How to Remove LaunchPage.org Hijacker from All Browsers

Threat Name:

LaunchPage.org

Category

Browser Hijacker

Target

Invades Privacy

Threat Level

Moderate

Removal

Easy

Problem

Launchpage.org is a browser hijacker. It attacks Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Internet Explorer browsers. It hijacks the homepage, new tab, and default search engine of the browsers and does not let you change these settings. It keeps displaying ads on these pages.

Symptoms

If you seeing launchpage.org address on your homepage, new tab, and as your default search engine. Then you are infected with this browser hijacker. It does not let you change these settings and keep displaying different malicious ads on your browser. 

Solution

To remove Launchpage.org follow this guide. You can also remove it and other PUP from your computer with MalwareFox antimalware. It searches and removes all adware, PUP, and Trojans from your computer.

Launchpage.org spread using a deceptive software distribution method called bundling. It is bundled with other free or pirated software you download from the internet. At the time of installation, the PUP program also gets installed. Once it enters in your computer it hijacks the options of all browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Internet Explorer. It changes the address of homepage, new tab, and default search engine. It sets these address to its own address. When you try to change it, it comes back after you restart the browser or your computer. This PUP program keeps displaying malicious ads on these addresses. It also displays pop-up ads and redirects you to other ad pages. In this article, we will tell you how to remove launchpage.org browser hijacker from all browsers at once.

How to Remove Launchpage.org

How Launchpage.org gets into your Computer?

Launchpage.org enters in your computer when you download and install a free or pirated software from the internet. Most free software downloading sites on the internet bundles such PUP programs with their most popular downloads to increase their revenue. When you download a program from their site the bundled software also gets downloaded. At the time of installation, sometimes it displays terms & condition page to accept or reject the recommended software. This option is pre-selected. If you choose express installation then it gets installed automatically. So, always choose custom installation and deselect any other software it is recommending.

What Purpose Launchpage.org is used for?

Launchpage.org is designed in a way that seems useful to users. But it is only to lure the users, it isn't useful but frustrates users with so many ads. Serving ads on your computer is the prime focus of launchpage.org. It hijacks the options so that you cannot remove it when you get annoyed. Normal ad companies have strict policy and they don't allow ads which can harm users. This is the reason they choose such deceptive method to serve ads on your computer. The makers of such hijackers are highly paid to serve these ads. Such hijackers also track your personal and confidential data. They track your IP Address, Browser History, Search History, Geo Location etc. This information is used to serve targeted ads, also they sell it to third party clients. Most online fraud cases are caused by such browser hijackers.

What are the Potential Dangers to Not Remove Launchpage.org?

Ruined Browsing Experience

Launchpage.org changes your homepage and default search engine. It displays different ads on the New Tab or Homepage. The search result is also altered. It displays different ads on the search result page also. These ads redirect you to malicious pages. Overall it ruins your browsing experience.

Personal Information Theft

Launchpage.org tracks user’s personal information like IP Address, Geo Location, Search Query, Browsing History, and the content on the pages. This information is used to serve targeted ads on the computer. This information is also sold to the third party clients to generate revenue.

Malicious Search Results

Launchpage.org tracks your browsing history and searched queries. The search result displayed on the result page is not normal. It is altered and displayed different malicious ads on the result page. These ads redirect you to the pages that may contain more serious threat to your computer. So it is a good idea to remove this extension from all your browsers right now.

How to Remove Launchpage.org from your Browser?

Manually Remove Launchpage.org from your Computer Completely

Uninstall Unwanted Programs from your Computer

  • WINDOWS 10
  • wINDOWS 8 / 8.1
  • WINDOWS 7 / VISTA

Right Click on the Start Menu and Click Control Panel

Remove Unwanted Application from Win 10 - 1

Choose Category View, Under the Program Section select Uninstall a Program

Remove Unwanted Application from Win 10 - 2

Now Find tany recently installed potentially unwanted programs (PUP), select these applications and Click on Uninstall. 

Remove Unwanted Application from Win 10 - 3

Remove Launchpage.org from Browsers

  • gOOGLE CHROME
  • MOZILLA FIREFOX
  • INTERNET EXPLORER

Delete Malicious Extensions from Google Chrome

Reset Google Chrome to Remove Launchpage.org

Automatically Remove Launchpage.org from your Computer

You have seen the manual process of Launchpage.org removal. Surely you must experience it was not easy. Here I am suggesting you to use an automatic tool to do this task in less than 5 minutes. This tool is called MalwareFox, it automatically detects malware like Launchpage.org and removes it from your computer. Enabling its real-time protection to keep you protected against all type of malware.

Step 1- Install MalwareFox on your PC

Open the Installer by Clicking on the Downloaded file.

Install MalwareFox Instruction 1

Now choose your desired language and follow the instructions to install the MalwareFox on your computer.

Install MalwareFox Instruction 2

After completing the installation, the MalwareFox will update the application to its latest version. Let it update.

Updating MalwareFox

Now it will sync the Malware database with server. It is important step as it needs to know latest types of malwares.

Updating Signatures of MalwareFox

Step 2 - Scan and Clean your Computer for Malware

When the update process completes it will show Real Time Protection: On. Now you can scan your computer. Press Scan button and leave everything on MalwareFox, it knows how to deal with browser hijacker and other malwares.

Install MalwareFox Instruction 5

See how MalwareFox detects Launchpage.org in less than 5 minutes. 

LaunchPage.org Removal Guide

Screenshot of MalwareFox Detecting Launchpage.org

After the scan complete click on Next button to clean your computer completely.

How to Stay Away from Launchpage.org and other Browser Hijackers?

You need to be little cautious in order to stay protected. Such malware take advantages of user's less awareness. Launchpage.org spread through software bundling and some other method. It is better for you to not download free software from the internet. If you had to download watch the installations steps. There are options from which you can skip it. Also, you should not download the attachment from spam emails. These attachments contain the infection also. Having an antimalware installed on your computer is a better way to stay away from such malware. I suggest you install MalwareFox. It is good for this task. Keep enabling its real-time protection so that it can defend you from malware attacks.

Congratulations!
You have successfully removed the Launchpage.org Browser Hijacker from your computer system. Keep the Real time protection enabled in order to prevent any further attacks.

Vipin Pandey
 

Computer technician turned blogger! Dealing with malware attacks and troubleshooting is my hobby which landed me on my first job. This blog serves as platform to share those tips and help fixing the problems.

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