Mindspark search page

Whenever I type an address on my Internet explorer it always redirected to “Mindspark search page.” Recently I got infected with a ‘MyWebSearch” which is I think also drop this “Mindspark” browser hijacker on my computer.

50 Responses

  1. pbcare says:

    Me too. I can’t seem to find it to rid myself.

  2. Judy says:

    I would like to uninstall Mindspark search page from
    computer. Please advise.
    thank you.
    Judy

  3. i hate mind spark says:

    i got infected with that thing to the only way how it comes off is if the type the address twice but it comes back so i think its a hack sent to all computers or something

  4. George says:

    Click on tools, then options, then under the “main” category, click the button for manage add ons.

    There you want to click on the selection at the top for “plug ins.” When you get to the “my websearch plugin stub” you want to disable it.

    That should make mindspark go away.

  5. Jade says:

    I also want to rid ‘Mindsparksearch.com’. I just read a comment from someone else having the same problem.
    Anyone with an answer??

  6. webmaster says:

    1. Download Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware (mbam-setup.exe) and save it on your Desktop.
    2. After downloading, double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
    3. Follow the prompts and install as “default” only
    4. Before the installation completes, check on the following prompts:
    – Update Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware
    – Launch Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware
    5. Click “Finish.” Program will run automatically and you will be prompt to update the program before doing a scan. Please update.
    6. Scan your computer thoroughly.
    7. When scanning is finished click on the “Show Results”
    8. Make sure that all detected threats are marked, click on Remove Selected.
    9. Restart your computer.

    Note: MALWARE may prevent mbam-setup.exe from downloading and running. You can download and rename this program from a different computer before running it on infected system.

  7. ananya.chakravarthy says:

    how do you make mindspark come

  8. Anonymous says:

    I tried that, the webmaster instructions, yeah, i didn’t work mindspark is still the search engine, i want to get rid of it, someone, please find some answers

  9. KLL says:

    I downloaded the Malware Remover which when complete, deleted the program. But my IE still would automatically go to Mindspark when I opened IE. I finally figured out how to remove it, I went to IE Tools, than Internet Options, than on the top in the Homepage area, the address for Mindspark will be there, just type a different web address to use as your Home Page and press Apply and than close IE and reopen. Mindspark will than be gone. Just to be sure I rebooted my computer and opened IE again, It was gone.

  10. lan huynh says:

    i don’t know. I want to know where my mountain lake and green trees scenery screensvers is?

  11. lan huynh says:

    In what page of the mindspark screensaver is?

  12. CarolinaPapa says:

    I have no idea as to how I picked up this “mindspark” trash! I have tried all of the above but nothing seems to work! Aneone with new ideas; please post………..

  13. Somer says:

    I freaking hate mindspark! If it doesn’t go away I am going to kill myself!!!!!!!!!!! Oh God somebody help me, please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. jacqueline Tully says:

    I want to disable Mindspark now. I cannot get into my
    email so no point in giving my email address as I will
    not be able to open it!

  15. jacqueline Tully says:

    I need to disable mindspark and I am unable to do so.
    I cannot get into my internet

  16. Lida says:

    Removed it using the tools….manage add ons – enable disable add ons. It came up as My Search. I disabled it and closed the browser. Reopened my browser and it was gone.

  17. joe says:

    i keep going back to mindspark

  18. Helen Roberts says:

    All of sudden Mindspark Search showed up on my computer, I didn’t ask for it, I don’t want it. I need to get rid of it immediately.

  19. Paul thomas says:

    I have been trying for day’s to get rid of mindspark and can’t do it. It just appeared one day and is nothing but a pain in the butt. If any one can tell me how to deleat it I would be greatful because the people that put it on there won’t.

  20. shonta says:

    Before or after you run the anti-malware you need to go into internet options and replace the mindspark address with another in the homepage default box because it has made itself your default home page so when you open your browser it’ll go to the page.

  21. PAM BROOKER says:

    pLEASE TELL ME HOW TO GET RID OF THIS MINDSTART!
    i cannot get anything but this,I don’t know how I got
    it. Please,Please help me

  22. GAY says:

    need to get rid of MINDSTART how do I do it.Thank you

  23. Don D. says:

    Just had mindspark search come up , and can`t get rid of it. Can you help?

