What is Search.hmyutilitybox.co?

Search.hmyutilitybox.co is a browser hijacker that can hijack the popular browsers (Chrome, Mozilla, IE). It looks like a regular search engine like Yahoo, Bing or Chrome. Per developers, Search.hmyutilitybox.co is a search engine that helps users increase browsing experience and filter-out irrelevant search results. But in fact, this hijacker replaces the search results and more. The main goal of this program is to make the user spend money for nothing. Search.hmyutilitybox.co also reduces the performance of your browsing, increases traffic, changes your browser options. Search.hmyutilitybox.co also collects your personal information. This information may be disclosed to third parties. If you find Search.hmyutilitybox.co on your computer, we recommend that you remove it immediately.

Search.hmyutilitybox.co Hijacker

How Search.hmyutilitybox.co gets on your PC?

Penetration of such programs depends largely on the care of users. Search.hmyutilitybox.co comes bundled with other programs that the user downloads from the freeware’s sites. Few are closely watching the installation process, and sometimes do not know that their computer is at risk. Always read the user agreement and don’t press “Next” button once. First, make sure that the program is safe. Select advanced installation type. Remember that there are many similar programs on the Internet. Read reviews about the programs, and if your computer is already infected, then use the instructions below.

How to remove Search.hmyutilitybox.co from your computer?

To uninstall Search.hmyutilitybox.co remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

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You can try both of these products to remove Search.hmyutilitybox.co

Or uninstall Search.hmyutilitybox.co manually.

Step 1: Remove Search.hmyutilitybox.co from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Search.hmyutilitybox.co.
  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 Search.hmyutilitybox.co 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 Search.hmyutilitybox.co, 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 Search.hmyutilitybox.co 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 Search.hmyutilitybox.co from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Search.hmyutilitybox.co from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Search.hmyutilitybox.co.
  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 Search.hmyutilitybox.co.
  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 Search.hmyutilitybox.co.
  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 Search.hmyutilitybox.co:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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