How to remove Mysites123.com hijacker

What is Mysites123.com?

Mysites123.com belongs to hijacker group of malware which is sometimes also called redirect viruses. This is malware that is responsible for taking control over browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Microsoft Edge. It feigns to be a browser add-on and once it is installed willingly or not, it starts messing up with browser settings and conduct. Mysites123.com begins with changing the main page to mysites123.com, the search page that gave name to the hijacker. This page copies the design of Google search page in an attempt of making its presence unnoticed. We should warn you not to use this page as it will land you on uninformative and unwanted websites. Also, you may notice sudden forwardings to pages you didn’t intend to visit. All this will continue to disrupt your work in browser until you remove mysites123.com.

mysites123.com search page

How Mysites123.com got installed on your computer?

If you are going through the mysites123.com hijacker infection, then you probably have made a mistake while installing some software recently. We say so because this is how the malware is spread – it is carried within program installers. Perhaps you’ve seen that setup offers two modes Basic and Custom – in these cases you’re strongly recommended to choose Custom (though the installation wizard may say the opposite). This will open several additional options for you, and one of the most crucial is selecting installation components. There you will find the information on what and where is going to be installed. So, if you see some suspicious application checked for setup, decline it.

Symptoms of Mysites123.com infection

  • First and the most striking proof of having a browser hijacker is change of the main page. Usually it is a search engine page that is designed so that user would believe in its legitimacy.
  • Generally, hijackers cause redirections when user makes a search query on its page or tries to reach a blocked site (usually another search engine or anti-malware sites)
  • Another indicator of hijacker infection is appearance of new programs, toolbars and browser extensions that you don’t remember installing and processes in start-up queue.
  • Also, you may notice the significant slowdown in the system operating, since running of the applications required for malware activity may consume a lot of CPU.
  • Besides, hijacker infection may as well negatively affect the speed of Internet connection.

How to remove Mysites123.com?

To make sure that the hijacker won’t appear again, you need to delete Mysites123.com completely. For this you need to remove the application from the Control Panel and then check the drives for such leftovers as Mysites123.com files and registry entries.
We should warn you that performing some of the steps may require above-average skills, so if you don’t feel experienced enough, you may apply to automatic removal tool.

Download Norton

Performing an antimalware scan with Norton would automatically search out and delete all elements related to Mysites123.com. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate Mysites123.com, but also the safest and most assuring one.


Steps of Mysites123.com manual removal

Uninstall Mysites123.com from Control Panel

As it was stated before, more likely that the hijacker appeared on your system brought by other software. So, to get rid of Mysites123.com you need to call to memory what you have installed recently.

How to remove Mysites123.com from Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Add or Remove Programs
  3. Find the application related to Mysites123.com and click Uninstall

How to remove Mysites123.com from Windows 7/Vista

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Uninstall Program
  3. Find the application related to Mysites123.com and click Uninstall

How to remove Mysites123.com from Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click the menu icon in left bottom corner
  2. Choose Control Panel
  3. Select the Uninstall Program line
  4. Uninstall the application related to Mysites123.com

How to remove Mysites123.com from Windows 10

  1. Press Win+X to open Windows Power menu
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Choose Uninstall a Program
  4. Select the application related to Mysites123.com and remove it

If you experience problems with removing Mysites123.com from Control Panel: there is no such title on the list, or you receive an error preventing you from deleting the application, see the article dedicated to this issue. Read what to do if program won’t uninstall from Control Panel


Remove Mysites123.com from browsers

Since some of hijacker threats use a disguise of a browser add-on, you will need to check the list of extensions/add-ons in your browser.

How to remove Mysites123.com from Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome
  2. Click on Tools, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete Mysites123.com or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Mysites123.com from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer
  2. Click on the Tools/Gear icon, then select Manage Add-ons
  3. Delete Mysites123.com or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Mysites123.com from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox
  2. Click on the right-upper corner button
  3. Click Add-ons, then go to Extensions
  4. Delete Mysites123.com or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

Reset your browsers

How to reset settings in Google Chrome

  1. Click on the icon in the right-upper corner
  2. Choose Settings
  3. Click Show advanced settings
  4. Click the Reset Settings button

How to reset settings in Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the icon in the upper right corner
  2. Choose Help
  3. Select Troubleshooting Information
  4. Click the Reset Firefox… button

How to reset settings in Internet Explorer

  1. Click on the Tools button
  2. Go to Internet options
  3. Go to the Advanced tab
  4. Click Reset

Delete files and registry entries added by Mysites123.com

Sometimes removal via Control Panel is not enough since the built-in application can leave some files that shortly will restore the hijacker. So, you need to find all of the following items and delete them

Remove Mysites123.com files and folders:

%APPDATA%\mysites123

Remove Mysites123.com registry entries:

KLM\SOFTWARE\mysites123Software
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\mysites123Software
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LowRegistry\DOMStorage\mysites123.com

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