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Thursday, September 8, 2016

How to Remove Search.mystartabsearch.com Hijacker from Google and Firefox?

Search.mystartabsearch.com is a browser hijacker that has bad effects on browsing experience. The hijacker places convenient links for common websites such as YouTube, Facebook or Gmail on its interface. Thus, after changing user’s homepage into http_//search.mystartabsearch.com, users may think it a useful site. However, the changed homepage, search engine as well as mystartabsearch extension are controlled by its program codes which make web visitors automatically open unknown websites or click ads pup-ups.

 More Information about Search.mystartabsearch.com

Some users try to remove it by removing its extensions and restoring homepage but which doesn’t make a difference. When they open Chrome, Search.mystartabsearch.com is still on the start page. That’s because it adds the infected items in host files or registry.

In general, Search.mystartabsearch.com is downloaded via third-party platforms such as sharing
forums, online games or instant messaging tool. Another chance is by the free downloads which are associated with bundles program. Beware this kind of software and don’t let your computers get unwanted programs.

The publisher of Search.mystartabsearch.com mainly aims at making advertisement money. This hijacker is not classified a virus but it is able to cause security vulnerabilities. Thus, other adware, malware or virus may have opportunities to invade users’ computers. It also decreases loading speed of browsers because there are added add-ons and extensions.

As for removing Search.mystartabsearch.com, this article will give you useful removal guide. However, some methods are just fit for professionals, the author suggest you use a powerful tool to clean infected objects. 

Method 1 Edit Host Files

Host files are on the location of System32\\Drivers\\Etc. Find the file of Search.mystartabsearch.com and open it with Notepad. If you have not used this notepad, you delete all the content and save it. 

Method 2 Clean Registry Entries Relative to Search.mystartabsearch.com

1. Open the Run program by pressing Win+R. 
2. Type "regedit" to open Registry Editor.
3. Search the dubious entries and delete them.

 Method 3 Remove Search.mystartabsearch.com programs

For Window 8 Users
  1. Click Start on lower left corner.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Search.mystartabsearch.com programs from the list and then click uninstall.
For Window 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP Users.
  1. Click start on the lower left corner.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. When the window pup ups, look though all and find Programs and Features. Click it.
  4. Find programs about Search.mystartabsearch.com. Right click on it and choose uninstall.

 Method 4 Reset IE & Firefox & Google

Reset Internet Explorer

 1. Open Internet Explorer and click on Tool button. Then click Internet option.

IE-Internet options

 2. In the widow of Internet option, select Advanced tab and then click Reset.

IE advanced options

 3. Continue to click Reset when there appears a window of reset Internet Explorerer.

   Reset Mozilla Firefox

 1. Open Mozilla Firefox and click on Menu button on the upper right corner of web page. Click Help Menu button.

  reset firefox-1

 2. Choose Troubleshooting Information in the list of help menu.

  reset firefox-2

 3. There is a page which displays a button of Refresh Firefox and click on it.
 4. Then choose Refresh Firefox in the pup-up.

 Reset Google Chrome

 1. Open Google Chrome and click on Menu button on the upper right corner of web page. Click Settings.

Chrome Settings

2. In the page of settings, click a sentence of “Show advanced settings”. The folded information will be shown. 3. Smooth your mouse down. Click Reset Settings in the bottom of the page. 4. Please click on Reset button as you go for it.

The SpyHunter, the real-time protection software, can detect dubious processes or potentially unwanted programs and then prevent them from invading your computer.

Method 5 RemoveSearch.mystartabsearch.com Files and Registry Keys with SpyHunter

 1. Click the link below to download SpyHunter.


 2. Click Run when there appears a pop-up to ask “Do you want to run this file?”

  SpyHunter run

 3. When the file.exe is done, double click SpyHunter icon. In the interface of SpyHunter click the Scan Computer Now!

  SpyHunter scan

 4. The results of scanning come out. You will see the WizzCaster words in the threats list. Now, don’t hesitate to click Fix Threats before ticking Select All.

SpyHunter fix threats

Note: the scan of SpyHunter for virus is free. If you want to remove the threats, you need to purchase SpyHunter Malware Security Suite. 

The RegCure Pro, a professional optimizer tool, is developed by ParetoLogic, which has attained Gold Certified status in the Microsoft Partner Network. With its cleaning function, the registry, website settings, unwanted shortcuts etc brought by Search.mystartabsearch.com can be tidied up.

Method 6 Remove Search.mystartabsearch.com Redirect With RegCure

 1. Click the link below to download RegCure.

2. Click Save File when there appears a pop-up to ask “Do you want to save this file?”

  RegCure save file

 3. Run the file.exe by clicking the Run button. If the Windows asks you whether to allow or not, please choose allow.

  RegCure run

 4. When the installation is finished, there will be a RegCure shortcut in the desktop. Double click the shortcut icon to open RegCure, which will automatically turn to the interface of System Scan and start to scan.

  RegCure scan

 5. When the scanning is finished, you will see all the threats which are distributed on your computer are shown. Click Fix All to solve all issues in your computer.

  RegCure fix all

Note: The scan of RegCure for issues is free. If you want to fix these issues, you need to purchase RegCure Pro Registry Cleaner by registering.

Browser hijackers such as Search.mystartabsearch.com are widely distributed on Internet. In addition to be careful those illegal sites, people need to promote the construction of network morality.