How To Remove Redirection Virus And Default Tab Search Add On Hijacker – MySearchResults Virus

What is the redirection virus?

The redirection virus (My Search Results virus, Mysearchresults Virus, Default Tab virus) is categorized as a browser hijacker because of it’s impact on browser helper objects (internet browser settings) which causes web searches and URLs typed into the internet browser address bar to redirect to and/or associated and third party websites (provided search engines). The virus also affects browser home page settings causing internet browsers to direct to upon start up.

My Search Results Virus can be voluntarily added as a home page and provided search engine, but if settings have changed causing unwanted redirections to unwanted websites without consent you are most likely infected with third party malware, viruses, and Trojans. These third party infections can be very dangerous causing complete loss of computer functionality or other cyber criminal activity concerning identity theft, credit theft, extortion, and more.

Why is my browser redirecting to

If web searches and URLs typed into your internet browser’s address bar are redirecting to without your consent your browser’s provided search engines have been changed and your system is most likely infected by a third party. Redirections are usually a sign of a serious malware or virus infection, but may also be utilized by such websites in order to gain earnings through click per click platforms and streams. Redirection Virus

You may have contracted an infection by visiting a website hosting malware, a drive by download website, email spam, and more.

Why is my home page

If your home page has changed to without your consent you are most likely infected by third party malware, viruses, and/or Trojans.

Mysearchresults Virus

The infection may have been contracted from visiting a website hosting malware, a drive by download website, email spam, malicious social media post links, and more.

How to remove virus

To remove, you will need to uninstall the Default Tab application used to configure internet browser settings and collect data. Default Tab or related add-ons and extensions may be found in your internet browser data. Before attempting to remove any extensions, make sure you have either attempted to or have accomplished uninstalling Default Tab. In most cases, if this process is not orchestrated first, redirections to will be complicated to remove.

If you are involuntarily affected by your system is most likely infected with dangerous malware. Aside from the instructions provided below, you may want to install free or paid versions of Antivirus software or perform a System Restore to a date and time before infection.

1. Uninstall Default Tab Application

1. From Window’s Start Menu select Control Panel

2. Click on Uninstall a Program or Add and remove programs

3. Find and select Default Tab in the list of installed programs.

4. Double click Default Tab and follow the prompted windows to finish uninstalling the software. You can also highlight Default Tab and click Uninstall or right click the program and select Unintsall.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Navigate to Tools >Add-ons

2. In the extensions tab highlight Default Tab and click the Remove button

2. Repair Home Page

To remove as your Home Page follow the instructions per each browser installed on your system.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Click Tools and select Options.

2. On the General tab, click Restore to Default or add you preferred URL.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Click Tools and select Internet Options.

2. On the General tab click Restore to Default or add your preferred URL.

Google Chrome

1. Click on the Wrench or 3 bar icon next to the address bar and select Settings.

2. Under the On startup section click Set pages.

3. Click the X next to to remove it and add your preferred home page URL.

Remove Home Page

3. Repair Provided Search Engines

Use the instructions below to remove (etc) as your provided search engine for each internet browser installed on your system. This is what generally causes redirection to and/or associated websites.

Google Chrome

1. Click the 3 bar or wrench settings icon and select Settings.

2. In the Search section select the Manage search engines… button.

3. Remove and/or related search engines by selecting the X next to the URL upon clicking on and highlighting the website(s).

Mozilla Firefox

1. Click the small search arrow or magnify glass near the search bar at the top of the internet browser.

2. Select Manage search engines…

3. Highlight and/or related search engines and click remove. The search engine may be a default search engine or listed under “Other search engines”.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.

2. Navigate to the Search Providers list.

3. Search for and/or related search engines and click the Remove button.

Sean Doyle

Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Internet Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.

Comments ( 22 )

  1. ReplyFrancis
    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! whew.. love you guys!!! I hate that browser
  2. ReplyCorey
    Thank you so much for this detailed walkthrough. I couldn't stand that search engine taking over my browser! Easy to follow and quick :)
  3. ReplyClay
    After struggling to do this myself for a week, I did it in 2 minutes with your instructions! I cannot thank you enough!
  4. ReplyAnonymous
    Thanks for the help. Have you had to remove anything else like something out of the registry?
  5. ReplyAnonymous
    Awesome!! Thank you.
  6. ReplyAidin Gyou
    If none of this works, go to your Program Files folder, and erase the DefaultTab folder there, I even ran the exe before I deleted it to see if it did anything, my computer did seemed to freeze and I hard reset it, since then the Default Tab has not showed up, and my computer works just fine.
  7. ReplyMichael Tarango
    When I try to uninstall it it will say that I need to close Chrome even if it's closed. Can't figure out how to make it uninstall. Any help?
    • ReplyAuthorSean Doyle
      From your desktop type Ctrl+Shift+ESC. Under the Processes tab, locate the chrome.exe process(es) and click the End Process button.
  8. Replymortalthinks
    Thank you very much Sean ! :-) , this was killing me as it was hogging my IE & never allowing me to work on IE....I am forced to use IE as the office intranet works only on IE :( ....thanks again for your help
  9. ReplyAnonymous
    Thank you soooo much!
  10. ReplyJacob
    To remove, just remove the program "Default tab" and eliminate the "default tab" plugin from your browsers
  11. ReplyAngee Diane Kilmer
    Thank you so much!
  12. ReplyAnonymous
  13. ReplyTheClassyCoconut
    I really appreciate you posting this Sean. Thanks a million!
  14. ReplyAnonymous
    thanks man... thank you so much
  15. ReplyAnonymous
    thanks man
  16. ReplyAnonymous
    I'm from taiwan!! You do it well!! THANKS A LOT!!
  17. Replyniggzwithdaattitude
    Thanks mudafuca. helped a ton
  18. ReplyAnonymous
    Great. Thank you.
  19. ReplyAnonymous