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Remove Mysearchdial Search Toolbar & Homepage (Browser Hijacker Removal Guide) replaces your web homepage and Mysearchdial Search toolbar takes over your web browser out of sudden? In this article you will find how to fix this issue by getting rid of and Mysearchdial toolbar.


What is Mysearchdial Search Toolbar and


Mysearchdial search toolbar and is a browser hijacker that very often comes to take over your web browser and replace your homepage/new tab and default search provider service with its own webpage-the, without any consent or permission.

Typically Mysearchdial Toolbar and homepage comes along after you install some software, freeware in particular, from the Internet. These software are generally potentially unwanted program bundling toolbars or browser hijackers for advertising or downloads-promoting purpose. They can be audio/video player, PDF converter, software informer, download manger, etc.


The image of Mysearchdial Search page and Toolbar in IE

mysearchdial toolbar in IE

Once installed, Mysearchdial toolbar will instantly take over your web browser and hijack your homepage with, as you see from above image, which seems like a real functional search engine but with sponsored ads below the search box. Be aware of this Highly Recommended box, which is random ads to promote downloads of even more PUPs to jam or even harm your system. Never be tricked to click it. Also there is even a shortcut for Mysearchdial added on the desktop generally.

mysearchdial desktop shortcut

Whenever you open your web browser or even a new tab, you will be always redirected to with random sponsored ads. It seems like you are forced to use it. This is really annoying, and even pesky.

Then, a question like whether this Mysearchdial toolbar or is a virus or malware would naturally come to our mind.


Is Mysearchdial Toolbar or a virus?

Mysearchdial Toolbar or is technically not a virus or malware because it does not use any trojans or exploits to distribute and infect. However, this does not mean it is safe to use, of course. As we mention above, Mysearchdial toolbar and is a browser hijacker, categorized as PUP (potentially unwanted program) by the industry.

Mysearchdial toolbar and is unsafe to use, because it will compromise your privacy security online, let alone it is annoying regarding its sneaky install and search hijacking and redirects.

Mysearchdial add-on permission in Chrome

In view of or Mysearchdial toolbar as an ads promoting platform, it can access all your browser data or record your search habits in order to display more related ads or send these data to remote server, etc, even though the Mysearchdial search actually utilizes the real search results of Yahoo, to battle users with its ads mixed among real search results by Yahoo.

 mysearchchial search using Yahoo search results

As such, Mysearchdial toolbar or is a browser hijacker that serves the purpose of promoting unwanted downloads and website ranking of sponsored unsocialized websites using black SEO techniques. Worse still, this may meanwhile puts your online security at risk.

For any reason, Mysearchdial search toolbar or is not a good thing to keep. Remove it upon sight.

Below is a removal guide to get rid of Mysearchdial Search toolbar and


To keep away from Mysearchdial toolbar/ hijacker, you can take below measures into practice:


♥ 1. Use caution when surfing online. Basically you should ensure turn on security features of your web browser (see detailed instructions to turn on security features of IE, Firefox and Chrome). Or you can also make full use of some tools like Anvi Ad Blocker (download) to block any tricky pop up ads or risky/phishing websites to trick you into downloading PUP or even malware.

♥ 2. Use caution when you do need to install some freeware from the Internet, ensure it is malware-free also with no extra bundles.

♥ 3. Pay close attention when you are installing some freeware from the Internet. Always opt for custom install instead of continuing hitting next step and finally find unwanted programs are bundled.

♥ 4. During the install, be attentive about pre-checked items. If anything unwanted or suspiciously risky, uncheck it to continue the install.

♥ 5. Chances are some PUP still installed even after you deselect it to install. Then, the last solution would be to uninstall the PUP and the bundling software.


Please note, if the PUP causes some browser search redirect or hijacking like Mysearchdial toolbar or, uninstall the PUP and the software would not repair your changed browser settings. To heal the browser search, you need to do manual repair at the same time.


How to Get Rid of Mysearchdial Search Toolbar & (Browser Hijacker Removal Guide)


Step 1. Remove hidden components using Antimalware

Step 2. Uninstall Mysearchdial and related PUP from computer

Step 3. Remove from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome

Step 4. Remove key leftovers and maintain system performance

Step 5. Block malicious websites and pop up ads using Anvi Ad Blocker


Step 1. Remove hidden components using Antimalware

To facilitate the afterward removal and ensure the computer is clean from any hidden components of the infection, it is necessary to use Antimalware/antivirus scan and removal. Here we use the antimalware Anvi Smart Defender as an example for demonstration purpose. You can also take a try by following below steps:

Antimalware Download:

Anvi Smart Defender scan result for mysearchdial toolbar


Instructions: 1. Download and install. 2. Switch to the second tab-the scan tab and click on Full Scan button. 3. Remove the malicious results scanned by Anvi Smart Defender antimalware.


