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Danger level 5
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Annoying Pop-up's
Infection Video Mysearchdial Toolbar

Mysearchdial Toolbar

There are many toolbars that are designed to improve your web browsing experience. However, some toolbars are not as useful as they might seem. MySearchDial Toolbar is a browser plugin developed by IronInstall and it is compatible with all main browsers. According to the official website at mysearchdial.com, this toolbar allows you to access your favorite search results with just one click and the toolbar itself provides you with various web services. Needless to say, that MySearchDial Toolbar is nowhere near being a malicious computer infection, but quite a few users consider it a potentially unwanted program, because of its resistance to removal.

The toolbar may also look suspicious, because it can change your home page and your default search engine, but that you can control yourself, during the installation. If you are attentive enough you will notice that MySearchDial Toolbar has two installation options - recommended and advanced. Here is what the installation wizard says when you need to choose which version to install:

MySearchDial is a free popular toolbar which offers 1-click access to search restults, most popular websites and a customized & personalized new tab experience allowing quick access to your favorite content.

Quick (Recommended)
Set MySearchDial search as my homepage and default search engine. Set MySearchDial as my default new tab page

Set MySearchDial as my homepage
Make MySearchDial my default search provider
Make MySearchDial my search provider with a new tab

As you can see, you can perfectly decide whether you want your home page changed or not. If you do not pay attention to this part of the installation, then your home page and your default search engine will be change to start.mysearchdial.com, and you will be exposed to commercial advertisements that urge you to scan your computer and improve your PC performance. You are advised to pay no heed to these ads, because MySearchDial is obviously not responsible for the third party ads, and they could be related to corrupted websites and even malware.

As a result, you are advised to remove MySearchDial Toolbar from your computer, because this way you will be able to avoid a number of security risks.

How to remove MySearchDial Toolbar

Windows 8

  1. Move mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen.
  2. When Charms bar appears, click Settings and go to Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program and remove MySearchDial.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program and remove MySearchDial.

Windows XP

  1. Open Start menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or remove programs and uninstall MySearchDial.

How to restore browser settings

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and click Internet Options.
  2. Under General tab, delete start.mysearchdial.com, enter a new home page address and click OK.
  3. Press Alt+X again and click Manage add-ons.
  4. Click Search providers on the left.
  5. Set a new default search engine and remove MySearchDial. Click Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Firefox button and go to Options.
  2. Under General tab, remove start.mysearchdial.com, type in a new home page address and click OK.
  3. Click search engine icon on the left of search bar (top right corner).
  4. Select Manage search engines from drop-down menu.
  5. Remove start.mysearchdial.com and click OK.
  6. Press Ctrl+Shift+A and add-ons manager tab will open.
  7. Remove MySearchDial from Extensions and restart the brower.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click Settings.
  2. Select Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages.
  3. Delete start.mysearchdial.com and set a new home page address. Click OK.
  4. Select Manage search engines under Search.
  5. Set a new default search engine and remove start.mysearchdial.com. Click Done.

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  1. Linda Nov 4, 2013

    This was very helpful in removing MySearchDial
    Thank you soooo much for posting

  2. Pcthreat Nov 5, 2013

    Happy that we could help you

  3. Malcolm Dec 9, 2013

    When I try to delete this from Control Panel I'm told that I must close my browser but even with the browser closed it won't go away

  4. Jackyl Dec 16, 2013

    I tried the uninstall process and it still comes up in the IE browser. Also tried going into Tools>Manage add-ons> with no luck - it's not on the list.

  5. Pcthreat Dec 19, 2013

    Hey Malcolm and Jackyl,

    This is what you should do:

    1. Download SpyHunter From http://www.pcthreat.com/download-sph
    2. Run free scanner
    3. Remove all files manually that where detected (or you can use automatic removal)
    4. Restart PC

    This will work

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