Do you know what MusixLib Start is?
MusixLib Start is not a new browser extension; as a matter of fact, it was released last summer. However, our researchers have found it suspicious and now labeled it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). After careful inspection in our internal lab, our researchers realized that there are a few questionable traits this PUP exhibits, which make it a possible source of threat if installed on your system. In fact, it is possible that you did not even install it knowingly since it can be found spreading in questionable ways. This also means that it is quite likely that there are other, more serious threats on your system as well. This PUP changes your Google Chrome browser settings to promote a featured search page as your homepage and new tab page. Thus, it is possible that some malware researchers would also consider it as a browser hijacker. All in all, we believe that it is best for you to remove MusixLib Start from your browser if you plan to keep your computer secure.
You can directly install this tool from its website, musixlib.com, if you choose the Extension menu. This PUP is practically all about promoting this website, where you can listen to your favorite music albums for free; even though this website simply streams from YouTube sources. Another possibility for you to install this tool is the Chrome web store, chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/musixlib-start/ifhnjalcekbmmeknpgnkpghldbbhanen. According to the statistics you find there, over 170 thousand users have already installed this PUP over the past half 8 months or so. This is quite a high number, but there is still a possibility that you have not visited any of these two sites and you still have this extension installed. So let us tell you why you would want to delete MusixLib Start as soon as possible.
Our research shows that this PUP can also land your computer if you click on unsafe third-party pop-up ads like that ones that offer you to install the latest Flash driver or a security tool to protect your system. These deceiving pop-ups can be displayed if you land on suspicious pages or when your computer is infected with malware like adware programs. Another option is that you download a free program from a shady torrent or an other P2P website. In this case, it is more likely that you download a whole bundle of threats, though. Such a bundle can contain all kinds of malware infections and PUPs as well. You need to be very careful every time you install such a package. We advise you to delete MusixLib Start and then, use a reputable online malware scanner to find all other threats on your system.
As we have m entioned, this PUP mainly promotes musixlib.com, a website that offers you all kinds of music albums for free to stream. This is presented through a search page that provides you with a row of thumbnail links below the search field, the first being the one leading to musixlib.com, of course. While these links may be all legit, it is still possible that you will be presented with questionable third-party ads if you were to visit them. The least reliable part however is the search itself. All your keywords are sent to a web server and then to Yahoo. This way, your search results can be modified so you could be introduced to affiliated content like third-party ads and links, which can be unreliable. This means that clicking on such content can take you to malicious and fake websites, but you can also drop all kinds of infections in the background without even realizing. We recommend that you remove MusixLib Start from your computer if you really care about your virtual security.
The good news is that you can easily take care of this PUP if you remove the related browser extension from your Google Chrome browser. Please follow our instructions below if you do not know how to do that. Keep in mind that it could take more time for you to clean your whole system since this could be the least worrisome threat, in fact. If you do not think you can manually detect and eliminate all other threats, we suggest that you start using a reliable anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter.
Remove MusixLib Start from your browser
- Press Alt+F and select More tools.
- Go to Extensions.
- Locate the extension and click Remove.
- In the confirmation window, press Remove.
In non-techie terms:
MusixLib Start is a questionable Google Chrome browser extension that is indeed a search page featuring a number of thumbnail links to popular pages. As a matter of fact, this tool promotes an free online "music store" (musixlib.com), where you can stream any albums of your choice. This website is packed with potentially unreliable third-party ads, so we do not really advise you to engage with it unless you want to risk infecting your computer. This potentially unwanted program can also display manipulated search results on your screen that may include promoted content like ads and links. One click and you can drop more serious infections onto your system or be forwarded to malicious websites. Since this PUP can enter your computer under shady circumstances, it is quite possible that you will find other threats on board as well. We suggest that you remove MusixLib Start from your PC along with all other possible threats. If you cannot do this manually, we advise you to install a reliable anti-malware program to automatically protect your system against future invasions, too.