How to remove (Virus Removal Guide) is a browser hijacker, which is promoted via other free downloads, and once installed it will change your browser homepage to and default search engine to
This in itself is not considered malicious as there are many legitimate programs that change these settings as well. What is considered malicious, though, is that it will also append the argument to random Windows shortcuts on your desktop and your Windows Start Menu.
[Image: virus]
The homepage will display advertisements and sponsored links in your search results, and may collect search terms from your search queries. The hijack is used to boost advertising revenue, as in the use of blackhat SEO, to inflate a site’s page ranking in search results. it’s technically not a virus, but it does exhibit plenty of malicious traits, such as rootkit capabilities to hook deep into the operating system, browser hijacking, and in general just interfering with the user experience. The industry generally refers to it as a “PUP,” or potentially unwanted program. is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner, search, pop-up, pop-under, interstitial and in-text link advertisements) cross web browser plugin for Internet Explorer (BHO) and Firefox/Chrome (plugin) and distributed through various monetization platforms during installation. The browser extension includes various features that will modify the default or custom settings of the browser including the home page, search settings and in some cases will modify Internet Explorer’s load time threshold, place a lock file within Firefox to prevent competing software from changing its settings as well as disable the browser’s Content Security Policy in order to allow for cross site scripting of the plugin. homepage got on your computer after you have installed a freeware software (video recording/streaming, download-managers or PDF creators) that had bundled into their installation this browser hijacker.
For example, when you install VPlay, you will also agree to change your browser homepage to and default search engine to
[Image: redirect]
However when you uninstall VPlay from your computer, your web browser’s default settings will not be restored. This means that you’ll have to remove homepage from your favorite web browser manually.

You should always pay attention when installing software because often, a software installer includes optional installs, such as this browser hijacker. Be very careful what you agree to install.
Always opt for the custom installation and deselect anything that is not familiar, especially optional software that you never wanted to download and install in the first place. It goes without saying that you should not install software that you don’t trust.

How to remove  (Virus Removal Guide)

This page is a comprehensive guide, which will remove from your Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome.
Please perform all the steps in the correct order. If you have any questions or doubt at any point, STOP and ask for our assistance.
STEP 1: Uninstall malicious programs from your computer
STEP 2: Remove from Internet Explorer, Microft Edge, Firefox and Chrome
STEP 3:Clean up the various Windows shortcuts that have been hijacked by virus
STEP 4: Remove browser hijacker from your computer with AdwCleaner
STEP 5: Remove virus with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
STEP 6: Double-check for the infection with HitmanPro

STEP 1 : Uninstall malicious programs from your computer

In this first step, we will try to identify and remove any malicious program that might be installed on your computer.

  1. Go to the uninstall menu.

    Windows 10 or Windows 8

    1. To uninstall a program on Windows 10 or Windows 8, right-click on the Windows Start button and choose “Control Panel” from the pop-up menu.
      Control Panel in Windows 10
    2. When the “Control Panel” window opens click on the “Uninstall a program” option under “Programs” category.
      Uninstall A Program on Windows 10

    Windows 7 or Windows Vista

    1. If you are using Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, click the “Start” button, then click on the “Control Panel” menu option.
      [Image: Control Panel in Windows Start Menu]
    2. When the “Control Panel” window opens click on the “Uninstall a program” option under “Programs” category.
      [Image: Uninstall a program]

  2. When the “Programs and Features” screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and uninstall webssearches uninstaller, WPM17.8.0.3159, Browser new tab extension, IePluginService, SupTab or Wsys Control.
    The malicious program may have a different name on your computer. To view the most recently installed programs, you can click on the “Installed On” column to sort your program by the installation date. Scroll through the list, and uninstall any unwanted or unknown programs.

    If you are having issues while trying to uninstall the program, you can use Revo Uninstaller to completely remove this unwanted program from your machine.

    [Image: Uninstall malicious program from Windows]
    If you cannot find any unwanted or unknown programs on your machine, then you can proceed with the next step.

STEP 2: Remove from Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Firefox and Google Chrome

If you are still experiencing issues with the browser hijacker in Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome, we will need to reset your browser to its default settings. This step needs to be performed only if your issues have not been solved by the previous steps.

