If you read the following article, you will find out why security experts recommends to delete start.alawar.com as quickly as you detect this malicious hijacker inside your computer and will learn how it infiltrated in your system without your permit.
In reality, start.alawar.com is a browser hijacker that has been created by Alawar Entertainment in 2013. The organization implements development and distribution of online games. Thus, it’s very likely that a need of a search provider emerged with a need to promote the internet games and other products. Developers use selfish and unfair activities that may even pose a risk to internet users. First things first, the biggest chances to end up installing start.alawar.com infection on your PC is when installing other free applications because it’s primarily distributed using ‘bundling’ software commercial strategy. Right after install, it may alter various settings within your web browsers, including Opera, Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, IE, and replace your default start page and search provider.
Keep in mind, start.alawar.com:
- redirects search results;
- comes bundled with many potentially unreliables programs and suspisious applications.
- displays irritating pop-up ads;
- distributes malware;
- may monitor various online browsers and changes default homepage and search engine;
- slows down browser performance;
- keeps track of browser history and sells the data to unknown third parties.
How to delete start.alawar.com?
If you detect start.alawar.com and decide don’t to keep it on your personal computer, then you could follow the removal guide given below to delete it. You may choose a manual method to delete this infection, but it should be reminded that, the manual removal is a cumbersome and risky task which must only be attempted by advanced users. If you are a novice user, it is a better option to use an automatic removal tool, for instance Trojan Killer by GridinSoft.
Removal tool for start.alawar.com:
Automatic removal instructions:
- Scan your system with GridinSoft Trojan Killer and click on “Apply” at the end of scan:
- Shut down all your browsers.
- In Trojan Killer’s window click on “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of Trojan Killer, then click on Reset” button again:
- Restart your computer.
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Trojan Killer:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with start.alawar.com in the future.
GridinSoft Trojan Killer offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Trojan Killer and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):