What is Search.start.fyi?

Search.start.fyi is a browser hijacker, which is similar to Webrowsenow.com. A hijacker is a type of malware coming to the computer without the user’s consent. This is aimed at penetrating into Chrome, IE, Mozilla and other browsers installed on your system. After that, Search.start.fyi changes the homepage and the search engine with http://search.start.fyi/. this search page looks pretty innocuous, besides, the developers assure that this search engine has a familiar feature set, like Chrome or Yahoo.

Search.start.fyi hijacker

In fact, Search.start.fyi is useless, annoying malicious software that collects user private information. This information is passed on to third parties for further analysis and other fraudulent purposes. Remove Search.start.fyi immediately.

How Search.start.fyi gets on your PC?

Search.start.fyi has many options on how to get into the computer. The main way is to pick up with free downloads from the Internet, such as utilities, audio players, archivers, false software updates and so on. Use antiviruses and similar software to avoid the penetration of potentially unwanted programs. If you notice that http://search.start.fyi/ has become your default homepage, then rather remove it from your computer.

How to remove Search.start.fyi from your computer?

To uninstall Search.start.fyi remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

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You can try both of these products to remove Search.start.fyi

Or uninstall Search.start.fyi manually.

Step 1: Remove Search.start.fyi from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Search.start.fyi.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Search.start.fyi and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Search.start.fyi, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Search.start.fyi and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove Search.start.fyi from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Search.start.fyi from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Search.start.fyi.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Search.start.fyi.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Search.start.fyi.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:
  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:
  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

Reset browser setting in Internet Explorer:
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Go to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Step 4: Remove following files and folders of Search.start.fyi:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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