Are you seeing EasyPhotoEdit by MyWay in the Chrome, FF, Microsoft Internet Explorer or MS Edge every time you run the internet browser? This means that your machine is infected with browser hijacker that alters the settings of the internet browsers like the home page, newtab page and search provider by default. Currently, this browser hijacker infection are widely spread, due to the fact that most people are trying to find free software, download and install them on the PC without proper attention to the fact that the hijacker infection can penetrate into the machine along with them.
The EasyPhotoEdit hijacker usually affects only the Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF and MS Edge. However, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. A hijacker will perform a scan of the system for internet browser shortcuts and alter them without your permission. When it infects the browser shortcuts, it will add the argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you open the internet browser, you will see the EasyPhotoEdit annoying web site.
As mentioned above, the EasyPhotoEdit also changes the browser search engine. So, your web-browser, when searching something, will open a hodgepodge of advertisements, links to unwanted and ad web-sites and search results of a big search engines like Google or Bing. As a result, actual use of a web-browser’s search becomes uncomfortable. Moreover, it may also lead to slowing or even freeze your web-browser.
Although, EasyPhotoEdit infection is not a virus, but it does bad things, and it changes the settings of your web-browser. Moreover, an adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) can be additionally installed on to your system with this browser hijacker infection, that will open a large number of advertisements, hindering or completely blocking the work in the internet browser. Often such these advertisements may recommend to install other unknown and unwanted applications or visit malicious web-pages.
We suggest you to remove EasyPhotoEdit and clean your machine as soon as possible, until the presence of the browser hijacker has not led to even worse consequences. Perform the steps below that will assist you to completely delete EasyPhotoEdit search, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How to EasyPhotoEdit hijacker get installed onto system
How to manually remove EasyPhotoEdit
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 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 browser hijacker such as EasyPhotoEdit. Of course, you can combine both methods. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your web-browser or reboot your computer.
- Delete EasyPhotoEdit associated software by using Windows Control Panel
- Remove EasyPhotoEdit search from Mozilla Firefox
- Remove EasyPhotoEdit startpage from Chrome
- Remove EasyPhotoEdit homepage from IE
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove EasyPhotoEdit search
Uninstall EasyPhotoEdit associated software by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you begin the machine cleaning process by checking the list of installed software and delete all unknown or suspicious software. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the dangerous applications such as adware and browser hijackers may be bundled with free programs. Remove the unwanted programs can delete the annoying ads or browser redirect.
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Next, press “Uninstall a program” It will display a list of all programs installed on your computer. Scroll through the all list, and delete any suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort programs by date in the Control panel.
Remove EasyPhotoEdit search from Mozilla Firefox
If the Firefox settings like start page and search provider by default have been modified by the browser hijacker infection, then resetting it to the default state can help.
First, start the Firefox and press button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Further, click the Help button () as shown below
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web browser adress bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation dialog box. Further, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The FF will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the EasyPhotoEdit infection. Once, it is done, click the “Finish” button.
Remove EasyPhotoEdit startpage from Chrome
Like other modern internet browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby restore the home page, newtab page and search provider by default that have been changed by the EasyPhotoEdit hijacker infection.
First launch the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the main menu. Further, press the option named “Settings”. Another way to show the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter.
The web browser will display 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, as shown below and press the “Reset settings” button.
The Chrome will open the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The browser will start the process of cleaning. Once it is done, the web browser’s settings including home page, newtab page and search provider by default back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your machine.
Remove EasyPhotoEdit homepage from IE
First, start 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 EasyPhotoEdit browser hijacker, disable malicious and ad-supported browser’s extensions and restore the Microsoft Internet Explorer’s settings such as homepage, new tab page and search engine by default to default state.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove EasyPhotoEdit
When installed, a hijacker infection may add an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Firefox, Google Chrome, IE and Microsoft Edge. Due to this, every time you open the internet browser, it will open the unwanted startpage.
Right click on the web browser’s shortcut, click Properties option. 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 “http://site.address” that has been added here. Remove everything after .exe. An example, for Google Chrome you should remove everything after chrome.exe.
To save changes, press OK . You need to clean all web browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Google Chrome, IE, Firefox and Microsoft Edge.
How to get rid of EasyPhotoEdit automatically
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to detect EasyPhotoEdit redirect and remove it, from the download link below. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the PC.
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Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this process is complete, press the “Scan Now” button to perform a scan of your system. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your PC system. In order to remove all threats, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes is a free program that you can use to get rid of 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 instructions or the video guide below.
How to stop EasyPhotoEdit redirect
To increase your security and protect your system against new annoying ads and dangerous web pages, you need to use program that blocks access to malicious ads and sites. Moreover, the software can block the open of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web-pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
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- Once downloading is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- When the installation is done, press “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will allow 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 PC, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-up ads, web-sites such EasyPhotoEdit, as well as other dangerous 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 icon named AdGuard, that is located on your desktop.
Delete EasyPhotoEdit hijacker and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot delete this hijacker infection, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for browser hijackers, ad supported software, potentially unwanted software and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
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Once downloading is complete, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. When the utility is started, you will see a screen as shown on the screen below.
Further, click “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the EasyPhotoEdit browser hijacker infection and internet browser’s malicious extensions. Once the system scan is finished, it will open a scan report like below.
Review the report and then press “Clean” button. It will show a prompt like below.
You need to click “OK”. When the cleaning procedure is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your PC. When your computer is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
After completing the guide outlined above, your PC system should be free from browser hijacker, adware and malware. The Google Chrome, IE, FF and Edge will no longer open EasyPhotoEdit annoying homepage on startup. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps 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.