Reset Internet Explorer

You can reset Internet Explorer settings to return them to the state they were in when Internet Explorer was first installed on your PC.

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the “gear iconIE Icon Gear in the upper right part of your browser, then click again on Internet Options.
    [Image: Internet Options in Internet Explorer]
  2. In the “Internet Options” dialog box, click on the “Advanced” tab, then click on the “Reset” button.
    [Image: Reset Internet Explorer]
  3. In the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” section, select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.
    [Image: Reset Internet Explorer to its default settings]
  4. When Internet Explorer has completed its task, click on the “Close” button in the confirmation dialogue box. You will now  need to close your browser, and then you can open Internet Explorer again.
    [Image Reset Internet Explorer settings]

Reset Firefox

If you’re having problems with Firefox, resetting it can help. The reset feature fixes many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information like bookmarks, passwords, web form auto-fill information, browsing history and open tabs.

  1. In the upper-right corner of the Firefox window, click the Firefox menu button ([Image: Firefox Menu button]), then click on the “Help” ([Image: Firefox Help button]) button.
    Firefox Help button
  2. From the Help menu, choose Troubleshooting Information.
    If you’re unable to access the Help menu, type about:support in your address bar to bring up the Troubleshooting information page.
    Troubleshooting Information in Firefox
  3. Click the “Refresh Firefox” button in the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page.
    Refresh Firefox button
  4. To continue, click on the “Refresh Firefox” button in the new confirmation window that opens.
    Reset Firefox settings to default
  5. Firefox will close itself and will revert to its default settings. When it’s done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click on the “Finish“.

Note: Your old Firefox profile will be placed on your desktop in a folder named “Old Firefox Data“. If the reset didn’t fix your problem you can restore some of the information not saved by copying files to the new profile that was created. If you don’t need this folder any longer, you should delete it as it contains sensitive information.

Reset Google Chrome

  1. Remove Webs Searches extensions from Google Chrome.
    Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu  button on the browser toolbar, select Tools and then click on Extensions.
    Google Chrome Extensions
    In the Extensions tab, remove Extended Protection 1.9, Quick Serch, Lightning Newtab  and any other unknown extensions by clicking the trash can [Image: Remove an extension from Chrome] icon.
    Basically, if you have not installed a Chrome extension, you should remove it from your web browser.
    [Image: Webs Searches Chrome extension]
  2. Set Google Chrome default search engine from WebsSearches to Google.
    Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu  button, then select Settings and click on Manage search engines in the Search section.
    In the Search Engines dialog that appears, select Google and click the Make Default button that appears in the row.
    [Image: WebsSearches Chrome redirect]
    Search for webssearches in the Search Engines list, and click the X button that appears at the end of the row.
    [Image: WebsSearches Chrome removal]
  3. Change Google Chrome homepage from to its default.
    Webs Searches has modified your Google settings to open their webpage whenever you start your browser, so we will need to revert this change.
    Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu  button, then select Settings and click on One the New Tab page in the On Startup section.
    [Image: Change Google Chrome homepage to its default]

Reset Microsoft Edge

  1. In the upper-right corner of the Microsoft Edge window, click the “More actions” icon (three dots), then click on the “Settings” option.
    Microsoft Edge Settings
  2. Under the section labeled “Open With“, select the option “Start page“.
    Microosft Edge start page

STEP 3: Clean up the various Windows shortcuts that have been hijacked by

This infection has hijacked your browser shortcuts, so in this step we will need to manually clean them by removing the argument.

  1. Search for your browser shortcut (Desktop, Taskbar or Start Menu Shortcut), then right click on it and select Properties.
    [Image: Firefox Shortcut properties]
    To view the Properties menu for the browser shortcuts pinned to your Task Bar, right-click on the browser shortcut from the Taskbar, then right-click again on the browser icon as see in the below image. Alternatively, you can just Unpin the browser shortcut from your task bar, then you can add it back after you have removed the “” argument from the original browser shortcut.
    [Image: taskbar shortcut hijacker]
  2. In the Shortcut tab, in the Target field, remove the argument. Basically, there should be only the path to browser executable file. Nothing more.
    These are the default shortcut path that should be in your Target box, if the argument is there, then you should remove it.

