Startme.online Removal Guide

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You should not keep Startme.online set on your browsers if you ever find that it has altered your browsers’ settings because it is not a search tool specialists can call trustworthy. According to them, it might bring problems, so the smartest decision would be to replace it with a new trustworthy search tool. We are sure that you have not set Startme.online on your browsers voluntarily, so we believe that you will not regret removing it too. Specialists say that the highest chances to encounter Startme.online is for those users who live in India or the United Kingdom because it is the most prevalent there, but, of course, since it might be spread in software bundles through the web, it might show up on your browser no matter the region you live in. If you already see it set as your homepage/default search engine/New Tab URL, you should go to remove it today. You are the one who can decide what to do with it, but we recommend that you read this article till the end before making the final decision regarding the presence of Startme.online.

Startme.online is not a malicious tool, we can assure you, but it still has several negative features that make it an untrustworthy search provider. First, as you already know, it might be set as your homepage, default search engine, and New Tab page without your knowledge, which is not a feature of a trustworthy search tool. Second, although it redirects all the searches to Google and displays unmodified search results, specialists cannot guarantee that you will not start seeing sponsored search results after some time. Such search results might redirect users to untrustworthy pages with harmful content, so if you decide to keep Startme.online set, be very cautious with the search results it displays. Last but not least, specialists at 411-spyware.com have found it very suspicious that this search tool does not have End User License Agreement (EULA) or Privacy Policy. This suggests that it might have what to hide from users. In the worst-case scenario, it might hide the fact that it collects information about users and then shares the recorded data with third parties. Do not worry; even if it is true, we are sure it will not access and record any personal details because such dubious search tools usually focus on the collection of the so so-called non-personally identifiable information. It consists of such details as IP address, geographic location, search queries entered, and websites visited. Of course, it does not mean that it is OK to let an untrustworthy search provider gather this data, so we suggest going to clear all browsers today.

We would be very surprised if you told us that you set Startme.online on browsers yourself because research conducted by our specialists has clearly shown that this search tool is spread in software bundles and thus manages to change users’ browsers settings without their knowledge. It might also come as a redirect, specialists say. Generally speaking, there are more users out there who cannot explain why they see Startme.online set on their browsers. There is a bunch of other dubious search providers distributed similarly, so if we were you, we would enable security software on the system for the maximum system’s protection. You should be more careful from now on too. That is, you should stop downloading applications from dubious pages, and, additionally, it is recommended installing new software attentively.

You can remove Startme.online from your browsers by resetting them to default settings. You will find the manual removal guide that will help you below this article; however, if this search tool does not leave your browsers even if you reset them to default, i.e., it is still opened to you when you launch your browser, we recommend checking those affected browsers’ shortcuts and fixing them, if necessary. In some cases, suspicious search tools modify browsers’ shortcuts so that they could revive if users set a new page on their browsers, and Startme.online might be one of them. You can fix your browsers automatically with a reputable scanner as well, so you should know that you have an option if it turns out that the manual removal method is not for you.

How to delete Startme.online

Fix shortcuts of Internet Explorer/Mozilla Firefox/Google Chrome

  1. Right-click on your browser’s shortcut and click Properties.
  2. Click Shortcut at the top to open the tab.
  3. Delete Startme.online from the Target line and click Apply.
  4. Click OK.

Reset Internet Explorer/Mozilla Firefox/Google Chrome to default

Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Press Alt+T.
  3. Click Tools and select Internet Options.
  4. Click Advanced.
  5. Click Reset.
  6. Enable Delete personal settings.
  7. Click Reset.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and press Alt+H.
  2. Select Troubleshooting information from the menu.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox.
  4. Click the Refresh Firefox button again.

Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome and press Alt+F.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Go to the bottom and click Advanced.
  4. In the Reset section, click Reset.
  5. Click the Reset button to confirm the browser reset.
Download Remover for Startme.online *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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