Startpageing123.com is an unreliable search service that has a clone hosted on Luckypageing123.com. Startpageing123.com and Luckypageing123.com are identical in everything but the name. The portals resemble the layout of Google.com in 2010, redirect users to the legitimate version of Google when keywords are entered into the search field, and users click on 'Search.' Web surfers that wish to explore Startpageing123.com and its clone can do so in twenty languages. Most languages supported by Startpageing123.com suggest that the service may be aimed at users in Asia. The 'About' section on startpageing123.com/about.html and luckypageing123.com/about.html are the same and read:
'startpageing123 aims to provide the ultimate online search experience. Our advanced technology provides you with the best of what the web has to offer, and makes it easier than ever to find exactly what you are searching for. startpageing123 has partnered with some of the most popular software packages in world, giving you the option to install our search settings during setup and giving them the opportunity to offer you their products for free.'
However, Startpageing123.com and Luckypageing123.com are associated with a browser add-on that is classified as a browser hijacker. The add-on related to the portals is classified as a browser hijacker because it is found to make unsolicited changes to the user's Internet client. Evidently, the add-on at hand supports versions for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox judging by the information at luckypageing123.com/uninstall.html and startpageing123.com/uninstall.html. The browser hijacker associated with Startpageing123.com may change settings like the default search engine and new tab page. Users may be redirected to Startpageing123.com and Luckypageing123.com when they type in the address bar and the search bar. Both portals may generate pop-up windows that feature marketing surveys and welcome users to participate in lotteries. Researchers suspect that the browser hijacking software linked to the portals is intended to work like adware and reroute users to commercial offers on Startpageing123.com and Luckypageing123.com forcibly. The portals do not support HTTPS encoding and lack proper protection. Browsing the Internet via Startpageing123.com and Luckypageing123.com is not recommended because you might be suggested to download riskware. Computer users that experience issues with Startpageing123.com and Luckypageing123.com should consider using help from a reputable anti-malware suite and clean their machines.
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