    If you are using this browser: In the Target field you should have:
    Internet Explorer “C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe”
    Chrome “C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” for Windows 32 bit OR “C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” for Windows 64-bit
    Firefox “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe” for Windows 32-bit OR “C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe” for Windows 64-bit Firefox hijack Internet Explorer hijack Chrome hijack

STEP 4: Remove browser hijacker with AdwCleaner

  1. You can download AdwCleaner from the below link.
    ADWCLEANER DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new web page from where you can download “AdwCleaner”)
  2. Before starting AdwCleaner, close all open programs and internet browsers, then double-click on the AdwCleaner icon.
    Start AdwCleaner
    If Windows prompts you as to whether or not you wish to run AdwCleaner, please allow it to run.
  3. When the AdwCleaner program will open, click on the “Scan” button as shown below.
    AdwCleaner Scan button
    AdwCleaner will now start to search for the “” malicious files that may be installed on your computer.
  4. To remove the “” malicious files that were detected in the previous step, please click on the “Clean” button.
    Remove with AdwCleaner
  5. AdwCleaner will prompt you to save any open files or documents, as the program will need to reboot the computer. Please do so and then click on the OK button.
    AdwCleaner removing adware

STEP 5: Remove with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free uses industry-leading technology to detect and remove all traces of malware, including worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, dialers, spyware, and more.
It is important to note that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware works well and should run alongside antivirus software without conflicts.

  1. You can download download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware from the below link.
    MALWAREBYTES ANTI-MALWARE DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new web page from where you can download “Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free”)
  2. Once downloaded, close all programs, then double-click on the icon on your desktop named “mbam-setup” to start the installation of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
    Start Malwarebytes Anti-Malware setup
    Picture of User Account Control You may be presented with a User Account Control dialog asking you if you want to run this file. If this happens, you should click “Yes” to continue with the installation.
  3. When the installation begins, you will see the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Setup Wizard which will guide you through the installation process.
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Installer
    To install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware on your machine, keep following the prompts by clicking the “Next” button.
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware final screen
  4. Once installed, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will automatically start and you will see a message stating that you should update the program, and that a scan has never been run on your system. To start a system scan you can click on the “Scan Now” button.
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Scan Now
  5. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will now start scanning your computer for the virus. When Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is scanning it will look like the image below.
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Scanning for Malware
  6. When the scan has completed, you will now be presented with a screen showing you the malware infections that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has detected. To remove the malicious programs that Malwarebytes Anti-malware has found, click on the “Remove Seletected” button.
    Remove the malware that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has detected
    Please note that the infections found may be different than what is shown in the image.
  7. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will now quarantine all the malicious files and registry keys that it has found. When removing the files, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware may require a reboot in order to remove some of them. If it displays a message stating that it needs to reboot your computer, please allow it to do so.
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware asking to restart PC
    After your computer will restart, you should open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and perform another “Threat Scan” scan to verify that there are no remaining threats

STEP 6: Double-check for the” malware infection with HitmanPro

HitmanPro is a second opinion scanner, designed to rescue your computer from malware (viruses, trojans, rootkits, etc.) that have infected your computer despite all the security measures you have taken (such as anti-virus software, firewalls, etc.). HitmanPro is designed to work alongside existing security programs without any conflicts. It scans the computer quickly (less than 5 minutes) and does not slow down the computer.

  1. You can download HitmanPro from the below link:
    HITMANPRO DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new web page from where you can download “HitmanPro”)
  2. Double-click on the file named “HitmanPro.exe” (for 32-bit versions of Windows) or “HitmanPro_x64.exe” (for 64-bit versions of Windows). When the program starts you will be presented with the start screen as shown below.
    HitmanPro Installer
    Click on the “Next” button, to install HitmanPro on your computer.
    itmanPro while installing on PC
  3. HitmanPro will now begin to scan your computer for malicious files.
    HitmanPro scanning
  4. When it has finished it will display a list of all the malware that the program found as shown in the image below. Click on the “Next” button, to remove virus.
    HitmanPro detected malware
  5. Click on the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial, and remove all the malicious files from your computer.
    Remove malware with HitmanPro

Your computer should now be free of the browser hijacker.
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  • fatima

    really thanks so much stelian !


    thank you..

