This page includes detailed instructions about how to remove the StarConcept malware. StarConcept is a web browser-based malware program that installs itself in your web browser (IE, Firefox and Chrome). It is usually installed because it is bundled by a third-party program and is installed without your knowledge. If your PC was affected, you will see “Ads by StarConcept” in your browser for coupons or the promotion of adware type products (PC Optimizers, media players, toolbars, etc.) Beware of the possibility to be sent to malicious sites that can get your system infected with malware and other dangerous adware and spyware.
StarConcept is a type of adware program infection. When you get StarConcept pop-ups on your computer, you may inadvertently install an unwanted program on your computer and malicious extensions in your web browser which effects IE, Chrome as well as Firefox. While the publisher tells you that the app is designed to show you coupons and save you money, it certainly is not. With StarConcept, available compared deals are shown to you right as you browse in forms of text box.
StarConcept is ad-supported malware and after it is installed on your PC, you will see in-text, pop-up, banner and coupon ads when you browsing the web in places you do not normally see such ads such as in your search engine results or home page as well as on shopping and social media websites. This adware can be downloaded and installed via its official website, but it is often promoted via free downloads, especially video player and download manager program. It is not malicious related, but due to their stealthy behavior such as installing itself automatically on your web browser without obvious notification, people rank in low acceptance of this software. StarConcept is not safe either. It is installed on your PC typically in a directly called C:\Program Files\StarConcept and installs the files there.
StarConcept installs itself on your PC by bundling itself with freeware without your permission or consent. This hidden installation may lead to privacy issues, unwanted software and malware infections. This and other unwanted browser add-ons are distributed using free software downloads. To avoid installation of these unwanted programs (PUPs), always download software from legitimate source such as the publisher’s web site, not through a download portal that is advertised. Also, pay close attention to the installation process, disallowing any suggested changes to your Internet browser’s settings, etc., and always opt-out of installing extra software offers.