If you have ever found your internet browser start page inexplicably changing to Mystarting123.com web site, or notice that the default search provider in your browser has replaced, then you could say that your computer has been a victim of the browser hijacker. The creators of hijacker do so in order to make money via Google, Yahoo or Bing search provider. Thus, in order to force you to use Mystarting123.com search services as often as possible the hijacker may alter your web browsers settings such as homepage, new tab page and default search provider.
Most often, the Mystarting123.com browser hijacker infection affects most common web browsers such as Firefox, Google Chrome, IE and Microsoft Edge. But such browser hijacker infections as well can infect other web browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding ‘http://mystarting123.com/’ into Target field of web browser’s shortcut). So every time you start the internet browser, it will show Mystarting123.com web site. Even if you setup your startpage again, the intrusive Mystarting123.com site will be the first thing that you see when you launch the web browser.
Table of contents
- What is Mystarting123.com
- Remove Mystarting123.com redirect
- How to delete Mystarting123.com startpage without any software
- Remove Mystarting123.com related software through the Control Panel of your personal computer
- Disinfect the internet browser’s shortcuts to delete Mystarting123.com redirect
- Remove Mystarting123.com redirect from Mozilla Firefox
- Delete Mystarting123.com homepage from Internet Explorer
- Remove Mystarting123.com from Google Chrome
- Mystarting123.com home page automatic removal
- How to delete Mystarting123.com startpage without any software
- Block Mystarting123.com and other undesired web-pages
- How can you prevent your system from the attack of Mystarting123.com hijacker
- To sum up
Besides the fact that Mystarting123.com browser hijacker infection modifies your startpage, this intrusive web page may 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 sites 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 Web, is an unpleasant moment. Moreover, the Mystarting123.com browser hijacker infection can gather personal information about you, and in the future to transfer it to third parties. What creates the risk of theft of your personal data.
The Mystarting123.com hijacker is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, changes settings of internet browsers, and blocks them from changing. Also this browser hijacker infection may install additional internet browser addons, extensions and modules that will show ads and popups. And finally, the Mystarting123.com hijacker infection may gather lots of user information such as what web pages you’re opening, what you are looking for the World Wide Web and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties.
Therefore it is very important to free your computer of browser hijacker ASAP. Follow the step-by-step instructions below to delete Mystarting123.com homepage, as well as other malicious software and adware, which can be installed onto your machine along with it.
Remove Mystarting123.com redirect
As with uninstalling ad supported software, malware or potentially unwanted applications, there are few steps you can do. We recommend trying them all. If you do only one part of the guide, then it should be use malware removal tool, because it should get rid of browser hijacker and block any further infection. But to completely delete the Mystarting123.com you’ll have to at least reset your browser settings such as start page, new tab page and default search engine to default state, disinfect machine’s browsers shortcuts, remove all unwanted and suspicious software, and remove browser hijacker by malicious software removal utilities. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your web-browser or reboot your system.
How to remove Mystarting123.com without any software
Most common browser hijackers may be removed without any antivirus applications. The manual hijacker removal is blog post step by step tutorial that will teach you how to remove the Mystarting123.com start page.
Remove Mystarting123.com related software through the Control Panel of your personal computer
The best way to start the machine cleanup is to delete unknown and suspicious programs. Using the MS Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded applications can clean up the Chrome, FF, Edge and IE from ads hijackers and so on.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category like below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown in the figure below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of software installed on your computer. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the appearance of popups and browser redirect to the intrusive Mystarting123.com page. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of dangerous programs by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it, after that click ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Once the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as shown below.
You will see a list of programs installed on your system. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the software that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of pop-ups and web-browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the program which you need to remove is found, simply click on its name, and then press ‘Uninstall’ as shown on the screen below.
Disinfect the internet browser’s shortcuts to delete Mystarting123.com redirect
When the browser hijacker is started, it can also modify the internet browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you launch the web-browser, it will open an intrusive site.
Right click on the shortcut of infected web browser as shown on the image below.
Select the “Properties” option and it will show a shortcut’s properties. Next, press the “Shortcut” tab and then delete the “http://mystarting123.com/” string from Target field as shown on the image below.
Then click OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all web browsers which are redirected to the Mystarting123.com intrusive web-page.
Remove Mystarting123.com redirect from Mozilla Firefox
Resetting your Firefox is basic troubleshooting step for any issues with your web-browser program, including the redirect to Mystarting123.com web-page.
Launch the Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web-browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will open the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you are unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as on the image below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The Firefox will start a process to fix your problems that caused by the Mystarting123.com browser hijacker. Once, it is done, click the “Finish” button.
