- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Search.myshoppingxp.com is yet another useless but potentially harmful search engine that is a clone of Search.mydailyversexp.com and Search.mycurrentnewsxp.com. This search engine may turn up in your browsers without your permission, simply being set as your home page URL and default search engine. Therefore, we have labelled it as a browser hijacker. This is a rather pushy hijacker because even if you want to regain the control of your browsers and restore the home page settings, it will again and again regenerate itself and you will not be able to get rid of it this way. The problem is that this search engine is unreliable and it may expose you to harmful third-party content. There is no doubt that you should remove Search.myshoppingxp.com if you find it in your browsers. If you read on, we will tell you how you can eliminate this threat, but, before that, let us tell you in more detail how it can pose a threat and what you can do to prevent such threats from entering your computer.
If this search engine appears in your browsers, it may also indicate that there are other malware infections present. The reason behind it is that this hijacker mainly uses bundles to travel on the web. But these bundles usually accommodate more than just one malware program. That is why it is important to understand how such a package can land on your computer. A lot of users do not even realize this and simply install the bundle, without noticing that there may be some unwanted components as well. Obviously, you would not download such a malicious package from official vendors or reputable websites.
The most common places are questionable shareware and torrent sites. That is where these harmful bundles are mostly promoted. It is enough to click on a third-party ad that looks like a download button, and you may download a bundle of malware or get redirected to an even more suspicious, infected website. You need to know that there are websites that can infect you simply by your landing on them. They can run a malicious code and the damage is done without your noticing it. These pages can drop any type of malware onto your machine, including dangerous Trojans, worms, and adware; you name it. Therefore, if you have visited suspicious sites lately, perhaps you had better delete Search.myshoppingxp.com and run an online malware scanner if you have no security tool installed.
You can also use manual detection to find less dangerous malware infections. For example, you can open your Control Panel and look through the list of installed programs. A lot of adware programs and browser hijackers will most probably have an uninstaller there, which you can use to remove them. But be careful not to delete anything that may be an integral part of an authentic program or the operating system itself. Another place where you can look for unwanted tools is the extension lists of your browsers. If you find anything that you do not recall installing and looks suspicious, you can eliminate them. We advise you to always perform a web search before either installing or uninstalling applications. You may find important information about a tool, which could help you protect your computer. For instance, if you Google Search.myshoppingxp.com, you will probably find that the first page of results is full of articles about how you should remove Search.myshoppingxp.com. That could be very useful before actually installing this useless search engine, right?
You should never trust a browser hijacker and believe that it may provide you with reliable search results. As a matter of fact, this search engine simply redirects all your queries through extsearch.maxwebsearch.com server, which will further redirect you to a modified Yahoo search results page. This is how you may end up on a manipulated results page that will be more like a field of landmines. Clicking on any link or ad there could easily end badly for you as you may be redirected to a malicious website. Removing Search.myshoppingxp.com can help you avoid such an unfortunate event.
If you want to eliminate this browser hijacker, you need to start it with uninstalling it via Control Panel. Fortunately, the uninstaller will restore the Target lines of the browser shortcuts, so you do not need to do that manually. However, it may not undo all the other changes made in the browser settings except in Internet Explorer. Therefore, we advise you to reset all your browsers, which should sort out this problem. Please follow our instructions below if you do not know where to start. Remember that you need to keep all your drivers and programs updated as well if you want to feel more secure using your computer.
Remove Search.myshoppingxp.com from Windows
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10
Windows Vista and Windows 7
Reset your browsers