How to uninstall (remove) Mystartsearch.com

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What is Mystartsearch.com

Mystartsearch.com – is a typical browser extension, that hijacks browsers, which are installed on your computer. What does it mean? This software replaces your homepage and default search engine by its own one. Its search engine is simple with some features: white background, search bar, sponsored bookmarks and place for advertisements. Besides normal results you may notice here fake results and different advertisements, like banners and pop-ups. Many of them redirect user to potentially harmful websites, where your PC can be additionally infected. It is highly preferred to remove Mystartsearch.com from PC.

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How is Mystartsearch.com installed on my PC?

Malware like Mystartsearch.com, can be installed on your computer by using “bundling”. Bundling – is a method of PC infection, where adware is bound to freeware or shareware. So it get installed with free or share software. To prevent bundled malware installation, don’t download software from unknown or suspicious websites. Be careful during installation process, unmark checkboxes with unwanted programs (in custom/advanced setup options) for disabling their setup. There are other ways to get installed on users computer, but “bundling” is the most known and exploitable method.

How to remove Mystartsearch.com?

To remove Mystartsearch.com we recommend you to use special removal tools. They totally remove malware from your computer. Also you can read our manual removal guide and remove Mystartsearch.com manually. After removing don’t forget to reset browser settings!

Recommended Solution:

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Alternative Solution:

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Manual Mystartsearch.com Removal Guide

windows 7 logoWindows 7:

  1. Click the Start;
  2. Click Control Panel;
  3. Click Uninstall a program (if computer’s settings Viewed By: Category);
    Click Programs and Features (if computer’s settings Viewed By: Icons);
  4. Find programs possibly related to Mystartsearch.com;
  5. Click Uninstall;
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen or just wait.

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

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

windows 8 logoWindows 8:

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search (If you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search.);
  2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then tap or click Control Panel;
  3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then tap or click Programs and features;
  4. Find programs possibly related to Mystartsearch.com;
  5. Tap or click the program, and then tap or click Uninstall;
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen or just wait.

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

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

windows xp logoWindows XP:

  1. Click Start;
  2. Click Control Panel;
  3. Double-click Add or Remove Programs;
  4. Find programs possibly related to Mystartsearch.com and Click it;
  5. Click to Remove;
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen or just wait.

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

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

google chrome logoGoogle Chrome:

You can skip steps 1-3 by typing “chrome://settings/” in address bar.

  1. Open Google Chrome;
  2. Click on Options Icon or press Alt+E, Alt+F;
  3. Click Settings;
  4. Click a link Show advanced settings;
  5. Turn down and click Reset settings;
  6. Click Reset.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

mozilla firefox logoMozilla Firefox:

You can skip steps 1-3 by typing “about:support” in address bar.

Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

google chrome logo 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.

mozilla firefox logo 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.

internet explorer logo 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. Go 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.

Conclusion

Mystartsearch.com is an annoying hijacker, that doesn’t allow user to change homepage and default search engine. It annoys and distracts user all the time. We recommend you to remove Mystartsearch.com from computer.

Author: Olga Karpuk

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