How to remove Istart.webssearches.com
Last night I realized that my laptop infected by Istart.webssearches.com browser hijacker after updating KMPlayer. Istart.webssearches.com is a browser hijacker, which is promoted via other free downloads, and once installed it will change your browser homepage to istart.webssearches.com and default search engine to webssearches.com. After search in a few website I doing this step to remove that browser hijacker:
- Go to Control Panel – Programs and Features. Right click Webssearches Uninstaller and choose Uninstall.
- Remove Istart.webssearches.com from Chrome.
Click Settings on the left.
Select Open a specific page or set of pages under On Startup.
Click Set pages, remove istart.webssearches.com and enter a new home page address. Click OK.
Select Manage search engines under Search.
Set a new default search engine, delete istart.webssearches.com and click Done.
In the Extensions tab, remove Extended Protection 1.9, Quick Serch, Lightning Newtab and any other unknown extensions by clicking the trash can [Image: Remove an extension from Chrome] icon.
Basically, if you have not installed a Chrome extension, you should remove it from your web browser.
- Remove Istart.webssearches.com from Mozilla Firefox
Press search engine icon on the left of search box.
Click Manage search engines on drop-down menu.
Remove istart.webssearches.com from the list and click OK.
Press Firefox button and go to Options.
Under General tab, rewrite your home page address and click OK.
Next to “When Firefox starts” select “Show my homepage” and click OK.
Click Firefox button again and go to Add-ons.
Remove Quick Start from Extensions. Restart browser.
- Full scan using ESET Smart Security to make sure my laptop already clean.