“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.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||The homepage of a browser may look like a legitimate search engine, and there can be page redirects from the search results.|
|Symptoms||Sets a custom homepage, search engine and changes the new tab setting.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installers, Bundling|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by Yoursearching(.)com|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss Yoursearching(.)com.|
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.
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
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.
Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Yoursearching(.)com.
Step 2: Remove Yoursearching(.)com from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select Yoursearching(.)com and click “Remove”
After Yoursearching(.)com is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
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’.
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.
From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
In the new window select ‘Extensions’
Click once on Yoursearching(.)com
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Yoursearching(.)com. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Yoursearching(.)com will be removed.