About this threat

Search.start.fyi is thought to be a reroute virus that may install without your permission. Many users might be confused about how installation happens, as they do not realize they themselves by accident set it up. Hijackers tend to travel through a free program bundles. A hijacker is not a dangerous piece of malware and ought to not damage your PC in a direct way. Be aware, however, that you might be rerouted to sponsored sites, as the hijacker wants to generate pay-per-click revenue. Redirect viruses do not ensure the sites are not dangerous so you might be rerouted to one that would allow malicious software to infect your PC. It will not provide any handy features to you, so keeping it is rather silly. Abolish Search.start.fyi to restore normal browsing. Search.start_.fyi-_6.jpg
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How are hijackers most commonly installed

Free programs usually come with added items. Adware, browser intruders and other probably unwanted applications might come as those added items. Users usually end up setting up hijackers and other unwanted offers as they do not opt for Advanced or Custom settings when setting up free programs. If there are additional items, simply uncheck the boxes. Installation will happen automatically if you use Default settings because you will not be able to inspect for something attached, and that allows those items to install. Now that you know how it managed to invade your OS, erase Search.start.fyi.

Why must I eliminate Search.start.fyi?

Your browser’s settings will be changed as soon as the hijacker is installed. The hijacker’s promoted site will be set to load as your homepage. All leading browsers, like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, will be affected. Reversing the alterations may not be possible without you making sure to abolish Search.start.fyi first. Your new homepage will have a search engine, which we do not recommend using as it will implant advertisement links among the real search results, so as to reroute you. Reroute viruses aim to create as much traffic as possible for websites so that owners get revenue, which is why those reroutes are occurring. What makes the reroutes highly aggravating is that you will end up on all types of odd pages. While the hijacker isn’t damaging itself, it can still cause serious trouble. Be cautious of harmful reroutes because you may be led to a more severe threat. it doesn’t belong on your computer.

How to abolish Search.start.fyi

So as to erase Search.start.fyi, we recommend you use spyware elimination programs. By hand Search.start.fyi elimination means you will have to identify the hijacker yourself, which might might take more time since you will have to identify the hijacker yourself. If you scroll down, you will find a guide we made to help you erase Search.start.fyi.Download Removal Toolto remove Search.start.fyi

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Learn how to remove Search.start.fyi from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall Search.start.fyi

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-start How to get rid of Search.start.fyi
  2. Uninstall all suspicious programs win7-uninstall-program How to get rid of Search.start.fyi

b) Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click on the start icon, located at the lower left corner. win8-start How to get rid of Search.start.fyi
  2. Click Control Panel and then Programs and Features. win8-control-panel How to get rid of Search.start.fyi
  3. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win8-remove-program How to get rid of Search.start.fyi
 

c) Windows 10

  1. Search 'Control Panel'. The search option can be found in the Start menu, next to the Shutdown button.
  2. Select Control Panel in the results. win10-start How to get rid of Search.start.fyi
  3. Pick Programs and Features. win10-control-panel How to get rid of Search.start.fyi
  4. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win10-remove-program How to get rid of Search.start.fyi
 

d) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and click Applications (left side of the window)
  2. Find the programs you want gone, right-click on them.
  3. Pick Move to Trash.mac-os-app-remove How to get rid of Search.start.fyi
  4. Empty the Trash by right-clicking the icon on your dock, and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Remove Search.start.fyi from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). IE-gear How to get rid of Search.start.fyi
  2. Manage Add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions. IE-add-ons How to get rid of Search.start.fyi
  3. Select on all questionable extensions from the list and press Disable.

a) Change Internet Explorer Homepage

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon).
  2. Choose Internet Options. ie-settings How to get rid of Search.start.fyi
  3. Delete the displayed URL and type in your preferred one. IE-settings2 How to get rid of Search.start.fyi
  4. Press Apply.

b) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). ie-settings How to get rid of Search.start.fyi
  2. Choose Internet Options, and then the Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced How to get rid of Search.start.fyi
  3. Click Reset and check Delete personal settings in the new window. IE-reset How to get rid of Search.start.fyi
  4. Click Reset again.

