How to remove Search.yahoo.com browser hijacker: Full guide

Category: Browser Hijacker Damage: Medium Data added: October 11, 2021

When the browser searches that the user uses, redirect it via Search.yahoo.com browser hijacker, then a browser hijacker is present on your computer. It is the virus program that creates such redirects.

What is Search.yahoo.com browser hijacker?

Search.yahoo.com browser hijacker is a browser hijacker whose purpose is to modify the search engine of different browsers. The redirection itself happens because the user's PC has a Search.yahoo.com browser hijacker extension/software.

When the browser hijacker gets on the computer, in most cases, the user will be redirected to search.yahoo.com. Fraudsters do this to generate advertising revenue at the expense of Yahoo Search (we will talk about removing Yahoo Search in Method 3).

Name Search.yahoo.com browser hijacker
Type Browser Hijacker
Damage Medium
Alternative Name Search.yahoo.com browser hijacker
Detection Names Avast (Win32:Malware-gen), ESET-NOD32 (Win32/InstallCore.Gen.A potentially unwanted), Kaspersky (not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.Win32.DealPly.gen)
Symptoms Manipulated Internet browser(s) settings (homepage, default Internet search engine, new tab settings). User's are forced to visit hijacker's website and search the Internet using their search engines.
Distribution Methods Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.
Attack Consequences Internet browsing tracking (potential privacy issues), displaying of unwanted ads, redirects to shady websites.

How does Search.yahoo.com browser hijacker manifest itself?

A common symptom of browser hijacker:

  • The default search engine in the browser is Search.yahoo.com browser hijacker Search.
  • Browser searches are redirected to feed.Search.yahoo.com browser hijacker.com.
  • There is a Search.yahoo.com browser hijacker extension/software in the browser.

Reasons to redirect the browser to Search.yahoo.com browser hijacker

Often programs like this get on the user's PC if the user clicks on pop-up ads and the rest of the software. The user does not understand where the Search.yahoo.com browser hijacker came from and why.

To remove browser hijackers, you need to check your PC for malware, and to do this, use our complete guide to removing malware.

How to remove Search.yahoo.com browser hijacker? Step by step guide

Here is a complete guide to help get rid of Search.yahoo.com browser hijacker on your PC. The most effective way is to remove Browser Hijacker through a proven automatic tool like AVarmor.

However, you can try to solve all problems in manual removal mode by loosening Browser Hijacker or simply deleting them. Let's understand it in more detail.

Method 1: Remove Search.yahoo.com browser hijacker in Windows

Let's look at this step on Windows 11, 10, 8, and 7 systems.

Windows 11

  1. Right-click on Start.
  2. Select Applications and Features.
  3. A new window will appear where you need to find Search.yahoo.com browser hijacker and click on the three vertical dots.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Windows 10

  1. Go to 'Start.'
  2. Type 'Control Panel' in the search box and select it. In the 'Control Panel' window, click 'Programs' and select 'Uninstall a program.'
  3. Find the malware to remove it: in the 'Programs and Features' window, look at all the installed programs on the PC. Find Search.yahoo.com browser hijacker and click the 'Remove' button.

Windows 8

  1. Right-click on the 'Windows Start' button to select 'Programs and Features.'
  2. Find Search.yahoo.com browser hijacker and delete it.

Windows 7

  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. Select 'Control Panel.'
  3. When 'Control Panel' appears, click on 'Remove Program' in the 'Programs' category.
  4. Find Search.yahoo.com browser hijacker and delete it.

The user needs to follow all the prompts on the screen to uninstall the program.

Method 2: Remove Search.yahoo.com browser hijacker from browsers

Now let's look at how to remove Search.yahoo.com browser hijacker in the most popular browsers.

Mozilla Firefox

Dangerous extensions need to be uninstalled:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and click on Menu.
  2. Go to Add-ons.
  3. Choose Search.yahoo.com browser hijacker and click on Remove.

Reset the homepage

  1. Click on the three horizontal lines at the top right of the screen to open the Menu.
  2. Go to Preferences.
  3. In this area, select your preferred home page.

Clear the cookies with the site data

  1. We go to the Menu, where we select Preferences.
  2. Now we need the Privacy and Security section.
  3. Find the Cookies and Site Data section.
  4. Click on Clear Site Data.
  5. Restart Firefox.

Reset Settings

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. In the upper right corner, click on the Menu to go to Help.
  3. Now select Troubleshooting Information.
  4. A new window will appear where you need to click on Refresh Firefox.
  5. Confirm the action.

Google Chrome

Dangerous extensions need to be uninstalled:

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Click on Menu to select More Tools.
  3. Then go to Extensions.
  4. A new window will appear with all installed extensions.
  5. Uninstall the suspicious plugin related to Search.yahoo.com browser hijacker.

Clear the cookies with the site data

  1. Go to the Menu and click on Settings.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security to select Clear browsing data (Browsing history, Cookies, cached images/files).
  3. Click on Clear data.

Reset the homepage

  1. Go to the Menu to select Settings.
  2. Look for a suspicious site that is in the On Launch section.
  3. Click Open a specific or set of pages, find Delete.
  4. Reload the browser.

