Removal of istartsurf.com virus from Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome

Istartsurf.com virus modifies your default home page and search of your web browser to istartsurf.com by changing various browser and network configurations. The most popular web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer are vulnerable to istartsurf adware infection. This malware can also install additional malicious toolbars and extensions in the browser that will keep track of your browsing history, search queries, logins and passwords and even online banking details. All of the collected information will be transferred to the remote server. The process of transferring all of your personal information takes a lot of system resources and user may notice drop down in the connection speed while loadings websites, computer freezes and system crashes.

istartsurf removal

Most of the times, istartsurf hijack adware spreads over the internet by bundling with freeware programs such as PC Boosters, FREE anti-virus utilities, Download Managers. Usually, users are skipping the EULA agreement select express installation. That’s how they are getting infected with istartsurf malware without their consent. So, if you waste few minutes and read up the EULA and select custom installation you can prevent the infection with istartsurf.com browser hijacker. However, there are other ways of infection such as spam e-mail attachments or malicious links on suspicious websites.

Once installed, istartsurf adware will change system registry and will be launched automatically on every system boot. Also the toolbars or extensions installed together with istartsurf virus will collect your personal data, IP address, OS and browser versions and other things and all of that will be transferred to the third parties for commercial purposes. After analyzing the information about user they will provide you with ads based on your interests and recent searches.

It is very dangerous to keep this adware in your computer, once detected any symptom of this infection you should take actions immediately and remove istartsurf.com virus from your browsers completely. Follow the removal guide below and you will clean your Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer from istartsurf.com malware. We also recommend to try our automatic removal tools, they will help you to get rid of istartsurf.com browser hijacker with just a few clicks.

Istartsurf virus Removal Instruction

Automatic Removal for Istartsurf virus

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Manual Removal Instruction for Istartsurf virus

Step 1
UNINSTALL ISTARTSURF VIRUS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Click on the Start button in the left lower corner and select → Control Panel. After that find the Programs and Features (if you are running Windows XP , then click on Add/Remove Programs).
    Istartsurf virus remove from Windows - step 1.1
Windows 8/8.1/10
  • If you are running Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system , then right-click on the Start which is in the lower left corner of the screen. After that select Control Panel and go to Programs/Uninstall a Program.
    Istartsurf virus remove from Windows - step 1.2
Uninstall Istartsurf virus and related programs
  • In the list of installed programs find the Istartsurf virus or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Click on them to select and then click on Uninstall button to remove them.
    Istartsurf virus remove from Windows - step 1.3
Step 2
REMOVE ISTARTSURF VIRUS FROM YOUR WEB BROWSERS
  • Step 3
Remove suspicious add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Manage Add-ons.
    Remove Istartsurf virus from Internet Explorer - Step 2.1
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Now, find the Istartsurf virus and other suspicious add-ons. Disable them by right clicking and selecting Disable:
    Remove Istartsurf virus from Internet Explorer - Step 2.2
How to change your homepage if it was modified by browser hijacker:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Internet Options.
  • On General tab remove unwanted URL and enter your desired domain name such as google.com. Click Apply to save changes.
    Remove Istartsurf virus from Internet Explorer - Step 2.3
Resetting Internet Explorer browser
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and chose Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Now click on Reset button, the new window should appear. Select the Delete Personal settings option and click on Reset button again. Now you have deteled Istartsurf virus completely.
  • Remove Istartsurf virus from Internet Explorer - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon which is located in the top right corner. Now select Add-ons and go to Extensions.
  • Remove Istartsurf virus from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.1
  • Now you can see the list of extensions installed within Mozilla Firefox, simply select Istartsurf virus and other suspicious extensions and click on remove button to delete them.
  • Remove Istartsurf virus from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.2
Resetting Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu icon which is on the upper left corner of the browser and click on the question mark. Now, choose Troubleshooting Information option.
  • Remove Istartsurf virus from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.3
  • New windows will pop-up where you can see Refresh Firefox to its default state message and Refresh Firefox button. Click this button to remove Istartsurf virus completely.
  • Remove Istartsurf virus from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon in the upper right corner and select More Tools and then select Extensions.
  • Remove Istartsurf virus from Google Chrome - Step 2.1
  • Now, find the Istartsurf virus and other unwanted extensions and click on trash icon to delete them completely.
  • Remove Istartsurf virus from Google Chrome - Step 2.2
  • Click on menu icon once again and select Settings and then Manage Search engines it will be right under the Search section.
  • Remove Istartsurf virus from Google Chrome - Step 2.3
  • Now you will see all of the Search Engines installed in your browser. Remove any suspicious search engines. We advise you to leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
  • Remove Istartsurf virus from Google Chrome - Step 2.4
Resetting Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon which is on the top right corner of your Google Chrome browser. Now select Settings. Click Show Advanced Settings...
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and find there Reset settings and click on it.
  • Remove Istartsurf virus from Google Chrome - Step 2.5
  • New window will pop-up where you click on Reset button to confirm the action and remove Istartsurf virus completely.
  • Remove Istartsurf virus from Google Chrome - Step 2.6
Step 3
FINAL ISTARTSURF VIRUS REMOVAL PROCEDURE

After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the ISTARTSURF VIRUS and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.

Information added: 08/13/2015 03:47 PM;