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Remove MyRecipesxp(.)com Browser Hijacker Efficiently from Your PC

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MyRecipesxp(.)com is the search engine of a browser hijacker with the name My Recipes XP. SaferBrowser developed the hijacker. That same company is has made numerous hijackers similar to this one. The intrusive program will change the new tab, homepage, and search engine of your browser applications. A toolbar can be placed in your browsers as well as an extension tied to the hijacker. You can get redirected.

To remove this hijacker and all of its items, you should read this article carefully.

Threat Summary

NameMyRecipesxp(.)com
TypeBrowser Hijacker, PUP
Short DescriptionThe hijacker will change the homepage, search engine and new tab setting on the browser programs you own.
SymptomsThe homepage, search engine and new tab of your browsers will be changed to MyRecipesxp(.)com. You can get redirected and see advertisements.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundle Packages
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MyRecipesxp(.)com – How Did I Get It?

You can get My Recipes XP from third-party installations. Without knowing, these installations found in bundled packages and freeware can push the hijacker onto your computer. Said installations could add more components, by default. To prevent getting similar programs with browser-hijacking capabilities on your machine, can be done if you Custom or Advanced menu. From its settings, you can choose to deselect components from the installation.

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A setup associated to MyRecipesxp(.)com can be found on multiple websites around the internet could also be put on the Google Chrome web store. You could directly download that setup from websites, such as MyRecipesxp(.)com, as you can see in the above image. Here it is pushed as an extension to the browser. The hijacker could also be delivered through advertisements, and redirect links, too. Browsers that can be affected are: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari.

MyRecipesxp(.)com – What Does It Do?

MyRecipesxp(.)com is the search engine of a browser hijacker that goes by the name of My Recipes XP. The search engine claims it is all about food, cooking and providing top tier recipes. That is untrue as if you want to click and read on any of the recipes on the main domain, you are prompted to install the hijacker in a pop-up window.

While on your computer, the hijacker spreads numerous redirects, which could potentially slow down you’re the performance of your PC and browsers. The unwanted software will alter your browser settings, like the new tab, homepage, and search engine. This application is made by the company called SaferBrowser. You can see that the SaferBrowser’s hijacker applications are somewhere in the range of two dozen and keep coming.

This is how the app’s search engine looks:

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Plug-ins like add-ons and extensions could be injected inside your browsers and modify settings, such as the homepage, new tab, default search and is not excluded to tamper with more. Additive components, including those extensions, mainly come from bundle programs and install without notice. Thus, you could witness redirects while browsing the Web and data can be sent from them to servers of the MyRecipesxp(.)com owners, partners, and affiliates.

The extension could do the following:

  • Read and change all your data on the websites you visit
  • Manage your apps, extensions, and themes

If MyRecipesxp(.)com is on your PC and appears in your browsers, you could experience slowdowns. Your search results will be filtered by the pseudo search engine of the hijacker and will acquire information about you and your computer system. Sponsored content and targeted advertisements may show in the search results or upon browsing. The adverts may appear as in-text links, pop-unders, pop-ups or similar ads.

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From the picture displayed above, you can view how the search results page you land on from the MyRecipesxp(.)com search engine. You are redirected to the search results page of other search engines, which are reputable. You can see that Yahoo is the search given here as an example, but other famous search engines might be shown, too. Hijackers do that, so they can trick you into trusting them.

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All queries you make in any search bar will go through the modified search, filtered by the hijacker, and the information sent to its servers. So, be very careful with what you write in searches. Read below to find out what information exactly could be extracted from the things you type and from your Internet presence, while you have the hijacker on your computer.

MyRecipesxp(.)com – Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy of MyRecipesxp(.)com gives clear insight that information, which is both personally and non-personally identifying can be gathered by this hijacker. The SaferBrowser company is keeping this Policy for every app they make since January 2015, or at least that is the date stated for its last update. The accumulated information can be disclosed to third party business partners of the company owner.

The Policy states that the following information is collected:

  • Search queries and all data you type in searches
  • Search data and specifics of searches
  • IP address
  • Country of residence, home address
  • URLs and clicks
  • Browser (version and type)
  • Name, education, interests
  • Communications preferences
  • Telephone number
  • Operating System (plus other related data)

The policy can be seen in the preview image below:

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If you use software or services connected to the MyRecipesxp(.)com website, its developers state in the Privacy Policy that this grants them your approval the collection of your information. The SaferBrowser company will obtain data from you and your personal computer. Cookies which this site uses, and more tracking technologies, like web beacons, can collect further information about your browsing. Be careful with what information you give in the search bars of your browsers.

Remove MyRecipesxp(.)com Completely from Your PC

To remove MyRecipesxp(.)com manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions given below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the browser hijacker entirely, you should search for and remove any leftover items with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such software helps keep your computer secure in the future.

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How to Remove MyRecipesxp(.)com from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove MyRecipesxp(.)com

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We Recommend To Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall MyRecipesxp(.)com 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. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by MyRecipesxp(.)com on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by MyRecipesxp(.)com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for MyRecipesxp(.)com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

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4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


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Get rid of MyRecipesxp(.)com from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall MyRecipesxp(.)com and remove related files and objects

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy


1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to MyRecipesxp(.)com:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to MyRecipesxp(.)com. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to MyRecipesxp(.)com. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • 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 MyRecipesxp(.)com 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:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as MyRecipesxp(.)com. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

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.



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Remove MyRecipesxp(.)com 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.


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Erase MyRecipesxp(.)com 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.



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Uninstall MyRecipesxp(.)com 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.



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Remove MyRecipesxp(.)com 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".

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Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

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Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

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A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the MyRecipesxp(.)com will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


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Eliminate MyRecipesxp(.)com 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.


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