- Changes default search engine
- Hijacks homepage
If you notice mysafenewpages.com in your browsers, it may be a sign that a browser hijacker has infiltrated your system. Although it is possible that you installed this tool yourself from official sources, but our research and reports show that most users get infected with this hijacker via freeware bundles. This browser extension claims to offer you a safer web browsing experience by providing you with quick links of affiliated websites. However, we do not recommend that you use this tool for web search or anything at all because it may be risky. This browser hijacker may introduce you to potentially unreliable web content, and that may result in more infections or exposure to online scams. We believe that it is important for you to remove mysafenewpages.com from your browsers if you want to preserve the security of your virtual world. Nevertheless, it is quite possible that this is only one of the infections you should be worried about since the presence of this browser hijacker may be a sign for more unwanted challenges. Please find out more from the rest of this article.
The most likely way for a browser hijacker to show up on your computer is through freeware bundles. This hijacker is no exception either. What many users still do not know is that they can infect their computers with a malicious package that contains a number of malware infections by visiting certain shady websites. These pages are mostly associated with file sharing, such as torrent and freeware sites. But you may download such bundles by any suspicious sites that host unreliable third-party advertising content. These can be banner and pop-up ads that pretend to be something else just to trick you into clicking on them. For example, you may find fake download buttons, next and previous-page buttons as well as alarming messages that suggest that your computer is in danger because you supposedly miss some urgent updates or a tool that you need to fix certain imminent issues. You should never click on such content because you can never be sure what might happen. Well, mysafenewpages.com might happen and other additional threats as well that may come in the same bundle.
It is possible that you are supposed to manually install such a bundle; therefore, you could have an opportunity to opt out of the installation of unwanted components. Unfortunately, this is exactly the step that most inexperienced users overlook and fail to deselect the annoying changes or potentially harmful tools. This is also the reason why most users do not even recall installing this browser hijacker or other infections. If you see mysafenewpages.com in your browsers, we suggest that you check your system deeply for the presence of other malware threats. But the first step towards a clean computer definitely starts with your deleting mysafenewpages.com. In order to identify the rest of the infections, you can use a reliable free online scanner.
We also need to mention that there are actually official channels for this extension. You can install this unreliable search page through mysafenewpages.com, for instance. But it is also available in the Chrome web store at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/my-safe-new-pages/lhdmgjjpamnmahkjifgfnklmlaijknfa. We do not think that too many users find these pages to download this application, and this is only confirmed by the statistics you can find in the web store according to which, merely 2 users have installed this extension.
Upon install, this browser hijacker sets search.mysafenewpages.com as your new home page, new tab page, and default search engine in Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers. This hijacker does not seem to affect either Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge. It promises you that it will “add the security tools needed” to protect your browsing experience. But what it actually does is that it provides you with a few affiliated quick links to questionable webpages on a fake toolbar, such as reimageplus.com/land/slm/index3.php?tracking=imali-xt&banner=sfaeside&adgroup=direct&ads_name=direct&keyword=direct, which, by the way, seems identical to mysafenewpages.com. This is quite suspicious and makes you wonder about the reliability of these pages that are offered by an unreliable browser hijacker. Apart from a search tool that also cannot be trusted, this hijacker displays several easy-access thumbnail links below the search box as well. It is possible that this tool can inject third-party ads through those otherwise legitimate pages, so you should be careful where you click.
Obviously the biggest issue about this browser hijacker is the search engine part itself. We have found that it may manipulate the search results and show you potentially unreliable ones by including third-party ads and sponsored links as well. It is possible that it shows you its own results, but it may also redirect you to a modified Yahoo results page. You need to know that even cyber criminals can pose as third parties, which means that they may gain access to the data collected by this hijacker and send targeted ads and links to your screen. Clicking on such compromised content could take you to malicious pages. This never ends well for inexperienced computer users. If you do not want to figure out what might happen to you in such a situation, you should remove mysafenewpages.com right now.
This browser hijacker cannot be deleted through your Control Panel since it has no uninstaller. Instead, you need to reset your browsers so that all changes will be undone. Please follow our instructions below if you have no idea about browser setting modifications. Also, remember that your PC will only be all secure if you clean all threats from your system. In order to do that you can set out to tackle them manually, which would normally require an advanced user, or you can also use an automated method, such as an anti-malware application that will also protect your PC from further attacks.
How to remove mysafenewpages.com from browsers