Every time, when you browse the World Wide Web with your browser the Mysearches.ga ads keeps annoying you? This might be a sign that your personal computer is infected with ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) that can end up on your computer in various ways. Most commonly is when you download and install free applications and forget to uncheck the box for the additional programs installation. Do not panic because we’ve got the solution. Here’s a guide on how to get rid of undesired Mysearches.ga ads from the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge and other browsers.
While your personal computer is infected with the ‘ad supported’ software, the FF, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge may be rerouted to Mysearches.ga undesired web-page. Of course, the adware may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may show lots of annoying advertisements. These advertisements will be injected within the content of sites that are you opening in your web-browser and can be varied: pop-up ads, in-text ads, different sized banners, offers to install an questionable software. The ads will appear on all sites, including pages where previously you have never seen any ads.
The adware can change the settings of the Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer, but often that a harmful software like this can also infect all types of browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time open the internet browser to see the undesired Mysearches.ga web page.
We advise to delete the adware that causes internet browsers to open annoying Mysearches.ga ads, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources which may load other malicious software on your PC.
How to remove Mysearches.ga redirect
We can help you delete Mysearches.ga from your web-browsers, without the need to take your PC to a professional. Simply follow the removal tutorial below if you currently have the undesired adware on your PC system and want to remove it. If you have any difficulty while trying to get rid of the adware which cause undesired Mysearches.ga pop up advertisements to appear, feel free to ask for our help in the comment section below. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to exit your web-browser or restart your PC system.
How to manually delete Mysearches.ga
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to delete the Mysearches.ga redirect from the Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer web browsers.
Delete potentially unwanted applications using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
Some PUPs, browser hijacking applications and ad supported software can be deleted by uninstalling the freeware they came with. If this way does not succeed, then looking them up in the list of installed programs in Windows Control Panel. Use the “Uninstall” command in order to delete them.
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Windows XP, Vista, 7
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 programs. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort programs by date in the Control panel.
Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the ad supported software can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you launch your PC system, it will open Mysearches.ga unwanted site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all malicious tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This displays a prompt that titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown in the following example.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your system. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then remove this malicious task. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the ‘ad-supported’ application, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to remove, then click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as displayed in the following example.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by unwanted programs. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Disinfect the web-browser’s shortcuts to remove Mysearches.ga redirect
Now you need to clean up the browser shortcuts. Check that the shortcut referring to the right exe-file of the browser, and not on any unknown file.
Open the properties of the web-browser shortcut. Right click on the shortcut of infected browser and choose the “Properties” option and it’ll open the properties of the shortcut. Next, choose the “Shortcut” tab and have a look at the Target field as displayed in the following example.
Normally, if the last word in the Target field is chrome.exe, iexplore.exe, firefox.exe. Be sure to pay attention to the extension, should be “exe”! All shortcuts which have been modified by ad supported software like Mysearches.ga usually point to .bat, .cmd or .url files instead of .exe as displayed in the figure below
Another variant, an address has been added at the end of the line. In this case the Target field looks such as …Application\chrome.exe” http://site.address as on the image below.
In order to fix a shortcut, you need to insert right path to the Target field or remove an address (if it has been added at the end). You can use the following information to fix your shortcuts which have been altered by adware.
|Chrome||C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe|
|Mozilla Firefox||C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe|
|Internet Explorer||C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe|
|C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe|
|Opera||C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\launcher.exe|
Once is finished, click OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all browsers that are redirected to the Mysearches.ga undesired web-site.
Remove Mysearches.ga from FF by resetting internet browser settings
If your Mozilla Firefox browser is re-directed to Mysearches.ga without your permission or an unknown search provider shows results for your search, then it may be time to perform the browser reset.
First, start the Mozilla Firefox. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as shown in the following example.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove Mysearches.ga pop-up advertisements from Microsoft Internet Explorer
By resetting IE internet browser you revert back your internet browser settings to its default state. This is first when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by ad supported software that causes internet browsers to display intrusive Mysearches.ga ads.
First, launch the Microsoft Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will show the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as displayed on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown in the following example. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
Remove Mysearches.ga advertisements from Chrome
Like other modern browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby restore the browser’s settings such as home page, new tab and default search provider that have been modified by the adware that causes multiple annoying pop ups.
- First, start the Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, press “Show advanced settings” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will open the reset settings prompt as shown on the screen above.
- Confirm the internet browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
How to automatically delete Mysearches.ga pop-ups
In order to completely remove Mysearches.ga, you not only need to delete adware from your machine, but also remove all its components in your PC including Windows registry entries. We suggest to download and run free removal tools to automatically free your system of adware that causes undesired Mysearches.ga pop-up ads.
