Myinfosearch(.)biz is a new potentially unwanted program (PUP) in the list of browser hijackers. Once it is on your system it may modify the settings of your browser. The homepage may be changed as well as the new tab page. One of the possible main aims of the PUP is changing the default search engine. Thus, it may modify the search results and redirect you to sponsored links or websites with potentially malicious content.
Another side effect of the hijacker is that it may add a browser extension. To remove this unwanted program and everything related, you should read this article carefully.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||It can change the homepage, search engine, the new tab of all of your browsers.|
|Symptoms||Changes the homepage and new tab to Myinfosearch(.)biz. The search engine could redirect to the same page or similar ones.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundle Packages|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Myinfosearch(.)biz.|
How Myinfosearch(.)biz Hijacks the System?
The Myinfosearch(.)biz browser hijacker may affect your system with just one click on a misleading advertisement. The same goes if you click on suspicious links. It is possible to get Myinfosearch through doubtful links shared across social media networks like Facebook.
It is also a common practice for some software vendors to bundle together potentially unwanted programs like Myinfosearch(.)biz in installation setups. It is advised to read everything carefully under the End User License Agreements (EULA) or Terms of Agreement for the different software statements before installing it. Most times it could serve as a warning to stay away from browser hijackers like Myinfosearch(.)biz.
Further, during the installation process look for Advanced or Custom settings and try to see if there is extra software ready to be installed. Sometimes there is information provided there that tries to convince you of how useful the extra software is. But have in mind that this could be just a misleading method of advertising products with dubious quality and security.
More About Myinfosearch(.)biz Activities
The browser hijacker Myinfosearch(.)biz may change various browser settings. If you see it, you should stay away from it. This is how it looks like:
What may those browser setting changes be?
- The start page in Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge
- The new tab page
- The default search engine
- The displayed search results
Myinfosearch(.)biz could also add a browser extension. Furthermore, it may modify the Windows Registry and create shortcuts on the desktop and Windows Start Menu. A possible side effect might be DNS settings that are changed.
When the browser hijacker is on the system it may collect information such as your IP address, browser type, links that you click on and search queries.
Such browser hijackers often have a goal of generating online revenue through redirects. The redirects might be the result of either deceiving ads showing in your browser, or displaying modified search results on the site. You may end up on sponsored and suspicious domains.
The Myinfosearch(.)biz PUP is possible to redirect you to the suspicious domain Reimageplus(.)com. The information presented on Reimageplus(.)com will try to convince you to download their Reimage PC repair tool. In fact, that is a rogue antivirus program. The download of such software may harm your PC instead of making it perform better.
Remove Myinfosearch(.)biz Completely from Your Computer
You can follow the step-by-step guide below and remove it manually from your PC. Determining the full impact of Myinfosearch(.)biz on your system could be a difficult task. In case the browser hijacker remains on your system after the manual removal, you can try to get rid of it automatically using an advanced anti-malware program. Such kind of a program will delete all leftovers and ensure you protection further on.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Myinfosearch(.)biz from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Myinfosearch(.)biz from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Myinfosearch(.)biz from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Myinfosearch(.)biz from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Myinfosearch(.)biz from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Myinfosearch(.)biz from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Myinfosearch(.)biz from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Myinfosearch(.)biz from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Myinfosearch(.)biz
Step 2: Uninstall Myinfosearch(.)biz 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 Myinfosearch(.)biz 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 Myinfosearch(.)biz there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Myinfosearch(.)biz from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Myinfosearch(.)biz 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 Myinfosearch(.)biz 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 Myinfosearch(.)biz 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 Myinfosearch(.)biz 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 Myinfosearch(.)biz 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 Myinfosearch(.)biz 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 Myinfosearch(.)biz will be removed.
Eliminate Myinfosearch(.)biz 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.