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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Will change your homepage
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Shows commercial adverts

The search provider is not the one you should trust or use. Luckily, most computer users realize this as soon as they discover it on their Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Google Chrome web browsers. If you have not accepted the installation of this search tool yourself, there is no doubt that it acts as a browser hijacker. Needless to say, you should delete this infection as soon as possible. Read the report to learn more about removal. hijacker usually comes bundled with other applications, some of which may require removal as well. For example, you may be offered to install the Yaimo extension. If you accept the offer, the program will be able to access data related to your browsing history and change home page and search provider settings. If you do not want to replace the start page of your browsers, you certainly should refuse the installation of the extension. Unfortunately, once the program is activated, it will not be enough to delete this plugin to restore search provider settings.

Malware researchers indicate that removal may be a problem to those living in Spain. Even though the default language of the search provider is English, you may be routed to, and the displayed banner adverts may be introduced in Spanish. The hijacker can also redirect you to and if you choose to use Maps, Games or Multiplayer games searches. In fact, you should delete because it does not present authentic web-search services.

The banner advertisements and sponsored search results will be presented to you every time you launch the browser until you remove This browser hijacker may use the services of third parties, and it is impossible to know how reliable their offers are. In-line, banner or pop-up ads, deals and suggestions may be misleading and unreliable. It should be clear to you that in order to remove advertisements you need to eliminate the hijacker itself.

The clandestine hijacker can change the shortcut of your browsers, due to which removal is more complicated. If you do not fix the shortcut, you will find the undesirable search tool regenerating. Follow the manual removal instructions below to delete from the affected web browsers. Afterwards, you should remove any remaining infections and safeguard the operating system. You can do this with the help of a reliable automatic malware remover.

Fix the browser shortcut

  1. Find the shortcut of the infected browser and right-click it.
  2. Select Properties and then click the Shortcut tab.
  3. Navigate to the Target and locate the shortcut.
  4. Delete everything after firefox.exe”/iexplore.exe”/chrome.exe”.
  5. Click OK and follow the guides below.

Remove and Yaimo extension

Remove from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch the browser and navigate to the search box on the right.
  2. Click the search provider icon and select Manage Search Engines.
  3. Now select and Remove the undesirable search tool. Click OK.
  4. Simultaneously tap Alt+T (Tools menu) and select Options.
  5. Click the General tab on the left and navigate to the Home Page.
  6. Overwrite/delete the undesirable search provider and click OK.
  7. Access the Add-ons Manager (simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+A).
  8. Click Extensions, find the undesirable one and select Remove.

Remove from Internet Explorer:

  1. Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+T.
  2. In the Tools menu select Manage Add-ons.
  3. Select Toolbars and Extensions and Disable the undesirable plugins.
  4. In the menu select Search Providers and choose a new default search tool.
  5. Remove the undesirable search provider and click Close.
  6. Simultaneously tap Alt+T again and select Internet Options.
  7. Click the General tab on the left and navigate to the Home Page.
  8. Overwrite/delete the undesirable search provider and click OK.

Remove from Google Chrome:

  1. Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+F.
  2. Click Tools, select Extensions and locate Yaimo.
  3. Click the trash icon on the right and select Remove.
  4. Move to the menu on the left and select Settings.
  5. Under On Startup select Open a specific page or set of pages.
  6. Click Set pages and change/delete the undesirable URL.
  7. Under Appearance select Show Home button and click Change.
  8. Now delete/overwrite the undesirable search tool and click OK.
  9. Under Search click Manage search engines.
  10. Select a new and remove (click X) the undesirable search provider.
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