Tuesday, August 25, 2015

How to Get Rid of PUM.Hijack.StartMenu?

You found PUM.Hijack.StartMenu when running a system scan? Don’t know what it is? Want to get rid of it? This post will help.

What is PUM.Hijack.StartMenu?

PUM.Hijack.StartMenu is mainly caused by adware/potentially wanted program or even malware. It is noted as PUM shot for potentially unwanted modification. This detection means there will be modification on your start menu settings or there will be browser hijacker associated with those changes.

Please keep in mind that malware will gets in your computer via infected software downloads and malicious websites or pop-ups. It is always alongside with other unwanted programs and then starts to cause a lot of troubles. You should be careful with your online activities in case of being infected.

Once inside, it will change a lot of important settings, making your computer in a total mess. When you browse the web, you may come across pop-ups or redirects. Your homepage might also turn into another one. In a word, you cannot enjoy our smooth browsing anymore due to all these modifications. Besides, this PUM will affect the way buttons on the menu are displayed or in an altering of Start Menu's typical layout. It is rather disturbing.

How to Remove PUM.Hijack.StartMenu?

Since there will be malware in your computer, you should find it out and remove it. And then you should restore your browser settings and other settings. If you want to quickly and easily get rid of this PUM and restore all your changes, you can click the icon below to get SpyHunter – An adaptive spyware detection and removal tool that delivers ongoing protection against the latest malware, trojans, rootkits and malicious software.

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(SpyHunter offers free scanner for malware detection and there will be no other bundles or conflicts with your software. Please feel relieved about usage.)

Here are some steps of installing SpyHunter

Method 1: Watch Relevant Removal Video for Help

Method 2: Manually Erase PUM.Hijack.StartMenu from IE/FF/Chrome

Step 1: End suspicious process in Windows Task Manager.

Right click the blank Windows Taskbar and select Start Task Manager to open. If your IE is infected and stuck in PUM.Hijack.StartMenu, you should end the main iexplorer.exe. FF and Chrome are respectively corresponding to firefox.exe and chrome.exe.

Step 2: Remove Bedidfbcif and ProPCCleaner from control panel.

Windows 8 & Windows 8.1

  1. Slide the mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of your screen.
  2. Click Settings on the Charm bar and go to Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program and remove unwanted program.
Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove wanted program.
Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu and navigate to Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or remove programs and uninstall unwanted program.

Step 3: Remove browser hijacker from your browser and restore changes.

Internet Explorer

1. Open Internet Explorer, then click on the gear icon (Tools for Windows XP users) at the top (far right), then select Manage add-ons.

2. From the Toolbars and Extensions tab, select suspicious toolbar and right click on the item and the click Disable.

3. On Search Providers, remove unwanted search provider from the list and enable the one you want.

4. Click the General tab and move to the Home Page. Overwrite/remove the Home Page URL and click OK.

5. Open Internet Explorer, then click on the gear icon (Tools for Windows XP users) at the top (far right), then select Internet Option > advanced > reset

Mozilla Firefox

1. Click on the button at the top right corner to open Menu > Add-ons > Extensions

2. Find suspicious related add-ons and delete them.

3. Simultaneously tap Alt+T keys and select Options. Click the General tab and move to the Home Page. Overwrite/remove the Home Page URL and click OK.

4. Open Firefox, press Alt + H, and select Troubleshooting Information > reset

Google Chrome.

1. Click on the Customize icon(wrench or 3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.

2. Find suspicious related add-ons and delete them

3. Move to Search and click Manage search engines…Click X on the URL of the search tool you want to remove. Click Done.

4. Select settings > advanced settings > reset

Step 4: Erase PUM.Hijack.StartMenu from local disk.

Show hidden folder: start menu >> type 'folder options' and hit enter >> 'View' >> show hidden folder

Delete suspicious files from the folders below.

C:\Program Files\<random>

Step 5: Delete corrupted registry entries.

Press Win & R on your keyboard. Type 'regedit' and hit enter.

Click Edit > Find...


After finishing all these steps, you may have already get rid of this browser hijacker. Good luck to you.

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