The My-search.com page is not a typical start page you typically use. This fake home domain has its own search engine and a lot of advertisements. You can’t use this page on regular basis because it is illegal and hazardous. So that My-search.com is not what you get used to. Cyber criminals have this trick in their arsenal to deceive users and obtain a lot of profits with its help. They develop such fake start pages with not the true search engine to hijack user computers and feed them up with advertisements.
Another scenario takes place when My-search.com pop-ups offer you to install My-search.com tool to promote their devices. In most cases those who interacted obtain new viruses, Trojans, PUPs and other unwanted items. Most of such users have Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge browsers, so the risks of penetration is great.
Such kind of My-search.com pages want to gather your sensitive information and transfer it to the third-party users. Another point is advertising. Internet visitors without special cleaning utilities can become infected with these fake pages and hijackers. The installation of My-search.com hijacker takes place silently, so it happens without your permission, as a rule. However, even now you can decrease the risk of the penetration if you read installation agreements while installing new software onto your device. To check whether you have the threat we are talking about, take a look at browser settings – if they face strange changes and there is no possibility to change them back, you are likely to have the infection. Constant browser redirects to different molecules resources should also alert you.
My-search.com hijacker page is unwanted in your computer. Your search history is absolutely not what you would like to share with strangers. We strongly suggest you to deal with the threat firstly and prove that you will not face the same risks in the future. Remove it with our GridinSoft Anti-Malware application right now. There is an effective guidance below, it will help you to deal with the rubbish you already have.
How to remove My-search.com?
If you decided to use the removal tool, all you need to do is to follow the next steps:
Step 1. Download and install My-search.com removal tool from the link below.
The installation process is very simple, you need to choose the “Installation folder” and press “Install” button to proceed, the installation process will begin.
Step 2. Run the scan of your PC.
NOTE: Before you start to scan your computer, CLOSE ALL ACTIVE BROWSER WINDOWS on this time.
After the installation, start the program. Every time when you run this anti-virus it will start an automatic standard scan of your computer. You will have 5 seconds to cancel the scan if you don’t need it. Otherwise, the scan will begin automatically. There are other ways to start scan manually. Just Press on “Scan” tab and than left-click on “Full scan” or another kind of scan you need. Full scan is adviced, but due to performance problems because of the virus you may also choose “Quick scan”.
After the start of scanning process you will see the screen with progress bar and alerts, that will show you what kind malicious files Anti-Malware found during the scan and the exact location of it.
Step 3. Apply actions to My-search.com infected files.
NOTE: To be able to remove detected items you need to purchace a license. This program has FREE tools available, that will help you in most cases (Go to STEP 4) and works as a FREE scanner. The removal function removes 50% of detected items by choosing most dangerous from them.
When the scanning process of your PC will be finished, Anti-Malware will show you all threats that were found on your PC and a list of actions, that you can Apply to them. First, you can select what kind of action you want to Apply to this malware. Then, press “Fix now” button to produce action and delete all threats.
Step 4. Reset you browser settings.
NOTE: This operation will close all instances of selected browsers. Any unsaved changes will be lost. Please, save all work in progress before you continue.
When you eliminated My-search.com we strongly recommend you to reset your browser settings. For that, you can go to “Tools” tab and press “Reset browser settings” button.
NOTE: This function is FREE to use in all version of program and will help you in most cases.
You will see the window with options. You can choose what Internet browser and the exact options you want to reset.
How to prevent the My-search.com infection:
Removing the malware from your PC is a good thing. But it doesn’t mean that you will be protected from the repeated infection. The best way to deal with this adware is to not get infected in the first place. If you want to prevent the infection follow the simple tip below:
- Do not install free applications from unreliable websites!
- If you did download this kind of program, select custom installation and remove any tick in the checkbox that seems questionable.
- Use an anti-virus software on your PC.
- Scan your Computer at least once a week.
Also, you can activate the On-run protection in Anti-Malware. To do that, go to the “Protection” tab and press “Start” button to the right of the label.
If you consider yourself a skilled user, you can try to delete this adware on your own. We must remind you when you eliminate adware manually, all the unexpected consequences and risks are lying on you and you alone. So let’s begin!
Manual removal guide for My-search.com:
Removing My-search.com should be your main concern. First, you must delete this add-on as a software from your PC. Right after cleaning all of the folders you’ll be able to begin cleaning up the web browser. Before removing My-search.com pop-ups, it’s necessary to totally reset the web browser. If you still thinking about manual removal of My-search.com malware, follow these steps below:
Step 1. Remove My-search.com from your PC.
To delete My-search.com from your computer, you can find the “Uninstall the program” tool on your Operation System.
- Windows 8/10: Right-click on Start – Quick Access Menu – Control Panel – Uninstall a program. You will see the list of programs and software, that is installed on your PC. Find “My-search.com”, click on it and press ‘Uninstall”
- Windows 7: Click on Start – Control Panel – Uninstall a program. You will see the list of programs and software, that is installed on your PC. Right-click on “My-search.com” and press ‘Uninstall”.
- Windows XP: Click on Start – Control Panel – Add/Remove Programs. Similar windows with the list of programs will show you. Right-click on “My-search.com” and press “Remove”
Sometimes it may be not an easy task to locate My-search.com virus as installed program, it may not be a program at all or mask itself by another name. In these cases use the removal tool to avoid any mistakes and complications.
Step 2. Browser setting reset guide
After you removed the My-search.com you will need to reset browser settings. To do it, follow the tips below:
- If you have Google Chrome Browser go to the “Settings” tab and press “Show advanced settings”. In the bottom of the page click in “Reset settings” button.
- For the Mozilla Firefox press the “Refresh Firefox” button in the right top corner.
- Opera users can reset settings by deleting “Operapref.ini file” in folder “C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera\”.
- For Internet Explorer users open “Tools” menu, than click “Internet options”. In the next window click “Advanced” button and than press “Reset”.
If the manual removal guide didn’t work for you or it worked with unwanted consequences we strongly recommend you to install the automatic My-search.com removal tool and follow the steps from Automatic removal guide for My-search.com My-search.com. You can find this guide higher. Use the link below to download the particular tool.
We hope this guide helped you with your problem. If you have any questions about My-search.com or you have some thoughts about viruses, that you’d liked to share, please, leave a comment below. We will be happy to assist you.