  • Rodger Phillips

    Cheers, this is great. I will be sharing this for all folks I know to see and use, you deserve the publicity

  • Adhi Darmawan

    Thank you, Bro.

  • Sandy

    Thankyou Stelian!!!! I’m sure so many other people out there were a little skeptical about this site….I’m thinking “yeah right as if this guy is going to give all this information away for FREE??!! It’s probably another virus!!” But I thought geez…can my computer get any worse?? So I gave it a shot and that crappy virus is history!!! I am now using the Malware Anti Virus Home Trial version and will be more than happy to make a donation. Thanks again Stelian….you are a genuine GOOD person, I wish you the greatest of success in life.
    Sandy :)

  • Bole

    Thanks for the guide. It seems to have worked. I am hecitant to follow steps 4, 5 and 6 though. I have a fully managed client from my employer including Symantec Endpoint Protection anti-malware. I does not seem to make sense to download 3 more programs although I feel I should be able to trust that these would not introduce new risk.
    Please advice.

  • Petcharaporn nue

    Thank you so much. I Very happy

  • jusi

    Thanks for the Chrome tips! You’re a lifesaver :)

  • Stelian Pilici

    Yes, please go ahead with the other steps!

  • BillW

    So far so good, Stelian. Followed your instruction and all is well at present. Let’s hope it continues.

  • Stelian Pilici

    Hello Bill,
    Lets try to fix your PC:
    1.Please download ZOEK by Smeenk and save it to your desktop (preferred version is the *.exe one) from here:

    2. Right-click on Zoek icon and select “Run as Administrator” to start the tool.
    Wait patiently until the main console will appear, it may take a minute or two.
    3. In the main box please paste in the following script (between the lines):
    ipconfig /flushdns;b
    4.Make sure that Scan All Users option is checked.
    5. Push Run Script and wait patiently. The scan may take a couple of minutes.
    When this program will finish the clean-up it will ask you to restart your computer.

    Let me know if this fixed your issue or not!

  • Red

    thanks, i was able to remove most of it but failed to realized that my chrome shortcut has been compromised ^_^

  • Ian

    Thanks so much is was driving me nuts

  • Mônica Martins

    Do Brasil, OBRIGADA, grata, Thank you!!! :-)

  • Nugget

    This guide is the best! If you follow the instructions carefully you’ll be ok at the end. If you can not trust the programs you need to download, you can always double check from google. This article is been voted 5stars in microsoft forums. Reddit and some other sites are suggesting this link.

    Thank you so much Stelian Pilici. Excellent work!

    – It took me about an hour while I was making my tea.

    – The programs you need to download are clean, ad-free and friendly softwares. (As I said before you can always double check these programs.)
    – If you’re not familiar with such things, you can read and decide every step you are about to make. Instructions were very clear and easy to understand. Don’t be afraid. You can do it by yourself.

  • Pesconi

    Excelent conclusion, i resolved my firefox problem….

  • Elizabeth

    It’s really helpful, thank you for this article.

  • Arpith

    Thanks. otherwise i was going to system restore as i am a new in this category.

  • Cybdiver

    Nice, well written especially the tips to correct the shortcuts.

  • Avery

    Omg thank you!!! Extremely easy to understand steps, you’re such a champ :)

  • Jenna

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  • speedoran

    thanks soo much buddy i had this stupid malware for over 3 months and i could not find a way to uninstall it. Thanks soo much!

  • Raz

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  • Aayush Agarwala

    Thanks a lot. This was very helpful. I wish I could describe how relieved I feel at the moment.

  • Indhira Agung

    Thank you so much for the great tips. I have been crazy about this stuff and I can get rid of it :D

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    it is as clear as an empty bottle of whiskey you’re a genius! Thankkkss a lot…

  • Derrick

    Thanks alot ive more than 4 hours trying to figure out how to remove it deleting it from tast sheduler but at last this post helped so much thanks

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    Thank you very much it really helps

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    Thankyou so much! May God bless you :)

  • harry

    thank you very much for the clear instructions

  • May

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  • Carter.

