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Sep 30, 2014

Remove Mystartsearch.com Browser Hijacker

What is Mystartsearch.com? Are the web site links and information on its site reliable? Why does it become my homepage even if I don’t change anything? I have tried to change the homepage back to my favorite one several times, but the annoying site still keeps popping up? Why is it so stubborn? How to make the browser and computer back to normal?

More Details about Mystartsearch.com:

Mystartsearch.com is a browser hijacker, also known as a browser redirect. It has the ability to enter the computer furtively and hijack your web browser. Those famous browsers including Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Opera are very easy to be influenced by it. It is usually hidden in some free items. You will see the hijacker in the computer if you do not uncheck the box asking you to install it additionally when you install a free program. Furthermore, downloading pornographic videos, clicking on unknown links or opening spam email attachments will activate its download into the computer.

You may not know Mystartsearch.com stays in the computer until you see it when you open the web browser to surf the Internet as usual. By modifying the browser settings, it becomes the homepage and does not allow you to change the homepage to Google.com, Yahoo.com or any other website you like. When you want to visit a website or search for something, it will continue to bother you. You may feel uncomfortable, because you can’t control your computer. System resources are consumed greatly by the hijacker in the backdoor, so the computer is always running slowly. In addition, information and links that are provided by Mystartsearch.com are not reliable. If you click on them, you will be redirected to suspicious web sites displaying a large number of advertisements with the purpose of attracting you to spend money or some web site containing many dangerous viruses released by cyber criminals who have the ability to access the infected computer remotely. It is so terrible that someone looks at you when you run a program, visit a website or review a document as usual in the computer. Therefore, you should completely remove Mystartsearch.com. Antivirus software even cannot find it out in the computer. So, if you want to delete it completely when the antivirus software doesn’t work, you can try manual removal.

Processing manual removal is supposed to have a certain level of computer literacy. If you are not sure how to start and are afraid of making any critical mistakes damaging the computer system, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

Primary Symptoms and Potential Risks:

1. Mystartsearch.com is able to become the startup page of your web browser via modifying browser settings. No matter which browser you are using (Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Opera), you can see the browser is occupied by it completely.
2. It may also install plug-ins, extensions and toolbars in the browser so as to record your search history as well as cookies.
3. You need to wait for a long time when visiting websites because the browser always gets stuck and is slow in reaction.
4. This annoying redirect may also result in unstable Internet connection and system freezes frequently.
5. You are forced to receive many advertisement windows when the computer is connected to the Internet.

Manual Removal Guide:

Mystartsearch.com is an annoying redirect which pretends to be a professional search engine. It has the ability to influence the computer with Windows operating systems. It forces you to visit its site when you begin to perform any task in the web browser such as visiting a website and searching for something in the Google or some other well-known search engines. In addition, many advertisement boxes will pop up constantly to interrupt your work in the computer. It can reduce the computer performance, so your work efficiency is reduced greatly. What is worse, Mystartsearch.com is able to be used by some evil computer hackers to put viruses in your computer. Those bad guys can also embed spyware on your computer. Therefore, you need to remove the hijacker as soon as possible.

1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions

* Internet Explorer:

(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options

Tools in IE

(3). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the suspicious add-ons

* Firefox:

(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons

Tools in Firefox

(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable

* Google Chrome:

(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions

Customize and control Google Chrome button

(2). Disable the extensions of Mystartsearch.com

2. End Relevant Processes

(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab

Windows Task Manager

*For Win 8 Users:

Click More details when you see the Task Manager box

Win 8 Task Manager

And then click Details tab

Details Tab in Win 8 Task Manager

(2). Find out and end Mystartsearch.com’s processes

3. Show Hidden Files

(1). Click on Start button and then on Control Panel

(2). Click on Appearance and Personalization

(3). Click on Folder Options

(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window

(5). Choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window

*For Win 8 Users:

Press Win+E together to open Computer window, click View and then click Options

View in Computer Window

Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

View Tab in Folder Options Window

4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files

(1). Delete the registry entries related to Mystartsearch.com through Registry Editor

Press Win+R to bring up the Run window, type “regedit” and click “OK”

While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete its registry entries

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ‘Random’

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer\run\Random.exe

(2). Find out and remove the associated files

%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe

%Temp%\random.exe

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\random

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

In short, Mystartsearch.com is a stubborn browser hijacker that cannot be removed by the antivirus programs. If we want to stay away from the unpleasant thing, we need to be more careful when we want to view, open or download anything from the Internet. The hijacker makes the computer run so slow, which means you have to wait a longer time for opening programs or visiting web sites. Cyber criminals are able to use the hijacker to access your computer computer. No one knows what they can do in the computer. Therefore, you should get rid of Mystartsearch.com as soon as possible.

The above manual removal is quite dangerous and complicated, which needs sufficient professional skills. Therefore, only computer users with rich computer knowledge are recommended to implement the process because any errors including deleting important system files and registry entries will crash your computer system. If you have no idea of how to process the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further assistance.

Published by & last updated on September 30, 2014 4:03 am

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