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Remove Yoursearching(.)com Permanently

“Yoursearching(.)com” is a potentially unwanted program (PUP), more specifically classified as a browser hijacker. After being installed on your computer, it will attach itself to a browser, change the homepage, the new tab page, and the search engine. As a result, you may be redirected to websites containing potentially malicious content and falsified searches.

NameYoursearching(.)com
TypeBrowser Hijacker, PUP
Short DescriptionThe homepage of a browser may look like a legitimate search engine, and there can be page redirects from the search results.
SymptomsSets a custom homepage, search engine and changes the new tab setting.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installers, Bundling
Detection ToolDownload Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by Yoursearching(.)com
User ExperienceJoin our forum to discuss Yoursearching(.)com.

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Yoursearching(.)com – How Did I Get It?

The “Yoursearching(.)com” browser hijacker usually gets into your computer through third-party installers. It can sneak into your PC without your consent, by hiding itself in freeware installations and bundled packages. In these packages, additional components for installation are normally not disclosed in a proper way and people get tricked into installing PUPs such as “Yoursearching(.)com”.

Sometimes that can be avoided by clicking on the “Advanced” or “Custom” setting in an installation setup to see what will be installed.

Other ways of getting infected are by opening spam emails and downloading e-mail attachments. You may also get it by clicking on different ads and banners. They might contain potentially malicious content that can even add a related browser extension.

Yoursearching(.)com – More About It

Yoursearching(.)com ” is classified as a browser hijacker. The domain name of the threat is the same: “Yoursearching(.)com”. When the hijacker is installed on your computer, it may change DNS settings, browser settings, such as the homepage, new tab and search engine, and may also install a browser extension and a toolbar.

All these settings changes help make “Yoursearching(.)com” a default search engine to force you into using that domain. Whenever you try making a search query, the results will either point to the domain of the hijacker or that of an affiliate. It can affect any browser, especially the most popular ones, like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari.

When you try to use the hijacker’s search engine, it may display sponsored and incorrect results. You may also be shown advertisements in the form of pop-ups or banners. The sites, to which you may be redirected, generate profit on a pay-per-click basis. They might contain potentially malicious code to infect your PC even more.

There is this Privacy Policy on the “Yoursearching(.)com” site:
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As visible, it states that the hijacker may collect different information about you, like:

  • IP address
  • Referral data
  • Browser type
  • Platform type
  • Date and time you visit their site
  • Search queries
  • Links you click on

The developers of the hijacker will store all that information on logs, even when it contains personally identifiable information and similar data. In the policy is written that based on the gathered information, ads and sponsored results to searches will be displayed. Another statement is that cookies can be used to collect information about website visits, browser and device usage. Also, whatever information you type in the browser will be stored by the hijacker owners. All information gathered may be shared to third parties, meaning you automatically accept the Privacy Policy of any third-party affiliate sites of “Yoursearching(.)com”.

Remove Yoursearching(.)com Completely

To remove “Yoursearching(.)com” manually from your system, be careful to follow the step-by-step removal instructions provided below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of this browser hijacker completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware program. Installing such software will also make sure that your system is safe from other threats that you may come across in the future.

Step 1: Remove/Uninstall Yoursearching(.)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. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
  • uninstall-virus-fig2

  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
  • uninstall-virus-fig3

    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Yoursearching(.)com.

    Step 2: Remove Yoursearching(.)com from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

    uninstall-fig4

    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

    uninstall-fig5

    Select Yoursearching(.)com and click “Remove

    uninstall-fig6

    After Yoursearching(.)com is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

    uninstall-fig7

  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
  • uninstall-fig8

  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Yoursearching(.)com and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After Yoursearching(.)com is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select Yoursearching(.)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’.

    uninstall-fig12

    After Yoursearching(.)com has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
    uninstall-fig13

    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Yoursearching(.)com
    Click ‘Uninstall’

    uninstall-fig14

    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Yoursearching(.)com. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Yoursearching(.)com will be removed.

    Step 3: Remove Yoursearching(.)com automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.

    1. Remove Yoursearching(.)com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
    2. Remove Yoursearching(.)com with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
    3. Remove Yoursearching(.)com with STOPZilla AntiMalware
    4. Back up your data to secure it against attacks related to Yoursearching(.)com in the future
    NOTE! Substantial notification about the Yoursearching(.)com threat: Manual removal of Yoursearching(.)com 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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