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Sunday, April 20, 2014

How to Stop Dm.startnow.com Hijacking Effectively? (Browser Hijacker Removal)

Why Should Dm.startnow.com be Removed?

Dm.startnow.com is a browser hijacker which can take over users’ browsers after breaching into their systems stealthily. Dm.startnow.com presents itself as a search tool. You may wonder how this uninvited guest pops up and take control over your browser completely. Since this hijacker can alter your browser settings secretly and won't let you reset back, which enable it to appear on your browser, it is no wonder that every time opening your affected browser, you are always greeted with Dm.startnow.com page.

This program may use cookie or other tracking technologies to collect associated information your browser makes available whenever you visit any website. You are not supposed to take it slightly: 

1) It runs on your browser automatically;
2) It alters your browser settings compulsively;
3) It keeps popping up and rerouting your webpage;
4) It brings in superfluous ads and suspected links;
5) It may open doors for other malicious applications.

To sum up, for the sake of both the browser and a healthy networking environment, you are suggested to get Dm.startnow.com removed without hesitation

How to Remove Dm.startnow.com Hijacker Effectively?

Method 1: Dm.startnow.com manual automatic removal

Step A: Reset system DNS
1) Open Control Panel (Start->Control Panel)
2) Double-click “Network Connections” icon to open it.
3) Right click on “Local Area Connection” icon and select “Properties”.
4) Select “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)” and click “Properties” button.
5) Choose “Obtain DNS server address automatically” and click OK.

Step B: Reset your browser

Take IE for example :
1) Go to Tools -> ‘Manage Add-ons’;
2) Choose ‘Search Providers’ -> choose ‘Bing’ search engine or ‘Google’ search engine and make it default;
3) Select ‘Search Result’ and click ‘Remove’ to remove it;
4) Go to ‘Tools’ -> ‘Internet Options’; select ‘General tab’ and click website, e.g. Google.com. Click OK to save changes.

Step C: Show hidden files

1) Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options;
2) Under View tab to tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK;

Step D: Delete associated registry values

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run""= "%AppData%\.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run""= "%AppData%\.exe" 
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations "LowRiskFileTypes"="random"


Step E: Delete associated files

%UserProfile%\Programs\ AppData \[Random Charateristc].exe 
%UserProfile%\Programs\Temp\ [Random Charateristc].dll 
%UserProfile%\Programs\ AppData\roaming\ [Random Charateristc].dll

 If you are not familiar with entries stuff, you are kindly reminded to use a professional and certificated removal tool to finish the removal automatically.

Method 2: Dm.startnow.com automatic removal

Step A: Download removaltool SpyHunter


Step B: Install SpyHunter after downloading

Step C: Run SpyHunter and start a full scan

Step D: Show the scan result and then delete all detected item

Good to Know: Manual removal is an efficient way to get rid of Dm.startnow.com hijacking.

 But if you are not familiar with manual operation, please feel free to start a Dm.startnow.com automatic removal with SpyHunter from here right now!