Are you run your favorite web browser and don’t see usual startpage, which is set earlier? The MyMedia Search Plus is the first thing that pop up once you start your web browser? It means that your PC has been hijacked by nasty hijacker. If you get it on your PC system, this malware can alter certain web browser’s settings such as newtab page, home page and search provider by default. So, the MyMedia Search Plus can be opened when you create a new tab in your web-browser, or when you try to search for any information within the Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge, because the browser hijacker changes the web-browser’s search provider. It’s important, do not use this page and don’t click on advertisements placed on it, as they can lead you to a more harmful or misleading web pages. The best option is to use the few simple steps posted below to free your computer, remove the MyMedia Search Plus start page, and thereby restore your favorite homepage and search engine.
In addition, the MyMedia Search Plus hijacker can also modify the search engine selected in the web browser. When you try to search on the infected browser, you will be presented with search results, consisting of advertisements and Google (or Yahoo, or Bing) search results for your query. Among these search results can occur links that lead to unwanted and ad sites.
Table of contents
- What is MyMedia Search Plus
- Get rid of MyMedia Search Plus redirect
- How to delete MyMedia Search Plus redirect without any software
- Delete suspicious and potentially unwanted software using Windows Control Panel
- Clean up the web-browsers shortcuts that have been hijacked by MyMedia Search Plus
- Remove MyMedia Search Plus from Internet Explorer
- Remove MyMedia Search Plus from Mozilla Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
- Remove MyMedia Search Plus redirect from Chrome
- Use free malware removal tools to get rid of MyMedia Search Plus
- How to delete MyMedia Search Plus redirect without any software
- Block MyMedia Search Plus search and other annoying web-sites
- How did you get infected with MyMedia Search Plus browser hijacker
- Finish words
Often, the computer which has been infected with MyMedia Search Plus hijacker, will be also infected with adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) which shows a large amount of various advertisements. It can be pop-ups, text links in the web-sites, banners where they never had. What is more, the ad-supported software can replace the legitimate advertisements with malicious advertisements that will offer to download and install malicious software and unwanted applications or visit the various dangerous and misleading web-sites.
Thus, it’s clear that the presence of hijacker on your system is not desirable, and you need to clean up your machine as quickly as possible. Follow the step by step instructions below in order to delete MyMedia Search Plus annoying redirect.
Get rid of MyMedia Search Plus redirect
As with removing ad supported software, malicious software or potentially unwanted software, there are few steps you can do. We suggest trying them all. If you do only one part of the guide, then it should be use malicious software removal tool, because it should remove browser hijacker and block any further infection. But to completely remove the MyMedia Search Plus you will have to at least reset your internet browser settings like newtab, homepage and search engine by default to default state, disinfect machine’s browsers shortcuts, uninstall all unwanted and suspicious programs, and get rid of hijacker infection by malware removal utilities.
How to get rid of MyMedia Search Plus startpage without any software
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually get rid of MyMedia Search Plus from the Chrome, IE, Mozilla Firefox and Edge.
Delete suspicious and potentially unwanted software using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you start the PC cleaning process by checking the list of installed applications and remove all unknown or suspicious applications. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious applications such as ad supported software and browser hijackers may be bundled with free applications. Delete the unwanted programs can remove the annoying advertisements or internet browser redirect.
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Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all programs installed on your PC system. Scroll through the all list, and delete any suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort software by date in the Control panel.
Clean up the web-browsers shortcuts that have been hijacked by MyMedia Search Plus
Once installed, this hijacker may add an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF and MS Edge. Due to this, every time you launch the web browser, it will show the unwanted start page.
Right click to a desktop shortcut for your browser. Choose the “Properties” option. It will open the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The hijacker can change it. If you are seeing something similar “…exe http://site.address” then you need to remove “http…” and leave only, depending on the browser you are using:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
Look at the example as shown below.
Once is finished, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for browser shortcuts which redirects to an unwanted pages. When you have completed, go to next step.
Remove MyMedia Search Plus from Internet Explorer
To restore the start page, newtab page and default search provider you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your system.
First, run the IE, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will display the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web-browser, then press the “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The IE will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as shown below.
Once the process is done, click “Close” button. Close the Microsoft Internet Explorer and restart your system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s home page, new tab and default search provider to default state.
