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File: mystartsearch.xml

Location of mystartsearch.xml and Associated Malware

Check whether mystartsearch.xml is present in the following locations:

mystartsearch.xml file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\browser\searchPlugins\mystartsearch.xml
  • C:\Program Files\mozilla firefox\searchPlugins\mystartsearch.xml
  • [%PROGRAM_FILESX86%]\Mozilla Firefox\browser\searchPlugins\mystartsearch.xml

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific mystartsearch.xml file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\searchPlugins\mystartsearch.xml
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\9i76sgbu.default\searchPlugins\mystartsearch.xml

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific mystartsearch.xml file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\searchPlugins\mystartsearch.xml
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\9i76sgbu.default\searchPlugins\mystartsearch.xml

If you find mystartsearch.xml file in any of these locations, your computer is very likely to be infected with the following malware:

IMPORTANT: Malware files can be camouflaged with the same file names as legitimate files. The mystartsearch.xml file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of mystartsearch.xml File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
58118E79B0327068EAE01A45ACB74BD8038Dec 4, 2014
5599255FDAEEAA0AFB02A53859D1F1A1433Jan 9, 2015
58071001B029F879E40152F7E74488322E2Jan 9, 2015
572CB05222AB2064374C39E4E9C5F8D6F81Jan 17, 2015
5967F7206F655080493CA7FA4A050BF38B2Jan 20, 2015
5856161E2CE319E527369B5795DEB969216Jan 21, 2015
5723793A71F2DE5DDF5F761F4733EED584CJan 28, 2015
5962F4FEAB56C1F95F06ECA56E4B4B310A5Feb 20, 2015
572C378BB48955BEBB148108D3C071759D9Mar 10, 2015
560C24A6D74AD512FC21F8F67DE224D6B0DMar 31, 2015
581D95D0A8ECCC6703418FBF776EE705C1CApr 16, 2015
5818F03793481A1D0984F33B5B91DA5E5A8Apr 18, 2015
577F9A81898B20BEBB3EC3075F12F5F7FE8Apr 24, 2015
562CB07C59E2949697AADB1CE75CBA6DED3Apr 29, 2015
58284E009221E2C4AA0B54839CD558EF47CMay 3, 2015
5853275B11371B565813ED2582CED1FBCF5May 3, 2015
596D42FE616592336E1FA9526DFAA046E69May 6, 2015
5727A076CFBEC2BB7322C059CE3389A7A95May 9, 2015
5733CAD864E87134D12014E180B4072DFA0May 11, 2015
583C16DDA4962FBC22B3768DD28EA54BDA6May 14, 2015
583017BE3D11F0B3AE7A922B60AEA1D929AMay 24, 2015
5821E063D306A2D548CDF103A12BAE96F0CJun 8, 2015
579F0C49E80CB93B74FDA60CAF94F8459FBJun 14, 2015
595F34A432F86C73ECD716AC26AD11E4DCDJun 17, 2015
5783F89679CED40BF6DAA375D64ECC132E9Jun 26, 2015
570F951849F6049221A62CAD3EFE42DE104Jun 30, 2015
572376C5BE342FE38373F99E69FCD0EC5C7Jul 30, 2015
5824D1600417C77F8A96199602045AF7918Aug 7, 2015
593F6F99FE305C4ED81014DDDA5B0BACB30Aug 15, 2015
572C153751704D3FB4019EE98CF007E5741Aug 18, 2015
587E9FE5EDC538680E3154C8DB14A22770AAug 19, 2015
57297347ABA81A75A54D8F15271DBAC2ABAAug 25, 2015
5859E65C02D20CCC7E7FBB78FD54D105F02Sep 5, 2015
583D01E70C0AE7EF53880B0ACF20702FD31Sep 13, 2015
5724F4AA58C4B6FD8DA575BB22ED0392238Sep 15, 2015
5786292329CF72A2C401EE8E4413BDA1AB9Sep 19, 2015
572F451A5EB267C63168F46F4F0992540C5Sep 24, 2015
5823E50524F66266253DAE70D2EDE76CD86Sep 26, 2015
566E5890EC724DE62CE2286A9FFA30655CAOct 2, 2015
5725BB959A6ED8C06F87D9249A7733E7602Oct 3, 2015
5830FFC2D3EB6CDE80F6C5C9B6FB0782D19Oct 7, 2015
591C86B030AD2AAA76E92ECCBDF799ECBB1Oct 9, 2015
57872428E80AD12586571B96226EA29D00COct 10, 2015
58513E2C19B450876B9EB31A236795D0AD9Oct 14, 2015
58297CCE326FB4149AE0498B32242BBFC84Oct 21, 2015
5772F7E3397BBA1DD8BCB2BB6F64873B6C3Nov 7, 2015
572AE82B8656D942FD4ACF7A302F20EFD40Nov 7, 2015
578B07C20AA4148B3B55EF32F5F76904493Nov 8, 2015
579261ED1942A8CBAEF9C76A42A3EBBE54DNov 10, 2015
576B5C698562CE00FFA2BBD4652B37BFC95Nov 21, 2015
581DDDF61837AB5379570B430694CB50C6FNov 23, 2015
591E68BEADAC0583DA5DCE6E61E958F7F6ENov 29, 2015
585FE44C19B4925EDFD9A052B974ADC99BCDec 14, 2015
58382A5F5DBE68C2CA7FB12EA8F772F2BA6Dec 14, 2015
583B60DA88A4C9C5E322E1B0D1DC9798D7EDec 16, 2015
58332A36DD4045455CE868AB9AA63216C22Dec 18, 2015
