- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
If you do not want to be exposed to potentially unsafe third-party web content, you should remove Searchyu.com from your browsers. Since it is most likely that this search engine has simply appeared out of nowhere, it clearly shows that you have been attacked by a browser hijacker. This hijacker has set itself as your new home page in your browsers without your knowledge. Not only is that annoying, but it is also obviously illegal. Keeping such an intrusive tool on your system might lead to more security issues that might threaten your computer’s health. Therefore, it is very important to be aware of all the possible risks this hijacker may hold for you and your Windows operating system.
Since you cannot download a standalone file that would install this search engine in your browsers, unfortunately, it is very likely that you have downloaded an infected freeware bundle lately. Maybe you were looking for useful free software and somehow ended up on a shady shareware website. Or you were trying to download a movie from a torrent site and accidentally clicked on a fake button. These are all possible scenarios to end up with an infected bundle on your computer. That is why we advise you to stay away from such websites. It is quite easy to be misled by third-party advertisements on these sites that may disguise themselves as download buttons, for example.
What most users may not know is that they can actually deselect the programs and tools they do not want to install from the package. All they need to do is read the installation wizard carefully. There may be a few checkboxes to uncheck in order to stop the infection and nip it in the bud. However, if they overlook this step, there will be no other solution for them but to delete Searchyu.com and any other malware program that can be associated with this hijacker.
We have discovered that this browser hijacker is practically identical to Expressfind.net among others, even though this is what you can read on the “About” page of this search engine: “Searchyu has evolved into a leading global provider of search-based advertising to publishers globally.” So the developer must be a very successful company to produce several “leading global” search engines. However, they call their product a “search-based advertiser,” which means that they do not even care about the user or to provide useful search results, their main focus is on third-party advertising. That only means more and more potential threats for you to encounter unreliable web content. We advise you never to use this search tool because the search results may as well be modified to include third-party links and ads, which could take you to malicious websites. There is only one way out of this, you should delete Searchyu.com as soon as possible.
Unfortunately, you cannot eliminate this threat in a single move by uninstalling it via Control Panel as it has no uninstaller. Therefore, you need to manually restore the home page settings in all the major browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer as well. Please use our instructions below this article if you are not confident regarding the steps that are needed here. Also, please keep in mind that it is worth keeping all your programs and drivers updated in order to make your operating system less vulnerable and exposed to cyber criminals.
Remove Searchyu.com from Browsers