I forgot to mention, I sent an email to Startpage.com and here is their reply:
Sorry to hear you're upset. Thankfully this issue should be easy to correct.
If you are not a StartPage user and you never set your homepage to hxxttps://startpage.com or installed our search engine intentionally, what you are seeing is probably a virus, rather than our company's legitimate product.
StartPage can't install itself on your computer. However, there is a virus with a similar name called the Trojan-StartPage virus that self-installs and then changes your homepage. It can also change your default search engine. Trojan-StartPage is a malicious virus created by hackers. It has nothing to do with the legitimate hxxttps://StartPage.com website and search engine.
To return your home page to normal, you'll need to remove the virus. You may want to try an anti-virus software tool such as Norton or McAfee, or you can ask a savvy friend or computer technician to review your system for viruses and malware and remove them for you.
The anti-virus software company Symantec has posted helpful information about the Trojan-StartPage virus here: http://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2002-011511-4413-99&tabid=2 (I went to this website and there is NO SOLUTION offered!)
I hope this helps resolve the issue quickly.
Edited by nasdaq, 10 November 2013 - 09:44 AM.
Bad links obfuscated.