Mysearchdial Virus - How to remove

Mysearchdial is a browser add-on that hijacks web browsers and alters their settings in unhelpful ways. More specifically, it changes the homepage to Start.mysearchdial.com and replaces your default search engine with its own. It promotes certain websites and generates traffic for them by forcing its unwitting users to visit them.  Mysearchdial gets installed without users’ permission, so people might not realize what’s causing their browser to behave strangely.

You can remove Mysearchdial by uninstalling unwanted browser extensions and restoring your browser settings.

In short – remove Mysearchdial:

Classification Browser hijacker.
Hijacking symptoms Start.mysearchdial.com takes over your home page and your new tab page,

your search results are delivered by an unexpected website.

How Mysearchdial got on your computer Installed by free programs that offer optional software.
Removing Mysearchdial Uninstall unwanted browser extensions,

restore browser settings,

scan your computer with anti-malware programs (Spyhunter for Windows, Combo Cleaner for macOS).

Mysearchdial is a browser hijacker

It lacks useful features

Mysearchdial promises to give you easy access to the most popular websites and web services, as well as provide the best search results. Really, though, it just causes redirects to affiliated sites and displays pop-up ads. Rather than a useful browser add-on, it’s an adware virus.

Mysearchdial offers no useful functions. In fact, it lacks features that other search engines and new tab pages have:

  • it can’t change its background image,
  • no way to add links to your favorite websites to the Start.mysearchdial.com page,
  • the search results on Mysearchdial can’t be filtered in any way other than text commands,
  • if you try to load additional result types on Mysearchdial.com, it might open a Yahoo page, which can be jarring.

You have a choice for which search engine and home page to use in your browser. Plenty are much better than Mysearchdial.

That Mysearchdial opens Yahoo.com puts it in the same company as other Yahoo redirect viruses: Groovorio, Astromenda, Taplika, Search.iminent.com, etc.

It promotes affiliated websites

Beware that the Mysearchdial virus modifies your search results by including numerous sponsored websites in your search results. It can also limit which websites can display the results, which might affect the quality of these results. The extension might also cause unexpected new tabs to open in your browser.

In addition, the Mysearchdial records data about your browsing habits: what you search for, which results you open, what other sites you visit. Later, this data can be used for marketing purposes.

All of this advertising might be alright if Mysearchdial offered any useful features. Sadly, it doesn’t and this makes it an unwanted or even harmful program.

Mysearchdial has the same look as Astromenda.

How it was installed

Although Mysearchdial is old (goes back to 2013), it is still being detected in 2021 and the Mysearchdial.com site still receives hundreds of thousands of visits from America, India, France, and other countries all over the globe.

Mysearchdial likely was installed by a free program that you downloaded from the internet. It must have been included as an optional offer (see InstallCore) that was installed by default:

  1. you download a free program off of the internet,
  2. you run the setup and begin the installation,
  3. the setup includes optional offers, including Mysearchdial for your browser,
  4. the optional offers are installed by default.

The problem with Mysearchdial being installed accidentally is that the optional offer is not disclosed clearly enough and users miss it. That’s why it’s important to be careful when installing new programs.

Because Mysearchdial infiltrates computers in this way, it is considered to be a potentially unwanted program. If you want to avoid getting any more malware on your PC or Mac, you should be extra careful when downloading anything from the Internet. Follow the steps of installation carefully, read every setup screen, and check if it offers you to get some additional applications. Most of the time additional applications are downloaded to your computer automatically, unless you deselect this option by yourself.

How to remove Mysearchdial

It is advised to remove Mysearchdial virus from your computer if you have noticed its activity on your browser. The program can be detected by anti-malware programs like Spyhunter for PC, Combo Cleaner for Mac, and some others. If you want to uninstall the plugin and related software yourself, you can remove Mysearchdial virus manually too. We recommend using the removal instructions below.

If you cannot remove extensions, check our post on removing add-ons when “your browser is managed by your organization”.

If Mysearchdial keeps coming back, disable syncing in your browser temporarily.

Scan your computer with an antivirus app to make sure that no infections are left.

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Manually remove Mysearchdial


How to remove Mysearchdial Virus using Windows Control Panel

Many hijackers and adware like Mysearchdial Virus install some of their components as regular Windows programs as well as additional software. This part of malware can be uninstalled from the Control Panel. To access it, do the following.
  • Start→Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key→Search and enter Control Panel and then press Enter (Windows 8, Windows 10). Open Control Panel by searching for it in the Start menu.
  • Choose Uninstall Program (if you don't see it, click in the upper right next to "View by" and select Category). In Control Panel, select Uninstall a program.
  • Go through the list of programs and select entries related to Mysearchdial Virus . You can click on "Name" or "Installed On" to reorder your programs and make Mysearchdial Virus easier to find. Find the program that you need to uninstall.
  • Click the Uninstall button. If you're asked if you really want to remove the program, click Yes. Click the Uninstall button after selecting the program to uninstall. Then click Yes.
  • In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Spyhunter to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection. Spyhunter marking a program and its components as low-threat malware.

TopHow To remove Mysearchdial 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 Mysearchdial Virus, 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.

How To remove Mysearchdial Virus from Firefox:Top

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

How to remove Mysearchdial Virus from Microsoft Edge:Top

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Microsoft Edge window. Select “Extensions”.
Open the menu and choose Extensions.
  • Select all malicious extensions and delete them.
Press Remove for the extensions you want to remove
  • Click on the three-dot menu on the browser toolbar and Select Settings
Edge new open the three-dot menu and choose settings.
  • Select Privacy and Services and scroll down. Press on Address bar.
Edge new Open Address bar settings.
  • Choose Manage search engines.
Edge new choose manage search engines.
  • Remove unnecessary search engines from the list: open the three-dot menu and choose Remove.
Edge new choose remove for unwanted search engines.
  • Go back to Settings. Open On start-up.
  • Delete malicious search websites at Open specific page or pages by opening the three-dot menu and clicking Delete.
Edge new remove startup pages. (Optional) Reset your browser’s settings If you are still experiencing any issues related to Mysearchdial Virus, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings
  • Click on Edge's menu button and select Settings. Click on the Reset Settings button on the left.
  • Press the Restore settings to their default values option.
Edge new restore settings.
  • Click on the Reset button on the confirmation box.
Edge new restore settings comfirmation. If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

How to remove Mysearchdial Virus from Safari:Top

Remove malicious extensions
  • Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences.
    Open preferences
  • Select Extensions and uninstall Mysearchdial Virus 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 Mysearchdial 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.

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4 responses to “Mysearchdial Virus

  1. thanks for this removal advice
    I downloaded Winmail reader software from download.cnet.com and was asked whether I wanted to install mysearchdial and actually declined to do so, but it installed anyway. most annoying though the winmail software didn’t work either!!! lesson learned… many thanks

  2. OMG! I specifically downloaded from CNET due to their reputation & past experience… now -I have a virus…and feel totally betrayed by them. Truly, Shame on them!!

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