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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Cant change my homepage

If your home page has been suddenly changed to, it means that an unwanted browser add-on has been installed. It may be My Web Search Toolbar, which you should uninstall from the PC, or another application which changes the home page to

The very search engine is a property of Mindspark Interactive, Inc., and when you access the website, you will find 7 links to the most popular websites such as Gmail, Yahoo, Facebook, YouTube, Amazon, Twitter and AOL. Moreover, you will find that the engine is powered by Google; however, this does not mean that you will not be provided with suspicious websites. In addition to the Web results, you will find a list of suspicious websites which are supposed to be related to your search queries.

It is very likely that you have agreed to have the settings of your browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, changed. Next time when you are installing an application, read what is given in its installation wizard. In this way, you will prevent future problems related to unwanted search results.

However, the only thing that you should do right now is remove from the PC. You will need to uninstall the program which is related to the search engine. For example, it could be MyWebSearch Bar; however, it has been noticed that the unwanted application may be absent in the Control Panel. Hence, it implies that some more serious measures should be taken.

It is highly advisable to use a powerful spyware removal tool so that the so-called browser hijacker can be removed from your Windows. We recommend that you use apply SpyHunter whose free scanner is available below. If you want to check your control Panel and alter the settings of the browser manually, you can do so by following the instructions provided below.

How to remove

Windows XP

  1. Click Start and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select My Web Search Toolbar or any other MyWebSearch-related application and click Remove.

Windows Vista/7

  1. Click Start - > Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program.
  3. Double-click My Web Search Toolbar or another application related to the changes of the browsers.

Windows 8

  1. Move the mouse over the bottom left corner of the screen.
  2. Right-click.
  3. Click Control Panel - > Uninstall a program.
  4. Double-click the program that has caused the changes to the browsers.

Remove from the browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T.
  2. Click Internet Options.
  3. Select Advanced.
  4. Click Reset.
  5. Check the Delete personal Settings box and click Reset.
  6. Select Close and then restart the browser to see the changes.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H.
  2. Select Troubleshooting information.
  3. Click Reset Firefox - > Reset Firefox - > Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F.
  2. Select Tools and click Extensions.
  3. Remove the mywebsearch add-on.
  4. Click Settings.
  5. In the On startup section, click Set pages and change the startup page to your favorite one.
  6. In the Search section, click Manage search engine and remove the unwanted search engine.

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