Searchtechstart.com looks like a search provider, but it is not. Our researchers classify it as a browser hijacker, and it appears that it can corrupt the most popular browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and, of course, the vulnerable Internet Explorer. When this hijacker slithers in, it changes the homepage URL to make sure that you are exposed to the suspicious search engine every time you launch the infected browser. Were your browsers hijacked without your notice? If they were, it should be obvious by now that this infection is dangerous and that you need to remove it ASAP. If you have let it in yourself, you might believe it to be harmless. Well, that is not the case. This browser hijacker does not offer reliable services, and, by using them, you could put yourself in danger. If you do not know what we are talking about, but you would like to know, you need to keep reading. This report also reveals how to delete Searchtechstart.com.
Do you believe that Searchtechstart.com works as a search engine? Well, it does not actually produce original results. In fact, this tool is a “metasearch engine” because it uses a third-party search engine to provide you with the results you are after. Although some tools of this kind are considered harmless, many of them are deceptive and misleading. Searchtechstart.com uses the popular Yahoo Search engine (search.yahoo.com), and the only reason behind that is to make you trust the search results provided to you. Is it dangerous to trust these search results? Unfortunately, it might be because they could be modified. The devious browser hijacker could inject sponsored links, and the content they might represent is unpredictable. First of all, having ads show up instead of useful search results is highly disruptive. Second, it could be dangerous if, for example, they are displayed by malicious parties who are trying to get something from you.
Although it is unknown if many users will find Searchtechstart.com installed without their permission, it is obvious that some users install this hijacker themselves. Was this hijacker attached to a software bundle? According to our research, many users will acquire this hijacker when they execute software bundles promoted via pop-up ads. While pop-ups might appear as you visit unreliable websites, they could also be introduced by adware. Obviously, you should delete adware if it exists. Was the suspicious Searchtechstart.com installed in a different way? In any way, it is most likely that it will travel bundled with other suspicious programs. If you have no idea how to figure out if they are malicious or how to detect them altogether, the best instrument for you is a malware scanner. Install this tool, and soon you will know if you need to remove any additional threats from your operating system.
Do not worry if you are inexperienced. You can remove Searchtechstart.com from your web browsers even if you are the least experienced user. As long as you know how to open your browser and follow the steps below, you will succeed. Whether or not you will be able to clean your PC from all other threats that might exist depends on the threats. If they are malicious and complicated, it might be best to use automated malware detection and removal software instead. If you download the free malware scanner available below, you can upgrade it to serve you as a malware remover and full-time Windows protector. We suggest you install this software without further delay. If you want to see if you can clean your operating system yourself, you can use the removal guides available on this site. In case you cannot find a guide for the malware active on your PC, leave a comment below, and we will help you shortly.