- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Start.alawar.com is a questionable search engine that was most probably developed to promote the online games created and distributed by Alawar Entertainment, Inc. If start.alawar.com is set as default home page and search engine in your browsers, there is a good chance that it has come bundled with free software, most likely, a free game promoted on alawar.com. If you are not careful enough during the installation, you might have other potential threats on your system too, including undesirable browser extensions. Start.alawar.com poses as a useful and “convenient” search engine that can show you only results that are of interest to you. However, if you would like to avoid the possibility of getting redirected to potentially infected websites by clicking on sponsored links, we recommend that you remove start.alawar.com from your system.
If you want to avoid the installation of start.alawar.com, you need to be cautious when you download and install freeware bundles. Most often you have an option to deselect the unwanted applications or search engines in the installation wizard. However, this option may remain hidden from you if you do not choose the Advanced/Custom method. These installers use misleading tactics to try to deceive you so that they can sneak some apps on your system. Since a free software bundle might contain a number of unwanted or even malicious programs, it pays to take a little bit of your time to make sure you do not end up infecting your system and causing several system security issues.
It is quite simple to remove start.alawar.com from your system. Resetting your browsers will do the trick in no time. If you do not know how to do that, you can follow our instructions below. Keep in mind that start.alawar.com may not be the only potential threat you have on your computer. We strongly recommend that you run a full system scan with a trustworthy online scanner to find out about any other infections that need removal. If you are not an experienced user or IT expert, you may not want to clean your system manually. Therefore, we suggest that you install an authentic antimalware program that will take care of your system’s security automatically.
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