How to Remove Image Magic Adware

Image Magic is a program for image re sizing, scaling, and sharing installed from links on a website or installed with other free programs that you may download. While Image Magic is not malicious, it often comes packed with adware or a search redirect to start.mysearchdial.com or to other similar website used for promotion. Removing Image Magic is not difficult because it is similar to any other windows program. So, you uninstall Image Magic easily by using add-remove program utility or any uninstaller. However, removing adware bundled to Image Magic and especially browser hijacker that installs MySearchDial Toolbar is more difficult. This guide provides you with details on both Image Magic removal and removing unwanted adware or a redirect.

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What is Image Magic?

Image Magic helps you to re-size, scale, and share with others your photos and other pictures. However, if you download this program or get it installed from a bundle, then you might also get some adware or MySearchDial Toolbar or other like browser hijacker that will replace your favorite web search engine. It is easy to remove Image Magic, but removing adware and search redirect is more difficult if you do not have prior experience in malware removal. Image Magic might come with couple of bundled adware program that will make it hard to remove each unwanted one. We provide instructions that have to remove components commonly installed with adware and browser hijacker that might infect your computer. These instructions are pretty generic, and you can use them with most of infections related to advertising or search redirects. Image Magic removal is not difficult since you can remove it as any other Windows program unless the uninstaller is missed. Then you need to manually remove some Image Magic files and registry entries. See the list of Image Magic components below for details.

Image Magic (image-resizer) adware removal

Protection against deceptively installed unwanted programs:

Your attention and careful look at download clients and setup wizards that list optional software bundled to the program you get are important. It might be a lot easier for you to prevent installing adware if you use anti-malware with real-time protection like SpyHunter. Pay attention to marked check boxes since Image Magic is set for an automatic installation along with a free program. Use “custom” installation option, that lists installed components, instead of “typical” that hides them along with adware components being installed.

 

 

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Remove Image Magic Adware Manually

For manual removal you need to uninstall Image Magic related adware programs using “Add/Remove programs” system utility. Then you need to remove all suspicious web browser extensions and reset your web browsers home page and new tab to different address other than start.mysearchdial.com or other unwanted search.

Use the following guide for removing Image Magic from your computer. Then scan it with antivirus and anti-spyware programs for removing other threats that infected your computer.

Uninstal Image Magic adware program

  • Click Start button, and then click Control Panel in the system Start menu.
  • Double-click “Add or Remove Programs” (“Programs and Features” for Win7 and Vista) in the Control Panel menu window.
  • Scroll through the program list, highlight “Image Magic, Mysearchdial Toolbar” and other suspicious programs, and click Remove.

 

 

Remove Image Magic Adware from Internet Explorer

Remove Image Magic extensions from Internet Explorer Browsers

  • Start the browser and find Tools in top menu.
  • Pick Manage add-ons.
  • Select Toolbars and Extensions on left, and look for “Mysearchdial Toolbar” and other suspicious extensions.
  • Select this item and click Disable. Restart your browser.

Remove start.mysearchdial.com or other unwanted search redirect from IE 8

  • Start the browser and find Tools in top menu.
  • Pick Internet Options from the menu and click it.
  • In Option window open General tab, find Search section, and click Settings button.
  • Mark you preferred search provider in the providers’ list and click Set as Default button.
  • You will see a list of search providers. Select your preferred search provider and click the button Set as default.
  • Find the line with start.mysearchdial.com or other unwanted search redirect, and then click Remove button.

Remove start.mysearchdial.com or other unwanted search redirect from IE 9

  • Start the browser and find Tools in top menu.
  • Pick Internet Options from the menu and click it.
  • Open General tab, find Change search defaults, and click the Settings button.
  • Select your preferred provider and click Set as default button
  • Remove start.mysearchdial.com or other unwanted search redirect and like from the list.

 

 

Remove Image Magic Adware from Firefox

Remove Image Magic adware from Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox and find Tools in top menu.
  • Click it and select Add-ons.
  • Select Extensions on the sidebar.
  • Find “Mysearchdial Toolbar” and other unwanted add-ons. Right-click this items and then click Remove button.
  • Restart Firefox to complete the removal.

Remove start.mysearchdial.com or other unwanted search redirect from Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox and enter “about.config” in URL bar.
  • Type “ Keyword.url ” in the search box and right click it.
  • Set it something different than start.mysearchdial.com or other unwanted search and reset this parameter.
  • Type “browser.search.defaultengine” in the search box.
  • Right click and reset it to something different than start.mysearchdial.com or other unwanted search
  • Type “browser.search.selectengine” in the search box.
  • Right click and reset it to something different than search redirect to start.mysearchdial.com or other unwanted search. Then search for “browser.newtab.url”, right click it and reset to prevent automatic launching search redirected website on each new tab.
  • Restart Firefox to complete the removal.

