Fake Scanner Sites
Google Search Redirects
Alias: StartNow.com, pup.startnow.com, StartNow.com Homepage Hijacker, StartNow.com Search Redirect, Pup.StartnowToolbar, klit.startnow.com
Description: StartNow.com is a website / toolbar that displays popup ads related to your searches. Startnow installs a toolbar (pup.startnow) and can hijack your search settings. You can remove StartNow.com and its toolbar, as well as get rid of the pop-ups by downloading SpyNoMore.
Search Hijacker - A Search Hijacker redirects your Google, Yahoo, Bing and other search engine search results to unfamiliar websites. Search Hijacker infections are usually the result of a malware infection. Takes control of your browser's default search engine. The search results may not necessarily be the best fit as those usually come from paid advertisements, as issued to you by the Hijacker authors. Search hijackers prevent you from changing your browser's default search engine, and they tend to slow down PC performance.
Trojan - A Trojans or Trojan Horse is any programs that installs itself secretly normally via malware programs, quite often with sinister intent. Once installed, the trojan author (hacker) can gain complete control of the infected PC. Trojans are usually designed to steal sensitive information and/or destroy the system. Trojans can be distributed as unsolicited email attachments, or bundled with freeware and shareware programs.
Advice: Remove This is a very high risk threat and should be removed immediately as to prevent harm to your computer and / or to protect your privacy.
SpyNoMore removes StartNow.com: Yes
Threat risk: High Risk
Very dangerous malware. Can log user's keyboard activity and take snapshots of the user's screen. Uses stealth installation and removal is very difficult. Category includes spyware programs, adware programs and trojans.
Your homepage / startpage changes to StartNow.com.
Advertisements and pop up ads.
pup.startnow toolbar becomes installed.
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