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Yamdex(.)net and Yamdex Ads Complete Removal

Yamdex is a potentially unwanted program. The program is a browser hijacker, but also comes in the form of adware. It attaches itself to a browser, changes the homepage, and it may change other settings as the new tab, search engine and may add a browser extension. You will see ads, sponsored content and get redirected.

Name Yamdex(.)net
Type Browser Hijacker, Adware, PUP
Short Description The homepage of your browser can be changed and you will be shown ads and sponsored content.
Symptoms Sets a custom browser homepage, and may set a custom search engine, new tab and browser extension.
Distribution Method Freeware Installers, Bundle Packages
Detection Tool Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by Yamdex(.)net
User Experience Join our forum to discuss Yamdex(.)net.

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Yamdex – How Did I Get It?

You can get the Yamdex PUP through third-party installers. Unaware, you can get it installed on your computer because it hides in freeware installations and bundle packages. Inside the packages, additional components for installation may not be disclosed, tricking you to install Yamdex as well. This can be avoided if you see a Custom or Advanced setting in an installation setup.

Another way Yamdex can get installed on your PC is if you visit suspicious sites or click on advertisements, pop-ups or banners. The website of the PUP is Yamdex(.)net from which you can get browser redirects. All browsers could be affected, but mainly Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.

Yamdex – More Information

Yamdex is a PUP, both distributed as a browser hijacker and an adware. When it is on your computer, Yamdex can change the browser’s homepage, new tab page, and search engine. It may add a browser extension. It may also do other changes to your browser settings. The website which is connected to the hijacker is Yamdex(.)net. The domain is made to be close to that of Yamdex(.)ru, but is filled with a lot of intrusive advertisements.

You may be redirected to many suspicious sites or sponsored content. From the redirects, the site owners and their affiliates can make money on a pay-per-click scheme.

When your browsers are hijacked, whenever you do a search, the results will be filtered by Yamdex, so you can see sponsored content and get redirected to pages for advertisement purposes or to get infected with other potentially unwanted software. Some of these pages are on the official Facebook site, as shown in the picture:

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There is no Privacy Policy or an End User License Agreement on the site of the browser hijacker. That means that the developers of the program can collect both personally and non-personally identifying information. That also becomes somewhat evident as the advertisements differ according to your browser activity.

The information might be the following:

  • IP address
  • Referral data
  • Browser type
  • Name and e-mail address
  • Platform (OS) type and other information.

It might not be limited to only that information. The data may also be shared with third-parties and partners of Yamdex(.)net.

Yamdex – Removal Manual

To remove Yamdex manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the PUP and its modifications completely, you should search and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such software will also make sure your computer is safe in the future.

Delete Yamdex(.)net from Windows and Your Browser

1.Remove or Uninstall Yamdex(.)net in Windows
2.Remove Yamdex(.)net from Your Browser

Remove Yamdex(.)net automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.

1. Remove Yamdex(.)net with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
2. Back up your data to secure it against attacks related to Yamdex(.)net in the future
Optional: Using Alternative Anti-Malware Tools
NOTE! Substantial notification about the Yamdex(.)net threat: Manual removal of Yamdex(.)net requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.

Berta Bilbao

Berta is the Editor-in-Chief of SensorsTechForum. She is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space.

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