Web-start.org Removal Guide

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Web-start.org is a search tool that has all the features of an ordinary search engine. Even though it does not look untrustworthy judging from its interface, it cannot be called a reliable search tool that is safe to use either. Therefore, if you already see it set in the place of your homepage and default search tool on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, you should delete Web-start.org as soon as possible so that it would be possible to set a trustworthy search engine in its place. Before you go to remove Web-start.org from browsers, you should read this article from its first sentence to the very last one to find out more about it and why it is so important to get rid of it as soon as possible. We hope that this article will also help those users who do not know what to do with Web-start.org to make a wise decision.

Web-start.org is a typical browser hijacker because it always sets itself on browsers without permission from users. As it replaces default settings, you will be forced to use Web-start.org as your default search engine. Do not trust it and hurry to remove it despite the fact that it does not seem to be very dangerous. The reason you should get rid of it as soon as possible is the fact that it displays promotional links and sponsored search results. It has been found that it redirects all the searches to plusnetwork.com, and inserts sponsored links along the way. These links appear on the same page with ordinary search results so that users would click on them accidentally. While the developer of Web-start.org gets money for promoting third-party websites, you can only get a bunch of untrustworthy software from unreliable third-party websites by using Web-start.org. Malware might enter your computer very quickly and secretly, for example, you might download and install a dangerous program by clicking on a bad link once. As can be seen, users might end up with untrustworthy applications if they keep using Web-start.org as their default search engine; however, according to specialists at 411-spyware.com, this search tool should not be used as a default search tool also because it might gather various details about users. Even though the collected details are usually those that are non-personally identifiable, e.g. search queries, browsing history, links clicked, etc., it is known that questionable search tools might also gather personal details. This might be done indirectly, for example, search queries (a non-personally identifiable detail recorded by Web-start.org) might contain personal information inside. The collection of data can only be stopped by erasing Web-start.org and then setting a reputable search tool in its place.

If you cannot understand why Web-start.org is set on all your browsers, you should know that it is very likely that you have downloaded and installed some kind of free application from the web. In some cases, it is possible to protect browsers from unauthorized changes by unchecking the particular checkbox in the setup wizard of a bad installer; however, in most cases, people agree with those changes without even realizing that because they rarely read what it is written for them. If you are not going to stop downloading software from P2P, torrent, or similar web pages, you should, at least, install reputable security software on your compute because it is very likely that you will allow another undesirable application to enter your PC again if you do not do anything.

In most cases, Web-start.org disappears from browsers after users reset them to their default settings; however, not all the users manage to get rid of this untrustworthy search tool so easily because, in some cases, it modifies the shortcuts of all the browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox as well. Before the deletion of Web-start.org, these browsers’ shortcuts have to be fixed. Follow the step-by-step instructions prepared by researchers working at 411-spyware.com to delete the browser hijacker promoting Web-start.org manually. If you find this process too challenging, you should launch SpyHunter and delete all the threats from your system with its help.

How to delete Web-start.org

Fix the Target line of shortcuts

  1. Right-click on the shortcut of your browser.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. Open the Shortcut tab.
  4. Find the Target line.
  5. Delete the text (http://web-start.org) that goes after the quotation marks.
  6. Click Apply.
  7. Close the window.

Reset Internet Explorer/Mozilla Firefox/Google Chrome

Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+T simultaneously and then click Internet Options.
  3. Click on the Advanced tab.
  4. Click Reset.
  5. Put a tick in the box you can find placed next to Delete personal settings.
  6. In the confirmation window, click Reset again.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch your browser and tap Alt+H.
  2. Select Troubleshooting information from the menu.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox.
  4. In the pop-up window, click again on the Refresh Firefox button.

Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+F to open the menu.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Scroll down and then click Show advanced settings once.
  5. Click Reset settings.
  6. Click Reset.
Download Remover for Web-start.org *
*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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