How to remove istart.webssearches.com virus

My Google Chrome browser keeps on redirecting to istart.webssearches.com every time it opens. There are some unwanted programs on the PC which I think are the culprit for this home page hijacking issues. I have successfully uninstalled all the three programs but istart.webssearches.com is still on the home page.

Actually, the virus has affected all three browsers that are installed on the PC. I was able to get rid of the threat from Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, so I was left with a problem on Google Chrome. The trick I have done on both browsers seems not to be working. What I just did was reset the browser settings, run some scans, and removed unwanted add-ons.

Right now, I am running separate scans using new tools recommended on some discussion boards. Running almost the entire morning, not even a single threat has found so I guess istart.webssearches.com is here to stay unless someone can provide a real solution to this issue.

Please help me remove istart.webssearches.com virus from my browser. It is bugging me for two days. I can actually use the other clean browsers but I am not comfortable working on a PC that I know is contracted by a virus.

Thanks,
Adrian

2 Responses

  1. Martin88 says:

    This typical adware removal can help you eliminate istart.webssearches.com from the browser.

    Uninstall webssearches
    1. Open Windows Control Panel.
    2. Choose Programs (Uninstall a Program).
    3. It will open a list of installed programs, find istart.webssearches.com or any related term and click on ‘Uninstall’.

    Remove istart.webssearches.com in Internet Explorer:
    1. Open Internet Explorer.
    2. Go to Tools > Options.
    3. On General tab, proceed to ”Change search defaults” and click the “Settings” button.
    4. You will see a list of search providers. Select your desired search provider and click the button “Set as default” to replace istart.webssearches.com.
    5. You may now remove istart.webssearches.com from the list.

    Remove istart.webssearches.com in Mozilla Firefox:
    1. Open Mozilla Firefox Internet Browser.
    2. On Google’s Search box, click the “arrow down” beside the logo.
    3. Select “Manage Search Engine” from the drop-down list.
    4. Choose your desired search default (like Google) and click the button “Move up.” It should be on the top of the list to set it as default.
    5. You can now remove other installed search engine.

    Remove istart.webssearches.com in Google Chrome:
    1. Open Google Chrome.
    2. Click on Customised Icon on top right corner of the browser.
    3. Choose “Settings” from the drop down list.
    4. Select “Basics.”
    5. Click on “Manage search engines” under SEARCH settings area.
    6. Hover your mouse to a preferred search engine and click “Make default.”
    7. You can now remove istart.webssearches.com by clicking on the X mark.

  2. Tad says:

    Neither the directions for removing the istart.webssearches.com from Internet Explorer nor Firefox works on my PC. I have tried both and the istart is still there. Other ideas?