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Remove Mys.yoursearch.me hijack (Removal Instructions) - Jun 2017 update

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Mys.yoursearch.me browser redirects might pose a threat to your computer

Mys.yoursearch.me search engine

Mys.yoursearch.me virus is yet another browser-hijacking program that has been classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) due to several reasons, which we will discuss step-by-step. After hijacking the target system and adding FVD Speed Dial extension to major web browsers, this PUP starts redirecting user to hxxp://Mys.yoursearch.me/ whenever the user attempts to perform a web search.

If you have already installed it on your computer, do not get fooled by its ordinary and trustworthy appearance because it is NOT reliable, to say the least. In fact, the majority of computer security experts will recommend you to remove Mys.yoursearch.me as soon as you can.

The main purpose of a browser hijacking[1] is to make money from advertising. Thus, once it infiltrates the system, it may embed predetermined links and tens of sponsored advertisements into your search results. Our security experts have found out that this search supports all the most popular web browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer.

Besides, it has been noted that in comparison to other hijackers, Mys.yoursearch.me redirect virus works much faster. Nevertheless, keep in mind that it is just another marketing technique used to convince people that the search tool is handy. Unfortunately, it may initiate a whole range of suspicious activities during your browsing. Some users even complain that the links displayed by the Mys.yoursearch.me redirect to random websites, so you may be forced to visit questionable and potentially infectious[2] third-party websites unintentionally.

Questions about Mys.yoursearch.me hijack

It is far from a program which you could make any use of; therefore, it is highly advisable to remove this program from your computer without a delay. For a quick and guaranteed Mys.yoursearch.me removal, use a reputable antivirus software such as Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego.

Mys.yoursearch.me virusMys.yoursearch.me search engine can't be trusted - it provides altered search results that link to potentially hazardous external sites. Once the plug-in gets inside the computer, hxxp://Mys.yoursearch.me/ may be set as your default start page, search provider, and a new tab page. Be aware that your permission for such modifications will not be asked directly, so it might seem that a virus or something entered your machine.

Besides, it may also install tracking cookies on each of your web browsers and start tracking your online activities to find more about your browsing habits. This way, this search provider is capable of displaying more customized advertisements search results. Unfortunately, it does not mean that all links and ads are reliable and will make you visit reliable websites. In reality, these redirects can expose you to suspicious websites, which may be filled with various links, ads, fake update alerts, etc. leading to another computer infection. Therefore, if you suspect this hijacker to be hiding in your computer, we highly recommend to remove the hijacker right away.

Users tend to install browser hijackers unknowingly

People who are blaming browser hijackers for spreading just like viruses (via spam, corrupted websites, etc.) are obviously wrong. Potentially unwanted programs do not possess such power to breach security system and enter computers without permission asked. In fact, the majority of them spread either via official websites or software packages alongside various PDF creators, media players, download managers, games, and similar software.

The latter method is a tricky one because it allows unsolicited apps to infiltrate computers without being noticed because additional components, such as Mys.yoursearch.me virus are usually hardly noticeable and may be overlooked by inattentive computer users. Thus, whenever you are about to install freeware or shareware programs, make sure that you check whether it has optional components or not.

However, you will only get the ability to do that after selecting “Advanced” or “Custom” installation, so make sure you do not skip this step. After selecting one or another option, remove ticks from permissions to change default search settings, add new tabs or install other suspicious pieces of software.

Easiest Mys.yoursearch.me removal options

There is no reason to let browser hijackers stay on your computer longer than it takes for you to notice it. To remove Mys.yoursearch.me virus, run a full computer check with anti-malware software or try your malware removal skills and delete the hijacker by yourself. For your convenience, the manual Mys.yoursearch.me removal instructions are provided below this article.

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To remove Mys.yoursearch.me hijack, follow these steps:

Delete Mys.yoursearch.me from Windows systems

Find suspicious programs in your system and then delete them according to the instructions we provided. Do not let any shady programs stay on the system as they can greatly increase computer's vulnerability to further spyware or malware attacks.

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Mys.yoursearch.me and related programs
    Here, look for Mys.yoursearch.me or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
  5. Remove Mys.yoursearch.me from Windows shortcuts
    Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties. Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  6. Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus. Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete 'http://isearch.babylon.com...' or other suspicious URL

Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.

Eliminate Mys.yoursearch.me from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove Mys.yoursearch.me from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Mys.yoursearch.me-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove Mys.yoursearch.me, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to Mys.yoursearch.me and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Mys.yoursearch.me-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Erase Mys.yoursearch.me from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Mys.yoursearch.me and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Mys.yoursearch.me removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Uninstall Mys.yoursearch.me hijack from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the Mys.yoursearch.me-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Get rid of Mys.yoursearch.me from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

To prevent Firefox from redirecting you to yoursearch.me page, delete FVD Speed Dial and other shady add-ons:

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Mys.yoursearch.me and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  4. Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  5. Click OK to save these changes. When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes
  6. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  7. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Mys.yoursearch.me removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Remove Mys.yoursearch.me from Google Chrome

Clean Chrome by deleting all search-related extensions, such as FVD Speed Dial. However, if you spot a suspicious extension that wasn't installed by you, delete it as well.

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Mys.yoursearch.me and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
    Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  4. Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages. After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  5. Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  6. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  7. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  8. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  9. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  10. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Mys.yoursearch.me removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Delete Mys.yoursearch.me from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Mys.yoursearch.me or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
  4. Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by Mys.yoursearch.me, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page. When in 'General', delete malicious URL and enter your desired domain name
  5. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  6. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Mys.yoursearch.me removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Access your website securely from any location

When you work on the domain, site, blog, or different project that requires constant management, content creation, or coding, you may need to connect to the server and content management service more often. The best solution for creating a tighter network could be a dedicated/fixed IP address.

If you make your IP address static and set to your device, you can connect to the CMS from any location and do not create any additional issues for the server or network manager that needs to monitor connections and activities. VPN software providers like Private Internet Access can help you with such settings and offer the option to control the online reputation and manage projects easily from any part of the world.

 

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware strikes out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the data restoration process.

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Lucia Danes
Lucia Danes - Virus researcher

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  1. Zzzoomm24 says:
    April 19th, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Virus removal- check. Donation-check!

  2. GoodieJeopard says:
    April 19th, 2016 at 9:21 am

    more annoying than the inability to change the browsers settings back were the ads.. Good thing it tool a few minutes for SpyHunter to kick this virus away from my pc

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