How to Remove Browser Hijacker Completely?

Is your browser homepage changed to Is your default search engine also replaced with unwanted search provider? What’s wrong with your browser? How to deal with the problem? Follow the guide in this post and you will learn how to remove and other potentially unwanted programs from the PC.

Why did your browser get affected by

If you install My Classifieds XP software, your browser homepage and search engine may be modified by it. My Classifieds XP claims that it is “a free desktop application that offers you direct links to websites from your new preferred homepage and saves your new preferred home page and/or new tab page”. It seems to make your browsing convenient. However, it is considered as a potentially unwanted program. This application can enter users’ computers by being bundled with other freeware from the Internet. If you find this software in the list of installed programs within your PC via Control Panel, it’s not surprising at all. It could arrive on your machine when you installed a piece of free software recently without your knowledge. Once installed, it is able to tamper with your Internet settings, install additional browser add-ons and display lots of advertisements. Every time you open your browser such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, you may find the page as screenshot below appear in front of you. looks like Google, Yahoo, Bing or other websites that enable you to search the Internet. You can search for information by typing the keywords in its built-in search box and then hitting Enter. However, you may find numerous ads that you’ve never seen before in the search results. The ads can be displayed around the search results and often recommend relevant products to you. Please note that some of them may redirect you to websites that contain rogue programs or even other malicious programs and invite those unwanted programs to your machine. Thus, it’s not click on them. Otherwise, your PC may be further damaged and compromised.

Moreover, the program may collect your personally identifiable information when you use it. It may collect your search data including your name, email or mailing address and other information about yourself which you typed when using its search services. Your personal data may be shared with third parties to customize information and deliver you more customized ads and services. It means that the software not only sends your annoying ads, but also put your personal information at risk.privacy

icon4 To protect your computer from potential damage, please remove remove your computer as soon as possible. To avoid such potentially unwanted programs, you need to be more careful when surfing the Internet, especially downloading and installing third-party applications from the Internet. Please download reliable software from their official websites and always choose the Custom/Advanced Install during the installation. If you select Express/Typical Install, you may consent to install those additional unwanted programs without knowledge and those PUPs may change your Internet settings like My Classifieds XP.

In addition, it’s also necessary to keep a good anti-virus program on the computer to protect your PC from various cyber infections. A good security tool can help stop those suspicious programs or files from entering your system effectively. Even if your machine has been infected, the tool can delete the virus immediately.

How to remove from your computer completely?

    Method1: Manually remove

    Method2: Quickly clear by using a malware removal tool

Excellent anti-malware programs recommended to you:

SpyHunter icon SpyHunter           malwarebytes icon Malwarebytes     spyware-detector-iconMax Spyware Detector

arrow-iconMethod1: Manually remove

As mentioned above, the My Classifieds XP software may change your homepage and search engine and add additional browser add-ons to your browsers. To thoroughly

▶Delete the browser hijacker from your IE/Firefox/Chrome homepage

If your homepage has been replaced with that unwanted site, just follow the guide below to set your default homepage.

ie iconInternet Explorer

Open IE and click on Tools and then select Internet Options from the drop-down menu.


In the pop-up Internet Options window, locate General tab, delete the unwanted site address from the Home page section and then type an address of the site you want to set as default homepage. Click OK to save the changes.


firefox iconMozilla Firefox

Open Firefox, click on Tools on the menu bar or click on the Firefox menu icon in the upper right corner, then select Options.


In the Options page, navigate to the General tab on the left side, make sure Show my home page is selected next to When Firefox starts:. In the Home Page section, remove and then enter an address of your desired site and then close the page to save the changes.


chrome iconGoogle Chrome

Start Chrome, click on the Chrome menu icon and select Settings in the pull-down menu.


In the Settings page, go to On Startup section and check Open a specified page or set of pages. Then click on Set pages.


If appears in the pop-up window, delete it and then type a desired address and then click OK button.


Navigate to Appearance section, check Show Homepage button and then click on Change.


Delete from the homepage by clicking X. Type a site such as and then click OK.


▶Get your default search engine back

If you find the default search engine has been replaced with another one that you don’t like, follow the steps below to get the previous search provider back.

ie iconInternet Explorer

Click the Tools or IE menu icon and select Manage Add-ons from the menu.


In the Search Providers tab of the window, select a search provider available from the list that you prefer and click the Set as default button.


Select the unwanted search provider and click on Remove button. Then click on OK button.

firefox iconMozilla Firefox

Click on Tools or the Firefox menu icon and select Options.


In the Options page, go to Search tab, under Default Search Engine section, click on the drop-down menu and select the one that you want to set as default search provider.


In the One-click search engines section, select the unwanted search engine related to and click on Remove button. Then close this page and your default search engine is changed.


chrome iconGoogle Chrome

Open Chrome, click the Chrome menu icon and select Settings from the drop-down menu.


In the Settings page, find the Search section. Click on the drop-down icon under it and select the search provider that you’d like from the menu.


If you want to remove the search engine brought by My Classifieds XP software, click on Manage Search Engines…, hover over it and clicking on “X” icon. Then click on OK to save the changes.


