YesSearches may seem to be rather harmless. It is but a search page that makes use of third party engine. If you use its search line, the page is most likely to redirect you to your localized Google page.
The same-name website also advertises fake and low-quality products. It is known to currently promote fake antivirus. Ignore any ads from YesSearches.com.
The page is unneeded and just creates extra step before you reach a decent search engine. Setting that fact aside, there are strong reasons to get rid of YesSearches redirect.
The page is supported by redirect agent. It is a full-featured application dropped into a computer system.
Various classifications apply to the redirect agent. Milder definitions call it a potential risk, adware. Those more severe would dub it a virus, trojan horse, malware.
It is important to realize who the true clients of the application. These are the users who seem to be the clients, at a first glance.
In-depth insight reveals its true clients, though. These are the advertisers that foist off its silly contents onto the computer users. The application is actually dedicated to the folks who do not use it directly. It serves remote advertisers at the cost of annoying computer users. Such a perversion clearly suggests the users need to get rid of YesSearches virus.
The program is openly malicious towards ordinary users. It generates traffic handled by its holders to be sold to third party advertisers. The advertisers need to be careful to avoid been engaged in the
The users are not at all attracted by visiting the useless page before Google or another true search engine. That is to say, few would install the redirect deliberately.
How does the adware infiltrate into your PC? The most common scenario features a bundled introduction. It requires the user to actually launch the download and installation. However, as users target a totally unrelated stuff, the adware stealthily arrives at the background. It goes bundles with the target.
In the wild, most of the installations are launched directly from the web. They are served by so-called wizards (download and installation managers). The latter generates a set of dialog tabs that the installing persons are to go through. Needless to say, most of us users would simply click through to finally get the desired application installed.
That is how we miss realizing the extra adware. One of our clicks formally authorizes its installation.
The removal of YesSearches is not limited to any web-browser. True, it will remove YesSearches redirect in your favorite browser. The source of redirect is the annoying application. It is a stand-alone program. Its cleanup goes beyond any browser.
A proper method of the redirect elimination follows. It kills the adware and fixes any browsers affected.
Automatic removal of YesSearches infection
The benefits of using the automatic security suite to get rid of this infection are obvious: it scans the entire system and detects all potential fragments of the virus, so you are a few mouse clicks away from a complete fix.
- Download and install recommended malware security suite
- Select Start Computer Scan feature and wait until the utility comes up with the scan report. Proceed by clicking on the Fix Threats button, which will trigger a thorough removal process to address all the malware issues compromising your computer and your privacy.
Get rid of YesSearches using Windows native uninstall feature
- Select Control Panel entry in the Windows Start menu. Go to Programs and Features (Windows 8), Uninstall a program (Windows Vista / Windows 7) or Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP)
- On the Uninstall or change a program screen, find the entry for YesSearches or any similar-looking new application. Select it and click Uninstall/Change
- Be advised this technique works well for the regular applications but might be inefficient for removing malicious programs.
Remove YesSearches virus from web browser
The workflow below is intended to eliminate malicious objects, such as add-ons or plugins, from the browsers that got impacted. Given the persistence-related features of this particular infection, the optimal workaround is to restore the affected browser’s settings to their original state. This will prevent the virus from further interfering with your preferences.
YesSearches removal from Google Chrome
- Click the Chrome menu icon and select Settings
- When the Settings screen opens, find the link that says Show advanced settings and click on it
- Proceed by clicking on the Reset browser settings button
- For you to evade any unintended consequences of the reset, Chrome will display a note about the settings and fragments of browsing data that will be lost. Read the notification and click Reset in case you agree
- Restart Chrome.
YesSearches removal from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Firefox and select Troubleshooting Information on the Help drop-down list
- Locate the sub-section titled Give Firefox a tune up and click on the Refresh Firefox button to proceed. Then confirm the transaction on the respective popup
- Restart Firefox.
YesSearches removal from MS Internet Explorer
- Select Internet Options under Tools in IE
- Select the Advanced tab on Internet Options screen and click on the Reset button
- The browser will now display the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog. Review the points on what the resetting includes. Activate the option saying Delete personal settings and click on the Reset button as shown on the image
- Restart the computer
Verify thoroughness of the removal
Having carried out the instructions above, add a finishing touch to the security procedure by running an additional computer scan to check for residual malware activity.