How to remove MyStart.com hijack from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer

Be careful, MyStart.com is looking for innocent victims. It is another browser hijacker that is hiding behind the beautiful webpage. At first glance, the website looks genuine and provides user with some cool features like changing background image every time you open a new tab and playing chill music (from YouTube). This web redirect malware was developed by Visicom Media in 2015. On the website you may see that the search engine is based on Yahoo search engine, but it’s false. Yahoo has nothing to do with this malware website and probably doesn’t suspect that somebody trying to use their name to gain trust. The main objective of MyStart.com is to generate web traffic and trick users into installation of sponsored programs. That’s how they make revenues. In fact, all of the search results provided by MyStart.com will be bogus and irrelevant, mixed with numerous in-text links and pop-up ads trying to redirect user. If you have installed MyStart.com new tab add-on to your browser, you got infected with browser hijacker that probably already modified all of your browsers and set different home pages and search engines. We recommend to remove it as soon as possible from your computer.

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MyStart.com trying to buy users with cool interface and some new features, but in reality is just another browser hijacker. Once installed, it can easily change user’s configurations, install some third party software on user’s computer and perform numerous malicious activities like create some schedules, open ports, disable firewall, etc. Also, the program will be monitoring user’s activity 24/7. It means that the history of the websites that you have visited, cookies, search queries that you typed and other personal information will be collected and transferred to the third party. In terms and conditions of MyStart.com you may find that they will collect “some” information in order to improve their services, however there are no details about what they mean by word “some”. Using the infected computer may result in identity loss and credit cards fraud. MyStart.com browser hijacker can even browser your cache and find some pictures from your social networks and use them for cyber-crimes. You are strongly advised to remove MyStart.com from your computer by following our guide.

To completely uninstall MyStart.com from your browsers and your computer you will need to clean the whole system. This hijack may be hiding in various folders in order to recover itself after partial removal. However, if you follow our comprehensive, step-by-step guide provided below, you will be able to clean your computer safely. If you want further protection from MyStart.com and other malware we recommend to download and install our automatic removal tool. It will scan your computer for malicious programs and you will be able to automatically remove them.

MyStart.com Removal Instruction

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Manual Removal Instruction for MyStart.com

Step 1
UNINSTALL MYSTART.COM AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Click on the Start button in the left lower corner and select → Control Panel. After that find the Programs and Features (if you are running Windows XP , then click on Add/Remove Programs).
    MyStart.com remove from Windows - step 1.1
Windows 8/8.1/10
  • If you are running Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system , then right-click on the Start which is in the lower left corner of the screen. After that select Control Panel and go to Programs/Uninstall a Program.
    MyStart.com remove from Windows - step 1.2
Uninstall MyStart.com and related programs
  • In the list of installed programs find the MyStart.com or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Click on them to select and then click on Uninstall button to remove them.
    MyStart.com remove from Windows - step 1.3
Step 2
REMOVE MYSTART.COM FROM YOUR WEB BROWSERS
  • Step 3
Remove suspicious add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Manage Add-ons.
    Remove MyStart.com from Internet Explorer - Step 2.1
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Now, find the MyStart.com and other suspicious add-ons. Disable them by right clicking and selecting Disable:
    Remove MyStart.com from Internet Explorer - Step 2.2
How to change your homepage if it was modified by browser hijacker:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Internet Options.
  • On General tab remove unwanted URL and enter your desired domain name such as google.com. Click Apply to save changes.
    Remove MyStart.com from Internet Explorer - Step 2.3
Resetting Internet Explorer browser
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and chose Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Now click on Reset button, the new window should appear. Select the Delete Personal settings option and click on Reset button again. Now you have deteled MyStart.com completely.
  • Remove MyStart.com from Internet Explorer - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon which is located in the top right corner. Now select Add-ons and go to Extensions.
  • Remove MyStart.com from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.1
  • Now you can see the list of extensions installed within Mozilla Firefox, simply select MyStart.com and other suspicious extensions and click on remove button to delete them.
  • Remove MyStart.com from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.2
Resetting Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu icon which is on the upper left corner of the browser and click on the question mark. Now, choose Troubleshooting Information option.
  • Remove MyStart.com from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.3
  • New windows will pop-up where you can see Refresh Firefox to its default state message and Refresh Firefox button. Click this button to remove MyStart.com completely.
  • Remove MyStart.com from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon in the upper right corner and select More Tools and then select Extensions.
  • Remove MyStart.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.1
  • Now, find the MyStart.com and other unwanted extensions and click on trash icon to delete them completely.
  • Remove MyStart.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.2
  • Click on menu icon once again and select Settings and then Manage Search engines it will be right under the Search section.
  • Remove MyStart.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.3
  • Now you will see all of the Search Engines installed in your browser. Remove any suspicious search engines. We advise you to leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
  • Remove MyStart.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.4
Resetting Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon which is on the top right corner of your Google Chrome browser. Now select Settings. Click Show Advanced Settings...
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and find there Reset settings and click on it.
  • Remove MyStart.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.5
  • New window will pop-up where you click on Reset button to confirm the action and remove MyStart.com completely.
  • Remove MyStart.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.6
Step 3
FINAL MYSTART.COM REMOVAL PROCEDURE

After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the MYSTART.COM and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.

Information added: 01/11/2016 12:06 AM;