What is a redirect virus

MySocialShortcut will change your browser’s settings which is why it is classified as a redirect virus. Free programs usually have some kind of items added, and when people do not uncheck them, they authorize them to install. These types of infections are why it is important that you pay attention to what kind of applications you install, and how you do it. MySocialShortcut is not a high-level infection but the way it acts will get on your nerves. For one, they change browser’s settings so that their promoted web pages are set as your homepages and new tabs. Your search engine will also be changed into one that can inject sponsored links into results. If you click on one of those result, you will be redirected to strange websites, whose owners make income from increased traffic. Not all of those redirects will lead to safe sites, so you could accidentally get a malicious program. And would cause much more damage compared to this infection. You may consider hijackers helpful but the features that they offer can be found in reliable plug-ins, ones that will not pose a threat to your device. You might encounter more content you would be interested in, and it is because the browser redirect is following your searchers behind your back, gathering data about what you like. It would not be strange if that data was shared with third-parties as well. All of this is why you are recommended to eliminate MySocialShortcut. MySocialShortcut-4.jpg
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What does it do

The most likely way you got it was through free program installation. We do not think that you acquired it in any other way, as no one would install them willingly. This method is effective because users are inattentive, do not read the information provided and are generally careless during program installation. To prevent their installation, they need to be unchecked, but because they are hidden, they might not be noticed if you rush. Opt out of using Default settings because they don’t permit you to deselect anything. Unchecking those items is crucial, but they’ll only be apparent in Advanced or Custom mode. Make sure you unmark all the items. After you deselect all the items, you can continue the free program installation. Having to deal with these infections can be aggravating so you would do yourself a great favor by initially preventing them. Reconsider from where you obtain your applications because by using unreliable sites, you risk infecting your operating system with malware.

When a hijacker installs, you will know right away. Your browser’s settings will be altered, the hijacker setting a weird site as your home web page, new tabs and search engine, and it will do that even without requiring your permission. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox will be included in the list of browsers affected. The website will greet you every time your browser is opened, and this will go on until you erase MySocialShortcut from your operating system. Every time you modify the settings, the hijacker will just overrule them. If when you search for something results are generated by a strange search engine, it is possible that the browser redirect is responsible. Pressing on any of those results isn’t suggested as you will end up on advertisement web pages. You’ll be rerouted because redirect viruses intend to aid site owners earn more revenue from boosted traffic. Increased traffic helps page owners make revenue since more users will possibly interact with the advertisements. If you click on those sites, you will quickly notice that they have nothing to do with what you were looking for. Some may seem valid, for example, if you were to make an inquiry for ‘antivirus’, it’s possible you could get results for websites promoting suspicious antivirus programs, but seem entirely valid at first. Be vigilant because some of those websites might even be dangerous. Redirect viruses also like to monitor how users use the Internet, gathering certain data. Read the Privacy Policy to find out if unrelated third-parties will also gain access to the info, who may use it to make advertisements. If not, the browser hijacker may use it to make the sponsored content more relevant. It’s clear the redirect virus does not belong on your system, so delete MySocialShortcut. And after you finish the process, there should be no problems with modifying browser’s settings.

MySocialShortcut elimination

It is best to take care of the infection as soon as possible, so remove MySocialShortcut. Depending on how computer-savvy you are, you can choose either manual and automatic way to rid your OS of the redirect virus. By hand method includes you finding the threat and taking care of it yourself. If you are unsure of how to proceed, scroll down to the instructions. They should provide the guidance you need to take care of the contamination, so ensure you follow them properly. If the instructions are unclear, or if the process itself is giving you issues, consider opting for the other method. You could obtain anti-spyware software and have do everything for you. Anti-spyware software will identify the threat and have no issues dealing with it. If you are able to reverse the performed changes to your browser’s settings, the browser hijacker’s uninstallation process was a success, and it’s not preset on your PC. The browser hijacker is still present on the device if the modifications you make are nullified. Do your best to stop not wanted software from installing in the future, and that means you ought to pay attention to how you install programs. Ensure you create good tech habits because it can prevent a lot of trouble.Download Removal Toolto remove MySocialShortcut

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Learn how to remove MySocialShortcut from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall MySocialShortcut

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-start Get rid of MySocialShortcut
  2. Uninstall all suspicious programs win7-uninstall-program Get rid of MySocialShortcut

b) Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click on the start icon, located at the lower left corner. win8-start Get rid of MySocialShortcut
  2. Click Control Panel and then Programs and Features. win8-control-panel Get rid of MySocialShortcut
  3. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win8-remove-program Get rid of MySocialShortcut
 

c) Windows 10

  1. Search 'Control Panel'. The search option can be found in the Start menu, next to the Shutdown button.
  2. Select Control Panel in the results. win10-start Get rid of MySocialShortcut
  3. Pick Programs and Features. win10-control-panel Get rid of MySocialShortcut
  4. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win10-remove-program Get rid of MySocialShortcut
 

d) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and click Applications (left side of the window)
  2. Find the programs you want gone, right-click on them.
  3. Pick Move to Trash.mac-os-app-remove Get rid of MySocialShortcut
  4. Empty the Trash by right-clicking the icon on your dock, and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Remove MySocialShortcut from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). IE-gear Get rid of MySocialShortcut
  2. Manage Add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions. IE-add-ons Get rid of MySocialShortcut
  3. Select on all questionable extensions from the list and press Disable.

