Danger level 3
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection

YA search

Is your home page changed to search.conduit.com and you have no idea what happened? Is there an unfamiliar toolbar installed on your browser? If so, you probably have YA Search toolbar installed. This Internet browsing optimization tool is available at yasearch.ourtoolbar.com. Users can install this browser plugin in order to have instant access to popular websites. YA Search installs a toolbar with a customized search bar on your browser. The toolbar also sports icons to popular social networking and other websites. This toolbar is compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome and once installed, it automatically adds itself to your default browser.

During the installation you can choose whether you want to have a customized YA Search website set as your home page. It shows that this browser extension does not slither into your computer without having prompted you. However, it might be the case that YA Search is downloaded not from the official website, but it is bundled with other freeware programs, and user installs it automatically along with other software. It has happened before with other toolbars developed by Conduit Ltd, including Appbario toolbar, Iminent Community Toolbar, MIXI.DJ Toolbar and so on.

If you have not downloaded YA Search toolbar yourself, and you find the fact that your home page is changed to search.conduit.com annoying, you are advised to remove YA Search from your computer. This way you will also avoid the possibility of getting infected with spyware or malware, because such browser plugins are commonly exploited by third parties to deliver computer threats to unsuspecting users. To terminate YA Search manually, follow the instructions below:

Remove YA search from your browser

Guide For Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X.
  2. Go to Manage add-ons and click Toolbars and Extensions.
  3. Remove YA Search from the list and click Search Providers on the left pane.
  4. Remove search.conduit.com from the list. Set a new default search engine. Close the menu.
  5. Press Alt+X and go to Internet Options.
  6. Remove search.conduit.com from home page section under General tab.
  7. Click OK.

Guide For Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press and hold Ctrl+Shift+A.
  2. When Add-ons Manager tab appears, click Extensions.
  3. Remove YA Search from the list. Close the tab.
  4. Click search engine icon on the left of the search bar (top right corner).
  5. Select Manage Search Engines and remove search.conduit.com from the list.
  6. Set a new default search engine and click OK to save changes.
  7. Click Firefox button and go to Options.
  8. Remove search.conduit.com from home page section under General tab.
  9. Click OK to save changes.

Guide For Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and go to Tools --> Extensions.
  2. Remove YA Search. Click Settings on the left.
  3. Select Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages.
  4. Remove search.conduit.com and enter a new home page address. Click OK.
  5. Select Manage search engines under Search.
  6. Remove search.conduit.com and set a new default search engine.
  7. Click OK to save changes.

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