57981739379D55228482952BE18803F4A8EDec 23, 2015
583289B1C21C87091B7796FBC82030993EBJan 5, 2016
583F75F1FD0F20E719CDF0018A234D01CB2Jan 9, 2016
595AA54A5EEEE9FC53FBD05B4BFD397EDF1Jan 12, 2016
5825A677808A23D6A543B688CF6F807D730Jan 16, 2016
578E146626D1E7BDDBC84BBEA31D732788CFeb 1, 2016
577D9646103427E83F4A21969417CC854CCFeb 1, 2016
57847ACB288D86F92BBFF30C6D33EEC877DFeb 1, 2016
56681DA554C4AB546E5C0E12ECD2A78F0C3Feb 2, 2016
599027BEFC27DC2A0D8250CC7130A663F3CFeb 3, 2016
58541FF1B05D74D48C16BD8C47BAD260D98Feb 3, 2016
5815869A4A6D21A67F82FCE049DF4CAB001Feb 13, 2016
59109FFF409F031F5992E58F7534CF0BC20Feb 14, 2016
5965474DA810E22B9ED8470DF03E8E3B4A3Feb 16, 2016
579AA393C68569CA54BB8F4D9C09CB833DCFeb 17, 2016
573E7C1436BA1BB0732CF9FB802718E0570Feb 26, 2016
595C1A58FC2E6FB1B15EDFF54436E1CEA12Mar 7, 2016
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565BF69666D8E1CB931AAA604C33FF2AA39May 9, 2016
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57880A1F29677DB2773C94B9B212C502B0FJun 10, 2016
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5725AC25BCA17E3E60BD9C241FB96B7503CJun 15, 2016
5954A4CCE3892D56659273C253C0CB008BBJun 20, 2016
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5829F8E39CBA8265EDDFD99C2B673476DC9Jun 27, 2016
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584BC719F0EB780CA5A8B5D683EB9FA5C9CAug 14, 2016
58792D1B3A12CDC1F7FA601EAE27AA7C6DBSep 10, 2016
578E868CD5CF4D3BA4CFC529E8C92687D56Sep 11, 2016
583AFEDEFEF67EBF2CAB72C31D7A0CDBA13Sep 11, 2016
583EEBEE2918D19130A731A1BBB5DCDC8ECSep 27, 2016
5797EF5BDF26CAB0526AC896B55B05499E7Oct 4, 2016
596905410508A1C63B4CD2C3CD87CD5E05DOct 23, 2016
5918E7CCFF3C0620D825BCDFF84DF846A45Oct 23, 2016
594B451CFA391064337EC02DF575BC6BF12Oct 25, 2016
58323663A77B657067E8377384665A0FE09Oct 27, 2016
5941D0050EFF273352286079A1189022C3BNov 2, 2016
5720851A55F35C55795F6C4F254CF45DEB2Nov 12, 2016
5707DB043F1891A1AC704E656B6420B20F5Nov 12, 2016
582E7A242043B2BA086A604FCEB9F542AB1Dec 5, 2016
58366C2F890068A28A02EBB22D40C463BE6Dec 6, 2016
578BA0BFC5832B496D01E244443B135AEBCDec 7, 2016
579AEF0120625FE4EB4B77579DC12AC1263Dec 8, 2016
5700CD03FD43EC25AFC97E49CEC1D219999Dec 16, 2016
5838C0CFE326ED84193365501E9307C213EDec 17, 2016
57148311698645B5C74B3BF180629AF9141Dec 17, 2016
558E74966247AE02EA52A2831F4537E24F2Dec 18, 2016
582D2A606193F3195A9DF641F4E8801B97BDec 18, 2016
58273999007A5379CFF91A4F822F9AD669DDec 25, 2016
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578CFF0BC3F6BCB08219603A120912DB6E3Jan 18, 2017
582934DD2E9717E37497D0EE1CA44EF6139Jan 24, 2017
572B3EB68D3119D07707A2257E8E4793E1BJan 28, 2017
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5827E505E7B476DBC620606E7933F7D2E08Feb 2, 2017
585070C32544690CADF32AC61C19F2298F0Feb 4, 2017
554C29E4647F7AFCD5D31FE86A5CFC75A8EFeb 11, 2017
583628C8CD0C72689F4F13ADE90BCEC2BBBFeb 19, 2017
5769F56E1654BBDE29E1E9A5B8727CB4B70Feb 23, 2017
58398A414C44EA8AD041FB7D8CA7235EE22Mar 15, 2017
578BAF60777AF631AAC58479B515015D79BMar 21, 2017
5784EA2B43AED7DE0EC2C6C60A336F05C0EMar 25, 2017
5792043CE89FFD5E229DCF00B9C15CA2977Mar 28, 2017
579A97E86DD0A5902CB004728F233D83A9AMar 30, 2017
5833B43B0C98D386FE71D0D265F0A31CBDEApr 6, 2017
5930DF84815E6DBA0B957357E38F2195CB3Apr 6, 2017
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585D646401E225329C6E9042DE14004A0A8Apr 30, 2017
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58367F73AA3D2CA998785CA8E800DE21BDCMay 25, 2017
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5914F6D16ABF59DF4CCD52B0EC158A98893Jun 3, 2017
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20881608A6F4E13A5BF8A5DC177DCE516553Jan 20, 2015
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21327951B15A90F6298FECF2B85B16A7BB16Aug 5, 2015
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22281923FCD3D4BEA3C7344F9B775ABB7E5EOct 6, 2015
21373D4D1011DC950C02EC7BAF31B01B2D4FOct 7, 2015
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213573657ED8E9404898BB167537B0776326Oct 8, 2015
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Why Is It Important to Remove Malware Files?^