a) Change Internet Explorer Homepage

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon).
  2. Choose Internet Options. ie-settings Get rid of MySocialShortcut
  3. Delete the displayed URL and type in your preferred one. IE-settings2 Get rid of MySocialShortcut
  4. Press Apply.

b) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). ie-settings Get rid of MySocialShortcut
  2. Choose Internet Options, and then the Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced Get rid of MySocialShortcut
  3. Click Reset and check Delete personal settings in the new window. IE-reset Get rid of MySocialShortcut
  4. Click Reset again.

Step 3. Delete MySocialShortcut from Microsoft Edge

a) Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge.
  2. Press the three dots located on the top right, and press Settings. edge-settings Get rid of MySocialShortcut
  3. Press Choose what to clear, and check all the boxes. Press Clear. edge-clear-data Get rid of MySocialShortcut
  4. Ctrl + Alt + Delete together → Task Manager.
  5. In the Processes tab, find Microsoft Edge process and right-click on it. task-manager Get rid of MySocialShortcut
  6. Choose Go to details. If that is not an option, choose More details.
  7. Right mouse click on all Microsoft Edge processes, and choose End Task.

b) (Method 2)

Before you proceed, make copies of your data.
  1. Find C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Delete all the folders you see. edge-folder Get rid of MySocialShortcut
  3. Press Start, find the search option and type in Windows PowerShell.
  4. When it comes up in the results, right-click on it, choose Run as administrator. edge-powershell Get rid of MySocialShortcut
  5. In the Administrator: Windows PowerShell window that appears, type inGet-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>. edge-powershell-script Get rid of MySocialShortcut
  6. Press Enter.

Step 4. Remove MySocialShortcut from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner).
  2. More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions Get rid of MySocialShortcut
  3. Press the trash icon of all unwanted extensions. (You can also disable them if you are unsure about which should be removed). chrome-extensions-delete Get rid of MySocialShortcut

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner) chrome-menu Get rid of MySocialShortcut
  2. Settings → On startup.
  3. Press on Manage startup pages, and choose Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page Get rid of MySocialShortcut
  4. Click Add a new page and enter your preferred homepage.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Go back to Settings, and choose Search engine. chrome-search-engines Get rid of MySocialShortcut
  7. Click Manage search engines.
  8. Click the three dots next to the default search engine, and press Edit.
  9. Delete the malicious search engine, and type in your preferred one.
  10. Click Save.

b) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner). chrome-menu Get rid of MySocialShortcut
  2. Press Settings and scroll down to the bottom.
  3. Press Advanced, and scroll down to the very end where you will see a Reset option. chrome-settings Get rid of MySocialShortcut
  4. Press on Reset, and press Reset again in the window that appears. chrome-reset Get rid of MySocialShortcut

Step 5. Remove MySocialShortcut from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu Get rid of MySocialShortcut
  2. Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-extensions Get rid of MySocialShortcut
  3. Press Remove for all extensions you want gone. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu Get rid of MySocialShortcut
  2. Press Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the unwanted link in the home page field, and type in your preferred one. mozilla-options Get rid of MySocialShortcut

b) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner).
  2. Open the Help menu (question mark at the bottom). mozilla-troubleshooting Get rid of MySocialShortcut
  3. Troubleshooting Information → Refresh Firefox.
  4. In the confirmation that appears, press Refresh Firefox again. mozilla-reset Get rid of MySocialShortcut

Step 6. Remove MySocialShortcut from Safari (Mac)

  1. Launch Safari and press Safari at the top of your screen. safari-menu Get rid of MySocialShortcut
  2. Select Preferences, and choose the Extensions tab. safari-extensions Get rid of MySocialShortcut
  3. Delete all strange extensions. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Safari homepage

  1. Safari → Preferences → General. safari-menu Get rid of MySocialShortcut
  2. Delete the unwanted homepage, and put in the one you prefer.

b) Reset Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Safari → Clear History. safari-history Get rid of MySocialShortcut
  3. Select the time frame from which you want the history to be erased, and select Clear History. safari-clear-history Get rid of MySocialShortcut
  4. Safari → Preferences. safari-menu Get rid of MySocialShortcut
  5. Advanced tab → Check the Show Develop menu box. safari-advanced Get rid of MySocialShortcut
  6. Develop → Empty Caches. safari-develop-menu Get rid of MySocialShortcut
If that did not solve the problem you are having, it is advised that you obtain anti-spyware software and allow it to perform a scan on your computer.

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