Startnewtab.info was listed in reports for browser hijacking that came in the second week of January 2017. Computer users submitted complaints that their browser loaded Startnewtab.info automatically and their new tab page included content from Startnewtab.info. Researchers had a look into the registration of Startnewtab.info and reported that the site is registered to the 22.214.171.124 IP address. Evidently, the Startnewtab.info site is related to suspicious domains like Egkee.xyz, Mrtzc2.net and Atrakcje-swiata.pl that are known to offer access to cracked versions of licensed programs.
Startnewtab.info is presented to users as a search portal that benefited from steady Internet traffic in April 2016 and experienced a significant drop in popularity as of July 2016. Network analysis from the following months reveals that Startnewtab.info continued to fall out of favor. The owners of Startnewtab.info may have rented the services of adware developers to boost traffic to their site since there is evidence for ads by TOPFlix and VidSqaure on their portals. As a desperate measure, a browser hijacker may have been created with the sole purpose of saving the Startnewtab.info portal. Browser hijacking software related to Startnewtab.info may arrive on the system through software bundling and adware.
Computer users that are affected by the Startnewtab.info browser hijacker may want to examine their 'Control Panel' for a recently installed freeware that may cause redirects to Startnewtab.info. You may wish to look into the Add-On Manager of your browser and make sure there are no unwanted add-ons running. Experts alert that the Startnewtab.info browser hijacker may have modified the parameters of the shortcut for your Internet client. It is a common practice among browser hijackers to alter settings related to the online browsing and prevent the user from loading third-party pages. If you are redirected to Startnewtab.info and welcomed to download a 'free version' of software like the Adobe Photoshop you may want to skip the offer. A cracked software package can contain threats to your security and online banking credentials. Web surfers that have problems with Startnewtab.info may want the help of a credible anti-malware scanner that can delete the files associated with Startnewtab.info effortlessly.
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