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How can I remove Incredimail's MyStart Search and return to Google Search?

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I tried changing keyword.url string in about:config from MyStart to "http://www.google.com.my/search?q=", clicked OK and rebooted, but the search box at top right is still the same MyStart Search.

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you can type about:config on address bar and search Keyword.URL if im right the value is mystart.com you can change to default value http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&q=

or change value to

   For Scroogle, enter http://www.scroogle.org/cgi-bin/nbbw.cgi?Gw=
   for Bing, enter http://bing.com/results.aspx?q=
   for Ixquick, enter http://ixquick.com/do/metasearch.pl?cat=web&query=
   for Yahoo!, enter http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=
   For DDG (DuckDuckGo), enter https://duckduckgo.com/?q=
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"search box at top right"

Have you tried to switch to a different search engine?

That support article also tells you how to remove a search engine that you don't want, if you scroll down that page a bit.

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kevinsenjaya

I did that but it didn't remove mystart from the address line. It still comes up on the address line every time I open it. Jim

Much as I don't want to I guess I'll have to switch to some other browser. MyStart is poison.

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Thankyou Kevinsenjaya followed your advice and now mystart search has now gone!!!

Okulungisiwe ngu sunfly

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Lets say that most of us are geniuses and network devs,and now lets not....can you provide more to that answer,because when I copy your solution id does nothing ,I still end up with freaking mystart ,and lets not pretend that mystart is an search engine,but a malware ,because whenever it's open someone makes some money on it ether we know that fact or not

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It's do simply like kevinsanjaya about:config and type in the filter with mystart and reset thus filter, it will be back to default string.

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Does not work. The problem remains on restart.

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in this case please refer to How to fix preferences that won't save - especially the part about a user.js file in your profile folder.

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Do a System restore take the restore back a few days or to the last saved restore point

The method that worked for me see I use firefox and chrome my firefox was ok wasnt infected but chrome was NOW what I did was I imported all my bookmarks I needed from chrome into firefox

(Before doing the step below make sure you clear all the cached temp files from chrome) Whiles ya there Do firefox as well

When I see that was done I uninstalled Google chrome cleared cashe on both firefox & chrome again then rebooted Pc then checked and (It was gone)

http://how-do-i-get-rid-of.com/

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Tried this several times - doesn't work for me. Other suggestions?

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Since I do not know when I got this MALWARE I do not see any sense in a seemingly endless system restoring until I find the correct restoration point (if and when I do, which is a big question).

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See also IncrediMail Help Center: How do I remove IncrediMail MyStart from my Firefox Internet Browser?

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Just tried IncrediMail HC. My FF 14 does not even have the facilities they refer to (Options - Security Search Settings) ! What kind of BS is that?

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Has anyone consulted BleepingComputer.com on the problem? They seem to have the solution. The only thing is that it takes several days of continuous and voluminous correspondence between a consultant and an individual MyStart victim, installation of several software programs, etc. Therefore, as I see it, a universal solution helping ALL who suffered from this MALWARE does not exist yet, demanding extra attention from Mozilla developers i.e. creating a "Automatic Removal of IncrediMail MyStart" Add-On. Any possibilities of suing IncrediMail for payment of huge compensations to all who suffered?

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My FF 14 does not even have the facilities they refer to (Options - Security Search Settings) ! What kind of BS is that?

This is a setting in the IncrediMail program and not in Firefox.

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Do restore things is needed time just for restored from the backup, neither all of your program on the drive c:// will be vanish from the current time to choose to restored, there are many to do that things to do this, but i suggest using what I'm shared to you ;) It's just easy and quick. Maybe just needed 5 minutes to do this.