Reset Settings

  1. Go to Menu to select Settings.
  2. Navigate to Advanced.
  3. Go to Reset & Clear.
  4. Click Restore Defaults.

Internet Explorer

Dangerous extensions need to be uninstalled:

  1. Select the 'gear' sign of Internet Explorer on the right side of the screen.
  2. Go to 'Manage extensions'.
  3. Look at all the recently installed suspicious extensions; among them is Search.yahoo.com browser hijacker.
  4. Choose it and delete it.

Reset Settings

  1. Click Internet Explorer to open the browser.
  2. Click the gear icon to select Internet Settings.
  3. A new window will appear where we need the Advanced tab.
  4. Now click on Reset.
  5. Confirm your actions.

Microsoft Edge

Dangerous extensions need to be uninstalled:

  1. Select Menu.
  2. Find Extensions.
  3. In the list, select an extension, click the gear sign, where you choose Uninstall.
  4. Find the Browser Hijacker and uninstall it.

Clear the cookies with the site data

  1. We go to the Menu, where we select Privacy and Security.
  2. Now we need the Clear Browser Data section to select the categories that we want to clear.

Reset the homepage

  1. Click on the menu icon to go to Settings.
  2. Locate the On startup section.
  3. Click Disable on the suspect domain.

Reset Settings

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open the Task Manager.
  2. Click on Details.
  3. Go to the bottom of the page, where you need to find every entry named Microsoft Edge. Right-click on each of them and select End Task.

Safari

Dangerous extensions need to be uninstalled:

  1. Click the Safari sign.
  2. Go to Preferences...
  3. A new window will appear where you need to select Extensions.
  4. Select the unwanted extension and click Uninstall.

Clear the cookies with the site data

  1. Click on the Safari sign and select Clear history...
  2. A dropdown menu will appear under Clear, where you have to select all the history.
  3. Confirm your selection.

Reset Settings

  1. Click on the Safari sign to select Settings...
  2. Click on the Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu.
  4. Next, click Develop and select Empty Caches.

Method 3: Uninstall Yahoo Search from your PC

Google Chrome

  • Press 'Menu' (three dots) to select 'Settings.'
  • Find 'Privacy and security' - choose 'Site settings' - 'Notifications'.
  • Click on the three dots near the suspicious URLs - choose 'Block' or 'Delete.'

Mozilla Firefox

  • Press "Menu" (three bars) to choose "Settings."
  • Choose "Privacy and security" in the toolbar.
  • Choose "Permissions" - click on "Settings" near "Notifications".
  • A new window will appear where you need to view suspicious URLs and block or remove them.

Microsoft Edge

  • Press the menu button (three dots) to select "Settings."
  • Click on "Cookies and site permissions" - select "Notifications."
  • Look at suspicious URLs under "Allow" and choose "Block"/"Remove."

Safari

  • Click on "Safari" - choose "Preferences...".
  • Go to the "Websites" tab - select "Notifications."
  • Check for suspicious URLs - click on "Deny" or "Delete" on selected URLs.

Internet Explorer

  • Click on the "gear" icon - choose the "Manage Add-ons" section.
  • Look at the suspicious extensions installed to "Remove" them.

Method 4: Remove Search.yahoo.com browser hijacker with AVarmor

AVarmor is a tool that removes malware. The utility helps users remove browser hijacker like Search.yahoo.com browser hijacker, as well as various malware from their computers. The utility has a simple and user-friendly interface, as well as powerful mechanisms to protect your entire PC system.

  1. Download and install AVarmor.
  2. After completing the download process, run the tool, agreeing with its settings. Before that, you should close all extraneous programs on your PC.
  3. The utility will start its work, and the user needs to click the 'Scan' button for malware.
  4. Once the scan is complete, a list of dangerous objects found will be generated.
  5. Remove all of the threats found.
  6. Once the cleanup is finished, restart your PC.

How to prevent infection on Search.yahoo.com browser hijacker?

Never download unknown files on the Internet from suspicious sites. Also, do not put little-known resources if you do not want to get Search.yahoo.com browser hijacker on your computer.

Many scammers on the Internet want to profit or steal data by checking user activity. The first step to complete privacy can be a more secure browser, which you can get if you use AVarmor.

Bottom line

Remember that free programs downloaded by the user often have dangers. Also, never click on any ads, especially pop-up ads, to avoid infecting your PC with dangerous Search.yahoo.com browser hijacker. Avoid installing 'packaged' browser extensions. Also, keep your browser up to date. Does Yahoo Search appear? Then follow our instructions and remove them from your PC.

After following our step-by-step guide, the user's PC system will be as clean as possible from Search.yahoo.com browser hijacker and other malware. Additionally, every browser you use, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, or Safari, will no longer show browser hijackers.

This page is available in other languages: Deutsch | Español | Italiano | Français | Indonesia | Nederlands | Nynorsk | Português | Русский | Українська | Türkçe | Malay | Dansk | Polski | Română | Suomi | Svenska | Tiếng việt | Čeština | العربية | ไทย | 日本語 | 简体中文 | 한국어