Analysis of Mystartpage6.ru Activities
To boost up revenue by redirecting web browsers and promoting products and services among PC users, a group of Cyberpunks have created Mystartpage6.ru – a hoax search engine on July 12, 2016. Since then they have targeted thousand of PCs around the world. During research we found that this hoax search engine takes full control over compromised computer’s browsers like IE, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Edge in order to inject advertising pop ups, banners, coupons and message boxes as well. It has abilities to redirect your browsers to unexpected sites whenever you go online. Even, if you try to close those pop ups, another pop up window gets opened without your permission.
Before infection, you may have noticed that your browsers must have blocked the unwanted pop up windows. But after successful infiltration, Mystartpage6.ru disables the default security settings of your legitimate (most protected) browsers and gains abilities to open as many pop up windows as needed to promote third parties site links. Moreover, it is programmed to record your browsing activities and purloin your credentials secretly. It may install a numbers of malicious browser’s extensions, plug in or Toolbars in order perform malicious activities on your PC.
Mystartpage6.ru – How Does It Spread?
By using untrustworthy downloaders – while downloading software from unofficial stores, you must be suggested to download their customized downloader in order to proceed downloading. That downloader’s window keeps suggesting and automatically selecting additional program to install along with your regular installation.
By visiting spamming websites – this kind of sites are also known as Phishing site or dark web. They serve Mystartpage6.ru drive by downloads. Even, they might display some spoofed alerts and suggest you to install system updates/ software updates or system optimizer applications. If you do so, you PC gets penetrated with browser hijacker and other threats.
By installing executing bundled software/files – if you download bundled files from Torrent website or from other Peer to Peer File sharing network and execute them on your PC without scanning them first, then your PC might get injected with Payload or harmful executable files.
Your PC is infected with Mystartpage6.ru – What should you do now?
First of all, you should perform a full system scan using your Antivirus software and allow Antivirus to deleted infected files from your system instantly. If still you are facing the above mentioned troubles, you should follow the following steps to block the browser hijacker’s from connecting to server. So that it couldn’t receive any command or updates from Attackers.
Kindly, Disconnect your infected Computer from the network.
Afterwards, you have to stop the server temporarily:
Presh Windows button+R at a time to open Run and type “services.msc”
Now click on “OK”.
Then find and right-click on the “Server” and select “Properties”
Click on “Stop”, select Startup type to “Disabled” and then click on “OK”.
Now Mystartpage6.ru won’t be able to connect to its Command and Control server. So, it can not hand over your credentials to the attackers, even it can’t receive any updates.
This is not it, to secure your PC you have to uninstall Mystartpage6.ru as soon as possible. Hence, follow the removal instruction which is given below:
Video Tutorial – To Get Rid Of Mystartpage6.ru Immediately
Know How to Uninstall Mystartpage6.ru Manually From Windows PC
In order to do it, it is advised that, start your PC in safe mode by just following the steps:-
Step 1. Restart your computer and Press F8 button until you get the next window.
Step 2. After that on the new screen you should select Safe Mode option to continue this process.
Now Show Hidden Files As Follows :
Step 1. Go to Start Menu >> Control Panel >> Folder Option.
Step 2. Now Press View Tab >> Advance Setting category >> Hidden Files or Folders.
Step 3. Here you need to tick in Show hidden files, folder or drives.
Step 4. Finally hit Apply and then OK button and at the end close the current Window.
Time To Delete Mystartpage6.ru From Different Web browsers
For Google Chrome
Steps 1. Start Google Chrome and hot Menu icon at the top right corner of the screen and then select Settings option.
Step 2. Here you need to select required search provider in Search option.
Step 3. You can also manage search engine and make it your personalize setting by clicking on Make it default button.
Reset Google Chrome Now in given way:-
Step 1. Get Menu Icon >> Settings >> Reset settings >> Reset
For Mozilla Firefox:-
Step 1. Start Mozilla Firefox >> Setting icon >> Options.
Step 2. Press Search option and pick required search provider to make it default and also remove Mystartpage6.ru from here.
Step 3. You can also add other search option on your Mozilla Firefox.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
Step 1. Choose Settings >> Open Help Menu >> Troubleshooting >> Reset Firefox
Step 2. Again click Reset Firefox to eliminate Mystartpage6.ru in easy clicks.
For Internet Explorer
If you want to remove Mystartpage6.ru from Internet Explorer then please follow these steps.
Step 1. Start your IE browser and select Gear icon >> Manage Add-ons.
Step 2. Choose Search provider >> Find More Search Providers.
Step 3. Here you can select your preferred search engine.
Step 4. Now Press Add to Internet Explorer option >> Check out Make this my Default Search Engine Provider From Add Search Provider Window and then click Add option.
Step 5. Finally relaunch the browser to apply all modification.
Reset Internet Explorer
Step 1. Click on Gear Icon >> Internet Options >> Advance Tab >> Reset >> Tick Delete Personal Settings >> then press Reset to remove Mystartpage6.ru completely.
Clear browsing History and Delete All Cookies
Step 1. Start with the Internet Options >> General Tab >> Browsing History >> Select delete >> Check Website Data and Cookies and then finally Click Delete.
Know How To Fix DNS Settings
Step 1. Navigate to the bottom right corner of your desktop and right click on Network icon, further tap on Open Network and Sharing Center.
Step 2. In the View your active networks section, you have to choose Local Area Connection.
Step 3. Click Properties at the bottom of Local Area Connection Status window.
Step 4. Next you have to choose Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IP V4) and then tap on Properties below.
Step 5. Finally enable the Obtain DNS server address automatically option and tap on OK button apply changes.
Well if you are still facing issues in removal of malware threats then you can feel free to ask questions. We will feel obliged to help you.