About starcontent.surf Virus
starcontent.surf Virus is another advertising-supported browser redirect virus that cloaks its harmful properties. It disguises as useful and reliable website to inject on web browsers and avoid users removing it. From research, our techs find that starcontent.surf Virus has all the functions of PUP or Adware, which messing up users online surfing with customized advertisements. If you do leave it on your PC, it would be a huge mistake because starcontent.surf Virus not only generate ads, but also connects remote server to get your PC infected with more threats such as Hijacker, Spyware, Keylogger, and Rogueware. We suggest removing starcontent.surf Virus as quickly as you can in case you have seen ads by starcontent.surf Virus on your browser.
Virus maker distributes starcontent.surf Virus adware through free software shared online and spam emails’ attachment. Once lurking into your computer, starcontent.surf Virus and similar adware will be installed on web browser as extension or toolbar automatically without seeking your approval. By rooting on your browser, starcontent.surf Virus can read your online surfing data to collect your collect your information and upload to remote server for investigation. Based on your browser data, those advertisers can know your interest and then push relevant starcontent.surf Virus advertisements to your web browser whenever you open websites, aiming at gaining your clicks. You will notice pop-up ads, banner ads and in-text link ads tagger as “starcontent.surf Virus”. Those ads by starcontent.surf Virus not only interrupt your online activities, but also redirect you to hacked websites containing spyware and malware, thus do not click on any of them. You should immediately remove starcontent.surf Virus and all unwanted programs, or they may make more troubles on your PC. The tutorial below can help you remove starcontent.surf Virus completely, please continue reading to learn and complete it.
How to Manually Remove starcontent.surf Virus from Windows OS? (Steps)
>> If you are a Mac OS user, please read the Mac guide: How to Manually Remove Virus & Malware From Mac OS?
( Remember to BOOKMARK this page because some operations in the removal process may quit this page)
Step 1 – Uninstall suspicious and unwanted programs from Control Panel:
1. Uninstall suspicious and unwanted programs from Windows 10
- Click Start menu at bottom-left corner of your Win 10 screen:
- Select System :
- Select Apps & features, and then select starcontent.surf Virus related apps or unwanted programs, then click Uninstall:
2. Get rid of suspicious and unwanted programs from Windows 8
– Press the Windows Key to open Start Screen. If it does not comes out, then use this option:
- Win 8 User – Hover the cursor in the bottom-left corner of your win 8 screen and wait for the Start Screen appears, then click on the icon to toggle over to the Start Screen
- Win 8.1 User – Click on the Start icon in the lower left-hand corner to open the Start Screen.
– Select starcontent.surf Virus related apps or unwanted programs, and then click on Uninstall:
Win7 & Vista
3. Remove suspicious and unwanted programs from Win7 & Vista
- Click Start button and select Control Panel:
- Select “Uninstall a program”
- Select starcontent.surf Virus or related unsafe apps , and then click Uninstall
Step 2 – Delete suspicious and unwanted extensions from Web Browsers
Delete suspicious and unwanted extensions from Google Chrome
Start Google Chrome and click the “Customize and control Google Chrome” icon at the top right corner >> Select More Tools and click Extensions:
Identify suspicious extensions related with starcontent.surf Virus and click click trash icon to remove it:
Uninstall suspicious and unwanted extensions from Mozilla Firefox
Start Firefox and click the 3 parallel lines icon at the top right corner and Click Add-ons :
Under Extensions tab: If you see unknown or suspicious add-ons listed, select it and click Remove:
Remove suspicious and unwanted extensions from Internet Explorer
Start IE: Click on the cogwheel icon at the top right corner and click Manage Add-ons
Under Toolbar and Extension tab: Select suspicious extensions and click Disable button
Remove suspicious and unwanted extensions from Microsoft Edge
If you have enabled Extensions function on Edge, follow the steps here to delete suspicious and unwanted extensions:
Start Edge: Click the More (…) button ahe tog right corner and click Extensions:
Select the extensions you want to remove and click Uninstall
Remove suspicious and unwanted extensions from Opera Browser
Start Opera Browser: Click Menu button at top left corner and select Extensions:
Select “All” list: Select suspicious and unwanted extensions and click the “X” button to uninstall it:
Step 3 – Delete harmful registry files related with starcontent.surf Virus from Regedit Editor.
1. Press Windows key and R key at the same to launch “Run” window >> Input regedit and click OK to launch Registry Editor:
2. In Registry Editor: Select Edit button and click Find >> Then type the virus name and click Find Next:
3. Right-click on the malicious registry files you find and click Delete:
Step 4 (Optional) – Reset web browsers to remove malicoius items installed by starcontent.surf Virus.
Reset Google Chrome
Start Chrome browser and click on (☰) icon at top right corner And select Settings:
Type “reset” into search box and click Reset button at the bottom:
Click RESET to confirm:
Reset Mozilla Firefox
Start Firefox: click on (☰) icon at the upper right corner >> Click Help >> Click “Troubleshooting Information”
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button and click another “Refresh Firefox” button when dialog box will appear on your screen.
Reset Internet Explorer
Start IE browser: Click gear icon at the upper right corner and select “Internet option”
Now click“Advanced” and click on “Reset” button.
Check out the “Delete personal settings” box and click on “Reset” button.
Reset Microsoft Edge
Start Microsoft Edge browser: Click More (…) icon on the top right corner and select Settings :
Click Clear browsing data button and then click Clear to confirm:
Start Opera browser: Now click Help menu and select About Opera:
Copy the Paths of Profile and Cache, and then open them one by one by pasting them into the Search Box of Start Menu:
Delete the two folders: Profile and Cache and your opera will be reset.
If the guide doesn’t help, scan entire infected PC with Spyhunter anti-malware and let it help you fix all problems.