The MyMacro is an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). It’s is made to make a revenue by displaying lots of unwanted popup advertisements or redirecting a web browser to various annoying sites. Once started, the MyMacro injects a small code within the content of sites that you visit. The harmful code may pop-up a new web-browser window with MyMacro ads or add a huge number of advertising links directly into the web-pages you’re viewing.
As well as redirects to unwanted ads, the MyMacro adware can gather your World Wide Web browsing activity by recording URLs visited, IP addresses, browser version and type, cookie information, Internet Service Provider (ISP) and web-pages visited. Such kind of behavior can lead to serious security problems or privacy data theft. This is another reason why the MyMacro that causes multiple unwanted advertisements and pop ups, is defined as potentially unwanted application (PUA).
Therefore it is very important to follow the guidance below ASAP. The steps will help you to remove adware as well as clean your machine from the MyMacro adware. What is more, the step by step guide below will allow you delete other harmful programs such as undesired toolbars and browser hijackers, that can be installed onto machine along with the adware.
In most cases adware requires more than a simple uninstall through the use of MS Windows Control panel in order to be fully removed. For that reason, our team made several removal methods that we have combined in a detailed guidance. Therefore, if you’ve the undesired MyMacro on your machine and are currently trying to have it removed then feel free to follow the step-by-step guidance below in order to resolve your problem. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to exit your web-browser or restart your PC system.
To remove MyMacro, follow the steps below:
- Get rid of MyMacro ad-supported software without any tools
- Scan your computer and get rid of MyMacro ‘ad supported’ software with free utilities
- Stop undesired ads
- How can you prevent your system from the attack of MyMacro ad-supported software
- Finish words
Get rid of MyMacro ad-supported software without any tools
Most common adware may be deleted without any antivirus applications. The manual removal is tutorial that will teach you how to get rid of the MyMacro adware.
Uninstall PUPs through the Microsoft Windows Control Panel
First method for manual adware removal is to go into the MS Windows “Control Panel”, then “Uninstall a program” console. Take a look at the list of software on your computer and see if there are any questionable and unknown software. If you see any, you need to uninstall them. Of course, before doing so, you can do an Net search to find details on the program. If it is a potentially unwanted program, ad-supported software or malware, you will likely find information that says so.
Press Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then click “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will show the Windows Control Panel as shown on the screen below.
Further, click “Uninstall a program”
It will open a list of all programs installed on your computer. Scroll through the all list, and delete any questionable and unknown apps.
Get rid of MyMacro from Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
Resetting your Mozilla Firefox is basic troubleshooting step for any issues with your internet browser program, including the redirect to MyMacro ads.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu like below.
A small menu will appear, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, press “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed in the following example.
Follow the onscreen procedure to return your Firefox web browser settings to its original state.
Delete MyMacro adware from IE
In order to restore all browser home page, search provider by default and new tab you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, that was when the Microsoft Windows was installed on your computer.
First, open the Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu, press the “Internet Options” as displayed below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as on the image below. 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 MyMacro adware from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the browser hijacker infections, malicious and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to restore the browser’s newtab, homepage and search engine by default that have been changed by MyMacro ad-supported software that causes unwanted advertisements.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the addon labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following steps: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Google Chrome main menu again, click to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as on the image below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Reset” button.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the adware can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you launch your machine, it will open MyMacro intrusive ads. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all malicious tasks which have been created by unwanted apps.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard at the same time. This displays a dialog box 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”, like below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please choose the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your machine. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then get rid of this harmful task. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to get rid of, then click on it with the right mouse button and choose Delete as displayed on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by the MyMacro ‘ad-supported’ application. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Scan your computer and get rid of MyMacro ‘ad supported’ software with free utilities
The easiest solution to remove MyMacro adware is to use an anti-malware application capable of detecting this MyMacro adware that redirects your internet browser to intrusive ad web pages. We recommend try Zemana Anti-malware or another free malicious software remover which listed below. It has excellent detection rate when it comes to adware, browser hijackers and other potentially unwanted programs.
