StartSeite24(.)net is a browser hijacker. It attaches to a browser and changes its settings. It can change the homepage, search engine and new tab of the browser. To know how to remove it, you should carefully read till the end of the article. Advertisements may appear in your browser, and you can get sponsored content in search results.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||The starting page and new tab of your browser can be changed and you might see ads and sponsored results.|
|Symptoms||Sets a custom browser homepage, new tab and may display pop-ups.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installers, Bundling|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by StartSeite24(.)net|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss StartSeite24(.)net.|
StartSeite24(.)net – Distribution
StartSeite24(.)net is mainly distributed via third-party installers. The hijacker can enter your computer from such installers, without your consent. They are usually freeware or come in bundled packages. Inside them, there are additional components for installation which are not disclosed properly and you can install StartSeite24(.)net unknowingly. Avoiding the installation of the additional components is possible by finding an Advanced or Custom menu in a setup.
Another way the hijacker can distribute is if you click on pop-ups and banners or if you visit suspicious sites. You may have a browser extension added as well. All browsers can be affected, especially popular ones, like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.
StartSeite24(.)net – More Information
StartSeite24(.)net is a browser hijacker. If it is on your computer, the hijacker can change your browser homepage, new tab, and search engine. It may also modify other browser and computer settings. The hijacker may also try to install a browser extension on your PC. You often might get redirected to StartSeite24(.)net.
When your browsers are hijacked, and you try to do a proper search, the results will filter through the StartSeite24(.)net search engine. You might be redirected to different sites. Some of these sites pretend to be reputable search engines like Bing. Search results might be with sponsored content or misleading.
You may see all kinds of pop-ups, advertisements, pop-unders and banners on the webpages you browse through the hijacker’s search filter. The sites to which you might be redirected can make money based on a pay-per-click scheme.
- IP address
- Referral data and URLs
- Browser type and version
- Time of access
- Searches and search queries
- Operating System (Platform etc.)
This is non-personally and personally identifying data, and you can see the policy here:
All the collected information may be shared to third-party partners and affiliates of StartSeite24(.)net. Thus, the third-party affiliates may display advertisements and perform user activity tracking possible by the insertion of browser cookies.
Remove StartSeite24(.)net Completely
To remove StartSeite24(.)net manually from your machine, follow the step-by-step removal instructions provided below. If the manual removal does not get rid of this browser hijacker and its modifications completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such a tool will also keep your computer safe from future threats.