I have been struggling with some extra tabs opening in chrome as a result of some sort of virus. The tab is named: Quickstart.ninja. Every time I open a new tab, the unwanted tab will open automatically and I don’t know how to get rid of this by resetting the browser settings. I have tried AVG to scan for malware and reinstalled Chrome but with no luck. Surely someone must have had a solution to this? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Re: I am sorry to hear that your computer gets infected with the browser hijacker. But that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a way to solve the problem. Please follow the removal guide and remove the browser hijacker.

Click here to check up whether your computer gets infected with Quickstart.ninja

 


Know about Quickstart.ninja

 

Quickstart.ninja is regarded as a browser hijacker when it takes over users’ web browsers. It pretends to an improved search engine which claims to enhance users’ web browsing experience. To make users believe in the search engine, it sets up a search box and provides users with Yahoo search service. So users still get search results from the search engine. However, you should know the rule of search results is designed by the search engine. Search results users get is what the developers of the search engine want to show. They will add third-party contents like pop-up ads to search results. Computer users are not advised to use the search engine.

 

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There are sponsored links and pop-up ads among your unwanted search results. Clicking on pop-up ads or links leads to unwanted redirections or installation. Computer users should be more careful when they see search results. The easy and direct way is to avoid using the search engine. Although you insist on using the search engine, you may tolerate random redirection. Whenever you want to open a new tab or search for something, the website always pops up firstly. It is difficult to stop its appearance if you don’t take action to remove it.

These disadvantages of the browser hijacker are obvious. Firstly, the search engine replaces your default homepage and search engine. Moreover, it provides users with unwanted services while they are searching for something. Unwanted information will hide in many search results. You are promoted to enter movie websites by clicking on movie papers on the search engine. The designers of the search engine try to attract users’ attention by using links to popular social websites. However, it is not safe to reach these websites through the search engine because it may keep track of your browsing history and collect your information. Therefore, you are recommended to remove the browser hijacker without hesitation.

 

Do you want to stop redirection from the fake search engine? Can’t remove it thoroughly? Please click the button below to get quick removal.

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How Does Quickstart.ninja Infiltrate Computer

 

The site mainly comes via freeware or shareware installers aiming to hijack many browsers rather than provide good service. Even though computer users can’t know which software contain the fake search engine, they still have a chance to stop malware installation. At first, you should avoid choosing the Standard or Complete installation mode. And then you need to unselect unwanted items that contain the fake search engine. In addition, you should read the use agreement carefully. If you can’t agree these requirements of the software, you should give up installing it. When your computer gets infected with the browser hijacker, try using the removal instruction below.

 

The Risks of Quickstart.ninja Browser Hijacker

 

Users’ default search engine and homepage will be replaced with the browser hijacker without your consent. As long as you use the search engine, you can’t avoid leaving your traces on the Internet. At that time, the infection collects and records your information such as IP address, account or identifier number. So, it is a not reliable search engine. There’s nothing important than protect your privacy while surfing the Internet. If you have found the browser hijacker, you’d better remove it as soon as possible.

 

The manual removal is not for everyone because it includes some complicated steps. If you are a computer beginner, it is a better option to download and use a removal tool to remove the browser hijacker automatically.

 


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How To Remove Quickstart.ninja Browser Hijacker

 

You should remove Quickstart.ninja browser hijacker from computer completely once it is found on computer. There are many things to do if you want to get rid of it manually. For different users, following will provide two solutions. The auto-fix guide is for inexperienced users and the manual guide is for skillful users.

 

Option one. Remove Quickstart.ninja browser hijacker with SpyHunter
Option two. Get rid of Quickstart.ninja virus manually


Option one. Remove Quickstart.ninja browser hijacker with SpyHunter

SpyHunter detects many kinds of threats, including browser hijackers, adware, Trojan virus, potential unwanted programs and other malicious files and folders.

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Follow the install wizard and click on Finish button when it is done. SpyHunter will run automatically soon.

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SpyHunter will automatically run and scan the entire system for detecting threats.It takes a few minutes if you have stored many programs, files, folders and other data on computer.

