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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine


If you ever happen to encounter a program that goes by the name ServerTest, be sure to take all the necessary action to avoid it. We advise you to do so because this program has been classified as one more invasive browser hijacker. Such categorization has been made due to its ability to modify your web browser's default settings without any authorization or notification. Due to such alterations surfing the web will become a much more bothersome and frustrating task. Unfortunately, there is more to ServerTest than meets the eye. Our researchers have discovered that in some situations this hijacker could be the primary reason your operating system might be subjected to questionable and otherwise suspicious online content. For further information regarding this devious application's functionality make sure to read the rest of our report. Below, you will also find comprehensive removal instructions that will help you terminate this hijacker entirely in no time at all.

As you can imagine the first indication that ServerTest is up and already running on your PC is a sudden change in your web browser's default settings. The hijacker in question can be considered fairly conventional due to its functionality. Once it gains access to your operating system, it immediately changes the Target lines of your browser's shortcuts. It also drops quite a few embeds quite a few registry entries, folders, and files. All of this is done to change your default homepage, from a website of your preference to a suspicious third-party one, and to maintain this alteration in place. It goes without saying that annoyance is the most prominent byproduct of such modification, simply because you are forced to use a dubious site as your default homepage whether you like that or not. Unfortunately, that is not the worst thing about this alteration. As it turns out, some of the ads presented on a newly appointed homepage could host redirect links. This is a dangerous instance because ads like that could lead you dangerous websites. There is a chance that you could end up on a website that runs an arbitrary code execution exploit. Just entering such a site might be enough to infect your PC since the exploit in question can trigger a silent, remote installation of some unknown malware. As you can see ServerTest is not just a nuisance; it is a major virtual treat that should not be taken lightly. Make sure to execute its complete removal as soon as it is found active on your personal computer.

It is important to note that ServerTest is mostly distributed in devious ways. In most cases, this browser hijacker is spread via bundled installers, which is a dangerous instance. Thus, if you ever discover this intrusive program up and running on your PC, make sure to check your entire operating system for other dubious applications that could have come along with it. To have a secure operating system at all times, you need to take a few precautionary steps. Firstly, we advise practicing safe browsing habits. You need to avoid all unauthorized third-party download websites as they are known to host questionable software bundles. Additionally, we advise you to pay your utmost attention to every single installation procedure. This way you could come across a chance to cancel the installation of some unwanted program. Furthermore, you should be aware of the fact that malware developers often use misleading marketing techniques to lure unsuspecting users into downloading and installing their devious program without understanding how it works. Therefore, it is important to always learn about a program that you want to have on your PC before actually downloading it. Finally, you must have a professional antimalware tool because it can warn you in advanced about any devious program. These seemingly simple precautionary steps will your operating system virtually unbreakable.

If ServerTest happens to be already active on your personal computer, its complete removal should be executed as soon as possible. Keep in mind that you need to delete every single bit of this browser hijacker for your browser's settings to be restored. Therefore, we highly advise you to conduct a detailed analysis of your personal computer for anything associated with ServerTest once you are done with the manual removal. If you believe that the whole manual removal procedure is a bit too complicated, make sure to remove it with the help of a professional antimalware tool since it can detect and delete ServerTest automatically.

How to remove ServerTest from your PC

  1. Open the File Explorer.
  2. Go to C:\ProgramData\Start Menu\Programs.
  3. Right-click a folder called YeaDesktop and select Delete.
  4. Go to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs.
  5. Right-click a folder called YeaDesktop and select Delete.
  6. Go to C:\ProgramData\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs.
  7. Right-click a folder called YeaDesktop and select Delete.
  8. Go to C:\Users\(your username)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs.
  9. Right-click a folder called YeaDesktop and select Delete.
  10. Click the Windows button.
  11. Type regedit into the search box and select it.
  13. Right-click a registry key called YeaDesktop and select Delete.
  14. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  15. Right-click a registry value called YeaDesktop and select Delete.
  16. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall.
  17. Right-click a registry value called YeaDesktop and select Delete.
  18. Right-click your Recycle Bin and select Empty Recycle Bin.

How to fix your Target line

  1. Right-click your browser’s shortcut and select Properties.
  2. From the Target line section remove everything that comes after .exe”.
  3. Click Apply and then OK.
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