What is Initialpage123.com

Initialpage123.com is nasty browser hijacker, that overrides browser homepage and search engine by modifying browser settings and shortcuts in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. It resembles popular search websites and is available on 20 languages, so many countries can be potential targets of this threat. When user types search query in the search field and presses enter, websites redirects you to search.yahoo.com. Initialpage123.com is somehow affiliated with Yahoo search engine and drives traffic there to get paid. Developers claim, that Initialpage123.com provides improved search results, however its false statement, besides this website collects users data for commercial purposes. Use instructions below to remove Initialpage123.com from browsers and Windows.

Initialpage123.com hijacker

How Initialpage123.com infected your PC

Initialpage123.com can infect your PC, while you download or install various programs. Usually, it is promoted as enhanced and useful, legitimate search engine. This deceptive marketing method is called “bundling” and all details of browser modifications and third party programs installations are hidden under “Custom” or “Advanced” options of initial install process. If users doesn’t decline misleading offers, Initialpage123.com will be installed and become a real headache.

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Remove Initialpage123.com manually for free

Here is manual step-by-step tutorial for full Initialpage123.com removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of Initialpage123.com installer on operating systems with latest updates and browser versions.

Remove Initialpage123.com from Control Panel

To start removing Initialpage123.com you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Initialpage123.com” or “Initialpage123 uninstall”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Remove Initialpage123.com from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Initialpage123.com.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Initialpage123.com from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Initialpage123.com and click Uninstall.

Remove Initialpage123.com from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Initialpage123.com, click Uninstall.

Remove Initialpage123.com from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Initialpage123.com from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate Initialpage123.com in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate Initialpage123.com in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Initialpage123.com

In some cases Initialpage123.com won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Initialpage123.com. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Initialpage123.com folder and files. This happens, because process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes or uninstall Initialpage123.com in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting press F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove “Initialpage123.com”

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Initialpage123.com from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It sometimes have browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Initialpage123.com related extension from your browsers manually.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find Initialpage123.com.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose Initialpage123.com.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Initialpage123.com from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Initialpage123.com, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Initialpage123.com.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Initialpage123.com does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find Initialpage123.com extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Initialpage123.com installs search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is instruction to reset your browsers homepage, newtab and search engine to default values.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings/.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset browser settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Reset Firefox… button.
  4. Click Reset Firefox to confirm.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Close Opera and open command prompt from the start menu.
  2. Type following command del %AppData%\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini
  3. Start Opera.

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Cleaning browsers shortcuts

shortcut cleaner You can clean your browser shortcuts manually right-clicking on your browser icon, choosing “Properties” and removing hijacker address from “Target” field (leave just the path to your browser). However it is easier to use free Shortcut Cleaner from BleepingComputer. Download it here – its FREE:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs like Initialpage123.com may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of antimalware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and antimalware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats like Initialpage123.com.

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