What is MySearchDial Toolbar

MySearchDial Toolbar by ironSource is a toolbar/hijacker. It advertises itself as “great tool to improve your search experience” however it became a real nightmare for its users due to rather sneaky techniques. It is not only installing toolbar in all three browsers, but also replaces default search and homepage to start.mysearchdial.com or search.mysearchdial.com or just mysearchdial.com. After removing from Control Panel those settings remain unchanged. In some cases it hijacks browser shortcuts so every time you open your browser you get MySearchDial.

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How MySearchDial Toolbar infected your PC

Although, you can download it from official site main way of spreading is bundled downloads. It is bundled with media converters, media players, various small utilities on the web. On of the main way of distribution is download sites. It is offered as co-installation with CNET Downloader or Softonic Downloader. In this case you can get MySearchDial Toolbar with any software you download from such sites.

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Remove MySearchDial Toolbar manually for free

Here is manual step-by-step tutorial for full MySearchDial Toolbar removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of MySearchDial Toolbar installer on operating systems with latest updates and browser versions.

Remove MySearchDial Toolbar from Control Panel

To start removing MySearchDial Toolbar you should remove it using Control Panel. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Remove MySearchDial Toolbar from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find MySearchDial Toolbar.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove MySearchDial Toolbar from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find MySearchDial Toolbar and click Uninstall.

Remove MySearchDial Toolbar from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find MySearchDial Toolbar, click Uninstall.

Cannot uninstall MySearchDial Toolbar

In some cases MySearchDial Toolbar won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall MySearchDial Toolbar. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing MySearchDial Toolbar folder and files. This happens, because process mysearchdialsrv.exe or service mysearchdialSvc does not allow you to do it. In this case I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes or uninstall MySearchDial Toolbar in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting press F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove MySearchDial Toolbar

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

Remove MySearchDial Toolbar add-on from your browsers

Removing MySearchDial Toolbar from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It is browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove MySearchDial Toolbar extension from your browsers manually.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find MySearchDial Toolbar extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose MySearchDial Toolbar extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove MySearchDial Toolbar from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable MySearchDial Toolbar, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable MySearchDial Toolbar.

Opera Browser:

Generally, MySearchDial Toolbar does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find MySearchDial Toolbar extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

MySearchDial Toolbar installs along with search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is instruction to reset your browsers homepage, newtab and search engine to default values.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings/.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset browser settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Reset Firefox… button.
  4. Click Reset Firefox to confirm.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Close Opera and open command prompt from the start menu.
  2. Type following command del %AppData%\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini
  3. Start Opera.

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Cleaning browsers shortcuts

shortcut cleaner You can clean your browser shortcuts manually right-clicking on your browser icon, choosing “Properties” and removing hijacker address from “Target” field (leave just the path to your browser). However it is easier to use free Shortcut Cleaner from BleepingComputer. Download it here – its FREE:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs like MySearchDial Toolbar may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of antimalware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and antimalware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats like MySearchDial Toolbar.

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