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YourConnectivity.net is the primary Web domain of a browser hijacker. The hijacker is connected to the Plus! Network and redirect you from search bars and buttons found its main page. Every search query you make will result in you landing on the search results page of Plus! Network. YourConnectivity.net can switch the new tab, homepage and search engine of each browser you have. Some browser extension might be installed, too. To remove the hijacker and all related files, you should read the whole article.

Threat Summary

NameYourConnectivity.net
TypeBrowser Hijacker, PUP
Short DescriptionAll browsers on your computer could get affected. The hijacker will redirect you and filter all of your search queries.
SymptomsBrowser settings which can be modified are the homepage, search engine and new tab. A browser extension could be added. You will see sponsored content and targeted advertising in the search results.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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YourConnectivity.net – Delivery

YourConnectivity.net might use various methods for delivery. Тhird-party installations could be the primary delivery method. The unwanted software can intrude your computer without your knowledge of it. Bundled applications and freeware can put the hijacker on your PC. Setups such as those can be set by default to add extra components. Other settings could get switched in your browser or computer machine before you realize. To prevent such installations from modifying your settings is manageable if you find Custom or Advanced settings inside the setup.

YourConnectivity.net might use additional methods to place its search engine in your browser applications. Advertisements related to it can be spread around websites in the shape of banners, pop-ups and such ad types. This hijacker might be delivered with the help of suspicious websites that host redirect links. Websites like those could be partnered or affiliated with YourConnectivity.net. The following browsers could be affected: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari and Mozilla Firefox.

YourConnectivity.net – Description

YourConnectivity.net is the online address for a browser hijacker. The hijacker will redirect you to the search results of the Plus! Network redirect from its primary page or search bars. You can see how the main Web page of the browser hijacker looks in the below image:

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The main page of YourConnectivity.net is comprised of a search bar and various buttons placed underneath it, and they lead to various well-known social networks and marketing platforms. Some of the buttons could lead to sponsored content with a modified link of a media’s official page. The YourConnectivity.net page will replace the default search engine of your browser programs, including the new tab and home page. Browsers’ preferences could also be changed. An extension for each type of browser could be installed, as well.

In case any application tied to YourConnectivity.net is located on your computer system and browser software, then you will witness changes in your settings. Such applications usually enter your personal computer through bundled programs. Plugins, add-ons, and extensions, including more components, might generate advertisements and spread links which redirect. Any redirect can land you on a dubious website you know nothing about or such with sponsored content. Owners of similar third-party websites might be in affiliation with YourConnectivity.net.

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From the screenshot which is displayed up above, you can view the search results page of YourConnectivity.net. Notice that you are redirected to the search results of the Plus! Network. More search engines could end up showing up there in the future, too. YourConnectivity.net acquires information from you and your browsing activity, such as the search queries you make. The data then goes through servers of the Plus! Network browser hijacker.

Possibly being partners, both of the search engines are connected to each other. Every piece of information that is obtained from your searches will be sent the sites’ owners. Be careful with your interactions on those sites, and the information you provide inside their search bars if you browse the Internet using such sites. You should not provide any personal data, like credential details and others. Continue to read and see what information might be collected from you by YourConnectivity.net.

YourConnectivity.net – Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy of the YourConnectivity.net is nowhere to be found, and instead the policy of Plus network is applied since most of your interaction would be on that platform. That policy is rather short. Reading through it shows that you are not required to provide information to use the website. However, through the use of the website, it will gather information about you. No particular detail is given about what data will be obtained. Third parties that are affiliates or business partners of the Plus! Network will get access to parts of the acquired data.

From the picture down here, you can preview the Privacy Policy page:

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Using the YourConnectivity.net website, services or applications related to it will be considered your approval for information, which is personally identifying, to be collected about you. The Privacy Policy also states that its page will be updated if a change occurs. Browser cookies are utilized in acquiring some of the information, as well.

Remove YourConnectivity.net Completely

To remove YourConnectivity.net manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions provided below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the hijacker and all of its files completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such software can keep your computer safe in the future.

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How to Remove YourConnectivity.net from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove YourConnectivity.net

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We Recommend To Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall YourConnectivity.net and related software from Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 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 are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by YourConnectivity.net on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by YourConnectivity.net there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for YourConnectivity.net with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

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4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


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Get rid of YourConnectivity.net from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall YourConnectivity.net and remove related files and objects

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy


1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to YourConnectivity.net:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to YourConnectivity.net. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to YourConnectivity.net. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • Go to Finder.
  • In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
  • Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
  • 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 YourConnectivity.net via Step 1 above:

In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as YourConnectivity.net. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

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.



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Remove YourConnectivity.net 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.


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Erase YourConnectivity.net 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.



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Uninstall YourConnectivity.net 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.



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Remove YourConnectivity.net 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".

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Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

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Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

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A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the YourConnectivity.net will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


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Eliminate YourConnectivity.net 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.


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