If your search engine, start page and newtab keeps modifying back to the unwanted page named Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com,then it means that browser hijacker (sometimes named hijackware) was installed on your computer. It’s a type of unwanted software. Scammers use malicious software to take control of your personal computer’s browser and modify how and what it opens when you are surfing the Net. If you’re already a victim of Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com browser hijacker, then the tutorial below can allow you free the Edge, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Chrome from this browser hijacker, boost internet browser security and return internet browser settings.
In addition, the Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com hijacker infection may also modify the search engine selected in the web browser. When you try to search on the affected internet browser, you’ll be presented with search results, consisting of advertisements and Google (or Yahoo, or Bing) search results for your query. Among these search results may occur links that lead to unwanted and ad web pages.
Often, the PC system which has been infected by Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com browser hijacker, will be also infected by adware (sometimes named ‘ad-supported’ software) that opens a large amount of various ads. It can be pop-ups, text links in the websites, banners where they never had. What is more, the ‘ad supported’ software can replace the legitimate ads with malicious advertisements that will offer to download and install malicious software and unwanted software or visit the various dangerous and misleading web-pages.
We recommend you to clean your PC of browser hijacker as soon as possible. Use the steps below which will allow to remove Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com home page and ‘ad-supported’ program, that can be installed onto your PC system along with it.
How to remove Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
We suggest opting for automatic Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com removal in order to remove all hijacker related entries easily. This solution requires scanning the PC with reputable anti malware, e.g. Zemana AntiMalware, MalwareBytes AntiMalware or HitmanPro. However, if you prefer manual removal steps, you can use the steps below in this blog post. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your web-browser or reboot your PC system.
To remove Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com, use the steps below:
- How to manually remove Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com
- Uninstall Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com related applications through the Control Panel of your system
- Delete Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com home page from Internet Explorer
- Delete Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com search from Chrome
- Remove Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com from Firefox by resetting browser settings
- How to remove Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com redirect with free programs
- Use AdBlocker to block Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com and stay safe online
- How did Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com browser hijacker infection get on your computer
- Finish words
How to manually remove Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com
Most common browser hijackers may be removed without any antivirus programs. The manual hijacker infection removal is steps that will teach you how to remove the Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com startpage.
Uninstall Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com related applications through the Control Panel of your system
We recommend that you begin the computer cleaning procedure by checking the list of installed software and delete all unknown or dubious programs. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious programs such as adware and hijackers may be bundled with free software. Delete the unwanted software can remove the unwanted ads or web browser redirect.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as shown in the figure below.
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown on the image below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and choose the ‘Control Panel’ at right as shown in the figure below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 7 or Vista) as displayed below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed apps and get rid of all dubious and unknown apps. We recommend to press ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed software by date. Once you have found anything suspicious that may be the hijacker responsible for Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com or other potentially unwanted application (PUA), then choose this program and press ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the questionable application blocked from removal, then use Revo Uninstaller Freeware to completely get rid of it from your system.
Delete Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com home page from Internet Explorer
The Microsoft Internet Explorer reset is great if your web browser is hijacked or you’ve unwanted extensions or toolbars on your internet browser, that installed by a malware.
First, start the Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your system for the changes to take effect. It will get rid of hijacker that developed to reroute your internet browser to the Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com web-page, disable malicious and ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and restore the IE’s settings like newtab page, search provider and homepage to default state.
Delete Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com search from Chrome
Use the Reset internet browser utility of the Google Chrome to reset all its settings such as start page, new tab page and search engine to original defaults. This is a very useful utility to use, in the case of browser hijacks like Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com.
- First launch the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu. Choose 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 guidance: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset” button.
- The Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this procedure is finished, your browser’s startpage, newtab and search engine will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com from Firefox by resetting browser settings
If the Firefox internet browser application is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Firefox settings like new tab, default search engine and home page to their original settings. When using the reset feature, your personal information such as passwords, bookmarks, browsing history and web form auto-fill data will be saved.
