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How to Remove Searchstarburnsoftware.com Redirect from IE/Firefox/Chrome?

 

Recently all your search results were provided by Starburn Search rather than your default search engine? Apart from that the homepage of your internet browser is hijacked to Searchstarburnsoftware.com. Worries about it and want to get rid of this computer infection? Then follow the detailed removal guide below.

 

 

What Is Searchstarburnsoftware.com?

 

 

Searchstarburnsoftware.com, also referred to as Starburn Search, is a browser hijacker that can infect most of the popular web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Once installed, it will add plugin and extensions to your web browser, and change the homepage, new tab page and default search engine to Searchstarburnsoftware.com.

Searchstarburnsoftware.com redirect

 

Starburn Search (Searchstarburnsoftware.com) is actually an ad-supported search engine although looks like a legitimate search engine. It displays ads and irrelevant search results for you, which may lead to advertisements and sponsored links to boost advertising revenue and to increase certain sites’ page ranking. It may also collect search terms from your search queries and monitor your online activities in order to feed you more precise ads.

Searchstarburnsoftware.com redirect-1

 

Searchstarburnsoftware.com redirect is technically not a virus, but it does interfere with the experience of users by hijacking victims’ browser and slowing down their browser and computer. So in that sense, most of computer users want to get rid of this nasty search engine and it is classified as PUP (potentially unwanted program) by the industry.

 

In most cases, Searchstarburnsoftware.com redirect comes bundled with other free downloads from websites like Softonic. When you are installing such programs, you may agree to set Searchstarburnsoftware.com as the homepage, new tab page and default search engine of your web browser without being properly informed. That’s probably why you are unaware of how and when it tampered with your browser settings.

 

 

How to Remove Searchstarburnsoftware.com Redirect from IE/Firefox/Chrome? (Removal Guide)

 

                                                                                                           

Outline of the removal guide:

Step 1 Uninstall Searchstarburnsoftware.com related malicious program

Step 2 Remove Searchstarburnsoftware.com redirect from IE/FF/Chrome

Step 3 Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

Malware Prevent Tips

                                                                                                            

 

To remove Searchstarburnsoftware.com redirect from Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox completely, please follow the guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a reply below and we will try our best to help you resolve your problem.

 

 

Step 1 Uninstall Searchstarburnsoftware.com related malicious program

 

As mentioned above, Searchstarburnsoftware.com redirect virus infect computers by being bundled in the installer of other free software, so you need to search for and uninstall all the Searchstarburnsoftware.com related programs and third-party applications.

 

Option 1 > Uninstall automatically with Anvi Uninstaller

 

Anvi Uninstaller is tool integrated in Cloud System Booster which is a system optimizer and cleaner. After uninstall a program, Anvi Uninstaller will detect leftovers, such as registry keys and junk files.

 

1. Download and install Cloud System Booster

Cloud System Booster free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

 

2. To uninstall Searchstarburnsoftware.com related programs:

Launch Cloud System Booster → switch to Expert mode → select Toolbox → download and Run Anvi Uninstaller → switch to Recently Installed tab → locate any suspicious program → hit Uninstall to remove it

Please kindly note that downloading Anvi Uninstaller won’t take you much time.

Anvi Uninstaller

The Prefect Scan function is only available for Cloud System Booster Pro version users. You can use this function by getting a trail license or upgrade to pro version.

Cloud System Booster purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php

 

 

Option 2 > Uninstall manually through Control Panel

 

For Windows 8 Users:

Move mouse pointer to the bottom right corner of the screen.

Go to Charms bar Settings Control Panel Uninstall a program

Uninstall  Searchstarburnsoftware.com related malicious program

 

For Windows 7/Vista Users:

Go to Start button > Control Panel > Uninstall a program / Programs and Features

Uninstall  Searchstarburnsoftware.com related malicious program

 

For Windows XP Users:

Go to Start button >  Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs

Remove  Searchstarburnsoftware.com related malicious program

 

 

Step 2 Remove Searchstarburnsoftware.com redirect from IE/FF/Chrome

 

Alternative—Repair your installed browser with Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

Although Searchstarburnsoftware.com related programs are uninstalled, the settings of your web browser won’t revert accordingly. That means you need to restore the settings by yourselves.

