I wrote this article to help you remove Mytrustsearch.com. This Mytrustsearch.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Mytrustsearch.com is a malicious page. It indicates that your machine is infected with a browsers hijacker. Let`s get straight to the point. The hijacker has to go. Immediately. It causes nothing but troubles to you and your computer. If you haven`t dealt with such a pest before, prepare yourself. This parasite is the perfect combination on annoying, dangerous and useless. Useless to you, anyways. It serves to crooks, though. It helps them accomplish their malicious goals and it uses you to do so. Don’t let that happen as the hijacker with cause you a lot of damage in the process. Instead, once you spot the Mytrustsearch.com taking over, find the pest and delete it upon discovery. The sooner, the better.
Let`s explain how the hijacker entered in the first place. It didn’t appear out of the blue and we are pretty sure that you didn’t install it intentionally. No one would do that. But you did something else to help it infect you. You were careless and inattentive. The hijacker is a program and it needs your permission to enter. So, it asked you and you said yes. Of course, you didn’t know what you are agreeing to but only because you were negligent. One of the most popular methods hijackers use is bundling. Hackers attach the adware to another free program and when you install this program, you get the pest as well.
Again, because you don’t pay enough attention. When installing programs, the “next/next/finish” tactic is the worst possible choice. You have to dig a little deeper. Opt for the Custom settings. Contrary to what most people say, they are NOT only suitable to IT experts. They do take more time but they also allow you to see all the additional programs which are about to be installed as well as deselect them. Here is your chance to prevent an infection. Simple as that. Deselect all extras and then you can still install the program you originally planned to. Don’t give into haste and distraction. They lead to malware.
Now, let`s talk about what happens once the hijacker is on board. For starters, your browsing experience changes significantly and not for the better. The infection goes after your browsers. All of them. It adds a pesky extension thus taking complete control over your online activities. It also makes changes in your default settings without any permission of yours. It doesn’t bother asking you for consent because it doesn’t need it. It acts as it sees fit. This is why all of a sudden you find that your previous homepage and search engine have been replaced with the Mytrustsearch.com site. You neither agreed to this not were informed. But it is a fact. The malicious page is now your online shadow. It interrupts you all the time together with other just as shady pages which you are redirected to.
Also, you get buried with ads. Commercials in all forms and shapes appear on each page you attempt visiting. Needless to say, don’t click on anything as it may lead to more malware. Nothing generated by this hijacker can be trusted. This is how the pest ruins your online experience. You are not only annoyed all the time but you are also a single click from more parasites. But there is more. Your privacy is jeopardized as well.
The hijacker spies on your and collects valuable information which it then sends to crooks. The hackers can use your private data for whatever they want. Or, they can sell it to third parties. Either way, this won`t end well for you. Not unless you take immediate measure against this plague. Use our removal guide down below and get rid of the Mytrustsearch.com hijacker once and for all.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Mytrustsearch.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.