What is Webstarts.biz

From a technical point of view, Webstarts.biz is not a virus, but the infection that modifies browser settings. Its main feature is that after penetrating the computer, it changes the settings of your web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera as Mozilla Firefox, installing web site Webstarts.biz as your homepage and search engine. It also infects browser shortcuts on the desktop. Thus, if you run any of the browsers, they will always open this site. Moreover, when you create a new tab, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera and Mozilla Firefox it will be also redirected to Webstarts.biz. If users tries to search using this service, all search queries will be redirected to www.plusnetwork.com, like in some other hijackers we described earlier. Here is free guide to remove Webstarts.biz from Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and XP.

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How Webstarts.biz infected your PC

It is obvious that the aim of Webstarts.biz infection is profit. This may be a sale of visits, views of certain pages, that your browser will be forcibly redirected to, display different and very annoying ads. And of course, Webstarts.biz infection has the ability to collect a huge amount of personal information about you, which can later be transferred to third parties. I want to note that Webstarts.biz infection spreads in the composition together with various free programs. This means that you need to be very careful when installing programs downloaded from the Internet, even from a large proven sites. Use SpyHunter 5 to protect PC from such malware, and remove this hijacker from browsers.

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Remove Webstarts.biz manually for free

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

Remove Webstarts.biz from Control Panel

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

Remove Webstarts.biz from Windows XP:

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

Remove Webstarts.biz from Windows 7:

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

Remove Webstarts.biz 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 Webstarts Uninstall, click Uninstall.

Remove Webstarts.biz from Windows 10:

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

Cannot uninstall Webstarts.biz

In some cases Webstarts.biz won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Webstarts.biz. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Webstarts.biz 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 AntiMalware or uninstall Webstarts.biz 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 “Webstarts Uninstall”

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

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

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

Opera Browser:

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

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Webstarts.biz 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 Webstarts.biz 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 Webstarts.biz.

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