Hijack.StartPage

Short bio

Hijack.StartPage is a detection that recognizes unwanted URLs that were set as the start page for Internet Explorer in the Windows registry.

 

 

Symptoms

Users will notice that the startpage of Internet Explorer has been changed.

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Hijack.StartPage without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

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