MusicNet Start

What is MusicNet Start?

MusicNet Start appears to be a potentially unwanted program (PUP) some of our readers who browse with Google Chrome may come across. Provided you did, or if you simply wish to learn how to avoid similar suspicious applications, we encourage you to read our article and learn more about this extension. It is described as a tool for users who want to access “free unlimited music,” but what you get is a search engine with a few links to web pages that may allow you to find songs, albums, etc. However, we believe it would be safer to listen to favorite songs through YouTube or other reputable applications. Therefore, if you installed MusicNet Start, but decide it is not worth risking your device’s safety, we recommend just to remove it from your browser and pick a more reliable website for your homepage. Those who do not know how to delete extensions from their browsers could follow the instructions available below this text. Also, we should mention that users can eliminate this PUP with a legitimate antimalware tool too.testtest

Where does MusicNet Start come from?

Our specialists at report MusicNet Start could be offered on questionable pop-up advertisements. It appears to be that users can find such content either while visiting untrustworthy file-sharing web pages and other unreliable websites or the ads could be displayed to them by some threat that recently entered the system, e.g., an adware application, a browser hijacker, and so on. In which case, one way to stay away from threats alike would be to avoid questionable web pages. The other way to keep the system clean is to be more attentive while installing new software. PUPs, adware, browser hijackers, are often bundled with other software, and so they can easily settle in without you noticing anything if you do not choose advanced installation settings and carefully read the terms located on the configuration wizard.

How does MusicNet Start work?

It looks like MusicNet Start can work only on Google Chrome browsers. After being installed the extension might replace user’s start page or new tab page with a particular search engine. The bad news is it appears to be this search engine may redirect your search queries to a particular server ( and then display modified Yahoo search results. Because of this, we fear there is a chance the PUP might display possibly dangerous advertisements from various third parties. In case this would appear to be true, we recommend being extra careful with such ads because some part of them could promote malicious web pages distributing malware, suspicious sites offering to participate in fictitious lotteries or surveys, etc. In other words, there is a risk if you click such ads your computer could be exposed to malware, you could unknowingly reveal your sensitive data to scammers, and so on. Consequently, we think users who do not want to risk coming across such unreliable advertisements should not keep applications like MusicNet Start on their system.

How to eliminate MusicNet Start?

Erasing the PUP manually might take some time and effort, but if you believe you can manage, you should locate all folders belonging to MusicNet Start or files modified by it and remove them all one by one. Those who need any assistance with this task could take a look at the instructions we added at the end of this paragraph. Moreover, the extension can be deleted with an antimalware tool as well, so if you prefer this option more, pick a legitimate tool you could trust and start a full system scan.

Erase MusicNet Start

  1. Tap Windows key+E.
  2. Navigate to the particular directories separately:
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\{Profile.*}\Extensions
    %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings
    %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\{Profile.*}\Extensions
    %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions
  3. Find directories called hajmhmmilgmcmobmkdpncpbnbhljhojb.
  4. Right-click the mentioned folders and select Delete.
  5. Go to the suggest directories separately:
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage
    %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage
  6. Locate these particular files:
  7. Right-click them and choose Delete.
  8. Find this location: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  9. Find specific data:
    Secure Preferences
  10. Right-click listed files separately and tap Delete.
  11. Exit File Explorer.
  12. Empty Recycle bin. 100% FREE spyware scan and
    tested removal of MusicNet Start*

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