What is Search.yahoo.com redirect?

Search.yahoo.com itself cannot be reckoned among malware of any type. The page itself is an ordinary search engine that has no harmful features.

However, one should think for a possibility of getting a hijacker if this page has been installed as the main one without his/her consent, since many browser hijackers appear to use this page as their disguise. In this case, though the site is legitimate and can be used without worries, we do not recommend relying on it. The results shown on it may be affected by a browser hijacker and, thus, be malicious or filled with advertisement. Once you notice a hijacker on your computer it’s better to remove Search.yahoo.com redirect for the safety of your system.

Search.yahoo.com redirect

How Search.yahoo.com redirect gets on your PC?

Search.yahoo.com redirect may appear in your browser on the back of inattentive installation of freeware. As well as many other browser hijackers Search.yahoo.com redirect is installed in the bundle with more popular software. The setup process is projected in such a way that the hijacker is unnoticeable from the first sight, to reveal its presence one should look deeper and change the installation type to Advanced or Custom. Only in these setup methods users are able to untick the boxes with unwanted content.

How to remove Search.yahoo.com redirect from your computer?

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

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Or uninstall Search.yahoo.com redirect manually.

Step 1: Remove Search.yahoo.com redirect from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find suspicious and unknown programs.
  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 suspicious and unknown programs 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 suspicious and unknown programs, 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 suspicious and unknown programs 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 Search.yahoo.com redirect from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Search.yahoo.com redirect from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find suspicious and unknown extensions.
  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 suspicious and unknown extensions.
  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 suspicious and unknown extensions.
  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.

Safari:

  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find suspicious and unknown extensions.
  5. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Safari.

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.

Reset browser setting in Safari:

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Click on the Safari menu.
  3. Choose Reset Safari….
  4. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Safari.

Step 4: Remove following files and folders of Search.yahoo.com redirect:

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