Complete guide to delete Search.mysecurify.com
Search.mysecurify.com is a rogue URL address that you might encounter after the installation of a browser extension on the web browser like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Alternatively, you might the site as a redirect during web session. Right after the successful installation, it conducts changes to the browsers’ homepage, new tab pages and search engine options.
When these changes are made, you notice the Search.mysecurify.com redirect being caused that ends up to Yahoo or other genuine search engine. Besides, the search results include shady links and ads on the top. This is the typical case when any browser extensions that are designed to alter the search preferences get installed within the system.
In order to avoid those unexpected changes to the web browsers, you require checking the “it can” list – it will reveal you the function of this plug-in on the system after the installation. When you agree to install a particular extension, you should have to agree to such changes to be made.
Security browser extension aims to protect the system from scams, phishing and similar malicious sites. As per the official website of the app, the extension warns the users about the incoming danger, allowing them to decide to avoid dangerous pages. Overall, the review on the Google Web store provides relatively positive response to this extension. However, people do not like the changes it makes to the browsers’ settings.
The users also complain about the constant redirect to yahoo website. This is not desirable as many users prefer Google as their main search engines. Some users also reported that they were lead to the installation of this extension after they are being asked to check the gift card balance on some sites that redirect them to the official downloading page for this program. Consequently, their web browsers’ setting such as homepage, new tab pages and search engine get changed to Search.mysecurify.com or some other address.
In any case, if you not happy with the installation of this browser extension, changes made to the browser settings, extra ads in the search results, you can opt for Search.mysecurify.com removal from the system. To do that, refer our step-by-step manual guide provided below the post. There is yet another way of performing the PUA removal – employ a reputable antivirus tool that can detect and delete the PUA and all its components right upon detection.
Securify is detected as malicious extension
The browser redirects to Yahoo and additional tips on the search results are just a minor nuisance for the users. The users may opt for live with that if they keep the extension functionally. However, some of the extensions are removed from the Chrome store by security analyst. This probably because their engaging activities in spying operations.
The Search.mysecurify.com redirect virus is not an exception. It can spy on the day to day browsing session by users and collect their data like IP addresses, Search queries, Viewed pages, URLs visited, ISP, Geo-locations and etc. Therefore, it is highly not recommended to have such an app installed within the system. If it is, perform a full system scans using professional antivirus tool having PUA detection capability and make ensure Search.mysecurify.com removal from the system.
Antimalware Details And User Guide
Important Note: This malware asks you to enable the web browser notifications. So, before you go the manual removal process, execute these steps.
Google Chrome (PC)
- Go to right upper corner of the screen and click on three dots to open the Menu button
- Select “Settings”. Scroll the mouse downward to choose “Advanced” option
- Go to “Privacy and Security” section by scrolling downward and then select “Content settings” and then “Notification” option
- Find each suspicious URLs and click on three dots on the right side and choose “Block” or “Remove” option
Google Chrome (Android)
- Go to right upper corner of the screen and click on three dots to open the menu button and then click on “Settings”
- Scroll down further to click on “site settings” and then press on “notifications” option
- In the newly opened window, choose each suspicious URLs one by one
- In the permission section, select “notification” and “Off” the toggle button
- On the right corner of the screen, you will notice three dots which is the “Menu” button
- Select “Options” and choose “Privacy and Security” in the toolbar present in the left side of the screen
- Slowly scroll down and go to “Permission” section then choose “Settings” option next to “Notifications”
- In the newly opened window, select all the suspicious URLs. Click on the drop-down menu and select “Block”
- In the Internet Explorer window, select the Gear button present on the right corner
- Choose “Internet Options”
- Select “Privacy” tab and then “Settings” under the “Pop-up Blocker” section
- Select all the suspicious URLs one by one and click on the “Remove” option
- Open the Microsoft Edge and click on the three dots on the right corner of the screen to open the menu
- Scroll down and select “Settings”
- Scroll down further to choose “view advanced settings”
- In the “Website Permission” option, click on “Manage” option
- Click on switch under every suspicious URL
- On the upper right side corner, click on “Safari” and then select “Preferences”
- Go to “website” tab and then choose “Notification” section on the left pane
- Search for the suspicious URLs and choose “Deny” option for each one of them
Manual Steps to Remove Search.mysecurify.com:
Remove the related items of Search.mysecurify.com using Control-Panel
Windows 7 Users
Click “Start” (the windows logo at the bottom left corner of the desktop screen), select “Control Panel”. Locate the “Programs” and then followed by clicking on “Uninstall Program”
Windows XP Users
Click “Start” and then choose “Settings” and then click “Control Panel”. Search and click on “Add or Remove Program’ option
Windows 10 and 8 Users:
Go to the lower left corner of the screen and right-click. In the “Quick Access” menu, choose “Control Panel”. In the newly opened window, choose “Program and Features”
Mac OSX Users
Click on “Finder” option. Choose “Application” in the newly opened screen. In the “Application” folder, drag the app to “Trash”. Right click on the Trash icon and then click on “Empty Trash”.
