How To Remove Istartsurf.com Redirect (Virus Removal Guide)

Istartsurf is a browser hijacker that is bundled with other free software that you download off of the Internet. When installed this browser hijacker it will set the homepage and search engine for your web browser to http://www.istartsurf.com/?type=hp&ts=&from=tugs&uid=.

This 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 http://www.istartsurf.com/?type=hp&ts=&from=tugs&uid= to random Windows shortcuts on your desktop and your Windows Start Menu.

Istartsurf Redirect

The Istartsurf.com redirect is caused by a browser hijacker which is installed by the users, whether that is knowingly or not. Often, this type of program is offered through advertisements or bundled with other software, leaving the user puzzled where this software came from.
Browser hijackers are a type of malware created for the purpose of modifying Internet browser settings without the user’s knowledge or consent.

When the Istartsurf.com browser hijacker is installed on a PC, common symptoms include:

  • Changing the web browser’s default homepage to Istartsurf.com
  • Changing the browser’s search provider, built-in search box to http://Istartsurf.com
  • Ability to modify the ‘new tab’ functionality to launch the modified search portal page
  • Loads into the web browser via an extension or add-on
You should always pay attention when installing software because often, a software installer includes optional installs, such as this Istartsurf.com 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.
The below instructions are for Windows users, however we also have an Android Guide and a macOS Guide which should help clean up your device.

How to remove Istartsurf.com redirect (Virus Removal Guide)

This malware removal guide may appear overwhelming due to the amount of the steps and numerous programs that are being used. We have only written it this way to provide clear, detailed, and easy to understand instructions that anyone can use to remove malware for free.
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.
To remove the Istartsurf.com redirect, follow these steps:

STEP 1 : Uninstall Istartsurf from Windows

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

Windows 10

To uninstall a program on Windows 10, follow the below steps.

  1. Go to “Apps and Features”.

    Right-click on the Start Windows Start button button in the lower-left corner and select “Apps and Features”. This will take you directly to your list of installed programs.
    Go to Apps and Features in Windows 10

    If you can’t find the “Apps and Features” option in the Start menu, click on the Start Windows Start button button, then go to “Settings” > “Apps”
  2. Find the malicious program and uninstall it.

    The “App and Features” screen will be displayed with a list of all the programs installed on your PC. Scroll through the list until you find Istartsurf, click it, and then click “Uninstall”.

    The malicious program may have a different name on your computer. If you cannot find any malicious programs on your PC, you can proceed with the next step

    Click on the malicious program than click on the Uninstall button - Windows 10

  3. Follow the on-screen prompts to uninstall the program.

    You will now see a pop-up window informing you that the program and its related info will be uninstalled. Click on the “Uninstall” button to complete the process (you may also see a pop-up asking if you want to let this program make changes to your computer, hit “Yes” to proceed).

    Make sure to read all of the prompts carefully, because some malicious programs try to sneak things in hoping that you won’t read closely.

    Click again on the Uninstall button to remove the malicious program - Windows 10

Windows 8

To uninstall a program on Windows 8, follow the below steps.

  1. Go to “Program and Features”.

    Right-click on the Start Windows Start button button in the lower-left corner and select “Programs and Features”. This will take you directly to your list of installed programs.
    Right click on Start and select Programs and Features - Windows 8.1 Help

    • If you can’t find the Programs and Features in the Start menu, type “programs and features” into the search bar at the bottom of the Start window, then click the “Programs and Features” result.
    • If you don’t have a Start button, you are likely running Windows 8 instead of Windows 8.1. Press the Windows key + X to open the menu instead and select “Programs and Features”.
  2. Find the malicious program and uninstall it.

    The “Programs and Features” screen will be displayed with a list of all the programs installed on your PC. Scroll through the list until you find Istartsurf, then click to highlight it, then click the “Uninstall” button that appears on the top toolbar.

    The malicious program may have a different name on your computer. If you cannot find any malicious programs on your PC, you can proceed with the next step.

