Mydailysearch.com Virus - How To Remove?

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Type: Browser Hijacker
 

Mydailysearch.com might not be a typical computer infection that you would imagine when someone uses a word “virus”, but it is definitely an unwanted application that can cause all sorts of problems to your computer and you should not keep it installed.

If you have noticed that this infection is operating on your system, i.e. your homepage is set to www.mydailysearch.com out of a blue, please proceed reading the article and by the end of it you will learn how to deal with this problem.

Mydailysearch.com virus remove

MyDailysearch.com is classified as browser hijacker for several rather obvious reasons. First of all, as most of browser hijackers, it is operating as browser add-on. It can be added to all most popular web browsers, including Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer. Once added to one of those browsers, it will automatically make some changes, whether you like it or not. First of all, it will change both homepage and default search engine to www.mydailysearch.com. If you try to change those settings, they will be set back the very next time you restart your web browser, thus it can be really frustrating.

Speaking of the website itself, Mydailysearch looks like a little bit outdated search engine. However, it is still functioning and you can actually use it. The fact that you can, does not mean that you should. There are several reasons why you should not browse the web via this particular website. Firstly, all search queries you fill in this search will be recorded and stored. I.e. if you expose some of your private and sensitive information, it will be collected and might be transferred to other parties later on. It is very dangerous, because private information can be leaked to various cyber criminals. Another reason not to use Mydailysearch – it uses Google Custom search and that means that results will definitely be different from those that you used to see on Google. Cyber criminals behind this infection customise the search, so you will see a lot of sponsored results, as well as some banner ads on search results. Take a look at this:

Customised Search

This is how MyDailySearch.com makes money. The scheme is pretty simple – to infect computers with browser add-ons, create web traffic this way and then monetise it by displaying sponsored links and banner advertisements. In this case, ad seen on the left is completely legitimate, because it comes from Google Adwords system. However, you can’t trust those links. They might lead you to unreliable websites and cause you various cyber security problems.

As it is reported by Similarweb Similarweb, this infection has been most active on June, yet it has some visitors on other months as well. That means the activity levels of this threat can rise anytime. It is also clear, that this virus is mostly targeting South America and India. However, users from other countries can be infected as well.

SimilarWeb Data

Now it is more than fair to say that you should not keep this infection installed on your computer. The best way to get rid of it – download and scan your computer with professional anti-malware software, such as Reimage. It will detect the virus along with all of its’ components stored on your computer. There are both free and paid versions of the software, thus feel free to choose the option that fulfils your needs the best. For more detailed instructions, please scroll down below this article and take a look at our step-by-step MyDailySearch.com removal guide.



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Efficiently remove Mydailysearch.com virus

How to remove Mydailysearch using Windows Control Panel

Many hijackers and adware like Mydailysearch.com virus install some of their components as regular windows programs as well as additional software. This part of malware can be uninstalled from Control Panel. To access it, do the following.
  • Start→Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key→Search and enter Control Panel (Windows 8);
    Control panel
  • Choose Uninstall Program;
    Programs and features
  • Go through a list of programs and select entries related to Mydailysearch .
    Remove toolbars
  • Click uninstall button.
    Uninstall
  • In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Spyhunter or Reimage to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection.
    Scan with spyhunter
This method will not remove some of browser plugins therefore proceed to the next part of the removal guide.
Removing Mydailysearch.com virus from your browsers

  Top How To remove Mydailysearch.com virus from Google Chrome:

  • Click on the 3 horizontal lines icon on a browser toolbar and Select More Tools→Extensions
    Extensions
  • Select all malicious extensions and delete them.
    Remove extensions
  • Click on the 3 horizontal lines icon on a browser toolbar and Select Settings
    Open settings
  • Select Manage Search engines
    Manage search engines
  • Remove unnecessary search engines from the list
    Delete search engines
  • Go back to settings. On Startup choose Open blank page (you can remove undesired pages from the set pages link too).
  • If your homepage was changed, click on Chrome menu on the top right corner, select Settings. Select Open a specific page or set of pages and click on Set pages.
    Set pages
  • Delete malicious search websites at a new Startup pages window by clicking “X” next to them.
    Delete start pages

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Mydailysearch, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on a Chrome’s menu button (three horizontal lines) and select Settings.
  • Scroll to the end of the page and click on theReset browser settings button.
    Resset settings
  • Click on the Reset button on the confirmation box.
    Reset approve

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

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How To remove Mydailysearch.com virus from Firefox:

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla window and select the “Add-ons” icon (Or press Ctrl+Shift+A on your keyboard).
    Select add-on
  • Go through Extensions and Addons list, remove everything Mydailysearch.com virus related and items you do not recognise. If you do not know the extension and it is not made by Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, Oracle or Adobe then you probably do not need it.
    Remove add-on
  • If your homepage was changed, click on the Firefox menu in the top right corner, select Options → General. Enter a preferable URL to the homepage field and click Restore to Default.
    Restore default

