How to Remove Yearstarter.com (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated

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I wrote this article to help you remove Yearstarter.com. This Yearstarter.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

The Yearstarter.com page is a harbinger of bad news. If you see this site every time you go online, it means that you are infected with an adware parasite. Needless to say, you have to take immediate actions to remove it. Adware pieces don’t make for pleasant tenants. On the contrary. All they do is ruin your online experience, expose you to malware and jeopardize your privacy. The security issue is without a doubt the biggest problem you will encounter.

See, Yearstarter.com is programmed to spy on you. And this is exactly what it does. It monitors your every move and gathers as much data as it can. This may include email addresses, IPs, usernames, passwords, browser-related history, etc. But don’t think that your personally identifiable and financial credentials are beyond its reach. They are not. Especially if you use your machine to pay bills online or for online shopping.

The adware may get its hands on your private data and if it does, consider that it will send everything to the crooks behind it. Do you think cybercriminals are the best people to have access to your private life? Of course, not. So, don’t let them. Delete the adware as soon as possible. Once you have noticed the constant presence of the Yearstarter.com page, take actions to remove the infection which is forcing it on you. The sooner, the better.

Remove Yearstarter.com
The Yearstarter.com Virus

As we said, the privacy risk is your biggest problem but it is not the only one. Spying on you is something which the adware does behind your back, in complete silence. But the pest also does things which you will very much notice. For instance, it injects all of your browsers with numerous irritating pop-up ads. Every time you try surfing the Web you get interrupted by banners, deals, offers, coupons and pretty much every other type of ad there is. Keep in mind that these commercials are not meant to enhance your online shopping or anything. They are extremely unreliable. Hackers use them to generate web traffic and gain pay-per-click revenue, hence, they cannot be trusted. In fact, if you accidentally or intentionally click on a corrupted ad (and there are many of those) you download more malware on your computer.

You must understand that surfing the web is not safe as long as the adware remains. You are constantly exposed to infections. And not only by the ads. Thanks to the infection, you are also redirected to tons of suspicious pages like Yearstarter.com. You will get to a point where you avoid using your own PC due to the never-ending shenanigans. By the way, your computer also suffers courtesy to the adware. It slows down and becomes sluggish. Your browsers also may freeze occasionally. Heed experts` advice and get rid of the Yearstarter.com adware now. Use our removal guide below to help you do so manually.

Once you clean your PC, make sure it won`t get infected again. The question here is how did this adware manage to get in in the first place? We assume you didn’t download it. At least, not on purpose. The truth is that this type of infections is bound to seek your approval on their installment. They need your “okay” to enter. Do you remember being asked and agreeing to this? Probably not. That’s because the parasite uses sneaky tactics to dupe you.

For example, Yearstarter.com hides behind freeware bundles or corrupted sites/links/ads. It pretends to be a program update or gets sent to you in the form of a seemingly legitimate email. If you want to keep your PC infection-free, you have to pay attention. More attention. Hackers rely on your negligence to fool you. Otherwise, you will be able to spot the intruder in time and prevent it from entering. Be cautious. You are the only one who can protect your machine.

Yearstarter.com Uninstall

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Yearstarter.com from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Yearstarter.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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