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Remove Mysearchency.com (Free Instructions) - Removal Guide

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Mysearchency.com is a questionable search engine that seeks to monetize on advertisements

Mysearchency.com PUP

Mysearchency.com is a potentially unwanted application that enters users' machines as a package in a software bundle. The browser hijacker immediately changes settings of Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, or other browsers and modifies start page, new tab URL and search engine. All the search queries are redirected to Webcrawler.com, and the results are filled with sponsored links. Mysearchency.com can also initiate unwanted behavior, such as redirect to sponsored websites that may not be safe, display pop-up ads on all the pages visited, and record non-personally identifiable information.

Summary
Name Mysearchency.com
Type Browser hijacker/PUP
Distribution Software bundling, insecure websites
Main dangers The hijacker can lead to unsafe sites where users can inject malware into their PCs
Symptoms Altered web browser settings, redirects, ads, sponsored links, etc.
Elimination Use our instructions below or security software that specializes in PUP removal
Optimization We recommend using ReimageIntego to fix the damage done by the hijacker

Mysearchency.com is your typical browser hijacker that is created having one goal in mind: to monetize on pay-per-click revenue. The developer, “MySearchency” is well-known PUP author that is responsible for such creations as the infamous Weknow.ac and many other unwanted applications.

Initially, Mysearchency.com hijack should be easy to get rid of. However, if you have more aggressive PUPs installed on your machine, it might be difficult to perform Mysearchency.com removal. For that reason, we suggest you scan your device with reputable security software and then use ReimageIntego to fix all the damage done by the unwanted application.

Annoying sponsored links, pop-up ads, redirects, and similar disturbances is not the only reason you should remove Mysearchency.com hijacker from your computer. The web pages you visit can redirect you to suspicious domains, such as phishing or hacked sites. While the former might trick you into installing bloatware[1] or paying for unneeded services, the latter can result in malware infections.

Hackers can intercept the traffic of a web page and inject a malicious script in it. In such a case, users do not need to download anything – the operation is performed automatically. Therefore, an unfortunate redirect from Mysearchency.com might result in keylogger, spyware, crypto-mining malware, or other infections.

Due to such behavior, some users might refer to the hijacker as a Mysearchency.com virus. They are partially right, although PUP authors cannot be liable for any type of infections or other consequences induced by it, as is explained in the Privacy Policy of the hijacker's official website:[2]

In order to clarify, we do not review, approve, monitor, endorse, warrant, or make any representations with respect to such Third Party Content and Services and your access to any Third Party Content and Services is at your own risk. We are not responsible for the information contained and/or made available through, the practices of, or your use or inability to use such Third Party Content and Services. You expressly relieve us from any and all liability arising from your use of such Third Party Content and Services.

Thus, do not trust Mysearchency.com search engine. Rather use reputable ones, like Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc. However, if you want to uninstall Mysearchency.com, you should check the last section of the article.

Mysearchency.com browser hijackerMysearchency.com is a potentially unwanted application that might disturb web browsing sessions with sponsored links, redirects and pop-up ads

Beware of bundled software – PUPs are hidden inside

Software bundling and a potentially unwanted program are two terms that often go together, as it is the most prominent distribution method. When done right, the marketing technique can help users try out software for free before purchasing it, and allows free app creators to earn some money. However, bundling is often abused, and optional components are often cleverly hidden under fine print, which is read just by a few.

Therefore, whenever you rush through the installation steps and skip the fine print, there is a high chance that you are letting a browser hijacker, adware or another unwanted program in. To avoid the installation of unwanted content, experts advise the following:

  • Download your software from official sources;
  • Avoid third-party sites;
  • Stay away from gambling, porn, and file-sharing sites;
  • Read the fine print during the installation;
  • Always opt for Advanced/Custom installation settings;
  • Deselect tick boxes that are preselected to Remove all the optional installs.

Get rid of Mysearchency.com hijacker for a better browsing experience

Some users might not even pay attention to the fact that their homepage and search engine changed. In most cases, they do not know and the effects of the hijacker either. However, security experts[3] recommend staying away from potentially unwanted programs, as they can compromise the security and negatively affect the web browsing experience.

Fortunately, Mysearchency.com removal should not be that complicated of a task. All you have to do is follow our step-by-step guide below and then reset each of your browsers. If you are having troubles with it, you can remove Mysearchency.com automatically by using anti-virus software that specializes in PUP detection and elimination. Regardless of which method you choose, you are much better off without a browser hijacker on your computer.

You may remove virus damage with a help of ReimageIntego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Mysearchency.com, follow these steps:

Delete Mysearchency.com from Windows systems

To remove Mysearchency.com hijack from Windows machine, follow these steps:

To remove Mysearchency.com from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find entries related to Mysearchency.com (or any other recently installed suspicious program).
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Remove Mysearchency.com from Mac OS X system

Get rid of the PUP on Mac by following these steps:

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

Remove Mysearchency.com from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Mysearchency.com-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 Mysearchency.com, 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 Mysearchency.com and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Mysearchency.com-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Get rid of Mysearchency.com 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 Mysearchency.com 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 Mysearchency.com removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Erase Mysearchency.com 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 Mysearchency.com-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

Uninstall Mysearchency.com from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

To reset Mozilla Firefox, follow this guide:

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select plugins that are related to Mysearchency.com and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear.Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

In case Mysearchency.com did not get removed after following the instructions above, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information.Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox – this should complete Mysearchency.com removal.Reset Firefox 2

Eliminate Mysearchency.com from Google Chrome

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to Mysearchency.com by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.Clear cache and web data from Chrome

If the above-methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the Mysearchency.com-components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings to complete Mysearchency.com removal.Reset Chrome 2

Delete Mysearchency.com from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to Mysearchency.com and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History.Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches.Reset Safari

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of Mysearchency.com registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: ReimageIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

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