About this infection

12startpage.com is seen as a hijacker, a rather minor threat that shouldn’t directly damage to your OS. Browser hijackers are commonly accidentally set up by users, they may even be oblivious to the contamination. The most common way browser intruders are distributed is via freeware bundles. A reroute virus is not regarded as malevolent and therefore should not do any direct damage. Nevertheless, it may be capable of causing reroutes to sponsored websites. Those web pages won’t always not dangerous so bear in mind that if you were to get redirected to a page that is not safe you might end up with a much more serious contamination on your OS. We don’t encourage keeping it as it will present no useful services. To go back to usual browsing, you must uninstall 12startpage.com. 12startpage6.png
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How are browser hijackers generally installed

Freeware oftentimes come along with added items. Advertising-supported programs, browser intruders and other possibly unwanted applications could come as those extra items. Users frequently end up installing hijackers and other unnecessary offers as they do not opt for Advanced or Custom settings during a free software setup. Advanced settings will permit you to check if anything has been attached, and if there is, you will be able to unmark it. By using Default settings, you give those items the needed permission to set up automatically. You should abolish 12startpage.com as it installed onto your operating system uninvited.

Why should I delete 12startpage.com?

Do not be shocked to see your browser’s settings altered the moment it manages to manages to install your machine. Your browser’s homepage, new tabs and search engine have been set to the web page the reroute virus’s advertised website. All main browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, will have those alterations performed. If you wish to be able to reverse the modifications, you must make sure to first erase12startpage.com. A search engine will appear on your new homepage but we don’t suggest using it since advertisement results will be inserted into results, in order to redirect you. Browser intruders do this so as to to gain income from raised traffic. Redirects will happen to all types of strange portals, which makes hijackers deeply aggravating  deal with. It should be said that the reroutes may also be somewhat harmful. Be careful of damaging reroutes because you could be led to a more severe infection. If you wish to safeguard your computer, erase 12startpage.com as soon as possible.

12startpage.com termination

In order to erase 12startpage.com, we recommend you use anti-spyware software. Going with by hand 12startpage.com removal means you will have to locate the hijacker yourself. You will see instructions to help you erase 12startpage.com below this article.Download Removal Toolto remove 12startpage.com

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Learn how to remove 12startpage.com from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall 12startpage.com

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start icon → Control Panel win7-start Get rid of 12startpage.com
  2. Select Programs and Features. win7-control-panel Get rid of 12startpage.com
  3. Uninstall unwanted programs win7-uninstall-program Get rid of 12startpage.com

b) Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click on Start, and pick Control Panel. win8-start Get rid of 12startpage.com
  2. Click Programs and Features, and uninstall unwanted programs. win8-remove-program Get rid of 12startpage.com

c) Windows 10

  1. Start menu → Search (the magnifying glass).
  2. Type in Control Panel and press it.win10-start Get rid of 12startpage.com
  3. Select Programs and Features, and uninstall unwanted programs. win10-remove-program Get rid of 12startpage.com

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 Get rid of 12startpage.com
  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 Get rid of 12startpage.com
  2. Disable all unwanted extensions. IE-add-ons Get rid of 12startpage.com

a) Change Internet Explorer homepage

  1. Gear icon → Internet Options. ie-settings Get rid of 12startpage.com
  2. Enter the URL of your new homepage instead of the malicious one. IE-settings2 Get rid of 12startpage.com

b) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Gear icon → Internet Options.
  2. Select the Advanced tab and press Reset. ie-settings-advanced Get rid of 12startpage.com
  3. Check the box next to Delete personal settings. IE-reset Get rid of 12startpage.com
  4. Press Reset.

Step 3. Remove 12startpage.com from Microsoft Edge

a) Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge → More (the three dots top right) → Settings. edge-settings Get rid of 12startpage.com
  2. Press Choose what to clear, check the boxes and press Clear. edge-clear-data Get rid of 12startpage.com
  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 Get rid of 12startpage.com
  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 Get rid of 12startpage.com
  2. Start → Search → Type in Windows PowerShell. edge-powershell Get rid of 12startpage.com
  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 Get rid of 12startpage.com

Step 4. Delete [postname[ from Google Chrome

  1. Menu → More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions Get rid of 12startpage.com
  2. Delete all unwanted extensions by pressing the trash icon. chrome-extensions-delete Get rid of 12startpage.com

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Menu → Settings → On startup. chrome-menu Get rid of 12startpage.com
  2. Manage start up pages → Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page Get rid of 12startpage.com
  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 Get rid of 12startpage.com
  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 Get rid of 12startpage.com
  2. Scroll down to and press Advanced. chrome-settings Get rid of 12startpage.com
  3. Scroll down further to the Reset option.
  4. Press Reset, and Reset again in the confirmation window. chrome-reset Get rid of 12startpage.com

Step 5. Delete [postname[ from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Menu → Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-menu Get rid of 12startpage.com
  2. Delete all unwanted extensions. mozilla-extensions Get rid of 12startpage.com

a) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Menu → Options. mozilla-menu Get rid of 12startpage.com
  2. In the homepage field, put in your preferred homepage. mozilla-options Get rid of 12startpage.com

b) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Menu → Help menu (the question mark at the bottom). mozilla-troubleshooting Get rid of 12startpage.com
  2. Press Troubleshooting Information.
  3. Press on Refresh Firefox, and confirm your choice. mozilla-reset Get rid of 12startpage.com

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

  1. Open Safari → Safari (top of the screen) → Preferences. safari-menu Get rid of 12startpage.com
  2. Choose Extensions, locate and delete all unwanted extensions. safari-extensions Get rid of 12startpage.com

a) Change Safari homepage

  1. Open Safari → Safari (top of the screen) → Preferences. safari-menu Get rid of 12startpage.com
  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 Get rid of 12startpage.com
  3. Safari → Preferences → Advanced tab.
  4. Check the box next to Show Develop menu. safari-advanced Get rid of 12startpage.com
  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 12startpage.com with it.

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