Why is my home page on Internet Explorer changed to Mystart.smilebox.com automatically? How can I change it back to my previous link? Also, I can’t seem to log on other web sites that I used to be able to log on. All I get online is being redirected to weird sites and links. How do I remove this mystart by smilebox.com page?

What’s Mystart.smilebox.com Redirect?

Mystart.smilebox.com (or MyStart By Smilebox.com) is a web site that contains a search engine on its page only. It seems to help you gain access to many resources online. However, this MyStart engine is associated with PC attackers who use it to collect computer users’ browsing records to benefit later on. It is categorized as a browser redirect problem which has become a major issue on computer. Dressed up like a common web site, Mystart.smilebox.com redirect has troubled many computer users by creating all kinds of chaos. Since this browser redirect is created to collect valuable info from PC users, it’s better to not still put private data online while having the risks of being stolen.

Generally, a browser redirect issue will show up as a regular web site or a browser add-on tool-bar. But these two forms are both trying to make computer users to start online surfing from the given search engines. In this case, Mystart.smilebox.com redirect shows up in the form of the web site and will mostly become the new home page address on browser(s). Computer users won’t be able to change this URL because this browser redirect virus has reset some settings for its own good. By doing that, it can show up again and again after restarting the browser(s) or the whole computer system. Once having this Mystart.smilebox.com site on your browser(s), you may find it difficult to log on other wanted web sites and pages because of the block caused by this virus. The internet connection may also be affected and be cut off every once in a while. Remote computer hackers will be able to collect your private info if you are still surfing online as usual but with this unfriendly link.

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A Screen Shot of Mystart.smilebox Redirect

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Step-by-step Manual Removal Guide

To completely get rid of this Mystart.smilebox.com redirect, manual removal can guarantee that. However, expertise will be required during the manual removal process in order to define and delete program files, .exe and .dll files. Any mistake in deleting files could cause unpredictable problems.

Step 1. Open Windows Task Manager to end processes related to Mystart.smilebox.com redirect. To do that, press Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to select related processes to end.
Windows Task Manager

Step 2. Press Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor. Delete files and registry entries in Registry Editor as below:

%AppData%\Protector\””[rnd]
%AllUsersProfile%\Programs\{random}\
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Regedit
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit”
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings\{.exe}

Step 3. Make sure home page on each browser is the one you want instead of this mystart.smilebox.com.
Mozilla Firefox
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Internet Explorer
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Conclusion

Browsers are used by computer users to surf online in order to find out wanted information or interested resources. They help us explorer the wonderfulness of the World Wide Web. Computer hackers take advantages of this fact and create viruses like Mystart.smilebox.com redirect to mainly attack browsing applications. Once a browser is attacked by this hijacker, the default or set home page will be automatically changed to this hijacker’s link. Many of the searching results given by this fake search engine are fishy sites that could be associated with computer hackers. There could be constant pop-ups on these sites and even viruses including Trojans waiting for their chances to sneak into your computer to extend the damage. But most importantly, it’s put on to different computers to record the browsing activities and collect valuable information out of them. Computer hackers will be able to benefit later on with this information.

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Published by Karen Lawrence & last updated on April 17, 2013 11:25 am

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