Are you seeing Search.searchmycl.com in the Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Edge every time you start the browser? This means that you’re a victim of undesired program that belongs to the browser hijacker category that imposes certain changes to certain settings of web browsers. Here, in this article below, you can found the useful guidance on How to get rid of Search.searchmycl.com from your web-browser for free.
While redirecting, your internet browser’s status bar may show the following messages: ‘Waiting for Search.searchmycl.com’, ‘Transferring data from Search.searchmycl.com’, ‘Looking up Search.searchmycl.com’, ‘Read Search.searchmycl.com’, ‘Connected to Search.searchmycl.com’.
As mentioned above, the Search.searchmycl.com hijacker infection also changes the web browser’s search provider. So, your web browser, when searching something, will show a hodgepodge of advertisements, links to unwanted and ad web-sites and search results from the big search providers such as Google or Bing. As a result, actual use of a web-browser’s search becomes uncomfortable. Moreover, it can also lead to slowing or even freeze your web-browser.
We strongly suggest that you perform the steps below which will help you to remove Search.searchmycl.com redirect using the standard features of Windows and some proven free applications.
Remove Search.searchmycl.com (Step-by-step removal guide)
Without a doubt, the browser hijacker is harmful to your system. So you need to quickly and completely get rid of this malware. To remove this browser hijacker infection, you can use the manual removal tutorial which are given below or free malware removal utility like Zemana Free, MalwareBytes Free or HitmanPro (all are free). We recommend you use automatic removal solution that will allow you to get rid of Search.searchmycl.com easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you are well versed in PC or in the case where hijacker is not removed automatically. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to exit your web-browser or reboot your PC.
To remove Search.searchmycl.com, complete the following steps:
- Delete Search.searchmycl.com search without any utilities
- How to remove Search.searchmycl.com search with free software
- Use AdBlocker to stop Search.searchmycl.com and stay safe online
- How does your system get infected with Search.searchmycl.com browser hijacker
- Finish words
Delete Search.searchmycl.com search without any utilities
To remove Search.searchmycl.com hijacker infection, ‘ad supported’ software and other unwanted software you can try to do so manually. Unfortunately some of the browser hijacker infections won’t show up in your program list, but some browser hijacker infections may. In this case, you may be able to remove it via the uninstall function of your MS Windows computer. You can do this by following the steps below.
Remove PUPs through the Windows Control Panel
Some of PUPs, ad-supported software and hijacker infection can be removed using the Add/Remove programs utility which is located in the Microsoft Windows Control Panel. So, if you are running any version of MS Windows and you have noticed an unwanted program, then first try to remove it through Add/Remove programs.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Next, press “Uninstall a program”
It will open a list of all applications installed on your computer. Scroll through the all list, and remove any suspicious and unknown apps. To quickly find the latest installed apps, we recommend sort applications by date in the Control panel.
Delete Search.searchmycl.com from Google Chrome
Run the Reset web-browser tool of the Google Chrome to reset all its settings such as search engine, start page and newtab to original defaults. This is a very useful tool to use, in the case of browser hijacks like Search.searchmycl.com.
- First, start the Google Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following steps: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, press the “Settings” menu.
- Next, press “Advanced” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset settings prompt as shown on the screen above.
- Confirm the web-browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove Search.searchmycl.com from Internet Explorer
First, launch the 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 below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The IE will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown on the screen below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your PC for the changes to take effect.
Remove Search.searchmycl.com home page from Mozilla Firefox
If Firefox start page or search engine are hijacked by the Search.searchmycl.com, your web browser displays intrusive popup ads, then ‘Reset Mozilla Firefox’ could solve these problems. It’ll save your personal information like saved passwords, bookmarks, auto-fill data and open tabs.
Launch the Mozilla Firefox and press the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the internet browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will display the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you’re 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 displayed in the following example.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation prompt. The Mozilla Firefox will start a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the browser hijacker that made to redirect your internet browser to the Search.searchmycl.com web page. Once, it’s done, press the “Finish” button.
