How to remove MyPlayCity search and MyPlayCity toolbar hijacker

"MyPlayCity” search (start.myplaycity.com) & MyPlayCity toolbar by MyPlayCity is a browser adware and hijacker program that changes your internet homepage to “start.myplaycity.com” and modifies browser’s search settings. Also the software install the “myplaycitytoolbar that is useless.

The “MyPlayCity” search engine, emulates the Google Search engine and performs browsing redirects to malicious websites.MyPlayCity” hijacker is bundled inside other software installation programs (commonly inside game installers from “myplaycity.com” website) and for that reason you must always pay attention when you install free software on your computer.

To remove “start.myplaycity.com” search settings & MyPlayCity toolbar” from your computer, use the steps below:

* Click here to see a detailed video on how to remove VisualBee New Toolbar.

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How to remove “start.myplaycity.com” search settings & “MyPlayCity toolbar” from your computer:

Step 1. Uninstall applications installed by “MyPlayCity” software from your Control panel.

1. To do this, go to Start > Control Panel.

{Windows 8: Right click on the bottom left corner and select Control Panel }

{Windows XP: Start > Settings > Control Panel. }

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2. Double click to open “Add or Remove Programs” if you have Windows XP or

Programs and Features” if you have Windows 8, 7 or Vista.

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3. In the program list, find and remove/Uninstall:

a. My Play City Toolbar.

b. Farm frenzy 2 or any other game(s) belongs to My Play City Publisher.

b. Search Protect by conduit (By Conduit) if exist.

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Step 2. Remove “start.myplaycity.com” search settings & “MyPlayCity toolbar” from your internet browser.

Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox


Internet Explorer

How to remove “start.myplaycity.com” search engine & “MyPlayCity toolbar” from Internet Explorer & restore browser settings.

1. Open Internet Explorer and then open “Internet Options”.

To do this from IE’s file menu, choose “Tools” > “Internet Options”.

Notice*: In the latest versions of IE press the “Gear” icon image_thumb18 on the top right.

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2. Click the “Advanced” tab.

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3. Choose “Reset”.

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4. Check (to enable) the “Delete personal settings” box and choose “Reset”.

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5. After the resetting action is completed, press “Close” and then choose “OK” to exit Internet Explorer options.

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6. Close all Internet Explorer windows and proceed to remove "myplaycity.com" registry entries.

7a. Open Registry editor (Go to: Start > Run and type "regedit" inside Run/Search box.)

7b. Navigate to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

7c. In the right window double click to open and modify the "Start Page" value to your preferred home page (e.g. http://www.google.com)

8. Close Registry Editor and proceed to Step 3.


Google Chrome

How to remove “start.myplaycity.com” search engine & “MyPlayCity toolbar” from Chrome & restore browser settings.

1. Open Google Chrome and go to chrome menu image and choose "Settings".

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2. Find the “On startup” section and choose “Set Pages”.

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3. Delete the “MyPlayCity Search” (start.myplaycity.com) search page from startup pages by pressing the “X” symbol on the right.

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4. Set your preferred startup page (e.g. http://www.google.com) and press “OK”.

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5. Under “Appearance” section check to enable the “Show Home button” option and choose “Change”.

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6. Delete the “start.myplaycity.com” entry from “Open this page” box and choose “OK”.

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7. Type (if you like) you preferred webpage to open when you press your “Home page” button (e.g. www.google.com) or leave this field blank and press “OK”.

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8. Go to “Search” section and choose “Manage search engines”.

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9. Choose your preferred default search engine (e.g. Google search) and press “Make default”.

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10. Choose the “MyPlayCity” or/and “Conduit” search engine and remove it by pressing the “X” symbol at the right.

Then choose “Done” to close “Search engines” window.

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11. Choose “Extensions” from the left pane.

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12. Remove the “My Play City” extension by pressing the “recycle bin” icon in that line. When the confirmation dialog appears, click Remove.

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12. Restart Google Chrome and proceed to Step 3.

Mozilla Firefox

How to remove “start.myplaycity.com” search engine & “MyPlayCity toolbar” from Firefox & restore browser settings.

1. Click on “Firefox” menu button on the top left of Firefox window and go toHelp” > “Troubleshooting Information”.

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3. In “Troubleshooting Information” window, press “Reset Firefox” button to reset Firefox to its default state.

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4. Press “Reset Firefox” again.

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5. After the resetting job is completed, the Firefox restarts.

6. Close all Firefox windows and proceed to the next Step.

Step 3: Clean your internet browser from Adwares, Toolbars and Hjackers using "AdwCleaner".

1. Download and save "AdwCleaner" utility to your desktop.

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2. Close all open programs and Double Click to open "AdwCleaner" from your desktop.

3. Press "Delete".

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4. Press "OK" at "AdwCleaner – Information" window and press "OK" again to restart your computer.

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5. When your computer restarts close "AdwCleaner" information (readme) window and proceed to next step.

Step 4. Clean your computer from remaining malicious threats.

Download and install MalwareBytes Antimalware Free program to clean your computer from malicious threats remaining on your computer.*

*If you don’t know how to install and use “MalwareBytes Anti-Malware“, read these instructions.

Advice: To ensure your computer is clean and safe, perform a Malwarebytes Anti-Malware full scan in windows “Safe mode“.*

*To get into Windows Safe mode, press the “F8” key as your computer is booting up, before the appearance of the Windows logo. When the “Windows Advanced Options Menu” appears on your screen, use your keyboard arrows keys to move to the Safe Mode option and then press “ENTER“.

Step 5. Clean unwanted files and entries.

Use “CCleaner” program and proceed to clean your system from temporary internet files and invalid registry entries.*

*If you don’t how to install and use “CCleaner”, read these instructions.

Step 6. Restart your computer for changes to take effect and perform a full scan with your antivirus program.


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