I often get this http://startscan.net/9/ popup on browser each time I try to search something on the internet. I can’t enter the websites I want to visit but keep being blocked by this pop up page. It says my computer contains errors and is doing an online scan for me. I can’t make this unwanted webpage go away. Do I need to worry about the detected errors? How can I go about restoring my browser from this annoying popup?

Http://startscan.net/9/ Popup – How to Remove?

The http://startscan.net/9/ popup is categorized as a browser adware that shows up on your browser telling you that your Windows computer contains errors. An online scan can also be seen on this webpage which will report many detected errors to convince you that your PC performance is poor and you need to fix it now. We believe this annoying pop up website is trying to trick Windows users into some cyber scams by prompting malware or spyware to them. The most obvious evidence of this browser attack is that users can be constantly redirected to this startscan.net/9/ page while trying to go online. The adware is able to hijack Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox on Windows computers. Do not believe any of the detected errors reported by this browser hijacker or download unknown programs onto the system. Remove the hijacker to get rid of this annoying popup.

A browser hijacker (also known as a browser redirect) is not only able to modify the targeted browsers on Windows, but scam users by convincing them to download certain malware or unfriendly programs onto the computer to cause further troubles. This http://startscan.net/9/ popup redirect will first state that your computer contains errors and then start online scans automatically to prove that it’s right. But the popup webpage you are getting on browser is an adware which is full of misleading or useless information. Soon as the hijacker gets on your browsers, it will completely mess them up by creating constant disorders including:

Home page is replaced and favorite search engines are disabled.
Unknown toolbars or extensions are automatically installed.
Annoying pop-up ads are everywhere on the webs.
Users are constantly redirected to unwanted results.
Browser is slow in loading pages.

How to delete http://startscan.net/9/ popup on browsers completely?
This passage contains a general guide for the manual removal in the following. We often find that running security scans via anti-virus software does no help in getting rid of such browser popup because it’s not categorized as a computer virus. The install of this browser hijacker can be achieved without consent by bundling with freeware or other unknown programs downloaded onto the computer by users. Compared to anti-virus traditional removal, manual removal is more efficient and guarantees a complete fix to stop the annoying popups and remove the hijacker. Certain computer skills will be required during the manual removal process in order to complete the process correctly.

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The Hijacker Popup Screenshots

“Attention! Your Windows computer contains errors that may cause it to crash, lose data and personal files/settings. Please wait while the scan completes…”

“Error Repair Tool for Windows”

* The above screenshots show the regular appearance of the pop-up hijacker. Once installed, it will pop up on your browser to tell you that your computer contains errors that may cause further problems. By proving its point, an online scan is also started automatically. Users will be continuously annoyed by this constant block and having a hard time to search online. Similar to other browser hijackers, it will suggest users download some programs to fix these problems (errors) and protect the PC. However, it is not trusted. One needs to remove this constant block on browser to be able to get back online properly.

How to get rid of http://startscan.net/9/ pop up adware from computer?
As mentioned above, manual removal is much more efficient and guarantees a successful uninstall of this adware from computer compared to anti-virus removal. As the browser hijacker is not only able to reset browser defaults to cause disorders, but adjust certain files and registry keys to make its effect last longer. Thus, besides from resetting browser defaults, uninstalling unknown extensions and clearing browsing histories manually, users will also need to check for program files and registry errors in order to completely fix this browser problem. A guide is contained below to walk you through the basic steps to remove the pop up hijacker.

Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Instructions

A step-by-step guide to remove the hijacker popup manually from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Windows Task Manager.

Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC; or pull up Run box from Start menu to type in taskmgr
Right click on items you want to end, select Go To Process
Click on End Process
Click on Processes tab
End process of all Firefox items/Http://startscan.net/9/ popup hijacker

2. Delete virus files and adjust registries from system.

Click on Start button
Control Panel
Search for “folder options” on top right corner
Click on View tab
Show hidden files, folders, and drives

C:\Users\profile name here\AppData\-

* Files and registries of the http://startscan.net/9/ pop up adware can be changed or renamed time from time in order to keep the infection functioning longer. If you are not able to identify the related items, contact online experts for help instantly.

3. Reset Firefox.

Click on Tools – Options
Under General tab – reset home page on Firefox
Under Privacy tab – clear browsing histories

4. Close out all the windows and restart the system to take effects.

Video guide on browser hijacker removal:

Alternatively, you can view this browser hijacker removal video guide directly on our website:


Have you been annoyed by the constant pop up of this http://startscan.net/9/ website? This particular domain is categorized as an unfriendly browser adware that’s full of misleading information. Users will be told that their computers contain errors that need to be fixed timely by its program. Otherwise, further problems like system crash could be expected. However, this pop up website is a fake one and the online scan it shows you with many errors being detected on Windows is not reliable. This browser hijacker not only modifies the default settings of targeted browsers to cause many troubles for users to go online, but puts users under unsecure internet environment. Potentially unwanted malware could be brought onto the system and private data of users may be stolen by the hijacker from browsing histories. Remove the startscan.net/9/ redirect now manually to secure Windows from potential problems.

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Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on February 28, 2014 8:16 am

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