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Score-Stars virus – another browser hijacker, which is ready to hijack your browser

Surprisingly, SaferBrowser still keeps producing new browser hijackers every day. The program changes some of your browsers’ settings and replaces your default search engine, and homepage. If during the installation of some free programs, you are asked to change your homepage and default search provider to Score-Stars, never agree to do it. In other words, some part of the results may contain annoying and also potentially harmful advertisements in forms of pop-ups, sponsored links, and so on. Usually it comes bundled with other programs that you can get from the Internet for free.


Download Removal Toolto remove Score-Stars

* WiperSoft scanner, available at this website, only works as a tool for virus detection. To have WiperSoft in its full capacity, to use removal functionality, it is necessary to acquire its full version. In case you want to uninstall WiperSoft, click here.

Of course, Score-Stars can be set as your start page or default search engine manually if you just want to. We have also provided a step-by-step guide that will help you to eliminate this hijacker and restore the settings of affected browser. Is it a false claim to make this virus spread silently? The purpose of Score-Stars is to advertise these sites and increase their traffic. Furthermore, we believe, that it should come with software bundles hosted on free software distributing sites. When we tried to compare whether Google.com and Score-Stars search generates the same results, we concluded that Score-Stars adds unnecessary links to sponsored sites.

How did Score-Stars enter my computer if I did not install it on my will?

Fortunately, in order to remove Score-Stars hijacker from your computer, you don’t have to be a genius. This is the feature you are introduced with without the slightest hesitation, after Score-Stars program gets installed on your computer’s system. However, Score-Stars does none of this. Obviously, you should not use such  Why? uninstall the free software that brought it to your computer. Additionally, you will begin to encounter system slow downs.

Beware that Score-Stars can also be installed with adware that tracks what search queries you enter and which websites you visit the most. The undesirable search tool will disappear from browsers after resetting them one by one to their default settings. These bundles are said to install this hijacker onto your browser without your knowledge or consent. Without these documents, you cannot know if the application will not collect or share your private data. If you do not Score-Stars from your browsers, it is possible that you will be tricked into downloading useless and malicious software. Many people install programs with excessive urgency and do not notice that their device is going to welcome more guests than was initiated. They add them to other programs under label “recommended downloads” and hide them in the installer, hoping that the computer user will not notice these additions.

How to completely remove Score-Stars from your device?

If you want to remove this hazardous program manually, follow the instructions given below. However, keeping such third-party toolbars is risky due to close collaboration with third parties and unverifiable content that they may expose you to. The manual removal instructions for Score-Stars browser hijacker are given below. But do not forget about the possibility that there may be other infections as well. You can uninstall it either automatically or manually. For that, you can use any of the programs that are listed below this article.

Download Removal Toolto remove Score-Stars

* WiperSoft scanner, available at this website, only works as a tool for virus detection. To have WiperSoft in its full capacity, to use removal functionality, it is necessary to acquire its full version. In case you want to uninstall WiperSoft, click here.


Learn how to remove Score-Stars from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall Score-Stars

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start icon → Control Panel win7-start Delete Score-Stars
  2. Select Programs and Features. win7-control-panel Delete Score-Stars
  3. Uninstall unwanted programs win7-uninstall-program Delete Score-Stars

b) Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click on Start, and pick Control Panel. win8-start Delete Score-Stars
  2. Click Programs and Features, and uninstall unwanted programs. win8-remove-program Delete Score-Stars

c) Windows 10

  1. Start menu → Search (the magnifying glass).
  2. Type in Control Panel and press it.win10-start Delete Score-Stars
  3. Select Programs and Features, and uninstall unwanted programs. win10-remove-program Delete Score-Stars

d) Mac OS X

  1. Finder → Applications.
  2. Find the programs you want to remove, click on them, and drag them to the trash icon.mac-os-app-remove Delete Score-Stars
  3. Alternatively, you can right-click on the program and select Move to Trash.
  4. Empty Trash by right-clicking on the icon and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Delete [postname[ from Internet Explorer

  1. Gear icon → Manage add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions. IE-gear Delete Score-Stars
  2. Disable all unwanted extensions. IE-add-ons Delete Score-Stars

a) Change Internet Explorer homepage

  1. Gear icon → Internet Options. ie-settings Delete Score-Stars
  2. Enter the URL of your new homepage instead of the malicious one. IE-settings2 Delete Score-Stars

b) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Gear icon → Internet Options.
  2. Select the Advanced tab and press Reset. ie-settings-advanced Delete Score-Stars
  3. Check the box next to Delete personal settings. IE-reset Delete Score-Stars
  4. Press Reset.

