Uninstalling Music.myultrasearch.net (Browser Hijacker/PUP)

Oct 7th 2019 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Easy PC Repair Fix PC Free News PC Protection News Virus Removal Windows 10 | 0 Comment

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What is Music.myultrasearch.net? And how does it work?

Music.myultrasearch.net is a questionable browser extension that supposedly works as a search engine. It claims to allow users to search the web in images, video or news. It also allows users to change the background of the homepage. It may seem like an interesting browser extension but it’s actually a browser hijacker in disguise. Meaning to say, it can hijack the default settings of your browser without your permission.

According to security experts, this program affects your system’s performance as it can cause system lags due to the amount of sponsored content it injects in your browser – from pop-ups, banners to in-text links and many more. There is no reason for you to trust that this program will work for you without any strings attached. In fact, it even poses security risks as it can track your browsing activities to gather information like your browsing history, search queries, ads clicked and other browsing-related information. The information it collects will be processed and used to generate sponsored content like pop-ups, banners, in-text links, etc. This nuisance can really affect your browsing experience and eventually diminishes it as time passes. It could even possibly lead you to sites that contain suspicious content and urges you to install some software or software updates.

How is Music.myultrasearch.net distributed over the web?

Music.myultrasearch.net, like other browser hijackers, is stealthily distributed via software bundles along with other free programs online. To simply put it, it can get installed in your computer when you install any freeware or shareware applications. To avoid unwanted installation of these kinds of programs, you need to use the recommended setting – Custom or Advanced – when installing free software packages. It would also be better if you read legal documents of programs such as the EULA or Privacy Policy before you install any kind of program so that you won’t regret it in the end.

Uninstall Music.myultrasearch.net from your computer successfully by using the removal guide laid out below.

Step 1: First, you have to close the browser infected with the browser hijacker. And if you can’t close it manually, you can close it using the Task Manager instead. Tap the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys and open the Task Manager.

Step 2: Next, look for the process of your browser, right-click on it and select End task or End process to close it.

Step 3: Afterwards, tap the Win + R keys to open the Run dialog box and type “appwiz.cpl” in the field and press Enter to open the Programs and Features in Control Panel.

Step 4: From the list of programs installed, look for any programs that could be related to Music.myultrasearch.net or any suspicious program you don’t remember installing under the list of installed programs and once you’ve found it, uninstall it.

Step 5: After that, restart your computer and then open your browsers and reset them back to their default state.

Google Chrome

  • Open Google Chrome, then tap the Alt + F keys.
  • After that, click on Settings.
  • Next, scroll down until you see the Advanced option, once you see it, click on it.
  • After clicking the Advanced option, go to the “Restore and clean up option and click on the “Restore settings to their original defaults” option to reset Google Chrome.
  • Now restart Google Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox and tap Ctrl + Shift + A to access the Add-ons Manager.
  • In the Extensions menu Remove the unwanted extension.
  • Restart the browser and tap keys Alt + T.
  • Select Options and then move to the General menu.
  • Overwrite the URL in the Home Page section and then restart the browser.

Internet Explorer

  • Launch Internet Explorer.
  • Next, click the wrench icon for Settings.
  • Then click Internet Options.
  • After that, go to the Advanced tab.
  • From there, click the Reset button. This will reset Internet Explorer’s settings to their default condition.
  • Now click OK to save the changes made.
  • Restart your computer.

Step 6: Edit your Hosts File.

  • Tap the Win + R keys to open then type in %WinDir% and then click OK.
  • Go to System32/drivers/etc.
  • Open the hosts file using Notepad.
  • Delete all the entries that contain Music.myultrasearch.net.
  • After that, save the changes you’ve made and close the file.

Step 7:  Now you have to flush the DNS cache of your computer. To do so, right-click on the Start button and click on Command Prompt (administrator). From there, type the “ipconfig /flushdns” command and hit Enter to flush the DNS.

Step 8: Hold down Windows + E keys simultaneously to open File Explorer.

Step 9: Navigate to the following directories and look for suspicious files associated to the browser hijacker such as the software bundle it came with and delete it/them.

  • %USERPROFILE%\Downloads
  • %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
  • %TEMP%

Step 10: Close the File Explorer and empty the contents of Recycle Bin.

Refer to the advanced instructions given below to ensure the removal of this browser hijacker from your computer as well as all the file residues it left behind.

Perform a full system scan using asr. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Turn on your computer. If it’s already on, you have to reboot it.
  2. After that, the BIOS screen will be displayed, but if Windows pops up instead, reboot your computer and try again. Once you’re on the BIOS screen, repeat pressing F8, by doing so the Advanced Option shows up.

  1. To navigate the Advanced Option use the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with Networking then hit
  2. Windows will now load the Safe Mode with Networking.
  3. Press and hold both R key and Windows key.

  1. If done correctly, the Windows Run Box will show up.
  2. Type in the URL address, https://www.fixmypcfree.com/download.php?asr in the Run dialog box and then tap Enter or click OK.
  3. After that, it will download the program. Wait for the download to finish and then open the launcher to install the program.
  4. Once the installation process is completed, run asr to perform a full system scan.

  1. After the scan is completed click the “Fix, Clean & Optimize Now” button.

 

 

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