What is Web-start.org?
If you are redirected to Web-start.org when you open your browser, it must be true that your all browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox have been hijacked. In other words, their settings have been changed without permission received from a user. The website you will be taken to every time you launch your browser, i.e. Web-start.org looks like an ordinary search tool because it has a search box in the middle of the page that opens a search results page if the search query is entered. On top of that, it contains buttons that enable users to open such websites as Facebook, eBay, Amazon, and others with a click of a button, which many users find quite useful. Even though Web-start.org looks like a trustworthy search tool and even works quite beneficially, specialists say that it would be smart to remove Web-start.org from all the browsers because it is known that it might cause problems. Specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com will tell you more about the drawbacks of this search engine. If you decide that you do not need such a search tool after reading this article and make a decision to delete it from all your browsers, you should use the manual removal guide which can be found below this article.
What does Web-start.org do?
Web-start.org is a search tool that is set on all the browsers installed on the computer. To be more specific, it changes homepages and default search engines without permission, which means that you will have to use it if you wish to find some kind of information on the web. Web-start.org is definitely not as reliable as it seems to be. As has been found by our researchers, this search tool redirects all the searches to plusnetwork.com. Such unknown search tools often show ads on the search results page next to reliable search results so that they could promote third-party websites. Plusnetwork.com and many other search tools are developed to act this way so that the developer could earn extra money. It will not share this money with you even though you are the one who visits these websites. What you can get instead is a bunch of untrustworthy software. It might quickly enter your computer if you surf these untrustworthy websites. Unfortunately, many people do not even suspect that Web-start.org might show sponsored search results, so they use this search tool without fear. As you already know, all these users risk infecting their computers with malicious software.
Specialists cannot call Web-start.org a very trustworthy search engine also because it might gather information about users. Also, it is very likely that plusnetwork.com, which displays search results, might record important information as well. Even though search engines are primarily interested in various details about users’ interests, untrustworthy search tools might also record sensitive information, for example, name, surname, IP address, and other personal data entered into the search box of Web-start.org. Your privacy will be safe only if you fully delete Web-start.org from all your browsers, so do this as soon as possible.
Where does Web-start.org come from?
Web-start.org does not differ much from esurf.biz, foryourweb.net, and safesurfs.com, which are known to be browser hijackers as well. Therefore, it is not surprising that it is spread the same. Research has shown that the Web-start.org browser hijacker often travels inside software bundles together with other applications. Those users who do not have a security application installed on their computers and tend to download software from third-party websites very often infect their computers with malicious software the most frequently. You should stop doing that right now and be more careful while browsing the web. On top of that, users need to have security applications installed on their computers if they wish to prevent malware from entering their computers easily in the future.
How to delete Web-start.org
To fully remove Web-start.org from your browsers, you should reset all of them to their default settings. Use our manual removal instructions to do that. If this untrustworthy search engine does not leave your browsers alone after you do that or it revives again when you launch your browsers, it might be very true that it has modified the shortcuts of browsers as well. Browser hijackers act like this in some cases so that users could not delete them easily. Less experienced users, or those users who wish to get rid of Web-start.org quicker, should use an automatic malware remover, e.g. SpyHunter rather than trying to eliminate this infection manually.
Fix shortcuts of Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer
- Right-click on the shortcut of your browser and then select Properties.
- Click on the Shortcut tab to open it.
- Locate the Target line.
- Delete http://web-start.org from it and click Apply.
- Click OK.
- Open your browser.
- Tap Alt+T and click Internet Options.
- Click on the Advanced tab.
- Click Reset.
- In the confirmation window, click Reset once again.
- Launch your browser and tap Alt+F.
- Click Settings.
- Scroll down and find Show advanced settings at the bottom.
- Click it.
- Click Reset settings.
- Click Reset.
- Open your browser by double-clicking on its shortcut.
- Tap Alt+H.
- Click Troubleshooting information.
- Locate the Refresh Firefox button and click on it.
- Click the Refresh Firefox button.
- In the dialog box, click Refresh Firefox.
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