The MyWay is classified as the web-browser hijacker (sometimes called hijackware). It’s a type of unwanted software that modifies your machine’s browser settings such as homepage, new tab and default search engine. Once started, this hijacker will modify the Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer settings to MyWay home page. Please ignore this site and refrain from clicking to any links on it and going to any pages mentioned on it. I suggest you to clean your PC and thereby back your homepage as soon as possible , you need to follow the steps below. The detailed removal guide will assist you on how to get rid of the MyWay and protect your personal computer from more dangerous malicious software and trojans.
The MyWay hijacker usually affects only the Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, FF and Microsoft Edge. However, possible situations, when any other web browsers will be affected too. The infection will perform a scan of the machine for web browser shortcuts and change them without your permission. When it infects the browser shortcuts, it will add the argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you run the internet browser, you will see the MyWay unwanted web page.
When your machine is infected, every time you open your browser you will see this web site. Of course you can setup your home page again, but next time you launch a web browser you will see that MyWay startpage return. As mentioned above, the infection may alter the default search engine on this annoying web-page too, so all your search queries will be redirected to MyWay. Thus the authors of the hijacker may collect the search terms of your queries, and redirect you to unwanted and ad web sites.
Although, MyWay hijacker is not a virus, but it does bad things, and it changes the settings of your web-browser. Moreover, an adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) can be additionally installed on to your personal computer with this browser hijacker, which will show a large number of ads, hindering or completely blocking the work in the internet browser. Often such these ads may recommend to install other unknown and unwanted software or visit dangerous web-pages.
So, it’s very important to free your PC system ASAP. The instructions, which is shown below, will help you to remove MyWay redirect from the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge and other internet browsers.
How can you prevent the MyWay browser hijacker
How to manually remove MyWay
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually delete MyWay startpage from the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and MS Edge.
- Delete MyWay associated software by using Windows Control Panel
- Delete MyWay homepage from FF
- Delete MyWay redirect from Chrome
- Remove MyWay search from IE
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of MyWay search
Delete MyWay associated software by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you begin the computer cleaning process by checking the list of installed software and delete all unknown or suspicious programs. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious applications such as adware and browser hijackers may be bundled with freeware. Delete the unwanted applications can remove the annoying advertisements or web-browser redirect.<\/p>
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Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will open a list of all software installed on your PC. Scroll through the all list, and remove any suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort programs by date in the Control panel.
Delete MyWay homepage from FF
If the Firefox settings like startpage, new tab page and default search engine have been modified by the browser hijacker, then resetting it to the default state can help.
First, open the FF and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Further, click the Help button () as shown in the figure below
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the browser adress bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation prompt. Further, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the MyWay browser hijacker. Once, it’s finished, click the “Finish” button.
Delete MyWay redirect from Chrome
Like other modern web-browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby restore the homepage, new tab and default search engine that have been replaced by the MyWay infection.
First launch the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the main menu. Further, click the option named “Settings”. Another way to display the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web browser adress bar and press Enter.
The web browser will display the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, as shown on the image below and press the “Reset settings” button.
The Google Chrome will open the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The browser will start the process of cleaning. Once it is finished, the browser’s settings including home page, newtab page and search provider by default back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your system.
Remove MyWay search from IE
To restore the homepage, new tab page and search engine by default you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, that was when the Windows was installed on your personal computer.
First, launch the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as shown on the image below.
Once the task is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your PC system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your browser’s start page and search provider by default to default state.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of MyWay search
Once the browser hijacker infection is started, it can also change the browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you launch the web-browser, it will show an unwanted web site.
To clear the web-browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text such as “http://site.address” that has been added here. You need to delete it.
When the text is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your browsers, as they may be infected too.
How to delete MyWay with Malwarebytes
Remove MyWay hijacker manually is difficult and often the browser hijacker is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your computer. Moreover, the free application will help you to remove malware, toolbars and adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) that your PC may be infected too.
- Download Malwarebytes (MBAM) from the link below.
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- Close all applications and windows on your PC. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once install is done, click the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your personal computer for MyWay hijacker. This task can take some time, so please be patient.
- When the scan is finished, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected”. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your system.
The following video offers a few simple steps on how to delete browser hijacker with Malwarebytes.
How to stop MyWay redirect
To increase your security and protect your system against new unwanted advertisements and dangerous sites, you need to use program that stops access to dangerous ads and web-pages. Moreover, the software can block the open of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
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- After the download is complete, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the install is finished, click “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will help you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you run your system, AdGuard will run automatically and stop popup ads, web sites such MyWay, as well as other harmful or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, that is located on your desktop.
If the problem with MyWay startpage is still remained
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot delete this hijacker infection, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal utility for browser hijackers, adware, PUPs, toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
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- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is launched, click “Scan” button to start scanning your PC system for the MyWay browser hijacker.
- Once the system scan is finished, the AdwCleaner will display a scan report. Review the report and then press “Clean” button. It will display a prompt, click “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Now your system should be clean of the MyWay . Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-up ads and unwanted malicious web pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your machine for new malware, browser hijackers and ad-supported software). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new browser hijacker, malicious programs and ad supported software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove MyWay homepage from your web browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.