Browser hijacked by Search.mywebsearch.com? Favorite home page and default search engine have also been replaced automatically when you try to get online? Is this specific web site going to crash the whole browser system? Why does it keep blocking me from accessing other web sites with constant pop up windows? How can one get rid of this unwanted domain and get browser back to work?

Search.mywebsearch.com – How to Remove Browser Hijacker

Search.mywebsearch.com (also known as home.mywebsearch.com) is categorized as a browser hijacker that many computer users have come across in these recent days. This browser hijacker, also called the mywebsearch redirect in general, pretends itself as a regular web site but will forcibly reset the home page settings on targeted browsers without your consent. When that’s done, all you can get and see whenever trying to get online is this specific web page. By blocking you from accessing other web sites and redirecting you constantly to unwanted places online, this browser hijacker has caused so much trouble and unpleasant experiences. Also because of that, it’s called a browser hijacker because Internet browsers including Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer are among the most popular targets.

Similar to other browser hijackers and viruses, this Search.mywebsearch.com redirect is distributed on the Internet. Such browser redirect viruses can be created every once in a while to put online among many malicious web sites or bundling with freeware. When PC users log on fishy web pages online or download unknown freeware from the Internet, this browser redirect virus can also get itself installed in the meantime without consent. It can get through to targeted browsers even when there’s antivirus protection on the system.

Once installed successfully, Search.mywebsearch.com redirect will be able to reset the structures of the browsers to cause troubles. To begin with, this hijacker will set the home page to its associating address – home.mywebsearch.com. A Google search is provided on this specific site also which seems usable. It all goes different whenever you try to get online from this web site. To be more specific: a). you won’t be able to log on to wanted web sites because you will be redirected back to this site or towards to other wanted pages; b). you can’t seem to reset the browsers to wanted settings; c). new tabs can constantly pop up as well as other displaying ads; d). it will take much longer to open a wanted web site. Besides from these consequences, this Search.mywebsearch.com redirect can also collect your surfing habits and browsing histories which can help cyber criminals benefit later on when they have found a connection/way.

Therefore, to save your browser and privacy issues, this Search.mywebsearch.com thing should be removed in time. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for removal assistance if you don’t have much experience in dealing with browser redirect virus.

Search.mywebsearch.com Redirect Screen Shot

search_mywebsearch_com

From the above screen shot, we can see that this Search.mywebsearch.com redirect appears to be quite regular as a web site. It provides simply a Google search on the page and a “Quick links to your favorite sites” column including Gmail, Yahoo, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter and ebay. It all seems common and real. However, it’s in fact a browser hijacker which can cause so much trouble on targeted computers to annoy the users. It will soon be unwanted by them and yet quite difficult to get rid of.

Browser Redirect Virus Manual Removal Instructions

Since antivirus software has failed to get rid of this Search.mywebsearch.com redirect in the first place, looking for another program online may not help either while having the risks of coming into another scam program. To achieve a complete removal and to make sure PC is virus free, manual removal is suggested. Expertise will be required during the manual removal of this hijacker:

Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the browser hijacker. 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.
taskmanager

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.
FolderOptions

Step C: Press Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor.
Run+regedit

Step D: Delete all these associated files and registry entries with this Search.mywebsearch.com browser hijacker in Registry Editor as below:

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

Step E: Change home page back from this unwanted Search.mywebsearch.com (home.mywebsearch.com) site on targeted browsers.
homepage-setting-firefox

Similar video guide on browser hijacker removal:

Conclusion

Search.mywebsearch.com redirect has been found by many computer users lately on their browsers. This browser hijacker is capable of hijacking Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox browsers which are the most popular applications installed on many computers. Even when a computer is protected by antivirus software, it can still be vulnerable to this browser hijacker. Distributed on the Internet among many resources but mostly fishy web sites and freeware, this hijacker can somehow get itself installed without consent. When being affected by such browser redirect virus, browsers won’t work properly. The home pages will be automatically changed to this specific domain and search engines will be replaced to a “Google” search. If you want to get online from this given search engine, you are about to be redirected to unwanted web sites and your browsing histories will be traced and recorded by this hijacker in order to help cyber criminals benefit later on. Therefore, to prevent these consequences from happening, this Search.mywebsearch.com redirect should be removed ASAP.

Note: Still cannot use the browser to get online without being redirected constantly? Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts to get help if you cannot end this browser hijacker successfully.

Published by Karen Lawrence & last updated on July 8, 2013 4:10 am

Leave a Reply