First, launch the Firefox and press button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web browser. Further, click the Help button () as on the image 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 show the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation dialog box. Further, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the browser hijacker responsible for modifying your web browser settings to Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com. Once, it’s complete, press the “Finish” button.
How to remove Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com redirect with free programs
Run malware removal tools to remove Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com automatically. The freeware tools specially made for hijacker, ad supported software and other potentially unwanted apps removal. These utilities may remove most of hijacker infection from Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge. Moreover, it can remove all components of Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com from Windows registry and system drives.
Remove Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com homepage with Zemana Free
We suggest using the Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM). You can download and install Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) to scan for and delete Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com startpage from your personal computer. When installed and updated, the malicious software remover will automatically scan and detect all threats exist on the PC system.
- Zemana can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
- Once the downloading process is finished, close all applications and windows on your PC. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is done, click the “Scan” button for checking your personal computer for the browser hijacker responsible for changing your internet browser settings to Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com. This task can take some time, so please be patient. While the Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
- After the scan is finished, you can check all items detected on your system. Next, you need to click “Next”. Once disinfection is finished, you can be prompted to restart your machine.
Scan and free your personal computer of hijacker with HitmanPro
Hitman Pro frees your computer from ad supported software, potentially unwanted software, unwanted toolbars, web-browser extensions and other unwanted applications such as hijacker responsible for Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com redirect. The free removal utility will help you enjoy your PC to its fullest. Hitman Pro uses advanced behavioral detection technologies to scan for if there are unwanted applications in your system. You can review the scan results, and select the threats you want to uninstall.
- HitmanPro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
- When downloading is finished, double click the HitmanPro icon. Once this utility is launched, press “Next” button to look for Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com browser hijacker and other internet browser’s malicious extensions. This task can take quite a while, so please be patient.
- Once the scanning is finished, HitmanPro will display a screen that contains a list of malware that has been detected. All found items will be marked. You can remove them all by simply press “Next” button. Now click the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to remove all malware found.
Automatically remove Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com with Malwarebytes
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to scan for and remove Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com redirect from your system. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats exist on the computer.
Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) for MS Windows. Save it to your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
Once the downloading process is done, close all software and windows on your PC system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup as displayed on the screen below.
When the installation begins, you’ll see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your PC system.
Once installation is finished, you’ll see window as shown in the following example.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com hijacker infection and other internet browser’s harmful add-ons. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your computer and the speed of your PC. While the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) program is checking, you can see count of objects it has identified as threat.
When MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) completes the scan, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will display you the results. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now delete browser hijacker related to Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com redirect and add items to the Quarantine. When finished, you may be prompted to restart your computer.
The following video explains tutorial on how to remove hijacker infection, adware and other malware with MalwareBytes Free.
Use AdBlocker to block Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com and stay safe online
Enabling an ad-blocker program like AdGuard is an effective way to alleviate the risks. Additionally, ad-blocking programs will also protect you from harmful ads and web sites, and, of course, block redirection chain to Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com and similar webpages.
Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard on your personal computer by clicking on the link below.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading it, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown on the screen below.
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 instructions as on the image below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick guidance that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you run your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-ups, webpages like Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com, as well as other malicious or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
How did Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com browser hijacker infection get on your computer
These days certain free programs makers bundle optional programs which could be PUPs like the Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com browser hijacker infection, with a view to making some money. These are not free programs as install an unwanted applications on to your MS Windows PC system. So whenever you install a new free program that downloaded from the World Wide Web, be very careful during setup. Carefully read the EULA (a text with I ACCEPT/I DECLINE button), choose custom or manual installation method, disable all additional programs.
Once you’ve complete the few simple steps shown above, your personal computer should be clean from browser hijacker infection responsible for modifying your web-browser settings to Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com and other malware. The Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox will no longer open intrusive Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com page on startup. Unfortunately, if the guide does not help you, then you have caught a new hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help here.