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How to Remove MySearchDial Toolbar and Start.MySearchDial.com Homepage?

 

The Internet browser has been taken over by start.mysearchdial.com? Some strange toolbars appear on your Internet browser? And there is an additional search bar called MySearchDial? Want to get rid of this computer infection? Then follow the step by step instructions in this post.

 

What is MySearchDial Toolbar?

 

MySearchDial toolbar, also referred to as My Search Dial toolbar, is a potentially unwanted program and browser hijacker. MySearchDial Toolbar is browser toolbar in itself which promises to give you access to search results, most popular web sites and web services with a click. But it changes the homepage and new tab page of your Internet browser to:

http://start.mysearchdial.com/?f=1&a=msdwbst&cd=2XzuyEtN2Y1L1QzutDtDtD0CtBzyzz0CtDyDtDyDzytD0AyCtN0D0Tzu0CyEzyzytN1L2XzutBtFtBtFtCtFyDyByEtN1L1Czu&cr=465816281&ir=

namely start.mysearchdial.com. And it sets Mysearchdial or Search Results as your default search engine.

 

The screenshot of MySearchDial infections:

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Start.MySearchDial.com presents advertisements randomly every time when you visit it. Most of them are malicious software developed by cyber criminals to collect money and they may slow down or crash your computer system.

 

The screenshot of advertisements displayed on Star.MySearchDial.com:

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Start.MySearchDial.com will display ads and sponsored links in your search results. They may lead you to malicious websites and to install vicious programs.

 

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How does MySearchDial toolbar infect your computer?

 

MySearchDial toolbar can be downloaded and installed willingly from its official website mysearchdial.com and some other websites. It can also get on your computer along with the installation of other free software which has been bundled with this program. Or, it may be promoted through spam mail with infected attachment. Please never download and open any attachments from suspicious email address. Please keep in mind always opt for custom installation or advanced installation that you can choose which item should be installed.

 

MySearchDial toolbar and Start.MySearchDial.com homepage removal guide

                                                                                                           

Outline of removal instructions

Step 1 Uninstall MySearchDial toolbar from your computer
Option 1 Uninstall automatically with the help of Cloud System Booster
Option 2 Uninstall manually through Control Panel
Step 2 Repair the residual damage to your browser
Step 3 Block start.mysearchdial.com with Anvi Ad Blocker

                                                                                                           

Step 1 Uninstall MySearchDial toolbar from your computer

 

Option 1 Uninstall automatically with the help of Cloud System Booster

 

1. Download and install Cloud System Booster
2. To uninstall MySearchDial toolbar: Launch Cloud System Booster → switch to Expert mode → select Toolbox → download and Run Anvi Uninstaller → locate MySearchDial → hit Uninstall to remove them

 

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3. To clean residual files: Switch to Home tab → click Boost button → click Clean button after scan finished

 

cloud system booster results

Option 2 Uninstall manually through Control Panel

 

Windows 7/Vista: Go to Star Menu → Select Control Panel → Click on Uninstall a Program / Programs and Features → locate MySearchDial → Click on Uninstall button or double click the program’s icon
Windows XP: Go to Star Menu → Select Control Panel → Click on Add/Remove Programs → locate MySearchDial → Click on Remove button

 

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Please note that although MySearchDial toolbar is uninstalled, there are still many residual files – like invalid registry entries still on your computer. These junk files occupy disk space of your computer and may degrade your computer performance over time. It is very complicated to delete them manually, so you may need the help of a system cleaner or system optimizer. We recommend you Cloud System Booster.

Cloud System Booster

Step 2 Repair the residual damage to your browser

 

Uninstall MySearchDial can only remove toolbar from your Internet browser. You need to reset your browser settings such as homepage and default search engine manually.

 

For Internet Explorer Users:

 

1. Open Internet Explorer, click Tools at the top right corner, and then select Internet options.

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2. To change homepage: hit General tab in the menu → type a preferred domain like http://www.google.com/ in the box or choose Use default

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3. To reset search provider: click on Settings button under Search to get Manage Add-on window → right click a desired search provider → select Set as default → right click Mysearchdial → select Remove → click Apply to complete the setting

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Alternative Solution: Reset IE to its default state

1. Open Internet Explorer, click Tools at the top right corner, and then select Internet options.

2. Switch to Advanced tab in the window and click on the Reset button.

3. Check Delete personal settings and click Reset button in the new window.

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4. After the reset finished, click Close button. Then restart Internet Explorer.

 

For Mozilla Firefox Users:

1. To change homepage: click on the Firefox firefox button on the upper left corner of the browser → hit Options→ select General → choose Restore to Default.

2. To reset default search engine: Click on the inverted triangle in the search bar → choose Manage Search Engines → locate Search Results → hit Remove and OK → click the inverted triangle again → select a preferred search provider from the menu

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Alternative Solution: Reset Firefox to its default state

 

1. Click on Firefox button on the upper left corner of the browser, and then move the mouse pointer to Help in the drop-down menu and select Troubleshooting information in the sub-menu.

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2. Click the Reset Firefox button in the Troubleshooting Information page and the confirmation window that opens.

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3. Firefox will close and be reset. When it’s done, a window will list the information that was imported.

 

For Google Chrome Users:

Click on Customize icon google customize icon →select Settings

1. To remove start.mysearchdial.com from the startup page: hit Set pages → remove start.mysearchdial.com by clicking the cross at the end of the bar

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2. To change homepage: hit Change →change homepage to google.com or any other webs you desire

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3. To reset default search engine: Select Google from the list under Search → hit Manage search engine → set Google as your default search engine → remove Mysearchdial from the list

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Step 3 Block start.mysearchdial.com with Anvi Ad Blocker

 

Anvi Ad Blocker is developed to block malicious ads, pop-ups, and protect your PC from harmful sites. You can also add the URL of websites that you don’t like to its Blacklist. It will block the websites that you listed in the Blacklist.
Anvi Ad Blocker v 2.1 offers a 15-day free trial. You could purchase its pro version to keep your web browser safe and clean.

1. Download and install Anvi Ad Blocker

2. Add the URL start.mysearchdial.com to the blacklist of Anvi Ad Blocker:
Launch Anvi Ad Blocker → click More on the top right corner of the window → select Settings in the drop-down menu → select Blacklist tab → hit Add URL → type www.start.mysearchdial.com in the white area → click Add button → close the Add New URL interface → click Apply to save the setting → hit OK to complete the setting

anvi ad blocker blacklist

3. Keep Anvi Ad Blocker ON when surfing the Internet
Now you can enjoy a safe and clean online environment.