What type of infection are you dealing with

Startmain.ru redirect virus could be to blame for the altered browser’s settings, and it could have entered through freeware bundles. Browser hijackers can usually be seen attached to freeware, and if they go unseen, they would install without the user actually noticing. It’s important that you are careful when installing software because otherwise, you won’t be able to avoid these kinds of threats. This is not a high-level threat but because of its unwanted behavior, you will want to get rid of it as soon as possible. For one, they change browser’s settings so that their promoted pages are set as your homepages and new tabs. What you will also notice is that your search is different, and it might be inserting sponsored content into search results. It would try to redirect you to advertisement pages since increased traffic means more income for owners. Some users end up with malicious program through these types of redirects since some hijackers are able to reroute to malware-ridden web pages. And malware would bring about more harm to your computer than this. So that people find them useful, browser hijackers pretend to have handy features but the reality is, they’re replaceable with legitimate extensions which wouldn’t reroute you. You may also notice content you might be interested in, and that is because the redirect virus is tracking what you search for, collecting data about what you are interested in. In addition, questionable third-parties might be given access to that information. So we highly encourage you remove Startmain.ru the second you see it. Startmain.ru-_7.jpg
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What does it do

Redirect viruses are commonly happened upon attached to freeware as extra items. This is possibly just a case of negligence, and you didn’t purposely install it. If users were more vigilant when they install programs, these threats would not be permitted to spread so widely. The offers are hidden and if you rush, you have no chance of seeing them, and you not noticing them means their installation will be permitted. By picking to use Default settings, you could be allowing permitting the installation of all kinds of unfamiliar applications, so it would be best if you don’t use them. Deselecting those items is essential, but they’ll only be apparent in Advanced or Custom settings. If you do not want to deal with persistent unfamiliar software, ensure you always deselect the items. You ought to only continue installing the program after you uncheck everything. Stopping the infection from the very beginning can can go a long way to save you a lot time because dealing with it later will be time-consuming. We also recommend not downloading from questionable sources as you can easily acquire malware this way.

If a browser redirect manages to install, it is doubtful you will not see the clues. Your search engine, new tabs and homepage will be altered to a different site, and the redirect virus won’t need your consent to carry out those changes. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox will be among the browsers altered. And until you remove Startmain.ru from the PC, you will be stuck with the site loading every time your browser is launched. The browser redirect will overrule all changes you make so don’t waste time trying to change the settings back to usual. If your search engine is changed, every time you carry out a search through browser’s address bar or the provided search box, you’d see results made by that engine. Pressing on any of those results isn’t recommended as you will end up on sponsored web pages. The redirect viruses will reroute you because they intend to help site owners earn more revenue from increased traffic. After all, more traffic means there are more people likely to click on advertisements, meaning more profit. Often those pages have little to do with what you are were initially looking for. In certain cases, they might appear to be legitimate, so for example if you were to inquire about for something somewhat ambiguous, like ‘anti-virus’ or ‘computer’, results with suspicious hyperlinks may come up but you wouldn’t notice in the beginning. Because browser hijackers do not care whether those pages are safe or not you might end up on one that may prompt malware to download onto your OS. You ought to also be aware that these types of infections are able to spy on you so as to get data about what you press on, what pages you enter, your search inquiries and so on. The data could also be shared with unfamiliar parties, and it could be used by people with questionable intents. If not, the hijacker may be using it to make more relevant sponsored content. You’re highly recommended to eliminate Startmain.ru as it will do more damage than good. Since the redirect virus will no longer be there to stop you, after you complete the process, make sure you alter your browser’s settings.

Startmain.ru uninstallation

While the contamination will not bring about as serious outcomes as some others would, we still recommend that you erase Startmain.ru as quickly as possible. While you have two options when it comes to disposing of the hijacker, by hand and automatic, choose the one based on your experience with computers. By hand means you will have to identify the infection yourself. The process itself isn’t difficult, albeit quite time-consuming, but you’re welcome to make use of the below presented instructions. The guidelines are quite coherent so you should not encounter issues. However, it might be too hard for those who are less computer-savvy. Acquiring spyware removal software to take care of the infection might best in that case. Those programs are designed with the aim of disposing of infections like this, so you should not encounter any issues. You can check if the infection was terminated by modifying your browser’s settings, if the changes aren’t nullified, you were successful. The threat still remains if your browser keeps loading the reroute virus’s page every time you launch it. It is quite irritating dealing with these types of infections, so better prevent their installation in the future, so pay attention when installing software. In order to have a clean device, at least decent habits are necessary.Download Removal Toolto remove Startmain.ru

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Learn how to remove Startmain.ru from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall Startmain.ru

