The BestBackground by MyWay is a web-browser hijacker. As a result, your home page, newtab page and search provider by default are modified by BestBackground by MyWay and all your search results are rerouted to this dangerous web-site or other domains. It may also create a large number of pop-up advertising on your personal computer and increase your vulnerability. With the step-by-step guide below, you can get rid of it completely.
In addition, the BestBackground by MyWay browser hijacker infection can also modify the search engine selected in the web-browser. When you try to search on the infected internet browser, you will be presented with a fake search results, consisting of advertisements and Google (or Yahoo, or Bing) search results for your query. Among these search results can occur very dangerous links that lead to malicious and misleading web-sites.
The BestBackground by MyWay browser hijacker is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, modifies browser settings, and blocks them from changing. Also this browser browser hijacker can install additional browser addons, extensions and modules that will open advertising links and popups. And finally, the BestBackground by MyWay browser hijacker infection can collect a wide variety of personal information such as what sites you are opening, what you are looking for the Web and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties. Therefore it is very important to disinfect your PC ASAP and thereby remove BestBackground by MyWay search, as well as other malware and ad supported software, which can be installed onto your system along with it.
How did BestBackground by MyWay hijacker infection get on your computer
How to manually remove BestBackground by MyWay
The simple answer is right here on this page. We have put together simplicity and efficiency. It will allow you easily to clean your system of browser hijacker. Moreover, you can choose manual or automatic removal method. If you are familiar with the personal computer then use manual removal, otherwise use the free anti-malware tool designed specifically to remove hijacker such as BestBackground by MyWay. Of course, you can combine both methods. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your browser or reboot your PC system.
- Remove BestBackground by MyWay associated software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts
- Remove BestBackground by MyWay startpage from Firefox
- Delete BestBackground by MyWay from Chrome
- Remove BestBackground by MyWay homepage from IE
Remove BestBackground by MyWay associated software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and remove the program that causes the appearance of annoying advertising links or browser redirect, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts
During the installation, this hijacker may also change the internet browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument into the Target field. Due to this, every time you launch the web-browser, it will display an annoying web-page.
To clear the web-browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text like “http://site.address” that has been added here. You need to remove it. When the text is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove BestBackground by MyWay startpage from Firefox
First, start the FF. Open the main menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens 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 shown on the image below. Confirm your action. Click on the “Refresh Firefox”.
Delete BestBackground by MyWay from Chrome
Like other modern browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thus restore the start page and search provider by default that have been changed by the BestBackground by MyWay browser hijacker.
First launch the Chrome. Next click on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will appear the main menu. Click on the option named “Settings”. Another way to open the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter. The browser will open the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, like below and press the “Reset settings” button. The Google Chrome will show the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action. Press the “Reset” button. The internet browser will start the process of cleaning and when it’s finished, the internet browser’s settings including homepage, new tab page and search engine by default back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your PC.
Remove BestBackground by MyWay homepage from IE
First, launch the IE. Next, open Tools menu by clicking on the button in the form of gear (). It opens the drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options”. In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press “Reset” button. You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
How to remove BestBackground by MyWay automatically
We recommend using the MalwareBytes Anti-malware Free. You can download and install MalwareBytes Anti-malware to detect browser hijacker and remove it, by clicking the download link below. When installed and updated, the Anti-malware will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the computer.
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Once installed, the MalwareBytes Anti-malware will try to update itself and when this procedure is finished, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a scan of your PC. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your system. In order to remove all threats, simply click “Remove Selected” button. The Anti-malware is a free application that you can use to get rid of all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about the MalwareBytes Anti-malware, we recommend you to read and follow the step-by-step guide or the video guide below.
Block BestBackground by MyWay startpage and other unwanted web sites
To increase your security and protect your system against new unwanted advertising banners and dangerous sites, you need to use an application that blocks access to malicious ads and sites. Moreover, the program can block the display of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program using the following link.
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Once the download is finished, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. After installation is finished, you will see a window as shown in the figure below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “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 do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your personal computer, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop-up ads, 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.
Delete BestBackground by MyWay hijacker and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot get rid of this browser hijacker infection, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal utility for browser hijackers, adware, PUPs, toolbars. Also you can ask for help our Myantispyware team below.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
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Once finished, open a directory in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. Once this tool is started, you will see a screen as shown in the figure below.
Further, click “Scan” button to perform a system scan for BestBackground by MyWay browser hijacker infection and browser’s malicious extensions. Once AdwCleaner has finished, it will show a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Cleaning” button. It will open a dialog box as shown below.
Click “OK”. When the cleaning procedure is complete, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your PC.
When your computer is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
How to ask for help the Myantispyware team
If you are seeking a help for BestBackground by MyWay removal then follow these steps.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop. HijackThis download
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon, and click the button labeled “Do a system scan only”.
- Once the scan is complete, the scan button will read “Save log”, click it. Save this log to your desktop
Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, 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 BestBackground by MyWay removal.