Remove MyPrivacyAssistant.com

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It’s amazing how tenacious some hijackers could be! Unlike other malicious applications, which lifespan, usually is not more than a week, MyPrivacyAssistant.com Browser hijacker stays afloat for several years! I don’t really have an idea how its developers do it, but I know how dangerous is MyPrivacyAssistant.com and how to remove this hijacker from your browser.


MyPrivacyAssistant.com
MyPrivacyAssistant.com

Generally, the virus is installed via cost-free application. For example, you may install music player and skip a Custom button and the EULA. Thus, you forgot to unselect additional programs, such as MyPrivacyAssistant.com hijacker. As a result, you will notice a new home page MyPrivacyAssistant.com. Therefore, you will face the many annoying adverts, attractive banners, pop-up windows. Also, the program will cause redirects to suspicious web pages. So, follow the secure browsing rules to prevent your computer from browser hijacker infections in the future. Almost all of such malicious programs are spreading throughout the ‘bundling’ with the freeware, so please don’t forget to read EULA and choose a custom installation mode.

Now, when you are already infected with MyPrivacyAssistant.com, I will help you to uninstall it. There are two ways to remove annoying MyPrivacyAssistant.com completely and effectively. If you are an advanced user and strongly believe in yourself, you can try to follow our manual removal guide. It is much harder and takes your time, but you will be proud of feeling yourself a real security buddy. This wont be easy task for the average user, so if you don’t want to waste this beautiful day racking your brain, please take advantage of the automatic removal tool which we recommend for this adware effectively elimination.

MyPrivacyAssistant.com automatic removal guide

If something went wrong or you just want to see the fast result, please use the help of professional malware eliminator – GridinSoft Anti-Malwre. Moreover, even you have managed to remove MyPrivacyAssistant.com from your computer and browser, we recommend you to download this tool and use it as a free antimalware scanner to see whether any other malicious program has penetrated into your system. Please note, that GridinSoft Anti-Malwre is a shareware program with a 15-days trial period with limitation of the threats number. If it find more than two infected items in your system, they can be removed only when you upgrade the program to the full registred version.

Download free antimalware scanner:

After downloading is completed, please install it and run the full scan. Yeah, it will take a time, but security experts always recommend to choose a full scan as your first scan, especially if you suspect that your PC could be infected. Take a look at the screenshots below: it will help you understand what’s going on.

Step 1. Run a full scan of your system

Free antimalware scanner
GridinSoft Anti-Malwre allows you to choose the type of scan

…and go drink coffee until the end of it! 🙂

Eliminate Malware In Minutes
Here you see the list of the detected items, which can be harmful

At the end of the scan, the program will offer you to move all malicious items to the quarantine. Just do it clicking on the “Fix Now” button and set your system free from the MyPrivacyAssistant.com infection!

Step 2. Reset your browser settings using an appropriate tool:

Reset Browser Settings
Find “Reset browser settings” button on the GridinSoft Anti-MalwreE tools tab

Check all browser boxes, which might be infected with the MyPrivacyAssistant.com, on a settings tab:
Delete Adware from the browser
On this tab you can specify what exactly you need to reset

Then just press the “Reset” button. Voila! It is a good idea to restart your computer after all this manipulation and check if these annoying MyPrivacyAssistant.com pop-up ads leave you in peace:


MyPrivacyAssistant.com manual removal steps:

Step 1. Delete MyPrivacyAssistant.com from the system.

To delete MyPrivacyAssistant.com extension from your PC, you should use “Uninstall the program” tool depending on your operation system.

Windows XP: Start —> Control Panel ––> Add/Remove Programs. Choose the MyPrivacyAssistant.com extension in the list of installed programs by a right-click and press “Remove”.

Windows 7: Start ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Just the same actions: right-click on the MyPrivacyAssistant.com extension in a software list and press “Uninstall”.

Windows 8/8.1: Right-click on Start ––> Quick Access Menu ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Choose a MyPrivacyAssistant.com extension among a listed here programs, right-click on it and then press “Uninstall”.

Step 2. Reset your browser settings.

It is necessary to reset browser settings after the deletion of the program from the list of software installed on your PC. For this, use the following tips depending on what browser are you currently using:

  • Google Chrome Browser: Settings —> Show advanced settings. Click on “Reset settings” in the bottom of the page.
  • Mozilla Firefox: press “Refresh Firefox” button in the right top corner.
  • Opera: delete “Operapref.ini file” in folder “C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera\” on your computer.
  • Internet Explorer: Tools —> Internet options —> click on the “Advanced” button and then press “Reset”.

Step 3. Celebrate your victory!

Either you choose the manual or the automatic removal solution, congratulations! You won this battle with unfair malware developers. Your computer is clean now, so you should be proud and do something nice for yourself as a gift. Foam bath or tickets for the game? It’s up to you! 😉

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