Do not automatically assume that Perfect Startpage is this perfect tool that can make your boring New Tab page on Google Chrome much more exciting. Yes, it can slap on an image for the page’s background, it can offer weather information, and it also can display a few attractive easy-access links to popular sites. However, it is not useful beyond that. In fact, there is room to argue that, perhaps, this tool is actually even risky to interact with. If you have figured out that much already, perhaps you already have decided to delete Perfect Startpage from your browser too. If that is your decision, a removal guide is already waiting for you below. However, if you are undecided, or if you have no idea why you should even consider getting rid of the extension, we strongly suggest that you keep on reading. If there is anything that you need clarification or additional information on, you can post questions in the comments section.
When we analyzed Perfect Startpage, it did not have a download page set up by its creator (T.M.D.S. TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT LIMITED); however, they had added the installer of this extension to the Chrome Web Store. If you used the installer available at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/perfect-startpage/aigcgboanjbenlnjcokbfmpihnmoobna, you must know that the extension is meant to change the New Tab page. This is where it shows images as backgrounds and also introduces a search dialog box that redirects via perfectstartpage.com/search/?q=df to google.com/search. We are sure that if you do not use Google Search, you, at the very least, know that this search engine has a good reputation. Well, in this case, we do not recommend trusting any engine that Perfect Startpage redirects to. Why? That is because we do not know how this potentially unwanted program (PUP) could influence the results shown to you. At the time of publication, it did not make any changes, but that could always change.
You should have no problem removing Perfect Startpage from Google Chrome. Of course, although it is just an extension, it can leave some things behind. For example, web cookies. Due to this, once you remove the PUP extension, we also recommend that you clear browsing data. If you have not done this before, it might be a good idea to clear everything, but keep in mind that if you do that, all autofill items, saved passwords, and browsing history will disappear. Due to this, you might decide to pick and choose what you want to clear. At the very least, choose a time range in which Perfect Startpage was installed, and pick the boxes carefully. After this, it is also a good idea to perform a full system scan. Perhaps there are no other threats that you need to worry about, but do you want to leave that up to chance? Should remaining threats be found, do not wait to install an anti-malware tool that will delete threats automatically.