Deceiving domain - startpage.com

Type: Browser Hijackers

Startpage.com is a browser hijacker that affects the browser's default search engine, new tab URL, and homepage. Also, the application can start distributing a wide range of offers and deals and try to convince you to apply for some.

You cannot trust startpage.com or the content that is provided by the app as you will be encouraged to purchase useless products for an inadequate price. Also, the intrusive advertising might force your web browser to struggle and crash.

Startpage.com presents itself as a private search engine that does not log personal information and suggests performing completely private search queries. However, this is just a trick to attract more visitors.

Startpage.com virus might provide you with misleading search results as it is not a reliable search engine. The product infiltrates computer systems through third-party software packages most of the time.

Name startpage.com
Type Browser hijacker/potentially unwanted program
Activities This suspicious app can modify web browser settings such as the default search engine, new tab URL bar, and the homepage. Also, it might get you involved in advertising and redirecting sessions
Infiltration Software bundling is the main way how this PUP is distributed. It comes bundled with freeware or shareware via unreliable downloading sources

 

startpage.com violations

2CR-004: The browser hijacker changes the default search engine, new tab URL, and homepage to startpage.com

The browser hijacker changes the default search engine, new tab URL, and homepage to startpage.com

2CR-015: The rogue app has been detected as suspicious and malicious by multiple AV engines

The rogue app has been detected as suspicious and malicious by multiple AV engines