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 malware|
|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.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Search.yourinstantemail.com from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Search.yourinstantemail.com from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Search.yourinstantemail.com from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Search.yourinstantemail.com from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Search.yourinstantemail.com from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Search.yourinstantemail.com from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Search.yourinstantemail.com from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Search.yourinstantemail.com from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Search.yourinstantemail.com
Step 2: Uninstall Search.yourinstantemail.com and related software from Windows
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Search.yourinstantemail.com on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Search.yourinstantemail.com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Search.yourinstantemail.com from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Search.yourinstantemail.com and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Search.yourinstantemail.com via Step 1 above:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Search.yourinstantemail.com from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Search.yourinstantemail.com from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Search.yourinstantemail.com from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Search.yourinstantemail.com from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Search.yourinstantemail.com will be removed.
Eliminate Search.yourinstantemail.com from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.