- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Yotosearch.com is a new search engine that may be risky for you to use. If you find this questionable search engine in your browsers, there is a chance that either you clicked on the wrong content on a questionable website or you have installed a free software bundle recently that contained a browser hijacker. This search engine may expose you to unreliable third-party content through advertising as well as modified search results. If you were to engage with the content this search page displays, you could let further infections onto your system or end up on fake websites run by cyber criminals that get scammed. It is also possible that this is not the only infection on your PC right now; therefore, we recommend that you remove Yotosearch.com as soon as you can. Using this search engine could lead to multiple virtual security issues so please read our full report to learn more about this questionable search engine and how you can avoid similar threat sources.
Our tests and research show that this search engine may appear in your browsers in three basic ways. First, if you enter Yotosearch.com in your browser’s address bar knowingly, which we can rule out in this case since why would you do that in the first place? Second, you may be redirected there by clicking on questionable third-party ads and links. You can be introduced to such content when you land on shady websites filled with unsafe and disguised third-party ads, such as fake links and buttons, fake notifications and updates, and so on. But you can also click on modified search results coming from browser hijackers and thus get redirected to this risky search engine page. Finally, it is also a possibility that you have infected your computer with a bundle of malware threats containing ad-supported programs and browser hijackers and these generate the content that you click on and end up with this search engine in your browsers.
Obviously, apart from the first unlikely scenario, it is quite probable that there could be several malware infections on board when you find this search engine in your browsers. In order for you to find out about the truth, we suggest that you scan your system with a malware scanner, which you can also find online for free. But make sure that you are about to use a reliable one not to end up with more infections because of using a rogue one. In this particular case it is possible that in order for you to delete Yotosearch.com from your browsers, it is enough to close the window, but this is only true if you just got redirected there from a questionable website. However, if this redirection was caused by malware, you need to remove the related infection to eliminate this threat source.
When you run a web search through this engine, you find yourself on a customized Google search page that contains annoying and potentially unreliable third-party advertisements and sponsored links. We do not advise you to click on any of these because you could end up on a fake website and scammed, which would mean losing your money and possibly your personally identifiable information, too. If such data end up in the wrong hands, online frauds might be committed in your name. Since any of the content may prove to be harmful to you or your system coming from this search engine, we recommend that you make up your mind and remove Yotosearch.com from your computer right away.
If you set out to tackle this threat manually, you might want to check your installed programs list in Control Panel to uninstall any suspicious applications you may have installed lately. In order to make sure that your browsers are not infected with any unreliable applications, we suggest that you reset all your major browsers. We have included the necessary instructions below. But do not forget that this could be only the first step and you need to take care of all other threats if you want to be safe in your virtual world. If you do not wish to do all this hard work manually, we advise you to invest in a decent up-to-date malware removal program, such as SpyHunter, which will automatically defend your PC from all possible malicious attacks.
How to remove Yotosearch.com from browsers