MixiDJ Claro Search Virus
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What is MixiDJ Claro?
The Mixidj.claro-search.com website is categorized as a browser hijacker and is promoted using free software (Mixi.dj free social player). After installing this free software, many computer users notice that their Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox) homepage and default search engines were changed to mixidj.claro-search.com
Computer users should be aware that many freeware developers and download websites use so-called 'download clients' or 'installers', which offer (in some cases without users' consent) additional software or browser add-on installation.
Not paying close enough attention to the installation steps of free software can result in the installation of various adware and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). MixiDj.claro-search.com is just one of many websites visited by users unwillingly, having been redirected to it after inadvertently installing the MixiDj toolbar.
Note that using this website for your daily Internet searches is not recommended, and moreover, clicking the sponsored search results or ads presented within MixiDj toolbar can lead to serious computer security issues.
The MixiDj.claro-search.com website uses deceptive methods to attract Internet visitors. If your Internet browser redirects you to this site, your computer is infiltrated by a browser hijacker.
To avoid such unwanted toolbars and browser redirect issues, users should express caution when installing free software downloaded from the Internet - always pay close attention to the installation process, disallowing installation of additional programs and browser add-ons by choosing the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' installation options.
In the past, other similar browser hijackers redirected Internet users to mixidj.delta-search.com If your Internet browsers are already hijacked by the MixiDj Claro search redirect virus, use the removal guide provided to eliminate it.
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- What is MixiDJ Claro?
- STEP 1. Uninstall DefaultTab, Mixi.Dj applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove mixidj.claro-search.com redirect from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove mixidj.claro-search.com browser hijacker from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove mixidj.claro-search.com homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove redirect from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
MixiDj.claro-search.com redirect virus removal:
Note that at time of research, the Mixi.DJ social player installs together with Default Tab and MixiDj Claro Search Toolbar. Use this removal guide to eliminate browser redirects to searchnu.com and mixidj.claro-search.com
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, Mixi.Dj", select this entry and click " Uninstall" or "Remove"
After uninstalling the MixiDJ Toolbar and Default Tab (which cause browser redirects to mixidj.claro-search.com), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software. Remove all of entries that this program detects to ensure your PC is clean from any possible spyware and malware infections.
MixiDj.claro-search.com redirect virus removal from 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 OutBrowse Ltd, Montera Technologies LTD and Search Results LLC related entries (MixiDJ Toolbar, mixidj Helper Object, Mixi.DJ, DefaultTab Browser Helper) and disable them.
To change your homepage from mixidj.claro-search.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 mixidj.claro-search.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer.
Change default search engine:
Click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". In the opened window select "Search Providers", set "Google", "Bing" or any other preferred search engine as your default and then remove "Mixi.DJ Search" and "Search Here".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the mixidj.claro-search.com redirect, 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" and "Mixi.DJ Player" select them and click on the trash can icon.
To change your homepage from mixidj.claro-search.com to you preferred domain, Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, click "set pages", hover your mouse over mixidj.claro-search.com and click the x symbol. Now you can add your preferred website as your homepage.
Change default search engine:
To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Settings", in "Search" section click "Manage Search Engines...", remove "Mixi.DJ Search" and add or select your preferred domain.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the mixidj.claro-search.com redirect, 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", "Mixi.DJ" and "mixidj.com".
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 mixidj.claro-search.com and enter your preferred domain.
Computer users who have problems with mixidj.claro-search.com redirect 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 mixidj.claro-search.com redirect, 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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