Step 3. Remove Score-Stars from Microsoft Edge

a) Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge → More (the three dots top right) → Settings. edge-settings Delete Score-Stars
  2. Press Choose what to clear, check the boxes and press Clear. edge-clear-data Delete Score-Stars
  3. Ctrl + Alt + Delete together.
  4. Task Manager → Processes tab.
  5. Find Microsoft Edge process, right-click on it, choose Go to details. task-manager Delete Score-Stars
  6. If Go to details is not available, choose More details.
  7. Locate all Microsoft Edge processes, right-click on them and choose End task.

b) (Method 2)

We recommend backing up your data before you proceed.
  1. Go to C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe and delete all folders. edge-folder Delete Score-Stars
  2. Start → Search → Type in Windows PowerShell. edge-powershell Delete Score-Stars
  3. Right-click on the result, choose Run as administrator.
  4. In Administrator: Windows PowerShell, paste this: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} below PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter. edge-powershell-script Delete Score-Stars

Step 4. Delete [postname[ from Google Chrome

  1. Menu → More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions Delete Score-Stars
  2. Delete all unwanted extensions by pressing the trash icon. chrome-extensions-delete Delete Score-Stars

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Menu → Settings → On startup. chrome-menu Delete Score-Stars
  2. Manage start up pages → Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page Delete Score-Stars
  3. Select Add a new page, and type in the URL of the homepage you want.
  4. Press Add.
  5. Settings → Search engine → Manage search engines. chrome-search-engines Delete Score-Stars
  6. You will see three dots next to the set search engine. Press that and then Edit.
  7. Type in the URL of your preferred search engine, and click Save.

b) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Menu → Settings. chrome-menu Delete Score-Stars
  2. Scroll down to and press Advanced. chrome-settings Delete Score-Stars
  3. Scroll down further to the Reset option.
  4. Press Reset, and Reset again in the confirmation window. chrome-reset Delete Score-Stars

Step 5. Delete [postname[ from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Menu → Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-menu Delete Score-Stars
  2. Delete all unwanted extensions. mozilla-extensions Delete Score-Stars

a) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Menu → Options. mozilla-menu Delete Score-Stars
  2. In the homepage field, put in your preferred homepage. mozilla-options Delete Score-Stars

b) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Menu → Help menu (the question mark at the bottom). mozilla-troubleshooting Delete Score-Stars
  2. Press Troubleshooting Information.
  3. Press on Refresh Firefox, and confirm your choice. mozilla-reset Delete Score-Stars

Step 6. Delete [postname[ from Safari (Mac)

  1. Open Safari → Safari (top of the screen) → Preferences. safari-menu Delete Score-Stars
  2. Choose Extensions, locate and delete all unwanted extensions. safari-extensions Delete Score-Stars

a) Change Safari homepage

  1. Open Safari → Safari (top of the screen) → Preferences. safari-menu Delete Score-Stars
  2. In the General tab, put in the URL of the site you want as your homepage.

b) Reset Safari

  1. Open Safari → Safari (top of the screen) → Clear History.
  2. Select from which time period you want to delete the history, and press Clear History.safari-clear-history Delete Score-Stars
  3. Safari → Preferences → Advanced tab.
  4. Check the box next to Show Develop menu. safari-advanced Delete Score-Stars
  5. Press Develop (it will appear at the top) and then Empty Caches.
If the problem still persists, you will have to obtain anti-spyware software and delete Score-Stars with it.

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