manager and close all the related running processes.

( Methods to open Task Manager: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC or Press the Start button->click on the Run option->Type in taskmgr and press OK.)

Step 2: Remove BrowserModifier:Win32/IstarSurf!Ink from control panel.

1) On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:

Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.

2) When you find the program BrowserModifier:Win32/IstarSurf!Ink, click it, and then do one of the following:

Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).

Step 3: 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 4: Go to the Registry Editor and remove all the infection registry entries listed here:

(Steps: Hit Win+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\Safari.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = ""C:\Program Files\Safari\Safari.exe" http://www.<random>.com/?type=sc&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\SEAMONKEY.EXE\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "C:\Program Files\SeaMonkey\seamonkey.exe http://www.<random>.com/?type=sc&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"

Method  2: Automatic Removal with SpyHunter

SpyHunter is a world-famous real-time malware protection and removal tool, which is designed to detect , remove and protect your PC from the latest malware attacks, such as Trojans, worms, rootkits, rogue viruses, browser hijacker, ransomware, adware, key-loggers, and so forth. To keep SpyHunter Anti-malware on your computer is an important way to protect your computer in a good condition. Please find the instruction as follow. 

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.

Guide to download RegCure Pro to optimize PC 

If you are still worried about the left over of BrowserModifier:Win32/IstarSurf!Ink and want to clean all the unwanted registry entries,  it is recommended to use RegCure Pro. RegCure Pro is packed with the tools you need to boost your PC’s speed and performance. Featuring an intuitive interface and easy-to-use work flow, RegCure Pro scans common problem areas – and quickly and safely fixes them. As well, it has several tools and features to address other performance and computing issues.

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.

RegCure Pro

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

 RegCure Pro2

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



Manual removal BrowserModifier:Win32/IstarSurf!Ink is very difficult. If you don’t have sufficient expertise in dealing with the manual removal, you are suggested to Install Spyhunter to auto-detect and remove viruses safely and quickly. You can also Download RegCure Pro to help you remove unneeded registry files and optimize the computer.

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