I think my computer must be attack by something harmful. Every time I open my browser, instead of showing the google.com, this max-start.com appears. I know how to change the homepage in browser settings, however, no matter how many times I have done the change, after I reopen the browser, this nasty website comes back. I think my computer must be attack by some kind of virus. But after I did a full scan on my computer, nothing harmful found. What should I do? How can I get rid of this web page forever? Please help!

Brief Introduction to This Website

Max-start.com is a website that people can come to visit. People can hardly find more details on it once they come to this website, there are only several options and a search box in it. Seeing these, people can be cheated to judge it belongs to a search engine that can be used. On the contrary, it is classified as a browser hijacker which can bring unwanted problems to the infected computer. Once people come to this website, this browser hijacker would pretend as a useful web page and ask the PC users to set it as a homepage. Once it has been set, it will never allow PC users to change in the browser settings. That is really horrible.

The Screenshot of This Web Page

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People will hardly to recognize that this max-start.com is a kind of computer threat. And that is why this redirect infection can infiltrate computers all over the world and stay in infected computers for a long time without being notice. Inexperienced computer users will treat this web page as a normal website that provide search engine for them. Cyber hackers who design this browser hijacker use it to achieve some malicious purposes. Those cyber crooks use several ways to spread this hijacker, and the Internet can be mostly used. PC users will get this hijacker when they are visiting some unreliable websites or clicking some unwanted links. Freeware can also play as a mean for hackers to use to spread this nasty thing. Free programs can be embedded this hijacker by cyber criminals and they are mainly published on unreliable resources for computer users to download. After install the infected applications into computers, the browser hijacker can be installed as well.

Once this max-start.com hijacker is activated on the infected computer, the troubles can come one by one. Firstly, people who use this fake search engine to find something can barely get the result that they want, the result will be flooded with useless sponsored links with specific but evil purposes. Not only popping up in the browser, those unwanted links can show to computer users during the use of the computers in a random time. The performance of the infected computers can be slowed down by this hijacker. With the help of browser hijacker, many other computer threats can come which can make further damages to the infected computers.

The properties of Browser Hijacker

-Can not be detected by your anti-virus software, which makes it hard to uninstall from the computer.
-Once you open your browser, you will be redirected to some unknown websites.
-Can slow down the performance of the computer, or even blue screen.
-Can pop up many unwanted advertisements when you are doing something else.
-Can change your settings in your browser and it is not easy to change it back.

If you find any symptoms listed above showing on your computer, then your computer must be suffered with a browser hijacker that causes you keep being redirecting to this max-start.com. Welcome to contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for computer literate.

NOTE: Being afraid to do any wrong operation during the process of removing this browser hijacker? Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts, we are here to help you:

Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Browser Hijacker provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.

Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this max-start.com hijacker, the name of the process of it is random.

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Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.

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Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel

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Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs

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Then try to find the program which relates to this max-start.com browser hijacker, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.

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Step4: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Internet Explorer as an Example)

From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options.

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Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK

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Conclusion:

Max-start.com is not a trustful website for people to visit. It is categorized as a browser hijacker which targets on Windows computers or even Mac machines. Once this hijacker has invaded the target computer, it will bring many nuisances to the infected computer. PC user will get many unwanted pop-ups once he boots up the infected computer. The condition of the infected computer can be worse and worse if this browser hijacker cannot be removed in time.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of max-start.com? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Matt Johnston & last updated on May 24, 2014 10:42 pm

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