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Remove Search.yac.mx Homepage ( Browser Hijacker Removal Guide )

 

Search.yac.mx is categorized as browser hijacker that redirects default homepage, search engine and/or new tab to Search.yac.mx. It is technically not a virus but can be regarded as a PUP-potentially unwanted program.

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Together with some adware and PUPs, Search.yac.mx got on computer bundled with free downloads from the internet without knowledge and permission. Sneakily, it controls your browser, which is mainly expressed in homepage and search engine. It is not so malicious because What you enter in the search bar is just redirected to Google or Bing search. However, we cannot neglect that this browser hijacker will display us ads and sponsored links occassionly and direct us to strange websites especially as open new tab.

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With the purpose of generating traffic and revenue, Search.yac.mx will monitor your online activity and gather the related browsing date to send you ads and other commercial offers based on your preferences. But your personal information and financial data will also be saved. Be careful end up as the victim of credit theft and identity theft.

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How to Remove Search.yac.mx Homepage

 

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Step 1 Uninstall all of unknown and dubious program, clean up browser cookies and residual junk files

 

Note: Search.yac.mx browser hijacker installs onto your PC alongside free downloads from the internet. So you are suggested to uninstall such downloads that we called the 3rd party software. By the way, you’d better consider the recent installed program tracing back to time of http://search.yac.mx.com malicious homepage appearing. Or you can use Anvi Smart Defender to detect malware and remove them.

Before uninstalling, please close all your browsers.
1. Install free or pro version of Cloud System Booster( System maintenance and optimizing tool )

Uninstall all of unknown and dubious programs that might arouse Search.yac.mx redirect virus

After installing, open it and click Expert, and then click Toolbox to download Anvi Uninstaller within several senconds; and then run it.

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Switch to the Recently Installed tab to remove all of unknown and dubious programs, especially these applications installed recently. ( Please Skip “Create System Restore Points” when removing)

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clean up browser cookies

Go back to Cloud System Booster, then go to SettingsBoost tab → CleanerPrivacy Clean, please select Internet Explorer Cookies, Mozilla Firefox Cookies and Google Chrome Cookies and others option, and then click OK to save your modification.

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Remove residual junk files

Go back to Cloud System Booster Home again, click Booster button to clean up junk and error files, invalid registry entries to optimize your PC.

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Step 2 Remove Search.yac.mx Redirect from Google Chrome, Firefox and IE

 

Here we offer you 2 option to remove Search.yac.mx redirect from your browser.

Option 1Manually remove Search.yac.mx redirect from your browsers
Option 2Remove the redirect via Anvi Slim Toolbar(remove automatically with one click)


 

Option 1Manually remove Search.yac.mx redirect from your browsers

 

For Google Chrome users
For Mozilla Firefox users
For Internet Explorer users


 

If you are Google Chrome users:

 

1. Go to wrench or three bar icon 0$5ZM`7WU4VNDP6(@_WU)I5, click on Settings, and then come to On startup tab, select Open the new tab pages and click Set pages.

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When Startup pages pops up, remove malicious url by clicking X behind it.

 

2. Next, switch to the Appearance tab, click Show Home button and click Change, and then change the malicious domain into http://www.Google.com/ or any one you prefer.

 

3. When the operation above is finished, come to Search tab, make sure that the content of the first bar is Google and then click Manage Search engines.

 

Then remove malicious search engines by clicking X behind them and click Make default behind Google to set it as your default engine.

 

4. Go to wrench or 3 bar icon 0$5ZM`7WU4VNDP6(@_WU)I5(next to the address bar), click on Tools and then click on Extensions. Locate unknown extensions and then remove them by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.


 

If your are Firefox users:

 

1. Go to Firefox KQ)0~}BED~G9HGB2Q_AL`BU, click on Options and switch to the General Tab. Then click on Restore to Default, hit OK to recovery your default homepage.

 

2. Click the down arrow next to the search engine icon and select Manage Search Engines…, select the malicious web search and other unknown search engines and click Remove.

 

3. Open a new blank tab in your Firefox, and type about:config in the address bar to open a window as shown in below picture. And then Click I’ll be careful, I promise! to continue.
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Then, on the appeared window, type Search.yac.mx in the search box to find any items with value containing the keywords of the PUP from list there and highlight the item, right click on it to select Reset, one by one.


 

If you are Internet Explorer users:

 

1. Go to The gear icon B4JW7WO`5C[EBT{1(CYUCLR ( IE 9 and 10 ) or Tools ( IE 8 )> Internet Options> General, change Search.yac.mx url to the one you prefer, like http://www.msn.com/ and hit Apply and then click on OK.

 

2. Go to The gear icon  B4JW7WO`5C[EBT{1(CYUCLR( IE 9 and 10 ) or Tools ( IE 8 )> Manage Add-ons> Search Providers, right click on Bing or others and select Set as default, and then right click on the malicious one, click on Remove. (the order for removing can’t be reversed absolutely)

 

3. Go to The gear icon  B4JW7WO`5C[EBT{1(CYUCLR( IE 9 and 10 ) or Tools ( IE 8 )> Internet Options> General, find the Tabs area, click on Settings, click on the button under “When a new tab is opened, open:”, select A blank page and hit OK to complete the operation.

