- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Yarhoot.com might offer you interesting news articles from your homepage, but it is not as innocent as you might believe it to be. This suspicious search engine could track information about you, and this is something you need to be very cautious about. At the end of the day, your virtual security is the most important thing, and you do not want to jeopardize that for a tool that does not even offer the most beneficial or unique services. Another thing that has brought this search tool to our attention is its connection to browser hijackers. It appears that you could be redirected to the seemingly harmless search engine by a malicious browser hijacker that has to be deleted from your PC. Obviously, if that is the case, you need to eliminate this infection immediately. We also recommend removing Yarhoot.com. Although we do not classify it as a serious infection, it is still too unpredictable.
According to our research, the suspicious Yarhoot.com uses the template of 4Yendex, the same template that was used by other hijackers (e.g., Mywebtopic.com, Hotsitetopic.com). Needless to say, that immediately puts this suspicious search tool on a watch-list. We can also link it to the infamous hao123.com hijacker, and it appears that this infection could redirect you to Yarhoot.com, which is also very strange. When it comes to the distribution of the suspicious search tool, we believe that third-party installers could be responsible for that. At the moment, these installers are mainly spreading it in Egypt, Algeria, and Indonesia, but users living in different countries could face it as well. The most disconcerting thing about this is that other infections could creep into your operating system as well. What if malware exists on your PC? If you do not delete it in time, you could face big security problems.
If you reset your browser, you will have Yarhoot.com deleted, and the tracking cookies used for the collection of data will be erased as well. We believe that this is the best option you have. Once you eliminate the suspicious search tool, we strongly advise scanning the PC using a legit malware scanner. There are two reasons for that. First of all, you will learn if the search tool was eliminated fully. Second, you will learn if you need to erase other unwanted or malicious programs. What if the threats found cannot be erased manually? If you cannot clean your PC yourself, it is a good idea to employ a trusted automated malware detection and removal tool. If you want more information about the malicious infections, their removal and the protection of your operating system, start a discussion in the comments section below. Hopefully, we will be able to help you.