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.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||Your browsers can have their homepage, new tab and search engine modified. Sponsored results and advertisements can appear from search queries.|
|Symptoms||Sets its own browser homepage, new tab and search engine.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installers, Bundle Packages, Google Web Store|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss MuzikFury.|
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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:
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.
- Guide 1: How to Remove MuzikFury from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of MuzikFury from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove MuzikFury from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase MuzikFury from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall MuzikFury from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove MuzikFury from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate MuzikFury from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove MuzikFury from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove MuzikFury
Step 2: Uninstall MuzikFury and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by MuzikFury on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by MuzikFury there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of MuzikFury from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall MuzikFury and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove MuzikFury via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove MuzikFury from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase MuzikFury from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall MuzikFury from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove MuzikFury from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the MuzikFury will be removed.
Eliminate MuzikFury from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.