You can remove YotoSearch.com easily, all you have to do is follow our instructions. The site is classified as a browser hijacker. YotoSearch can result in a bad browsing experience. The browser hijacker can attach itself to Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Microsoft’s Edge, Opera, Mozilla Firefox, and other similar programs.
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|Remove YotoSearch browser hijacker manually by following the guidelines of our step-by-step guide below.|
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YotoSearch.com – Is It A Virus?
The YotoSearch.com can be as annoying as any virus, but it doesn’t classify as one. Yoto is usually spread via masked permissions. A rookie mistake that most users make is to install programs through the “Quick” route. This will install all sorts of nonsense like YotoSearch.com or additional toolbars and programs. Always opt for the “Custom” route while installing, and deselect junkware and “extras” like Yoto.
YotoSearch.com What Does It Do?
The YotoSearch.com search engine isn’t even a search engine. The site displays results from Google:
A textbox example of a hoax search engine. The site’s creators are completely uninterested in providing their users with any useful service. They’re only interested in getting your search engine data.
YotoSearch.com can collect your:
- IP Address
- Search History
That information can then be used to learn many things about you. For example – if you search for “fishing gear price” the site knows that you’re probably interested in fishing. That info is worth money. If the crooks behind YotoSearch spread their site well enough, they can make a small fortune on selling the collected information to advertising firms.
YotoSearch.com – How Can I Get Delete It?
The annoying YotoSearch.com homepage on your browser can be fixed easily, but that wouldn’t be the end of it. The site can leave many leftover programs deep within your system. These files can continue to track you and cause other problems. The best solution is to buy an anti-malware tool that will remove the leftovers in a safe way.
YotoSearch Removal Guide
STEP I: Start the PC in Safe Mode with Network
This will isolate all files and objects created by the browser hijacker so they will be removed efficiently.
- 1) Hit WIN Key + R
- 2) A Run window will appear. In it, write “msconfig” and then press Enter
3) A Configuration box shall appear. In it Choose the tab named “Boot”
4) Mark “Safe Boot” option and then go to “Network” under it to tick it too
5) Apply -> OK
Or check our video guide – “How to start PC in Safe Mode with Networking”
STEP II: Remove YotoSearch from Windows
Here’s a way to remove the program. This method will work regardless if you’re on Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP. Simply selecting the program and pressing delete won’t work, as it’ll leave a lot of small files. That’s bad because these leftovers can linger on and cause all sorts of problems. The best way to delete a program is to uninstall it. Here’s how you can do that:
- 1) Hold the “Windows” button (It’s between CTRL and Alt on most keyboards) and press “R”. You’ll see a pop-up window.
- 2) In the textbox, type “appwiz.cpl”, then press“ Enter ”.
- 3) The “Programs and features” menu should now appear. It’s a list of all the programs installed on the PC. Here you can find the program, select it, and press “Uninstall“.
STEP III: Remove YotoSearch From Your Browser
Before resetting your browser’s settings, you should know that this action will wipe out all your recorded usernames, passwords, and other types of data. Make sure to save them in some way.
- 1) Start Mozilla Firefox. In the upper right corner, click on the Open menu icon and select “Add-ons“.
- 2) Inside the Add-ons Manager select “Extensions“. Search the list of extensions for suspicious entries. If you find any, select them and click “Remove“.
- 3) Click again on the Open menu icon, then click “Options“.
- 4) In the Options window, under “General” tab, click “Restore to Default“.
- 5) Select “Search” in the left menu, mark the unknown search engine and press “Remove”.
- 1) Start Google Chrome. On the upper-right corner, there a “Customize and Control” menu icon. Click on it, then click on “Settings“.
- 2) Click “Extensions” in the left menu. Then click on the trash bin icon to remove the suspicious extension.
- 3) Again in the left menu, under Chrome, Click on “Settings“. Go under “On Startup” and set a new page.
- 4) Afterward, scroll down to “Search“, click on “Manage search engines“.
- 5) In the default search settings list, find the unknown search engine and click on “X“. Then select your search engine of choice and click “Make default“. When you are ready click “Done” button in the right bottom corner.
- 1) Start Internet Explorer. Go to the “Tools” menu and click on “Manage add-ons“.
- 2) In the “Manage add-ons” window, bellow “Add-on Types“, select “Toolbars and Extensions“. If you see a suspicious toolbar, select it and click “Remove“.
- 3) Then again in the “Manage Add-ons” window, in “Add-on Types“, Select “Search Providers“. Chose a search engine and click “Set as default“. Select the unknown search engine and click “Remove and Close”.
- 4) Open the Tools menu, select “Internet Options”.
- 5) In the “General” tab, in “Home page”, enter your preferred page. Click “Apply” and “OK”.
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STEP V: Repair Windows Registry
- 1) Again type simultaneously the Windows Button + R key combination
2) In the box, write “regedit”(without the inverted commas) and hit Enter
3) Type the CTRL+F and then write the malicious name in the search type field to locate the malicious executable
4) In case you have discovered registry keys and values related to the name, you should delete them, but be careful not to delete legitimate keys
STEP VI: Preventive Security Measures
- 1) Enable and properly configure your Firewall.
2) Install and maintain reliable anti-malware software.
3) Secure your web browser.
4) Check regularly for available software updates and apply them.
5) Disable macros in Office documents.
6) Use strong passwords.
7) Don’t open attachments or click on links unless you’re certain they’re safe.
8) Backup regularly your data.