What is My-search.com?

My-search.com by Pinch of Awesome, LP is a browser hijacker which redirects users to http://www.my-search.com/ without user permission. It looks like familiar search engines. At first sight, it similar to Google or Yahoo (depending on user location), besides design of start page. In fact, there are several important differences. My-search.com can redirect the user to ad sites and modify search results. It can change the homepage and browser settings. My-search.com reduces the performance of your browser and discloses your personal information to third parties. You can confirm this: for example, in terms of use on www.my-search.com you can find next message:
Your privacy is important to us, and we have adopted this Privacy Policy to memorialize our data collection.
But in next paragraph developers claim:
We may collect Personal Information in connection with our Website.
And then, in 4 paragraph they explain:
We may disclose Personal Information and Non-Personal Information about you to companies, agents, contractors, service providers or others engaged to perform functions on our behalf (such as processing payments, providing data storage, hosting the Website, conducting audits and performing web analytics, and fulfilling orders that you initiate), and to market other Pinch of Awesome, LP products and services to you (for example, to send you messages concerning new Website features or special offers).
All these actions are clear signs of a hijacker, so we recommend to remove My-search.com from your browser.


How My-search.com gets on your PC?

Such malicious programs usually come bundled with free software. They implement the PC without the user’s consent. Many users do not realize that a computer is infected with malware for a long time. It’s because users rarely read the terms and conditions during the installation of free software. During the installation, we recommend ensuring that the process did not offer you to install also My search extension. To prevent infiltration, you should not agree to install this software and deselect all shady options in the Advanced type of installation. If My search extension has already penetrated your computer, you can use the instructions below.

My search extension

How to remove My-search.com from your computer?

To uninstall My-search.com remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and registry keys.

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You can try both of these products to remove My-search.com

Or uninstall My-search.com manually.

Step 1: Remove My-search.com from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find My-search.com.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find My-search.com and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find My-search.com, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate My-search.com and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove My-search.com from your browser.

Step 2: Remove My-search.com from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find My-search.com.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose My-search.com.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click DisableMy-search.com.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:
  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:
  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

Reset browser setting in Internet Explorer:
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Got to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Step 4: Remove following files and folders of My-search.com:

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Written by Tim Kas

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