The appearance of Mysearchdial Search web page as your startpage, new tab page and search provider means that your PC system is infected by obnoxious potentially unwanted program from the browser hijacker family. The browser hijacker infection has received widespread in recent days. Many people are faced with the fact that when the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, IE and Edge starts, it will began to show the Mysearchdial Search instead of the startpage and the option to return a default web browser settings was locked.
The Mysearchdial Search browser hijacker infection will change your internet browser’s search provider so that all searches are sent through Mysearchdial Search, which redirects to Bing, Yahoo or Google Custom Search engine which displays the search results for your query. The developers of this hijacker are using legitimate search engine as they may make revenue from the ads which are displayed in the search results.
Often, the PC which has been infected with Mysearchdial Search hijacker, will be also infected with adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) which shows a lot of various ads. It may be pop-ups, text links in the web-sites, banners where they never had. What is more, the ad-supported software can replace the legitimate advertisements with malicious ads which will offer to download and install malware and unwanted applications or visit the various dangerous and misleading pages.
The Mysearchdial Search hijacker usually affects only the Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and IE. However, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The hijacker infection will perform a scan of the system for internet browser shortcuts and change them without your permission. When it infects the web-browser shortcuts, it’ll add the argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you open the web browser, you will see the Mysearchdial Search annoying page.
The guide below explaining steps to delete Mysearchdial Search problem. Feel free to use it for removal of the hijacker that may attack Firefox, Google Chrome, IE and MS Edge and other popular internet browsers. The guidance will allow you restore your current settings of installed browsers that previously changed by hijacker infection.
Remove Mysearchdial Search
The Mysearchdial Search is a browser hijacker that you might have difficulty in deleting it from your computer. Thankfully, you’ve found the effective removal steps in this blog post. Both the manual removal solution and the automatic removal solution will be provided below and you can just choose the one that best for you. If you have any questions or need assist then type a comment below. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to exit your browser or restart your machine.
How to manually get rid of Mysearchdial Search
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually delete Mysearchdial Search home page from the Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Removing the Mysearchdial Search, check the list of installed software first
We advise that you begin the machine cleaning process by checking the list of installed programs and uninstall all unknown or suspicious software. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the harmful software such as adware and browser hijacker infections may be bundled with freeware. Uninstall the unwanted software can delete the intrusive ads or web browser redirect.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next press Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then click “Start” button and press “Control Panel”.
- It will show the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will open a list of all software installed on the PC system.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort applications by date.
See more details in the video guidance below.
Disinfect the web-browser’s shortcuts to remove Mysearchdial Search redirect
Important to know, most anti malware applications which are able to delete hijacker, but unable to detect and recover changed shortcuts. So, you need to fix the desktop shortcuts for your Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, IE and Edge web-browsers manually.
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 browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge.
Remove Mysearchdial Search start page from Internet Explorer
If you find that Internet Explorer web-browser settings like new tab, homepage and search provider by default having been hijacked, then you may restore your settings, via the reset browser procedure.
First, launch the IE, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your personal computer for the changes to take effect. It will remove browser hijacker infection that cause Mysearchdial Search web page to appear, disable malicious and ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as start page, new tab and default search engine to default state.
Remove Mysearchdial Search from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the browser hijacker, malicious and adware extensions, as well as to recover the browser’s startpage, new tab and search provider by default that have been modified by browser hijacker.
- First, start the Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Chrome main menu, press the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Show advanced settings” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will display the reset settings dialog box as on the image 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 Mysearchdial Search from Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
If the FF settings like home page, newtab and default search engine have been changed by the browser hijacker infection, then resetting it to the default state can help.
First, open the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, press the Help button ().
In the Help menu press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as shown in the figure below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
How to automatically remove Mysearchdial Search browser hijacker infection
Manual removal steps does not always help to completely remove the browser hijacker, as it’s not easy to identify and remove components of browser hijacker infection and all malicious files from hard disk. Therefore, it is recommended that you run malware removal tool to completely get rid of Mysearchdial Search off your system. Several free malicious software removal tools are currently available that can be used against the hijacker infection. The optimum method would be to run Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM), Malwarebytes Free and AdwCleaner.
