- Installs itself without permissions
- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Egystart.com is an Arabian browser hijacker that infects computers mainly in the Middle-East, but it does not mean that you are all safe from this infection. This hijacker behaves differently depending on the browser. It does not seem to affect Google Chrome at all, but it changes the home page settings in Internet Explorer. However, in Mozilla Firefox, it changes the new tab page settings. Of course, all these modifications take place without your consent or knowledge. That is a major privacy breach when an application makes arbitrary changes to your software or system. Leaving such a tool on your computer might introduce you to more security issues. Therefore, it is important to remove Egystart.com from your computer as soon as possible. Please continue reading our article to see how this hijacker might harm your system and what you can do to protect your PC.
Egystart.com mainly infects computers via the Fannan Codec Lite installer, which installs a legitimate K-Lite Codec Pack and at the same time this browser hijacker as well. Unlike other hijackers, this one makes different modifications to your browsers. In the case of Internet Explorer, it changes a Windows Registry entry to make sure that the home page is set to Egystart.com. But, in Mozilla Firefox, it changes a configuration setting to set the new tab to this hijacker. It is also possible that Firefox remains intact. This browser hijacker uses a redirection, so when you launch your IE browser or open a new tab in Firefox, you will not actually see the Egystart.com website, but, instead, you will find fannfox.com.
This is not a regular search page that hijackers usually redirect to. In fact, there is no search tool on the page at all. You can find lots of easy-access links to popular and also unknown websites. Clicking on the latter ones might take you to unsafe sites. There are also a couple of third-party advertisements on this page that might pose a threat, too. The same relates as in the case of the previously mentioned links. If you click on these ads, you might be redirected to unreliable websites. These third parties might also collect information about you that can be used to target you with advertisements. Keeping either Egystart.com or the Fannan Codec Lite installer on your computer may increase your system’s vulnerability. You should remove them both right now.
In order to restore the previous state of system security, first, you need to uninstall the infectious installer via Control Panel. This step should not take more than a minute. Even if you are not an expert computer user, you can easily do that if you follow our guide below. In the next step you need to restore the settings Egystart.com made to your browser or the registry. You can also accomplish this step if you use our instructions. However, you computer could still have other infections on-board that require your immediate attention. Therefore, we advise you to use a reliable antimalware program that will automatically detect and remove all known malware infections from your computer. Protect your PC today, so that you will not have to fight similar battles in the future.
Fannan Codec Lite Removal from Windows
Windows Vista/Windows 7
Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10
Egystart.com Removal from Browsers