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-start How to get rid of Startmain.ru
  2. Uninstall all suspicious programs win7-uninstall-program How to get rid of Startmain.ru

b) Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click on the start icon, located at the lower left corner. win8-start How to get rid of Startmain.ru
  2. Click Control Panel and then Programs and Features. win8-control-panel How to get rid of Startmain.ru
  3. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win8-remove-program How to get rid of Startmain.ru
 

c) Windows 10

  1. Search 'Control Panel'. The search option can be found in the Start menu, next to the Shutdown button.
  2. Select Control Panel in the results. win10-start How to get rid of Startmain.ru
  3. Pick Programs and Features. win10-control-panel How to get rid of Startmain.ru
  4. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win10-remove-program How to get rid of Startmain.ru
 

d) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and click Applications (left side of the window)
  2. Find the programs you want gone, right-click on them.
  3. Pick Move to Trash.mac-os-app-remove How to get rid of Startmain.ru
  4. Empty the Trash by right-clicking the icon on your dock, and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Remove Startmain.ru from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). IE-gear How to get rid of Startmain.ru
  2. Manage Add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions. IE-add-ons How to get rid of Startmain.ru
  3. Select on all questionable extensions from the list and press Disable.

a) Change Internet Explorer Homepage

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon).
  2. Choose Internet Options. ie-settings How to get rid of Startmain.ru
  3. Delete the displayed URL and type in your preferred one. IE-settings2 How to get rid of Startmain.ru
  4. Press Apply.

b) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). ie-settings How to get rid of Startmain.ru
  2. Choose Internet Options, and then the Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced How to get rid of Startmain.ru
  3. Click Reset and check Delete personal settings in the new window. IE-reset How to get rid of Startmain.ru
  4. Click Reset again.

Step 3. Delete Startmain.ru from Microsoft Edge

a) Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge.
  2. Press the three dots located on the top right, and press Settings. edge-settings How to get rid of Startmain.ru
  3. Press Choose what to clear, and check all the boxes. Press Clear. edge-clear-data How to get rid of Startmain.ru
  4. Ctrl + Alt + Delete together → Task Manager.
  5. In the Processes tab, find Microsoft Edge process and right-click on it. task-manager How to get rid of Startmain.ru
  6. Choose Go to details. If that is not an option, choose More details.
  7. Right mouse click on all Microsoft Edge processes, and choose End Task.

b) (Method 2)

Before you proceed, make copies of your data.
  1. Find C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Delete all the folders you see. edge-folder How to get rid of Startmain.ru
  3. Press Start, find the search option and type in Windows PowerShell.
  4. When it comes up in the results, right-click on it, choose Run as administrator. edge-powershell How to get rid of Startmain.ru
  5. In the Administrator: Windows PowerShell window that appears, type inGet-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>. edge-powershell-script How to get rid of Startmain.ru
  6. Press Enter.

Step 4. Remove Startmain.ru from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner).
  2. More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions How to get rid of Startmain.ru
  3. Press the trash icon of all unwanted extensions. (You can also disable them if you are unsure about which should be removed). chrome-extensions-delete How to get rid of Startmain.ru

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner) chrome-menu How to get rid of Startmain.ru
  2. Settings → On startup.
  3. Press on Manage startup pages, and choose Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page How to get rid of Startmain.ru
  4. Click Add a new page and enter your preferred homepage.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Go back to Settings, and choose Search engine. chrome-search-engines How to get rid of Startmain.ru
  7. Click Manage search engines.
  8. Click the three dots next to the default search engine, and press Edit.
  9. Delete the malicious search engine, and type in your preferred one.
  10. Click Save.

b) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner). chrome-menu How to get rid of Startmain.ru
  2. Press Settings and scroll down to the bottom.
  3. Press Advanced, and scroll down to the very end where you will see a Reset option. chrome-settings How to get rid of Startmain.ru
  4. Press on Reset, and press Reset again in the window that appears. chrome-reset How to get rid of Startmain.ru

Step 5. Remove Startmain.ru from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu How to get rid of Startmain.ru
  2. Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-extensions How to get rid of Startmain.ru
  3. Press Remove for all extensions you want gone. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu How to get rid of Startmain.ru
  2. Press Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the unwanted link in the home page field, and type in your preferred one. mozilla-options How to get rid of Startmain.ru

b) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner).
  2. Open the Help menu (question mark at the bottom). mozilla-troubleshooting How to get rid of Startmain.ru
  3. Troubleshooting Information → Refresh Firefox.
  4. In the confirmation that appears, press Refresh Firefox again. mozilla-reset How to get rid of Startmain.ru

Step 6. Remove Startmain.ru from Safari (Mac)

  1. Launch Safari and press Safari at the top of your screen. safari-menu How to get rid of Startmain.ru
  2. Select Preferences, and choose the Extensions tab. safari-extensions How to get rid of Startmain.ru
  3. Delete all strange extensions. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Safari homepage

  1. Safari → Preferences → General. safari-menu How to get rid of Startmain.ru
  2. Delete the unwanted homepage, and put in the one you prefer.

b) Reset Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Safari → Clear History. safari-history How to get rid of Startmain.ru
  3. Select the time frame from which you want the history to be erased, and select Clear History. safari-clear-history How to get rid of Startmain.ru
  4. Safari → Preferences. safari-menu How to get rid of Startmain.ru
  5. Advanced tab → Check the Show Develop menu box. safari-advanced How to get rid of Startmain.ru
  6. Develop → Empty Caches. safari-develop-menu How to get rid of Startmain.ru
If that did not solve the problem you are having, it is advised that you obtain anti-spyware software and allow it to perform a scan on your computer.

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