Yotosearch.com hijacker removal tips

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Yotosearch.com is a web site what what looks like an average site with search engine and allow user to find what they need on the Internet. Unfortunately, this is another browser hijacker what installs on your computer without any notifications and will infect all browsers on your computer, such as Google Chrome, Opera, Mozila, Edge, Safari, Internet Explorer and Edge. .


Yotosearch.com
Yotosearch.com

Yotosearch.com will just redirect you to the Yahoo search engine every time you try to find anything. Our research show that this site can be useful for anyone, its only can harm your computer. Often virus like Yotosearch.comappear after you install freeware from the Internet. Be really careful when you are installing any program (especial free) from the Internet. Always check a very additional options and never allow app install with ‘Custom’ options. If it’s possible before downloading, check this site on the internet and read comments about it, often it will help not to download potential threat. So how Yotosearch.com appear on your computer? Probably, it was without your direct permission. Badware developers often spread their ‘products’ throughout a bundle with other popular freeware, so you just haven’t noticed Yotosearch.com hijacker’s presence in the installation list. In order to avoid recurrence of such infection, please always read EULAs and select a ‘Custom’ installation option to be able to uncheck all hidden threats.

We highly recommend not to ignore programs like Yotosearch.com and other what installed without any notification! Follow this guide below and remove Yotosearch.com completely. There are two ways to remove annoying Yotosearch.com completely and effectively. If you are an advanced user and strongly believe in yourself, you can try to follow our manual removal guide. But to be honest, it is not a trivial task, so if you don’t want to waste this beautiful day racking your brain, please take advantage of the automatic removal tool which we recommend for this adware effective elimination. Still, you can try, but don’t go to ‘deep’ in this process. You can simply ruin your computer.

Yotosearch.com automatic removal guide

If something went wrong or you just want to see the fast result, please use the help of professional malware eliminator – GridinSoft Anti-Malwre. Moreover, even you have managed to remove Yotosearch.com from your computer and browser, we recommend you to download this tool and use it as a free antimalware scanner to see whether any other malicious program has penetrated into your system. Please note, that GridinSoft Anti-Malwre is a shareware program with a 15-days trial period with limitation of the threats number. If it find more than two infected items in your system, they can be removed only when you upgrade the program to the full registred version.

Download free antimalware scanner:

After downloading is completed, please install it and run the full scan. Yeah, it will take a time, but security experts always recommend to choose a full scan as your first scan, especially if you suspect that your PC could be infected. Take a look at the screenshots below: it will help you understand what’s going on.

Step 1. Run a full scan of your system

Free antimalware scanner
GridinSoft Anti-Malwre allows you to choose the type of scan

…and go drink coffee until the end of it! 🙂

Eliminate Malware In Minutes
Here you see the list of the detected items, which can be harmful

At the end of the scan, the program will offer you to move all malicious items to the quarantine. Just do it clicking on the “Fix Now” button and set your system free from the Yotosearch.com infection!

Step 2. Reset your browser settings using an appropriate tool:

Reset Browser Settings
Find “Reset browser settings” button on the GridinSoft Anti-MalwreE tools tab

Check all browser boxes, which might be infected with the Yotosearch.com, on a settings tab:
Delete Adware from the browser
On this tab you can specify what exactly you need to reset

Then just press the “Reset” button. Voila! It is a good idea to restart your computer after all this manipulation and check if these annoying Yotosearch.com pop-up ads leave you in peace:


Yotosearch.com manual removal steps:

Step 1. Delete Yotosearch.com from the system.

To delete Yotosearch.com extension from your PC, you should use “Uninstall the program” tool depending on your operation system.

Windows XP: Start —> Control Panel ––> Add/Remove Programs. Choose the Yotosearch.com extension in the list of installed programs by a right-click and press “Remove”.

Windows 7: Start ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Just the same actions: right-click on the Yotosearch.com extension in a software list and press “Uninstall”.

Windows 8/8.1: Right-click on Start ––> Quick Access Menu ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Choose a Yotosearch.com extension among a listed here programs, right-click on it and then press “Uninstall”.

Step 2. Reset your browser settings.

It is necessary to reset browser settings after the deletion of the program from the list of software installed on your PC. For this, use the following tips depending on what browser are you currently using:

  • Google Chrome Browser: Settings —> Show advanced settings. Click on “Reset settings” in the bottom of the page.
  • Mozilla Firefox: press “Refresh Firefox” button in the right top corner.
  • Opera: delete “Operapref.ini file” in folder “C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera\” on your computer.
  • Internet Explorer: Tools —> Internet options —> click on the “Advanced” button and then press “Reset”.

Step 3. Celebrate your victory!

Either you choose the manual or the automatic removal solution, congratulations! You won this battle with unfair malware developers. Your computer is clean now, so you should be proud and do something nice for yourself as a gift. Foam bath or tickets for the game? It’s up to you! 😉

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