A suspicious search engine has been reported to be slither more and more often to unsuspecting users’ computers. The search engine has been reported to be connected with multiple different suspicious programs located on the user’s computer. These programs are generally classified as potentially unwanted software and they may display multiple third-party advertisements. Since those ads may lead to suspicious and sometimes dangerous websites, it is advisable to remove Yoga Search from your computer. Read this article in order to learn more about Yoga Search and how to remove it from your computer.
|Type||Potentially Unwanted Program|
|Short Description||Changes the settings on your web browser to a custom search engine, collects data and displays advertiements.|
|Symptoms||Slow PC performance, multiple different types of ads, default search engine changed to Yoga Search|
|Distribution Method||Via bundled installers, fake setups or via other PUP that has already been installed on your PC.|
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How Did I Get Yoga Search
The primary method by which you may have started seeing Yoga Search on your web browser and experiencing browser redirects is believed to be via a strategy known in the trade as bundling. This is a form of aggressive advertising of software in the Custom or Advanced installation options when you download a free program from a software-providing website. An example of how Yoga Search could look like when you install free programs may be the following image:
Other methods besides bundling may be if you have installed a web browser extension by visiting a web site that prompted you to do it or if you have previously had ad-supported programs already installed on your computer systems. Usually one adware program tends to redirect to pages with other such software which may automatically install more adware on it.
More Information on Yoga Search
As soon as it is installed on your computer, Yoga Search may create multiple program files in the %Program Files% of your system drive, but It may also heavily modify your the browsers Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge and others. This can happen in two ways:
- If the program adds registry values in the Windows registry editor in your web browser’s sub-key. For Google Chrome, for example, that would be: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Google Chrome
- If the program adds it’s files in the folders of your web browser’s system files, which may be in %Program Files%, %AppData%, %Temp%, %Local%, %LocalLow%.
This is done with the purpose of changing your default home page to the home page of Yoga Search, which may contain multiple tracking technologies such as:
- Flash Cookies or LSOs.
- Session Cookies.
These and other tracking technologies may be used by the Yoga Search “virus” to obtain your:
- Browsing History.
- Online searches.
- Online clicks.
- System information (OS, IP, MAC, Location, Language, Antivirus Installed, etc.).
This information may either be traded to third-parties or may be used to display you targeted advertisements. For example, if you have been searching for a new smartphones, the adware may display you pop-ups of attractive smartphone offers. While some may consider that useful, the websites offering those supported by such programs cannot be guaranteed for and may be malicious sites or sites that steal your credit card details when you make a purchase, for example.
Remove Yoga Search “Virus” and Get Rid of Redirects
If you want Yoga Search gone, your best bet may be to follow the removal instructions below. They are specifically designed to remove Yoga Search either manually or automatically. But since Yoga Search may create hundreds of files and objects scattered all over your PC, security experts recommend finding those automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware software. It can not only remove Yoga Search automatically with a single scan, but will also detect if it has installed other adware and unwanted software on your PC and remove it as well.
- Guide 1: How to Remove from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove
Step 2: Uninstall 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.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by 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 there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall 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.
- 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 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:
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 files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as , 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 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 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 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 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 will be removed.
Eliminate 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.