In the uninstall programs window, search for the PUAs. Choose all the unwanted and suspicious entries and click on “Uninstall” or “Remove”.
After you uninstall all the potentially unwanted program causing Search.mysecurify.com issues, scan your computer with an anti-malware tool for any remaining PUPs and PUAs or possible malware infection. To scan the PC, use the recommended the anti-malware tool.
How to Remove Adware (Search.mysecurify.com) from Internet Browsers
Delete malicious add-ons and extensions from IE
Click on the gear icon at the top right corner of Internet Explorer. Select “Manage Add-ons”. Search for any recently installed plug-ins or add-ons and click on “Remove”.
If you still face issues related to Search.mysecurify.com removal, you can reset the Internet Explorer to its default setting.
Windows XP users: Press on “Start” and click “Run”. In the newly opened window, type “inetcpl.cpl” and click on the “Advanced” tab and then press on “Reset”.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 Users: Press the Windows logo, type inetcpl.cpl in the start search box and press enter. In the newly opened window, click on the “Advanced Tab” followed by “Reset” button.
For Windows 8 Users: Open IE and click on the “gear” icon. Choose “Internet Options”
Select the “Advanced” tab in the newly opened window
Press on “Reset” option
You have to press on the “Reset” button again to confirm that you really want to reset the IE
Remove Doubtful and Harmful Extension from Google Chrome
Go to menu of Google Chrome by pressing on three vertical dots and select on “More tools” and then “Extensions”. You can search for all the recently installed add-ons and remove all of them.
If the problems related to Search.mysecurify.com still persists or you face any issue in removing, then it is advised that your reset the Google Chrome browse settings. Go to three dotted points at the top right corner and choose “Settings”. Scroll down bottom and click on “Advanced”.
At the bottom, notice the “Reset” option and click on it.
In the next opened window, confirm that you want to reset the Google Chrome settings by click on the “Reset” button.
Remove Search.mysecurify.com plugins (including all other doubtful plug-ins) from Firefox Mozilla
Open the Firefox menu and select “Add-ons”. Click “Extensions”. Select all the recently installed browser plug-ins.
If you face problems in Search.mysecurify.com removal then you have the option to rese the settings of Mozilla Firefox.
Open the browser (Mozilla Firefox) and click on the “menu” and then click on “Help”.
Choose “Troubleshooting Information”
In the newly opened pop-up window, click “Refresh Firefox” button
The next step is to confirm that really want to reset the Mozilla Firefox settings to its default by clicking on “Refresh Firefox” button.
Remove Malicious Extension from Safari
Open the Safari and go to its “Menu” and select “Preferences”.
Click on the “Extension” and select all the recently installed “Extensions” and then click on “Uninstall”.
Open the “Safari” and go menu. In the drop-down menu, choose “Clear History and Website Data”.
In the newly opened window, select “All History” and then press on “Clear History” option.
Delete Search.mysecurify.com (malicious add-ons) from Microsoft Edge
Open Microsoft Edge and go to three horizontal dot icons at the top right corner of the browser. Select all the recently installed extensions and right click on the mouse to “uninstall”
Open the browser (Microsoft Edge) and select “Settings”
Next steps is to click on “Choose what to clear” button
Click on “show more” and then select everything and then press on “Clear” button.
In most cases, the PUPs and adware gets inside the marked PC through unsafe freeware downloads. It is advised that you should only choose developers website only while downloading any kind of free applications. Choose custom or advanced installation process so that you can trace the additional PUPs listed for installation along with the main program.