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|
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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.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Mysearch.com from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Mysearch.com from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Mysearch.com from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Mysearch.com from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Mysearch.com from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Mysearch.com from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Mysearch.com from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Mysearch.com from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Mysearch.com
Step 2: Uninstall Mysearch.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.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Mysearch.com 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 Mysearch.com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Mysearch.com from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Mysearch.com 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 Mysearch.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:
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 Mysearch.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.
Erase Mysearch.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.
Uninstall Mysearch.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.
Remove Mysearch.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".
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 Mysearch.com will be removed.
Eliminate Mysearch.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.