How to remove Launchpage.org

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What is Launchpage.org

Launchpage.org is domain, that is used by browser hijackers to modify homepage and search engine settings in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Website slightly modifies its interface, depending on browser, to look familiar to user. For example, in Chrome it looks like default Google homepage with links to Gmail and YouTube and tiles of last visited websites. In fact it contains permanent links to social media and online shopping services. Search box redirects user to Google, but traffic and search queries can be collected by the developers of Launchpage.org and sold to third party advertisers. Here we prepared complete instructions to remove Launchpage.org from browsers in different versions of Windows.

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How Launchpage.org infected your PC

Launchpage.org comes with freeware applications, that users regularly install on their PCs, and hides inside the installers. Usually, it comes bundled with utilities of popular types – converter, downloaders, media players, zip-archivers. Regular antiviruses rarely detect and fully removes threats like Launchpage.org, that is why we recommend using SpyHunter or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

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Remove Launchpage.org manually for free

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

Remove Launchpage.org from Control Panel

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

Remove Launchpage.org from Windows XP:

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

Remove Launchpage.org from Windows 7:

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

Remove Launchpage.org 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 Launchpage.org, click Uninstall.

Remove Launchpage.org from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Launchpage.org 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 Launchpage.org 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 Launchpage.org in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Launchpage.org

In some cases Launchpage.org won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Launchpage.org. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Launchpage.org 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 4 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall Launchpage.org in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting type 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 “Launchpage.org”

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

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Launchpage.org 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 Launchpage.org 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 Launchpage.org.
  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 Launchpage.org.
  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 Launchpage.org from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Launchpage.org, 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 Launchpage.org.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Launchpage.org 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 Launchpage.org extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Launchpage.org 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 Launchpage.org 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. It can protect your PC from threats like Launchpage.org.

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