- Shows commercial adverts
- Cant change my homepage
- Annoying Pop-up's
Startsear.info is a search engine which can become your search provider and the home page of your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox if you install an application that changes the browser settings to Startsear.info. Usually the changes are made when a toolbar or add-on is installed without paying attention to the license agreement; there are of course some cases when a browser is hijacked by without the user’s consent. Either way, we recommend that you remove Startsear.info from your browsers right now.
Startsear.info may seem to be very attractive and useful. In addition to the search box, it contains 10 links to the most popular social engineering websites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and some more. Moreover, it can serve localized advertisements which may be related to your interests. It means that your browsing activity may be monitored and sent to third-party companies so that they can send personalized advertisements.
In addition to the ads, Startsear.info contains links to suspicious websites. For example, you can be directed to freephoto.com which is another search engine providing links to the websites which are related to visuals. As for Startsear.info and its search results, you should keep in mind that it shows that the results are provided by Google Custom Search. However, in addition to seemingly reliable results, you will find links which are marked as ads. They may promote suspicious websites which is why you should not trust this search engine and remove the so-called browser hijacker from your browsing tools.
The easiest way to protect your privacy and remove the unwanted search engine is by implementing a reliable spyware removal tool. It is possible that your browsers and Control Panel will not contain any application which would enable you to remove Startsear.info easily; as a result, a powerful anti-spyware program is the best option. However, you can check your Control Panel and uninstall the program which is related to the search engine in question. Below you will find instructions that will help you uninstall unwanted programs and reset your Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Windows Vista and Window 7
Remove Startsear.info from your browsers
Having completed these steps, do not forget to scan the computer with our free scanner.