StartPageing 123 This page\u00a0aims to help you\u00a0remove StartPageing 123 "Virus". These StartPageing 123 "Virus"\u00a0removal instructions work for\u00a0Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows. The paragraphs below review StartPageing 123 "Virus" \u2013 a program, which can cause the following effects to your PC: \tLots of versions of ads may start appearing on your screen\u00a0while you are surfing the web; \tWhat\u2019s more, all of your browser apps, no matter whether you load Explorer, Chrome or\/and Firefox, might begin to conduct some redirecting, which could make your browsing experience annoying and nearly impossible; \tMoreover, the typical way your browsers look might also be modified. An\u00a0entirely new homepage and\/or default search engine, which may really differ from the ones you had originally\u00a0set, maybe introduced and will remain in place for as long as the program in question remains in your system. The type of software, which is capable of achieving all these, is known as browser hijackers. We are going to present a lot of additional details about them in the following article. The StartPageing 123 Virus The main characteristic features of browser hijackers have aready been enlisted in the first paragraph. It is possible that you don\u2019t know the fact that the StartPageing 123 Virus will never access anything on your PC, with the exception of your browsers and their history. As a result, the StartPageing 123 Virus may launch a whole new promoting campaign and display only pop-ups, related to your search requests. Another potential effect is that all hijackers could redirect you only to the websites, which are somehow connected to your supposedly predetermined needs and interests. How is it possible to catch any hijacker version? The most widely used method for distributing browser hijackers so far is by putting them inside program bundles. In case this collocation doesn\u2019t ring a bell, a bundle stands for a mixture of various software (programs\/games\/apps), which is normally given for free to anyone interested.\u00a0Nonetheless, the simple act of downloading such a software combo cannot cause any contamination. Just the opposite - if you install a bundle properly, you will be able to successfully and safely exploit all the games and apps from it with no risk of getting infected with anything. The only right way of integrating the content of a certain bundle with\u00a0your system is by selecting the most detailed installer option. Such are the Customized and the Advanced installation options. By choosing either\u00a0of them, the whole installation process will be in your own hands and you will be able to opt in and out of the program features and software you aren\u2019t interested in.\u00a0To avoid any contamination even more efficiently, just do not select the following installer options: the ones called Automatic\/ Default or Recommended\/ Typical. Usually these ones will prevent you from controlling the entire installation process, and will incorporate the whole bundle into your system. StartPageing 123 "Virus" is a legitimate program. True or false? The development and distribution of browser hijackers, as well as of other ad-oriented software such as Adware, are\u00a0financed by the marketing industry. They are actually the tools for advertising services and products online. If we can compare them to malware and viruses \u2013 the known hijackers are NOT dangerous at all.\u00a0 Some useful advice on how to avoid any advertising program in the future: \tEnsure that you have bought and installed a reliable\u00a0anti-virus system. This will ensure that most of the possible threats and annoyances will be blocked and neutralized. \tStrive to learn not to download and open any other possible sources of hijackers like: torrents; spam; emails and pop-ups. What\u2019s more, make sure that the installation process which you conduct for any program is performed in the aforementioned way, and you are likely to easily avoid all cyber threats. \tRemove the hijacker, which you have been infected with,\u00a0as soon as possible in order to prevent further annoyance. \tJust learn to surf in a smart way and be extremely careful when it comes to the online locations you go to. \tIf you really want to install and explore a free app\/game. program from a bundle available on the Internet, simply think twice before doing that. Our simplest yet most effective prevention tip is to only install the software you really want to use. Safely and successfully removing StartPageing 123 "Virus": On the web there may be many guides, tips and advice on how to remove a hijacker from your system. However, we do recommend that you follow the steps inside our Removal Guide, as they have been tested and have proven effective in such cases. SUMMARY: Name StartPageing 123 Type Browser Hijacker Danger Level Medium\u00a0(nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk) Symptoms Your browsers are the only affected components of your system. They might act in a strange way after the infection - you may spot ad production and unauthorized redirections. Distribution Method \u00a0Bundling, many contaminated web pages, spam, shareware, torrents and other pop-ups. Detection Tool Keep in mind, SpyHunter's malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you'll need to purchase the full version. More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall. StartPageing 123 Virus Removal If you are a Windows user, continue with the guide below. If you are a Mac user, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide. If you are an Android user, please use our Android Malware Removal guide. Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference. Reboot in\u00a0Safe Mode\u00a0(use this guide if you don't know how to do it). WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING! Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time\u00a0and\u00a0go to the\u00a0Processes Tab (the "Details" Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous.\u00a0 Right click on each of them\u00a0and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner: After you open their folder,\u00a0end the processes\u00a0that are infected, then delete their folders.\u00a0 Note:\u00a0If you are sure something is part of the infection - delete it, even if the scanner doesn't flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.\u00a0 Hold together the Start Key and R. Type\u00a0appwiz.cpl -->\u00a0OK. You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries.\u00a0Uninstall it\/them. Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter.\u00a0A\u00a0window will pop-up: Startup --->\u00a0Uncheck\u00a0entries that have "Unknown" as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious. Hold the Start\u00a0Key\u00a0and\u00a0R\u00a0- \u00a0copy +\u00a0paste the following and click OK: notepad %windir%\/system32\/Drivers\/etc\/hosts A new\u00a0file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below: If there are suspicious IPs below "Localhost" -\u00a0write to us in the comments. Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter. \tRight-click on the Network Adapter you are using --->\u00a0Properties --->\u00a0Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP\/IP), click \u00a0Properties. \tThe\u00a0DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself. \tClick on Advanced --->\u00a0the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something)\u00a0--->\u00a0OK. \tAfter you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a\u00a0system reboot. Right click\u00a0on the browser\u2019s shortcut --->\u00a0Properties. NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but\u00a0you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge). Properties \u2014\u2013> Shortcut.\u00a0In\u00a0Target, remove everything\u00a0after\u00a0.exe. \u00a0\u00a0Remove StartPageing 123 "Virus"\u00a0from Internet Explorer: Open\u00a0IE, click\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u2014\u2013>\u00a0Manage Add-ons. Find the threat\u00a0--->\u00a0Disable. Go to\u00a0\u00a0\u2014\u2013>\u00a0Internet Options --->\u00a0change\u00a0the\u00a0URL\u00a0to whatever you use (if hijacked) --->\u00a0Apply. \u00a0Remove\u00a0StartPageing 123 "Virus"\u00a0from Firefox: Open\u00a0Firefox,\u00a0click\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 \u2014\u2014->\u00a0Add-ons\u00a0---->\u00a0Extensions. Find the adware\/malware\u00a0--->\u00a0Remove. Remove\u00a0StartPageing 123 "Virus"\u00a0from Chrome: Close Chrome. Navigate to: \u00a0C:\/Users\/!!!!USER NAME!!!!\/AppData\/Local\/Google\/Chrome\/User Data.\u00a0There is\u00a0a Folder called "Default" inside: Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome. Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter. Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat's Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don't show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete\/uninstall them: \tHKEY_CURRENT_USER----Software-----Random Directory. It could be any one of them - ask us if you can't discern which ones are malicious. HKEY_CURRENT_USER----Software---Microsoft----Windows---CurrentVersion---Run-- Random HKEY_CURRENT_USER----Software---Microsoft---Internet Explorer----Main---- Random If the guide doesn't help, download the\u00a0anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!