Starware - How To Remove?

Type: Browser Helper Object

Starware is a browser helper object presented as a useful pop-up blocker and search results enhancer. However, it has other hidden functions. This Internet Explorer plug-in may display advertising banners and generate pop-ups. Moreover, your internet search queries may be redirected by Starware to commercial sites of its sponsor.  

Automatic Starware removal tools

Note: Reimage trial provides detection of parasites and assists in their removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.  We might be affiliated with some of these programs. Full information is available in disclosure

Manual removal


Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Starware, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Reimage or other tools found on


About the author

I am an attentive virus researcher. My interests include discussions about deceptive online content and rogue software applications. All of our goal is to minimize the risks that many people encounter during browsing and help them figure out the main hints that might indicate that a program or a website is of a fraudulent nature.

July 12, 2007 12:17, July 19, 2007 11:03

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1 Comment
  1. Thank you for a very useful article.

    Caught this a couple of weeks ago without my knowledge, AVG and Spybot didn’t see it… I use Firefox and Thunderbird but I do use Internet Exploder once in a blue moon, I certainly didn’t suffer any ill effects as I know off.

    I discovered it by fluke looking in the program files and came across StarWare358, being curious I Googled for info after which I deleted the program folder then I did a search for it deleting relevant files, then I ran CCleaner and Privacy Guardian… CCleaner found loads of related file’s, then to be sure to be sure I ran Spybot and AVG they again found nothing…. “good fun this puterin lark”.

    Now to be fair to AVG and Spybot…. this was a while ago and I don’t know how long this ‘nasty’ been knocking about but I would imagine by now they have put it on their detection list, so I’m not laying blame there.

    As indicates it’s a nasty file with many tricks up it’s sleeve and needs getting shut off with immediate effect.

    Again a spledid article here, thank you again.

    Leigh, Lancashire (UK)

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