 

 

Remove Image Magic Adware from Chrome

Remove Image Magic adware extensions from Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome and click on the Wrench icon in the top-right corner.
  • Choose Settings from the drop down list.
  • Click on Extensions on the left to display installed extensions.
  • Find and Disable/Delete all “Mysearchdial Toolbar” and other unwanted extensions.
  • Restart your browser.

Remove start.mysearchdial.com or other unwanted search redirect from Google Chrome

  • Launch the program Google Chrome and click on Wrench icon in the top-right corner.
  • Choose Settings from the drop down list.
  • Find “Search” and click on Manage search engines.
  • Select your preferred search engine and click Make default.
  • Find and remove start.mysearchdial.com or other unwanted search related items.

Remove Image Magic Components:

Remove Image Magic entries from system registry:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Tweaks Image Magic\DisplayName: “Image Magic”
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Tweaks Image Magic\UninstallString: “”C:\Program Files\Tweaks\Image Magic\uninstall.exe””
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Tweaks Image Magic\QuietUninstallString: “”C:\Program Files\Tweaks\Image Magic\uninstall.exe” /S”
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Tweaks Image Magic\InstallLocation: “”C:\Program Files\Tweaks\Image Magic””
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Tweaks Image Magic\DisplayIcon: “”C:\Program Files\Tweaks\Image Magic\imagemagic.exe””
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Tweaks Image Magic\Publisher: “Tweaks”
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Tweaks Image Magic\HelpLink: “http://free-image-resizer.com/uninstall.html”
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Tweaks Image Magic\URLUpdateInfo: “http://free-image-resizer.com/”
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Tweaks Image Magic\URLInfoAbout: “http://free-image-resizer.com/”
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Tweaks Image Magic\DisplayVersion: “1.0.0”
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Tweaks Image Magic\VersionMajor: 0x00000001
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Tweaks Image Magic\VersionMinor: 0x00000000
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Tweaks Image Magic\NoModify: 0x00000001
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Tweaks Image Magic\NoRepair: 0x00000001
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Tweaks Image Magic\EstimatedSize: 0x00000000
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\kmixer\Enum\0: “SW\\”
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\kmixer\Enum\0: “SW\\”
HKU\S-1-5-21-1801674531-413027322-2147225017-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\UserAssist\75048700-EF1F-11D0-9888-006097DEACF9\Count\HRZR_EHACNGU:P:\Qbphzragf naq Frggvatf\Nqzvavfgengbe\Qrfxgbc\VzntrErfvmreFrghc.rkr: 01 00 00 00 06 00 00 00 10 61 32 E9 7A 54 CF 01
HKU\S-1-5-21-1801674531-413027322-2147225017-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\MUICache\C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\IS1242~1\558946~1.EXE: “558946~1”
HKU\S-1-5-21-1801674531-413027322-2147225017-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\MUICache\C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe: “Firefox”

How to Edit Windows Registry

 

Delete Image Magic files and folders:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\Image Magic.lnk
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Image Magic\Image Magic.lnk
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Image Magic\uninstall.lnk
C:\Program Files\Tweaks\Image Magic\imagemagic.exe
C:\Program Files\Tweaks\Image Magic\libgcc_s_dw2-1.dll
C:\Program Files\Tweaks\Image Magic\mingwm10.dll
C:\Program Files\Tweaks\Image Magic\plugins\imageformats\qgif4.dll
C:\Program Files\Tweaks\Image Magic\plugins\imageformats\qjpeg4.dll
C:\Program Files\Tweaks\Image Magic\plugins\imageformats\qtiff4.dll
C:\Program Files\Tweaks\Image Magic\qjson0.dll
C:\Program Files\Tweaks\Image Magic\QtCore4.dll
C:\Program Files\Tweaks\Image Magic\QtGui4.dll
C:\Program Files\Tweaks\Image Magic\uninstall.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Image Magic
C:\Program Files\Tweaks\Image Magic

How to Show Hidden Files

 

Note: The whole process for manual Image Magic and bundled unwanted stuff removal is quite time consuming and might be very confusing for inexperienced user. If your value your time or cannot remove this redirect virus, use SpyHunter as Image Magic removal tool instead of wasting your time. Scan your system with this anti-malware for removing hidden computer infections and threats similar to Image Magic. This security software can protect your computer against future infections.

 

Remove Image Magic Adware Completely

Removing adware and spyware installed along with Image Magic might be tricky since this programs are profitable and thus protected. You already learned what programs you need to remove, but it is difficult to find out how many more like programs are still left hiding somewhere on your computer. Use SpyHunter or anti-spyware that comes with removal tool for scanning your system since some threats are legitimate products like Image Magic, and conventional anti-virus programs do not remove legitimate stuff.

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