How to automatically remove MyMacro ad supported software with Zemana Anti-malware
We recommend using the Zemana Anti-malware that are completely clean your machine of the adware. The tool is an advanced malicious software removal program designed by (c) Zemana lab. It’s able to help you get rid of PUPs, browser hijackers, malware, toolbars, ransomware and MyMacro that causes browsers to display annoying pop-up advertisements.
- Download Zemana from the following link. Save it to your Desktop.
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- Once the download is done, close all programs and windows on your PC system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- Further, press Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once install is finished, press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the MyMacro that causes intrusive pop-ups. 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. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is done.
- After the system scan is finished, Zemana Anti-Malware will open a list of all threats found by the scan. You may move threats to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply click “Next”. When finished, you can be prompted to restart your machine.
Scan and clean your personal computer of adware with Malwarebytes
You can get rid of MyMacro ‘ad supported’ software automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal utility because it can easily get rid of browser hijackers, ad supported software, potentially unwanted programs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download MalwareBytes on your personal computer by clicking on the following link.
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Once downloading is finished, close all windows on your PC system. Further, open the file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown in the following example, press the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install MalwareBytes Free on the PC system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then MalwareBytes Free will automatically start and you can see its main window like below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the MyMacro which created to reroute your web-browser to various ad sites. 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 MalwareBytes Free is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
Once the system scan is finished, you will be displayed the list of all detected threats on your personal computer. Review the report and then click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes will remove MyMacro adware that created to redirect your browser to various ad pages and add threats to the Quarantine. Once the process is complete, you can be prompted to reboot your PC system. We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes AntiMalware to remove browser hijackers, adware and other malware.
Scan and free your machine of ad supported software with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a portable tool which finds and removes undesired applications such as browser hijackers, adware, toolbars, other internet browser extensions and other malicious software. It scans your personal computer for MyMacro adware which causes intrusive pop-up advertisements and creates a list of threats marked for removal. AdwCleaner will only delete those unwanted software that you wish to be removed.
Visit the page linked below to download AdwCleaner. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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After the download is finished, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. Once the utility is started, you will see a screen as displayed in the following example.
Further, click “Scan” button . AdwCleaner utility will start scanning the whole PC system to find out MyMacro adware which designed to redirect your internet browser to various ad web sites. This process may take some time, so please be patient. When the system scan is finished, you’ll be displayed the list of all found items on your PC system as shown on the screen below.
In order to remove all threats, simply click “Clean” button. It will open a prompt as displayed below.
You need to click “OK”. After the clean up is complete, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your personal computer. When your system is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
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Run ad-blocking program like AdGuard in order to block ads, malvertisements, pop-ups and online trackers, avoid having to install harmful and adware browser plug-ins and add-ons that affect your computer performance and impact your machine security. Surf the World Wide Web anonymously and stay safe online!
Download AdGuard on your PC system by clicking on the following link.
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When the download is done, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the image below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is complete, you will see a window as shown in the following example.
You can press “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will assist 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 personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop popup ads,as well as other malicious or misleading web-pages. 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 can be found on your desktop.
How can you prevent your system from the attack of MyMacro ad-supported software
Most commonly, the adware is bundled within the setup packages from a free hosting and file sharing pages. So, install a freeware is a a good chance that you will find a bundled adware. If you don’t know how to avoid it, then use a simple trick. During the installation, select the Custom or Advanced install type. Next, click ‘Decline’ button and clear all checkboxes on offers that ask you to install bundled programs. Moreover, please carefully read Term of use and User agreement before installing any applications or otherwise you may end up with another unwanted application on your computer such as the MyMacro adware that causes multiple annoying advertisements and popups.
Now your PC system should be free of the MyMacro adware that causes web-browsers to open unwanted advertisements. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted popup ads and intrusive harmful web-pages) and Zemana Free (to periodically scan your system for new malware, browser hijackers and ‘ad supported’ software). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Microsoft Windows operating system. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new adwares, malicious applications and ‘ad supported’ software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of MyMacro ‘ad supported’ software from your web browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.