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Remove MyStartSearch.com Virus (Uninstall Guide)

MyStartSearch.com is a browser hijacker developed by no-name Chinese company. As soon as your PC is infected with this malware, the internet browser’s homepage and default search engine is set to mystartsearch.com.

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MyStartSearch.com search engine is useless since the search results are filled with sponsored links. The promotion method, when a website is ranked higher in the search results than it is supposed to be, is called Blackhat SEO. Furthermore, the domain gathers data about the searches you have conducted.

Although this browser hijacker can’t be qualified as a virus, MyStartSearch.com still has a lot of potentially dangerous or annoying features. For instance, it has the capabilities to infiltrate deeply into the OS, just like a typical rootkit.

Interesting information can be found in ‘About’ section of MyStartSearch.com website:

mystartsearch are firmly positioned as global leaders in search engine marketing and web traffic generation.

..however, you should know that the MyStartSearch domain was registered on 23th of September in 2014, so it took less than a week to become a ‘global leader’.. 100% scam. We suggest you remove MyStartSearch.com from your PC as soon as possible.

Automatic MyStartSearch.com Removal

Download and install SpyHunter to detect MyStartSearch.com and remove it.

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Windows XP/Vista/7/8. Internet Explorer 6.0 or later

  1. Install SpyHunter by double-clicking the downloaded file. Follow the on-screen instructions
  2. SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect threats

Learn more about SpyHunter (EULA) and How to Install | Uninstall Instructions

Note: download size is 3.0 MB. SpyHunter trial version offers an unlimited number of scans and detections. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.

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Manual MyStartSearch.com removal

Important Note: MyStartSearch.com can be removed manually, however any mistakes can lead your PC to permanent damage of the system. Therefore a manual removal process is highly recommended for IT experts and system administrators. For regular users, FixBrowsers.com team recommends using SpyHunter or any other reputable security application.

1. To remove MyStartSearch.com, check your Add/Remove Programs list in Control Panel (Start -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs). In the list search for apps related to MyStartSearch.com and then choose ‘Uninstall’.

2. Delete any browser plugin related to “MyStartSearch.com”:

Firefox -> Add-ons -> Extensions.
Google Chrome -> Settings -> Extensions.
Internet Explorer -> Manage add-ons ->Toolbars and Extensions.

3. Also remove MyStartSearch.com from your browsers:

Internet Explorer:
Tools -> Internet options -> General tab. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.

Google Chrome:
Settings -> Appearance. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.

Mozilla Firefox:
Options -> General tab -> Startup. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.

4. Delete any folder related to “MyStartSearch.com” from the following folders:

  • %ProgramFiles%
  • %AppData%
  • %ProgramData%
  • %LocalAppData%

 

7 Responses to Remove MyStartSearch.com Virus (Uninstall Guide)

  1. Jack says:

    Hey guys,

    Just wondering if SpyHunter is a safe software? I’ve been tricked a few times to remove browser hijackers and sometimes made it worse. If this works, thank you very much. MyStartSearch.com is a pain in the butt.

    • Matt K says:

      Spyhunter is a safe program. i use it personally, no complaints so far.. and it deals with majority of virus/hijackers problems.

      However the design could be better…

  2. Laurie says:

    Rogue browser will not allow spyhunter download. Any other way ?
    Avast pro did not prevent intrusion over Safari.

  3. Bapatom says:

    Thank you for the info and instructions

  4. jayden.S says:

    im running a virus scan right now, found over 89 potential threats, they all have to do with my start search engine 0-0

  5. Irene says:

    I have tried EVERYTHING to remove ‘mystartsearch/startmysearch – goodness knows how it got on to my laptop – but being a very old pensioner, I want to fix this without calling in the sharks…. PLEASE – CAN SOMEONE HELP ME? Irene

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