Do you know what Internet-start.net is?
Internet-start.net is a potentially dangerous search engine that poses as a customized Google.com page; however, it may show up in your browsers “mysteriously,” i.e., without your permission. Since this requires the presence of a browser hijacker on your computer, it is quite likely that your PC has been infiltrated by a number of malware infections lately. If you do not want to let more threats onto your system, you will find our article quite useful. Apart from revealing the potential risks regarding this browser hijacker, we will also let you know how you can remove Internet-start.net and how you can protect your system from similar attacks.
Our researchers have not found a promotional website where you could download the application that sets Internet-start.net as your home page in your browsers. This can only mean one thing: This browser hijacker is distributed in free software packages, i.e., bundled with other third-party applications. This would not be a problem if the rest of the “crew” were not malicious software installers themselves. This does not mean that all bundles are malicious. Of course, there are beneficial packages as well that contain useful and reliable third-party applications.
However, if you happen to land on a questionable shareware site in your endeavor to download a new tool or free software, there is a good chance that you end up with a whole bunch of “nasties” instead. These websites usually swarm with unreliable third-party ads. Some of these ads even disguise themselves as a part of the website, such as download or next-page buttons. Clicking on these fake buttons could either redirect you to another suspicious website or download an infected installer onto your machine. By clicking on any link on such a website may open a bunch of new tabs or replace your old tabs with affiliated third-party websites, which may also be unreliable. One single click can cause chaos on your computer. Therefore, we recommend that you always be careful about where you click and which sites you visit. If you are unlucky enough to install an infected bundle, you will have to delete Internet-start.net and take care of all the related infections as well.Internet-start.net screenshot
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This browser hijacker may also collect information about you based on your search keywords or your browsing history. A whole profile can be made based on such information. If this is shared with third parties, you can easily find customized advertisements and links before long among the search results this hijacker shows you. That is why it is important to remember never to click on anything that has anything to do with this search engine. You might find yourself on a compromised website run by cyber criminals. This is how most online scams start; one single click is enough. So, if you would like to avoid such things, you should delete Internet-start.net right now.
This hijacker has no uninstaller; therefore, you cannot eliminate it with the click of a button through Control Panel. But you can still handle this infection even if you do not consider yourself an experienced computer user. Simply restore the home page URLs to their default settings; that is all. Please use our guide below if you are unfamiliar with browser setting changes. If you want to be certain that your computer is all secure, we suggest that you download and install a reliable antimalware program that will also protect you from future malware attacks. Remember to keep your security tool always updated for full-time protection.
Remove Internet-start.net from Browsers
- Tap Alt+T and go to Internet options.
- On the General tab, click Use default.
- Click OK.
- Tap Alt+F and open Settings.
- Under On Startup, click Open a specific page or set of pages.
- Click Set pages and enter a new URL.
- Remove the unwanted URL and click OK.
- Tap Alt+T and go to Options.
- Select General on the left.
- Press Restore to Default.
Internet-start.net is a search engine that may crawl onto your computer in a freeware bundle and set itself as your home page without your permission. Therefore, it has been classified as a browser hijacker. This hijacker may expose you to unreliable third-party web content through modified search results. It is also possible that this infection arrives with a company of malware threats. Thus, you had better remove Internet-start.net and all other infections you may find after running a malware scan on your computer.