The Mysearchengine.ru is a new hijacker from the big family of web-browser hijackers that affects browsers and modifies its settings such as home page, newtab page and search provider by default. It is currently very active spreading on the World Wide Web. Many users have problems with cleaning a PC from Mysearchengine.ru homepage and restoring the Chrome, Firefox, IE and MS Edge settings.
Most often, the Mysearchengine.ru browser hijacker affects the most common internet browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge. But such browser hijacker infections as well may infect another browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding ‘http://mysearchengine.ru/’ into Target field of a web-browser’s shortcut). So every time you open the browser, it will display Mysearchengine.ru . Even if you setup your startpage again, it is still the first thing you see when you start the web-browser will be the annoying Mysearchengine.ru web-page.
In addition, the Mysearchengine.ru browser hijacker can also change the search engine selected in the browser. When you try to search on the infected browser, you will be presented with a fake search results, consisting of advertisements and Google (or Yahoo, or Bing) search results for your query. Among these search results can occur very dangerous links that lead to malicious and misleading sites.
We suggest you to remove Mysearchengine.ru search and clean your computer as quickly as possible, until the presence of the infection has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the step-by-step instructions that will allow you to completely delete Mysearchengine.ru , using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How to Mysearchengine.ru hijacker get installed onto PC system
Most often, the freeware installer includes the optional potentially unwanted applications such as this hijacker infection. So, be very careful when you agree to install anything. The best way – is to choose a Custom, Advanced or Manual installation mode. Here disable (uncheck) all optional software in which you are unsure or that causes even a slightest suspicion. The main thing you should remember, you do not need to install the optional software which you do not trust! The only thing I want to add. Once the free programs is installed, if you uninstall this software, the homepage, new tab page and search engine by default of your favorite internet browser will not be restored. This must be done by yourself. Just follow the instructions below.
How to manually remove Mysearchengine.ru
This few simple steps will help you remove Mysearchengine.ru startpage. These Mysearchengine.ru removal steps work for the Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome 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 computer. So, bookmark or print it for later reference.
- Remove Mysearchengine.ru associated software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to uninstall Mysearchengine.ru homepage
- Get rid of Mysearchengine.ru from Google Chrome
- Remove Mysearchengine.ru startpage from FF
- Remove Mysearchengine.ru search from IE
Remove Mysearchengine.ru associated software by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you start the personal computer cleaning process by checking the list of installed programs and remove all unknown or suspicious applications. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious software such as adware and browser hijackers may be bundled with free software. Uninstall the unwanted software may remove the annoying advertising banners or browser redirect to unknown or unwanted web sites.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Click “Uninstall a program” It will open a list of all programs. Scroll through the all list, and remove any suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort applications by date in the Control panel.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to uninstall Mysearchengine.ru new tab
During the installation, this hijacker may also change the browser’s shortcuts, adding “http://mysearchengine.ru/” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you start the internet browser, it will show this annoying site.
To clear the internet 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 “http://mysearchengine.ru/” that has been added here. You need to remove it. When the text is removed, press the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web-browsers, as they may be infected too.
Get rid of Mysearchengine.ru from Google Chrome
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. 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, as shown below and click on the Reset settings button. Confirm your action, click on the Reset button.
Remove Mysearchengine.ru startpage from FF
Open the Firefox menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. Click on the Help button (). In the Help menu click on the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button. Confirm your action. Click on the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove Mysearchengine.ru search from IE
To restore the homepage, search engine by default you need to reset the Internet Explorer’s settings to the state, they were when the Windows OS was first installed on your PC.
Launch the Microsoft Internet Explorer. Open the Tools menu (click ‘gear’ icon ). It opens the drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then click the “Internet Options”. In the “Internet Options” dialog screen, you need to click on the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The IE will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Click on the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next press the “Reset” button. Once the task is done, click “Close” button, then close the Internet Explorer. Restart your system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to back your browser’s homepage, new tab page and search engine by default to default state.
Remove Mysearchengine.ru with MalwareBytes Anti-malware.
Remove Mysearchengine.ru browser hijacker manually is difficult and often infection is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the MalwareBytes Anti-malware Free that are completely clean your PC. Moreover, the free software will help you to remove adware and toolbars that your computer may be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes Anti-malware (MBAM) from the link below.
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Update: March 20, 2018
Once downloaded, close all programs and windows on your PC system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that named mbam-setup like below.
When the installation begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install MalwareBytes Anti-malware on your PC system.
Once installation is complete, you will see window similar to the one below.
Now click on the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your computer for the browser hijacker infection that cause a redirect to Mysearchengine.ru. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.
When the scan is finished, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Remove Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Anti-malware will start to remove Mysearchengine.ru browser hijacker infection related files, folders, registry keys. Once disinfection is completed, you may be prompted to Restart.
Block Mysearchengine.ru and other similar malicious sites
To increase your security and protect your PC against new unwanted ads and malicious web-sites, you need to use an application that blocks access to dangerous advertising and pages. Moreover, the software can block the open of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web-sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program using the following link.
Author: © Adguard
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Update: November 7, 2017
After the download is complete, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown below.
Follow the prompts. After installation is complete, you will see a window as shown in the figure below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that 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 start your PC system, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop-up ads, pages such Mysearchengine.ru, as well as other malicious or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
If the problem with Mysearchengine.ru is still remained
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot remove this browser hijacker, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for browser hijackers, adware, PUPs, toolbars. Also you can ask for help our Myantispyware team below.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below. AdwCleaner download
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Update: July 4, 2018
- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is started, press “Scan” button to perform a system scan for Mysearchengine.ru.
- Once AdwCleaner has finished, it will open a scan report. Review the report and then click “Cleaning” button. It will display a prompt. Click “OK”.
How to ask for help the Myantispyware team
If you are seeking a help for Mysearchengine.ru removal then follow these steps.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop. HijackThis download
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Update: November 7, 2015
- Double-click on the HijackThis icon, and click the button labeled “Do a system scan only”.
- Once the scan is complete, the scan button will read “Save log”, click it. Save this log to your desktop
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately.
- Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with Mysearchengine.ru removal.
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