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Once all threats are listed in scan result, click “Fix threats” to remove all infections and malware from computer quickly.

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Note: SpyHunter can help you free scan the threats on the PC, but you need to purchase its full version to fully clear the infections.


Option two. Get rid of Quickstart.ninja virus manually

Main steps:
Step ⅠDelete malicious links from web browsers
Step Ⅱ Reset web browsers settings to default (Optional)
Step Ⅲ Clear browser properties settings
Step Ⅳ Locate and delete malicious registry entries

Note: if you are not familiar with deleting system files and removing malicious link from web browser, you should try using auto-fix tool to avoid mistaken deletion and removal. If you still want to use the manual removal solution, you should back up all crucial data first.

 

Step ⅠDelete malicious links from web browsers
As the homepage is hijacked, you should delete the suspicious link completely. Not only homepage, you should check all settings one by one like start up page, search page, search engine and the new tab setting.

Google Chrome
Open homepage, click main settings icon at the top right corner, select settings option

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Go to settings page and then click set pages under on start up section

 

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Remove Quickstart.ninja from list by clicking “X” button

 

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Click “OK” to save the deletion and close window

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Continue clicking on change option under appearance section

 

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Remove the suspicious link from list.

 

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Click “OK” to save the change

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Mozilla Firefox

Open the homepage of Firefox, click main icon at the top right corner. Select “options” from list

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Remove the suspicious link from homepage section and then click restore to default button.

 

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Internet Explorer

Open homepage of IE, click main settings menu and select internet options

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Delete the suspicious link from homepage and click use default option and then click “OK” to save

 

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Step Ⅱ Reset web browsers settings to default (Optional)
Resetting web browser settings to default is not necessary if you find all web browsers are clean and you do not get the pop up on homepage once you open browser. But if this browser hijacker still keep popping up again and again after deleting malicious links, you should try resetting browser settings to default because you may miss some malicious link.

Google Chrome
Click main settings menu from homepage, select settings option

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Scroll down the settings page, and click show advance settings

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Down to the bottom and click reset settings

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Click reset on the new window to confirm

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Close all tabs once Chrome settings are reset to default

 

Mozilla Firefox

Click main settings menu on homepage, select tools option at the menu bar and choose Troublesshooting option

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Click reset Firefox on the new tab

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Click refresh Firefox again to confirm

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Close all tabs once Firefox settings are restored to default

Internet Explorer
Click main settings button at the top right corner on homepage, select internet options

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Click advanced option on internet options window

Click reset button

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Then click reset again to continue

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Close all tabs once IE settings are reset to default

Step Ⅲ Clear browser properties settings

Once a browser hijacker is added to browsers, it will also add its link to properties settings which users usually forgive checking.

Google Chrome
Right click on Chrome icon on desktop, select “properties” option

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Remove the malicious link which is added after “C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe”

 

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Do not forgive clicking OK to save

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Mozilla Firefox
Right click on Mozilla Firefox icon on desktop, select “properties” option

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Remove the malicious link which is added after “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe”

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Do not forgive clicking OK to save

Internet Explorer

Right click on Internet Explorer icon on desktop, select “properties” option

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Remove the malicious link which is added after“C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe”

 

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Do not forgive clicking OK to save

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Step Ⅳ Locate and delete malicious registry entries

Click start icon and search “regedit” on search box

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Click regedit.exe in search results, then the registry editor will pop up

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Click “edit” and then select “find” option

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Put Quickstart.ninja into search box and click “find next” to search related strings

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Delete the strings found in results

Repeat the “find” and then “delete” step till no related string is found

 

Want to Remove Quickstart.ninja Quickly?

Compared to the automatic removal, the manual removal requires more time and effort, especially for computer beginner. It is better to use an effective removal tool. If you fail to remove the browser hijacker several times, you’d better follow the automatic removal tool. One of reasons why you fail is that the browser hijacker adds relevant codes and registry entries to your system. Thus, the fastest and most effective way to completely remove Quickstart.ninja is to download the auto-fix tool which can automatically scan all files and folders as well as registry entries on computer one by one within minutes.

 

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