    Uninstall malicious programs from Windows 8

  3. Follow the on-screen prompts to uninstall the program.

    In the next message box, confirm the uninstall process by clicking on Yes, then follow the prompts to uninstall the program. Make sure to read all of the prompts carefully, because some malicious programs try to sneak things in hoping that you won’t read closely.

Windows 7

  1. Click on Start, then select “Control Panel”.

    Start by clicking on the Start Windows Start button button, then click on “Control Panel”.
    Click on the Windows Start button and select Control Panel - Windows 7 Help

    If you don’t see “Control Panel” here, type control panel into the search bar at the bottom of the Start window, then click the “Control Panel” result.
  2. Click on “Uninstall a Program”.

    When the “Control Panel” appears, click on “Uninstall a Program” from the Programs category.
    Select Uninstall a program from Control Panel menu Windows 7 Help

  3. Find the malicious program and uninstall it.

    The “Programs and Features” screen will be displayed with a list of all the programs installed on your PC. Scroll through the list until you find Istartsurf, then click to highlight it, then click the “Uninstall” button that appears on the top toolbar.

    The malicious program may have a different name on your computer. If you cannot find any malicious programs on your PC, you can proceed with the next step.

    Uninstall malicious programs from Windows 7 - Help Guide

  4. Follow the on-screen prompts to uninstall the program.

    In the next message box, confirm the uninstall process by clicking on Yes, then follow the prompts to uninstall the program. Make sure to read all of the prompts carefully, because some malicious programs try to sneak things in hoping that you won’t read closely.

If you are having issues while trying to uninstall a program, you can use Revo Uninstaller Free to completely remove an unwanted program from your PC.

STEP 2: Use Malwarebytes to remove the Istartsurf.com redirect

Malwarebytes is one of the most popular and most used anti-malware software for Windows, and for good reasons. It is able to destroy many types of malware that other software tends to miss, without costing you absolutely nothing. When it comes to cleaning up an infected device, Malwarebytes has always been free and we recommend it as an essential tool in the fight against malware.

The first time you install Malwarebytes, you’re given a free 14-day trial of the premium edition, which includes preventative tools like real-time scanning and specific protection from ransomware. After two weeks, it automatically reverts to the basic free version that will detect and clean up malware infections only when you run a scan. It is important to note that Malwarebytes will run alongside antivirus software without conflicts.

  1. Download Malwarebytes.

    You can download Malwarebytes by clicking the link below.

    MALWAREBYTES DOWNLOAD LINK
    (The above link open a new page from where you can download Malwarebytes)
  2. Double-click on the Malwarebytes setup file.

    When Malwarebytes has finished downloading, double-click on the mb3-setup-consumer-x.x.x.xxxx.exe file to install Malwarebytes on your PC. In most cases, downloaded files are saved to the Downloads folder.

    Double-click on mb3-setup to install Malwarebytes Help
    You may be presented with an User Account Control pop-up asking if you want to allow Malwarebytes to make changes to your device. If this happens, you should click “Yes” to continue with the installation.
    Windows asking for permission to run the Malwarebytes installer - Help Guide

  3. Follow the on-screen prompts to install Malwarebytes.

    When the Malwarebytes installation begins, you will see the Malwarebytes Setup Wizard which will guide you through the installation process. To install Malwarebytes on your PC, click on the “Agree and Install” button.
    Malwarebytes Setup Screen - Help Guide
    Malwarebytes is installed on your PC - Help Guide

  4. Click on “Scan Now”.

    Once installed, Malwarebytes will automatically start and update the antivirus database. To perform a system scan, click on the “Scan Now” button.
    Start a scan with Malwarebytes

  5. Wait for the Malwarebytes scan to complete.

    Malwarebytes will now start scanning your computer for adware and other malicious programs. This process can take a few minutes, so we suggest you do something else and periodically check on the status of the scan to see when it is finished.
    Malwarebytes scanning PC for malware - Help Guide

  6. Click on “Quarantine Selected”.

    When the scan has completed, you will be presented with a screen showing the malware infections that Malwarebytes has detected. To remove the malicious programs that Malwarebytes has found, click on the “Quarantine Selected” button.
    Click on the Quarantine Selected button to remove Istartsurf.com virus

  7. Reboot your computer.

    Malwarebytes will now remove all the malicious files and registry keys that it has found. To complete the malware removal process, Malwarebytes may ask you to restart your computer.
    Malwarebytes requesting to restart computer to complete malware removal process - Help Guide
    When the malware removal process is complete, you can close Malwarebytes and continue with the rest of the instructions.


