Probably you are one of those people, who are facing Mysearches.info and its harmful changes to web browser settings, may think that there is something wrong with your computer. The constant home page and search engine redirects may cause the difficulty of browsing the World Wide Web. Your attempts to return your favorite browser’s start page, new tab page and search provider by default are mostly in vain because returning the FF, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge settings to default states becomes impossible unless you fully remove Mysearches.info browser hijacker from your system.
In addition, the Mysearches.info browser hijacker can also alter the search engine selected in the internet browser. When you try to search on the infected internet 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 web-pages.
The Mysearches.info browser hijacker infection is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, may impose certain undesired changes to settings of installed browsers, and blocks them from modifying. Also this browser hijacker infection may install additional web browser addons and modules that will show advertisements and popups. And finally, the Mysearches.info browser hijacker can collect lots of user information such as what web-pages you’re opening, what you are looking for the Net and so on. This information, in the future, can be used for marketing purposes.
In addition to that, as was mentioned earlier, certain browser hijackers like Mysearches.info to also change all internet browsers shortcuts which located on your Desktop or Start menu. So, every infected shortcut will try to redirect your web-browser to intrusive web-sites, some of which might be harmful. It can make the whole system more vulnerable to hacker attacks.
So, it’s very important to free your personal computer of hijacker as soon as possible. The tutorial, which is shown below, will help you to remove Mysearches.info from the Google Chrome, FF, IE and Edge and other browsers.
How to remove Mysearches.info from computer
As with removing adware, malicious software or potentially unwanted programs, there are few steps you may do. We suggest trying them all. If you do only one part of the guide, then it should be use malicious software removal utility, because it should get rid of hijacker and block any further infection. But to completely get rid of the Mysearches.info you will have to at least reset your web-browser settings such as startpage, newtab and default search provider to default state, disinfect browsers shortcuts, delete all unwanted and suspicious applications, and delete hijacker with malware removal tools. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to exit your internet browser or restart your computer.
How to remove Mysearches.info redirect without any software
Steps to remove Mysearches.info browser hijacker without any applications are presented below. Be sure to carry out the step-by-step instructions completely to fully remove this unwanted Mysearches.info start page.
Remove potentially unwanted software using MS Windows Control Panel
Check out the MS Windows Control Panel (Programs and Features section) to see all installed programs. We suggest to click on the “Date Installed” in order to sort the list of software by the date you installed them. If you see any unknown and suspicious programs, they are the ones you need to remove.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Windows logo, and then press Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as shown on the image below.
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category like below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and select the ‘Control Panel’ at right as shown on the image below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 7 or Vista) as shown in the figure below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed applications and delete all applications which has the name like “Mysearches.info”. We recommend to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed programs by date. After you have found anything suspicious that may be the hijacker infection, adware or PUPs, then select this program and click ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious program blocked from removal, then run Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully remove it from your computer.
Remove Mysearches.info start page from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the hijacker infection, malicious and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to restore the internet browser’s home page, new tab and search provider by default that have been replaced by Mysearches.info browser hijacker.
- First, run the Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Chrome main menu, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “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 display the reset settings dialog box as on the image above.
- Confirm the web browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove Mysearches.info search from Internet Explorer
If you find that Microsoft Internet Explorer internet browser settings like newtab, homepage and search engine by default having been hijacked, then you may restore your settings, via the reset browser procedure.
First, run the Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as displayed below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The IE will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown in the figure below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your personal computer for the changes to take effect.
Remove Mysearches.info from Firefox by resetting browser settings
First, start the 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 click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed on the image below.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Fix web-browser shortcuts, altered by Mysearches.info browser hijacker
Important to know, most antimalware applications that are able to remove hijacker, but unable to detect and recover modified shortcuts. So, you need to fix the desktop shortcuts for your Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge web-browsers manually.
Right click on the shortcut of infected web browser as displayed in the figure below.
