How to remove search.yahoo.com redirect

What is search.yahoo.com?

Search.yahoo.com is a page which appearance has very much in common with genuine search provided by Yahoo company. The page is closely related to several browser hijackers of Spigot family, so if you see frequent redirections to this page, then unfortunately it means that your system is infected with a browser hijacker. The most common thing about this search that people have used it for some time before raising suspicions. Another common indicator of the hijacker presence besides redirections is Search Yahoo toolbar. Once again you shouldn’t trust the legitimate look of it. The search performed on search.yahoo.com or within the search box of the toolbar mislead users by presenting the results that look relevant on the face of it, but scratch the surface and you will see that it is not quite so. The links that should leads to the sites with required information lead to unwanted sources. The troubles raise when a user tries to retrieve the browser settings back and restore the original homepage but fails. It becomes clear that the problem will stay until user removes search.yahoo.com.

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How search.yahoo.com got installed on your computer?

You can get an offer to set search.yahoo.com as the homepage or install Yahoo toolbar while installing software. Generally, such offers are not direct and are more of formality than of intention to present a helpful tool. To raise the chances of acceptance the malware installation is out of reach on the recommended and chosen by most of users Default setup mode. As a consequence you need to change to Advanced setup mode and see if there any mentioning of additional software. Next, try to do a small research on this application to know whether it worth installation or poses a danger.

Symptoms of search.yahoo.com infection

  • First and the most striking proof of having a browser hijacker is change of the main page. Usually it is a search engine page that is designed so that user would believe in its legitimacy.
  • Generally, hijackers cause redirections when user makes a search query on its page or tries to reach a blocked site (usually another search engine or anti-malware sites)
  • Another indicator of hijacker infection is appearance of new programs, toolbars and browser extensions that you don’t remember installing and processes in start-up queue.
  • Also, you may notice the significant slowdown in the system operating, since running of the applications required for malware activity may consume a lot of CPU.
  • Besides, hijacker infection may as well negatively affect the speed of Internet connection.
  • How to remove search.yahoo.com?

    To make sure that the hijacker won’t appear again, you need to delete search.yahoo.com completely. For this you need to remove the application from the Control Panel and then check the drives for such leftovers as search.yahoo.com files and registry entries.
    We should warn you that performing some of the steps may require above-average skills, so if you don’t feel experienced enough, you may apply to automatic removal tool.

    Download Norton

    Performing an antimalware scan with Norton would automatically search out and delete all elements related to search.yahoo.com. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate search.yahoo.com, but also the safest and most assuring one.

    Steps of search.yahoo.com manual removal

    Uninstall search.yahoo.com from Control Panel

    As it was stated before, more likely that the hijacker appeared on your system brought by other software. So, to get rid of search.yahoo.com you need to call to memory what you have installed recently.

    How to remove search.yahoo.com from Windows XP

    1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
    2. Go to Add or Remove Programs
    3. Find the application related to search.yahoo.com and click Uninstall

    How to remove search.yahoo.com from Windows 7/Vista

    1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
    2. Go to Uninstall Program
    3. Find the application related to search.yahoo.com and click Uninstall

    How to remove search.yahoo.com from Windows 8/8.1

    1. Right-click the menu icon in left bottom corner
    2. Choose Control Panel
    3. Select the Uninstall Program line
    4. Uninstall the application related to search.yahoo.com

    How to remove search.yahoo.com from Windows 10

    1. Press Win+X to open Windows Power menu
    2. Click Control Panel
    3. Choose Uninstall a Program
    4. Select the application related to search.yahoo.com and remove it

    Remove search.yahoo.com from browsers

    Since some of hijacker threats use a disguise of a browser add-on, you will need to check the list of extensions/add-ons in your browser.

    How to remove search.yahoo.com from Google Chrome

    1. Start Google Chrome
    2. Click on Tools, then go to the Extensions
    3. Delete search.yahoo.com or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

    How to remove search.yahoo.com from Internet Explorer

    1. Launch Internet Explorer
    2. Click on the Tools/Gear icon, then select Manage Add-ons
    3. Delete search.yahoo.com or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

    How to remove search.yahoo.com from Mozilla Firefox

    1. Start Mozilla Firefox
    2. Click on the right-upper corner button
    3. Click Add-ons, then go to Extensions
    4. Delete search.yahoo.com or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

    Reset your browsers

    How to reset settings in Google Chrome

    1. Click on the icon in the right-upper corner
    2. Choose Settings
    3. Click Show advanced settings
    4. Click the Reset Settings button

    How to reset settings in Mozilla Firefox

    1. Click the icon in the upper right corner
    2. Choose Help
    3. Select Troubleshooting Information
    4. Click the Reset Firefox… button

    How to reset settings in Internet Explorer

    1. Click on the Tools button
    2. Go to Internet options
    3. Go to the Advanced tab
    4. Click Reset

    Delete files and registry entries added by search.yahoo.com

    Sometimes removal via Control Panel is not enough since the built-in application can leave some files that shortly will restore the hijacker. So, you need to find all of the following items and delete them

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