Launchpage.org – How to remove? (Uninstall)

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Get rid of launchpage.org redirect virus

What is launchpage.org virus?

Just like other fake internet search engines, launchpage.org mentions that it is capable of boosting web surfing via advancing the search results. Such deception makes the users believe that launchpage.org is an authorized search engine. However, it is intentionally made to track your browsing activity. Such sites are usually visited by redirecting the users via fake advertisements. One other possibility of visiting these sites are PUPs, which are capable of intruding your device without consent and also running undesired viruses in the background.

launchpage.org

Just after the invasion of your device, it starts intruding your browser. No wonder, all of the most used browsers are intruded by many cyber criminals to make launchpage.org the default engine, which again deceives the users to be legitimate. Some malicious scripted viruses are written by the developers of launchpage.org to prevent you from restoring your previous settings and removing the current modifications. Accordingly, the users do not have any option but using launchpage.org as the search engine and they start accepting the situation. launchpage.org starts collecting your IP address, browsing history, search queries, etc. Moreover, it is capable of collecting some of your personal information like credit card information and so on and share them with other third parties to benefit financially from such theft. So cyber criminals start using these information against you to gain some fees as a means of theft or use your activity for mining cryptocurrency. Another thing worth to consider is that it can redirect you to other fake engines and sites that are waiting to cause you even more damage. That is why we recommend all of the users to immediately remove launchpage.org and stop using its search engine right away since it holds many threats like selling your private information to third parties for money, which could cause a lot of harm.

launchpage.org spreads its virus in your computer vastly as intended by its developers who aim to steal your private information. This happens by pulling your feet to click on one of the fake ads that pop up on your monitor whose aim is to redirect you to some malicious websites that downloads viruses on your computer. Such viruses steal some of your private information and ask you for money to release you info.

How did launchpage.org get installed on my computer?

Non-authentic software updates and applications are sometimes packed with viruses and malware created by the developers to infect your computer. Once downloaded, the app downloader asks for the users’ agreements on many conditions and generally everyone accepts the conditions, which is the step where the virus intrudes your PC.

How to get rid of (uninstall) and remove launchpage.org?

Download whatever you want from their authentic sources and stop using non-legitimate websites and download hubs. Uninstall any app that seems suspicious and remove all the modified browser options. If you still find some pop ups, uninstall all the applications that were downloaded from non-authentic sources while using an antivirus.

Despite the fact that this virus launchpage.org is very malicious, it can be eliminated totally from your PC via manual or automatic removal. You can remove the virus manually only if you are experienced enough to do so as you might risk its recurrence. In this process, virus can get removed but need lots of knowledge and experience. On the other hand, a more safe method is to remove it by the aid of a software to guarantee to terminate this threat.

launchpage.org Option A: Advanced system software is recommended to uninstall launchpage.org from your PC.  Free scanner allows you to check whether your PC is infected or not.

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Option B: Remove launchpage.org Manually (Risky & Complicated) For Technical Geeks only!

Steps To Remove launchpage.org Manually

Windows 10 Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome

Click Start - Control Panel - Programs and Features


Select  suspicious program, and select "Uninstall" a Program.





Remove dangerous add-ons Open Internet Explorer, click on (IE menu) Gear icon,  the top right corner of the browser, then choose Manage Add-ons.



You will see a Manage Add-ons window. On that page look for suspicious plugin, select it, disable these entries by clicking Disable:



Change your homepage Url if it was altered by virus: Click "Apply" to save settings changes.



Reset Internet Explorer Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to "Advanced" tab, then select Reset.In the new window, select "Delete personal settings", and Click Reset. This action will remove launchpage.org on Internet Explorer.



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To get Mozilla Firefox back to normal after got hijacked, use the following instructions:

First Remove suspicious extensions: Open Mozilla Firefox, then click the menu icon, and select "Add-ons" Extensions.



On meniu press on unwanted "add-ons" and select "Remove option". Repeat the same steps on other suspicious "add-ons"Click "Remove" to delete launchpage.org

 

Change your homepage if it was affected by virus: Click on the menu (top right corner), select "Help" tab and then press on "Troubleshooting information" and new window will appear.Then select "Refresh Firefox" and popup will show up. Finally press on "Refresh Firefox"

 

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Use the guide below to remove suspicious malware from Chrome.

Delete suspicious plugins Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon, and select "More Tools" Click "Extensions".Select launchpage.org file and other suspicious plugins, Press "Remove" button to delete these entries.



Change your homepage Url, and default search engine if it was affected by launchpage.org .Click on "Settings" icon on the right corner, then press "Settings" tab on appeared window, select "On Startup" tab. Then you will see Chrome startup link, select and delete it.



Now press settings, then click "Advanced" select "Reset and clean up" and pick first option "Restore settings to their original default" and popup will show up - Click "Reset settings"Your Chrome browser now startup fresh.



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