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How to Remove from IE/Firefox/Google Chrome? ( Removal Guide )


Your browser homepage has been redirected to This symptom is caused by redirect virus. Follow us, to complete the removal steps below to get rid of the infection immediately.


What is Redirect Virus redirect virus is defined as browser hijacker, which infects your computer sneakily. It is bundled with different free software downloaded from websites such as,,
Brothersoft, software.informer to infect your PC without your consent. As long as it invades your PC, it will modify your default browser settings–homepage will be redirected to and the default search engine is changed into Mysearchdial.

Actually, this browser hijacker is designed to generate profits through displaying you relevant content or ads of what you are querying online. It attempts to mislead you to be the target of those internet sales. Your visit and purchase will bring network traffic or money to it. Meanwhile, in order to show you more related ads, it will collect your browsing habits and your personal information to achieve its purpose. So when you discover this redirect, you should remove it right now.

Screenshot of redirect virus



How to Avoid Being Infected by Redirect Virus


1: Be attentive when download free software from websites, such as,, CNET, Brothersoft, software.informer.

2: Always select Custom Installation instead of Recommended Installation and refuse any plugin during the process of installing such free software.

3: keep your antivirus software and other security protect applications up to data.


Similar redirect viruses that probably hijack your browsers are listed below. If you are troubled by one of them now, you can get an effective removal guide from these articles.

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How to Remove Redirect Virus


  • Step 1: Uninstall Mysearchdial Toolbar and other unknown programs installed recently from control panel or via Cloud System Booster
  • Step 2: Remove from IE, Firefox and Google Chrome(Automatically or Manually)
  • Step 3: Remove residual junk files and invalid registry entries from your PC using Cloud System Booster
  • Step 4: Block spam ads, malicious websites including phishing websites automatically via Anvi Ad Blocker



Step 1> Uninstall Mysearchdial Toolbar and other unknown programs installed recently from control panel or via Cloud System Booster


For Windows XP: Click “Start“>”Control Panel“>”Add or Remove Programs“>”Programs and Features“>Look for Mysearchdial Toolbar and other PUPs, select them and click Remove.

For Windows 7/Vista: Click “Start” (“Windows Logo”)>”Control Panel“>”Uninstall a program“(under Program)>look for Mysearchdial Toolbar and other PUPs, select them and click Uninstall/Change.



For Windows 8: Right-click on the screen’s bottom-left corner> “Control Panel” >”Uninstall a program“(under Program)> Look for Mysearchdial Toolbar and other PUPs, select them and click Uninstall/Change.


Although Mysearchdial Toolbar can be removed from control panel, there are still leftover items of this PUP remaining in your PC system without your Knowledge. Anvi Uninstaller, as an effective uninstall tool, which is integrated in Cloud System Booster (System Maintenance& Optimizer) is recommended to help you remove this toolbar thoroughly and easily.


1. Please install Cloud System Booster first.

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2. After installing, open it and click Expert, and then click Toolbox to download Anvi Uninstaller within several senconds.



3. Then, click run to scan all programs on your PC.



4. Swith to Recently Installed tab, select Mysearchdial Toolbar, right click on it, then click Uninstall. Repeat the operation to remove search Protected by conduit and other unwanted programs one by one.



5. Anvi Uninstaller customizes three removal steps for users during the process of removing Mysearchdial Toolbar. Picture is displayed below, you can skip the first step to go on the following operations.


Please note: Perfect Scan is only available in Pro version.


6. After removing Mysearchdial Toolbar, Anvi Uninstall will detect all leftover items of this infection to offer you a perfect removal. Please click Delete to remove it and then click Close. for this toolbar, there is no leftover items found, and then please click close to finish the operation.



Step 2> Remove from IE, Firefox and Google Chrome(Automatically or Manually)


——Repair browser damages via Anvi Slim ToolBar


1: Download and install Anvi Slim ToolBar.


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2. Remove toolbars from browsers


After installing Anvi Slim ToolBar, please open it(if you use trial version, click wwwat the right bottom of box; if you use pro version, input your license key in the blank box), and click on Manage to detect toolbars in your browsers. When the result is displayed, select Mysearchdial extensions and others you what to remove, and then click Remove button to remove them.



3. Repair hijacked homepage and modified search engine.


In Anvi Slim ToolBar box, please click on Browser Repair. IE, FF and Google Chrome are listed in the left; you can select any of them to change its homepage and search engine. When you choose customize homepage or customize search engine, please input the one you prefer.



Then click on Repair button to repair hijacked homepage and modified search engine and click on OK.



