What is a redirect virus

My Office Tool will carry out changes to your browser which is why it is categorized as a hijacker. Free software sometimes have some type of offers added, and when people don’t untick them, they permit them to install. These unwanted programs are why you should pay attention to how software are installed. Redirect viruses aren’t exactly malicious threats but their activity does raise a few questions. Your browser’s homepage and new tabs will be set to load the redirect virus’s promoted website instead of your usual website. Your search engine will also be modified, and it may be capable of inject sponsored links among the legitimate results. The redirect virus is doing that because it aims to boost traffic for certain websites, and in turn, make revenue for owners. Certain browser hijacker are able to reroute to infected pages so unless you wish to get your device contaminated with malware, you should be cautious. And you do not want to have to deal with malicious programs as it would be a much more serious. You may find the hijacker’s supplied features useful but you need to know that you could find legitimate extensions with the same features, which don’t harm your OS. Hijackers are also known to follow users around the web, gathering information, so that they could make more customized ads. That information could also fall into problematic third-party hands. And that is why you ought to uninstall My Office Tool as quickly as possible.
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How does it behave

The most likely way you got it was via freeware installation. We doubt that you got it in any other way, as no one would install them willingly. This method is effective because people tend to rush installations, not reading the data provided, and in general just being quite careless during software installation. The offers are hiding and by rushing you loose all chance of seeing them, and you not seeing them means you’ll be permitting them to install. By opting to use Default mode, you could be permitting all types of unnecessary items to install, so it would be best if you didn’t use them. Ensure you always opt for Advanced (Custom) settings, as the items will be visible only there. Deselecting all the items is encouraged so as to prevent the unnecessary programs. After all the items have been deselected, you may continue the free application installation. Dealing with these threats could be irritating so you would do yourself a great favor by initially preventing them. We also encourage not downloading from untrustworthy sources as you can easily acquire malicious program this way.

You will notice soon after infection if your OS got infected with a browser redirect. Your homepage, new tabs and search engine would be set to a strange page without your explicit consent, and that’s somewhat hard to not notice. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox will be among the browsers altered. The site will greet you every time you launch your browser, and this will go on until you uninstall My Office Tool from your operating system. Changing the settings back would a wild-goose chase as the redirect virus will modify them again. If the redirect virus alters your search engine, every time you do a search via browser’s address bar or the presented search box, you would get doubtful results. Because the infection’s major purpose is to redirect you, be cautious of sponsored links in the results. Owners of certain websites aim to increase traffic to earn more profit, and they use redirect viruses to reroute you to them. After all, increased traffic means more people on ads, meaning more revenue. If you press on those sites, you’ll be taken to entirely unrelated pages, where you won’t find appropriate data. In certain cases, they could appear legitimate, so for example if you were to inquire about ‘computer’, results redirecting to shady web pages might come up but you would not know in the beginning. During one these redirects you may even obtain an infection, since those sites may be malware-ridden. Your browsing activity will also be monitored, information about what you would be interested in acquired. You need to find out if unfamiliar third-parties will also gain access to the information, who could use it to customize ads. The information might also be used by the hijacker for the purposes of personalizing sponsored content so that you are more inclined to press on it. Make sure you terminate My Office Tool before more severe threats come your way. After the process is finished, you ought to be allowed to alter the browser’s settings to what you prefer.

Ways to terminate My Office Tool

While the infection won’t cause as serious outcomes as some others could, it would still be best if you remove My Office Tool as quickly as possible. Depending on on your computer experience, you can choose from manual and automatic methods to rid the redirect virus from your machine. Keep in mind that you will have to locate where the hijacker is hiding yourself if you choose the former method. The process itself shouldn’t be too hard, although it may be more time-consuming than you might have initially thought, but you are welcome to make use of the below presented guidelines. By following the instructions, you shouldn’t encounter problems when getting rid of it. For those who don’t have much experience with computers, this may not be the most appropriate option. In that case, download anti-spyware software, and have it get rid of the threat. This type of software is designed with the intention of terminating threats such as this, so there should be no issues. You can investigate whether you were successful by altering browser’s settings, if you are permitted to, the infection is no longer present. The hijacker is still present on the machine if the alterations you make are reversed. Try to prevent unnecessary software from installing in the future, and that means you ought to pay attention when installing programs. If you create good computer habits now, you will thank us later.Download Removal Toolto remove My Office Tool

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Learn how to remove My Office Tool from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall My Office Tool

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-start My Office Tool Removal
  2. Uninstall all suspicious programs win7-uninstall-program My Office Tool Removal

b) Windows 8/8.1

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

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 My Office Tool Removal
  3. Pick Programs and Features. win10-control-panel My Office Tool Removal
  4. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win10-remove-program My Office Tool Removal
 

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 My Office Tool Removal
  4. Empty the Trash by right-clicking the icon on your dock, and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Remove My Office Tool from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). IE-gear My Office Tool Removal
  2. Manage Add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions. IE-add-ons My Office Tool Removal
  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 My Office Tool Removal
  3. Delete the displayed URL and type in your preferred one. IE-settings2 My Office Tool Removal
  4. Press Apply.

b) Reset Internet Explorer

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

Step 3. Delete My Office Tool 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 My Office Tool Removal
  3. Press Choose what to clear, and check all the boxes. Press Clear. edge-clear-data My Office Tool Removal
  4. Ctrl + Alt + Delete together → Task Manager.
  5. In the Processes tab, find Microsoft Edge process and right-click on it. task-manager My Office Tool Removal
  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 My Office Tool Removal
  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 My Office Tool Removal
  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 My Office Tool Removal
  6. Press Enter.

Step 4. Remove My Office Tool from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner).
  2. More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions My Office Tool Removal
  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 My Office Tool Removal

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner) chrome-menu My Office Tool Removal
  2. Settings → On startup.
  3. Press on Manage startup pages, and choose Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page My Office Tool Removal
  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 My Office Tool Removal
  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 My Office Tool Removal
  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 My Office Tool Removal
  4. Press on Reset, and press Reset again in the window that appears. chrome-reset My Office Tool Removal

Step 5. Remove My Office Tool from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu My Office Tool Removal
  2. Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-extensions My Office Tool Removal
  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 My Office Tool Removal
  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 My Office Tool Removal

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 My Office Tool Removal
  3. Troubleshooting Information → Refresh Firefox.
  4. In the confirmation that appears, press Refresh Firefox again. mozilla-reset My Office Tool Removal

Step 6. Remove My Office Tool from Safari (Mac)

  1. Launch Safari and press Safari at the top of your screen. safari-menu My Office Tool Removal
  2. Select Preferences, and choose the Extensions tab. safari-extensions My Office Tool Removal
  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 My Office Tool Removal
  2. Delete the unwanted homepage, and put in the one you prefer.

b) Reset Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Safari → Clear History. safari-history My Office Tool Removal
  3. Select the time frame from which you want the history to be erased, and select Clear History. safari-clear-history My Office Tool Removal
  4. Safari → Preferences. safari-menu My Office Tool Removal
  5. Advanced tab → Check the Show Develop menu box. safari-advanced My Office Tool Removal
  6. Develop → Empty Caches. safari-develop-menu My Office Tool Removal
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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