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Threat's profile Threat indicator: HIGH

Name of the threat:MySearchDial Toolbar

Command or file name:mysearchdial.dll

Threat type:Toolbars

Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

MySearchDial Toolbar is a browser hijacker that replaces default search and homepage in 3 major browsers to www.mysearchdial.com or search.mysearchdial.com and implements toolbar with ads. It hijacks Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Some users also report infection of Opera and Safari Browsers. It is mainly distributed with free software on download sites and on Google Ad network.


MySearchDial Toolbar intrusion method

MySearchDial Toolbar

Usually MySearchDial Toolbar comes bundled with freeware downloads. During installation you can be offered to change default homepage and search engine to MySearchDial Toolbar. MySearchDial Toolbar copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is mysearchdial.dll. Then it creates new startup key with name MySearchDial Toolbar and value mysearchdial.dll. You can also find it in your processes list with name mysearchdial.dll or MySearchDial Toolbar. Also, it can create folder with name MySearchDial Toolbar under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about MySearchDial Toolbar, please ask below. You can use programs to remove MySearchDial Toolbar from your browsers below.


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How to remove MySearchDial Toolbar manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with MySearchDial Toolbar, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by MySearchDial Toolbar.

To get rid of MySearchDial Toolbar, you should:

1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

  • mysearchdial.dll
  • escortShld.dll
  • mysearchdialApp.dll
  • mysearchdialEng.dll
  • mysearchdialsrv.exe
  • mysearchdialTlbr.dll
  • Sqlite3.dll
  • uninst.dat
  • uninstall.exe

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use MySearchDial Toolbar Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

2. Delete the following malicious folders:

  • %APPDATA%\mysearchdial\
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Mysearchdial\

3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\esrv.mysearchdialESrvc
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\esrv.mysearchdialESrvc.1
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\mysearchdial.mysearchdialappCore.1
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\mysearchdial.mysearchdialdskBnd
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\mysearchdial.mysearchdialdskBnd.1
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\mysearchdial.mysearchdialHlpr
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\mysearchdial.mysearchdialHlpr.1
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
    \{EF5625A3-37AB-4BDB-9875-2A3D91CD0DFD}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\mysearchdial
  • Key:
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\pflphaooapbgpeakohlggbpidpppgdff
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\InstallCore\mysearchdial
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\mysearchdial
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\mysearchdial\mysearchdial
  • Key:
    HKCU\Software\Google\Chrome\Extensions\pflphaooapbgpeakohlggbpidpppgdff
  • Key: HKCU\Software\InstallCore\mysearchdial
  • Key: HKCU\Software\mysearchdial.com

Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use MySearchDial Toolbar Removal Tool for safe problem solution.


Uninstall MySearchDial Toolbar related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for MySearchDial Toolbar entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If MySearchDial Toolbar won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use MySearchDial Toolbar Removal Tool.


Windows 10

  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings
  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column
  • Find MySearchDial Toolbar under in the list and click Uninstall button near it.
  • Confirm by clicking Uninstall button in opened window if necessary.

Windows 8/8.1

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.
  • Locate programs that can be connected with MySearchDial Toolbar or other related suspicious program.
  • Click Uninstall button.
  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

Windows 7/Vista

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.
  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.
  • In the list of installed programs find entries related to MySearchDial Toolbar
  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  • Click Start
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.
  • Find MySearchDial Toolbar related entries.
  • Click Remove button.

Remove MySearchDial Toolbar related extensions from your browsers

MySearchDial Toolbar in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware to remove unwanted browser extensions related to MySearchDial Toolbar. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Stronghold AntiMalware. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:

Internet Explorer

  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner
  • In the menu choose the Manage Add-ons
  • Select Toolbar and Extension tab.
  • Choose add-on possibly related to MySearchDial Toolbar or other related adware BHO.
  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective MySearchDial Toolbar removal use MySearchDial Toolbar Removal Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.
  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/
  • In the list of add-ons find related to MySearchDial Toolbar and click recycle bin icon.
  • Confirm MySearchDial Toolbar removal.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • In the address bar type about:addons
  • Click Extensions tab.
  • In the list of extension locate ones related to MySearchDial Toolbar.
  • Click Remove button near it.

Reset browsers search and homepage settings

MySearchDial Toolbar can affect your browsers which results in browser redirection or search hijack. We recommend you to use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware to reset all the browsers at once. Mention that you need to remove all files and kill all processes belonging to MySearchDial Toolbar before doing this. To reset your browsers manually and restore your homepage perform the following steps:

Internet Explorer

  • If you use Windows XP, click Start, and then click Run. Type the following in the Open box without quotes, and press Enter: "inetcpl.cpl"
  • If you use Windows 7 or Windows Vista, click Start. Type the following in the Search box without quotes, and press Enter: "inetcpl.cpl"
  • Click the Advanced tab
  • In Reset Internet Explorer settings, click Reset. Click Reset in opened window again.
  • Select Delete personal settings checkbox to remove browsing history, search providers, homepage
  • After Internet Explorer finishes resetting, click Close in the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box

Warning: In case this option will not work use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware.

Google Chrome

  • Go to the installation folder of Google Chrome: C:\Users\"your username"\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\User Data.
  • In the User Data folder, look for a file named as Default and rename it to DefaultBackup.
  • Launch Google Chrome and a new clean Default file will be created.

Warning: This option might not work if in Google Chrome you use online synchronization between PCs. In this case use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox

  • Go to Help > Troubleshooting Information in menu.
  • Click the Reset Firefox button.
  • After Firefox is done, it will show a window and create folder on the desktop. Click Finish.

Warning: This option will also clean all your account passwords for all websites. If you don't want it use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware.


Here are the descriptions of problems connected with MySearchDial Toolbar and mysearchdial.dll we received earlier:

Problem Summary: I can't remove MySearch Dial HKCUSoftwaremysearchdial.com

MalwareBytes does not remove this. It keeps coming with different names. How do I get rid of this? I have tried numerous times.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Need technical details for MySearchDial

I am the Security Admin for a university. We found MySearchDial installed on one of our servers. I need to determine how large the exposure was to us. Specifically, how it was installed and what it really does after it is installed (ie. does it proxy, capture data, redirect, try to infect other computers, etc)?

We found the instructions for removal, but I need to confirm none of our data or access has been exposed. Can you help me?

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

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