Do you know what StartWidget is?
If you have discovered a program entitled StartWidget active on your personal computer, make sure to delete its every single bit as soon as possible. It is important to do so because the devious application in question is another browser hijacker that exhibits only negative features, to put it lightly. It is important to note that you might come across statements claiming that this application will improve your overall online experience in a number ways. Make sure to ignore all such statements as they are nothing more than a marketing technique used by malware developers to trick naive Internet users into downloading and installing their intrusive program. If you happen to already have StartWidget active on your computer, do not take any chances with it and conduct its complete removal right away. Do so by using the instructions that we present below.
StartWidget works in a rather conventional manner. Right after it gains full access to your operating system it will initiate a number of unwanted and unauthorized changes to your browser's default settings. The main alterations triggered by this hijacker are of your default search engine, homepage, and new tab page. All of these modifications are imposed by a devious third-party browser extension that is installed by the hijacker in question. The changes are kept intact by this devious plug-in as well. While such functionality of this invasive program might not seem like a big deal to some users, you must know that in reality it all of the changes will have a profoundly negative effect on the way you experience the web on a daily basis. Basically, having this invasive applications means that you will be forced to start all of your online sessions on a suspicious third-party web page even if you do not like it. It is crucial to note that you will also be forced to use a newly appointed, suspicious search engine for every single online query. What is even more annoying about this particular change is the fact that the suspicious search engine could present you with a number of sponsored results, which might have nothing to do with your original query. It should be more than obvious that these modifications will make surfing the web a frustrating and annoying task. Make sure to delete StartWidget in its entirety if you wish to surf the web the way you are used to once again.StartWidget screenshot
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Another important reason to remove StartWidget from your operating system is the fact that in some instances this devious application could prove to be quite dangerous as it might expose your personal computer to suspicious and even malicious online content. As it turns out some of the result presented to you by the devious third-party search engine could be hosting potentially dangerous redirect links. Clicking on such a link could result in a redirection to devious sites. For instance, you might be taken to web pages designed to infect your personal computer. Often such sites are running something known as an arbitrary code execution exploit, which can trigger a silent installation of some unknown malware remotely. In other cases, you could end up on fake online shops, which are crafted by cyber crooks to steal your credit card data or other sensitive information. Thus, it should be quite obvious why our research team highly recommends refraining yourself from the suspicious search engine at all times. As you can see StartWidget is not only annoying but is quite dangerous as well to. Do not take chances with it and conduct its complete removal as soon as possible.
Make sure not to waste any time and delete StartWidget without second thoughts. The instructions that we present below should be executed with utmost care as a single mistake or a skipped step could result in an incomplete removal. This could have unwanted outcomes, to put it lightly since leftovers could be more than enough for this hijacker to still function. In other cases, devious traces could be used for a silent restoration procedure. To be sure that the removal of StartWidget has been successful, make sure to execute an in-depth analysis of your personal computer for potential leftovers linked to the hijacker in question as soon as you are done with the instructions that we present below.
How to remove StartWidget from your computer
- Start your web browser.
- Click the Menu button.
- Select Settings and click Extensions.
- Click the Recycle Bin icon located next to the unwanted extension.
- Click Remove.
- Open your web browser.
- Click the Menu button.
- Select Add-ons and click Extensions.
- Click the Remove button located next to the unwanted extension.
In non-techie terms:
If you happen to be a user that find manual removal and analysis of your PC a bit too complicated, do not worry. All you need to do is follow the alternative removal guide that we provide below. By doing so you will be able to delete this browser hijacker in an automated manner.