It is imperative that you delete malware-associated files as soon as possible because they can be used - or are already being used - to inflict serious damage on your PC, including:

  • Disrupting the normal functioning of the operating system or rendering it completely useless.
  • Hijacking valuable private information (credit card numbers, passwords, PIN codes, etc.)
  • Directing all your Web searches to the same unwanted or malicious sites.
  • Dramatically slowing down your computer.
  • Gaining total control of your PC to spread viruses and trojans and send out spam.

How to Remove mystartsearch.xml^

  1. To enable deleting the mystartsearch.xml file, terminate the associated process in the Task Manager as follows:
    • Right-click in the Windows taskbar (a bar that appears along the bottom of the Windows screen) and select Task Manager on the menu.
    • In the Tasks Manager window, click the Processes tab.
    • On the Processes tab, select mystartsearch.xml and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of mystartsearch.xml and Associated Malware.
  3. Select the file and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
  4. Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 for each location listed in Location of mystartsearch.xml and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of mystartsearch.xml will fail if it is locked; that is, it is in use by some application (Windows will display a corresponding message). For instructions on deleting locked files, see Deleting Locked Files.
    • The deletion of mystartsearch.xml will fail if your Windows uses the NT File System (NTFS) and you have no write rights for the file. Request your system administrator to grant you write rights for the file.

Deleting Locked Files^

You can delete locked files with the RemoveOnReboot utility. You can install the RemoveOnReboot utility from here.

After you delete a locked file, you need to delete all the references to the file in Windows registry.

To delete a locked file:

  1. Right-click on the file and select Send To -> Remove on Next Reboot on the menu.
  2. Restart your computer.

The file will be deleted on restart.

Note: In the case of complex viruses that can replicate themselves, malware files can reappear in the same locations even after you have deleted those files and restarted your computer. Exterminate It! Antimalware can effectively eradicate such viruses from your computer.

To remove all registry references to a mystartsearch.xml malware file:

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit and click OK. The Registry Editor window opens.
  3. On the Edit menu, select Find.
  4. In the Find dialog box, type mystartsearch.xml. The name of the first found registry value referencing mystartsearch.xml is highlighted in the right pane of the Registry Editor window.
  5. Right-click the registry value name and select Delete on the menu.
  6. Click Yes in the Confirm Value Delete dialog box.
  7. To delete all other references to mystartsearch.xml, repeat steps 4-6.
IMPORTANT: Malware files can masquerade as legitimate files by using the same file names. To avoid deleting a harmless file, ensure that the Value column for the registry value displays exactly one of the paths listed in Location of mystartsearch.xml and Associated Malware.