Not at all. start.me is just a bookmark manager. There's nothing malicious or viral about that. Only you decide if you want to work with us and save your links or use our extensions. At any time, you can delete your account with all its data. You're in complete control.
Still, there have appeared some articles and videos claiming that start.me is a virus, malware or even a malicious site. If you read these articles or look at the videos more closely, you'll quickly notice that their goal isn't to inform the public but to sell their Anti-Virus/Malware software. Also, the removal instructions they propose don't apply to start.me at all.
The correct uninstall instructions can be found here:
Users of the Torch browser can click here:
A few more facts:
- start.me provides a free online service that is enjoyed by millions of users around the world.
- We do not install any software on your PC.
- We do not hijack your browser or search bar. After you install our New tab page browser extension or add-on, your new tab page will be redirected to https://start.me. If you don't want this, you can remove the extension at any time. Our users rate the extension 4.3 stars on average, based on 1,4K ratings in the Chrome Web Store.
If you have any questions or concerns about start.me, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.