MyStartSearch is a browser hijacker that is aimed to annoy the users and to change searching options of their browsers in order to increase the traffic and popularity of sponsored resources. If you notice that your default browser search is not Google (or any other that you prefer) and instead you see MyStartSearch or something similar to it be sure that your computer is affected with one of currently popular malware program. I advice you to undertake all necessary measures to get rid of this stuff from your computer.
Usually MyStartSearch affects only most popular browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer but however there are always exceptions so be vigilant if you use some other browser and don’t be much scared if you realize that your PC was affected as well by this browser hijacker.
How does MyStartSearch affect your computer?
Good question and I’m ready to answer. First you will find that your homepage was changed to mystartsearch.net without your permission. Then you will see that all your searches are redirected to MyStartSearch and all your search queries will be regularly forwarded via mystartsearch.net. That means that you will never find what you are looking for because all the queries will be changed and all the found pages won’t be relevant enough – most of them will be kinda advertising stuff.
How does MyStartSearch get into your computer?
MyStartSearch is usually installed with some other software that you previously download from the Internet. My advice is: never download anything from any suspicious websites and be on the peak of your attention when you install software on your PC. The reason to read everything during installation process is that usually users click on “NEXT” button without checking all the marked ticks in boxes. MyStartSearch.net may be one of those programs that are usually installed in this way.
How to delete MyStartSearch from your computer?
To delete MyStartSearch.net browser hijacker we recommend you to scan your PC with Trojan Killer by GridinSoft LLC, a reliable anti-malware application for thorough adware and malware elimination from your system. You will also need to reset your browser with its assistance. If you have any troubles of difficulties deleting this browser hijacker, please feel free to contact us at any time when you need it.
How to remove it?
If you detect MyStartSearch and want to eliminate it as quickly as possible, then you can follow the removal instructions given below. We wrote full manuals how to delete MyStartSearch automatically and manually. Of course, you can choose a manual technique to remove this unpleasant program. But, we must warn that manual removal may be complex and difficult task for novice user. If you do not have considerable experience in dealing with such software, it is better is you select automatic removal tool.
Automatic removal tool for MyStartSearch
It is a perfect tool both for home and corporate usage. Developed specifically for automatic removal of viruses, bots, spyware, keyloggers, trojans, scareware and rootkits without the need to manually edit system files or registry, Trojan Killer additionally fixes system modifications that were introduced by malware and which, regretfully, are often ignored by some popular antivirus scanners. Also, Trojan Killer is quite easy to install and to use due to its intuitive interface. We strongly recommend you to start protecting your computer with this antimalware tool. Thousands of users have already tested Trojan Killer on their PCs which means that you have nothing to worry about. You can download it by clicking the link below.
MyStartSearch step by step removal instruction:
- Download GridinSoft Trojan Killer.
- Please, choose “Standart scan”, “Quick scan” or “Full scan” to scan your PC.
- Delete all detected infected files and registry entries by clicking “Apply” at the end of scan.
- Important: Shut down all your browsers before next steps.
- In GridinSoft Trojan Killer click “Tools” tab and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Please, click “Reset” button.
This video will help you to reset your internet browser using Trojan Killer by GridinSoft:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with MyStartSearch in the future.
GridinSoft Trojan Killer offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Trojan Killer and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):
The manual removal for advanced users.
- Click “START” and choose “Сontrol Panel”
For Windows 8
- Please, select “Programs and Features”.
- Now on your screen appear window to uninstall or change a program.
- Search the name and select on “Uninstall”
Also, you should reminded that you need to uninstall all add-ons from your internet browser and other tied junkware. If this task is a difficult for you, please use Trojan Killer. Trojan Killer may Reset Browsing Settings FREE. You find detailed instructions how to reset browsing settings manually HERE