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Help! iStart123 Has Taken Over My Computer!

Monday, August 18th, 2014 by | Filed Under: Quick Tips
 
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Harry from Sacramento writes:

IE 11 has been hacked by istart123. When I try to delete IE, I get a message saying, setup cannot continue because a more recent version of IE is installed on your computer. Can you help?

Harry there’s no need to delete Internet Explorer.  In fact removing it wouldn’t do you any good, as the iStart123 program has been installed on your computer. You haven’t actually really been hacked.  iStart123 is one of those programs that tags along on downloads. If you aren’t too careful, you end up installing it on your computer without knowing.

Fortunately, it can be removed. Click this link for an article on removing the Eazel search page. You’ll have to look for the name iStart instead of Eazel, but the process is exactly the same.

~ Cynthia

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