What is Search.mysearchengine.info?
Search.mysearchengine.info is a search engine that some users consider a browser hijacker. The domain might be set up as your default search engine when you install the VideoPlayerClassic application. The problem is that you probably did not know you were installing one because this potentially unwanted program comes in software packages. If we are talking about software packages here, it is important to mention that there might be several other unwanted applications running on your computer. Thus, when you remove Search.mysearchengine.info, make sure you scan your system with a computer security tool of your choice. You need to locate all the potentially unwanted programs and remove them from your PC at once.
Where does Search.mysearchengine.info come from?
Our security researchers have found that the extension responsible for spreading the search engine can be downloaded directly from videoplayerclassic.com. However, that does not mean that most of the users who complain about this domain download the application directly.
It is far more likely that they downloaded VideoPlayerClassic from third-party file sharing websites when the application came bundled with freeware. What’s more, it is also very common for this application to come from pop-up ads. In other words, the download may be initiated automatically when you click a specific pop-up advertisement. If that is the case, then Search.mysearchengine.info is definitely not welcome, and it settles down on your computer accidentally.
What does Search.mysearchengine.info do?
This search engine has some browser hijacker features because it modifies your browser settings without your permission. It is very similar to Search.realcoolmoviessearch.com, Search.searchinsocial.com, Search.emaildefendsearch.com, and other search engines developed by StarGlobe LLC. The same developers are known to use the IMALI – N.I Media Ltd. name as well. The extensions that modify browser settings are compatible with Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. This search engine does not affect the Internet Explorer browser.
Some users may think that is not much of a problem to keep Search.mysearchengine.info on their computers, especially as the search engine seems to be doing its job just fine. However, we would like to point out that such search engines ALWAYS have hidden agenda. Search.mysearchengine.info will try to make money by redirecting you to affiliated third parties, but it would not be surprising to find yourself stranded on a malicious website. To put it simply, if you do not get rid of this potential computer security threat, you might as well get infected with malware.
How do I remove Search.mysearchengine.info?
Usually, you need to restore your browser settings to default in order to get rid of the unwanted search engines. However, our research shows that to delete Search.mysearchengine.info, you need to get rid of the VideoPlayerClassic extension from your browser settings. It should be enough to restore your default search engine.
If this does not help, please acquire a licensed antispyware tool and run a full system scan. Dealing with Search.mysearchengine.info is not the only reason why you should consider scanning your PC with a reliable antispyware program.
You are bound to have more unwanted programs installed on your PC, and some of them might be hard to locate manually. Thus, rely on a professional computer security tool to protect your system from harm. Should you have any further questions how to deal with system security threats, do not hesitate to leave us a comment.
Manual Search.mysearchengine.info Removal
- Press Alt+T and click Add-ons.
- Disable and remove VideoPlayerClassic from Extensions.
- Restart your browser.
- Press Alt+F and click More tools.
- Open Extensions and remove VideoPlayerClassic extension.
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