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Articles about removing unwanted and malicious toolbar and hijackers and resetting your browser settings. Instructions for Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari, Opera.

How to remove Internet-start.net

Causing modifications in browser settings, Internet-start.net is categorized as a browser hijacker. In general, it changes your homepage to Internet-start.net, which is ostensibly capable of generating smarter and faster results. This browser hijacker does not touch the visual part that much, so your homepage will look almost as same as the original one. A range of Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer users have reported that Internet-start.net can randomly channel to other pages containing promotional links and banners. All of these traits beg up a serious question - is it safe? Of course not, because such programs may gather personal data (passwords, IP-addresses, geolocations, etc.) and sell it to cybercriminals. Unfortunately, most users fail to uninstall the unwanted application as it continues its presence during the browsing session. This is why we are going to give you expanded instructions on how to get rid of the Internet-start.net redirects.

How to remove Directsearchapp.com

Directsearchapp.com is one of many domains representing a fake search engine that replaces your default homepage. It does so by crawling deep into the settings and altering them to promote intrusive features. Infections with such capabilities are usually classified as browser hijackers. Traditionally, their purpose is to generate fake traffic by exploiting legitimate search engines (Yahoo, in our case). This means that instead of using Directsearchapp.com, ostensibly claimed to be better than other search engines, the app will redirect you to legitimate search.yahoo.com. This depreciates the value of Directsearchapp.com as a useful tool because it has nothing special to offer. One more thing diminishing its reputation is data-tracking abilities. Because it has direct access to browser settings, the program can scoop up your data and sell it to third-party organizations. Based on these facts, we recommend you delete Directsearchapp.com from your system to prevent privacy threats.

How to remove Easy News Now (easynewsnow.com)

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As developers state, Easy News Now is a handy tool, that delivers geo-targeted news in form of browser notifications by means of extension. At first glance, Easy News Now is a helpful browser add-on that offers interesting content instantly on the desktop. Although, a recent study concluded that it secretly gathers user's data like IP-addresses, geolocations, and other web-related information that therefore classifies it as a browser hijacker. All of these sensitive data can be transferred to extortionists for making a profit. Also, once installed, Easy News Now alters your homepage by assigning a new easynewsnow.com website. The presence of Easy News Now may lead to severe data loss and has to be removed from your computer.

How to remove Oksearch.org

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Known to be distributed via mimicked versions of legitimate apps (e.g. NordVPN, Adguard VPN, TunnelBear VPN, The Great Suspender), Oksearch.org represents the address of a fake search engine working on Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome browsers. During the study, it was recorded that users land on oksearch.org after clicking on generated results provided by Google or Bing. It acts as part of the chain redirecting people to suspicious pages. Such a change may be influenced by third-party add-ons installed in your browser, so check the list of installed extensions. Note that unwanted add-ons can bear the threat of data-surveillance. Passwords, geolocations, IP-addresses, and other sensitive data can be collected and sold for revenue purposes. Disabling or removing them should seal the problem, so try to do it first. If Oksearch.org keeps coming back no matter what, there is a possibility that your PC is infected with a potentially unwanted program.

How to remove StreamBee (keysearchs.com)

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StreamBee is an unwanted extension configuring your default search engine to provide ostensibly useful features. Software with such capabilities is usually treated as browser hijackers. Actually, users can see that StreamBee shows results from the legitimate Google system. This is true, however, it also uses a third-party engine called keysearchs.com that can be seen glimpsing in the search bar during the usage. It is usually done to generate non-existent traffic through a chain of shady ads and banners. By doing so, extortionists earn a good chunk of money channeled to the promotion of their business. As long as StreamBee can spectate and gather your data (passwords, IP-addresses, geolocations, etc.), we strongly insist on removing this piece from your PC, all for the sake of your safety. Follow our guide below to perform complete removal without traces.

How to remove OnlineWorkSuite

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OnlineWorkSuite is a browser extension embracing features of online editing. It installs a new search engine and homepage allowing users to work with PDFs, Word files, presentations, and other types of documents. To the casual eye, such capabilities can seem legitimate and even useful. However, OnlineWorkSuite might cause serious problems with privacy and PC performance. It is necessary to know that browser hijackers can spy on personal data and generate ads based on the user's activity. You can also see the icon Powered by Zoho on your homepage, which is legitimate online accounting software. OnlineWorkSuite uses different services to address its capabilities as something trustworthy. In reality, you should know that it is nothing, but a Potentially Unwanted Program meant to earn money on inexperienced people. This is why deleting OnlineWorkSuite is obligatory for your own safety. To learn how to do this, please follow our tutorial below.