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BrotherLew
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I need help to remove browser hijacker search.start now

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Can anyone please help me to remove search.start now?  I have looked for advice on how to do this, but the instructions don't work (Human error is a possibility).   Do I need a malware delete program? If so, which do you recommend?  If I ramdomly select one I'm afraid I'll get more malware. These are a lot of questions.  Perhaps you can sense my frustration.  Thanks.

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

I would try the system restore utility and select a restore point to a time prior to when you got the malware.

 

If you are unfamiliar with this tool, below is a link from Microsoft on how to use it.

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/system-restore

 

Then run your antivirus program (full scan) to see if it picks up anything else.

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Search.StartNow.com is classified as a browser hijacker which usually promoted via free downloads.

 

It can corrupt all the most common used browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.

 

Once installed you may find that your browser home page and default search engine are changed to Search.StartNow.com without your consent and knowledge.

 

Actually, one of the biggest features of this browser hijacker is to alter a user's web browser settings automatically.

 

To remove Search.StartNow.com completely, try the steps below:

 

  1. Uninstall any suspicious program from Windows Control Panel.
  2. Remove unfamiliar or strange browser add-ons.
  3. Reset the browser homepage and search engine.
  4. Repair the browser shortcut (mentioned in the manual guide in this article)
  5. Restore the browser settings to defaults if necessary.
  6. Run free antivirus programs like Malwarebytes to scan and delete all its related traces.

Good luck!

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