▶Remove the unwanted url from your browser shortcuts

  1. Locate your IE/Firefox/Chrome browser icon from the desktop, start menu or the Quick Launch bar and right click on it then select Properties.


  1. In the pop-up IE/Firefox/Chrome Properties window, click on Shortcut tab, check the Target section. If you find appears there, delete it and then click OK button to save the changes.


▶Remove My Classifieds XP or related add-ons from browsers

ie iconInternet Explorer

Open IE, click on Tools and then select Manage Add-ons from the drop-down menu.


In the pop-up window, choose Toolbars and Extensions on the left and then select the add-on that is associated with and click on Remove button.


Mozilla Firefox

Start Firefox, click on Tools or the Firefox menu icon on the top right corner of the browser and then select Add-ons from the drop-down menu.


In the Add-ons Manager page, select Extensions on the left side and then remove My Classifieds XP or other relevant add-ons by clicking on Remove button.


chrome iconGoogle Chrome

Run Chrome, click on the Chrome menu icon in the upper right corner and then select More Tools then Extensions in the menu.


Search for the add-on related to and remove it by clicking on the trashcan icon next to it.


▶Uninstall My Classifieds XP via Control Panel

If you don’t want to use My Classified XP software anymore, follow the instructions below to uninstall it from your PC.

Click on Start button, go to Control Panel, click on Uninstall a program under Programs (for Windows 7/Vista) or double click on Add/Remove Programs. Search for My Classifieds XP software or other suspicious software that causes the browser hijacking issue and remove them.

If you use Windows 8/8.1, press Windows key + X key to bring up the menu. Click on Programs and Features to open Programs and Features window. From the list of all installed programs within your system, right click on My Classifieds XP and click on Uninstall button to remove it.

For Windows 10 users, click on the Windows icon in the lower left corner of the screen and select Settings from the Start menu, click System on the Settings menu and select Apps & features from the left pane. Select the target program and click on Uninstall button to clear it from the machine.

arrow-iconMethod2: Quickly clear by using a malware removal tool

Note: Sometimes the browser hijacker can be removed from your PC by simply uninstalling the related programs, browser add-ons and changing the homepage and search engine. It may keep coming back after you restart the browser or PC even if you have deleted all the components you can find. In this case, you will need a powerful malware removal tool to assist you in clearing the infections thoroughly.

Here are three excellent anti-malware programs recommended to you:


SpyHunter is a powerful malware removal tool that can help you completely remove potentially unwanted programs like My Classifieds XP and repair your browser hijacking issues quickly. It can also detect and remove other malware infections including Trojans, spyware and so on. If you can’t remove the unwanted program from system manually, run SpyHunter to perform a scan of your system and delete all the threats found.

Download SpyHunter to your computer.


Run spyhunter-installer.exe and install it by follow the prompts: Select your language-> Click Continue button when Enigma Installer appears -> Check I accept the EULA and Privacy Policy option and click Install button -> Click Exit when the setup is successful. Then SpyHunter will automatically run on your machine.

To make sure that the tool can effectively work, you need to update it to the latest versions first and close all open files, programs and browsers. Then click on Scan Computer Now button to scan the PC.


The scanning often takes several minutes to complete. When it has finished, click on Fix Threats button to clear all the threats found related to


But you need to buy the full version to get rid of the browser hijacker. Click on Register Now button to register for the full version and then remove all the detected threats completely.



Malwarebytes is a reliable anti-malware program that detects and removes worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, spyware, and other dangerous malware from your home PC. When you have difficulty in removing, it’s also a good idea to run Malwarebytes to scan your computer and remove the malware.

Click the icon below to download Malwarebytes. (This link will open a new web page from where you can download Malwarebytes)

malware download

Once the file is downloaded on the PC, run it to start the installation -> Click Next button When Welcome to Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Setup Wizard screen appears -> Check I accept the agreement and click on Next button -> Select your desired destination location and click Next button -> Keeping clicking on Next button until the Installation is finished -> Click Finish button to exit Setup. If you want Malwarebytes to run automatically, check this option before you click on Finish button.


When the tool runs on your PC, you should update it to the most current version and then click on Scan Now to start a system scan. This will take several minutes to complete.


When the scan has finished, click on Remove Selected button to all threats showed in the scan results. This will clear all the traces and entries of My Classifieds XP and the browser hijacker.


Max Spyware Detector

Max Spyware Detector is an advanced malware removal tool that is designed to remove various spyware, adware and other threats on your PC. This tool can remove the unwanted browser toolbars, add-ons/extensions added by potentially unwanted programs. When you want to get rid of, follow the steps below to clear all the files and registry entries of it completely with this tool.

Download Max Spyware Detector Download Manager to your PC.


Run the Max Spyware Detector Download Manager file to download Max Spyware Detector -> Run Max Spyware Detector to start the installation -> Follow Max Spyware Detector its Setup Wizard to complete the installation. Once the installation has completed, the tool will run automatically on your computer.


Before scanning your PC, you need to click on Live Update which pops up the lower right corner of the screen to keep the tool updated. And then perform a scan of your PC for threats with Max Spyware Detector.


When the scan has completed, click on Fix Issues Now button to remove the threats detected. You need to upgrade to the full version to clear the threats completely. Then you can clear browser hijacker completely.



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