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Every time I open Firefox browser a new tab is started for "istartsurf" I would dearly like to be rid of this intrusive and persistent intruder. I have uninstalled it in (Programs and Features" and tried Adware Removal Tool to no avail Thanks in advance David Haigh

Every time I open Firefox browser a new tab is started for "istartsurf" I would dearly like to be rid of this intrusive and persistent intruder. I have uninstalled it in (Programs and Features" and tried Adware Removal Tool to no avail Thanks in advance David Haigh

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For what you raise about Linux, imo it's because adwares on windows take themselves root permissions, whereas on Linux they can't take permissions without your agreement. I can be wrong by telling that, but I think i'm not.

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Romain 16 solutions 139 answers

Hi djhaigh, have you tried adwcleaner ? It deletes unwanted programs and browser hijackers.

Hi djhaigh, have you tried adwcleaner ? It deletes unwanted programs and browser hijackers.
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See this - http://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-istartsurf-virus/

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I found Firefox Properties and removed the offending string. I also used Regedit and searched for "istartsurf" and deleted all reference to it. That seemed to do the trick. Thanks to all for your help. Regards David P.S. I rarely use Windows 7 as I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on a multi boot system. You don't have that sort of problem with Linux ...

I found Firefox Properties and removed the offending string. I also used Regedit and searched for "istartsurf" and deleted all reference to it. That seemed to do the trick. Thanks to all for your help. Regards David P.S. I rarely use Windows 7 as I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on a multi boot system. You don't have that sort of problem with Linux ...

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Romain 16 solutions 139 answers

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For what you raise about Linux, imo it's because adwares on windows take themselves root permissions, whereas on Linux they can't take permissions without your agreement. I can be wrong by telling that, but I think i'm not.

For what you raise about Linux, imo it's because adwares on windows take themselves root permissions, whereas on Linux they can't take permissions without your agreement. I can be wrong by telling that, but I think i'm not.