HotStartSearch Removal Guide

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Category: Browser Hijackers

Even though you may think that unauthorized redirections to here and there cannot harm your virtual security, you need to be extremely careful with this malicious browser hijacker. The devious infection not only can interrupt your browsing sessions but can also modify Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers. Needless to say, if this activity has not been authorized by you – it is illegal. This is the most important reason why you should remove HotStartSearch from the computer; however, if you wish to learn more – continue reading.

As many browser hijackers and redirect viruses, HotStartSearch has been designed to route you to pages which may accumulate profit to its developers. Certain promotional content merketeers can even pay money for clicks generated through the misleading search engine. Is some cases this may be harmless to your virtual security; however, if schemers managed to reroute you to malignant sites harboring malware, you could face great danger. Furthermore, visiting suspicious sites may help schemers infiltrate tracking cookies. In the worst case scenario, cyber crooks could even discover your login data. Of course, you can prevent this activity if you delete HotStartSearch from the operating Windows system without further delay.

The malicious browser hijacker is a dangerous computer infection which may paralyze your browsers and help schemers expose security vulnerabilities through which dangerous malignant programs could be dropped onto the computer. This can create further troubles, especially if you want to delete HotStartSearch manually. Have you performed this type of task before? If not – we do not recommend that you experiment now. The threat is quite clandestine, and it would be better to install automatic spyware detection and removal applications (e.g. SpyHunter) to delete the malicious hijacker. Once the infection is removed, you can change your home page and search engine accordingly to your preferences.

How to change home page/search engine?

Remove HotStartSearch from Google Chrome:

  1. Open the browser, simultaneously tap Alt+F and select Settings.
  2. Navigate to On Startup, mark Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages.
  3. Find the default URL address and overwrite/remove it. Click OK.
  4. Navigate to Appearance, mark Show Home button and click Change.
  5. Repeat step 3.
  6. Navigate to Search, choose a new provider, click Manage search engines, remove (X) the undesirable option and click OK.

Remove HotStartSearch from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open the browser, simultaneously tap Alt+T and select Options.
  2. Click the General tab, overwrite/remove the Home Page and click OK.
  3. Click the icon on the left of the search box and select Manage search engines.
  4. Select the undesirable provider, Remove it and click OK.

Remove HotStartSearch from Internet Explorer:

  1. Open the browser, simultaneously tap Alt+T and select Manage Add-ons.
  2. Click Search Providers and Remove the provider you no longer wish to use. Click Close.
  3. Simultaneously tap Alt+T again and select Options.
  4. Click the General tab and navigate to Home Page.
  5. Now change/remove the provided URL and click OK.
Download Remover for HotStartSearch *
*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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