STEP 3: Use HitmanPro to scan for malware and unwanted programs

HitmanPro is a second opinion scanner that takes a unique cloud-based approach to malware scanning. HitmanPro scans the behavior of active files and also files in locations where malware normally resides for suspicious activity. If it finds a suspicious file that’s not already known, HitmanPro sends it to their clouds to be scanned by two of the best antivirus engines today, which are Bitdefender and Kaspersky.

Although HitmanPro is shareware and costs $24.95 for 1 year on 1 PC, there is actually no limit in scanning. The limitation only kicks in when there is a need to remove or quarantine detected malware by HitmanPro on your system and by then, you can activate the one time 30 day trial to enable the clean up.

  1. Download HitmanPro.

    You can download HitmanPro by clicking the link below.

    HITMANPRO DOWNLOAD LINK
    (The above link will open a new web page from where you can download HitmanPro)
  2. Install HitmanPro.

    When HitmanPro has finished downloading, double-click on “hitmanpro.exe” (for 32-bit versions of Windows) or “hitmanpro_x64.exe” (for 64-bit versions of Windows) to install this program on your PC. In most cases, downloaded files are saved to the Downloads folder.
    Double-click on the HitmanPro setup file - Help Guide
    You may be presented with an User Account Control pop-up asking if you want to allow HitmanPro to make changes to your device. If this happens, you should click “Yes” to continue with the installation.Windows asking for permissions to run the HitmanPro setup file - Help Guide

  3. Follow the on-screen prompts.

    When HitmanPro starts you will be presented with the start screen as shown below. Click on the “Next” button to perform a system scan.
    Click Next to install HitmanProHitmanPro final installer screen

  4. Wait for the HitmanPro scan to complete.

    HitmanPro will now begin to scan your computer for malicious programs. This process will take a few minutes.
    HitmanPro while scanning for malware - Help Guide

  5. Click on “Next”.

    When HitmanPro has finished the scan, it will display a list of all the malware that the program has found. Click on the “Next” button to remove the malicious programs.
    HitmanPro scan summary. Click Next to remove Istartsurf.com virus

  6. Click on “Activate free license”.

    Click on the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial and remove all the malicious files from your PC.
    Activate the free HitmanPro license keyEnter your email to complete the HitmanPro activation - Help Guide
    When the process is complete, you can close HitmanPro and continue with the rest of the instructions.


(OPTIONAL) STEP 4: Reset the browser settings to their original defaults

If your PC is being redirected to the Istartsurf.com site, we will need to reset the web browser settings to their original defaults. This step should be performed only if your issues have not been solved by the previous steps.

Google Chrome

Google Chrome has an option that will reset itself to its default settings. Resetting your browser settings will reset the unwanted changes caused by installing other programs. However, your saved bookmarks and passwords will not be cleared or changed.

  1. Click on the three dots at the top right and click “Settings”.

    Click on Chrome’s main menu button, represented by three dots at the top right corner. Now click on the menu option labeled Settings as shown by the arrow in the picture below, which will open the basic settings screen.
    Google Chrome Settings Menu

  2. At the bottom, click “Advanced”.

    Chrome’s “Settings” should now be displayed in a new tab or window, depending on your configuration. Next, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link (as seen in the below example).
    Click on the Advanced button - Google Chrome Help

  3. Under the section “Reset,” click “Reset”.

    Chrome’s advanced settings should now be displayed. Scroll down until the “Reset and clean up” section is visible, as shown in the example below. Next, click on the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
    Google Chrome Reset button

  4. Confirm by clicking “Reset”.

    A confirmation dialog should now be displayed, detailing the components that will be restored to their default state should you continue on with the reset process. To complete the restoration process, click on the “Reset Settings” button.
    Click on Reset to restore Google Chrome to its default settings

Mozilla 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. Go to the “Help” menu.

