The appearance of MySafe Searching page as your home page, newtab page and search engine means that your web-browser has become the victim of the undesired software from the browser hijacker category. The hijacker has received widespread in recent days. Many people are faced with the fact that when the Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, MS Edge and Mozilla Firefox starts, it will began to open the MySafe Searching instead of the start page and the option to revert back a default web-browser settings was locked.
Except that the MySafe Searching can make changes to web-browser’s home page and new tab, it also replaces your search engine, which leads to the fact that use of the browser’s search becomes uncomfortable. The reason for this is that the search results will consist of a large amount of advertisements, links to undesired and ad websites and only the remaining part is search results for your query from well-known search engines such as Google or Bing.
Often, the PC that has been infected with MySafe Searching browser hijacker, will be also affected with ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) that shows a huge count of various ads. It may be pop-ups, text links in the webpages, banners where they never had. What is more, the adware can replace the legitimate ads with malicious advertisements which will offer to download and install malware and undesired software or visit the various dangerous and misleading pages.
We strongly suggest that you perform the few simple steps below which will help you to remove MySafe Searching start page using the standard features of Windows and some proven free software.
How to remove MySafe Searching from computer
In order to remove MySafe Searching from the Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome and set your preferred startpage and search engine, you need to reset the internet browser settings. Additionally, you should look up for other dubious entries, such as files, programs, web browser extensions and shortcut files. However, if you want to remove MySafe Searching easily, you should run reputable antimalware tool and let it do the job for you.
To remove MySafe Searching, use the following steps:
- Remove MySafe Searching without any tools
- How to remove MySafe Searching search with free software
- How to block MySafe Searching
- How did MySafe Searching hijacker get on your computer
- Finish words
Remove MySafe Searching without any tools
Most common browser hijackers may be deleted without any antivirus software. The manual browser hijacker removal is step-by-step tutorial that will teach you how to remove the MySafe Searching .
Uninstall questionable apps using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and remove the program that causes the appearance of unwanted advertisements or web browser redirect, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Press Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then press “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will show the Windows Control Panel as shown on the screen below.
Further, press “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all apps installed on your computer. Scroll through the all list, and remove any questionable and unknown applications.
Delete MySafe Searching start page from Internet Explorer
In order to recover all browser default search engine, newtab and homepage you need to reset the IE to the state, which was when the MS Windows was installed on your system.
First, run the Internet Explorer, press ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The IE will display the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to restart your personal computer for the changes to take effect. It will remove browser hijacker infection that alters web browser settings to replace your search engine by default, homepage and newtab with MySafe Searching web-page, disable malicious and ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and restore the Microsoft Internet Explorer’s settings like startpage, search engine by default and new tab to default state.
Get rid of MySafe Searching from Mozilla Firefox
If the Mozilla Firefox web-browser new tab page, homepage and default search provider are changed to MySafe Searching and you want to recover the settings back to their default state, then you should follow the few simple steps below. However, your themes, bookmarks, history, passwords, and web form auto-fill information will not be deleted.
First, run the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open 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 like below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Get rid of MySafe Searching home page from Chrome
If you are getting MySafe Searching instead of your homepage or search provider, then you can try to remove it by resetting Google Chrome to its original settings. It will also clear cookies, content and site data, temporary and cached data. When using the reset feature, your personal information such as passwords, bookmarks, browsing history and web form auto-fill data will be saved.
- First run the Google Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You will see 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 instructions: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, press the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset” button.
- The Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is done, your web-browser’s start page, new tab page and search provider will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
How to remove MySafe Searching search with free software
Many antivirus companies have developed apps that help detect and get rid of browser hijacker infection, and thereby restore all your typical browsers settings. Below is a a few of the free applications you may want to use. Your computer can have tons of potentially unwanted software, adware and hijacker infections installed at the same time, so we recommend, if any unwanted or harmful application returns after restarting the machine, then run your computer into Safe Mode and run the antimalware utility again.
Remove MySafe Searching with Zemana Free
Zemana is a utility which can remove ad-supported software, potentially unwanted software, hijacker infections and other malware from your system easily and for free. Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of machine resources.
Visit the following page to download Zemana. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
When downloading is done, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana will try to update itself and when this process is done, press the “Scan” button for checking your computer for the browser hijacker that made to redirect your web-browser to the MySafe Searching page.
This process can take some time, so please be patient. Once you’ve selected what you wish to remove from your machine click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will delete hijacker which modifies web-browser settings to replace your new tab page, search provider by default and start page with MySafe Searching web site.
Delete MySafe Searching hijacker and malicious extensions with Hitman Pro
HitmanPro is a free utility which can identify browser hijacker which redirects your internet browser to annoying MySafe Searching page. It is not always easy to locate all the unwanted applications that your computer might have picked up on the Web. Hitman Pro will look for the ad supported software, hijacker infections and other malicious software you need to erase.
Visit the following page to download Hitman Pro. Save it on your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
When downloading is complete, open the directory in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the Hitman Pro desktop icon. Once the tool is started, you will see a screen as on the image below.
Further, press “Next” button to scan for browser hijacker infection that causes browsers to open unwanted MySafe Searching web-page. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your personal computer. When the scan is done, Hitman Pro will open a scan report like below.
Review the report and then click “Next” button. It will show a dialog box, click the “Activate free license” button.
How to automatically remove MySafe Searching with Malwarebytes
Delete MySafe Searching hijacker infection manually is difficult and often the browser hijacker infection is not completely removed. Therefore, we suggest you to run the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your PC system. Moreover, the free application will help you to remove malware, PUPs, toolbars and adware that your machine can be infected too.
Visit the page linked below to download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware. Save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: February 5, 2019
When the download is complete, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes will try to update itself and when this process is finished, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the hijacker infection that causes web-browsers to display undesired MySafe Searching web page. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Review the scan results and then press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Free is a free program that you can use to delete all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malware removal tool, we recommend you to read and follow the steps or the video guide below.
How to block MySafe Searching
Run an ad-blocker tool such as AdGuard will protect you from harmful advertisements and content. Moreover, you may find that the AdGuard have an option to protect your privacy and block phishing and spam webpages. Additionally, adblocker applications will allow you to avoid undesired ads and unverified links that also a good way to stay safe online.
Please go to the following link to download AdGuard. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
When the download is finished, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. When the setup is complete, you will see a window as displayed in the following example.
You can press “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will allow 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 run your computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and block popups, web-pages like MySafe Searching, as well as other harmful 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, which is located on your desktop.
How did MySafe Searching hijacker get on your computer
Many hijacker infections such as MySafe Searching are included in the free programs installer. In many cases, a user have a chance to disable all included “offers”, but some installers are developed to confuse the average users, in order to trick them into installing an ad-supported software or PUPs. Anyway, easier to prevent the hijacker rather than clean up your system after one. So, keep the web browser updated (turn on automatic updates), use a good antivirus applications, double check a free programs before you start it (do a google search, scan a downloaded file with VirusTotal), avoid malicious and unknown pages.
Now your PC system should be clean of the browser hijacker which modifies internet browser settings to replace your new tab, start page and search engine with MySafe Searching site. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop up advertisements and unwanted malicious sites) and Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) (to periodically scan your PC system for new browser hijackers and other malicious 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 remove MySafe Searching from the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and MS Edge, then ask for help here here.