Has your computer been taken over by Yahoo Startnow virus? Have the http://startnow.com.com thing, can’t get rid of it? You have already uninstalled Startnow.com toolbar from Control Panel but it’s still on your Internet Explorer or Firefox? What can you do to fix this issue?

What is Yahoo Startnow Virus? Have you heard of it?

Yahoo Startnow Virus (aka Yahoo Startnow.com virus) is a malicious website and it is dangerous that can change your settings of your browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Bing. Every time computer user do a web search it redirects he/she to another website which is annoying and wish to remove this virus which he/she believe is a malware virus of some sort.  Is this correct?? please advise. Yes, this Yahoo Startnow virus starts out as a pops up saying you can download it and it will speed up your browsing, etc. It came from Yahoo so many folks download it.  This thing takes over your browser and is a pain to deal with. For no anti-virus problem can pick it up. It pops up still even in safe mode, your computer is restart Some time, Almost every quarter of an hour. It didn’t work and seems to have actually got worse. The computer will not start up in normal mode at all, and instead goes into blue screen, it gave you this error message: c000021a fatal system error if your computer has been damaged. Every time you open up Google Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer it will go to Startnow.com and redirect everything. You have downloaded many Anti-Malware programs but they won’t remove yahoo startnow virus. That made users feel frustrating.

Have a malicous virus/adware that is pleaging your computer and wanted some assistance getting rid of Yahoo Startnow Virus? Since you have suffered with the Yahoo Startnow.com virus on your computer, the urgent thing is getting rid of the virus from your system.  You did try to uninstall it from control panel, but the virus just takes root there and no anti-virus can catch it, every time you do a search your search engine still be changed to Yahoo Startnow Virus site, and your computer became unsteady. Don’t wait for any longer time, otherwise your computer will be completely destroyed.
To make your computer healthy, Live Chat With YooSecurity Experts Now, or you can follow the manual removal guide below to get your problem fixed. (For advanced computer users)

Yahoo Startnow Virus (Startnow.com Browser Hijacker) Screen shot

Key sentences to judge if your computer has been infected with Yahoo Startnow Virus

A. Your computer is something not normal as usual such as running very slowly.
B. When you open the Task Manager, you can find some strange progress which you never found before.
C. Every time you open your browser, you are redirected to some odd web pages such as Startnow.com page.
D. Your browser runs more and more slowly.
E. It always pops up some irritating advertisements even if you don’t want.

Best Way to Manually Remove Yahoo Startnow Virus Step by Step

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC. Open the Windows Task Manager.
If that didn’t work, try another way. Press the Start button and click on the Run option. This will start the Run tool. Type in Taskmgr and press OK. This should start the Windows Task Manager

Step 2: Within the Windows Task Manager click on the Processes tab. Find the process of Startnow.com browser hijacker by name random.exe. Then scroll the list to find required process. Select it with your mouse or keyboard and click on the End Process button. This will kill the process.

Step 3: Delete malicious registry entries related to Yahoo Startnow Virus.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\random
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\run\random
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“UninstallString” = “‘%AppData%\[RANDOM]\[RANDOM].exe” -u

Step 4: Remove malicious files of Yahoo Startnow Virus

C:\WINDOWS\assembly\MAC_64\Desktop.ini
C:\Windows\assembly\MAC_32\Desktop.ini
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ping.exe

Video of Key Steps on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry:

Note: Startnow.com (Yahoo Startnow Virus) is not real but a counterfeit domain, it just acts as it is related to Yahoo.  But it uses some keywords to cheat you to take it as safe and trustworthy site. Once you have contracted with this kind of browser hijacker, then a big nightmare begins. Need to get rid of Startnow.com browser hijacker urgently and you followed Youtube tutorial but still with no luck. Have tried running through chrome’s add-ons and through control panel’s uninstall, and have been unable to get rid of it. To avoid further harm to your computer, your must find a safe method you can follow by yourself, then please contact PC expert for assistance, it is easy and fast to save your computer.

Note:If you failed to remove Yahoo Startnow Virus with the method above, please consult YooSecurity certified professionals to remove it completely.

Published by Matt Johnston & last updated on June 5, 2013 5:22 am

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