How to remove Mystarting123.com from computer and browsers

Mystarting123.com

 

Mystarting123.com is an unwanted program of low threat level that infects user’s computer via bundled installation. It is the common example of the program type that is called “browser hijackers” because they actually take control over user’s browser and try to use it for half legal purposes. Mystarting123.com is not useful in any meaning of this word and it isn’t “hacked” or anyhow infected – this tool meant to be useless and harmful from the very beginning. In the paragraphs below we’ll explain you everything you need to know about Mystarting123.com, including they ways to remove it and methods to protect your PC from other suchlike programs.

What is Mystarting123.com. Removal reasons and methods

As we said earlier Mystarting123.com is a browser hijacker. Browser hijackers are the advertising tools, created to show ads in user’s browser, and they do it without paying attention to user’s needs and convenience. If your system has Mystarting123.com, you’ll see ads on search provider’s page, in Facebook, on your favorite websites and on each website that you’ll open. Also, when you open the new tab, advertising appears there immediately. This program makes browsing experience extremely slow and inconvenient, exposes the system to other threats and causes the massive infection by other advertising programs and viruses.

 

 

First of all, you should understand how Mystarting123.com got into the system. The easiest and the most effective method of penetration for adware is bundled installation. For sure, you’ve seen in before but just didn’t know how it is called. Let’s assume that you need to download some useful free program. You search for it on the Internet and pass the first given link that leads you to download. When the file is downloaded, you open it and see the dialogue window with a choice between recommended and custom installation. Most of users pick first option, or even just skip it, clicking “OK” each time. If you do this usually then you should know that by clicking “recommended installation” you accept the installation of all programs from the file, regardless of how many of them and how dangerous they are. Usually, one adware bundle contains one useful program (whose name it is called) and from three to five advertising tools or viruses. If you’ll pick the “custom” or “advanced” installation, you’ll see the list of all programs that are in the bundle and will be able to decline the useless ones.

To protect yourself from bundled installation, which is used by 99% of advertising tools and potentially unwanted programs, you should follow these rules:

 

  • Always be careful while installing any software, especially if it isn’t downloaded from the official website or is “cracked”.
  • Keep your system and your antivirus tools up to date, to be sure that you’ll be notified about any suspicious files.
  • Don’t believe everything you see on the Internet, and carefully choose which program to download. If you see the program whose purpose somehow relates to improvement of web-browsing, automatic load of drivers and updates, “system optimizing”, new functions for social networks and other suchlike stuff – this program is probably an adware.

 

How to remove Mystarting123.com

As any other adware, Mystarting123.com can be removed manually or automatically. Both these methods are equally effective and tested multiple times, but you should now about their pros and cons. First of all, manual deletion doesn’t need any additional expenses and installation of additional software. If you have the certain level of computer knowledge and know something about unwanted programs and proper way to delete them – it will be easy for you. But, manual deletion has some limitations and the worst of them is that its efficiency decreases in proportion to the increase in the number of viruses on the computer. If the system is heavily clogged with dozens of viruses and PUPs – it will take too much time to clean it. Automatic deletion with help of antiviral software is much faster and doesn’t require any knowledge or skill. You’ll just need to download the antiviral tool, install it and start scanning. If you want to be sure that the system will be cleaned from malware no matter what – we have something to offer and it’s Spyhunter antimalware. You can read more about it and download it by clicking the link below. If you are confident in your ability to eliminate all viruses by hand – just use the detailed instructions below.

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Removal instruction for manual deletion

If you are seasoned enough to perform the removal manually, prevent all complications and avoid the dangerous consequences - here are the removal instructions.

 

 

Step 1. Uninstall Mystarting123.com from the system

It is an optional step, if you have no installed software with the same name, go to the next step.

Instruction for Windows XP and Windows 7

1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add or Remove Programs.

2. In the Currently installed programs box, click the Mystarting123.com, and then click Change or Change/Remove.

3. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to make the changes that you want.

Press Start - Control Panel Choose Program - Uninstall a program Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'

 

Instruction for Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter Control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by: select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

 

Instruction for Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Mystarting123.com and press Uninstall

Type 'Control Panel' in Search field Programs in Control Panel Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'

 

Instruction for Mac OS

1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications

2. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash

3. Choose Finder > Empty Trash

Step 2. Check browser shortcut

1. Right-click on shortcut

2. Select Properties

3. Check the field Target: there must be only way to your browser, e.g.:

Google Chrome: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"

Internet Explorer: "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

Mozilla Firefox: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"

Opera: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\launcher.exe"

Safari: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Safari\"

Step 3. Remove Mystarting123.com from browser settings

Instructions for Google Chrome

1. Launch Google Chrome

2. Click Menu (Customize and control Google Chrome)

3. Select Settings

4. Scroll down and click Show advanced settings...

5. Click Reset settings

How to find Google Chrome Settings How to find Show advanced settings in Google Chrome How to Reset settings in Google Chrome

Instructions for Mozilla Firefox

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox

2. Click on Help on menu bar

3. Select Troubleshooting information

4. Click Reset Firefox...

How to find Mozilla Firefox Troubleshooting information How to launch Reset Firefox... Reset Mozilla Firefox: last step

Instructions for Internet Explorer

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click Tools (You can press ALT+X on the keyboard)

3. Select Internet Options

4. Select Advanced tab

5. Click Reset... button

6. Put the tick near 'Delete personal settings' and click Reset

How to launch Internet Options in Internet Explorer How to find Advanced Internet Options in Internet Explorer How to reset Internet Explorer settings

Instructions for Opera

1. Start Opera

2. Click Menu (Customize and Control Opera)

3. Select Settings > Browser tab

4. Select On Startup - Open a specific page or set of pages - Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one

How to find Extensions in Opera How to disable extensions in Opera How to remove extension from Opera

Instructions for Safari

1. Open Safari browser

2. Click Menu (Display a menu of General Safari Settings)

3. Select Reset Safari...

4. Click Reset

How to display a menu of General Safari settings How to find Reset Safari tab How to reset Safari

 

Step 4. Remove elements that stayed after Mystarting123.com deletion

1. Remove files and folders, if they stayed

  • Type Mystarting123.com in the search box
  • Scroll to the bottom of the list of search results. Under Search again in, Click Computer
  • Wait for the search results
  • Delete items found

2. Delete registry keys

  • Click the Start button
  • Type Regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Press Ctrl+F and type 'Mystarting123.com'
  • Click 'Find Next'
  • Delete the entries that were found

Video instruction how to delete Mystarting123.com

 

 

 

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