How to remove Startpage-lb.gen.a

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Browser Hijacker Startpage-lb.gen.a

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Name

Startpage-lb.gen.a

Description

Startpage-lb.gen.as compromise Web browser applications by overriding their homepage setting and routing default homepage traffic to a different page or website. Such programs are often used to increase visits to websites and create advertising revenue for malware authors.

Type

Browser Hijacker

Manual

How to manually remove Startpage-lb.gen.a guide. Only for ADVANCED users.

  • Step 1: Basic check for Startpage-lb.gen.a activity

    Check running processes on your system. Usually you can find Startpage-lb.gen.a process running. Use the Ctrl+Shift+Esc buttons combination to open system information window and click Processes tab. Scroll down the whole list and try to find the process named like Startpage-lb.gen.a. If you find Startpage-lb.gen.a process running, right click on it and choose “End Process”. It will disable Startpage-lb.gen.a for the current Windows session, but remember that if you do not completely remove Startpage-lb.gen.a using next steps, then your PC will stay vulnerable to malware attack. Next steps are much more important in removing Startpage-lb.gen.a.

  • Step 2: Disconnect your PC from the Internet

    Prevent the malware from leaking or spreading your personal data. Browser Hijacker usually uses the Internet to transfer all possible and important information you have. Some Browser Hijackers are not so “Active” and they can simply disable some Windows features and options. To disconnect your PC from the Internet you need to plug-off LAN cable (if you use LAN connection) or to turn of the Wi-Fi module (if you use Wi-Fi Internet connection). Most of (not 100%) Browser Hijackers can not access Wi-Fi module preferences. Turning off the Internet will disable Startpage-lb.gen.a from transferring any data from your PC.

  • Step 3: Enter the safe mode.

    The next step is very important in removing Startpage-lb.gen.a. After turning off the Internet and disabling Startpage-lb.gen.a process you will need to reboot your PC in so-called Safe Mode. Safe Mode is a Windows mode which allows you to start the System using only important applications and services. Safe Mode does not usually allow Startpage-lb.gen.a to load when the system boots (!!!but exceptions can appear!!!). Choose Restart in Windows Start menu and wait until the screen turns off.

    After that you have to follow the next instructions according to the versions of Microsoft Windows you use:

      Windows XP:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Advanced Options Menu and press ENTER.

      Windows Vista, 7:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Use the arrow keys from Windows Advanced Options Menu in order to select Safe Mode and press ENTER.

      Windows 8, 8.1, 10:
    1. Press and hold the Shift button when left-clicking the Restart button on Windows log-on screen.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Troubleshooting boot screen and press ENTER.

  • Step 4: Removing virus files

    Having booted your PC in Safe mode you have to start cleaning your PC manually by deleting every file associated with Startpage-lb.gen.a one by one. Here is the list of all files associated with Startpage-lb.gen.a. Delete all files listed below using the Shift+Delete buttons combination. Always double check the file name as sometimes Browser Hijackers use very similar filenames as very important system files do and you can mistakenly remove important system file what will harm your system and you will not be able to boot your PC at all.

    Please, remember that viruses are always progressing and sometimes new files can appear. If you are using our offline PDF guide on How to remove Startpage-lb.gen.a, please check if you have it’s latest version.

    We do not guarantee that Startpage-lb.gen.a has the same file structure at the moment of deleting.

    After removing all files associated with Startpage-lb.gen.a that were listed above, reboot your system in normal mode and check if your PC works fine or you still have any troubles.

    It it is OK – congratulations! You have made a great job!

    If it is still NOT ok – use OSHI Defender to check your PC.

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How did my computer get Startpage-lb.gen.a?

Computers get infected with Startpage-lb.gen.a through bundle installing. That’s when a user elects to install Startpage-lb.gen.a as a free download. Startpage-lb.gen.a is a browser hijacker designed to make your browser display certain website ads.

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I detected Startpage-lb.gen.a on my computer. What do I do?

Scan your computer for Startpage-lb.gen.a immediately. Browser hijackers are usually elaborately disguised and are often hard to detect manually.

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What damage can Startpage-lb.gen.a do to my computer?

Startpage-lb.gen.a can fully control your computer, change your settings and gain access to your personal information.

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What are the main symptoms of Startpage-lb.gen.a?

High network activity
Unusual browser settings
Pop-up windows

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Can Startpage-lb.gen.a spread to other computers?

As with most malware, Startpage-lb.gen.a is installed manually by the user. A user may install Startpage-lb.gen.a while installing utility software without even knowing it.

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Countries with the highest Startpage-lb.gen.a infection rates.

US

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The first recorded appearance of Startpage-lb.gen.a

2016-02-22

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