- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Mysupersearch.net can appear in your browsers in questionable ways and should wake up your security-minded self to act. When this potentially risky search engine shows up in your browsers, there is a good chance that you have installed a questionable free program recently that came in a bundle. Our research indicates that this search engine is mainly spreading in the Netherlands and it is identical to a previous one called Super-search.org. The web server where these search engines are hosted also gives home to a dozen other questionable search engines and browser hijackers, which is obviously not a good sign. Since this seemingly innocent search engine may present to you potentially unreliable search results and third-party ads, we suggest that you remove Mysupersearch.net from your computer as soon as possible since keeping it on your PC could result in further infections or worse. Before we share our solution with you, we would like to tell you more about this threat so that you can hopefully avoid similar infections in the future.
Infecting your system with this search engine can be as simple as clicking on the wrong content while surfing the net. It is possible that you click on a corrupt link presented by a browser hijacker or a similarly questionable search engine or a third-party pop-up that tells you to update your drivers or your operating system, and you directly install this search engine as your browser home page. You may only infect your current browser you are using, but this threat can affect all major browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer, too. If you simply get redirected to this search website by clicking on the wrong ad on a shady website, you may not need to delete Mysupersearch.net as a browser restart could be enough for you to make sure it disappears.
However, it is more likely that you install this search engine via freeware bundles. This means that it is quite possible that you also install potentially unwanted programs and malware infections as well, including adware programs, Trojans, fake alerts, and browser hijackers. You may want to download a free program but you choose the wrong website to download it from like an unfamiliar shady file-sharing site (torrent or freeware). These pages usually host unsafe third-party installers that can infect your system with a number of threats as described above. We suggest that you stay away from suspicious websites that display several questionable third-party ads and content. You should also be cautious with your clicks on third-party ads in general because when your computer is infected with adware, it is always risky to click on anything really unless you want to drop infections onto your PC or end up on malicious pages. All in all, we believe that it is best to scan your system with a reliable malware scanner right after you delete Mysupersearch.net from your browsers.
Since this search engine can be set as your home page in your browsers, it is only logical that you can change these settings to eliminate this threat source. If you have never done this before, you can use our instructions below. Please keep in mind that this will only take care of this particular search engine. If you want to clean your system entirely, you need to detect all possibly risky programs and deal with them. If you cannot do this manually, we advise you to employ an authentic anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter. But even if you protect your system with an automated security tool, you should remember to keep all your programs and drivers always updated to avoid certain cyber attacks.
Remove Mysupersearch.net from your browsers