  24. patsy reckart says:

    I cannot get mindspark off of my computer

  25. wendy w. says:

    I would really like to get rid of theis MINDSPARK

  26. lois smith says:

    i want mindspark off my computer now

  27. lois smith says:

    i want mindspark off my computer now please

  28. Joan M Middleton says:

    How do I delete mywebsearch

  29. i hate mindspark search, how do i get rid of it i've tried everything,including going to manage add-ons but i couldnt find it to disable it says:

    help me get rid of this mindspark search i tried to go manage add-ons but i couldnt find it to disable it. Help

  30. Ken BArtley says:

    this “mindspark” “mywebsearch” which Ithink are one and the same but myu question is HOW doI get reid of them I have tried several things tht have been suggested by on site people but so far nothing has worked ?? It is almsot like a virus ?

  31. Fran Finkler says:

    I recently got Mindspark on my computer . I do not want it slows down all my activity. How do I do this?

  32. Fran Finkler says:

    I recently got Mindspark on my computer . I do not want it slows down all my activity. How do I do this?

  33. gromero says:

    I DID NOT ASK FOR MINDSPARK…I HATE THE DAMN THING AND I CANNOT SEEM TO GET IT OFF MY COMPUTER. YOUR HELP PAGE IS NO HELP! I ALSO CANNOT DISABLE FOLLOWING WEBMASTER INSTRUCTIONS. YES!! I AM YELLING. I HATE THIS C***P. GIVE ME BACK MY MSN. HOMEPAGE. STOP SHOVING YOUR PROGRAM DOWN MY THROAT.

  34. camille henshaw says:

    I have been trying for days to get rid of Mindspark. I can’t get into my emails. PLEASE HELP.Before I smash my computer. Camille

  35. kenny p says:

    this mindspark seems to be an illegal activity,akin to stalking. Idon’t want it,don’t need it.I want to get rid of it! NOW!

  36. brenda buchett says:

    please uninstall me from mindspark. i don’t want it.

    brenda
    chemgallovin@yahoo.com

  37. Gena says:

    Finally got rid of it successfully!

    Go to Control Panel, then Network & Internet Connections, then Internet Options, then Search Settings. “My Search” or “Search” will be in the master list of Search providers. Click on that and hit “remove” and then make your preferred search engine the default. When you close that window, it takes you back to Internet Properties. Hit “Apply” and annoying Mindspark will be GONE!

  38. Dianne says:

    This is what I did to remove My WebSearch from my computer.

    Click on Tools and then Internet Options
    Then in Main or Homepage there are addresses to creat your home page tab and this is where I found My WebSearch address. I did not install this but it is there. I just deleted it here and it is now gone. Hope this helps.

  39. wileyswomn says:

    Here is how I removed it in windows 7…go to Control Panel, Internet Options, Programs, Manage Add-Ons, Search Providers, right click on My Web Search and delete…restart your computer and it should be back to your default.

  40. John Jennings says:

    Please tell me how to git rid of the Google Search(?) bar in the middle of my screeen.

  41. divyansh says:

    How to make my own ID on mindsparK ? Please tell me………..

  42. Pat Dicorte says:

    Please remove this “mindspark” or google search from the middle of my screen !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. astha says:

    pls get me rid of that hell timed test

  44. Dorothy Sinkler says:

    MindSpark appeared on my computer and I could not get rid of it until I deleted another download (scrapbook). In other words, MindSpark “sneaked in” when I downloaded “scrapbook.” Check out your recent downloads and you will be able to find MindSpark. I deleted “My scrapbook” because that was my most recent download and MindSpark went out along with it.

  45. Rebecca Christenbury says:

    I want to delete Mindspark from my computer. Please help me.
    Rebecca

  46. Rebecca Christenbury says:

    I want to delete Mindspark from my computer.
    Please help me.
    Rebecca

  47. Janinne says:

    George’s answer above is correct, except we had to go into extensions instead of plug ins and it showed up as map”something” instead of “mindspark” or “my web search”. Thanks,George!!

  48. brian patterson says:

    I ended up with mindspark on my igoogle home-page & by clicking the gear-wheel icon top right-hand corner gets you igoogle settings then click “reset” your igoogle page which restores the original defaults…you lose all settings & gagets & you’ll have to start over but mindspark is “GONE”!!!

  49. Jaack says:

    Toold –> Under ->Extensions “Free” Software From DoctoPDF 2.73.1.13303 shows up and low & behold
    by Mindspark shows up under the name of the extension. Remove with Remove button

    Requires a browser restart. Beware of the “free’ ‘stuff out there, there is ALWAYS always a hitch or some parasitic software that become part of package!

  50. jeff says:

    thank you wileyswomn