If the Edge, Chrome, FF and IE constantly displays MyStart Space New Tab page, then your system is affected by a browser hijacker infection. As a result, your newtab, default search engine and homepage are modified to MyStart Space New Tab and all your search results are rerouted to the chrome-extension://mlhhfidppjpaifjcnjpbmcjccfklbplf or other domains. It can also create tons of pop-up ads on your system and increase your vulnerability. With the tutorial below, you may get rid of MyStart Space New Tab completely.
The hijacker can also set up the MyStart Space New Tab web page as the Firefox, IE, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge default search provider that cause search redirects via the page. In this way, creators of the hijacker infection have an opportunity to show various ads together with the search results for your query. These annoying advertisements will be combined in the redirected web-page. This can bring a large number of revenue for authors of the hijacker infection.
In addition to that, as was mentioned earlier, certain browser hijacker infections such as MyStart Space New Tab to also alter all web-browsers shortcuts which located on your Desktop or Start menu. So, every infected shortcut will try to redirect your internet browser to undesired web-sites, some of which might be harmful. It can make the whole computer more vulnerable to hacker attacks.
We strongly advise that you perform the step by step tutorial below which will assist you to remove MyStart Space New Tab using the standard features of Windows and some proven free programs.
Remove MyStart Space New Tab redirect
When a browser hijacker like the MyStart Space New Tab gets installed on your personal computer without your knowledge, it is not easy to remove. Most often, there is no Uninstall application that simply remove the browser hijacker infection responsible for redirecting user searches to MyStart Space New Tab from your machine. So, we suggest using several well-proven free specialized tools like Zemana Anti-Malware, MalwareBytes Free or AdwCleaner. But the best solution to remove MyStart Space New Tab redirect will be to perform several manual steps, after that additionally run antimalware utilities.
To remove MyStart Space New Tab, perform the following steps:
- Get rid of MyStart Space New Tab without any tools
- MyStart Space New Tab startpage automatic removal
- How to stop MyStart Space New Tab redirect
- How to MyStart Space New Tab browser hijacker get installed onto machine
- To sum up
Get rid of MyStart Space New Tab without any tools
Read this section to know how to manually delete the MyStart Space New Tab hijacker. Even if the few simple steps does not work for you, there are several free malware removers below which can easily handle such hijackers.
Remove dubious software using Windows Control Panel
The process of hijacker infection removal is generally the same across all versions of Windows OS from 10 to XP. To start with, it is necessary to check the list of installed apps on your computer and uninstall all unused, unknown and dubious software.
- 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 click “Control Panel”.
- It will show the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will open a list of all applications installed on the computer.
- Scroll through the all list, and delete dubious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort apps by date.
See more details in the video guide below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of MyStart Space New Tab redirect
After the browser hijacker is started, it can also change the internet browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you launch the web browser, it will open an unwanted web site.
To clear the web-browser shortcut file, 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 such as “http://site.address” which has been added here. You need to delete it.
When the text is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web-browsers, as they may be hijacked too.
Remove MyStart Space New Tab from Google Chrome
Run the Reset web-browser utility of the Chrome to reset all its settings like start page, search engine and new tab to original defaults. This is a very useful utility to use, in the case of browser hijacks like MyStart Space New Tab.
- First, start the Google Chrome and press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will display the Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed addons. If the list has the add-on labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Advanced” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset settings prompt as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the web-browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove MyStart Space New Tab from Mozilla Firefox
If the Firefox settings such as default search provider, new tab and home page have been replaced by the hijacker, then resetting it to the default state can help.
First, run the FF. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display 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 displayed on the image below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Get rid of MyStart Space New Tab from Internet Explorer
By resetting IE internet browser you restore your internet browser settings to its default state. This is good initial when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by browser hijacker such as MyStart Space New Tab.
First, start the IE, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the internet browser, then click the “Internet Options” as displayed below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, press the “Reset” button as shown in the following example.
After the task is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your internet browser’s search provider, new tab and start page to default state.
MyStart Space New Tab startpage automatic removal
If you are not expert at system technology, then we recommend to use free removal utilities listed below to get rid of MyStart Space New Tab home page for good. The automatic solution is highly recommended. It has less steps and easier to implement than the manual way. Moreover, it lower risk of system damage. So, the automatic MyStart Space New Tab removal is a better option.
Run Zemana to delete hijacker infection
You can get rid of MyStart Space New Tab automatically with a help of Zemana. We suggest this malicious software removal utility because it may easily remove browser hijackers, potentially unwanted applications, adware and toolbars with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
Download Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) on your MS Windows Desktop by clicking on the following link.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
When the downloading process is finished, close all apps and windows on your machine. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as displayed in the following example.
When the install starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you setup Zemana on your machine.
Once installation is done, you will see window as on the image below.
Now click the “Scan” button for checking your computer for the hijacker responsible for redirecting user searches to MyStart Space New Tab. This task may take some time, so please be patient. When a malicious software, adware or PUPs are detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished.
Once finished, Zemana Free will open you the results. Review the report and then click “Next” button.
The Zemana AntiMalware will remove hijacker infection responsible for redirecting user searches to MyStart Space New Tab and move items to the program’s quarantine.
Run Malwarebytes to remove MyStart Space New Tab
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your computer of the hijacker. The free utility is an advanced malware removal application designed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It is able to help you get rid of hijackers, potentially unwanted applications, malicious software, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your PC for free.
Installing the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) is simple. First you will need to download MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) from the following link. Save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
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Update: April 15, 2020
After downloading is done, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will try to update itself and when this procedure is done, press the “Scan Now” button to find hijacker responsible for redirecting user searches to MyStart Space New Tab. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. Next, you need to press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes is a free program that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malicious software removal tool, we recommend you to read and follow the steps or the video guide below.
Get rid of MyStart Space New Tab home page from internet browsers with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free program which made to remove malicious software, PUPs, ad supported software and hijacker infections from your PC running MS Windows 10, 8, 7, XP (32-bit and 64-bit). It’ll help to scan for and delete hijacker that modifies web-browser settings to replace your default search engine, homepage and newtab with MyStart Space New Tab page, including its files, folders and registry keys.
- Download AdwCleaner on your Windows Desktop from the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: April 28, 2022
- When the downloading process is finished, double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is launched, press “Scan” button to start scanning your PC for the hijacker that causes web-browsers to show unwanted MyStart Space New Tab web-site. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your computer and the speed of your computer. When a threat is detected, the count of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished.
- When AdwCleaner has completed scanning your PC, AdwCleaner will display a screen which contains a list of malicious software that has been found. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and press “Clean” button. It will show a prompt, press “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
How to stop MyStart Space New Tab redirect
Using an ad-blocking program such as AdGuard is an effective way to alleviate the risks. Additionally, ad-blocking apps will also protect you from malicious advertisements and pages, and, of course, stop redirection chain to MyStart Space New Tab and similar web pages.
Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard on your MS Windows Desktop by clicking on the link below.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
Once downloading is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen like below.
Follow the prompts. Once the setup is finished, you will see a window as shown in the following example.
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 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 run your machine, AdGuard will start automatically and block advertisements, web pages like MyStart Space New Tab, as well as other harmful or misleading web 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, that is located on your desktop.
How to MyStart Space New Tab browser hijacker get installed onto machine
To sum up
After completing the tutorial above, your system should be free from browser hijacker infection responsible for redirecting user searches to MyStart Space New Tab and other malware. The Google Chrome, IE, Microsoft Edge and FF will no longer show undesired MyStart Space New Tab site on startup. Unfortunately, if the 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.