Step 2. Uninstall Mysearchdial Toolbar and related PUP from computer

Choose an option you prefer to uninstall:

Option 1. Automatic Uninstall–Uninstall Mysearchdial and Related PUP using Anvi Uninstaller

Option 2. Manual Uninstall–Uninstall Mysearchdial and Related PUP from Control Panel 

Tips: If you can not figure out which software is related to Mysearchdial, it is a good idea to remove all programs installed on the date that you firstly detect the presence of on your web browser.


Option 1. Automatic Uninstall


Anvi Uninstaller featured in Cloud System Booster contains a Recently Installed Tab can help you conveniently find the related PUP from recently installed program list to uninstall.

To use Anvi Uninstaller, you can follow below steps:

1. Download and install the Cloud System Booster. (Safe download link:

2. Start it and click on Toolbox at the bottom of the main screen to access where you can locate Anvi Uninstaller to Download and Run.

3. Locate the Recent Installed tab and then find the related programs to uninstall.

Anvi Uninstaller

Note:  The related PUPs would be multiple. Ensure uninstall all PUPs related to the browser hijacker.

Then you will see below window

Anvi Uninstall

delete leftovers of Mysearchdial after uninstall

Please note that here the process 3 is only available for Pro version users. This step can help you clean out those left files, mainly registry entries of the uninstalled PUP.

And if you want this, you can conveniently purchase the Cloud System Booster here:

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Option 2. Manually uninstall Mysearchdial and Related PUP from Control Panel


Some adware or PUP related will install its program to the Control Panel. To remove it, you can:

For Win 8 users: Press Windows key or hover the cursor in the bottom left of the screen to access Start Menu →locate Mysearchdial and related PUP → right click on the icon→ Click Uninstall from the appeared toolbar at the bottom of the screen.

For Windows 7/Vista: Click Start →Click Control Panel → Locate Programs, and click Uninstall a program→ find Mysearchdial and related PUP from the opened list → Locate the item you want to uninstall and right click to open the dropped menu, where you need to click Uninstall/Change. If there comes an confirmation, click Yes to proceed.

uninstall mysearchdial from control panel


For Windows xp:  Click Start → Select Control Panel → Click Add/Remove Programs → Find Mysearchdial  and related PUP from the opened list → locate and right click the item which you want to uninstall → click Remove to proceed the uninstall.




Step 3. Remove from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome


Choose an option below:

Option 1. Automatic Removal using Anvi Slim Toolbar

Highly recommended for users who have installed multiple web browsers

Option 2. Manual Removal


Option 1. Automatic Removal


To remove search redirects from web browser, generally there are mainly three aspects in fixing browser settings in IE, Firefox and Chrome: remove add-on and related search engine, fix the homepage. Now to conveniently repair the browser settings, you can use this tool-Anvi Slim Toolbar. (download: )


Instructions: 1. Download and install 2. Start the program and click Manage on its main screen. 3. Find and locate related/unwanted browser add-on and remove it from the appeared list. 4. Switch to the main screen and click Repair button to repair the homepage and search engine.


Remove Mysearchdial browser extension using Anvi Slim Toolbar

remove mysearchdial add-ons from web browser using Anvi Slim Toolbar

Reset homepage and search engine using Anvi Slim Toolbar

Slim toolbar browser repair delta search



Option 2. Manual Removal


For Google Chrome users

For Mozilla Firefox users

For Internet Explorer users


chromeGoogle Chrome


1. Remove extension

Open Google Chrome and click bars icon to navigate to toolbars and extensions, find related or unwanted extensions to locate and click on the Trash can icon to remove it.

remove mysearchdial extension from chrome


2. Remove startup page 

Click Settings at the left menu, find On startup area and click set page

change startup page in chrome


Then Locate the homepage and click X to remove the

remove start-mysearchdial-com startup page from chrome


3. Remove homepage

Then locate the Appearance area, click Change.

remove start-mysearchdial-com homepage from chrome 1


Then remove the url from the text box. Click OK to save the change and exit.

remove start-mysearchdial-com homepage from chrome 2


4. Remove related search engine

Browser hijacker also changes your default search engine in chrome. Check it and choose your preferred search engine as default.

Find Search area, click manage search engines… button.

mange search engine from Mysearchdial in Chrome 1

Make your preferred search engine, like, as default.

remove mysearchdial search engine from chrome2

And then remove any other suspiciously related search engine from chrome by locating it and clicking X as it shows.

remove mysearchdial search engine from chrome 3

When finished, open Chrome to check if the issue is gone.

