Remove MySearchResults (Removal Instructions)

MySearchResults Search is an adware program that has changed your browser home page and default search engine to
MySearchResults may also  install an unwanted toolbar on your browser and whenever your are doing a search,it will display on the first search results their own ads.
mysearchresults search
MySearchResults got on your computer after you have installed another program that had bundled in their installer this unwanted program.
You should always pay attention when installing software because often, a software installer includes optional installs, such as this MySearchResults. Be very careful what you agree to install. Always opt for the custom installation and deselect anything that is not familiar, especially optional software that you never wanted to download and install in the first place. It goes without saying that you should not install software that you don’t trust.

MySearchResults – Virus Removal Instructions

STEP 1 : Uninstall MySearchResults program from your computer

  1. To uninstall MySearchResults program from your computer, click the Start button, then select Control Panel, and click on Uninstall a program.
    If you are a Windows 8 user, you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there, then select Uninstall a program.
  2. Search and uninstall Default Tab, Default Tab for Chrome and Browser Protect from your computer.
    [Image: Uninstall MySearchResults program]

Please note that on some computers these programs might have a different name or missing, search for any program developed by APN LLC or SearchResults LLC, and uninstall it from your computer.

STEP 2 : Remove the MySearchResults residual damage from your browser

Remove MySearchResults from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the gear icon [Image: icongear.jpg] (Tools for Windows XP users) at the top (far right), then click again on Internet Options.
    Internet Options in IE
  2. Now in the Internet Options dialog box, click on the Advanced tab, then click on the Reset button.
    Reset Internet Explorer
  3. In the Reset Internet Explorer settings section, check the Delete personal settings box, then click on Reset.
    Internet Explorer back to its default settings
  4. When Internet Explorer finishes resetting, click Close in the confirmation dialogue box and then click OK.
  5. Close and open Internet Explorer again.

Remove MySearchResults from Mozilla Firefox

  1. At the top of the Firefox window, click the Firefox button, go over to the Help sub-menu (on Windows XP, click the Help menu at the top of the Firefox window), and select Troubleshooting Information.
    Firefox Troubleshooting Information
  2. Click the Reset Firefox button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
    Firefox default settings
  3. To continue, click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.
  4. Firefox will close and be reset. When it’s done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click Finish and Firefox will open. That’s it – you’re done!

Remove MySearchResults from Google Chrome

  1. Remove MySearchResults extensions from Google Chrome.
    Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu  button on the browser, select Tools and then click on Extensions.
    In the Extensions tab, remove (by clicking on the Recycle Bin) the DefaultTab for Chrome extension from your Google Chrome.
    [Image: MySearchResults Chrome extension
    NOTE: It’s recommended to remove any extension that was installed without your knowldge or consent.
  2. Set Google Chrome default search engine from Search Results to .
    Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu  button, then select Settings and click on Manage search engines in the Search section.
    In the Search Engines dialog that appears, select Google and click the Make Default button that appears in the row.
    Search for Search Results in the Search Engines list, and click the X that appears at the end of the row.
    Set Google as your default Search Engine in Chrome
  3. Change Google Chrome home page from to its default.
    The MySearchResults has modified your Google settings to open their webpage whenever you start your browser, so we will need to revert this change.
    Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu  button, then select Settings and click on One the New Tab page in the On Startup section.
    [Image: Change Google Chrome homepage to its default]

STEP 3: Remove MySearchResults registry keys with AdwCleaner.

  1. You can download AdwCleaner from the below link.
    ADWCLEANER DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will automatically download AdwCleaner on your computer)
  2. Before starting this utility, close all open programs and internet browsers.
  3. Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  4. Click on Delete, then confirm each time with Ok. Adwcleaner utility
  5. Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
  6. NEXT, double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  7. Click on Uninstall, then confirm with yes to remove this utility from your computer.

STEP 4: Run a computer scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

  1. You can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free from the below link, then double click on it to install this program.
    MALWAREBYTES ANTI-MALWARE DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a download page in a new window from where you can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free)
  2. When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the setup process. DO NOT make any changes to default settings and when the program has finished installing, make sure you leave both the Update Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware checked, then click on the Finish button.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware final installation screen]
  3. On the Scanner tab, select Perform quick scan and then click on the Scan button to start scanning your computer.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Quick Scan]
  4. Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware will now start scanning your computer as shown below.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scanning for MySearchResults]
  5. When the Malwarebytes scan will be completed, click on Show Result.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan results]
  6. You will now be presented with a screen showing you the malware infections that Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware has detected.Please note that the infections found may be different than what is shown in the image. Make sure that everything is Checked (ticked) and click on the Remove Selected button.
    [Image:Malwarebytes removing malware]

STEP 5: Run a computer scan with HitmanPro

  1. Download HitmanPro from the below link, then double click on it to start this program.
    HITMANPRO DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new web page from where you can download HitmanPro)
  2. HitmanPro will start and you’ll need to follow the prompts (by clicking on the Next button) to start a system scan with this program.
    HitmanPro installation
  3. HitmanPro will start scanning your computer for malware, as seen in the image below.
    HitmanPro scans for MySearchResults
  4. Once the scan is complete,you’ll see a screen which will display all the infected files that this utility has detected, and you’ll need to click on Next to remove these malicious files.
    HitmanPro scan results
  5. Click Activate free license to start the free 30 days trial and remove all the malicious files from your computer.
    HitmanPro 30 days activation button

If you are still experiencing problems while trying to remove MySearchResults from your machine, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.


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  • ehsan

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  • 510man

    I don’t have Default Tab, Default Tab for Chrome and Browser Protect in Control Panel nor do I have anything from APN LLC or SearchResults LLC. MySearchResults on on my system because I get the pop-up but it’s been hidden. Suggestions?

    • Stelian Pilici

      Go ahead with the other steps, then let me know how everything is running! :)

      Stay safe!

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    I sent your instructions to my 13 year old grandson and with them, he was able to remove MySearchResults from his laptop. He thanks you and I thank you for providing such a clear, precise and effective step-by-step guide.

    • Stelian Pilici

      Glad that I could help! :)

      Stay safe, and take care!

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    Thanks Mate. @#$$%%^Mysearchresults! I wish I could eradicate the mongrels who caused this as easily as your instructions allowed me to remove it from my PC. Thanks Again.

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