Remove MyMedia Search Plus from Mozilla Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
If your FF browser startpage has changed to MyMedia Search Plus without your permission or a an unknown search engine displays results for your search, then it may be time to perform the web browser reset.
First, start the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, press the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page press on “Refresh Firefox” button as shown in the figure below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove MyMedia Search Plus redirect from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to get rid of the browser hijacker, malicious and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to restore the internet browser’s homepage, newtab page and search provider by default that have been changed by MyMedia Search Plus browser hijacker.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, press 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 in the figure below and press the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Use free malware removal tools to get rid of MyMedia Search Plus
The hijacker may hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and delete completely. This can lead to the fact that after some time, the browser hijacker again infect your computer and modify settings of all your typical web-browsers to MyMedia Search Plus. Moreover, I want to note that it’s not always safe to remove browser hijacker manually, if you don’t have much experience in setting up and configuring the MS Windows operating system. The best method to detect and get rid of hijacker infections is to use free malware removal applications.
Automatically get rid of MyMedia Search Plus homepage with Malwarebytes
Manual MyMedia Search Plus removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the hijacker can be not completely removed. We recommend that use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your computer of browser hijacker infection. Moreover, the free program will help you to get rid of malware, PUPs, adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) and toolbars that your PC can be infected too.
Download Malwarebytes on your PC system by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Once the downloading process is finished, close all programs and windows on your personal computer. Double-click the set up file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown in the figure below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once install is finished successfully, press Finish button. Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the browser hijacker which reroutes your web browser to the MyMedia Search Plus annoying page. While the tool is checking, you can see number of objects and files has already scanned.
When it has finished scanning your computer, you will be shown the list of all detected threats on your computer. Make sure all entries have ‘checkmark’ and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will start removing MyMedia Search Plus hijacker infection and other security threats. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart the personal computer.
I recomend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes to remove browser hijacker and other malware.
Scan and clean your computer of hijacker with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free portable program that scans your PC system for adware, potentially unwanted programs and hijacker infections like MyMedia Search Plus and allows remove them easily. Moreover, it will also allow you remove any dangerous browser extensions and add-ons.
Download AdwCleaner tool by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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After downloading is complete, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will start the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen as on the image below. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to display the program, click Yes button to continue.
Next, press “Scan” to perform a system scan for the MyMedia Search Plus browser hijacker infection and web-browser’s malicious extensions. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. When a malicious software, adware or PUPs are detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
Once the system scan is done is finished, it’ll show a list of found threats as shown in the figure below.
In order to remove all threats, simply press “Clean” button. It will display a prompt. Click “OK” to start the cleaning process. Once the cleaning procedure is done, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your PC. After restart, the AdwCleaner will open the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
Block MyMedia Search Plus search and other annoying web-sites
By installing an ad blocking application such as AdbGuard, you are able to stop MyMedia Search Plus, autoplaying video ads and delete a ton of distracting and unwanted ads on web-sites.
- Download AdGuard application by clicking on the following link.
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- After downloading is complete, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- When the setup is done, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your PC, AdGuard will run automatically and stop pop up advertisements, web-sites such MyMedia Search Plus, as well as other dangerous or misleading sites. 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, which is located on your desktop.
How did you get infected with MyMedia Search Plus browser hijacker
Most often, the free applications installer includes the optional ad supported software or PUPs such as this hijacker. So, be very careful when you agree to install anything. The best way – is to choose a Custom, Advanced or Manual install mode. Here disable (uncheck) all third-party software in which you are unsure or that causes even a slightest suspicion. The main thing you should remember, you don’t need to install the additional 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 startpage, newtab and search engine by default of your favorite internet browser will not be restored. This must be done by yourself. Just follow the step-by-step instructions above.
Once you have done the instructions outlined above, your computer should be clean from malware and browser hijackers. The Google Chrome, FF, IE and Microsoft Edge will no longer open MyMedia Search Plus unwanted homepage on startup. Unfortunately, if the guide does not help you, then you have caught a new browser hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop.
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon. Next click “Do a system scan only” button.
- Once the scanning is done, the scan button will read “Save log”, click it. Save this log to your desktop.
- Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.
- 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 the annoying MyMedia Search Plus redirect.