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Danger level 5
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Will change your homepage
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Annoying Pop-up's

Digstar Search

Digstar Search is a search engine which is also regarded as a browser hijacker. It can change the home and the startup page of new tabs to digstart.com, which means that whenever you launch Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, you will be provided with Digstar Search. The changes of the browsers can be made directly at digstart.com, or you may be offered to make some small changes after downloading a bundled program which promotes Digstar Search.

Digstar Search is presented as a meta-search engine, which provides search results from different search engines at the same time.  It includes Yahoo, Microsoft, Gigablast, and many others. Note that in addition to the supposedly relevant search hits you will be provided with paid advertisements, which are usually displayed above the major web search results. Ignore those links as the contents of the websites to which you will be redirected may not be related to what you are interested it.

Digstar Search is operated by Maryme GmbH, which is the owner of some other websites.

Moreover, you may be asked to fill in a questionnaire, which is completely voluntary. According to the information provided by the developers, the data collected will be used her for improving the quality of the Maryme Site.

It is also possible that the user of Digstar Search will be required to provide his or her personally identifiable information, which mainly includes name, e-mail, zip code, and so on. Even thought they state that the information will be disclosed to third parties, we advise you against exposing your personal information.

Do not wait until you are redirected to insecure websites and remove Digstar Search from the browsers right away. It is not difficult to change the settings of the browsers, but you should keep in mind that it is essential that you secure the PC against various computer threats. We recommend that you use SpyHunter. Use this application if you want to browse the Internet safely and have no computer security related expenses in the future.

How to remove Digstar Search

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet Options.
  2. On the General tab, change the home page and click OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+T and click Options.
  2. Click change the home page and click OK.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. In the On startup section, select the last option and click Set page.
  4. Change the home page and click OK.

If you have selected manual removal, do not forget to scan the PC for malware as some unwanted application might have been installed without your consent.

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