Max-start.com is a fake search engine which is created by the cyber criminals to collect information from the infected browsers. This browser hijack redirect can be spared by the infected free programs, spam E-mail attachment and unknown links, once the PC users install or open these infected files, the Max-start.com will be able to attack the computer in a short time. It can target on any browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome and cause chaos on the infected browsers. This nasty browser hijack redirect needs to be removed as soon as possible to keep the infected PC safe.
In general, Max-start.com will act as a real search engine to cheat the naive PC users, and that is the reason it can get the information by recording the keyword and other actions. If the PC users search something on this website, they may get irrelevant sites which contain other virus infections. This browser hijack redirect can not be removed by uninstalling in control panel, most of the advanced anti-virus program can not fix this problem as well. Thus, we suggest that PC users should remove this nasty browser hijack redirect virus in a manual way.
Once the infected computer is infected by the browser hijack redirect virus, it will cause terrible virus infection. The infected computer will run much slower than before, PC users will have to spend more time opening a webpage or watching a video. Sometimes the browser can crash frequently which makes PC users annoyed, the browser hijack virus is able to redirect the infected PC to visit other malicious website with different viruses and threats on it, and lots of the popping-up webpage will appear while surfing on the Internet. In a word, the browser hijack redirect virus can cause chaos and problems on the infected computer.
How did you get Max-start.com virus on your computer? Usually these kinds of the viruses will be planted to some programs especially free programs, .exe, .bat or other executable processes and unsafe links. The computer will get the virus infection when the PC users install, open or click on these infected files. Sometimes the virus can even attack the computer by the files on the USB stick as well. Most of the unsafe website and forum will contain the virus infection, the computer can be infected while visiting these webpages.
The browser hijack redirect virus is an extremely dangerous threat on the infected computer. Registry and other system settings can be modified by it completely, that is the reason the nasty redirect virus can escape the tracking of the security tools like anti-virus program or firewall. It is strongly suggested that PC user should get rid of this redirect virus in a manual way to uninstall it. Learn more from the manual removal guide below.
1. Clean cookies
* Internet Explorer: Tools → Internet Options →the General tab, Delete the Cookies button can be directly seen in IE6, IE7 is to click the Delete Browsing History button then tick Cookies and click Delete.
* Firefox:Tools → Options → Privacy → Remove Individual Cookies → Delete corresponding cookies in the cookies showing box.
* Opera:Tools → Preferences → Advanced → Cookies →Delete corresponding cookies in Management Cookies.
2. Clean add-ons and extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Start, type: Manage browser add-ons
(2). Hit Enter on your keyboard
(3). Click Manage add-on and disable all the suspicious add-on.
（1）. Click the Firefox menu and click Add-on
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-on and click Disable.
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
3. Show hidden files and folders.
a. For XP: Press Win+E together, click on Tools, then choose Folder Options
For Vista, 7 and 8: Press Win+E together, click on Organize, then choose Folder and search options.
b. Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
4. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries of the virus and then delete all.
Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
a. Press Win+R to get the Run window. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this browser hijacker virus.
Max-start.com is a malicious website that can not be trusted at all. The infected browsers will keep redirecting to other unsafe webpages once this Max-start.com has been installed successfully. The entire information on the browser or even the whole computer will be in a high-risk situation of being attacked, anyway, this Max-start.com is not a reliable site, it needs to be removed completely to avoid further damage from the malicious virus process.
If you are not sure which files are related to malware, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by & last updated on May 25, 2014 2:25 am