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Option 2 Remove Search.yac.mx rediect via Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

Because some of users feel it’s a little bit complicated to manually remove Search.yac.mx Homepage from browsers one by one. Here, we recommend you a convenient browser management tool–Anvi Slim ToolBar. This tool is designed to remove browser add-ons and repair browser damages including homepage and search engine redirects. With one click to recovery your default browser settings.

1: Download and install Anvi Slim ToolBar.

 

Download: http://www.dotfab.com/downloads_ast.html

Purchase: http://www.dotfab.com/astupgrade.php

 

2. Remove toolbars from browsers

 

After installing Anvi Slim ToolBar, please open it(if you use trial version, click wwwat the right bottom of box; if you use pro version, input your license key in the blank box), and click on Manage to detect toolbars in your browsers. When the result is displayed, select unknown extensions and others you what to remove, and then click Remove button to remove them.

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3. Repair hijacked homepage and modified search engine.

 

In Anvi Slim ToolBar box, please click on Browser Repair. IE, FF and Google Chrome are listed in the left; you can select any of them to change its homepage and search engine. When you choose customize homepage or customize search engine, please input the one you prefer.

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Then click on Repair button to repair hijacked homepage and modified search engine and click on OK.

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Step 3> Start the safe mode blocking malicious websites and ads

 

For Internet Explore:

 

Open your Internet Explorer> click on Tools (Gear Bar if you’re using IE9)> Select Internet Options> Select Privacy tab> Tick the “Turn on Pop-up Blocker” to prevent “Recommended for You” Pop Up > click OK to complete.

 

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For FireFox:

 

Open your Mozilla Firefox>Click on Tools>Select Options>Choose Content>Tick on “Block pop-up windows” and click on OK to finish the operation.

 

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For Google Chrome:

 

Open your Google Chrome>Click on the wrench icon on the top-right corner of the browser>Select Settings>Click on Showing advanced settings…>Find the Privacy and click on Content Settings>Go to Pop-ups and tick on “Do not allow any site to show pop-ups (recommended)” and click on Done to complete the operation.

 

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However, some of malicious URLs, phishing websites, pop-up/flash ads as well as your unwanted websites cannot be distinguished and detected by the browser itself. To browsing more safe online, an ads blocking tool like Anvi AD Blocker is highly recommended( for instructions of this protection tool please see Learn by trying it. Once install it, it gives you a real-time protection to make your be free from the bother of Pop-up ads and malicious websites as well as decrease the risk of being infected be virus.

Now, you have removed Search.yac.mx browser hijacker completely and are relatively safe online with the protection of Anvi Ad Blocker .

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Recommended Tips

Due to browser hijacker like Search.yac.mx going to computer packaged with freeware installers and other 3rd party software, it can’t be avoid that those freeware installers still carry other viruses and infections, even they can’t be removed from control panel or can’t be trace on your PC. Under this circumstance, you need use your antivirus software like Anvi Smart Defender ( download:http://dotfab.com/download_asd.html) to detect and remove these malicious and stubborn malware and give you a prompt protection.

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Keep your hard drives clean

 

After computer working for a long time, your disk drives will carry a heavy load. What’s more, due to the infection of this browser hijacker or even other more malicious malware, there will be some of file system errors and junks and invalid fragments in your disk drives. it is necessary to install a repair and clean tool like Anvi Ultimate Defrag to help you fix bug and errors of files in your disk drives, clean up junk files, rearrange fragmented data in the disk as well as optimize the performance of your disk drives.

Free download: http://www.dotfab.com/downloads_aud.html

Purchasehttp://www.dotfab.com/audupgrade.php

After install it, please select the disk drive you want to repair and clean and operation you would like to run ( Repair, Clean, Defrag and Optimize ), then click on Start.

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  • Zane Young

    As far as I know, YAC is a professional anti-virus software aiming at protecting users’ PCs. This article is not that objective.

  • Words

    As far as you didn’t know, YAC is also a major fraudulent program, and the top 5 deadliest to PC’s infiltrators imaginable, went right through my top of the line securities, and that’s objective, because its a solid fact in technology. It is a professional anti-virus, but its also fraudulent at the same time. or did you think that the title “Anti-Virus”, somehow stops wicked hackers in their tracks? A $100.00 dollar bill show’s the hundred dollar print, but when it gets “scanned”, and turns out to be a fraud, you are now broke, and do you think that a counterfeiter would be stopped, because we believe the almost identical print on a true note is the same as a fake???!!!
    Thanks for your opinion here, but don’t fall for just words and titles, they are only “subjective”, and work as an instrument of advertisement, to fool the unwary marketplace. Peace………