    This! Thank you dear sir!! I have tried to remove it for ages and finally! YES!

  • Satish

    Thank you so much brother,, well appreciated for your efforts for the social community

  • jerry

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  • Pushkar

    Hats Off To You !!!

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  • Jie

    I cant thank you enough for the tips man! Thank U!

  • Aamir

    istartwebsearches troubled me for over 3 months. Following your steps in this tutorial finally removed it from laptop successfully.
    Thank you. You are a saviour :)
    Cheers!!! :) :) :)
    Aamir (from Mumbai/India)

  • Kharll Yosef

    great help! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

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  • Gab

    thanks man
    I don’t even know it was a virus..

  • shima

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  • Marala

    Thank you so much, this honestly saved my computer from being thrown out of the window, and me from losing my sanity!

  • Алла ! Thanks a lot ! i am trying to remove for 3 gays now-full days..i got very tired..finally i did it with your fantastic program ! thanks so much !!!

  • Odysseas Doumas

    Thanks, very clean instuctions, got rid of that pesty software.

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  • Thuan Tran

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  • Thuan Tran

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  • Shelley Lee

    Thank you so much. Excellent and Completed. Help me to get rid of Damn “Websseatches”.
    Many thanks again. *_*

  • vijaidev

    thanks stelian. helped me a lot.

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  • Chriszelle

    I want to add THANK YOU to the list too! That freaked me out so much! Merci beaucoup! :D :D

  • Muhammad Babar

    Stelian, You are great. Very easy way to get rid of this malware. Thanks a million.

  • Ash

    Great stuff, thanks a ton.

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  • khalid

    thank you very much

  • Guest

    Thankyou so much!! That was pissing me off so much and I’m so grateful to be rid of it!! and it was surprisingly easy with that AwdCleaner thing

  • rob

    Thank you so much…I couldn’t see my screen for all the ads popping up everywhere due to webssearchs;Mystart. I must have spent about 4hrs trying to get rid of this very resistant adware or whatever it was. Your clear steps and downloads finally led me to getting rid of it and I will not be downloading any other free video/DVD players in the future. The good thing is that your instructions have taught me more about my computer than I knew before. Much appreciated your work thanks..

  • Daniel

    Just awesome! I do not know how to show how grateful i am, man. Thanks A lot!

  • iffat omar

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  • Zakka

    Great.. work! thank you :)

  • Meg Lao

    Thank you so much for this post! Successfully deleted from my PC and (hopefully) from my life! :)

  • Sasa Mont

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  • nevzat

    You are really great man. Thanks a lot. adwcleaner fianlly let me to get rifdof this shit

  • Max Rockatansky

    Stelian,thanks a lot,i have installed AdwCleaner only and it cleaned all the junk and that annoying istart shit from my computer.respect.

  • Alfred

    thanks a lot bro.. God Bless U

  • Marion

    You’ve been a wonderful help, thank you very much!

  • Marion

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  • Zoli

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  • kikkawa

    I suffured from Istart.websearch. By this instruction the problem was solved. Thanks

  • G

    thanks a million – you saved me a huge headache, not to mention a trip to the repairs!

  • Teresa

    Thanks a lot! I had tried a bunch of things and couldn’t get rid of it but it is now finally gone! =)

  • Jimmy

    Hey, when the websearches uninstaller is uninstalling it will reach the very end and stop responding, I tried it three times its doing the same thing, please help :)

    • Stelian Pilici

      Go ahead with the AdwCleaner scan, and the other scans. : )

  • Yxokomin Mkoatcha

    We love you, man! Perfect! Donation to follow shortly. Cheers!!

  • noname

    thanks man!

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  • kavsie

    best piece of detailed advice on this issue on the web…well Done Stelian,, worked perfect, keep up the good work…a sincere thank you

  • anil

    Hai Stelian, You are superb Man. keep it up.

  • Victor

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  • Gary

    Thank you very much for helping me kick webssearches are the man!