    Click on Firefox’s main menu button, represented by three horizontal lines. When the drop-down menu appears, select the option labeled “Help“.
    Click on the Firefox Menu button then select Help - Firefox Guide

  2. Click “Troubleshooting Information”.

    From the Help menu, click on “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 option in Firefox

  3. Click on “Refresh Firefox”

    Click the “Refresh Firefox” button in the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page.
    Refresh Firefox button

  4. Confirm.

    To continue, click on the “Refresh Firefox” button in the new confirmation window that opens.
    Confirm Reset Firefox

  5. Click on “Finish”.

    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“.

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.

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. Go to “Internet Options”.

    Open Internet Explorer, click on the gear icon in the upper right part of your browser, then select “Internet Options“.
    Click on the Gear Icon then select Internet Options - Help Guide

  2. Select the “Advanced” tab, then click “Reset”

    In the “Internet Options” dialog box, select the “Advanced” tab, then click on the “Reset” button.
    In the Advanced tab click on the Reset button - Help Guide

  3. Click on “Reset”.

    In the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” section, select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.
    Click on the Reset button to revert IE to its default settings - Help Guide

  4. Click on “Close”.

    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.
    Click on the Close button - Help Guide

Microsoft Edge

Starting with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709), users can repair or reset the Microsoft Edge settings.

  1. Go to “Apps and Features”.

    Right-click on the Start Windows Start button button in the lower-left corner and select “Apps and Features“. This will take you directly to your list of installed programs.
    Go to Apps and Features in Windows 10

  2. Find Microsoft Edge, then select “Advanced Options”.

    The “App and Features” screen will be displayed with a list of all the programs installed on your PC. Scroll through the list until you find “Microsoft Edge”, click it, and then click on the “Advanced options” link.
    Microsoft Edge Advanced Options

  3. Click on “Reset”.

    The “Advanced Options” screen will now be displayed. Scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as shown in the example below. Next, click on the “Reset” button.
    Microsoft Edge Reset Settings


(OPTIONAL) STEP 5: Double-check for malicious programs with Zemana AntiMalware Free

Zemana AntiMalware is a free popular on-demand antivirus scanner which can detect and remove malware that even the most well-known anti-virus and anti-malware applications fail to find.
While the Malwarebytes and HitmanPro scans are more than enough, we’re recommending Zemana AntiMalware to users who still have malware related issues or just want make sure their PC is 100% clean.

This step should be performed only if your issues have not been solved by the previous steps.

  1. Download Zemana AntiMalware.

    You can download Zemana AntiMalware Free by clicking the link below.

    Zemana LogoZEMANA ANTIMALWARE DOWNLOAD LINK
    (The above link will open a new web page from where you can download Zemana AntiMalware)
  2. Double-click on the setup file.

    Double-click on the file named “Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.exe” to start the installation of Zemana AntiMalware. In most cases, downloaded files are saved to the Downloads folder.
    Double-click on the Zemana AntiMalware to instal it
    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.
    Zemana AntiMalware UAC

  3. Install Zemana AntiMalware Free.

    Click on the “Next” button to install Zemana AntiMalware on your PC. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the install process.
    Click Next then follow the on-screen prompts - Help Guide

    When you reach the “Select Additional Tasks” screen, you need to opt-out the “Enable Real Time Protection” option, then click on the “Next” button.
    Opt-out the Real-Time protection Zemana Antimalware

  4. Click on “Scan”.

    When Zemana AntiMalware will start, click on the “Scan” button to perform a system scan.
    Click on Scan to perform a system scan - Help Guide

  5. Wait for the Zemana AntiMalware scan to complete.

    Zemana AntiMalware will now scan your PC for malicious files. This process can take a few minutes.
    Zemana AntiMalware scanning for malware - Help Guide

  6. Click on “Next”.

    When Zemana AntiMalware has finished it will display a list of all the malware that the program found. Click on the “Next” button to remove the malicious files from your computer.
    Click Next to remove malware found by Zemana AntiMalware - Help Guide

  7. Restart your PC.

    When the malware removal process is complete, Zemana AntiMalware may need to restart your computer. Click on the “Reebot” button to reset your PC.
    Zemana asking to restart PC - Help Guide


Your computer should now be free of the Istartsurf.com redirect. If you are still experiencing problems while trying to remove Istartsurf.com redirect adware from your PC, please do one of the following:

Protect your device from viruses

Here are some basic security tips that will help you avoid malware:

  1. Install updates.

    Keep your operating system and apps up to date. Whenever an update is released for your device, download and install it right away. These updates often include security fixes, vulnerability patches, and other necessary maintenance.

