I have a new laotop which was bought few days before. Yesterday I opened my Google Chrome and the custom search on Google chrome was MyStart.com, my Google search was gone from nowhere. How do I remove this? I don’t want MyStart.com. I just want it to automatically use Google search to avoid the ads from ask. And I don’t want any relevant product of it as well. How can I get rid of it?
MyStart.com is a notorious browser redirect which seizes every chance to get into target browser to complete browser redirection. It is not a famous search engine which has good repute. Webpage domain is hijacked to display annoying ads on the victim browser to promote its web traffic. Settings will be secretly modified once browser hijackers we are talking about on this article enter into target computer. If settings are changed without permission or awareness, some negative effects would be brought to your computer. Series of malicious actions will be held on the victim PC such as changing startup homepage, search engine and current webpage, degrading security settings to allow malware to take effect on the infected computer, modifying browser settings, etc.. Your wanted webpage and default search engine will be redirected to its domain.
Browser hijackers have infected many computers so far. It will take charge of the victim browser as soon as it is activated. In addition to the web browsing intervention, it also modifies browser settings and hides behind the important system files so that it can avoid security detection. More precisely, it will change your computer settings to slow security settings, cheat security program and allow other malicious programs to get into. Considering the very low security and low defense of the infected computer, the invasion of other viruses becomes very simple. It can also record your personal information. Some browser hijacking may contain the key logger. Then, the network crime can easily obtain bank account information, passwords, and important documents. If you want to protect your computer, you need to remove browser hijacker in your computer as soon as possible.
The search engine such as Google or Yahoo will be redirected to its domain and your homepage will be modified to unknown resources. Your computer is responding slowly in every process and the responding process makes you feel like it stuck. You will be annoyed about the budges of pop-ups and adware that accompany with it. You have to wait for more time than usual while opening a new webpage on the infected browser because it takes more time to load process. You are always being redirected to some unsafe links or malicious websites.
Manual removal is a complicated and risky process, so please back up all important data before making any changes on your computer. Here are some instructions to handle with the Trojan horse manually, and be cautious when going through the following steps.
1 Clear all the cookies of the affected browsers.
* Google Chrome: Click on the Tools menu → select Options → Click “Under the bonnet” tab → locate “Privacy” section → browsing data” button → “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
* Internet Explorer: Click “Tools” → Click “safety” → “delete browsing history” → Tick “cookies” box and click delete
* Firefox:: Click “Tools” → Click “Options” → Click “Privacy” → Click “remove individual cookies”
2 Remove all the add-ons and extensions.
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Settings → Click Manage Add-ons
(2). Click Programs tab → Click Manage Add-ons → 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.
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Press Win+R to get run option
(2). Type in Control Panel and hit enter to get Control Panel
(3). Click on Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on Folder Options link
(4). Click on View tab in Folder Options window
(5). Tick Show hidden files, folders, and drives under Hidden files and folders tab
(6). Click Apply to effect， then click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
4 stop virus processes in the Windows Task Manager.
(1). Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together to get Windows Task Manager
(2). Click More details
5. Remove all the malicious files registry entries through Registry Edit.
*MyStart.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). Using Registry Editor to delete all the related registry entries.
*Guides to open Registry Editor:
Press Win+R key together then Registry Editor will pop up.
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of MyStart.com.
MyStart.com are usually accessed through careless online activities. When we are surfing on the Internet, there are many viruses in the World Wide Web. The effective way for it to get into target browser is to download free installation package from unsafe websites or unknown resource which will provide it a chance to invade your private notebook. Since many viruses are usually stored in these malicious resources, avoiding of unsafe online behavior would help us keep away from getting infected over and over. Although this is not considered to be a computer virus, it is annoying and unnecessary and it changes the browser settings secretly. If you want to protect the computer, you need to quickly get rid of it.
Published by & last updated on June 13, 2014 12:44 pm