Step 3. Delete Search.start.fyi from Microsoft Edge

a) Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge.
  2. Press the three dots located on the top right, and press Settings. edge-settings How to get rid of Search.start.fyi
  3. Press Choose what to clear, and check all the boxes. Press Clear. edge-clear-data How to get rid of Search.start.fyi
  4. Ctrl + Alt + Delete together → Task Manager.
  5. In the Processes tab, find Microsoft Edge process and right-click on it. task-manager How to get rid of Search.start.fyi
  6. Choose Go to details. If that is not an option, choose More details.
  7. Right mouse click on all Microsoft Edge processes, and choose End Task.

b) (Method 2)

Before you proceed, make copies of your data.
  1. Find C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Delete all the folders you see. edge-folder How to get rid of Search.start.fyi
  3. Press Start, find the search option and type in Windows PowerShell.
  4. When it comes up in the results, right-click on it, choose Run as administrator. edge-powershell How to get rid of Search.start.fyi
  5. In the Administrator: Windows PowerShell window that appears, type inGet-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>. edge-powershell-script How to get rid of Search.start.fyi
  6. Press Enter.

Step 4. Remove Search.start.fyi from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner).
  2. More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions How to get rid of Search.start.fyi
  3. Press the trash icon of all unwanted extensions. (You can also disable them if you are unsure about which should be removed). chrome-extensions-delete How to get rid of Search.start.fyi

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner) chrome-menu How to get rid of Search.start.fyi
  2. Settings → On startup.
  3. Press on Manage startup pages, and choose Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page How to get rid of Search.start.fyi
  4. Click Add a new page and enter your preferred homepage.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Go back to Settings, and choose Search engine. chrome-search-engines How to get rid of Search.start.fyi
  7. Click Manage search engines.
  8. Click the three dots next to the default search engine, and press Edit.
  9. Delete the malicious search engine, and type in your preferred one.
  10. Click Save.

b) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner). chrome-menu How to get rid of Search.start.fyi
  2. Press Settings and scroll down to the bottom.
  3. Press Advanced, and scroll down to the very end where you will see a Reset option. chrome-settings How to get rid of Search.start.fyi
  4. Press on Reset, and press Reset again in the window that appears. chrome-reset How to get rid of Search.start.fyi

Step 5. Remove Search.start.fyi from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu How to get rid of Search.start.fyi
  2. Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-extensions How to get rid of Search.start.fyi
  3. Press Remove for all extensions you want gone. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu How to get rid of Search.start.fyi
  2. Press Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the unwanted link in the home page field, and type in your preferred one. mozilla-options How to get rid of Search.start.fyi

b) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner).
  2. Open the Help menu (question mark at the bottom). mozilla-troubleshooting How to get rid of Search.start.fyi
  3. Troubleshooting Information → Refresh Firefox.
  4. In the confirmation that appears, press Refresh Firefox again. mozilla-reset How to get rid of Search.start.fyi

Step 6. Remove Search.start.fyi from Safari (Mac)

  1. Launch Safari and press Safari at the top of your screen. safari-menu How to get rid of Search.start.fyi
  2. Select Preferences, and choose the Extensions tab. safari-extensions How to get rid of Search.start.fyi
  3. Delete all strange extensions. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Safari homepage

  1. Safari → Preferences → General. safari-menu How to get rid of Search.start.fyi
  2. Delete the unwanted homepage, and put in the one you prefer.

b) Reset Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Safari → Clear History. safari-history How to get rid of Search.start.fyi
  3. Select the time frame from which you want the history to be erased, and select Clear History. safari-clear-history How to get rid of Search.start.fyi
  4. Safari → Preferences. safari-menu How to get rid of Search.start.fyi
  5. Advanced tab → Check the Show Develop menu box. safari-advanced How to get rid of Search.start.fyi
  6. Develop → Empty Caches. safari-develop-menu How to get rid of Search.start.fyi
If that did not solve the problem you are having, it is advised that you obtain anti-spyware software and allow it to perform a scan on your computer.

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