  2. Be careful when installing programs and apps.

    Pay close attention to installation screens and license agreements when installing software. Custom or advanced installation options will often disclose any third-party software that is also being installed. Take great care in every stage of the process and make sure you know what it is you're agreeing to before you click "Next."

  3. Don't use keygens and cracks.

    Avoid using Peer-to-Peer (P2P) file-sharing programs, keygens, cracks, and other pirated software that can often compromise your data, privacy, or both.

  4. Install an ad blocker.

    Use a browser-based content blocker, like AdGuard. Content blockers help stop malicious ads, Trojans, phishing, and other undesirable content that an antivirus product alone may not stop.

  5. Be careful what you download.

    A top goal of cybercriminals is to trick you into downloading malware—programs or apps that carry malware or try to steal information. This malware can be disguised as an app: anything from a popular game to something that checks traffic or the weather.

  6. Be alert for people trying to trick you.

    Whether it's your email, phone, messenger, or other applications, always be alert and on guard for someone trying to trick you into clicking on links or replying to messages. Remember that it's easy to spoof phone numbers, so a familiar name or number doesn't make messages more trustworthy.

  7. Back-up your data

    Back up your data frequently and check that your backup data can be restored. You can do this manually on an external HDD/USB stick, or automatically using backup software. This is also the best way to counter ransomware. Never connect the backup drive to a computer if you suspect that the computer is infected with malware.

  8. Secure your device.

    Keeping all the above tips in mind will keep you well on your guard, and installing a good antivirus will monitor your files for unusual changes and other warning signs. Whether you use a PC, a Mac, or a mobile device, Malwarebytes Premium is the strongest protection ever. Malwarebytes sits beside your traditional antivirus, filling in any gaps in its defenses, and providing extra protection against sneakier security threats.

92 thoughts on “How To Remove Istartsurf.com Redirect (Virus Removal Guide)”

  1. Thanks for the tip with the windows shortcuts, I had already removed everything except the istartsurf in the Target line. Many thanks!

  2. Thanks a lot! Those browser hijackers are such an annoying, loathsome scourge on the web. Good that there are good guys like you fighting back.

  3. Thank you very much … All your steps worked very well and today I am very happy that I removed other Virus along with istart. Thanks again !!

  4. As’Salam-o-Alaikum
    I was surfing for 2 days , searching to remove the Notorious Hijacker istartsurt

    I cleaned registry , startup , uninstall istartsurf , used malwarebytes and even reset browser but I was still hijacked by istartsurf
    The last thing that is not mentioned in other forums was

    STEP 3: Clean up Windows shortcuts that have been hijacked by iStartSurf virus

    At last Malwaretips.com comes to for my aid and rescued my Browsers from disreputable

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  5. Thanks a lot…I spent 7 Hours before coming to this site but was unable to remove it.

  6. I was tearing my hair out trying to unistall this devil, the worst I have accidentally come across so far. Uninstall was left hanging as “waiting” and nothing would move it on. I have Malwarebytes, free version, so I tried a scan first, keeping the above instructions as back up in case that didn’t work. I will do a few checks to make sure everything inserted by istartsurf has gone, but Malwarbytes cleaned out the lot, all 710 items it said, there is nothing left listed under programmes to uninstall. To be on the safe side I cleaned out Google history too. Avast kept signaling threats and blocked a few, but presumably because these were not actual viruses it did not stop the infection.

