- Changes default search engine
- Hijacks homepage
- Installs itself without permissions
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Shows commercial adverts
- Cant change my homepage
If you are certain that the home page and the search provider of your Internet browsers have been changed to istart123.com without your permission, you should get very concerned about your online security and browsing habits. The search engine that has just become your default search engine is promoted by a browser hijacker and is similar to search engines such as websearches.com, v9.com, and omega-plus.com. These search engines are designed differently but the programs distributing all of them, including istart123.com, work in the same way.
The browser hijacker promoting istart123.com alters the shortcuts of the browsers so that you cannot rid the browsers of the search engine. After the link of the search provider is added to the Target line of the shortcuts, your attempts to manually change the settings of the browsers become useless. It is so because you cannot restore the former settings without editing the Target line. At the end of the review, you will find our instructions on how to remove istart123.com from the shortcuts. However, you should bear in mind that manual removal may be insufficient because some browser cookies and other unreliable files may remain on the computer.
The browser hijacker, let us call it istart123.com , also installs a browser extension called SupTab, which work only on Internet Explorer, and QuickStart, which is compatible with Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Note that instead QuickStart you may find FastStart, which is an identical program.
We suspect that Elex Technology Co. Ltd. is responsible for the distribution of the hijacker because the installer and the symptoms exhibited are identical to the installer and the symptoms concerning the case of the v9.com browser hijacker.
The search engine istart123.com may seem a useful search provider for it features links to popular websites, including Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google. The fact that it allows you to access Google may imply that you can safely use the search engine, which is not true. As has been already mentioned, the browser hijacker distributing istart123.com attempts to hamper the removal of the search provider, which indicates that the developers of the program do not care about your preferences.
The browser hijacker arrives at the computer with its uninstaller, which comes in handy when trying to remove the search engine manually. During the uninstall process, the Target line is fixed automatically; however, some manual changes are necessary within the browsers afterwards.
Do you want to save time? If so, implement a reputable spyware and malware removal tool. We recommend using SpyHunter because this real-time security program can remove istart123.com from the browsers and shield the system from multiple computer threats.
How to remove istart123.com
Windows Vista and Windows 7
Remove istart123.com from the browsers
Fix your browser shortcuts
In case you have tried to remove istart123.com manually, you should scan the system to make sure that no malicious files are present on the PC.