How to uninstall (remove) Mytrustsearch.com

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What is Mytrustsearch.com?

Mytrustsearch.com is fraudulent website that hijacks browser search and homepage settings in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Main page of this search engine is vaguely reminiscent of Google, because of the logo and search button. User searches are actually redirected to Google results. However Mytrustsearch.com uses Google Custom Search and search results are shown on cse.google.com sub-domain. This threat poses real danger to user privacy as it may collect personal data about search words, browser history, bookmarked pages. Mytrustsearch.com also hijacks browser shortcuts on the desktop. If you click on infected shortcut, it will always open Mytrustsearch.com. Here is complete guide to remove Mytrustsearch.com from browsers and restore default settings.

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How Mytrustsearch.com gets on your PC?

Like other threats of this type, Mytrustsearch.com infects computers during installation of new, free utilities. Programs that are in the risk zone are: downloaders, converters, media players, PDF readers, etc. Mostly utilities, that are necessary to perform certain small task. Such programs offer to install additional software from third-parties, that may result in malware infection. Mytrustsearch.com is not a virus, but hijacker or Potentially Unwanted Application. Instead of antiviruses, that are useless, we recommend you to use Norton for Mytrustsearch.com removal and protection.

How to remove Mytrustsearch.com from your computer?

To uninstall Mytrustsearch.com remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have Mytrustsearch.com in their database. You can try to use them for removing Mytrustsearch.com.

Recommended Solution:

Norton is a powerful removal tool. It can remove all instances of newest viruses, similar to Mytrustsearch.com – files, folders, registry keys.

 

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Alternative Solution:

Thor Antivirus – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as Mytrustsearch.com.

 

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You can try both of these products to remove Mytrustsearch.com

Or uninstall Mytrustsearch.com manually.

Step 1: Remove Mytrustsearch.com from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Mytrustsearch.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 Mytrustsearch.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 Mytrustsearch.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 Mytrustsearch.com from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Mytrustsearch.com from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Mytrustsearch.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 Mytrustsearch.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 Disable Mytrustsearch.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. 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.

Step 4: Remove Mytrustsearch.com from shortcuts

For every browser (Chrome, Firefox, IE) do the following:

  1. Right-click on the corresponding shortcut.
  2. In opened menu choose Properties.
  3. Look carefully at the Target field.
  4. Remove Mytrustsearch.com from this line.
  5. Click Apply button.
  6. Confirm changes by clicking Continue button in opened window.
  7. Click on the shortcut to check.

Step 5: Remove following files and folders of Mytrustsearch.com:

Remove following registry entries:

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Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

Author: Tim Kas
Computer security specialist. I try to do my best and share my knowledge with you by creating simple-to-follow and useful guides on various topics about computer security.

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