What is My-search-start.com (Mac)?

My-search-start.com is a browser hijacker that comes bundled with free software, through the web uploader. Outwardly, it looks like the popular search engines (Google, Bing, and Yahoo), but it has some differences. My-search-start.com also promises to increase the quality of search and give quick access to popular sites and social pages. In fact, this hijacker can bring a lot of problems. This hijacker displays advertisements, pop-ups, banners, coupons and the like. My-search-start.com changes browser settings, homepage, and default search engine. It can also collect your personal information and send it to third parties for further analyses and other goals. If you find My-search-start.com on your PC, then you need to remove it right away.

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How My-search-start.com (Mac) gets on your PC?

Programs, that are among the potentially unwanted programs come bundled with free software. Typically, such programs penetrate the PC without the user’s consent. Because of this, many users do not realize that a computer is infected with malware and the PC is at great risk. However, it is worth noting that the main reason for such penetrations – carelessness user. People do not read the terms and conditions during the installation of free software. It was there that may contain the consent to install PUP. Also, during the installation, ensure that the installer did not offer you a third-party software. To prevent such problems, you should always follow the installation process, read the terms and conditions, do not agree to install additional software, and select an Advanced type of installation. If Software Updater has already penetrated into your computer, you can use the instructions below.

How to remove My-search-start.com (Mac) from your Mac or PC?

To uninstall My-search-start.com (Mac) remove it from Applications, then delete all leftover files and folders.

In our view, there are 2 products that potentially have My-search-start.com (Mac) in their database. You can try to use them for removing My-search-start.com (Mac).

Recommended Solution:

Bitdefender Antivirus- fully removes all instances of viruses, similar to My-search-start.com (Mac) from Mac and Safari.

 

Download Norton

Alternative Solution:

MacClean for Mac – finds My-search-start.com (Mac) and can clean up leftover items after removal.

 

Download MacClean for Mac

 

Or uninstall My-search-start.com (Mac) manually.

Step 1: Remove My-search-start.com (Mac) from Mac

My-search-start.com (Mac) may not have app associated with it in Application. However, we recommend you to inspect the list of installed applications and remove unknown or suspicious ones.

Mac OSX:

  1. Open Finder
  2. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  3. If you see Uninstall My-search-start.com (Mac) or My-search-start.com (Mac) Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
  4. Drag unwanted application from the Applications folder to the Trash (located on the right side of the Dock)

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Mac OSX

appcleanerTo remove leftover items of unwanted application on Mac we recommend you to use AppCleaner. Just drag application you want to remove to AppCleaner window and it will search for residual data on your hard drive. This will save space of your memory and will help to remove stubborn applications from Mac systems.

After that remove My-search-start.com (Mac) from your browser.

Step 2: Remove My-search-start.com (Mac) from browsers

Safari:

  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find My-search-start.com (Mac).
  5. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Safari.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find My-search-start.com (Mac).
  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-start.com (Mac).
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Step 3: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Safari:

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Click on the Safari menu.
  3. Choose Reset Safari….
  4. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Safari.

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.

Step 4: Remove following files and folders of My-search-start.com (Mac):

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Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

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