Incognito Start Button is one of those potentially unwanted programs that might seem like a pretty good deal, but in fact, they should be terminated at once. Some may argue that these programs are not direct computer security threats, and they would be right. However, if you did not intend to have this application on-board, and yet somehow it is there running on your computer, it is the first sign that something is off. Therefore, you will do yourself a favor if you remove Incognito Start Button from your PC right now. Please refer to the manual removal instructions right below this article.
And it would be really hard to categorize this application as something inherently malicious. After all, this extension has an official homepage and even a page on the Chrome Web Store. Therefore, it is obvious that it does not enter your computer with the intention to expose you to corrupted content. The thing that might make it somewhat odd in the eyes of the beholder is other distribution tactics. We are sure that Incognito Start Button is distributed in other ways besides the original channels. If there were no additional distribution patterns, users would not be complaining about this extension.
So how else could Incognito Start Button enter your computer? The answer is bundled downloads. Such applications tend to travel in software packages that are hosted on file-sharing websites. And the thing is that users download this application themselves without even realizing it. The process is usually like this: Users look for some program online, search engine redirects them to a third-party file-sharing site, the third-party installer carries more than one program, and users install them all. Why would someone install unnecessary programs? That happens because users do not pay attention to the installation wizard.
It should be possible to avoid installing Incognito Start Button on your computer if you checked every single step in the installation wizard. However, breezing through the installation means that Incognito Start Button is just one of the many unwanted programs that might enter your computer when you expect it the least. So when you remove this extension, do not forget to scan your computer and look for other undesirable applications.
Now, what does Incognito Start Button do? According to the official homepage, the extension “adds to chrome convenient button to opening Incognito Window.” So it would seem that the program has a useful function, but the truth is that you can get your incognito window on the Chrome browser without any additional application. There are shortcuts that open Incognito window immediately, so there is no need to use a third-party extension. Not to mention that there is always a chance that Incognito Start Button will collect information about your web browsing habits for commercial purposes.
That may eventually lead to exposure to dangerous websites. While this potentially unwanted program may not be there to steal your personal data, it could be easily exploited by malevolent third parties. So your best option right now is to remove Incognito Start Button for good. As mentioned, do not forget to check for other unwanted applications after manual removal.