www.mystart.com is a browser hijacker which gets into your browser and becomes the start page of it. It claims that the very search results redirected through it are powered by Yahoo. However, this fact doesn’t give credit to mystart.com. It remains in the category of browser hijackers in our blog considering the ways of its entry into PCs. Use the instructions below that will help you remove mystart.com from the home page of your default browser.
Mystart.com gets into computers primarily as a result of user installing some free application which he/she initially downloaded online. The truth is that there is a large variety of cost-free utilities and applications which users often download online. The trick, however, is that very often they are bundled with a lot of other extras like browser hijackers, add-ons, extensions, toolbars, etc. Some free programs are also intertwined with other types of programs, such as adwares, helpless system optimizers, unnecessary hard drive defragmenters, etc. Many of such extras are subject to be paid for, and their effectiveness is quite doubtful.
Speaking of mystart.com browser hijacker we can’t consider it as a virus. This is rather a potentially unwanted program (PUP) which simply has in mind to bring earnings to its owners and developers. The very site www.mystart.com isn’t malicious or infected. However, if you carefully read the Privacy statement and the “About” section of this page you will discover that it is clearly mentioned about the fact of using this domain for commercial purposes. In other words, the developers of this browser hijacker clearly mention that it is used by them for commercial reason, i.e. display of various paid ads on the start page www.mystart.com in the browser which got hijacked. These can be ads that promote products and services of all kinds of companies that plan to market them online. Surely, there’s nothing wrong with online marketing, but considering the methods of how mystart.com browser hijacker enters particular PCs and browsers we can’t say that this approach is fully legitimate.
The functionality of your browser hijacked by mystart.com is surely slower than usual. In fact, when we installed this browser hijacker on purpose on our test (virtual) computer the browser (Internet Explorer in our case) clearly mentioned that disabling this hijacker will speed up browsing. We’ve rejected this offer to disable www.mystart.com on purpose – to analyze this hijacker more thoroughly in order to render full and reliable information about this browser hijacker, what it does with the particular attacked browser and how to deal with in on a specific PC.
If you would like to get rid of mystart.com browser hijacker from your computer you may follow our recommended instructions on removal of browser hijackers and restoring your browser settings to their default parameters. Keep in mind that this solution is an automatic one, which implies downloading, installing and scanning your system with our recommended security software. The list but not the least, in order to avoid installation of browser hijackers which you don’t like (as well as other unwanted extras like adwares) you simply should be careful whenever you install free programs downloaded online. Always select the option of a custom installation, instead of the standard one. This is where you will be able to uncheck installation of all extras like this www.mystart.com hijacker and many other absolutely undesirable utilities.
Automatic instructions to reset your browser settings:
- Through your browser download Plumbytes Anti-Malware via https://www.system-tips.net/download.php or directly via the link below.
- Scan your computer and remove all detected adware files and registry entries.
- In Plumbytes Anti-Malware click “Tools” tab and select “Reset browser settings”:":
- Give your permission to reset your browser settings by clicking “Yes“:
- You will receive the confirmation windows about browser settings reset successfully. When you reset your browsers through restarting them you will see that browser hijacker has been successfully removed.