 

For Internet Explorer Users
For Mozilla Firefox Users
For Google Chrome Users

 

For Internet Users:

1. To change homepage: click on the gear icon or Tools at the top right corner → select Internet options → hit General tab in the menu → replace http://searchstarburnsoftware.com/ with a preferred domain like http://www.google.com/ or choose Use default

IE-homepage set

 

2. To remove extension: click on the gear icon or Tools → select Manage Add-ons → go to Toolbars and Extensions tab → search for any suspicious toolbar and extension → right click on it  → choose Disable in the drop-down menu → close the window and click on OK button

IE-extensions

 

3. To reset search provider: Switch to Search Providers tab → right click a desired search provider → select Set as default → right click on Searchstarburnsoftware.com or any suspicious search provider → select Remove → click Apply and OK to complete the setting

IE-Search Providers

Next step—Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

 

 

For Mozilla Firefox Users:

1. To remove extensions and plugins: click on the orange Firefox button firefox button on the upper left corner of the browser → hit Add-ons → go to Extensions tab → Remove suspicious extensions

Switch to Plugins tab → Disable suspicious plugins

 

2. To change homepage: click on the orange Firefox button firefox button → hit Options→ select General → choose Restore to Default.

 

3. To reset default search engine: Click on the inverted triangle in the search bar → choose Manage Search Engines → locate Searchstarburnsoftware.com or any suspicious search engines → hit Remove and OK → click the inverted triangle again → select a preferred search provider as default search engine from the menu

Firefox-search engine

Next step—Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

 

 

For Google Chrome Users:

Click on Customize icon (Wrench or 3 bar icon) →select Settings

Chrome settings

 

1. To reset startup page: hit Set pages → remove http://searchstarburnsoftware.com/ by clicking the X at the end of the bar

 

2. To change homepage: hit Change →change homepage to google.com or any other webs you desire

 

3. To reset default search engine: click on Manage search engine → set a desired search engine as your default search engine → remove any unwanted and suspicious search engine from the list

 

4. To remove extension: click Extensions above Settings → search for suspicious extensions → click the Recycling Bin to remove it

Next step—Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

 

 

Optional Troubleshoot–Repair your installed browser with Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

Also, you can download and install a tool to assist you to complete the repair of your browser. Anvi Slim Toolbar is such an application.

 

1. Download and install Anvi Slim Toolbar by clicking the link below.

Anvi Slim Toolbar free download link: http://www.anvisoft.com/software/ast/

Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

2. Delete unwanted and suspicious extension and add-ons:

Launch Anvi Slim Toolbar → Switch to Manage tab → Chech or tick unwanted and suspicious extension and add-ons → hit Remove button

Funmoods toolbar removal

 

3. Empty trash bin:

The removed toolbars and extensions are placed in the trash bin in case you want them back, so you need to empty the trash bin regularly.

Click on the trash bin icon, then you can restore or remove toolbars and extensions there.

Slim toolbar-trash bin

 

4. Modify browser settings:

Go to Browser Repair tab → chose the browser you are going to repair → set the homepage to your preferred website → select a desired search engine → click on the Repair button

 

 

Step 3 Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

 

Please note that although Searchstarburnsoftware.com related malicious program is uninstalled, there are still many residual files – like invalid registry entries still on your computer. These junk files occupy disk space of your computer and may degrade your computer performance over time. It is complicated to delete them manually, so you may need the help of a system cleaner or system optimizer. We recommend you Cloud System Booster.

 

1. Download and install the free or paid version of Cloud System Booster.

Cloud System Booster free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

 

2. Launch Cloud System Booster and click on the Boost button.

Cloud System Booster-Boost

 

3. Click on Clean button after scan finished.

CSB-clean

Now, your computer should have been free from the infection of Searchstarburnsoftware.com redirect. If you have encountered any problem in the removing process, please leave a reply and we will help you fix your problem as soon as possible.

 

 

Malware Prevention Tips

 

1. Keep an eye on what you are agree to install and do not just click on Next blindly.

As mentioned above, Searchstarburnsoftware.com redirect virus sneaks into your computer by being bundled in the installer of other free software, so you should be attentive when install such programs and always opt for custom/advanced installation.

 

2. Turn on the security settings of your installed web browser.

If you always encounter the problems such as pop-up ads and redirecting, you may need to check if the available security settings of your web browser are on. You can view Turn on Security Features of Internet Browsers for Safer Surfing Online for tutorial.

 

3. Keep a professional antivirus or antimalware program on and perform system scan regularly.

Browser hijackers like Searchstarburnsoftware.com may lead you to malicious websites and your computer may be exposed to other horrible computer infections, so we strongly recommend you to scan your computer with an antivirus or antimalware program to make sure that your computer is safe and clean. Anvi Smart Defender is such a program that you can make use of.

Anvi Smart Defender free version download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html

ASD

 

There is an Anvi Ad Blocker integrated in Anvi Smart Defender, which can block malicious URLs, phishing websites, pop-up/flash ads as well as your unwanted websites that cannot be distinguished and detected by the browser itself. If you are pro version user of Anvi Smart Defender, it is free to use for you. Also, you can download its trial version to create you a clean and secure online environment.

Anvi Ad Blocker free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html (expires in 15 days)

 

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