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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Slow internet connection

Startpins Redirect

If your web browsing sessions are redirected to or affiliate websites, your operating system is most likely infected by the Startpins Redirect virus. The suspicious application is also known as a browser hijacker because of its malignant processes. If you do not remove the vicious infection from your operating Windows system, soon enough it could be used to expose security vulnerabilities and invite more malicious programs. Overall, what you should be most careful about are the unauthorized redirections and browser settings reconfigurations. Have you noticed these symptoms already? Then you should rush to delete Startpins Redirect before the mischievous program causes irreversible damage. Please continue reading to learn more about the threat and its removal.

Once you are unexpectedly rerouted to, you are asked to log into the site using your Facebook or Twitter accounts. Needless to say, it is not secure to allow the suspicious source to gain any access to your personal accounts, which is why you should ignore the registration recommendations. Are you attracted by the option to “find, organize and share the websites and images you like”? There are alternative options you should employ for these actions because you certainly should not get involved with Startpins Redirect in any way.

An excerpt from the Privacy Policy:

Startpins uses “cookies” on our Service to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer or mobile device’s hard disk. We use cookies for two purposes. First, we utilize “persistent” cookies to save your login information for future logins to the Service. Second, we utilize “session ID” cookies to enable certain features of the Service, to better understand how you interact with the Service and to monitor aggregate usage by Startpins Users and web traffic routing on the Service.

Needless to say, it is not secure to interact with an application which could record your passwords and then potentially leak it to third parties. It would be best to employ a reliable, automatic malware removal tool (e.g. SpyHunter) to delete Startpins Redirect and protect your PC in the future. Nonetheless, if you want to proceed manually here are the removal instructions you need to follow.

How to remove Startpins Redirect?

Delete from the computer

Windows XP:

  1. Open the Start menu and click on Control Panel.
  2. Click on Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the suspicious program and click Remove.

Windows Vista/7:

  1. Navigate to the left of the Task Bar and click on Start.
  2. Open the Control Panel and select Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click on the program you want to delete and click Uninstall.

Windows XP:

  1. Right-click on the Metro UI start screen and select All apps.
  2. Go to Control Panel and click on Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click on the unwanted program and select Uninstall to remove it.

Delete from the web browsers

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+H.
  2. Click on Troubleshooting Information.
  3. Select Reset Firefox and confirm the selection.
  4. Click Finish.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+T.
  2. Click on Manage Add-ons and select Toolbars and Extensions.
  3. Click on the unwanted add-on and click Disable.
  4. Go to Search Providers, select the unwanted option and click Remove.
  5. Tap Alt+T again and this time select Internet Options.
  6. Click on the General tab, overwrite the home page and click OK.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+F.
  2. Click on Tools and then on Extensions.
  3. Find the unwanted add-on, click on the trash icon and select Remove.
  4. Navigate to the menu on the left and select Settings.
  5. Go to On Startup, mark “Open a specific page”, click Set pages, overwrite the page and click OK.
  6. Go to Appearance, mark Show Home button, click Change, overwrite the home page and click OK.
  7. Go to Search, click Manage search engines, click X to remove the unwanted option and click OK.
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