  • Priyal Bhatt

    i never quote comments bro….but this article forced me to do it….exceptional help you have done mate….thanks a million….!!!! Keep Rocking in the same way….God bless u….

  • Jonathan

    i ran malware bites restarted my browser and re set it and istart is still taking over my browser i looked for any installed programs and nothing i can find nothing to get rid of the freaking istart what do i do?

  • Shripad Halbe

    Great help to remove problematic malware. Thanks a lot.

  • Shane

    Thanks very much mate! Really, really helpful! Cheers!

  • paul

    Thank you soo much – I didn’t know about the shortcuts. The program uninstall does not mention this step.

  • Amanda Torres

    Thanks a million!

  • Henrik Gren

    Great. Thanks, man!

  • Culoli

    It works perfectly!!!!
    Really helpful!
    Thaaaaanks a lot!

  • Fariz

    Just finished scanning with Malwarebytes and everything already looks fine. Will continue with HitmanPro, just in case.
    Really helpful, bro. Thanks a lot.

  • NatRef

    Wow this tutorial really helpful! my norton cant detect this istartwebsearches, and now its gone for good. Thank you so much!

  • Debakumar

    Hello Pilici, you are Superb. Nothing can delete my infected computer_ norton, mcafee, panda, and etc…… But following your advice the notorious istartwebsearches has totally gone . Million thanks Pilici. God bless you. Thank you.

  • Sara

    Thank you so much for this help. You have done a great job. I would have loved to purchase this product and I may do it in future. Im really thank full.

  • aoshima

    god bless you, sir! thank you!

  • hadi

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  • Calamityjane1980

    THANKYOU so much this web searches was driving me crazy with not being able to get rid of it !!!! Glad to have my PC back to normal and faster too thanks again :)

  • echo

    thank you very much!!

  • Zeus

    Thank you for this really helps. Keep on sharing.

  • David Filer

    Thanks a lot Stelian, This is the clearest and most thorough solution I found.

  • MiNo

    OMG! THANK YOUUU!! There was so much advertisement about sex and things like that, you saved my life! You instuructions were sooo easy to follow, thank you <3

  • Ace

    Thanks. Very well instructed

  • Hi

    thank you soooooooo much!

  • Елена

    Огроменное спасибо!!!!

  • Kitty

    Thanks heaps! This really helped :)

  • henni

    two words: THANK YOU. so much. would have thrown this out of window without you. even though it tested my computerskills your instructions could have not been clearer. THANK YOU!!!!!!!



  • anonymous

    thanks :)

  • Melanie

    Thanks your instructions were clear and have done the job!

  • caroline

    Superbe! Worked perfectly! Thanks :-)

  • Julierme Souza

    Thank you. It helps me a lot too.

  • Toprene

    Thank you. It helps me a lot. :)

  • cb

    this worked wonderfully for my system but then when my on had the same issue we went through the process. We went through all stages successfully until the anti-malware software download stage when the whole blasted stuff piggybacked onto it and reinstalled itself. We had to start from scratch. Thankfully not as much stuff this tie so quicker to remove. We followed you link so you might want to check it out. We went as far as using the ADWCleaner the second time then stopped as we did’t want to have it happen a third time. You might want to update your link. Thanks though, it has worked well.

  • veysel

    thanks my brother

  • Bimo Sabili Mediteranio

    Wow! Amazing post dude!

  • mts

    This is superb. Thank you! Will recommend to friends! :)

  • luca

    Awesome, thx man.

  • Mihir

    This is awesome. Thanks for your help man.

  • John

    very helpful,thank you!god bless you! <3

  • neha

    thank you. extremely helpful.

  • glhrn

    thank you very much, you helped me.

  • Gabi

    Omg,thank you so much! (‘:

  • Thank you so much! you’re my hero!! :’)

  • Jimbodoedel

    Many thanks, it worked out perfectly!

  • mikael

    thx you so much i wasn´t sure that it would work but it actuly did:)

  • tukano

    Thanks, very helpful. Tried differen sofware like SpyHunter, TrojanRemover, Ad-Aware etc, – nothing could see this infection. Your tips were simple and worked.

  • G

    thank you, the windows shortcut cleanup worked for me