Search.yourinstantemail.com is a browser toolbar developed by SaferBrowser, that may have been added to your browser (Chrome, Explorer, Firefox) without your permission.
|Short Description||The toolbar may collect PII and provide it to third parties.|
|Symptoms||As a result, ads may be displayed. Other PUPs may be running the background, too.|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by Search.yourinstantemail.com|
|User Experience||Join our forum to start a discussion about Search.yourinstantemail.com.|
SaferBrowser is a company, known for the distribution of adware and PUPs. STF has already analyzed two of the company’s products. Note that SaferBrowser’s products may be distributed together in bundled installers. For more information, refer to the following links:
Browser extensions can be included in freeware installers as a ‘recommended’ offer. However, by quickly going through the setup process, you may have skipped the option to un-check it.
Search.yourinstantemail.com is a toolbar that may have taken over your browser without your approval. The extension offers direct links to Gmail, AOL, Yahoo, Outlook, Hotmail, and Google Maps. It may seem like a useful browser utility but it may endanger your personal information and it may affect the safety of your browsing activities.
- Data collection – personally identifiable and non-identifiable information is captured.
- Tracking technologies may be used – persistent cookies, beacons, etc.
- Data sharing – collected data may be shared with third parties.
- Third party content – third party links, offers, and ads may be included in the browser.
However, what is most troublesome is the following:
→Your Instant Email™ stores Anonymous Information and Search Data in a database on Your Instant Email™ computers. These computers have security measures, such as a firewall, to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under Your Instant Email™’s control. Notwithstanding such measures, Your Instant Email™ cannot guarantee that its security or privacy protection measures will prevent its computers from being illegally accessed and the data on them stolen or altered.
What the upper quite means is that the user data base is not protected in the most efficient way possible. As a result of the insufficient protection your information can be stolen or altered. Once your personal information is obtained by crooks, there is no way to tell the future. Just keep in mind that stolen personal information can be used in a variety of online scams (personality theft is just the tip of the iceberg).
If you haven’t installed search.yourinstantemail.com yourself, your system may have been infiltrated by unwanted software. As we explained in the beginning, bundled installers are often at fault for the distribution of adware and browser hijackers. The latter may not be real PC viruses, but they are often responsible for a bunch of problems:
- Browser redirects to predefined pages.
- Browser misbehavior and crashes.
- Display of unwanted advertisements.
- Display of fake updates and fake system alerts.
Search.yourinstantemail.com Removal Options
To avoid further damage, you shouldn’t take things lightly. Many users ignore issues related to their browsers, and end up having their systems infected with malware. What our team of researchers advises you to do is remove the toolbar manually by following the steps below, and then running a full system scan. Professional AV software will detect and eliminate all threats caused by Search.yourinstantemail.com and any related unwanted programs.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall Search.yourinstantemail.com in Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Search.yourinstantemail.com.
Step 2: Remove Search.yourinstantemail.com from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select Search.yourinstantemail.com and click “Remove”
After Search.yourinstantemail.com is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
Select Search.yourinstantemail.com to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.
After Search.yourinstantemail.com has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.
From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
In the new window select ‘Extensions’
Click once on Search.yourinstantemail.com
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Search.yourinstantemail.com. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Search.yourinstantemail.com will be removed.
Step 3: Remove Search.yourinstantemail.com automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.
To clean your computer you should download an updated anti-malware program on a safe PC and then install it on the affected computer in offline mode. After that you should boot into safe mode and scan your computer to remove all Search.yourinstantemail.com associated objects.