How to Remove Startsearch.co Search Bar (Removal Guideline)

By | June 27, 2017

How to remove Startsearch.co Adware

from Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.

Truly effective removal techniques of Startsearch.co are difficult to find on the internet. Therefore, we have prepared this removal guide with all the information you need to permanently remove Startsearch.co infection from your computer.

What is Startsearch.co?

Startsearch.co belongs to the category of browser hijacker infections. This infection first captures the control of your browser settings and then changes the default homepage and search page of your installed browsers to https://startsearch.co. Initially, it may seem that these changes are irreversible, but you can easily revert them once you uninstall Startsearch.co infection from your computer by using our removal methods.

Startsearch.co Search bar Screnshot

Startsearch.co Search bar Screnshot

How Startsearch.co comes into computer?

Most freeware programs don’t disclose the details of additional apps they might install on your computer. This hijacker bundles with such freeware to enter your computer without taking your permission. Suddenly you find your search page and search settings modified by this infection. Only way to restore your original web surfing experience is to delete Startsearch.co infection from your computer by using the removal techniques described below.

Startsearch.co main symptoms?

This hijacker can be identified by these symptoms:

1. Your browsers are infiltrated by this Startsearch.co infection via extension or add-on.
2. Search provider and homepage of your browsers are modified to Startsearch.co page.
3. You are unable to get rid of Startsearch.co infection by using conventional removal methods.

How we can prevent from Startsearch.co infection?

To stop the reentry of this infection you must use these precautions. Never install freeware on your computer that you don’t trust. While installing a program choose Custom or Advanced mode and uncheck options that are unfamiliar. Properly scan your computer with an antivirus and an anti-malware program.

Esiest way to remove Startsearch.co.

You can use both manual method as well as a removal tool to completely remove Startsearch.co infection from your computer. The below mentioned instructions will help clean up your computer, but you must follow them exactly as described to know how to remove Startsearch.co from your computer.


Removal Guideline

Basic steps to Remove Startsearch.co.

Step 1 : Uninstall Startsearch.co malicious programs from your computer (Manual Step).

Method 1 – Manual Removal Guide.

Step 2 : Remove Startsearch.co browser hijacker from “Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome” (Manual Step).
Step 3 : Remove Startsearch.co virus from “Windows Shortcuts” (Manual Step).
Step 4 : Remove Startsearch.co malicious program from “Registry” (Manual Step).
Step 5 : Remove Startsearch.co suspicious from “Computer Start-up” (Manual Step).

Method 2- Automatic Removal Guide.

Step 6 : Remove Startsearch.co adware using “AdwCleaner” (Free).
Step 7 : Remove Startsearch.co Browser hijacker using “Junkware Removal Tool” (Free).

Final Step : Scan your computer with Anti-malwares.

Step 8 : Remove Startsearch.co virus using “Hitman-Pro” Anti-Malware (Free).
Step 9 : Remove Startsearch.co Infection using “Malwarebytes” Anti-Malware (Free).

STEP 1 : Uninstall Startsearch.co malicious program from your computer (Manually).

Uninstall Startsearch.co browser hijacker from control panel, which you have accidentally got installed recently, Uninstall recently installed programs. follow below instructions to uninstall it from control panel.

  • Click on Start button –> click on Control Panel –> click on Add & Remove program or uninstall a program You will get a window which have listed all the installed program on your computer.
    (if you are using windows 8, then Right-click on a bottom left hot corner (Normally known as a Start button) –> Control Panel –> click on Uninstall a Program).
  • Uninstall Startsearch.co program. (If Startsearch.co won’t uninstall itself then use REVO Uninstaller Tool to remove it.) Click here to know more How to Uninstall any software with Revo Uninstaller Tool
    (If you don’t see Startsearch.co into installed program list then uninstall all other unwanted programs, may be it has installed with another name.)
  • Uninstall all unwanted programs which have installed recently (you can short all them by the date using clicking on date column on uninstall page). We are giving you a list of suspicious program, If you got installed any on your computer so please uninstall all them immediately List here:- DownloadTerms 1.0, LyricsGet, BrowseToSave, TidyNetwork.com, SuperLyrics, and WebCake 3.0.

