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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Changes default search engine
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Cant change my homepage seems like a very useful search engine from the first sight: it allows computer users to access Facebook, eBay, YouTube, and other websites in just one click. Besides, it enables users to search for Images, Videos, News, and even Games. Unfortunately, there are more drawbacks associated with than benefits because this search engine is closely related to a browser hijacker. It means that you might notice that it has replaced your default search engine and homepage without your permission. On top of that, there is a slight possibility that you will end up with malware if you keep using search engine. It has been found out that is compatible with all the major browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, which means that the only effective solution for those seeking to use their preferred homepage and search engine is to get rid of browser hijacker entirely.

One of the main reasons why you should remove from your system is the observation that it might route you to unreliable websites. If you wonder how it is possible, you should know that this might happen by just clicking on any of those ads that will be placed on your screen. What is more, even though redirects search queries to, there is still a possibility that you will be presented with sponsored links, which is why we recommend being extremely cautious. Of course, it is better to erase browser hijacker entirely; thus, if your system’s security is an important issue to you, you should not postpone this activity for any longer. browser hijacker installs different kinds of applications alongside, for instance, you might detect FastStart, QuickStart, IETabPage Class extensions. You will be able to get rid of them if you delete browser hijacker from the system. Unfortunately, it is not a very easy task because this browser hijacker modifies the shortcuts of all the browsers. It means that will revive every time you try to eliminate it. In this sense, acts in the same manner as other browser hijackers from Qone8 family (e.g. and

As you have probably understood, the removal of browser hijacker might be rather challenging, which is why we have prepared the manual removal instructions below the article. Follow them step by step and you will get rid of this undesirable software easily and quickly. In order to make sure that there are no other suspicious applications hiding on your system, you should definitely scan your system with a reliable antimalware tool, for example, SpyHunter.

How to erase from the system

Windows 8

  1. Tap the Windows key.
  2. Right-click anywhere on the background.
  3. Select All apps.
  4. Locate Control Panel on the list.
  5. Select it.
  6. Click Uninstall a program.
  7. Right-click on the suspicious application.
  8. Click the Uninstall button.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Locate Control Panel and select it.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Find the undesirable program on the list.
  5. Select it.
  6. Click the Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select the suspicious software.
  5. Click Remove button to erase it.

Delete from the browsers

Google Chrome

  1. Launch your browser and tap Alt+F.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Select Reset browser settings.
  5. Click Reset when the dialog box appears.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+H simultaneously.
  3. Select Troubleshooting Information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox.
  5. Select Reset Firefox again.

Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+T.
  3. Select Internet Options and then open the Advanced tab.
  4. Select Reset and then mark Delete personal settings.
  5. Click Reset.
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  1. Machine Aug 16, 2014

    Can you let me know the name and address of the author if istart malware. I intend to find him and cut both his ***** hands off.

  2. Stephen Aug 19, 2014

    It does not work. vikingausatgmail

  3. poon Aug 22, 2014

    i got this from the free daemon tools lite installer, i made sure to uncheck all the ***** options but it installed anyway, i cant just uninstall it, it wont let me, have to do a complete windows reinstall because i don't have any restore points on my new windows install, never using daemon tools again, people who make programs like this should be lined up with the aimbotters and the wallhackers and shot.

  4. Faaiz Aug 26, 2014

    It does not work

  5. Manohar Aug 26, 2014

    Is there no any laws to punish them. If yes, why the big companies are watching silently.3

  6. lilly Aug 26, 2014

    does not work

  7. MONSTER Aug 28, 2014


  8. Survived Istart Aug 31, 2014

    Just uninstall your browser then reinstall it with another one(if you have another), worked for me.

  9. Sebastiaan Sep 4, 2014

    Daemon Tools Lite is currently including this little bundle of crapware... Luckily you can still find older (perfectly functioning) versions of DT-lite.

  10. Hello Sep 12, 2014

    Even if you remove and uninstall from both browser and aplication it will still run in background...u cant even get it off task manager it will keep poping up so only real removal is to wipe out system fully and install all over

  11. JESUS Oct 6, 2014


  12. loosing patience Oct 7, 2014

    it does not work the way you propose!!! actually, i believe the thing works in background even if i don't use any of its icons in no way. from the very beginning i haven't clicked a single icon, nor i have left the page running. i have always replaced it with closed the tab and used only other tabs, but my computer has become very, very slow and all of my browsers have become unbearable. it seems i will have to delete entire windows and reinstall my whole computer from zero...

  13. Gwen Oct.18, 2014 Oct 17, 2014

    nothing works!! I am throwing out my computer and starting all over again. At 75yrs of age, I now trust no one or any program. So many crooks involved in this hijacker/virus.

  14. FuckingIdioticCunt Oct 25, 2014

    A boy used iStartsurf he lost all his swag and died a horrible death on the eve of Christmas.
    Liek dis if u crie evritiem

  15. J y Feb 27, 2015

    The ***** cunt of a bastard that made this istartsurf if I could get my hands on you you'd be sorry

  16. VISHAL Mar 6, 2015


  17. Mitten Apr 7, 2015

    ***** this program and the bastards that created it.

  18. dfsdf Apr 19, 2015

    mother *****er go to hell

  19. Kev Apr 24, 2015

    I agree with all the posters, the guys that created this are c*nts and also p1ssed off it was woven into the install.

  20. istartsurf survivor Apr 30, 2015

    it worked i hate iStartSurf and it's founders and members and company.ALL OF MEMBERS GO TO JAIL!!!!

  21. Fred May 6, 2015

    How can these people be allowed to get away with this. It's like walking up to a stranger's car and kicking the door in. Totally malicious and unacceptable!!

  22. edo Jul 8, 2015

    Reset your browsers to deafult!

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  24. Maria Isabel Junqueira Aug 6, 2015

    Nao gostei...

  25. Isabel Junqueira Aug 6, 2015

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  26. Ivan Sep 2, 2015

    Don't understand how not banned that ***** page.
    2 hours lost, but finally removed from my browser.
    How could be it wanted program, if i can't see the install window,
    can't remmove, etc. Simple reset browser, forget it, at least 6 programs installed in the background, which are continously updating back this *****.
    Daemon tools, codecs pack, and lot of ***** contains it.

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