Run Zemana to remove Mysearchdial Search
We recommend you to run the Zemana Anti Malware that are completely clean your computer. Moreover, the utility will help you to remove potentially unwanted software, malicious software, toolbars and ad supported software that your system may be infected too.
Download Zemana AntiMalware on your Windows Desktop by clicking on the following link.
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When the download is complete, close all windows on your system. Further, start the install file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown in the figure below, press the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” which will allow you install Zemana Free on the system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, Zemana will automatically launch and you can see its main window as shown on the image below.
Next, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the browser hijacker which created to redirect your browser to the Mysearchdial Search site. While the Zemana program is scanning, you may see how many objects it has identified as threat.
When Zemana Anti Malware has finished scanning your personal computer, Zemana will show a screen that contains a list of malicious software that has been found. When you are ready, click “Next” button.
The Zemana will remove Mysearchdial Search browser hijacker and other internet browser’s harmful plugins and add items to the Quarantine. Once that process is done, you can be prompted to reboot your system.
Use Malwarebytes to remove browser hijacker infection
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your personal computer of the hijacker. The free tool is an advanced malicious software removal program developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This application uses the world’s most popular antimalware technology. It’s able to help you remove hijacker infections, potentially unwanted applications, malicious software, ad-supported software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your personal computer for free.
Download MalwareBytes Free by clicking on the following link.
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When the downloading process is finished, close all applications and windows on your computer. Double-click the set up file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as displayed on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you setup MalwareBytes Anti-Malware on your system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is complete successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will automatically start and you can see its main screen as displayed in the figure below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button .MalwareBytes Anti Malware program will scan through the whole computer for the browser hijacker that alters web-browser settings to replace your newtab, start page and search engine by default with Mysearchdial Search web-site. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient. During the scan MalwareBytes Free will detect all threats exist on your PC system.
As the scanning ends, MalwareBytes Free will show a scan report. All found threats will be marked. You can remove them all by simply press “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes will begin to delete Mysearchdial Search hijacker infection and other internet browser’s malicious extensions. Once the procedure is done, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes to get rid of adware, browser hijacker and other malicious software.
Scan your computer and remove Mysearchdial Search with AdwCleaner
If MalwareBytes anti-malware or Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) cannot remove this hijacker, then we recommends to run the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal utility for malicious software, ‘ad supported’ software, potentially unwanted software, toolbars as well as Mysearchdial Search hijacker and other internet browser’s malicious extensions.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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- After downloading is finished, double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is started, click “Scan” button .AdwCleaner application will scan through the whole computer for the browser hijacker infection that cause Mysearchdial Search site to appear. When a threat is found, the count of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is complete.
- After the scanning is done, you will be shown the list of all found threats on your computer. In order to get rid of all threats, simply click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt, press “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Block Mysearchdial Search and other annoying web sites
It’s important to run adblocker applications such as AdGuard to protect your PC from malicious web sites. Most security experts says that it is okay to block advertisements. You should do so just to stay safe! And, of course, the AdGuard can to stop Mysearchdial Search and other annoying sites.
Installing the AdGuard ad blocker program is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard by clicking on the following link. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Update: November 15, 2018
Once the download is complete, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as displayed in the following example.
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 displayed below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guide which will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop pop ups, sites such Mysearchdial Search, 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, which may be found on your desktop.
Tips to prevent Mysearchdial Search and other unwanted software
Once you’ve complete the steps shown above, your system should be clean from this hijacker infection and other malicious software. The Google Chrome, FF, MS Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer will no longer open unwanted Mysearchdial Search homepage on startup. Unfortunately, if the guide does not help you, then you have caught a new browser hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help.
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 the undesired Mysearchdial Search .