MediaStart Removal Guide

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If you are interested in streaming media for free, you might be tempted to install MediaStart. This add-on is compatible with the Google Chrome browser, and it can be downloaded via the Chrome web store (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/media-start/gpfpblkonamkagckocgpmpgbjhjmfijg). The extension is meant to provide all users with a “quick entertainment click-and-visit experience,” which is why it is no wonder that over 700,000 users have downloaded it already. The extension might also be introduced to users who are not seeking to install it. It could be packaged along with third-party programs. Some of them could be harmless, and some of them could be malicious. It all depends on the installer used. Since there is a possibility that threats could exist, we strongly recommend installing a legitimate malware scanner to inspect your operating system before you continue reading this report. If threats are found, remove them right away. If other threats are not found, keep reading to learn why you should delete MediaStart.

When you download MediaStart, you grant it the permission to replace your new tab page. You also allow it to change and read data on the sites you visit. Is it a browser hijacker? We do not classify it as one, but some users might see it as one because of the extension’s ability to expose them to a third-party search engine. In fact, we classify it as a potentially unwanted program. This PUP was created by the same people who created MusicBrowsing, and the creator’s website is getmedia.online. Not a lot of useful information can be found here, but it is important to check the Privacy Policy at privacy.getmedia.today. This statement reveals quite a lot of interesting information. For example, did you know that MediaStart can record personally identifiable information, as well as share it with undisclosed third parties? And did you know that it can show advertisements and personalized content by third parties? This is quite disturbing, and that is the first reason we suggest removing the potentially unwanted program from your browser.

We would not call MediaStart a useful program. The new tab page it takes over displays a search tool that redirects to Yahoo Search, as well as a number of easy-access links to popular websites, which include facebook.com, amazon.com, ebay.com, or pinterest.com. Of course, at the front, you can find a link to getmedia.online. If you visit this website, you might get the impression that you can find all kinds of media for free, including movies and music, but do not expect the website to provide you with free access. The website will provide you with links to websites that can show movies for a fee. When it comes to music, all it can do is play YouTube videos. To play the games promoted via the website, you will have to sign up or download other extensions, and so on. Without a doubt, we do not recommend using these services. So, since MediaStart is neither very reliable nor useful, it is understandable if you want to delete it.

If you have looked at the removal guide below, you should know that deleting the potentially unwanted program is not difficult. All you need to do to remove MediaStart successfully is to get rid of an extension and clear the browsing data. The chances are that you have done this yourself before, and you have enough experience to proceed. If you do not feel confident, or you have found an array of other threats that require removal, it is a good idea to install a legitimate anti-malware program. It will automatically delete MediaStart along with other threats, and then it will also help you keep your operating system safe in the future. Are you feeling confused? If you do, let’s continue the discussion in the comments section. Add your questions, and our malware researchers will address them shortly.

How to delete MediaStart from Google Chrome

  1. Open the browser and enter chrome://extensions/ into the address bar.
  2. In the Extensions menu, Remove the undesirable extension.
  3. Enter chrome://settings/clearBrowserData into the address bar.
  4. In the Clear browsing data menu, choose the time range and boxes.
  5. Click the Clear data button below and then restart the browser.
Download Remover for MediaStart *
*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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