Pets by MyWay

What is Pets by MyWay?

While you can personalize your desktop wallpaper, not many search tools provide that option. Pets by MyWay is an extension that was created by Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. This extension supposedly can help you personalize your homepage, but, instead of being called a useful and fun application, it has gained a reputation of a browser hijacker. This is because this program can change the homepage of your browsers, and, depending on the browser you use, it can do that without your permission. Although we do not identify this strange program as a serious security threat, there is no denying that it is best to remove Pets by MyWay. Read this report to learn more about the process, and, if you have questions, do not hesitate to start a discussion using the comments box below.testtesttest

How does Pets by MyWay work?

The website representing Pets by MyWay,, has three different layouts depending on which browser you use, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Internet Explorer. If you are trying to install this program onto Internet Explorer, as soon as you begin the installation, you will be presented with an option to change your homepage or New Tab. If you select either of these options, you will be introduced to when browsing the web. This search provider will be set as the New Tab on Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers without permission, and this is something we have to consider as invasive and malicious. Although this search provider is supposedly “Powered by Google,” the search results presented via it are likely to be modified. Do you know what this means? This means that instead of authentic results you are likely to be exposed to ads and sponsored links. Unfortunately, it might be a bad idea to interact with this kind of content.

Not all users realize that the search results associated with Pets by MyWay are unreliable. As mentioned previously, the credentials of Google are used, and this is what fools many. What is more, easy-access links to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Gmail, Amazon, and Yahoo are attached to the homepage. On top of that, who can resist cute animal wallpapers on their homepage? Well, we hope that you can because a cute background is not worth the risks that might come with it.

How to remove Pets by MyWay

Pets by MyWay is not a useful application, and not many will argue with that. The search tool provided by this potentially unwanted program is useless, and the only good thing about it is that it provides links to popular social networking sites. Well, you can add these links to your browser bookmark bar, and you certainly do not need a strange search provider for that. Use the instructions below to remove Pets by MyWay extension from your web browsers and to change the unwanted homepage. Since researchers have found this useless add-on traveling in bundles, you also should download a legitimate security tool to inspect your operating system, delete any active threats, and protect you in the future.

Delete Pets by MyWay

Internet Explorer:

  1. Simultaneously tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Manage Add-ons.
  3. Disable the unwanted add-on and click Close.
  4. Tap Alt+T again.
  5. Select Internet options.
  6. Click the General tab.
  7. Overwrite the Home Page URL and click OK.
  8. Restart Internet Explorer.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Simultaneously tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. Open the Extensions menu.
  4. Remove the unwanted add-on.
  5. Tap Alt+T again.
  6. Select Options.
  7. Move to the General menu.
  8. Overwrite the Home Page URL.
  9. Restart Firefox.

Google Chrome:

  1. Simultaneously tap Alt+T.
  2. Click More tools (Tools).
  3. Select Extensions.
  4. Click the trash icon next to the unwanted add-on.
  5. Select Remove.
  6. In the menu on the left click Settings.
  7. Go to On Startup.
  8. Mark Open a specific page or set of pages.
  9. Click Set pages.
  10. Overwrite the URL of the unwanted search tool.
  11. Restart Chrome.
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