(Solved!) Here is how to REMOVE "MYSTARTING123" virus COMPLETELY from Chrome, Firefox: "MYSTARTING123" Removal Guide

I will tell you in this post how to fix the issue manually and how to clean it automatically using a special powerful removal tool. You can download the removal program for free here:

What is MYSTARTING123?

MYSTARTING123 is a browser hijacker! MYSTARTING123 is appeared on your PC after installing free software, bundled with adware downloader program. Adware program changes the homepage and search engine for your web browser to MYSTARTING123.

In addition, it changed Windows shortcuts on your desktop and in the Start Menu.
The link to MYSTARTING123 site is added into the command line.


Each time when you click on shortcut you will start displaying of MYSTARTING123 site.

You have 2 ways to remove MYSTARTING123:

You have 2 ways

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Remove it manually2. Remove Manually.

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Why I recommend you to use an automatic way?

  1. You know only one virus name: "MYSTARTING123", but usually you have infected by a bunch of viruses.
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  2. UnHackMe is quite fast! You need only 5 minutes to check your PC.
  3. UnHackMe uses the special features to remove hard in removal viruses. If you remove a virus manually, it can prevent deleting using a self-protecting module. If you even delete the virus, it may recreate himself by a stealthy module.
  4. UnHackMe is small and compatible with any antivirus.
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Here’s how to remove MYSTARTING123 virus automatically:

STEP 1: Install UnHackMe (1 minute)

STEP 2: Scan for malware using UnHackMe (1 minute)

STEP 3: Remove MYSTARTING123 virus (3 minutes)

So it was much easier to fix such problem automatically, wasn't it?
That is why I strongly advise you to use UnHackMe for remove MYSTARTING123 redirect or other unwanted software.

How to remove MYSTARTING123 manually:

STEP 1: Check all shortcuts of your browsers on your desktop, taskbar and in the Start menu. Right click on your shortcut and change it's properties.


You can see MYSTARTING123 at the end of shortcut target (command line). Remove it and save changes.

In addition, check this command line for fake browser's trick.
For example, if a shortcut points to Google Chrome, it must have the path:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe.
Fake browser may be: …\Appdata\Roaming\HPReyos\ReyosStarter3.exe.
Also the file name may be: “chromium.exe” instead of chrome.exe.

STEP 2: Investigate the list of installed programs and uninstall all unknown recently installed programs.

check installed programs to uninstall

STEP 3: Open Task Manager and close all processes, related to MYSTARTING123 in their description. Discover the directories where such processes start. Search for random or strange file names.

Remove MYSTARTING123 virus from running processes

Remove MYSTARTING123 virus from running processes

STEP 4: Inspect the Windows services. Press Win+R, type in: services.msc and press OK.

Remove MYSTARTING123 virus from Windows services

Remove MYSTARTING123 virus from Windows services

Disable the services with random names or contains MYSTARTING123 in it's name or description.

STEP 5: After that press Win+R, type in: taskschd.msc and press OK to open Windows Task Scheduler.
Remove MYSTARTING123 from scheduled task list.

Delete any task related to MYSTARTING123. Disable unknown tasks with random names.

STEP 6: Clear the Windows registry from MYSTARTING123 virus.
Press Win+R, type in: regedit.exe and press OK.

Remove MYSTARTING123 virus from Windows registry

Remove MYSTARTING123 virus from Windows registry

Find and delete all keys/values contains MYSTARTING123.

STEP 7: Remove MYSTARTING123 from Google Chrome.
Remove MYSTARTING123 Virus from Chrome Extensions

STEP 8: Remove MYSTARTING123 from Internet Explorer.

Set Internet Explorer Homepage

Set Internet Explorer Homepage

STEP 9: Remove MYSTARTING123 from Mozilla Firefox.

Change Firefox Home Page

Change Firefox Home Page

STEP 10: And at the end, clear your basket, temporal files, browser's cache.

But if you miss any of these steps and only one part of virus remains – it will come back again immediately or after reboot.

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  • Ana SR

    Well, I couldn’t remove mystarting123 not even with UnHackMe or in manual mode. It is such a disgusting virus…

  • Dmitrys

    Please, send me your log using UnHackMe.
    Click “Remote Assitant” button.

  • Ana SR

    I used UnHackMe in safe Mode and I also removed in manual mode Google folder (I couldn’t unninstall) and now, finally, It has disappeared forever. Thanks!