- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Have you recently encountered Startsearch.org? Did you install it onto your browser? Was it installed without your notice? Are you still thinking about whether or not you should install it? Whichever situation you are in, we want to help you understand this search tool and figure out if you should delete it if you have installed it already. What’s our verdict? We classify this seemingly harmless search tool as a browser hijacker that is not as beneficial as you might believe it to be. Needless to say, we advise erasing this search tool from your browsers, and you will learn all about this process by reading the report. If you think you know all there is to know, you can jump to the Startsearch.org removal guide below. Nonetheless, if you have a minute or two, we advise learning more about the threat first.
So, how did Startsearch.org slither in? If it was installed with your permission, the chances are that it was offered to you as an additional free offer along with some other program? Well, if that is case, we advise that you research this program as well. We also advise installing a legitimate malware scanner to quickly examine your operating system. You should definitely use this tool if the hijacker has taken over your browsers without your notice because there is a possibility that other infections have slithered in without any warning as well. Have you uncovered any additional threats? If you have, do not forget to remove them from your operating system as well. Well, what if additional threats were not installed and what if you gave permission to have your homepage and search provider modified? According to our researchers, you still should consider deleting Startsearch.org from your browsers.
According to our malware analysts, you should be able to delete Startsearch.org from your operating system by resetting your browsers. We strongly encourage you to reset browsers because this ensures the elimination of tracking cookies as well. If you are not sure how to clean up your operating system, you can employ anti-malware software. This software is designed to automatically find and erase all existing threats, and, as you already know, other threats might run along with Startsearch.org. If you choose to eliminate all threats manually, use a malware scanner beforehand to help you identify all of them, and then scan your PC afterward to make sure that you have successfully cleaned your operating system.