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Firefox  Mozilla Firefox


1. Remove add-on

Open Mozilla Firefox, click on Firefox button on the top left of the window to open a dropped menu where you need to select Add-ons to open the mange add-ons window.

Firefox add-ons1


On the opened window of manage add-ons, locate the Extensions tab to locate related add on and click Remove button to remove it.

remove mysearchdial add-on from Firefox


Besides, you also need to check for the plugin tab on the add-on manage window, where you may also find other unwanted plugin and if any, make sure remove it as well.


2. Reset homepage

Click Firefox button to select Options->Options from the dropped menu.
Firefox homepage reset 1


On the opened window, locate General tab and reset the homepage by either entering your desired homepage like or click on Restore to Default button. When finished, click OK to save the change and exit.
firefox homepage reset


3. Repair search engine

In the opened Firefox window, click the right place besides the search box as shown in below image to drag out a dropped menu from there to select Manage search engines…

manage mysearchdial search engine in Firefox 1


Then there will comes out a windows as shown in below picture. Click on suspiciously related search engine...locate it and then click Remove to remove it. Or you can just click restore to default button to repair it. Click OK to save the change and exit the window.

remove mysearchdial search engine from firefox 2


4. Configure Firefox

Open a new blank tab in your Firefox, and type about:config in the address bar to open a window as shown in below picture.

Firefox configuration


Click I’ll be careful, I promise! to continue.


Then,  on the appeared window, type Mysearchdial in the search box to find any items with value containing the keywords of the PUP from list there and highlight the item, right click on it to select Reset, one by one.

reset firefox from mysearchdial



When finished, restart the Firefox to check. That’s it.

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IE Internet Explorer


1. Remove add-on 

Open Internet Explorer, click Settings icon to select Manage add-on

IE manage add-on


There will open a window of Manage add-ons, where you need to locate on Toolbars and Extensions tab, search through the list to find related add-on. Click the item to disable and remove.

remove mysearchdial add-on from IE


Note: Some PUP’s inserted add-on/plugin in IE can only be removed through control Panel, that is to say, if you uninstall it from the Control Panel, this add-on will automatically disappear in IE.


2. Remove Search provider

Still on the window of manage add-ons, switch to Search Providers tab, and then search for related or unwanted search provider to locate it and click on Remove button at the bottom to get rid of it. (Please note if the search provider to remove is set as default, firstly you need to set other search engine like bing or google as default and then proceed the removal. )

remove mysearchdial search provider in IE


3. Reset homepage

Click on Settings icon and then select Internet Options. On the coming up window, locate → General tab → Home page area, you can either click on the Use Blank button or type your desired homepage like in the edit box. Then, click OK to save the change and exit. That’s it.

reset homepage in IE


Restart the Internet Explorer to check. That’s it.


Step 4. Remove key leftovers and maintain system performance


This browser hijacker uses its tracking cookies or even javascripts to track your online search habit and compromise your privacy secuirty. Thus it is necessary to remove the related browser data including its tracking cookies and browser history to prevent its survival. To do so, Cloud System Booster would be helpful. Not only will it help you automatically clean the browser data, but also it will maintain your system performance in order to return a smooth uncluttered OS.

Cloud System Booster download:

Instructions: 1. Download and install.

2. Click Disk Cleaner button on the main screen and then on the left navigator, locate the web browser like Internet Explorer or Google Chrome that you use, and then select item of removing cookies. It is recommended to select all web browsers that you have on your PC.

remove cookies using Cloud system Booster


2. Click Home button to back on home page and click Quick Care button and the system maintenance begins.




Recommended for a slow PC→

 -Anvi Ultimate Defrag

If you want deep optimization, it is a good idea to defrag your hard disk using Anvi Ultimate Defrag:

This is a trial version of Anvi Ultimate Defrag download:


Step 5. Block malicious websites and pop up ads using Anvi Ad Blocker


To block malicious websites and pop up ads for safer surfing online, some tools like Anvi Ad Blocker would be a nice choice. It provides a huge online database to help you filter most malicious/phishing websites and annoying advertisements.

ad blocker

Anvi AD Blocker download:

Please note this is a trial version of Anvi Ad Blocker for 15 days free use. If you want it for longer time, you can conveniently buy it here.


Not only can this tool help you block those malicious, phishing websites and most advertisements to reduce risks of getting infected, but also it can assist you in filtering those unwanted URLs like this by adding the URL into its black list.

block unwanted websites using Anvi Ad Blocker


>> See more on Safer Surfing online with Anvi Ad Blocker


If any question in the process, leave it below.