How to uninstall (remove) Yourtv.link

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What is Yourtv.link?

Yourtv.link is malign website, that acts like search engine and news site. It replaces default search engine and homepage in browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer). Upper part of the webpage contains search box from Google Custom Search and advertising banner. Lower part contains news articles from tvrage.com website. Along with modifying browser settings, Yourtv.link hijacks browser shortcuts on the desktop. So, every time users use infected shortcuts, browser will start to open Yourtv.link, whatever settings homepage and newtab settings you have. Yourtv.link is dangerous, as it has access to user private data, and uses it in adverting purposes, and it forces user to use unwanted search engine. Here are step-by-step instructions to remove Yourtv.link from browsers in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP.

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How Yourtv.link gets on your PC?

Yourtv.link infects computer systems through download or installation of other software. This technique is called “bundled installation”, and programs that distribute adware, hijackers or toolbars are called “freemium” software. Developers keep software free for users, but earn on installing unwanted programs. Such program pay from several cents to several dollars for each installation. To avoid this, users need to be very attentive during installing new programs, or use protection software like Norton or SpyHunter Anti-Malware.

How to remove Yourtv.link from your computer?

To uninstall Yourtv.link remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have Yourtv.link in their database. You can try to use them for removing Yourtv.link.

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Alternative Solution:

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You can try both of these products to remove Yourtv.link

Or uninstall Yourtv.link manually.

Step 1: Remove Yourtv.link from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Yourtv.link.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Yourtv.link 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 Yourtv.link, 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 Yourtv.link 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 Yourtv.link from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Yourtv.link from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Yourtv.link.
  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 Yourtv.link.
  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 Yourtv.link.
  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 Yourtv.link from shortcuts

For every browser (Chrome, Firefox, IE) do the following:

  1. Right-click on the corresponding shortcut.
  2. In opened menu choose Properties.
  3. Look carefully at the Target field.
  4. Remove Yourtv.link from this line.
  5. Click Apply button.
  6. Confirm changes by clicking Continue button in opened window.
  7. Click on the shortcut to check.

Step 5: Remove following files and folders of Yourtv.link:

Remove following registry entries:

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Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

Author: Tim Kas
Computer security specialist. I try to do my best and share my knowledge with you by creating simple-to-follow and useful guides on various topics about computer security.

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