- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Startme.today is, without a doubt, not the most trustworthy search tool, so if you ever discover it on your browsers, you should do all it takes to remove it from them. It is not as dangerous as malicious software, but you should still be careful with it because enormous problems might arise out of using Startme.today as a default search provider. In the worst-case scenario, you might allow untrustworthy software to enter your computer. Additionally, problems linked to your online privacy might arise too because this search provider, most likely, collects information about users like similar search tools. Generally speaking, we cannot confirm that the search tool you have found set on your browsers is trustworthy, so, in the opinion of researchers at pcthreat.com, the only effective solution to the problem is the immediate Startme.today removal. You are the one who can decide whether or not to keep this search tool set, but we highly recommend reading this article till the end before making the final decision. It is very likely that you will change the opinion about this search tool after reading what our specialists have to say about it.
There is also one more reason Startme.today cannot be called a trustworthy search provider. Research has shown that it might be spread bundled. In other words, not all the users set this search tool on their browsers voluntarily. It is, of course, nothing new because a bunch of untrustworthy search providers are set on users’ browsers after they install the entire software bundle on their computers. Users living in India and the United Kingdom have the highest chance of discovering Startme.today on their web browsers, but it does not mean that you cannot encounter it too even if you live somewhere else. In most cases, users discover a new search tool on their browsers when they act quite carelessly, e.g. download and install new software without paying much attention to the installation procedure. Also, it has been noticed that users who discover their browsers’ settings altered do not usually have a security application installed on their systems.
Resetting web browsers to default settings should be enough to make Startme.today gone; however, if it appears again after launching these browsers again, it would be smart to check all browsers’ shortcuts. They could have been modified too. In such a case, you will need to fix them first and only then go to remove the undesirable search tool, i.e., reset browsers to default settings. If you have not done that in your life, we highly recommend using our manual removal guide. If you feel that the manual method is not for you, you can always clear your web browsers automatically. In other words, you can remove a dubious search tool from your browsers by scanning the system with an automated antimalware tool as well. Make sure you use a 100% trustworthy scanner because the tool only pretending to be trustworthy will cause more trouble.
How to delete Startme.today
Fix your web browsers’ shortcuts
Reset web browsers to default settings