——Manunally repair browser damages


For Internet Explorer users

For Mozilla Firefox users

For Google Chrome users


If you are Internet Explorer users:


1. Go to Tools> Internet Options> General, change the malicious domain to the one you prefer, like and hit Apply and then click on OK.


2. Go to Tools> Manage Add-ons> Search Providers, right click on Bing or others and select Set as default, and then right click on Mysearchdial , click on Remove.


3. Go to Tools> Internet Options> General, find the Tabs area, click on Settings, click on the button under “When a new tab is opened, open:”, select A blank page and hit OK to complete the operation.
4. Click on Tools( For Windows XP )/gear icon B4JW7WO`5C[EBT{1(CYUCLR( For Windows 7 ) at the upper-right corner of the Window, and the click on Manage add-ons. Then come to Toolbars and Extensions tab. Right click on  Extensions related to Mysearchdial and then click on Disable.



If your are Firefox users:


1. Go to Firefox KQ)0~}BED~G9HGB2Q_AL`BU, click on Options and switch to the General Tab. Then click on Restore to Default, hit OK to recovery your default homepage.



2. Click the down arrow next to the search engine icon and select Manage Search Engines…, select SocialSearchBar Customized Web Search and other unknown search engines and click Remove



3. Go to Firefox KQ)0~}BED~G9HGB2Q_AL`BU, click on Add-ons and switch to the Extensions Tab. Click Remove to get rid of Mysearchdial and any other malicious extensions.



If you are Google Chrome users:


1. Go to wrench or three bar icon 0$5ZM`7WU4VNDP6(@_WU)I5, click on Settings, and then come to On startup tab, select Open the new tab pages and click Set pages.


When Startup pages pops up, remove by clicking X behind it.


2. Next, switch to the Appearance tab, click Show Home button and click Change, and then change into or any one you prefer.


3. When the operation above is finished, come to Search tab, make sure that the content of the first bar is Google and then click Manage Search engines.



Then remove malicious search engines by clicking X behind them and click Make default behind Google to set it as your default engine.



4. Go to wrench or 3 bar icon 0$5ZM`7WU4VNDP6(@_WU)I5(next to the address bar), click on Tools and then click on Extensions. Locate Mysearchdial and then remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.



Step 3> Remove residual junk files, invalid registry entries form your computer


There exists some residual junk files, error files and invalid registry entries in your computer system after Remove from IE/Firefox/Google Chrome. Thus, Cloud System Booster is required to clean up them and save your disk space so as to increase running speed of your computer.


Cloud System Booster free download link:

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1. After you install the program, please open it, click on the BOOST button on the main screen to run a quick and full scan.


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2. Once the scan completes, there will come out a result screen, please click Clean button to remove these junk files, malicious registry entries, etc to make sure the computer system is clean.


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Step 4> Block spam ads, malicious websites including phishing websites automatically via Anvi Ad Blocker


To avoid being infected by adware and annoyed by popups, you are recommended to install internet ads blocker—Anvi Ad Blocker to give you a real-time protection. It  protects Windows system from malicious URLs, phishing websites, pop-up/flash ads as well as your unwanted websites by blocking them all. Moreover, it also speed up your webpage loading meanwhile it blocks all risky or potentially risky things from the Internet. Install Anvi Ad Blocker to protect the browsers from various pop-up ads, malicious websites. Download and install free or pro version of Anvi Ad Blocker. Then open it and it will keep running to help you to protect your computer from various online risks and annoyance ranging from spam ads, pop up ads, flash ads to phishing, hacked websites and many other malicious websites.

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After installing the spam ads and malicious URLs blocker, please click on the ON button to keep it running, so it will give you a real-time protect to help you out of the annoying of popup ads and attack of various malicious URLs.



When appearing malicious or unwanted URL, Anvi Ad Blocker will popup this window to Remind you. If you are agree to block it, please click OK; if not, please select Add to the White list to let the URL never be blocked again.



Besides, you can add malicious URLs to Black Lists to block them run and add URLs that you think aren’t annoying to White Lists to allow them to run.




Now, you have removed from IE/Firefox/Google Chrome completely.




Recommended Tips


Though you remove from IE/Firefox/Google Chrome successfully, your disk drives may still carry a heavy load. Due to the infection of this browser hijacker or even other more malicious malware, there will be some of file system errors and junks and invalid fragments in your disk drives. it is necessary to install a repair and clean tool like Anvi Ultimate Defrag to help you fix bug and errors of files in your disk drives, clean up junk files, rearrange fragmented data in the disk as well as optimize the performance of your disk drives.

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After install it, please select the disk drive you want to repair and clean and operation you would like to run ( Repair, Clean, Defrag and Optimize ), then click on Start.

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