Are you trying to get rid of MyStartSearch in Control Panel but Windows does not respond?
Are you annoyed that you can't totally remove MyStartSearch through "Uninstall a Program" in Windows Control Panel when you installed it by accident?
Are you looking for the MyStartSearch removal guides so that you could delete it from your browsers such as Firefox, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer?
To avoid the annoying problem, you could learn how to fully get rid of MyStartSearch step by step in this article to protect and free up your PC.
What do you know about MyStartSearch?
MyStartSearch is categorized as browser hijacker that has a serious effect on the functionality of our computers and on the safety of your data, your bank accounts and even your identities.Once MyStartSearch gets into your computer successfully, it has the ability to control your browser. All major browsers (Firefox, IE, Chrome, Opera etc.) can be occupied quietly. You cannot use your frequently-used search engine like Google normally to search for information. It can affect your web browsers keep redirecting you to website you don’t want. It greatly affects your computer function, downloads other infections on your computer and especially interrupts your online activity. So you’d better pay attention when installing software. Be very careful what you agree to install.
You need to choose custom installation and deselect anything that is not familiar, especially optional programs that you never wanted to download and install in the first place.
Is MyStartSearch a Threat?
MyStartSearch may be regarded as suspicious browser extension even browser hijacker. To think carefully, users can find that all its features are based on simple searching activity which assists you to find related information about history events. The free application is just like a search blank added on your browser toolbar. To think of MyStartSearch carefully, the games and trivia are supported by the search engine Ask Search, which has been considered as malicious search provider. And MyStartSearch explains that it offers convenient web homepage, which is associated with home.tb.ask.com in deed. Once users install this toolbar in browser, it may become browser hijacker tempering with the default settings without your permission. Users should know that MyStartSearch disguise as a friendly extension, but it actually a potential threat prompting you to using malicious search engine Ask Search. The offered games search results and other related information may be sponsored links and ad-supporting programs. Once hijacked by Ask.com, the infected browser may suffer from various pop-ups and banners. Ask.com is able to start with its spy though collect personal data like password, search query, phone number, banking account and more.
How Can You Remove MyStartSearch Completely Step by Step?
Some users think it is easy to uninstall MyStartSearch. Is that really so? MyStartSearch may have hijacked your browser and search engine, which cannot be reset by automatic antispyware, and there must be some leftovers of MyStartSearch such as hidden files and registries. The invalid and redundant files will occupy available system space and cause poor performance. You could follow the MyStartSearch removal guide as below to totally get rid of the trouble.
There are two MyStartSearch removal ways for you to choose.
Tips 1: Manually remove MyStartSearch with a normal way
Tips 2: Automatically uninstall MyStartSearch with program removal tool Perfect Uninstaller
Tips 1: How to Manually Remove MyStartSearch from Windows?
You should reboot your PC and press F8 key on your keyboard. This will open up the Advanced Boot Options screen, in Windows 7 or Vista, or the Windows Advanced Options Menu in Windows XP. Using the arrow keys on your keyboard, highlight the option labeled Safe Mode with Networking. Once it is highlighted, click on the Enter key on your keyboard. And then follow the instructions below:
1.Enter Search filed and type in “uninstall a program”.
2.In Programs and Features window, select MyStartSearch and click on Uninstall/Change.
(Windows XP/7: Enter Control Panel from Start menu, and then choose Add/Change programs or Uninstall a program. Select MyStartSearch and uninstall it.)
1.Enter File Explorer from Start screen. And then choose “hidden items” and “file name extensions” in File tab. (Windows Xp/7: Enter Control Panel and choose Folder Options. Select “show hidden files and folders” in View tab.)
2. You should go back and click “Start menu” button and click “Run” option > Type “regedit” into the box and click “OK” to open Registry Editor or Press Windows+ R to open Registry Editor.
Navigate HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, and delete keys and values related to MyStartSearch as following.
