Hey, there. My brand new Macbook was infected by Istartpage123.com Virus. I thought this virus popped up without reasons. I didn’t do anything wrong on my Mac. I just clicked on an advertisement showing many shoes which were my interest. Then this virus came on my browsers while I was browsing. It was so suck. As soon as I clicked on that link, I was being redirected to an unknown website automatically. No matter how many times I exited out the web, I may be redirected to its domain repeatedly when I reopen the web or start the new tab. It is so annoying. I can’t use any of my browsers normally now, especially Safari. What should I do now? Please help!
Istartpage123.com Virus is classified as pesky browser hijacker virus which is produced by vicious cyber criminals to target computer running with Windows OS or Mac OS X. This malicious hijacker is widely spread by hackers through the Internet. Commonly, this virus is attached to a third party application like compromised unsafe websites, fake emails as well as its attachments and doubtful freeware download and so on. Once this virus hijacks your Windows OS or Mac OS X, it may disable all your browsers installed on your computer, such as Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer and so on. If you think that a Macbook should be safe from being hacked by this kind of virus, then the fact may let you down, even Macbook will be infected by this malicious virus. Once your Macbook is infected, you may find that your Safari starts working weird. You can’t stop it from acting on your Safari.
No matter you believe it or not, Mediaplex Virus can infected all kinds of computer operating system including Mac OS X. If your Macbook get infected, this infection will pretend itself to be a good search engine and then add itself into add-on, plug-in and toolbar adding to your Safari as well as other browsers like Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox and so on. Once infected, it may make itself to be your homepage as it has the ability to modify your browser settings as well as your default browser homepage without asking your consent. That is why each time you launch your Safari or add a new tab you may get directed to unfamiliar web. This virus not only can redirect you to its domain or its associated web page, but also be capable of distributing lots of pop-up ads, coupons, fake offers, deals, etc. on your safari. Due to this hijacker, you may see that your Macbook gets stuck or frozen so frequently. Your Macbook works more and more slowly day by day if you don’t remove it in time. You are highly recommended to get rid of this virus as soon as you can.
It has the ability to mess up your browser setting totally once your Mac/computer is infected.
It changes your default DNS configuration and blocks you accessing your favorite sites.
It may install some malware in your Mac/computer to perform bad activities on your system without your permission.
It is capable of degrading your system performance severely.
It may distribute lots of unwanted and unsafe pop-ups, ads, and coupons to chock up your CPU.
Since this hijakcer can block your antivirus programs to stop them from running even lock your PC entirely, under such circumstance, manual removal is required to handle with the virus. This manual removal guide is for advanced computer users to follow. If you are not 100% confident of what you will have to do, it’s suggested to get help from experts.
Note: Please do a system backup before you start to delete Mediaplex virus manually.
Section 1: Due to Mediaplex virus blocked your browser completely, so it is impossible for you to exit out this page. If your Safari browser is hijacked by any adware, you can click the Search button in the top right corner like the picture shows. And the type in: Safari and hit Enter key to reopen a browser without virus page first.
Section 2: Step 1: Click on Safari in the menu bar of your Safari browser and go to “Preferences…”.
Step 2: Go to the Extensions tab and click on “Uninstall” in the Mediaplex extension listing.
Step 3: Click on “Uninstall” to confirm the process.
Step 4: Next, select “Preferences“, go to the “General” tab and change the “Default Search Engine” to Google. Then, in the “General” tab, find the “Home Page” and change it to “google.com”.
Section 3: If your Chrome browser was hijacked by this adware infection, you can follow removal steps below to get it off your MacBook pro.
Step 1: Click on the three horizontal lines icon in the upper right-hand corner of your Chrome Browser and go to “Settings”.
Step 2: In the setting page, click on “Extensions”.
Step 3: From the list of Extensions, find the name of the extension and click on the trashcan icon to the right of “Enabled”.
Close your hijacked browser after you finish each section and reopen it. Then you can run your security programs to check your MacBook pro and make sure it is free of this browser infection.
Note: If the virus’s page still appears, please try to reset your browser. Once you gain access on your browser, please contact YooCare experts online for a complete removal.
As we all know that Istartpage123.com virus is a dangerous browser hijacker which can infect all kinds of browser once it gets into your Macbook or Windows computer. Once it adds into your Macbook, it may stop you from gaining access to your favorites online as well as bring you destructive damages. Being infected, you will find it difficult to visit your favorite websites or search for specified information on the hijacked safari. Lots of unwanted pop-ups and ads keeps displaying on your screen. These unwanted things may chock up your CPU resources. As a result, your system performance will be reduced so severely. However, here is no any antivirus tool can get rid of this infection completely. This virus can only be removed by manual.
Suggestion: Manual removal is a skillful and risky job, if any mistakes are made in the process, you may damage your computer/Mac immediately. If you are not sure how to get rid of this virus, please contact YooCare PC experts 24/7 online for help right now.
Published by & last updated on December 1, 2015 12:48 am