The mycoolsearch.com redirect is a new web threat which we have received security reports about it. It is being spread using a multitude of delivery mechanisms and once it is installed on a given computer it will execute a lot of malicious actions. It can hijack data, modify system settings and deploy other threats.
|Short Description||mycoolsearch.com is a web page, caused by a browser hijacker. It is unwanted, because it may lead you to dangerous sites.|
|Symptoms||Your web browser may start to behave in a strange way. You may receive redirects and other types of ads and your PC’s performance may sharply decline.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.|
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How Can You Get Infected With mycoolsearch.com ?
mycoolsearch.com is a dangerous redirect and hijacker combination which is controlled by an unknown hacking group. It uses the typical approach of masking potentially dangerous code and elements in legitimate looking web pages and files. The redirect code is designed to open a hacker-set page in the web browsers of the users while the hijacker is the accompanying application plugin. They are created for the most popular web browsers used by end users: Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome and others. They can be distributed either directly as executable files that will install the relevant plugin or inserted in file carriers. They can be documents of all popular file formats or software installers. All of these files can be uploaded to hacker-created sites, sent via email messages.
What Happens After The mycoolsearch.com Infection?
An active mycoolsearch.com redirect infection will lead to the constant display of the hacker designated page. This is usually done by changing the settings of the web browsers to point to them. The made modifications will be to the values of the default home page, new tabs page and search engine.
When the relevant pages are visited for the first time the common mechanism is for the insertion of tracking cookies. They are designed to monitor and transmit the user interactions with the site. These pages are designed to imitate legitimate portals and search engines. Other consequences can include any of the following:
- Phishing Redirects — They are created to extract sensitive information about the users by masking as legitimate services. A common variant is the impersonation of online banking services and social networks.
- Malware Infections — These web pages are useful for delivering popular malware including Trojans — used to take over control of the computers and allow the criminals to spy on them.
- Web Browser Information Collection — After the relevant mycoolsearch.com redirect infection has been made the extension can hijack the stored data in the web browsers. This includes the history, cookies, bookmarks and stored passwords.
At any time the mycoolsearch.com redirect and hijacker behavior combination can have their behavior patterns changed. This may lead to other malicious actions that are executed on the victim computers. For this reason we recommend that the victims use a professional-grade anti-malware utility to effectively restore their computers.
How to REMOVE mycoolsearch.com
The removal of mycoolsearch.com may be a very tricky process, because of the fact that the unwanted program introducing this scam page may have files spread all of your hard drive. This is the main reason why we strongly advise you to follow the removal steps below. They are made so that if the problem persists after step 1 and 2, you can use a powerful anti-malware software(recommended). Be advised that security professionals often advise victims to remove this adware via an advanced anti-malware program. This will help save you significant time and will make sure that all of the persistent files and objects of mycoolsearch.com are fully gone from your PC.
- Guide 1: How to Remove mycoolsearch.com redirect from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of mycoolsearch.com redirect from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove mycoolsearch.com redirect from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase mycoolsearch.com redirect from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall mycoolsearch.com redirect from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Delete mycoolsearch.com redirect from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate mycoolsearch.com redirect from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove mycoolsearch.com redirect from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove mycoolsearch.com redirect
Step 2: Uninstall mycoolsearch.com redirect 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 mycoolsearch.com redirect 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 mycoolsearch.com redirect there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of mycoolsearch.com redirect from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall mycoolsearch.com redirect 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 mycoolsearch.com redirect 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 mycoolsearch.com redirect files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as mycoolsearch.com redirect, 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 mycoolsearch.com redirect 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 mycoolsearch.com redirect 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 mycoolsearch.com redirect 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.
Delete mycoolsearch.com redirect 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 mycoolsearch.com redirect will be removed.
Eliminate mycoolsearch.com redirect 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.