STEP 2 : Remove Startsearch.co browser hijacker from Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome (Manually).

Internet Explorer.

Remove Startsearch.co homepage from Internet Explorer.

  • Open Internet Explorer.
  • Click on Tools menu on menu bar (Press F10 key to activate menu bar).
  • Click on Internet Options.
  • A Internet options window will come up, click on General Tab. Under General tab you’ll get a homepage box.
  • Now change your home page as your want. (www.google.com).
  • Click here to know more How to Remove Addons from Internet Explorer (Removal Guide).

Reset Internet Explorer (Restore to default setting)

  • Open Internet Explorer.
  • Click on Tools menu on menu bar (Press F10 key to activate menu bar).
  • Click on Internet Options.
  • A Internet options window will come up, click on Advanced Tab.
  • Click on Reset Button under advance tab.
  • An another confirmation window will come up, Here Check mark a box “Delete Personal Settings”, then click Reset button on it.
  • Click here to know more How to Reset Internet Explorer as Default (Reset Guide).

Mozilla Firefox.

Remove Startsearch.co homepage from Mozilla Firefox.

  • Open Firefox browser.
  • Click on Tools menu (Press F10 key once to activate the menu bar)
  • Click on “Options
  • You’ll get a window. Here change homepage URL.

Remove Startsearch.co addons from Mozilla Firefox.

  • Open Firefox browser.
  • Click on Tools menu (Press F10 key once to activate the menu bar)
  • Click on “Addons
  • You’ll get a window which have listed all installed addons, Remove / Disable Startsearch.co add-ons. Also remove all the unwanted add-ons from there.
  • Click here to know more How to Remove Addons from Firefox (Addon Removal Guide).

Reset Mozilla Firefox (Restore to default setting)

  • Open Firefox browser.
  • Click on Help menu (Press F10 key once to activate the menu bar)
  • Click on “Troubleshooting Information”
  • You’ll get a window, Click on Reset Firefox button and follow their on-screen instructions.
  • Click here to know more How to Reset Firefox as Default (Reset Guide).

Google Chrome

Remove Startsearch.co homepage from Google Chrome

  • Open Google Chrome, click on menu icon google-chrome-setting-icon which is located right side top of the google chrome.
  • Click on Settings –> click on “Set Pages”, remove all other pages and make a new startup page www.google.com.

Remove Startsearch.co extension from Google Chrome

  • Open Google Chrome, click on menu icon google-chrome-setting-icon which is located right side top of the google chrome.
  • Click on Tools –> Extension, you will get a window which have listed all the installed Addons / Extension.
  • Select Startsearch.co extension and click on their recycle bin icon google-chrome-remove-extensionto remove it completely from Google chrome. Also remove all the unwanted extensions from there.
  • Click here to know more How to Remove Addons from Google Chrome (Addon Removal Guide).

Reset Google Chrome (Restore to default setting)

  • Close All the Google Chrome window.
  • Open Google Chrome, click on menu icon google-chrome-setting-icon and then click on settings (Note: menu icon is located right side top corner)
  • Scroll down and click onShow advanced settings…” You’ll get more option expend on the bottom of the page. (Note: , “Show advanced settings…” is located bottom of the setting page.)
  • Now scroll down this setting page and click on “Reset Browser setting” button
  • That’s it
  • Now, your google chrome has been restored back to factory default settings.
  • Click here to know more How to Reset Google Chrome to Default Setting (Reset Guide).

STEP 3 : Remove Startsearch.co infection from “Windows Shortcuts” (Manually).

  • Right click on the icon of Internet Explorer on desktop then select Properties option, you’ll get a small window, In that window, look on the target field, if you found “Startsearch.co” string in this target field, please remove all the string related to Startsearch.co.
    (You may leave that step, if you don’t see this type of infection.)
  • Repeat the same step with all the shortcuts of browsers (Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari) and from all the locations under Startmenu/Taskbar/Desktop etc.

