Danger level 4
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow internet connection
  • Cant change my homepage

Mixmeister Search

Mixmeister is the name of software applications which are used to edit music and video files. There are different products which are promoted by Mixmeister, all of which are said to be spyware-free, adware-free and virus-free. However, the installers of the trial applications contain additional free programs which may be regarded as infections by some computer users. This is so because they can change the home page of browsers and install some toolbar. If you think that the search engine that you found on your PC is related to Mixmeister, you should know that the software does not alter the settings of the system.

Mixmeister Search, as a lot of computer users tend to say, refers to the search engine that is set as the major search provider on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Depending on the source from which Mixmeister has been downloaded, your Mixmeister Search may vary. For example, Mixmeister can be downloaded from softonic.com. In this case, if you click on the Custom option while running the installer, your home page will be changed to mysearchresults.com and the search provider will be changed to My Search Results. If you download Mixmeister from phpnuke.com, you will be offered to install Delta Search; as a result, if you click on the Advanced option but do not uncheck three check boxes, your Mixmeister search will be changed as well. If the application is downloaded from toggle.com, the search provider and home page will be changed respectively.

As you can see, if you acquire Mixmeister from the websites where the applications are bundled with other freeware, there is a high possibility to get the settings of the browsers changed. Additionally, you may be provided with irrelevant search results, advertisements and sponsored websites. Do not blame the Mixmeister software you have downloaded as its developers do not bundle it with other applications – its freeware publishers who attempt to promote their or third-parties’ products.

In order to remove Mixmeister Search you have to uninstall the toolbar which has been installed alongside Mixmeister. To do so, you have to follow instructions given below and then scan the PC with our scanner so that all potential computer infections are removed.

Mixmeister Search removal guide

Windows XP

  1. Click Start -> Control Panel - > Add or remove Programs.
  2. Select the program (toolbar) you want to uninstall.
  3. Click on the Remove button.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Go to the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program.
  3. Double-click the application you want to remove.

Windows 8

  1. Move the mouse over the bottom left corner of the screen and right-click minimized version of your Start screen or desktop.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click on Uninstall a program.
  4. Double-click the program you want to uninstall.

Change the settings of the browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Open the browser.
  2. Press and hold down the Alt key and then press T.
  3. Click on Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions and remove the add-on associated with the program you have uninstalled.
  5. Click Search Providers.
  6. Remove the unwanted search provider and add a new one.
  7. Again press Alt+T.
  8. Select Internet Options.
  9. Under the General tab, change the home page and press Apply.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open the browser.
  2. Press Ctrl+Shift+A.
  3. Select Extensions and remove the unwanted add-on.
  4. Open the drop-down button next to the search box of the browser and click on Manage Search Engines.
  5. Remove the unwanted search-provider and press OK.
  6. To change the home page, press Alt+T.
  7. Select Options.
  8. Open the General tab and change the home page. Press OK.

Google Chrome

  1. Open the browser and press Alt+F.
  2. Point Tools and click on Extensions.
  3. Remove the unwanted add-on.
  4. Click on Settings.
  5. In the On Startup section, click on Set pages and change the startup page.
  6. Scroll down to the Search section and click on Manage search engines.
  7. Remove the unwanted search provider and set a new one by hovering the mouse over it and clicking Make Default.

Now you should click on the download button and download our free scanner. As the scanner is free of charge, you can easily check whether some more measures have to be taken in order to improve the performance of your PC.

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How to manually remove Mixmeister Search

Files associated with Mixmeister Search infection:

mixmeister-pro.exe
smartbarsrv.exe
sqlite3.dll

Mixmeister Search DLL's to remove:

sqlite3.dll

Mixmeister Search processes to kill:

smartbarsrv.exe
mixmeister-pro.exe
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