How to remove Search.searchmycl.com search with free software
Many antivirus companies have designed apps that help detect and get rid of browser hijacker, and thereby restore all your typical internet browsers settings. Below is a a few of the free programs you may want to run. Your PC may have lots of PUPs, adware and hijackers installed at the same time, so we advise, if any unwanted or malicious application returns after rebooting the machine, then boot your system into Safe Mode and use the antimalware utility once again.
Automatically delete Search.searchmycl.com with Zemana Anti Malware
We suggest using the Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) which are completely clean your computer of the hijacker infection. The tool is an advanced malware removal application designed by (c) Zemana lab. It is able to help you remove PUPs, hijacker infections, ‘ad supported’ software, malicious software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your system for free.
Now you can install and run Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) to remove Search.searchmycl.com redirect from your browser by following the steps below:
Please go to the link below to download Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) setup file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your machine. Save it on your Windows desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: February 14, 2019
Run the installer after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to install this utility on your computer.
During setup you can change certain settings, but we recommend you don’t make any changes to default settings.
When setup is finished, this malicious software removal tool will automatically launch and update itself. You will see its main window as displayed in the following example.
Now press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the browser hijacker that responsible for browser reroute to the annoying Search.searchmycl.com webpage. This process can take some time, so please be patient. When a threat is found, the count of the security threats will change accordingly.
After the checking is finished, Zemana will open you the results. Once you have selected what you want to remove from your personal computer click “Next” button.
The Zemana AntiMalware will start to remove hijacker that responsible for web browser redirect to the unwanted Search.searchmycl.com page. After the procedure is complete, you can be prompted to reboot your computer to make the change take effect.
Scan your PC system and remove Search.searchmycl.com home page with Hitman Pro
Hitman Pro is a free program that made to delete malicious software, PUPs, ad-supported software and hijackers from your personal computer running Windows 10, 8, 7, XP (32-bit and 64-bit). It will help to identify and delete hijacker responsible for redirects to Search.searchmycl.com, including its files, folders and registry keys.
- Download HitmanPro on your computer from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
- When the download is done, launch the Hitman Pro, double-click the HitmanPro.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the HitmanPro window, click the “Next” to start checking your computer for the hijacker responsible for redirecting user searches to Search.searchmycl.com. This process may take some time, so please be patient. During the scan Hitman Pro will detect threats exist on your computer.
- Once that process is finished, the results are displayed in the scan report. You may get rid of items (move to Quarantine) by simply press “Next”. Now, click the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to get rid of all malware found.
Scan and free your computer of browser hijacker infection with Malwarebytes
Delete Search.searchmycl.com hijacker manually is difficult and often the hijacker is not completely removed. Therefore, we advise you to use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your computer. Moreover, the free application will help you to remove malware, potentially unwanted apps, toolbars and adware that your system can be infected too.
MalwareBytes can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Category: Security tools
Update: February 5, 2019
Once the download is complete, close all software and windows on your PC. Double-click the install file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install MalwareBytes Free on your computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is done successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes Free will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to search for browser hijacker responsible for Search.searchmycl.com . While the MalwareBytes AntiMalware tool is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified as being infected by malware.
When finished, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware will show a scan report. Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes will start to remove browser hijacker which developed to reroute your browser to the Search.searchmycl.com website. After disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the PC.
We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) to remove adware, hijacker infection and other malicious software.
Use AdBlocker to stop Search.searchmycl.com and stay safe online
Run ad-blocking application such as AdGuard in order to block advertisements, malvertisements, pop-ups and online trackers, avoid having to install harmful and adware browser plug-ins and add-ons which affect your PC performance and impact your PC system security. Browse the Internet anonymously and stay safe online!
Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of AdGuard for Microsoft Windows. Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading it, double-click the downloaded file to start 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 tutorial as on the image below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block ads, web-sites like Search.searchmycl.com, as well as other harmful or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that can be found on your desktop.
How does your system get infected with Search.searchmycl.com browser hijacker
Once you have complete the step-by-step instructions outlined above, your personal computer should be clean from this browser hijacker infection and other malware. The Internet Explorer, Edge, Chrome and Mozilla Firefox will no longer show unwanted Search.searchmycl.com page on startup. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step guidance does not help you, then you have caught a new hijacker infection, and then the best way – ask for help.
Please create a new question by using the “Ask Question” button in the Questions and Answers. 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 unwanted Search.searchmycl.com .