Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What is Mysearchresults.com?
The Mysearchresults.com website is promoted through browser add-ons and toolbars. This website presents users with a search bar, which uses a customized Google search engine. The main purpose of creating this website is to monetize incoming web traffic.
Each time a computer user clicks on sponsored search results presented by the website, revenue is shared between Google and the creators of Mysearchresults.com
In fact, there are no real benefits to using this website, and moreover, the sponsored results are often unrelated to users' original search queries. Commonly, redirects to mysearchresults.com are forced by the Default Tab Internet browser plug-in. Browser add-ons such as these are promoted using various websites.
For example, Softonic (a popular website specializing in software distribution), suggests users install its 'download client' in order to download software from their website. This download client also installs the Default Tab plug-in to users' Internet browsers, thus causing redirects to mysearchresults.com
Whilst mysearchresults.com is not related to malware or viruses, this website is promoted using dubious methods. Computer users should express caution when installing free software downloaded from the Internet, since free software developers often bundle their products with third party browser plug-ins for monetization purposes.
Redirects to Mysearchresults.com are a consequence of installing third party plug-ins to your Internet browser (Default Tab).
To avoid these redirects, computer users should carefully check each installation window of any free software they install on their systems. Uncheck any options related to changing the Internet browser homepage or default search engine. To remove redirects to Mysearchresults.com, use the removal instructions provided.
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- What is Mysearchresults.com?
- STEP 1. Uninstall DefaultTab, DefaultTab Chrome applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Mysearchresults.com redirect from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Mysearchresults.com browser hijacker from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove Mysearchresults.com homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Mysearchresults.com redirect from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Mysearchresults.com redirect removal:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "DefaultTab, DefaultTab Chrome", select this entry and click " Uninstall" or "Remove"
After uninstalling these entries, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.
Mysearchresults.com redirect removal from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for Search Results, LLC related entries (DefaultTab Browser Helper) and disable it.
To change your homepage from mysearchresults.com to your preferred domain, click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove mysearchresults.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the defaulttab virus, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate "DefaultTab" select it and click on a trash can icon.
To change your homepage from mysearchresults.com to your preferred domain, click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Settings". In "On startup" section click "set pages", hover your mouse over mysearchresults.com and click the x symbol. Now you can add your preferred website as your homepage.
If the Default Tab (the plug-in related to mysearchresults.com redirect virus) extension is greyed out and you cannot remove it ('This extension is managed and cannot be removed of disabled'), please follow this removal guide - how to remove a managed Google Chrome extension?
If you continue to have problems with removal of the defaulttab virus, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click on the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable "Default Tab".
To reset your homepage click on the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) then select "Options", in the opened window, remove mysearchresults.com and enter your preferred domain.
Computer users who have problems with defaulttab virus removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...
In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.
In the preferences window select General tab and make sure that your homepage is set to a preferred URL, if its altered by a browser hijacker - change it.
In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate any recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, and remove them.
Change your homepage and new tab settings:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section look for the name of the browser hijacker and click "Disable".
Change your default Internet search engine:
To change your default search engine in Microsoft Edge: Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Privacy and services", scroll to bottom of the page and select "Address bar". In the "Search engines used in address bar" section look for the name of the unwanted Internet search engine, when located click the "Disable" button near it. Alternatively you can click on "Manage search engines", in the opened menu look for unwanted Internet search engine. Click on the puzzle icon near it and select "Disable".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the defaulttab virus, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
A browser hijacker is a type of adware infection that modifies Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage and default Internet search engine settings to some other (unwanted) website URL. Commonly, this type of adware infiltrates operating systems through free software downloads. If your download is managed by a download client, ensure that you decline offers to install advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine settings.
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