STEP 4 : Remove Startsearch.co malicious program from “Registry” (Manually).

  • Press Windows key + R key together on your keyboard, you’ll get a RUN box, Type Regedit on this RUN box and then click on OK button or hit enter key on your keyboard. You’ll get open a Registry Editor window.
  • Before modifying registry, we have to take backup of whole registry. click on computer icon on the top of Registry Editor, then click on File menu and then click on Export, then Save that registry backup file with any name.
  • Click on Edit menu and then click on Find, you’ll get a find box to find any string in registry.
  • Type Startsearch.co into find box, and click on Find Next button. if it found any entry with the name of Startsearch.co in result, so please replace all them to Google, or you may remove them if you found suspicious.

STEP 5 : Remove Startsearch.co suspicious entries from “Computer Start-up” (Manually).

  • Press Windows key + R key together on your keyboard, you’ll get a RUN box, type MSCONFIG into this RUN box and then click on OK button or hit enter key on your keyboard. You’ll get open a System Configuration window.
  • Click on Services Tab, and un-check all the Startsearch.co entries.
  • Click on Startup Tab, and un-check all the Startsearch.co entries.
  • Then click on apply and then click on OK.

STEP 6 : Remove Startsearch.co Adware registry entries using “AdwCleaner” (Free).

  • Download Adwcleaner.exe, click here to download : Adwcleaner.exe, and then Run it. An Adwcleaner application will be started, It have the 4 buttons Scan / Clean /Report / Uninstall.
  • Click on “Scan” Button to start the scanning on your computer. After finished the scan, it will show you results, actually adwcleaner has been found all the Unwated Programs / Adwares on your computer and all these have been selected here. so please look on them once and Un-check the Items which you don’t want to remove (only selected items will be deleted when you click on “Clean” button).
  • Now click on “Clean” button to remove all that selected items – then follow their on screen instruction to complete it.
  • Now after all done, it will be asking for reboot your computer, so please allow it to reboot. After reboot, you will get a notepad open automatically when computer get started, this notepad will be listed all the logs.
  • After reboot you will be got rid of Startsearch.co from your computer.

STEP 7 : Remove Startsearch.co browser hijacker using “Junkware Removal Tool” (Free).

  • Download Junkware Removal Tool, click here to download : Junkware Removal Tool, and then Run it.
  • A “Junkware Removal Tool” application will be started with the command line screen. Here it is asking you that “press any key to continue” to start the scanning, so “press any key” on your keyword to start the scanning and fixing process.
  • Now “Junkware Removal Tool” is scanning your computer, After finished the scan, it will automatically open a text file which have listed all the logs, you can close that text file after reading.
  • Now please Reboot your computer.
  • After reboot, you’ll get removed Startsearch.co from your computer completely.

STEP 8 : Remove Startsearch.co virus using “Hitman-Pro” Anti-Malware (Free for 30days).

  • Download Hitman Pro, click here to download : Hitman pro-32bit Hitman pro-64bit, and then Install it.
  • Start Hitman Pro program.
  • Click on Next button to start the scanning process and then follow their on screen instructions to complete it.

STEP 9 : Remove Startsearch.co Infection using “Malwarebytes” Anti-Malware (Free).

  • Download Malwarebytes, click here to download : Malwarebytes, and then install it on your computer.
    (If you want to use it free for forever , so don’t select the check box named as “Enable free trial of malwarebytes Antimalware PRO” while installing).
  • Now Start Malwarebytes application.
  • Now select option “Perform quick scan” then click on “Scan” button to run a scan on your computer.
  • After finished the scan process, click on “Show Results” button.
  • It will show you a results page, actually Malwarebytes has been found all the Adwares / Malware on your computer. so please select all the found items and then click on “Remove Selected” button.
    (You can deselect the selected items if you don’t want to remove any- because only selected items will be deleted when you click on “Remove Selected” button).
  • Now please Reboot your computer.
  • After reboot, you’ll get removed Startsearch.co from your computer completely.

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