If you are used to having a search engine set as your homepage, you might think that the suspicious MyBeginning123.com is harmless. Have you set it up yourself? Considering that it does not offer great services and that it does not have a good reputation, it is more likely that you were introduced to this browser hijacker along with a different program. When different programs are bundled together, one of them is always more desirable than others, and that is the program that is used to lure users in. Once the installer is executed, a bunch of unfamiliar pieces of software are offered along with it. Most users abort the installation right there and then, but less experienced users see no harm in installing freeware. Of course, that is very risky because malware could be hidden in these bundled installers. So, have you acquired the hijacker bundled with malicious programs? Do you need to delete MyBeginning123.com along with them? Keep reading to learn more.
In case MyBeginning123.com has corrupted your browser illegally, there is no need to explain that it is malicious and deserving of removal. However, if you gave it permission to replace your homepage, it might take time for you to realize that it is not a reliable search tool. It might be even harder to recognize a threat if Yahoo Search is set as your default search provider. The hijacker can redirect all search queries to search.yahoo.com, but that is done only to trick you into trusting the search results that are displayed. You should not trust them because they could showcase sponsored third-party content that might include fake shopping discounts, bogus installers, or misleading surveys. If you have interacted with the suspicious search results already, intrusive third-party cookies might have been placed to track your activity, and that might be very dangerous. While the cookies employed by the suspicious MyBeginning123.com are unlikely to record personal information, third-party cookies could.
MyBeginning123.com is a clone of MyLuckySite123.com, Myluckysurfing.com, SearchesSpace.com, and many other hijackers that all belong to the ELEX family. Since they are usually spread via malicious installers, it is important to inspect your operating system before you do anything. As we have already discussed, dangerous threats could have slithered into your operating system along with the hijacker, and you cannot underestimate them. While we strongly recommend removing MyBeginning123.com from your operating system, we cannot say that it is the most dangerous threat you will face. If a reliable scanner identified threats, you should immediately enter their names (one by one, of course) into the search box at the top to find appropriate removal guides. If you find that you are not experienced enough to eliminate all infections manually, you might have to change your course of action. Maybe, it is best to employ anti-malware software that can erase all threats automatically?
Although it is enough to overwrite the undesirable URL to remove MyBeginning123.com, we also advise deleting cookies and clearing cache to ensure that data about you is not recorded and stored by unfamiliar parties. As you can see, manual removal is pretty straightforward, but employing anti-malware software is still a better move because you also want full-time protection against malware, which this software can provide you with. If you stick with manual removal, you will need to take care of your system’s protection separately, and why waste time and resources when you can have the same tool clearing your operating system from existing malware and then protecting it against all other threats. Our research team is ready to discuss the hijacker with you, and if you still have questions for us, the comments section is open for all discussions.