Select the “Properties” option and it’ll show a shortcut’s properties. Next, click the “Shortcut” tab and then delete the “http://site.address” string from Target field as displayed below.
Then press OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all web-browsers which are re-directed to the Mysearches.info unwanted web page.
Use free malware removal utilities to completely delete Mysearches.info redirect
There are not many good free antimalware applications with high detection ratio. The effectiveness of malware removal tools depends on various factors, mostly on how often their virus/malware signatures DB are updated in order to effectively detect modern malware, adware, browser hijackers and other PUPs. We suggest to run several applications, not just one. These programs that listed below will help you delete all components of the browser hijacker from your disk and Windows registry and thereby get rid of Mysearches.info startpage.
Automatically remove Mysearches.info search with Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM)
You can delete Mysearches.info search automatically with a help of Zemana Free. We recommend this malware removal utility because it can easily remove hijackers, PUPs, ad-supported software and toolbars with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
- Download Zemana AntiMalware from the link below. Save it on your MS Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: April 20, 2017
- When the downloading process is complete, close all software and windows on your PC. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- Further, press Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is finished, click the “Scan” button . Zemana Free utility will begin scanning the whole computer to find out hijacker which alters browser settings to replace your newtab page, home page and search engine by default with Mysearches.info page. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your personal computer and the speed of your computer. While the Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) application is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
- Once Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) has completed scanning your PC, Zemana AntiMalware will display a list of all items found by the scan. Next, you need to click “Next”. After the process is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your system.
Use Malwarebytes to remove browser hijacker infection
You can remove Mysearches.info start page automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We suggest this free malware removal tool because it can easily remove hijacker infections, adware, PUPs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download MalwareBytes Free on your system by clicking on the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
After the downloading process is finished, close all software and windows on your computer. Double-click the set up file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install MalwareBytes Free on your PC system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is done successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as on the image below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to begin scanning your personal computer for the browser hijacker which cause Mysearches.info web-page to appear. While the MalwareBytes Free program is scanning, you may see number of objects it has identified as threat.
When the scanning is finished, you will be displayed the list of all detected items on your PC. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) will start to remove hijacker infection that redirects your browser to unwanted Mysearches.info web-page. After finished, you may be prompted to reboot the personal computer.
We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) to remove adware, hijacker infection and other malware.
Use AdwCleaner to get rid of Mysearches.info from the PC system
The AdwCleaner utility is free and easy to use. It can scan and delete browser hijacker that causes web browsers to open annoying Mysearches.info web page, malicious software, potentially unwanted applications and ad-supported software from computer (MS Windows 10, 8, 7, XP) and thereby restore browsers default settings (start page, new tab and search provider by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and remove malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the machine.
Download AdwCleaner from the following link and save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: February 8, 2018
After the downloading process is finished, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. After the tool is started, you will see a screen as shown on the image below.
Further, click “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the browser hijacker that redirects your browser to undesired Mysearches.info site. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC. After the scan get finished, AdwCleaner will show a list of all threats detected by the scan as shown below.
You may move threats to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply press “Clean” button. It will show a dialog box as shown on the screen below.
You need to click “OK”. After disinfection is done, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your system. When your PC is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Run AdBlocker to stop Mysearches.info and stay safe online
It is important to run adblocker programs like AdGuard to protect your machine from malicious web sites. Most security experts says that it’s okay to block advertisements. You should do so just to stay safe! And, of course, the AdGuard can to stop Mysearches.info and other unwanted web pages.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
When the download is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as displayed in the following example.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is finished, you will see a window as displayed below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation application 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 don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you start your system, AdGuard will run automatically and block popup ads, web sites such Mysearches.info, as well as other harmful 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 may be found on your desktop.
Why is my browser redirected to Mysearches.info?
After completing the instructions shown above, your computer should be free from hijacker that causes browsers to display undesired Mysearches.info web-page and other malicious software. The Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and MS Edge will no longer display annoying Mysearches.info startpage 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 in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.