Hi, can you help me? I thought I’ve got a browser hijacker. This morning, I got a message telling to update media player to continue a movie, and I also choose to update. However, since when I updated this media player, I found something was changed. Whenever I search online, I always get to this website: MySearchPage.net, and many pop-ups showing from this webpage. It is very annoying. According those symptoms, I believe I got a browser hijacker, but I don’t know how to deal with it and get rid of it completely. Any help will be appreciating.
Description of MySearchPage.net Hijacker
MySearchPage.net is classified as a browser hijacker that mainly targets users’ PC to invade web browser’s homepage and default search engine. For example, some victims may reset Google as the default search engine on Internet Explorer, but since your computer was infected with this browser hijacker, the search tool Google will be gone but the search tool of MySearchPage.net will be there. And also your original homepage will be replaced with this browser hijacker’s webpage. At first sight, this search tool seems fine and no difference between legit search engines. Therefore, many victims don’t pay much attention to it but keep it on the computer and use it as a search tool, but when they look up something on this fake search engine, they will realize that it is a fake search tool and cannot help them to find out the results they expected. It will redirect you to those unrelated result and websites, and those results might be junk and malicious webpage. If you visit those webpage, you may be easily infected with other threats. Meanwhile, entering any favorite URL’s website, you just get to infected websites where ads, message banners or flash picture pops up to attract you to click on it. More clicking those websites receive, more traffic they will get, and more profit those hackers who create this browser hijacker will obtain. Therefore, don’t trust MySearchPage.net. You need to eradicate this browser hijacker at once you find your computer gets infected.
And if you cannot eradicate MySearchPage.net hijacker in time, this browser hijacker will do more dad activities on infected computer until computer becomes weaker and weaker. Actually this hijacker can look for loopholes and insert malicious files of other infections into those loopholes, and in this way, it successfully bring another virus into system. And system will load more processes and CPU usage will be up to 100%. Computer will run slower and cannot run more programs; otherwise computer will get stuck or get death. Even it cannot run the large program at all. This time computer has been severely attacked by MySearchPage.net hijacker together with other threats. And some windows programs might be disabled by some aggressive virus like Trojan horse. What’s worse, MySearchPage.net hijacker can help hackers to access infected computer and work on it to steal vital and valuable personal information for illegal behavior. For example, some victims may suffer from financial loss due to this hijacker. Therefore, if you find MySearchPage.net browser hijacker on the computer, you should first figure out a way to eradicate it soon. Don’t keep it on the computer for a long time and let it get the chance to damage the computer.
Main Traits of MySearchPage.net Hijacker
-Can change your homepage or the default search engine to MySearchPage.net and it totally prevents you from changing them back
-Can always redirect you to other websites
-Can pop up various advertisements and sponsored links randomly to interrupt your online activities
-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive
-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.
-Can collect and send data concerning your search history and other browsing activities.
-Your sensitive information can be tracked and stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of this browser hijacker.
NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with MySearchPage.net hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker virus for you.
The Screenshot of This Hijacker
Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide of MySearchPage.net hijacker provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.
Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this hijacker, the name of the process of it is random.
Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel
Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs
Then try to find the program which relates to MySearchPage.net hijacker, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.
Step4: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Internet Explorer as an Example)
From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options.
Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK
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MySearchPage.net hijacker is a harmful infection to the computer. It changes the homepage and search engine totally and prevents online users from changing back, redirects them to its URL or other malicious websites, steals their personal data and displays endless pop-ups on the screen to prevent them from getting online normally and smoothly. Don’t think MySearchPage.net browser hijacker is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms, since it can also bring those harmful viruses to infect the computer, which will greatly slow down PC and make it run as a snail and further harm to mess up system files and damage system severely.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of MySearchPage.net hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Matt Johnston & last updated on November 8, 2014 7:41 pm