MySearchDial Toolbar is one very wide-spread hijacker nowadays. Many of you surely have seen various ads to download various media (video) players, converters, PC tweakers etc. Landing pages of this ads have notation at the bottom that MySearchDial Toolbar will be bundled with this or that application. Unfortunately most users ignore this and as the result the get the following:

mysearchdial toolbar

If we look at geographical distribution US is the target. I doubt that this search engine can compete with Google, Bing or Yahoo. And so, how can average user remove this toolbar and reset the settings to the default ones? I tested several anti-spyware applications and found several that detect files and registry keys of MySearchDial toolbar and able to remove it. One is Spyhunter.


download spyhunter

I made instructional video for those of you who prefer removing such things manually:

Generally you can use Spyhunter, Malwarebytes and then use Avast Browser Cleanup to reset the settings. However for manual removal here is the list of main files, folders and registry keys that you can find and remove.

Main files of MySearchDial toolbar:

mysearchdial.dll
escortShld.dll
mysearchdialApp.dll
mysearchdialEng.dll
mysearchdialsrv.exe
mysearchdialTlbr.dll
Sqlite3.dll
uninst.dat
uninstall.exe

Main folders of MySearchDial toolbar:

%APPDATA%mysearchdial
%PROGRAMFILES%Mysearchdial

Main registry keys of MySearchDial toolbar:

HKLMSOFTWAREClassesesrv.mysearchdialESrvc
HKLMSOFTWAREClassesesrv.mysearchdialESrvc.1
HKLMSOFTWAREClassesmysearchdial.mysearchdialappCore.1
HKLMSOFTWAREClassesmysearchdial.mysearchdialdskBnd
HKLMSOFTWAREClassesmysearchdial.mysearchdialdskBnd.1
HKLMSOFTWAREClassesmysearchdial.mysearchdialHlpr
HKLMSOFTWAREClassesmysearchdial.mysearchdialHlpr.1
HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBrowser Helper Objects{EF5625A3-37AB-4BDB-9875-2A3D91CD0DFD}
HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallmysearchdial
HKLMSOFTWAREGoogleChromeExtensionspflphaooapbgpeakohlggbpidpppgdff
HKLMSOFTWAREInstallCoremysearchdial
HKLMSOFTWAREmysearchdial
HKLMSOFTWAREmysearchdialmysearchdial
HKCUSoftwareGoogleChromeExtensionspflphaooapbgpeakohlggbpidpppgdff
HKCUSoftwareInstallCoremysearchdial
HKCUSoftwaremysearchdial.com

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