  7. hi! thank you very much…istartsurf completely remove with adwcleaner step 4 really helps, f been crying for 6 months bcoz i know its the reason why my laptop frezzes and my internet slow…

  8. It’s really fantastic, that you have given a perfect and clean solution to the problem. Thanks for that, and I wish you all the best in your future endeavors

  9. A million thanks!! I tried about ten different sites before this, but none of them worked-the istartsurf and omnibox malware kept coming back, until I tried your easy to follow steps. Will definitely spread the word :)

  10. I am saying thanks, I was finally able to remove the nasty browser-hijacking virus, following your step-by-step guide. AND I´m also making a donation to encourage you to stay doing this magnificent service to the needy souls lost in cyberspace.. You´re good, and you do good.. Confirmation number: 0TE84544L41233415.

  11. Amazing, thank you so much for this detailed solution! This stupid thing has been troubling me recently, I never thought it’d have altered the shortcuts or even installed random bs. Thank you so much!

  12. thanks! I have no computer background and you made it very easy for me. keep up the good work!

  13. This is really good but I cant download AdwCleaner as Google chrome still wont connect to the Internet and when I reboot Istartsurf comes back and throws me out of Chrome. Please can you help?

  14. Suberb guide to succesfully remove this annoying antimalware infection. Thanks man, you really made my day :)

  15. Removing istartsurf took some time but with the clear instructions in this article, anyone can do it.
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  17. Been uninstalling iStartSurf from the control panel of Windows 8.1, yet in vain. When I come across your webpage today telling what to do, just on STEP 1, the Revo Uninstaller did it. But In effect, by just only clicking again on the shortcut icon, would show that it is still there, although the Target field on the Shortcut tab is free of the http://iStartSurf.com argument already. I deleted the old shortcut and made a new one from the Program files (iexplore) and found out that the annoying iStartSurf malware was now gone. Thanks you so much…. From the Philippines.

  18. Job Done!! Brilliant, I followed instructions from step 2 and got rid of istart surf and one called Trovi? on Chrome, running great again now, thank you!!

  19. Thank you very much! at step 4 I got rid of istartsurf… thanx to you! it was a very pleasant surprise to find out you are romanian…. Greetings from Brasov!

  20. First and foremost I would like to thank to the author for this nice tutorial. I was also a sufferer of istartsurf apps. For my case, at first I tried to scan my system with Quick Heal Av (Total security, licensed); but was in vain! I also tried to reset the browser configurations, unfortunately the “add/remove” programs in the control panel was not showing any suspicious program installed. I almost gave up.

    Then one of my friend told me about a surprisingly simple trick and it worked!

    From the desktop, upon right-clicking the google chrome, the “target” field of that shortcut normally used to show this:

    “”C:Program FilesGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe””

    But after being affected by istartsurf, I found that the “target” field contains the above address with a long string of some extra characters and numbers appended with it. Say e.g ”

    “C:Program FilesGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe”khadsahs77jbje3d7i3#$%^^&

    I just deleted all those unwanted characters leaving the correct address(what it should normally be). Now I am free from that nasty application and enjoying liberty. However, I have not tried this method for other browsers.

    Thank you :)

  21. excellent guide but hitmanpro didn’t offer me a free activation 30 day trial. Some cookies detected by hitman pro are still there.. are they harmful?
    thanks

  22. Great job at explaining this simply. Had tried everything before this, nearly given up hope and went for the sledgehammer solution. Perfect working order now, thank you.

  23. Thank you Stelian. You explained it very clear.
    My computer works quick again. Quicker than before I got the “istartsurf” problems.

  24. Thanks much adware cleaner. i had this problem of istart and ask.com on my laptop close to 6 months. Now i am free of those fears….

  25. HI!!!!I WAS A VICTIM OF ”ISTARTSURFURF.COM”…BUT DOING EXACTLY THOSE YOU WROTE HERE….MY LAPTOP IS HEALTHY AND FREE FROM THAT EVIL VIRUS!!!!WAS AMAZING FROM ME…THANKS A LOT,YOU HAVE WISDOM ABOUT THESE!!!!!THANKS,I WILL SHARE THIS AT MY FB PROFILE TO!!!IYOU DOING GREAT WORK,MANY THNKS!!!!!

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