What is a browser hijacker

Search.yessearch.net will perform modifications to your browser which is why it is categorized as a browser hijacker. You must have installed some kind of freeware recently, and it probably had the redirect virus adjoined to it. Similar threats are why it is crucial that you pay attention to how applications are installed. Browser hijackers are not thought to be malicious themselves but they do behave in an unnecessary way. For one, they alter browser’s settings so that the pages they are promoting are set as your home web page and new tabs. It will alter your search engine, which could inject sponsored links among the real results. The redirect virus is doing that because it aims to generate traffic for some web pages, and in turn, make income for owners. Not all of those redirects will lead to secure pages, so you could end up in a malware ridden-web page and accidentally get a malware. If you got malicious program, the situation would be much more extreme. Browser redirects like to pretend they have useful features but they’re easily replaceable with reliable extensions, which won’t redirect you to random malicious program. You might come across more content you would be interested in, and it is because the redirect virus is gathering data about you and following your searches. It is likely that the data would be shared with third-parties as well. All of this is why you should delete Search.yessearch.net. Search.yessearch_.net-_6.jpg
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How does it act

It is possible that you came across the redirect virus accidentally, during freeware installation. We don’t think that users would pick to install them knowingly, so free application bundles is the most feasible method. The reason this method is so widely used is because users are negligent when installing programs, missing all hints that something added. The offers are hiding and by rushing you loose all chance of seeing them, and you not noticing them means their installation will be authorized. Do not choose Default settings since they’ll not permit you to deselect anything. Make sure you always opt for Advanced or Custom mode, as the offers will be visible only there. It is suggested that you uncheck all the items. You ought to only continue with the application installation after you deselect everything. Even though they are trivial infections, they are rather annoying to deal with and may be difficult to get rid of, so it is best if you prevent their infection in the first place. In addition, be more selective about where you get your applications from as dubious sources can lead to malicious software infections.

If a hijacker is installed, we highly doubt you wouldn’t notice. Your search engine, new tabs and homepage will be different, and the browser hijacker won’t request your specific authorization before carrying out those alterations. All popular browsers will probably be affected, such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. And until you uninstall Search.yessearch.net from the PC, the web page will load every time your browser is launched. Don’t waste time trying to change the settings back because the hijacker will simply overrule your changes. Browser hijackers also modify default search engines, so don’t be surprised if when you look for something via browser address bar, a strange site will load. As the infection’s prime goal is to reroute you, it is possible you will happen upon advertisement content in the results. The hijackers will reroute you because they intend to help web page owners make more revenue from increased traffic. With more users entering the website, it is more likely that the the chances of users interacting with advertisements is boosted. You will be able to differentiate between those and real sites without issues, mainly because they will not match your search inquiry. In some cases they may look legitimate in the beginning, if you were to search ‘virus’, web pages advertising bogus anti-virus might come up, and they might seem to be legitimate at first. Some of those sites might even be dangerous. Browser redirects are also keen on studying your browsing habits, so it may be monitoring your browsing. Hijackers also give access to the data to third-parties, and it’s used advertising purposes. After a while, you may realize that the sponsored results are more customized, if the redirect virus uses the acquired information. It’s highly suggested that you eliminate Search.yessearch.net, for all the above mentioned reasons. Since the browser hijacker will no longer be there to stop you, after you carry out the process, make sure you undo the browser hijacker’s executed alterations.

How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net

It is not the most severe malware infection, but it might still bring about trouble, so erase Search.yessearch.net and you should be able to restore everything back to usual. By hand and automatically are the two possible options for getting rid of the browser hijacker. If you have experience with eliminating programs, you may go with the former, as you will have to find the infection’s location yourself. It’s not difficult to do but it may take longer than you think, but we’ll give guidelines to aid you. The guidelines are presented in a coherent and accurate manner so you ought to be able to follow them accordingly. However, if you are less computer-savvy, this might not be the best option for you. You could obtain spyware removal software and have it get rid of the infection for you. If it spots the infection, have it terminate it. You can investigate whether you were successful by altering browser’s settings, if you’re allowed to, the contamination is gone. However, if the hijacker’s site still persists to be your homepage, the reroute virus is still operating. Make sure you prevent these and similar kinds of threats in the future by installing programs correctly. Ensure you develop decent computer habits because it may prevent a lot of trouble.Download Removal Toolto remove Search.yessearch.net

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Learn how to remove Search.yessearch.net from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall Search.yessearch.net