How to remove Mysearches.ga pop-up advertisements with Zemana Anti-malware
You can remove Mysearches.ga redirect automatically with a help of Zemana Anti-malware. We recommend this malware removal utility because it can easily delete hijackers, PUPs, ‘ad supported’ software which redirects your web browser to Mysearches.ga web-site with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
- Please download Zemana Free by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Windows desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your web browser will show the “Save as” dialog box. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- Once the downloading process is complete, please close all applications and open windows on your machine. Next, launch a file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- This will run the “Setup wizard” of Zemana Free onto your PC system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the Zemana will run and show the main window.
- Further, press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the ad supported software that cause unwanted Mysearches.ga ads to appear. Depending on your PC system, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. When a malicious software, ad supported software or potentially unwanted software are detected, the count of the security threats will change accordingly.
- After the checking is finished, a list of all items detected is produced.
- Next, you need to click the “Next” button. The tool will remove adware that causes multiple annoying pop up ads. When that process is finished, you may be prompted to restart the computer.
- Close the Zemana and continue with the next step.
Automatically get rid of Mysearches.ga redirect with Malwarebytes
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to find adware and thereby remove Mysearches.ga pop ups from your internet browsers. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically check and detect all threats exist on the PC system.
- Download MalwareBytes from the following link. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop.
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Update: March 20, 2018
- When downloading is done, close all software and windows on your machine. Open a folder in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, press Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is complete, press the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) tool will begin scanning the whole computer to find out adware that developed to reroute your web browser to various ad web pages like Mysearches.ga. Depending on your PC, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. When a malware, adware or potentially unwanted software are detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished.
- Once finished, the results are displayed in the scan report. All detected items will be marked. You can remove them all by simply press “Quarantine Selected”. Once that process is finished, you can be prompted to reboot your personal computer.
The following video offers a guide on how to remove browser hijackers, adware and other malware with MalwareBytes Free.
Scan and clean your machine of ‘ad supported’ software with AdwCleaner
If MalwareBytes anti-malware or Zemana Anti Malware cannot remove this adware, then we suggests to run the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for hijackers, PUPs, toolbars and adware which causes unwanted Mysearches.ga popup ads.
Download AdwCleaner tool from the following link. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: September 24, 2018
When the download is finished, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will start the AdwCleaner utility and you will see a screen as shown in the following example. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to run the program, click Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Scan” for checking your PC for the ad supported software which made to reroute your web-browser to various ad web pages like Mysearches.ga. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC system. While the AdwCleaner utility is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified as being infected by malware.
Once the system scan is finished, AdwCleaner will show a list of all items detected by the scan as displayed below.
Review the results once the utility has complete the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply press “Clean” button. It will display a prompt. Click “OK” button. The AdwCleaner will get rid of ad-supported software that made to redirect your internet browser to various ad pages such as Mysearches.ga and add items to the Quarantine. After that process is finished, the utility may ask you to reboot your machine. After restart, the AdwCleaner will show the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
Run AdBlocker to stop Mysearches.ga and stay safe online
It’s also critical to protect your internet browsers from malicious web sites and advertisements by using an ad blocking application such as AdGuard. Security experts says that it will greatly reduce the risk of malicious software, and potentially save lots of money. Additionally, the AdGuard may also protect your privacy by blocking almost all trackers.
Installing the AdGuard ad blocker program is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard from the following link and save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
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Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
When the download is finished, double-click the downloaded file to run 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 window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick guidance which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your PC, AdGuard will start automatically and block popup advertisements, pages such Mysearches.ga, as well as other harmful 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 AdGuard icon, which is located on your desktop.
How can you prevent the Mysearches.ga pop-up advertisements
Usually, ‘ad supported’ software gets into your personal computer as part of a bundle with free software, sharing files and other unsafe applications which you downloaded from the Internet. The developers of this ad supported software pays software makers for distributing adware within their applications. So, additional software is often included as part of the installer. In order to avoid the install of any adware that causes undesired Mysearches.ga pop up ads: select only Manual, Custom or Advanced installation method and uncheck all optional applications in which you are unsure.
Now your PC system should be free of the adware that redirects your web-browser to unwanted Mysearches.ga site. Uninstall AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted popup ads and annoying malicious web-pages) and Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) (to periodically scan your PC 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 ad supported softwares, malicious programs and ‘ad supported’ software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove Mysearches.ga pop-up ads from your web-browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.