What is Search.hmytemplates.co

Search.hmytemplates.co is objectionable website, used by hijackers to replace browser settings in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer. It replaces search engine, homepage and new tab settings to search.hmytemplates.co and then to search.yahoo.com. It is done by the means of My Templates V 1.1 add-on that installs in browsers. Until this extension is removed and corresponding application is uninstalled, users won’t be able to revert changes back. Search.hmytemplates.co can not only redirect user queries, but also collect private browser data like history, bookmarks, cookies and other parameters of online behavior. Use information in this article to remove Search.hmytemplates.co and reset browser settings.

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How Search.hmytemplates.co infected your PC

Search.hmytemplates.co, as we mentioned, is accompanied by browser extension My Templates V 1.1. This extension is distributed by drive-by downloads, bundled installations and phishing web pages. Developers use vague wording and false promises to install this add-on on users computer and in users browsers. Unfortunately, most anti-virus programs cannot detect hijackers like Search.hmytemplates.co. For effective removal of this malware and further protection we recommend SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

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Remove Search.hmytemplates.co manually for free

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

Note: Search.hmytemplates.co can be installed as Google Chrome extension as Administrator (you may see Installed by enterprise policy inscription near it), and this will not allow removal. Therefore, before starting removal process, perform these actions:

  1. Start the Command Prompt by clicking the Start menu button and typing command prompt (or just searching for “command prompt” in Windows 10 search field). Right click on the Command Prompt result and choose Run as Administrator.
  2. start command prompt as administrator

  3. Type in and execute the following commands:


    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers"
    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy"
    gpupdate /force

  4. update group policy in windows

Remove Search.hmytemplates.co from Control Panel

To start removing Search.hmytemplates.co you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – My Templates V 1.1 or just My Templates. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller Pro to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Remove Search.hmytemplates.co from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find My Templates V 1.1.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Search.hmytemplates.co from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find My Templates V 1.1 and click Uninstall.

Remove Search.hmytemplates.co 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 My Templates V 1.1, click Uninstall.

Remove Search.hmytemplates.co from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Search.hmytemplates.co from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate My Templates V 1.1 in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate My Templates V 1.1 in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Remove Search.hmytemplates.co from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. Search.hmytemplates.co might have an Uninstaller. If you see Uninstall Email Login Now or Email Login Now Uninstaller, double-click it and follow the onscreen instructions.
  3. Otherwise, drag My Templates V 1.1 from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Cannot uninstall Search.hmytemplates.co

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

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting type 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 My Templates V 1.1

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

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Search.hmytemplates.co from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It sometimes have browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Search.hmytemplates.co related extension from your browsers manually.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find My Templates V 1.1.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose My Templates V 1.1.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Search.hmytemplates.co from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Search.hmytemplates.co, 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 My Templates V 1.1.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Search.hmytemplates.co 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 My Templates V 1.1 extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find My Templates V 1.1 extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Search.hmytemplates.co installs search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is an instruction to reset your browsers homepage, new tab 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.

Reset Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Go to the Privacy section of Safari’s preferences.
  3. Click Remove All Website Data button.
  4. In opened window click Remove Now button to remove data stored by websites in Safari.
  5. Go to the Advanced section of Safari’s preferences.
  6. Click the Show Develop menu in menu bar option.
  7. In the menu click Develop and select Empty Caches from this menu.
  8. Again, go to Safari menu and choose Clear History….
  9. Choose to clear all history and click Clear History button.

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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 Search.hmytemplates.co 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 the anti-malware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and anti-malware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats like Search.hmytemplates.co.

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