MySearch DS-1 (Virus Removal Guide)

MySearch DS-1

MySearch DS-1 is recognized as adware and a browser hijacker that primarily changes your existing internet browser settings. The MySearch DS-1 extension will replace your homepage, new tab, and default search engine with mysearch.com. This will cause affected web browsers to start-up on the website and redirect to it when a new tab is opened or a search is conducted in the address bar.

MySearch DS-1

The MySearch DS-1 extension primarily bundles with and is advertised alongside other potentially unwanted programs and malware. These programs may utilize deceptive marketing procedures in order to persuade users to manually install them. Advertisements may claim that MySearch DS-1 is something it is not, or that a program which automatically installs this extension in the background is something it is not.

The MySearch DS-1 extension can attach to your browser without your knowledge and consent. In some cases, the threat will be included as a custom installation for third-party products such as freeware, download managers, and torrent files. It will automatically download in the background while you work on your computer after a third-party program or file has been introduced to your computer. Users may also be given an opportunity to accept or decline an offer to install this object during the installation process of third-party items.

MySearch DS-1 virus

The extension for Google Chrome has permissions set allowing it to read and change all your data on the websites you visit, change your search settings to: search.mysearch.com, and manage your apps, extensions, and themes.

Threat Details

Name MySearch DS-1, MySearch DS-1 virus *This infection is not technically defined as a computer virus
Detection Categories Adware, Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Publisher Description Chrome Default Search by MySearch lets you quickly search the web from your address bar!
Symptoms Advertisements in the web browser
Browser redirects to sponsored webpages
Decreased internet speed and performance
Decreased computer functionality and performance
Bundles with malware and other potentially unwanted programs
Common Path(s) C:\Program Files (x86)
C:\Users\{USER}\Downloads\
C:\Users\{USER}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\
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How to remove MySearch DS-1 (Virus Removal Guide)

This MySearch DS-1 removal guide will remove the MySearch DS-1 extension, viruses, malware, and other threats from your computer and browser.

  1. Scan your computer with Malwarebytes
  2. Scan your computer with HitmanPro
  3. Uninstall MySearch DS-1 and unwanted programs
  4. Remove MySearch DS-1 extension
  5. Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner

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1. Scan your computer with Malwarebytes

The first step to remove this adware is to download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software in order to perform a full system scan for malicious files.

1. Download and Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

2. Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button or go to the Scan tab and click the Start Scan button.

3. When the Malwarebytes scan is complete click the Remove Selected button.

4. To finish the Malwarebytes scan and remove detected threats click the Finish button and restart your computer if promoted to do so.

2. Scan your computer with HitmanPro

The second step to remove this adware is to download and install a second opinion scanner called HitmanPro by Surfright in order to perform a full system scan for malicious files.

1. Download and Install HitmanPro by Surfright.

2. Open HitmanPro and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.

3. When the HitmanPro scan is complete click the Next button.

4. To activate the free version of HitmanPro: enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

5. Click the Reboot button.

3. Uninstall MySearch DS-1 and unwanted programs

The third step to remove this adware is to uninstall MySearch DS-1 and other unwanted programs in Windows Control Panel.

1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.

2. In the Programs section click Uninstall a program. In earlier versions of Windows this is listed as “Add and remove programs.”

3. Search for MySearch DS-1 Supporting Application in the list and double click it.

4. Once you have uninstalled MySearch DS-1 Supporting Application search for other unwanted programs that may be installed on your computer and uninstall them as well.

4. Remove MySearch DS-1 extension

The fourth step to remove this adware is to remove unwanted browser add-ons and extensions from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Apple Safari.

Google Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.

MySearch DS-1 extension

2. Search for the MySearch DS-1 extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Search for the MySearch DS-1 add-on and click Remove.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Go to Tools (Alt+X) and click Manage add-ons.

2. Search for the MySearch DS-1 add-on in the list, select it with your mouse, and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

2.  Search for the MySearch DS-1 extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

5. Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner

The fifth step to remove this adware is to download and install CCleaner by Piriform in order to delete leftover junk files, tracking cookies, registry entries, unwanted start-up tasks, and more.

1. Download and Install CCleaner by Piriform.

2. Open CCleaner and go to the main Cleaner screen. Click the Analyze button. When the process is complete, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

3. Go to Tools > Startup and search for suspicious entries in each tab starting from Windows all the way to Content Menu. If you find anything suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.

4. Go to the Registry window and click the Scan for Issues button. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected issues… button and click Fix All Selected Issues.