If you keep receiving the Search.mysearch.com when you launch the internet browser, it could mean your system is infected by browser hijacker. Once installed, it will make a changes to settings of installed internet browsers. So, every time, when you will run the internet browser, it’ll start to display Search.mysearch.com unwanted startpage instead of your homepage. Moreover, this malicious software can block an option to restore your start page.
Besides the fact that Search.mysearch.com browser hijacker infection replaces your homepage, this annoying web-site can set yourself as your search engine. But, obviously, it does not give you a good search results, as they will consist of a large amount of advertisements, links to unwanted and ad web-pages and only the remaining part is search results for your query from the major search engines. Of course, the very fact that you encounter with the inability to properly search the Internet, is an unpleasant moment. Moreover, the Search.mysearch.com browser hijacker can collect information about you, and in the future to transfer it to third parties. What creates the risk of theft of your personal data.
Table of contents
- What is Search.mysearch.com
- Search.mysearch.com homepage removal steps
- Manual Search.mysearch.com search removal
- Remove suspicious and potentially unwanted software using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Search.mysearch.com
- Remove Search.mysearch.com redirect from Firefox
- Remove Search.mysearch.com redirect from Chrome
- Get rid of Search.mysearch.com redirect from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- How to automatically remove Search.mysearch.com hijacker infection
- Manual Search.mysearch.com search removal
- Stop Search.mysearch.com and other unwanted web-pages
- Where the Search.mysearch.com hijacker comes from
- Finish words
The Search.mysearch.com hijacker can change current settings of all your typical web-browsers, but often that the unwanted software may also infect all types of web browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user to see Search.mysearch.com unwanted site every time run the internet browser.
The Search.mysearch.com browser hijacker is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, changes current settings of installed browsers, and blocks them from changing. Also this browser hijacker can install additional browser addons, extensions and modules that will open ads and popups. And finally, the Search.mysearch.com hijacker can collect lots of personal information like what pages you’re opening, what you’re looking for the Net and so on. This information, in the future, can be sold to third parties.
We recommend you to free your machine as soon as possible. Use the tutorial below which will allow to get rid of Search.mysearch.com and ‘ad-supported’ applications, that can be installed onto your personal computer along with it.
Search.mysearch.com homepage removal steps
In the step-by-step tutorial below we will have a look at the hijacker and how to get rid of Search.mysearch.com from Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and IE internet browsers for Windows OS, natively or by using a few free removal tools and software.
Manual Search.mysearch.com redirect removal
The few simple steps will help you get rid of Search.mysearch.com . These Search.mysearch.com removal steps work for the Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF and Microsoft Edge, as well as every version of Windows operating system. Some of the steps may require you to close the internet browser or reboot your PC. So, bookmark or print it for later reference.
Remove suspicious and potentially unwanted software using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you begin the PC cleaning procedure by checking the list of installed software and delete all unknown or suspicious software. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the harmful software such as adware and browser hijackers may be bundled with free software. Remove the unwanted software can get rid of the annoying advertisements or internet browser redirect.
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Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all applications installed on your personal computer. Scroll through the all list, and delete any suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort programs by date in the Control panel.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Search.mysearch.com
Once the browser hijacker is started, it can also modify the web browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you launch the internet browser, it will display an annoying web-site.
Right click on the shortcut of infected web-browser as shown in the figure below.
Select the “Properties” option and it will display a shortcut’s properties. Next, press the “Shortcut” tab and then delete the “http://site.address” string from Target field as on the image below.
Then click OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all web browsers which are redirected to the Search.mysearch.com unwanted web site.
Remove Search.mysearch.com 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 startpage, new tab page and default search engine that have been changed by the Search.mysearch.com browser hijacker infection.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, click to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, like below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Reset” button.
Remove Search.mysearch.com redirect from Firefox
The Mozilla Firefox reset will keep your personal information such as bookmarks, passwords, web form auto-fill data and remove unwanted search engine and home page like Search.mysearch.com, modified preferences, extensions and security settings.
First, run the Firefox. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as shown below.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Get rid of Search.mysearch.com redirect from Microsoft Internet Explorer
If you find that IE web-browser settings like home page, newtab page and search provider by default having been hijacked, then you may revert back your settings, via the reset browser procedure.
First, start the IE, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web browser, then press the “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, press the “Reset” button as on the image below.
Once the procedure is complete, press “Close” button. Close the IE and restart your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s homepage, new tab and default search engine to default state.
How to automatically remove Search.mysearch.com hijacker infection
After completing the manually removal tutorial above all unwanted programs and web-browser’s extensions that causes browser redirects to the Search.mysearch.com web page should be removed. If the problem with Search.mysearch.com hijacker is still remained, then we suggest to scan your computer for any remaining malicious components. run recommended free browser hijacker removal applications below.
How to remove Search.mysearch.com with Malwarebytes
Get rid of Search.mysearch.com hijacker manually is difficult and often the PC infection is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your PC. Moreover, the free application will allow you to get rid of malware, toolbars and adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) that your computer may be infected too.
Download Malwarebytes from the link below.
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Once downloaded, close all applications and windows on your PC system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mbam-setup as shown in the figure below.
When the setup starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your PC.
Once install is finished, you will see window as shown on the screen below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your machine for the browser hijacker that cause a redirect to Search.mysearch.com. This task can take some time, so please be patient.
When the scan is complete, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will begin removing Search.mysearch.com hijacker related files, folders, registry keys. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your PC system.
The following video explains few simple steps on how to remove browser hijacker with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
Scan and free your computer of PC infection with AdwCleaner
If MalwareBytes antimalware cannot delete this browser hijacker, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal utility for browser hijackers, ‘ad supported’ software, potentially unwanted applications and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
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Once the download is done, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. Once the tool is launched, you will see a screen as shown on the screen below.
Further, click “Scan” button for scanning your system for the Search.mysearch.com browser hijacker and browser’s malicious extensions. When it has finished scanning your system, it will open a scan report like below.
Review the report and then press “Clean” button. It will show a dialog box as shown in the figure below.
You need to click “OK”. Once the cleaning procedure is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your PC system. When your machine is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Stop Search.mysearch.com and other unwanted web-pages
Running an ad blocking application such as AdGuard is an effective way to alleviate the risks. Additionally, ad blocking software will also protect you from dangerous advertisements and web-sites, and, of course, block redirection chain to Search.mysearch.com and simular web-pages.
Installing the AdGuard ad-blocker program is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard from the following link.
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Once downloading is complete, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick guide as on the image below.
Click “Skip” button to close the indows and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you launch your personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop ads, web pages such Search.mysearch.com, as well as other harmful or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
Where the Search.mysearch.com hijacker comes from
Browser hijacker is usually come bundled with free programs and install themselves, with or without your knowledge, on your computer. This happens especially when you’re installing a free applications. The program installation package tricks you into accepting the install of third party applications, which you do not really want. Moreover, some paid software can also install third-party software that you don’t want! Therefore, always download free software and paid software from reputable download pages. Use ONLY custom or manual install mode and never blindly click Next button.
Now your PC system should be free of the Search.mysearch.com startpage. Uninstall AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-ups and annoying harmful pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your computer 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, harmful applications and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove Search.mysearch.com homepage from your browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.