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-start How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
  2. Uninstall all suspicious programs win7-uninstall-program How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net

b) Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click on the start icon, located at the lower left corner. win8-start How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
  2. Click Control Panel and then Programs and Features. win8-control-panel How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
  3. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win8-remove-program How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
 

c) Windows 10

  1. Search 'Control Panel'. The search option can be found in the Start menu, next to the Shutdown button.
  2. Select Control Panel in the results. win10-start How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
  3. Pick Programs and Features. win10-control-panel How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
  4. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win10-remove-program How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
 

d) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and click Applications (left side of the window)
  2. Find the programs you want gone, right-click on them.
  3. Pick Move to Trash.mac-os-app-remove How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
  4. Empty the Trash by right-clicking the icon on your dock, and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Remove Search.yessearch.net from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). IE-gear How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
  2. Manage Add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions. IE-add-ons How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
  3. Select on all questionable extensions from the list and press Disable.

a) Change Internet Explorer Homepage

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon).
  2. Choose Internet Options. ie-settings How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
  3. Delete the displayed URL and type in your preferred one. IE-settings2 How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
  4. Press Apply.

b) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). ie-settings How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
  2. Choose Internet Options, and then the Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
  3. Click Reset and check Delete personal settings in the new window. IE-reset How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
  4. Click Reset again.

Step 3. Delete Search.yessearch.net from Microsoft Edge

a) Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge.
  2. Press the three dots located on the top right, and press Settings. edge-settings How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
  3. Press Choose what to clear, and check all the boxes. Press Clear. edge-clear-data How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
  4. Ctrl + Alt + Delete together → Task Manager.
  5. In the Processes tab, find Microsoft Edge process and right-click on it. task-manager How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
  6. Choose Go to details. If that is not an option, choose More details.
  7. Right mouse click on all Microsoft Edge processes, and choose End Task.

b) (Method 2)

Before you proceed, make copies of your data.
  1. Find C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Delete all the folders you see. edge-folder How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
  3. Press Start, find the search option and type in Windows PowerShell.
  4. When it comes up in the results, right-click on it, choose Run as administrator. edge-powershell How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
  5. In the Administrator: Windows PowerShell window that appears, type inGet-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>. edge-powershell-script How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
  6. Press Enter.

Step 4. Remove Search.yessearch.net from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner).
  2. More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
  3. Press the trash icon of all unwanted extensions. (You can also disable them if you are unsure about which should be removed). chrome-extensions-delete How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner) chrome-menu How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
  2. Settings → On startup.
  3. Press on Manage startup pages, and choose Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
  4. Click Add a new page and enter your preferred homepage.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Go back to Settings, and choose Search engine. chrome-search-engines How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
  7. Click Manage search engines.
  8. Click the three dots next to the default search engine, and press Edit.
  9. Delete the malicious search engine, and type in your preferred one.
  10. Click Save.

b) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner). chrome-menu How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
  2. Press Settings and scroll down to the bottom.
  3. Press Advanced, and scroll down to the very end where you will see a Reset option. chrome-settings How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
  4. Press on Reset, and press Reset again in the window that appears. chrome-reset How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net

Step 5. Remove Search.yessearch.net from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
  2. Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-extensions How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
  3. Press Remove for all extensions you want gone. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
  2. Press Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the unwanted link in the home page field, and type in your preferred one. mozilla-options How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net

b) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner).
  2. Open the Help menu (question mark at the bottom). mozilla-troubleshooting How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
  3. Troubleshooting Information → Refresh Firefox.
  4. In the confirmation that appears, press Refresh Firefox again. mozilla-reset How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net

Step 6. Remove Search.yessearch.net from Safari (Mac)

  1. Launch Safari and press Safari at the top of your screen. safari-menu How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
  2. Select Preferences, and choose the Extensions tab. safari-extensions How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
  3. Delete all strange extensions. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Safari homepage

  1. Safari → Preferences → General. safari-menu How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
  2. Delete the unwanted homepage, and put in the one you prefer.

b) Reset Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Safari → Clear History. safari-history How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
  3. Select the time frame from which you want the history to be erased, and select Clear History. safari-clear-history How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
  4. Safari → Preferences. safari-menu How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
  5. Advanced tab → Check the Show Develop menu box. safari-advanced How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
  6. Develop → Empty Caches. safari-develop-menu How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
If that did not solve the problem you are having, it is advised that you obtain anti-spyware software and allow it to perform a scan on your computer.

Step 7. Scan your computer with anti-malware software for Search.yessearch.net removal.

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  2. Run WiperSoft installer to install the software: wipersoft-install How to uninstall Search.yessearch.net
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