Search.myinterestsxp.com has hijacked my Google home page and every time i open my browser it pops up right away. Now I need help removing this hijacking malware. I have gone into control panel internet to general and manually changed it back to google.com but this page keeps opening up as my home page. I have even deleted all my history and it does no good. Help
Search.myinterestsxp.com is categorized as browser hijacker that can take over most web browsers like IE, Chrome, Firefox and Safari. It masquerades itself as a legitimate and trustworthy search engine and forces users to set it as the default homepage or search provider. Most of Internet users are still not aware that this kind of bogus search engines can pose a serious harm for their computers. In fact, this hijacker is affiliated with adware or potentially unwanted programs that can change your default search engine provider, homepage and even track your web searches. Once installed, the hijacker adds unwanted browser extensions, toolbars, browser plugins, and other unwanted things to your system. As a result, you will find your Internet speed is slow and your web browser keeps crashing frequently. Endless pop-up ads may display on your screen asking you to buy something you don’t need or redirecting you to questionable web pages to further collect your personal information.
Search.myinterestsxp.com provides a search engine in the middle of its page and links you to Amazon quickly. It looks like a regular page that can provide many conveniences to net users, but in fact this is a spam search engine and it will not provide you any relevant search results, but only give you sponsored websites and crazy ads instead. In addition, it may collect your history and cookies, even control your keyword search without your knowledge, and then depending on what you are searching for, it shows commercials advertisements and finally slows down your computer. In many cases, a hijacker sneaks to your computer via bundling with programs that you installed, streamed or downloaded. It is important to read the end user license agreement carefully when you’re downloading or installing something from Internet and avoid the installation and avoid the installation of any other unwanted items. Search.myinterestsxp.com hijacker should be manually removed as soon as possible.
Usually, the Search.myinterestsxp.com redirect is bundled with additional computer threats which can be adware parasites, rootkits and other malwares. The hijacker is capable to make great damages to the computer. Particularly, the malfunction of normal programs is badly caused by this hijacker infection. That is why your advanced security protection and firewall fail to block this computer infection. The redirect infection changes itself daily, which makes it impossible for antivirus to work out a latest version to deal with any computer infection properly. Therefore, it makes no difference by using another antivirus or reinstalling the target web browser. Instead, users should remove the hazardous hijacker infection in a manual removal way.
Manual removal is initially suggested for advanced users, as it is quite complicated and difficult. PC users need to know better about how to reset browser settings, find out all additional ads-on, plug-ins and toolbar related to this hijacker infection to wipe them out and deal with system files and registry entries etc. Do not delete anything that you doubt whether it is a normal computer file or an infected one. To make it easier, please follow removal guide given here to deal with the hijacker virus effectively:
strong>1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button
2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once Search.myinterestsxp.com redirect is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
4. Remove all the malicious files related to Search.myinterestsxp.com hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
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