Delete all the related registries as below:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msconfig.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msmpeng.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msseces.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon "Shell" = "%AppData%\.exe"
What Can You Do to Get Rid of MyStartSearch from Your Browsers?
Step One: Remove MyStartSearch from Browser
Click on orange button of Firefox customized menu, and choose Add-ons. In showing window, click on Extension tab. Select MyStartSearch and click on Remove button.
Open Chrome menu and choose Extension. Select MyStartSearch and click on bin image then click “Remove”.
Open Tools menu and choose Manage Add-ons. Choose Toolbars and Extension tad, and select MyStartSearch then click on Disable.
Step Two: Reset Homepage and Search Engine
If your browser has been changed by MyStartSearch, please follow the steps below.
1.Find of Firefox search blank on toolbar. There is a dropdown button, and click on it. Next, Choose Manage Search Engine to remove unwanted search engine and set new search engine.
2.Click on Firefox button and choose Options. Type new address for homepage.
Open Chrome menu and choose Settings. Click on Show Advanced Settings. In showing window, check New Tab page in Appearance section and then change homepage. Then, click on Manage Search Engine button. Remove unwanted search and set one as default.
1.Open Tools menu and choose Manage Add-ons. In Search Providers tab, remove unwanted Search and set one as default.
2.Open Tools menu again and choose Internet Options, and then click on General in showing window. Type in new address for homepage.
Tips 2: How to fully remove/delete MyStartSearch with Perfect Uninstaller?
If you can not follow the removal guides above, it is advised you to get rid of MyStartSearch with Perfect Uninstaller as following.
2.Close all running processes including programs and browsers in the Task Manager before you run Perfect Uninstaller
3.Find and locate the program on the currently installed programs list
4.Click “Uninstall” button on the right side to remove MyStartSearch.
Alternately, if the unwanted software is not list of the display list of Perfect Uninstaller, you could force uninstall MyStartSearch completely and easily with program uninstall tool.
Step 1: Run Perfect Uninstaller
Step 2: Click the “Force Uninstall” option on the interface of software uninstall tool
Step 3: Select the scanning program path. That means you should locate and select the unwanted program for scanning. Usually it is stored in C:\Program Files (x86) in Windows 7, Windows 8 and C:\Program Files in Windows XP
Step 4: Select and click the “MyStartSearch” folder.
Step 5: Click “Next” button to follow the processes.
Step 6: Click "Next" to start scanning the registry files about the unneeded program.
Step 7: It will take some time to finish registry scanning. If you don't want to wait, you could click "Skip" option and cancel the scanning.
Step 8: After the registry scanning is completed, click "Next" button to select all related files.
Step 9: Click "Next" button to delete all related files.
Step 10: Click “Finish” button when it stops scanning files and extensions.
After you finish the onscreen removal steps, MyStartSearch has been deleted from your PC.
What’s more, you could double-check the removal processes of the program with RegCure Pro to improve your PC performance.
2.Click “Click to Start Scan” button to repair and optimize your computer.
3.RegCure Pro will have a full scan to detect all invalid files which will slow down your PC.
4. Click “Fix All” button on the down-right side to fix all problems and speed up your computer after scanning the invalid leftover system files.
As the increasingly browser application today, users need to be cautious about the cyber threats such as browser hijacker and spyware, most of which are commonly bundled with free applications. Hijackers like MyStartSearch seems to have no malicious traits but it is supported by unfriendly search engine showing related search results by pushing sponsored links and ads. The default homepage and favorite startup page will redirect to another domain. Keeping using the modified browser, infected computer is likely to be attacked by malware and monitored by spyware. Therefore, users should keep an eye to the suspicious applications, and never install without hesitation. Read the privacy and install options seriously, and you can avoid many trouble resulting from unconsciously clicking. If you are not clear about how to fully remove MyStartSearch from your PC, just carefully follow the program removal instructions step by step above.