StartCoup is considered as a hazardous adware program that can harm your operating system, including the Windows. Also, this annoying program affects users’ daily online activities. StartCoup adware problem often happens when internet surfer carelessly download and install some potentially unwanted programs. If your system already is infected with the malicious program, we recommend you to use the detailed removal guide below.
Once installed, your system, StartCoup virus alters settings on the browser without your permission. It will manipulate of your search results. Similar changes may also cause not only “by StartCoup” or “Ads by StartCoup” but also other malware. Thus, you should understand that Ads by StartCoup easily enter into the PC even without your solution. Keep in mind, if you want to eliminate it quickly, the adware will not allow you to perform such. StartCoup may lock itself into your computer system. In order to delete it fully, you will use complex removal steps or install a potent antimalware application (we recommend Trojan Killer by GridinSoft).
How does StartCoup get into my system?
The most malicious program, including adware, can come into PCs via bundling with other softwares. Sometimes you may install well-known program and get infection. For this reason, we advice you always pay more attention during the install process. You need to select the Custom button to discover all supplementary malicious software. Moreover, you should read the EULA. This is an important document contains all information about installed packages.
We strongly advise you select an automatic method removal. The advantage of automated deletion is evident because junkware removal tools scan your PC for all similar viruses (StartCoup), and some of them are more hazardous than adware applications. You can install powerful antivirus software, such as Trojan Killer. Otherwise, malicious programs can compromise your security and privacy.
Removal tool for StartCoup:
Automatic removal instructions:
- Scan your system with GridinSoft Trojan Killer and click on “Apply” at the end of scan:
- Shut down all your browsers.
- In Trojan Killer’s window click on “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of Trojan Killer, then click on Reset” button again:
- Restart your computer.
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Trojan Killer:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with StartCoup in the future.
GridinSoft Trojan Killer offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Trojan Killer and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):