- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Search.mycurrentnewsxp.com is a questionable search engine whose presence in your browsers may be unwanted since it is possible that it has simply appeared without your permission. Since this application is capable of changing your browser settings, including home page, default search engine, and new tab page, we have labeled it as a browser hijacker. If this search engine shows up without your knowledge, it also means that it breaches your privacy. Since that is an illegal act, you should not hesitate to remove Search.mycurrentnewsxp.com right after you notice it in your browsers. Leaving this hijacker on your computer could present to you unreliable third-party web content. It is also important to note that this hijacker has most likely entered your computer together with other malware threats. Right now you might be facing multiple system security issues. That is why we recommend that you read this article.
You can install this “new tab page” tool directly through its official website mycurrentnewsxp.com. But what are the chances of millions of computer users ending up on this site? Not too much. We believe that it is more likely that this hijacker sneaks onto your system in a freeware bundle. Since millions of people search for free software every day, you can imagine how many hits the related websites get daily. That is why schemers tend to use software bundling as the distribution method for their useless applications and malware infections. This seems to be the best way to reach the most number of people. However, an infected bundle may contain a number of malware threats.
Obviously, these malicious software packages are mainly hosted on questionable and unreliable file-sharing websites. That is why you need to be very careful when you want to download a new application. We advise you to always research the application first. You can run a quick Google search to see what people say about the application. You may find out in one minute that, for example, that 10 out of 10 articles are about how and why you should remove Search.mycurrentnewsxp.com. Would that help you decide whether you are dealing with a reliable tool? We certainly think so. If your application passes the first test, it is worth researching where you should download it from, too, in order not to end up on suspicious freeware sites. If, unfortunately, you do install such a package, you need to know that deleting Search.mycurrentnewsxp.com alone will not solve your security problems. You also need to detect all other threats and eliminate them so that you could declare your PC clean.
You should never trust this search engine and its third-party services disguised as quick links on a fake toolbar or a search tool. It is possible that this hijacker injects third-party ads and links into pages through these services. For example, it can manipulate the search results by redirecting your search through extsearch.maxwebsearch.com server to a modified Yahoo! search results page. Clicking on any ad or link that is provided by this browser hijacker could result in landing on malicious websites. Therefore, we recommend that you remove Search.mycurrentnewsxp.com from your computer as soon as possible.
The bad news is that you cannot simply remove this useless tool via Control Panel because its uninstaller does not take care of the browser extensions in Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. You need to delete those extensions manually. In order to help you with these steps, we have included instructions below this article. However, do not forget about the possibility of other malware infections being present on your computer. We suggest that you install a reputable antimalware application that will protect your PC from all existing infections.
Remove Search.mycurrentnewsxp.com from Windows
Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10
Windows Vista/Windows 7
Reset your browsers