Remove Startnow Toolbar from Internet Browsers!
Startnow.com is a website that is promoted by Startnow Toolbar which is developed by Zugo LTD. It provides shortcuts for various websites like social networks, Amazon, Ebay and many more. This toolbar can infect Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Once executed, it will change browser default settings and rewrite homepage to its own web address. For that, when you will search anything on internet, you will be forced to use Yahoo search engine as their default. It is also able to display thousands of malicious pop ups and ads while you will surf the web. Besides, this threat can also be used by hackers to track your personal details and information to perform some critical online tasks. As a result, it will display several annoying popup and adverts while you will surf the web, it also makes path for the installation of other types of spyware/adware, it steals valuable critical user data and sends it to any unreliable source and many more. So, if you have been infected by it, you should remove Startnow toolbar from PC as soon as possible.
Startnow Toolbar Screenshot!
Harmful Characteristics of Startnow Toolbar!
- You will see several commercial unwanted pop-ups and adverts.
- Your browser and internet settings will be changed and redirect search results.
- Your PC will encounter issues while starting and shutting it down.
- Your critical and valuable data might get steal and send to cyber criminals.
- Your Google, Yahoo and other search results will be redirected.
- And so on.
How Startnow Toolbar Enters into the PC!
It is actually not certain how this malware gets into the computer system particularly. If it takes the help of any method to intrude in to any particular PC then you can’t be sure it will do the same for others. Since it does not requires any kind of administrator permission to get inside, so it is really hard to find how it gains entry into the PC. Some of common intrusion methods include –
- Clicking links of pop-ups and ads which are malicious in nature.
- Downloading email attachments containing infected codes or malicious stuffs.
- Downloading free stuffs like movies, codec’s, videos etc. from un-trusted or malicious websites.
- Taking the help of some sneaky Trojans, viruses and other malware’s.
- Through peer to peer file sharing tools.
- And many more.
How to Remove Startnow Toolbar from PC completely!
It can be removed completely with this automatic method by using this tool provided below which is able to uninstall Startnow toolbar totally. It automatically scans your PC hard drives and eliminates all the active traces of this threat. It will also enhance your PC performance. So, without wasting your valuable time, just download this software and run a free scan of the infected system in order to get rid of Startnow toolbar permanently. Free download is also available here.
To view complete installation process, check out Installation Guide!
Manual removal methods of Startnow Toolbar tends to be little less reliable & effective, but still those methods are explained below :
Step 1 – Start your Windows system and keep pressing ‘F8’ button on your keyboard until Windows Advanced Option menu shows up. Then select the ‘Safe Mode with Command Prompt’ option from the list and press ‘Enter’.
Step 2 – Click Start > Control Panel, under Programs,click Uninstall a program.
Step 3 – Look for the name Startnow Toolbar select it and click Uninstall. If this action prompts for confirmation, click OK.
Step by step procedure to remove Startnow Toolbar from various browsers including Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox.
Step 1 – Start Internet Explorer, navigate to Tools (on top menu) > Manage Add-ons.
Step 2 – Now select the add-on you don’t want on your browser.
Step 3 – Now look at the bottom for the button ‘Disable’, click the button to disable the add-on. Moreover you can also remove the add-on completely from your PC.
Step 1 – Launch Mozilla, navigate to Tools (on top menu) > Add-ons or you can also use the shortcut ‘Ctrl+Shift+A’.
Step 2 – Navigate to section says ‘Extensions’ and then select and remove the add-on that you don’t want on your browser.