How do I get rid of the browser hijacker My-online-search.com. I have tried most of the suggestions that people have on Google but nothing has worked up till now. Help please. The page has taken control of my Google Chrome. And I cannot set it back. Anytime I open a new tab there would pop up other advertisements which I don’t want to have. How can I stop these weird things on my machine?
Browser Hijacked by My-online-search.com – How to Remove?
My-online-search.com is a malicious redirect virus which uses so-called applications to cause unwanted redirections for monetary objectives. It is the one that is responsible for redirecting computer users to www.my-online-search.com and other websites directly affiliated to it. It is a browser hijacker that intervenes with your internet browsing by leading changes to your homepages on all browsers you have on the infected computer to its own site. It changes your default search engine to this specific webpage. If you open the site address manually, it would look like a common search engine with nothing peculiar. It seems to be a genuine search engine. It can also be customized to display the searched in different languages. But the point is that the search engine is unsafe and you need to get the virus off you’re your computer as soon as possible.
Don’t be fooled by the appearance of my-online-search.com redirect virus. If you use it for search the result it gives you is customized results. Most of these will be related to featured pages, or some other web pages which make use of this redirect virus in order to get the higher traffic for their own sites and make net users visit their domain sites. This browser hijacker virus is also accountable for displaying popping ups advertisements on your browsers. Those pop-ups interfere with your browsing all of the time, and whey will be in your way constantly. This browser hijacker virus uses common distribution vectors, but mainly could be cloaked in the download of freeware. It can make a target computer get more and more vulnerable thus there could be other online threats get into the infected system and troubles will follow the steps to damage your computer. A slow speed is just a beginning of the bad effects of the virus. Your computer will get many other error codes as you use it more. Sometimes it may crash out of a sudden and you cannot find out what causes that. The browser hijacker leads other viruses into it and makes your computer die finally. Another function of the virus is collecting the using habits and the account details on the invaded machines. That is why you get more and more spam mails or messages. Because your privacy has been revealed by the virus.
Screenshot of My-online-search.com Redirect Virus
For the sake of computer safety and privacy security, remove this malicious redirect with no hesitation. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for assistance if you are not computer savvy and have no idea on how to remove this hijacker:
Troubles To Be Expected with Browser Hijacker
1. My-online-search.com redirect can not only get on browsers without permissions, but reset default structures of affected browsers without letting you change them back;
2. Online sessions will be greatly interrupted by constant displaying ads or pop-up links;
3. Malware or spyware can be prompted by these unwanted popups and suspicious links;
4. The performance of the affected browsers will be incredibly slow down while unresponsive webs will be expected more often;
5. Users’ online info like usernames, passwords and other confidential data can be stolen by cyber criminals.
Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Instructions
Since the advanced anti-virus software can’t take effectively to get rid of the browser hijacker, then manual removal will be highly required. Generally speaking, manual removal is a complicated and difficult process which requires enough computer skills. To make it easier, Basic manual removal steps have been given in the following to help one get rid of My-online-search.com browser hijacker:(Be cautious when dealing with different system files and entries)
Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the Redirect virus. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find odd processes. Names of the processes can be different each time:
Step B: Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options. Go to Folder Options window, under View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK:
Step C: Press Windows+R keys together to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor. Delete registry values associating with this My-online-search.com redirect:
Step D: Change home page(s) on browsers back from My-online-search.com and other unknown random URLs: (Google Chrome)
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A successful browser hijacker such as my-online-search.com redirect virus can change the home page and reroute traffic to unwanted websites, especially arbitrary search sites that may encourage clicking fraud and earning the people responsible for the hijacker ill-gotten revenue. Lowered security settings would reverse commands that block unwanted traffic and allow a barrage of unwanted and annoying advertisements. This hijacker is able to corrupt bookmarks, so they include pornographic websites and generate ad-ware. It could also indirectly expose you to potential malware infections, by displaying sponsored links to third party websites.
Note: Certain levels of PC skills will be needed during the manual removal process of this hijacker. Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts now to get further help if you have tried but failed time after time.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on November 20, 2013 5:38 am