This article reveals how to remove Mysearch.com from Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari browsers and the computer.
Mysearch.com is the domain of a hoax search engine that hijacks commonly used browsers. It aggressively forces affected users to utilize its services by replacing the homepage, the new tab page and the default search engine with its domain address. After the infection, it may install the associated browser extension MySearch D3-3 to increase its persistence and control over the hijacked browser.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||The redirect can install browser extension and then hijacks the homepage, search engine and new tab on every browser application you own.|
|Symptoms||The homepage, new tab and search engine of all your browsers will be switched to Mysearch.com. You will be redirected and could see sponsored content.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by Mysearch.com |
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Mysearch.com – Distribution Methods
An infection with Mysearch.com redirect is possible after the installation of a free application on the PC. A variety of freeware offers can be found on P2P networks, file sharing platforms, torrent websites, and social media channels. Sadly many developers of freeware utilize the so-called bundling practice. It allows them to include additional components in the installation setups and enable their automatic installation. The good news is that there is an option to prevent this unexpected side effect by selecting the Advanced/Custom settings provided in the configuration panel. Usually, there all unwanted components can be unmarked so they cannot sneak into the system.
Another way for Mysearch.com browser hijacker distribution is via other potentially unwanted programs like MuzikFury, MuzikTrak and Screen Dream. They all add suspicious browser extensions that alter essential browser settings, so it gets hijacked by the hoax search engine Mysearch.com. Like other hijackers, they can be found on Google Web Store.
The analyses reveal that Mysearch.com redirect is a pervasive threat that can affect browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge, and Safari.
Mysearch.com – More Details
Mysearch.com redirect hijacks the browser due to its capability to modify browser settings. After infection, it forces you to use its dubious search engine as it is set to be the default one. The domain address Mysearch.com or Search.mysearch.com appears on the homepage and each new tab page. So each time you open the affected browser you can see the homepage of Mysearch.com redirect:
All entered searches are displayed in the same tab by the customized Mysearch.com search engine. Beware that the results are likely to differ those of the trustworthy service providers like Google and Bing so you may see limited and not enough relevant results. Additionally, the sponsored results may exceed the organic ones which restrict you from receiving the most relevant content.
After infection Mysearch.com can cause constant redirects during your browsing sessions and flood your browser with a lot of advertisements. As a result, you may witness slowdowns and even browser crashes.
It appears that Mysearch.com redirect is associated with a dubious browser extension named MySearch D3-3 that may appear on the affected browser without your consent. Once installed the MySearch D3-3 extension grants the permission to:
- Read and change all your data on the websites you visit
- Read and change your browsing history
- Change your search settings to: search.mysearch.com
- Manage your downloads
- Manage your apps, extensions, and themes
- Your machine name
- Computer user name
- IP address
- Operating system information
- Machine/user permissions
- Browser type
- Browser version
- Your clicks including clicks on ads
- The URL of the web sites you visit
- New tab page and/or default search settings
- Your search queries
- The address of the web pages you previously visited
By using any services or programs associated with Mysearch.com is considered that you automatically give your consent for the collection of the information mentioned above.
Remove Mysearch.com Redirect
The detailed instructions below show how to get rid of Mysearch.com redirect so you can take over the control of your online security. Have in mind that the most efficient results are possible only if all steps are completed. The guide is applicable to all Windows system versions and all commonly used browsers.