OurStartPage stands for a browser hijacker currently actively circulating in the world wide web. The hijacker is developed in China, which is known for production of many other nasty hijackers and potentially unwanted programs.
Once installed, OurStartPage amends the home page of your browser to start with ourstartpage.com. Plus, whenever you attempt to look for information through this domain, your search queries will be regularly redirected through some other third-party websites which are definitely not considered as genuine search engines.
OurStartPage hijacker may infect all widely used browsers, including Google Chrome, Opera, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Of course, other browsers are not an exception and can be contaminated by the infection too. The hijacker is often bundled with other free programs, so users need to make sure that they do not permit any hidden installations to take place in their computers without permission.
Unfortunately, when installing free software users often click on Next or I agree buttons blindly, without really understanding what they agree with. As a result, they often permit various junk utilities to be installed into their PCs.
OurStartPage will not do any good thing for you as far as getting decent search results are concerned. Instead, you will be regularly bombarded by the load of advertisement banners and sponsored links leading you to many other third-party sites of bad reputation. Plus, the PC will operate extremely sluggish as a result of this hijacker enabled. We suggest that you follow this removal guide below to delete the malware fully from your PC by thoroughly scanning the system with a reliable anti-malware tool by GridinSoft LLC and by resetting your browsers with its help.
OurStartPage virus automatic removal tool:
OurStartPage malware removal steps:
- Download GridinSoft AntiMalware and scan your PC with it.
- Click on “Apply” to remove all threats found after the scan is completed:
- Shut down all your available browsers.
- In GridinSoft AntiMalware click on “Tools” and then on “Reset browser settings“:
- Follow the instructions, select browsers you need to be reset, and click on “Reset” button. Finally, restart your computer to apply all made changes:
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft AntiMalware:
How to prevent your PC from being contaminated with OurStartPage virus again in the future.
GridinSoft AntiMalware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft AntiMalware and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):