What is Links-yahoo.com?

Links-yahoo.com – is a browser hijacker that comes to the computer in the form of an extension to the browser. Links-yahoo.com hijacks popular browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. It looks like a familiar search engine (Yahoo, Bing and Google) but in fact Links-yahoo.com brings a lot of problems and can be very annoying. Links-yahoo.com comes without the user’s knowledge, complete with free programs. Links-yahoo.com distributes promotional content. This program displays the banners and coupons, as well as pop-up advertising content. This advertising may refer to the popular Internet sites and online shops. Links-yahoo.com shows the most “best” offer. In fact, most offers are false. The main objective in this program – is to make the user spend money for nothing. Links-yahoo.com also reduces the performance of your browser, increases traffic, changes your browser settings, homepage, search engine. Links-yahoo.com also collects your personal information. This information may be disclosed to third parties. If you find Links-yahoo.com on your computer, we recommend you to remove it immediately.

Links-yahoo.com Hijacker

How Links-yahoo.com gets on your PC?

Similar programs belong to potentially unwanted programs. These programs come on a computer without the user consent, so you may have overlooked the penetration of this program. PUP is installed on PC bundled with freeware program such as archivers, download managers, players and so on. The user must be considerate during the installation process to prevent the penetration of unwanted programs. To do this, you need to read the user agreement. Do not agree to install unknown or suspicious programs. Not need to trust programs from unknown publishers. Always follow the installation process and do not rush to click “Next”. If your computer is already infected, you can use our instructions listed below to get rid of Links-yahoo.com.

How to remove Links-yahoo.com from your computer?

To uninstall Links-yahoo.com remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

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You can try both of these products to remove Links-yahoo.com

Or uninstall Links-yahoo.com manually.

Step 1: Remove Links-yahoo.com from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Links-yahoo.com.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Links-yahoo.com and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Links-yahoo.com, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Links-yahoo.com and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove Links-yahoo.com from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Links-yahoo.com from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Links-yahoo.com.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Links-yahoo.com.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Links-yahoo.com.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:
  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:
  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

Reset browser setting in Internet Explorer:
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Go to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Step 4: Remove following files and folders of Links-yahoo.com:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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