Search.myshoppingxp.com Removal Guide

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Search.myshoppingxp.com is a browser hijacker that is also known by the names OneSearch and Search. If you let this hijacker to corrupt Internet Explorer, “OneSearch” is the name that it will be identified by, and “Search” is the name that represents the hijacker on Mozilla Firefox. This hijacker is also compatible with Google Chrome; however, it is unlikely to take over this browser as aggressively as the other two. According to our researchers, in most cases, this infection travels bundled with the My Shopping XP extension. In fact, it is most likely that it will be installed via myshoppingxp.com. If you follow virtual security news, you might know about Search.yourradionow.com, Search.mydailyversexp.com, and other well-known browser hijackers that are identical to the one we are discussing in this report. These hijackers belong to a big family of hijackers that require immediate removal, and this report was created to help you delete Search.myshoppingxp.com.

As you can tell by the name of this infection, Search.myshoppingxp.com is meant to help users shop online. This hijacker provides a menu bar with links to Yahoo Shopping (shopping.yahoo.com), Amazon (amazon.com), Overstock (overstock.com), and HSN (hsn.com) web stores. Although these links appear to be authentic, we do not recommend interacting with this search tool, especially if it has corrupted your browsers illegally. In fact, it is not difficult to realize that this hijacker is unreliable because it redirects to Yahoo Search using the extsearch.maxwebsearch.com server. Despite the fact that Yahoo is an authentic search provider, no authentic search tool will redirect you anywhere without your notice. Our researchers have found that the results shown via search.yahoo.com can be modified, and Yahoo is used to make sure that more users interact with ads, which, ultimately, is a marketing technique used to promote third-party services and earn a profit.

The suspicious Search.myshoppingxp.com not only installs cookies (e.g., Burst Media) to spy on you but can also acts as a portal for other threats. Malware distributors often use attractive-looking software to infiltrate malware. Although Search.myshoppingxp.com itself is not very attractive, the extension it comes packaged with might be promoted as a beneficial shopping assistant. According to the information on the official website, this program can offer “the absolute lowest price.” This extension could be used as bait to let in more malicious programs, and, since users are often careless, it is likely that this method has been employed already. Note that sometimes malware is infiltrated silently, and it is very important to use a malware scanner to inspect your PC for existing threats that you might be unaware of. Have you found these threats already? If you have, do not wait much longer to delete them!

The Privacy Policy at http://search.myshoppingxp.com/home/privacy reveals that data that “may contain personally identifiable information” can be collected and shared with other parties. The cookies could be installed onto your computer by the creator of the hijacker (or the ad-supported extension, My Shopping XP), Sail Machine, or they could be installed by third-party partners. Hopefully, these parties do not want to leak your sensitive information. Well, are you going to bet on hope? If you are not sure about something as important as the security of your virtual identity, you need to eliminate suspicious software ASAP. The good news is that hijackers and advertising-supported programs can be deleted even by inexperienced users. The only thing you need to keep in mind is that it is not enough to uninstall this unreliable software.

Have you already deleted My Shopping XP? This extension can be eliminated from all browsers using a few simple steps that are shown below. What have you noticed if you did remove this extension? Did you notice that the hijacker was eliminated simultaneously? If you use Firefox, you will need to delete the unwanted search provider; however, the other browsers will be cleaned. Although this might seem like the end of the operation, you also need to delete a few leftovers. Delete the registry keys and the file associated with the hijacker, and you are good to go. Of course, if other threats are active, you need to delete them as well. Do not hesitate to install an automatic remover if you are struggling with the manual removal.

How to delete the hijacker

Windows 10 or Windows 8:

  1. Launch RUN (simultaneously tap Win+R).
  2. Enter Control Panel and click OK.
  3. In the Programs menu click Uninstall a program.
  4. Right-click and Uninstall the unwanted app.

Windows 7 or Windows Vista:

  1. Click the Windows logo on the Taskbar.
  2. Open the Control Panel menu.
  3. Navigate to Uninstall a program.
  4. Right-click and Uninstall the unwanted app.

Windows XP:

  1. Navigate to the Taskbar and click Start.
  2. Open the Control Panel menu.
  3. Double-click the Add or Remove Programs icon.
  4. Remove the unwanted program.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch Firefox and tap Ctrl+Shift+A.
  2. In the Add-ons Manager move to the Extensions menu.
  3. Remove the undesirable extension.

Google Chrome:

  1. Launch Chrome and tap Alt+F.
  2. Move to More tools and then click Extensions.
  3. Identify the unwanted add-on and click the trash button.
  4. Click Remove.

Leftover components:

  1. Launch RUN (simultaneously tap Win+R).
  2. Type regedit.exe and click OK to find this tool.
  3. Right-click it and choose Run as administrator.
  4. Right-click and Delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\My Email XP_RASAPI32.
  5. Right-click and Delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\My Email XP_RASMANCS.
  6. Launch Explorer (simultaneously tap Win+E).
  7. Type C:\Users\{user}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\*\jetpack\*@jetpack\simple-storage into the address bar at the top of the Explorer.
  8. Right-click and Delete store.json.
Download Remover for Search.myshoppingxp.com *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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