In this article, we explain how to start using your StartMeStick on your Mac computer. Every Mac computer boots StartMeStick the same way, regardless of your model or operating system.
If you are trying to start the StartMeStick on a PC computer, click here.
Unfortunately, StartMeStick is incompatible with any Apple model using the T2 Security Chip, which includes 2018 and later editions of the iMac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini. However, we are currently in the process of developing the ability to scan these computers and will release an update to our software with added support in the future.
1. Power OFF your Mac and plug your StartMeStick device into a USB port.
2. Power ON your Mac and immediately press and hold the “ALT/OPTION” key until you see a Startup Menu.
3. Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to highlight EFI BOOT. Then hit the Enter key.
If you do not see EFI boot, unplug the StartMeStick device and plug it into a different USB port.
- Your computer will restart, and a black screen will show the StartMeStick is starting. The StartMeStick logo will appear, and a browser window will pop up. When it does, you're good to go! Enjoy surfing the web securely.