Startxxl.com is a doubtful domain that sticks itself to various internet browser programs. This hijacker can totally change the behavior of browser by modifying certain aspects like default search engine to Startxxl.com, start-up page, and new tab window. Existence of adware is very much noticeable on home page; in its place is Startxxl.com Search bar. The general purpose of browser hijacker is to make money through online advertisements. However, systems under the influence of Startxxl.com may possess a much dangerous threat because the adware that comes with it is capable of downloading more unwanted application from various hosts.
Each time you run the browser, Startxxl.com will always be the default page. Despite of resetting the configuration, this adware will remain on its position because it was created that way. Browser extension running on the computer gives Startxxl.com every break to tweak various settings. The only way to stop it is to eliminate all these codes that are clearly hurting the computer.
Illusory third-party software is probably the leading cause of adware infection. They were made to be the transporter of browser hijacker such as Startxxl.com. This free software may come in different types that cover almost every web user’s demands. It is offered as download manager, maintenance tool, media player, free games, software updates, and many more. Startxxl.com may not arrive on all of the mentioned programs, however, different one may also sneak into your computer.
Step by step instructions how to remove Startxxl.com virus.
STEP 1. Remove Startxxl.com virus from the system
First of all, Startxxl.com is a browser extension, like many others. So, here is the simple way to remove them from the browser and get your homepage and search engine back. You just need to reset your browser settings. To do this automatically and for free, you can use the Reset Browser Settings tool from GridinSoft.
- Return to main screen and choose the type of scan.
- Start the scan and wait untill it`s finished:
- After the scan is completed, you need to click on “Cure PC!” button to remove Startxxl.com virus:
- Now your system is free from annoying Startxxl.com browser extension!
STEP 2. Remove Startxxl.com virus from your browser
- Reset Browser Setting is a tool, included to the complex anti-malware program. So, first of all, you need to download and install GridinSoft Trojan Killer (here or from the product page):
- Open the program and click on the Reset browser settings button.
- Select when options you want to reset and press “Reset“
Wait untill Trojan Killer sets selected options to the default state. Successful results will be checked with green checkmark.
Video guide bellow display how to remove Startxxl.com from your system completaly:
STEP 3. Startxxl.com prevention
- Avoid advertisements, you shouldn’t click on any ads and pop-ups in your browser, this can lead to the redirection on potentially viral pages!
- Spam messages from email, attached files in emails can appear to be malicious in most cases. Don’t download or open such attachments they can be infected with adware of malware!
- Surfing the internet, there are millions of phishing website on the internet. Each one of them can be very dangerous for your computer. Avoid such pages, try only reliable and trusted websites!
- Pay attention to what you install, there are tons of hijackers and malicious program that are being installed through bundled applications and downloaders. Don’t install any suspicious program and files, always check signer before proceding further!
By following this removal instruction we hope you will deal with Startxxl.com virus once and for all. In case you have any problems or this virus is still inside, leave a comment below or contact our Support Team.