Yamdex is a potentially unwanted program. The program is a browser hijacker, but also comes in the form of adware. It attaches itself to a browser, changes the homepage, and it may change other settings as the new tab, search engine and may add a browser extension. You will see ads, sponsored content and get redirected.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, Adware, PUP|
|Short Description||The homepage of your browser can be changed and you will be shown ads and sponsored content.|
|Symptoms||Sets a custom browser homepage, and may set a custom search engine, new tab and browser extension.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installers, Bundle Packages|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss Yamdex(.)net.|
Yamdex – How Did I Get It?
You can get the Yamdex PUP through third-party installers. Unaware, you can get it installed on your computer because it hides in freeware installations and bundle packages. Inside the packages, additional components for installation may not be disclosed, tricking you to install Yamdex as well. This can be avoided if you see a Custom or Advanced setting in an installation setup.
Another way Yamdex can get installed on your PC is if you visit suspicious sites or click on advertisements, pop-ups or banners. The website of the PUP is Yamdex(.)net from which you can get browser redirects. All browsers could be affected, but mainly Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.
Yamdex – More Information
Yamdex is a PUP, both distributed as a browser hijacker and an adware. When it is on your computer, Yamdex can change the browser’s homepage, new tab page, and search engine. It may add a browser extension. It may also do other changes to your browser settings. The website which is connected to the hijacker is Yamdex(.)net. The domain is made to be close to that of Yamdex(.)ru, but is filled with a lot of intrusive advertisements.
You may be redirected to many suspicious sites or sponsored content. From the redirects, the site owners and their affiliates can make money on a pay-per-click scheme.
When your browsers are hijacked, whenever you do a search, the results will be filtered by Yamdex, so you can see sponsored content and get redirected to pages for advertisement purposes or to get infected with other potentially unwanted software. Some of these pages are on the official Facebook site, as shown in the picture:
The information might be the following:
- IP address
- Referral data
- Browser type
- Name and e-mail address
- Platform (OS) type and other information.
It might not be limited to only that information. The data may also be shared with third-parties and partners of Yamdex(.)net.
Yamdex – Removal Manual
To remove Yamdex manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the PUP and its modifications completely, you should search and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such software will also make sure your computer is safe in the future.
Delete Yamdex(.)net from Windows and Your Browser
Remove Yamdex(.)net automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Yamdex(.)net from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Yamdex(.)net from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Yamdex(.)net from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Yamdex(.)net from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Yamdex(.)net from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Yamdex(.)net from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Yamdex(.)net from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Yamdex(.)net from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Yamdex(.)net
Step 2: Uninstall Yamdex(.)net and related software from Windows
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Yamdex(.)net 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 Yamdex(.)net there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Yamdex(.)net from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Yamdex(.)net 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 Yamdex(.)net 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 Yamdex(.)net files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Yamdex(.)net, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Yamdex(.)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"
Erase Yamdex(.)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"
Uninstall Yamdex(.)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.
Remove Yamdex(.)net from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
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 Yamdex(.)net will be removed.
Eliminate Yamdex(.)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.