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Mydailysearch.com virus, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla Firefox window. Click on the Help button.
    Help button
  • ChooseTroubleshooting Information on the Help menu.
    Troubleshooting
  • Click on theReset Firefox button.
    Refresh firefox
  • Click on the Reset Firefox button on the confirmation box. Mozilla Firefox will close and change the settings to default.
    Refresh firefox approve

(Optional) Steps for older Mozilla Firefox versions:

  • Enter “about:config” in URL bar and hit enter. This will open the settings page
    Abou config
  • Type “Keyword.url” in the search box. Right click and reset it.
    Reset Keyword.url
  • Type “browser.search.defaultengine” in the search box. Right click and reset it.
  • Type “browser.search.selectedengine” in the search box. Right click and reset it.
  • Search for “browser.newtab.url”. Right-click and reset it. This will make sure that the search page won’t launch on every new tab.
  • If the settings revert and the scan with anti-malware programs is clean: close Firefox, open file explorer and enter %AppData% in the address bar. Enter user.js in the search box. If this file exists, rename it and start Firefox again. You will have to repeat the steps above.
    Remove user.js

If the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program to identify malicious entries.

  Top How to remove Mydailysearch.com virus virus from Internet Explorer:

How to remove Mydailysearch.com virus virus from Internet Explorer (older versions):

  • Click on the arrow on the right of the search box.
  • Do the following: on IE8-9 choose Manage Search providers, on IE7 click Change search defaults.
  • Remove the Mydailysearch from the list.

How to remove Mydailysearch.com virus from IE 11:

  • Click on the Settings icon (top right) → Manage Addons.
    Add-on
  • Go through Toolbars and extensions. Remove everything related to Mydailysearch and items you do not know that are made not by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Oracle or Adobe.
    Disable add-ons
  • Select Search Providers.
    Set search engine
  • If any of these search providers is not available, follow “Find more search providers” in the bottom of the screen and install Google.
    Find search engines
  • Close the Options.
  • If your homepage was changed, click on the Gear icon on the top right corner to open the Internet Explorer menu, select Internet options and choose General tab. Enter a preferable URL to the homepage field and click Apply.
    Restore home page

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Mydailysearch.com virus, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Gear icon→Internet Options.
    Internet options
  • Choose the Advanced tab and click on the Reset Reset settings
  • Select Delete personal settings checkbox and click on the Reset button.
    Reset approve
  • Click on the Close button on the confirmation box, then close your browser.
    Reset

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

How to remove Mydailysearch.com virus from Microsoft Edge:  Top

Resetting Microsoft Edge setting (Method 1)

  • Open Microsoft Edge and click on More actions button (three dots at the top right corner of the screen), then choose Settings.
    Open settings
  • In the Settings window, click Choose what to clear button.
    Choose clear
  • Select everything that you want to remove and click Clear.
    Clear browsing data
  • Right click on Start and choose Task manager.
    Open task manager
  • In the Processes tab right click on Microsoft Edge and select Go to details.
    Go to details
  • In the Details look for entries named Microsoft Edge, right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries.
    End Edge task

If the first method didn't work for you, follow the steps of advanced method below. Make sure you backup your data before completing these steps.

Resetting Microsoft Edge setting (Method 2)

  • Navigate to the following folder: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe Select all of the entries in this folder, right click on them and select Delete.
    Delete files
  • Click Start button and type in “Windows power”. Right click on the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator.
    Open powershell
  • When Administrator: Windows PowerShell window appears on your screen, paste in this line after PS: cd C:\WINDOWS\system32 and press Enter: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml" -Verbose}
    Run command
Once you finish these steps, Mydailysearch.com virus should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

  Top How to remove Mydailysearch.com virus from Safari:

Remove malicious extensions

  • Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences.
    Open preferences
  • Select Extensions and uninstall Mydailysearch and other suspicious extensions.
    Extensions
  • If your homepage was changed, click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences and choose General tab. Enter preferable URL to the homepage field.
    Reset homepage
(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings(older versions)

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Mydailysearch.com virus, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Reset Safari…
    Choose reset
  • Select which options you want to reset (usually all of them come preselected) and click on the Reset button.
    Reset

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

Manual removal

 

Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Mydailysearch, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Reimage or other tools found on 2-viruses.com.

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About the author

 - Malware researcher

Continuous ads and struggles to browser the Internet due to web-based malware is what really grinds my gears. That’s why my main goal is to fight against malware like adware or web hijackers and provide our readers with efficient solutions in this particular field. Keeping up to date with newest trends in cyber security world is a must nowadays and thus my interest goes way beyond malware infections – IoT security, international cyber wars and hacking outbreaks are under my radar as well.

 
September 21, 2017 08:50, September 21, 2017 08:50
   
 

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