Delete Mystarting123.com home page from Internet Explorer
First, start the Microsoft Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window like below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your machine for the changes to take effect.
Remove Mystarting123.com from Google Chrome
Like other modern internet browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby restore the newtab, startpage and search engine by default that have been changed by the Mystarting123.com browser hijacker infection.
First open the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the main menu. Further, press the option named “Settings”. Another way to display the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the browser adress bar and press Enter.
The web-browser will show 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 screen below and press the “Reset settings” button.
The Chrome will open the confirmation prompt. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The web-browser will start the process of cleaning. Once it’s done, the browser’s settings including start page, new tab page and default search provider back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your computer.
Mystarting123.com startpage automatic removal
The hijacker infection can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and remove completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the hijacker infection again infect your system and alter settings of web-browsers to Mystarting123.com. Moreover, I want to note that it is not always safe to remove hijacker manually, if you don’t have much experience in setting up and configuring the Microsoft Windows operating system. The best method to detect and remove browser hijackers is to run free malware removal applications.
Use Zemana Anti-malware to remove browser hijacker
We suggest using the Zemana Anti-malware which are completely clean your machine of the hijacker infection. The utility is an advanced malicious software removal program designed by (c) Zemana lab. It’s able to help you delete PUPs, hijackers, ‘ad supported’ software, malware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your machine for free.
- Please download Zemana anti-malware to your desktop by clicking on the following link.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: April 20, 2017
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your internet browser will open the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- When downloading is done, please close all applications and open windows on your computer. Next, launch a file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- This will open the “Setup wizard” of Zemana anti-malware onto your system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the antimalware will start and show the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan” button to begin scanning your computer for the hijacker infection and web browser’s malicious extensions. While the program is scanning, you can see count of objects it has identified as threat.
- When it has finished scanning your computer, you’ll be displayed the list of all found items on your personal computer.
- Next, you need to press the “Next” button to start cleaning your system. Once the task is complete, you may be prompted to restart the computer.
- Close the Zemana Anti-Malware and continue with the next step.
How to remove Mystarting123.com with Malwarebytes
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to find and get rid of Mystarting123.com from your machine. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats exist on the machine.
- Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop by clicking on the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: May 12, 2017
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your web browser will display the “Save as” dialog box. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- After the download is done, please close all software and open windows on your PC. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will start the “Setup wizard” of Malwarebytes onto your PC. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the Malwarebytes will start and show the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan Now” button for scanning your computer for the browser hijacker infection and other malicious software and adware. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the tool is scanning, you can see how many objects and files has already scanned.
- Once the scanning is complete, you can check all items found on your PC.
- Next, you need to press the “Quarantine Selected” button to begin cleaning your PC. Once the procedure is done, you may be prompted to restart the personal computer.
- Close the Anti-Malware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
Run AdwCleaner to delete Mystarting123.com from the personal computer
AdwCleaner is a free portable application that scans your system for ad supported software, potentially unwanted programs and hijacker infections such as Mystarting123.com and helps remove them easily. Moreover, it’ll also allow you delete any harmful web browser extensions and add-ons.
Download AdwCleaner utility from the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Category: Security tools
Update: July 19, 2017
Once the downloading process is done, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will start the AdwCleaner utility and you will see a screen like below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to show the program, press Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Scan” to perform a system scan for the Mystarting123.com browser hijacker infection and other malicious software and ‘ad supported’ software. This process can take some time, so please be patient. When a threat is found, the count of the security threats will change accordingly.
When the system scan is done is complete, it’ll open you the results as shown below.
Review the scan results and then click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt. Click “OK” to begin the cleaning process. Once the clean-up is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your machine. After restart, the AdwCleaner will open the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
Block Mystarting123.com and other undesired web-pages
We suggest to install an adblocker program which can stop Mystarting123.com and other annoying sites. The ad blocker utility such as AdGuard is a program which basically removes advertising from the Web and blocks access to malicious web pages. Moreover, security experts says that using ad blocker software is necessary to stay safe when surfing the World Wide Web.
Installing the AdGuard ad blocker program is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: May 10, 2017
After downloading is finished, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown 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 tutorial as shown in the figure below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick guide that will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you run your computer, AdGuard will run automatically and stop ads, pages such Mystarting123.com, as well as other malicious or misleading web-sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
How can you prevent your system from the attack of Mystarting123.com hijacker
To sum up
Now your personal computer should be free of the Mystarting123.com homepage. Delete AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-up advertisements and undesired dangerous web-sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your personal computer for new browser hijackers, malware and ad supported software). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to delete Mystarting123.com home page from the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, IE and Microsoft Edge, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.