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MuzikFury and Search.mysearch(.)com Removal

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Search.mysearch(.)com is the search page of the browser hijacker MuzikFury. To remove the hijacker and its modifications, you should read the whole article carefully. MuzikFury can change settings of your browsers, like the search engine, homepage and new tab. It may add a browser extension and show misleading results from searches.

Threat Summary

NameMuzikFury
TypeBrowser Hijacker, PUP
Short DescriptionYour browsers can have their homepage, new tab and search engine modified. Sponsored results and advertisements can appear from search queries.
SymptomsSets its own browser homepage, new tab and search engine.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installers, Bundle Packages, Google Web Store
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MuzikFury – Delivery

MuzikFury is mainly delivered through third-party installers. The hijacker can get inside your computer without you knowing because it hides in freeware installations and bundle packages. Such packages have additional components for installation, which are not always disclosed, and you could end up with Search.mysearch(.)com page hijacking your browsers. To avoid all that make sure to check for a Custom or Advanced setting in the installation setup.

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MuzikFury is also on the Google Web Store as shown in the image above. Other ways the hijacker can be delivered are via advertisements, banners, pop-ups or from visiting suspicious websites. Such sites could be partners and affiliates of the hijacker. Every browser can be affected, but mostly Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox.

MuzikFury – Information

MuzikFury.thewhizmarketing(.)com is the main website domain of a browser hijacker named MuzikFury. The developers are APN, LLC, who are known to make hijackers in the past. One example is TuneJunkies.

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When on your computer, the hijacker will make modifications to your computer and browsers. It can change the homepage, new tab, and search engine of your browsers. It is not excluded for it to add its own browser extension of the same name. The extension may do the following:

  • Read and change all your data on the websites you visit
  • Read and change your browsing history
  • Manage your apps, add-ons, extensions and themes

Your searches will go via the Search.mysearch(.)com address, which will filter all your search queries. You could get redirected to sites connected with MuzikFury. You might see sponsored content and imprecise search results.

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Advertisements could appear on web pages in the forms of pop-ups, pop-unders, banners and other ones. All sites, that you could be redirected to may get revenue based on pay-per-click.

The Privacy Policy of Search.mysearch(.)com claims that personal information may be collected. And as stated in the policy, that information is:

  • Your IP address
  • The address of the last URL you visited
  • Your browser and platform types
  • Your browser language
  • The data in any undeleted “cookies” that your browser previously accepted
  • Search queries and misspelled URLs you enter using any related service

You can see the privacy in the picture here:

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Just from using the MuzikFury search engine and related services you give your consent for your information to be collected. All that data could be shared with partners and affiliates of the hijacker, as well as other third-parties. They can use cookies to track your browsing activity.

Remove MuzikFury Completely

To remove MuzikFury manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions given below. If the manual removal does not get rid of this browser hijacker and its modifications completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such a program will keep your system safe from future threats.

Manually delete MuzikFury from Windows and your browser

Note! Substantial notification about the MuzikFury threat: Manual removal of MuzikFury requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.

1. Remove or Uninstall MuzikFury in Windows
2. Remove MuzikFury from Your Browser
3. Fix registry entries created by MuzikFury on your PC

Automatically remove MuzikFury by downloading an advanced anti-malware program

1. Remove MuzikFury with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
2. Back up your data to secure it against attacks related to MuzikFury in the future
Optional: Using Alternative Anti-Malware Tools

Berta Bilbao

Berta is the Editor-in-Chief of SensorsTechForum. She is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space.

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