How to Remove from My Browsers? (Removal Guide)

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How to Remove from My Browsers? (Removal Guide)

Postby Ocean » 2013-03-25 2:15

Browsers get caught up with Can’t perform a complete removal? How to stop this browser redirect virus? This article is going to help you fix hijacking problem. Read on to get more information. is categorized as a sneaky browser hijacker, which is also known as the Start sweetpacks redirect virus. On seeing the domain name:, we recall another browser hijacker You may have already noticed that the two domains are similar in name, and they share the same logo, layout and interface. Probably we can say is another variant of

The Screenshot of

Start.sweetpacks-image.jpg is designed with the ability to change certain browser settings and stop some normal functions of your browsers so as to overtake it. It often invites itself into your PC without your consent, that’s probably why you find it’s invasive and annoying. What’s more, search queries through this domain often refer to some sponsored links and commercial ads. Another important reason why we should be very careful about this domain lies in its malicious behavior, such as transfers and records user online habits, which may result in privacy compromise. Removal Instructions:

Step 1: To make the removal easier, scan you PC with Anvi Smart Defender to disable virus, and malware process.

    Anvi Smart Defender Official Download:

    Free version: (Full ability in detecting and removing virus, rootkits, Trojan, and other malware)


    Pro version: (+ Real-time guard of your PC.+ automatic malware database update, and other extra benefits.)



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Step 2: Remove related toolbars/applications/software from the Control Panel:

    Windows XP: Go to Start> Control Panel> Add Remove programs> Find related toolbars/applications/software> Click on Remove.
    Windows 7: Go to Start> Control panel> Uninstall a program/Programs and Features> related toolbars/applications/software > click on Uninstall.

Step 3: Repair your browser settings.

    Internet Explorer

    1. Remove from the homepage:

    :idea:Tips: Press the Alt key to reveal menu bar of IE& FF

    Tools> Internet Options> General > Replace with a desired domain like> Click Apply to complete the operation


    2. Change default search provider, and remove from the list.

    Tools> Manage Add-ons> Search Providers> Choose to set a preferred one as default search provider by clicking Set as default button> Remove from the list.


    Google Chrome

    1. Remove from the Startup pages of Chrome.

    Click on the Wrench or 3-Bars icon> Settings> In On startup section click Set pages> mouse-over to the and click the X symbol to remove it> Add your preferred domain and set it as your homepage.


    2. Remove from the homepage.

    Click on the Wrench or 3-Bars icon> Settings> In Appearance section click Change

    Remove from Startup pages by clicking the X symbol, you can also choose to add a new page by entering its URL and hit OK to complete the modification.


    3. Change default search provider, and remove from the search engines list.

    Click on the Wrench or 3-Bars icon> Settings> In Search section click Manage search engines…> Choose to set another preferred one as the default search engine by clicking Make default> Remove from the list.


    4. Remove associated add-ons through managing Extensions.

    Click on the Wrench or 3-Bars icon> Tools > Extensions > Find and delete related add-ons from the list.

    Note: The extension may under a different name, thus search for and delete programs that are suspicious or under similar file name.

    Mozilla Firefox

    1. Remove from the homepage.

    :idea:Tips: Press the Alt key to reveal menu bar of IE& FF

    Tools> Options> General> Replace with a preferred domain> Click OK to complete the change.


    2. Reset changed items of your Firefox.

    Type about:config into the address bar> Press Enter> Accept the Warning


    Search for in the search bar >Right click on each item and select Reset> Hit OK to apply the change.


    3. Remove from the search provider list.

    Click on the S icon and select Manage Search Engines…. Select and hit Remove, then click OK to complete the change.


Step 4: Check Windows HOSTS file and remove additional malicious entries.

    Go to: C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts. Open the hosts file with Notepad, and you should see below image.


    If you see more lines of code and IPs, delete them

    Click here to learn in details.

Step 5: Remove registry entries

    Run Anvi Smart Defender and switch to PC Tuneup tab, and hit Care Now. Wait the progress to complete, and follow ASD’s instruction to remove all threats found.

    asd-pctuneup.jpg is supposed to be completely removed from your browsers. If you have met any unexpected situation during the removal please feel free to contact us at
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