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Danger level 9
Type: Browser Helper Object
Common infection symptoms:
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Strange toolbar installed without Your permission
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Annoying Pop-up's

SearchYa Toolbar

According to the information presented at SearchYa Toolbar belongs to Ironsource Ltd., a company based in Israel. Whether you find yourself using SearchYa Toolbar or the SearchYa web search engine that is relating to the browser helper object, you will see that each of these products is bundled with free software and other third-party applications. While on the surface it seems that SearchYa Toolbar matches all the safety requirements, it has a questionable marketing strategy, and sometimes SearchYa Toolbar arrives at your system even if you do not want to.

Some users have complained that SearchYa Toolbar does not have an Uninstall option, and neither can it be found in Windows “Uninstall Program” utility. A program that does not want to be uninstalled is definitely suspicious. What is more, SearchYa Toolbar is installed together with a freeware FLV player and once installed; it changes the default search engine in Mozilla Firefox and the Internet Explorer, as well as the default homepage you have set on your browser. Whenever you open your browser you end up at homepage. If you try to search for something via this search engine, the search results themselves do not seem to be corrupted, but no extensive researched has been made, so you can never be too sure about it.

The biggest problem about SearchYa Toolbar is that it is particularly difficult to remove. As it has been mentioned already, it lacks the uninstall button, and if the users decide to terminate SearchYa Toolbar manually, the removal process for each browser differs. Mozilla Firefox users are expected to have great difficulty in removing SearchYa Toolbar from their browser.

However, it is possible to remove SearchYa Toolbar automatically if you have a computer security program that detects it and categorizes it as a computer threat. Then all you need to do is to run a full system scan and then click the remove threats button when the program asks you to. It is your own choice which removal method to choose.

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