Hey, just now I was hijacked by this Startjoysearch.com and have no clue to get rid of it. Now whenever I open the web browser, this page always shows on as the start page. Actually I usually use Google as the homepage, but now it is gone. Many pop-ups keep showing on the webpage I open and I have no way to stop them completely. I don’t what happens to my web browser. I never suffer such a computer infection, but the antivirus can’t find out any computer threat. So what’s this? It always corrupts the web browser and disturbs me a lot. Can you give me some useful guides to remove this annoying thing?

Description of Startjoysearch.com Hijacker

Some victims said that they thought this Startjoysearch.com was a useful search page as Google, Yahoo or Bing at first glance, but actually when they use it, they find it is a fake search engine and do many bad things to web browser. And also it’s hard to get rid of it with an antivirus. In fact, Startjoysearch.com is a kind of browser hijacker or redirect infection. This browser hijacker changes the homepage and search tool engine to its own page, and it doesn’t allow you to change back your default settings. It also can insert some strange links into your Favorite or bookmark. And if you click on the link to open the webpage, you would get some adware, malware or virus into computer, because the link may redirect you to virus-infected page. And one click will get the virus installed into system. Meanwhile, with coming of this Startjoysearch.com browser hijacker, the Internet speed begins to work slowly. You will find web browser always gets stuck when you open many new tabs at the same time or even the web browser crashes down soon. And when you open many programs at the same time, Windows explorer will stop working and computer will be frozen there. Also due to those this Startjoysearch.com redirect, many pop-up ads keep showing on webpage you open, and some pop-up carries virus infection which will drop into computer as soon as you click on the pop-up thing.

Startjoysearch.com redirect seem not so harmful and dangerous as those computer threat like Trojan horse, worm, spyware or ransomware, but it also can bring these harmful threats and steal PC user’s personal information. The redirect malware also uses the specific code to spy on your online trace and meanwhile records user’s important data like online banking details, credit card or paypal account details and so on while you’re offer those business card info to purchase goods online. And then next the cyber hackers will obtain those important data because cyber hackers control and follow this browser hijacker. To get more illegal profits, cyber hackers keep spread Startjoysearch.com hijacker online worldwide. So you should open those unsafe and unlicensed websites which are controlled by hackers. These kinds of websites are the place for hackers to implant different malware, adware and virus.  As soon as you open the site or click on anything popping from the site, you would get some malware computer infection. Therefore, don’t visit those unsafe websites.

Main Traits of Startjoysearch.com Hijacker

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine and it totally prevents you from changing them back

-Can always redirect you to other websites

-Can pop up various advertisements and sponsored links randomly to interrupt your online activities

-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive

-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.

-Can collect and send data concerning your search history and other browsing activities.

-Your sensitive information can be tracked and stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of browser hijacker.

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with Startjoysearch.com hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker for you.

The Screenshot of Startjoysearch.com Hijacker


Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Startjoysearch.com hijacker provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.

Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this Startjoysearch.com hijacker, the name of the process of it is random.

XP task manager

Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.


Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel


Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs


Then try to find the program which relates to Startjoysearch.com hijacker, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.


Step4: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Internet Explorer as an Example)

From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options.

IE tools

Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK


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Startjoysearch.com hijacker is a harmful redirect infection to the computer. It changes the homepage and search engine totally and prevents online users from changing back, redirects them to its URL or other malicious websites, steals their personal data and displays endless pop-ups on the screen to prevent them from getting online normally and smoothly. Don’t think this redirect infection is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms, since this Startjoysearch.com redirect can also bring those harmful viruses to infect the computer, which will greatly slow down PC and make it run as a snail and further harm to mess up system files and damage system severely.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Startjoysearch.com hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on April 13, 2016 4:48 am

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