Is Mytotalsearch.com a legitimate search engine or a virus? Homepage is locked by Mytotalsearch.com and cannot change back? All your search results are redirected to some unwanted websites? Cannot remove it by antivirus software? How to get rid of it completely?
Mytotalsearch.com is regarded as a browser hijacker virus which masquerades as a legitimate and trustworthy search engine. Inexperienced Internet users may be easily induced by its professional appearance with a search bar and links to popular sites. It can get into your computer system without permission when you type something in the search bar and click Search. In addition, it may also be together with some free software, unknown email attachments or pornographic content images and videos.
After totally infiltrating into your computer system, it can corrupt system files and change DNS settings to change the default homepage and prevent you from changing back. When you are trying to search something in the Internet, you will be redirected to some weird websites containing a lot of unreliable advertisements from which the hackers can earn advertising fees, even Trojan horse and other malicious virus. Mytotalsearch.com also can modify Windows Registry and then implant virus, spyware and adware parasites into your system, which will damage your computer system and create a backdoor for the hackers to intrude your computer furtively. Your computer will work slowly and you will be interrupted by many annoying pop-up ads when you are using the computer with Internet connection. The hacker is able to steal your personal information including bank account information. Therefore, Mytotalsearch.com is a serious threat to the security of your privacy and we highly suggest you remove this virus as soon as possible before more damages and losses.
Mytotalsearch.com hides deep in the registry entries and mutates at quick speed, so it is very difficult for antivirus to detect it and remove it completely. It needs and only can be removed manually so that it is completely kicked off from your computer. Please be informed that manual removal is a cumbersome procedure for the virus is very tricky to hide itself deep and automatically recrudesce later.
Mytotalsearch.com is a high-risk browser hijacker which will change the homepage and browser settings, and redirect your web search results to random sites containing lots of illegal advertisements, even Trojan, rootkit or other malware virus. Sometimes the antivirus software cannot identify the computer threat accurately and timely or remove it permanently, therefore, manual removal is the best choice to uninstall it completely from your computer. Users can follow the manual guide here to have this virus removed instantly.
1. Clean cookies
* Internet Explorer: Tools → Internet Options →the General tab, Delete the Cookies button can be directly seen in IE6, IE7 is to click the Delete Browsing History button then tick Cookies and click Delete.
* Firefox: Tools → Options → Privacy → Remove Individual Cookies → Delete corresponding cookies in the cookies showing box.
* Opera: Tools → Preferences → Advanced → Cookies →Delete corresponding cookies in Management Cookies.
2. Clean add-ons and extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Start, type: Manage browser add-ons
(2). Hit Enter on your keyboard
(3). Click Manage add-ons and disable all the suspicious add-ons.
（1）. Click the Firefox menu and click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable.
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button → Tools → click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
3. Show hidden files
(1). Click on the Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on the Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on the Folder Options link
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose the Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
4. Delete virus files
Find out and remove the associated files of this browser hijacker virus.
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “.exe”
In a word, Mytotalsearch.com is a malicious which can hijack your browser. When infected with this virus, your search results will be redirected to some random websites. Such websites may contain lots of advertisements luring you to purchase things, even Trojans or other malware virus. It will also prevent you from changing your browser’s homepage and default search engine. Additionally, it tends to slow down the performance of your computer. To make things worse, this virus is a tool for the hacker to invade your infected computer to steal your information including credit card, bank account information and individual privacy, and install more threats into your computer. So it is very important to remove it right immediately.
Published by & last updated on November 21, 2012 11:36 am