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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow Computer
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine

The reason computer security experts recommend against downloading freeware from third-party websites is that freeware often comes in packs, and it can result in the likes of entering your system. The aforementioned domain refers to a browser hijacker that gets installed on a computer automatically, together with a list of freeware applications. It is not complicated to remove from the system, but it may still present certain difficulties and system threats you should be wary of. What is more, you should get rid of all the other unwanted applications that have arrived with is a browser hijacker that is based on extension engine. Most of the time users are not informed about the oncoming browser modifications because this application gets installed automatically with the programs it comes bundled with. Based on our research, this hijacker usually arrives from third-party websites that distribute fake Java plug-in or Flash player updates. The thing is that it is not only that travels around with these fake updates. There is an entire package of adware and potentially unwanted freeware that make use of the same distribution method, so you need to be extremely careful.

The program that changes your default homepage and search engine can be called either MySearch or SearchNewTab. It depends on which version of the setup file enters your computer. In general, you can remove files by uninstalling MySearch via Control Panel. Nevertheless, removing this application does not restore your web browser settings.

Technically, is not extremely malicious. It is a browser hijacker from a big group of Websearch infections, and it is practically a newer version of,, and many other similar browser hijackers. They all look like decent search engines, but if you perform a web search via, you will notice that all of your queries will be redirected to Google. In other words, this browser hijacker makes use of a custom version of Google search engine. It is very likely that tweaks some of the search results, inserting links to commercial websites.

Monetary profit is the primary objective of Adware creators make use of such applications in order to promote commercial content. After all, most of the online marketing websites employ pay-per-click system, so by displaying third-party links and redirecting you to affiliate websites, helps its creators to make money.

Unfortunately, sometimes those links could be embedded with malicious content. That is why you should not trust blindly. It goes without saying that keeping a browser hijacker on your computer is not an option. Get rid of immediately and then scan your PC for other potential threats. Do not hesitate to invest in a legitimate antispyware tool if need be.

How to remove

Windows 8

  1. Slide mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
  2. When Charm bar appears click Settings and go to Control panel.
  3. Open Uninstall a program and remove SearchNewTab or MySearch.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program and remove SearchNewTab or MySearch.

Windows XP

  1. Open Start menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add or remove programs and uninstall SearchNewTab or MySearch.

How to remove WebSearch from browser

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet options.
  2. Click Use default button under General tab and click OK.
  3. Press Alt+T again and go to Manage add-ons.
  4. Open Search providers tab on the left pane.
  5. Set a new default search engine and remove Websearch.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+T and click Options.
  2. Click Restore to Default button under General tab and click OK.
  3. Press the search engine icon on the left of search box (top right corner).
  4. Select Manage search engines on drop-down menu.
  5. Remove Websearch from the list and click OK.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and navigate to Settings.
  2. Mark Open a specific page or set of pages under On Startup.
  3. Click Set pages and enter a new homepage address. Click OK.
  4. Select Manage search engines under Search.
  5. Set a new default search engine, delete Websearch and press Done.
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