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Danger level 6
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Strange toolbar installed without Your permission
  • Connects to the internet without permission

MyStart Toolbar

If you have noticed a suspicious toolbar added to your Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer browsers, you should definitely make sure that it is not called MyStart Toolbar. We are concerned about this browser plugin not without a reason. As the research has shown, MyStart Toolbar is not very reliable even though it seems completely decent and even useful. The browser plugin itself is developed by Visicom Media Inc. and it might appear on your browsers even if you do not download it yourself. The main reason why it is so is the fact that MyStart Toolbar tends to come bundled with other applications. Thus, careless installation of software might result in the presence of MyStart Toolbar. You should better delete it from the system, especially if it has appeared on your computer without your permission. Do not worry if you do not know how to get rid of this software because we are here to help you delete MyStart Toolbar.

There is a huge possibility that your homepage will be changed to mystart.com after the installation of MyStart Toolbar. In addition, you might also notice that your search engine has been set to Yahoo!. Some computer users do not mind keeping the new homepage because it looks completely decent. Unfortunately, we do not think that MyStart Toolbar or the homepage that it promotes can be fully trusted, which is why we recommend that you carefully think whether you really want to keep it. The researchers of pcthreat.com have found out that you might see ads on your homepage, which means that you might click on them and be taken to unreliable websites.

It seems that MyStart Toolbar can be easily downloaded from its official website toolbar.mystart.com; however, computer users have noticed that this suspicious software might slither onto the computer without their permission as well. According to our specialists, there is a huge possibility that MyStart Toolbar travels bundled with such applications as MyPC Backup, VuuPC, ZombieAlert, and PriceMeter. Thus, it is possible that the aforementioned programs have entered your system together with MyStart Toolbar. We recommend that you delete them as soon as possible because they might act in an undesirable way as well.

We believe that there is no point in keeping programs that make various changes without user’s permission; thus, we suggest that you delete MyStart Toolbar as soon as possible. There are more reliable applications out there, so you should not keep this browser plugin just because it allows you to access Facebook, YouTube, and other places on the web. In order to help you get rid of MyStart Toolbar entirely, we have prepared the manual removal instructions for you. Feel free to use them, but do not forget to scan the system with an antimalware tool as well.

Remove MyStart Toolbar

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select the suspicious software and then click the Remove button.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Right-click on MyStart Toolbar.
  5. Click Uninstall to delete it.

Windows 8

  1. Tap the Windows key + R.
  2. Type in control panel into the box and click OK.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Select the software that you wish to remove.
  5. Click Uninstall.
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