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Should I remove Startpage24?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
68% remove it32% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,135
United States Rank #43,694
Reach 0.0895%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.37 days
571.36 days >
Average installed length: 300.20 days


VersionDistribution 0.37% 0.65% 9.64% 4.30% 4.68% 4.21% 3.74% 1.96% 2.53% 2.34% 2.62% 1.78% 2.25% 3.09% 0.19% 1.78% 3.65% 6.36% 3.93% 5.89% 1.31% 3.27% 2.34% 6.17% 5.89% 0.37% 0.19% 0.37% 0.09% 0.37% 0.75% 0.47% 0.37% 0.28% 1.31% 0.37% 0.37% 0.47% 0.09% 0.19% 0.19% 0.37% 0.09% 0.56% 0.65%


What is Startpage24?

This adware program that plugs into the user's web browser will hijack the home and search pages.

About  (from Link64)

Experience a new era of browsing with Startpage24: more features, contemporary design and best of all, 100% free. Make Startpage24 your customized command center for the Web. It's the Internet the way it should be! One click access to standard Web search, photos and videos, maps, shopping, translations, Wikipedia, and ...  Read more


Startpage24 is a software program developed by Link64. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named startpage24.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 19 files and is usually about 36.03 MB (37,777,610 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 94% of users of Startpage24 come from Germany, it is also popular in Austria and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.startpage24.com/webpage/en
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\startpage24\plugin\version_584
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Startpage24\Plugin\Version_584\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 36.03 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Startpage24

Program executable:startpage24.exe
Name:Startpage24 Startpage
Startpage24 Background Task
Path:C:\Program Files\startpage24\plugin\version_775\startpage24.exe
Additional files:
  • link64_plugin.dll - Startpage24 Startpage (IE Add-On [Link64_Plugin.dll])
  • nplink64chrome.dll - Chrome Helper Plug-in [npLink64c.dll]
  • startpage24_helper.dll - Helper DLL
  • startpage24_logger.exe (by Link 64 GmbH) - Logging/Support [Startpage24_Logger.exe]
  • startpage24_parent.ocx - ActiveX Control [Startpage24_Parent.ocx]
  • startpage24_screenshot.exe (by Link 64 GmbH) - Screenshot Generator [Startpage24_Screenshot.exe]
  • startpage24_server.exe - Startpage24
  • startpage24_vgrab.exe
  • startpage24_wmv.dll - Startpage24 (WMV reader [startpage24_WMV.dll])
  • startpage24dyn.dll - General Shared Lib [Startpage24Dyn.dll]
  • uninstall.exe - Updater [Startpage24_*.exe]
  • startpage24_rtmp.exe - Rtmp-Downloader [*.exe]
  • install.exe - This file is obsolete and no longer used
  • pstartpage24191.dll - FireFox Add-On [pStartpage2419x.dll]
  • pstartpage24192.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • nplink64chrome.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'nplink64chrome.dll'.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • link64_plugin.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Startpage24 Browser Helper' with the class of {BBD43808-9D13-4B0B-B023-178FD1FAE442} (Link64).
Mozilla Plugin
  • nplink64chrome.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@startpage24.com/npLin64c;Version=5' with a plugin key of '@startpage24.com/npLin64c;Version=5' for all users of the PC.

How do I remove Startpage24?

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Or, you can uninstall Startpage24 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Startpage24, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Startpage24.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Startpage24 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win 7 0%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.04%
Windows 8 19.74%
Windows Vista 8.61%
Windows XP 5.61%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.20%
Windows 8.1 9.64%
Windows 7 Professional 9.26%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.14%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.61%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.12%

Distribution by countryGeography

93.79% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 93.79%
  Austria 1.91%
  United States 1.53%
  Belgium 0.57%
  Switzerland 0.48%
  Poland 0.48%
  France 0.29%
  Canada 0.19%
  Spain 0.19%
  Luxembourg 0.19%
  Netherlands 0.19%
  Czech Republic 0.10%
  United Kingdom 0.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 35.39%
Acer 21.42%
Hewlett-Packard 14.16%
ASUS 5.99%
Dell 5.81%
Lenovo 3.63%
Toshiba 3.45%
Intel 2.72%
Samsung 1.81%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7502 5.38%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 4.16%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 4.16%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 3.67%
MEDIONPC MS-7646 2.69%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.44%

comments1 comment

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helenetoileover a year ago
I never agreed to download it -- it was in some bundle.