Perfect Startpage Removal Guide

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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.

As stated in the Privacy Policy of Perfect Startpage (perfectstartpage.com/search/privacy.html), this add-on can use web cookies to collect information, and it “may contain some personal identifying information.” If that was not enough, the PUP also reserves the right to share some information with anonymous partners. According to our research team, it is possible that these partners could be involved in online advertising since the PUP claims to be capable of displaying advertisements and delivering products and offers. It seems that its search tool is the only platform via which such content could be presented. So, if you downloaded Perfect Startpage hoping that it could offer a trusted search service that also offers a few fun additions (background images, links, and weather data), you need to think if you want to continue using it. If you do not want anyone tracking information about you, sharing it with unknown parties, and also, potentially, displaying ads that you do not want or need, we advise deleting the PUP immediately.

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.

How to delete Perfect Startpage from Google Chrome

  1. Launch the browser.
  2. Enter chrome://extensions into the address bar.
  3. In the Extensions menu, Remove the PUP.
  4. Enter chrome://settings/clearBrowserData into the address bar.
  5. At the top, click Advanced.
  6. Choose the appropriate time range and boxes.
  7. Click the Clear data button.
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