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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
  • Changes default search engine

Yaimo Search

Our security research experts label Yaimo Search as a browser hijacker. It means that this application enters your PC in stealth and then modifies your browser settings without your permission. Yaimo Search affects Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome web browsers. You have to remove Yaimo Search from your computer if you want to protect the system from a variety of potential security issues, including malevolent exploitation. There are other unwanted applications that are related to this search engine, so you will do yourself a favor if you terminate them all as well.

You most probably have Yaimo Search on your browser because it arrived with Yaimo extension. This extension says it can improve your web search experience, and quite a few users fall for this – they end up installing the extension willingly. What they do not know, however, is that this extension installs Yaimo Search browser hijacker as well. When the browser hijacker enters target computer, the next time you open your default browser, you will be redirected to This website will be set as your default homepage and search engine.

It is not recommended to keep on using Yaimo Search as the default search engine because it might redirected to affiliated third-party websites that are not safe. Usually, third-party extensions and search engines are created with one purpose in mind – money. It means that they often redirect users to pay-per-click websites in order to generate financial profits. Although such behavior is not entirely malicious, it may inadvertently expose you to specific computer security threats, and the next thing you know – you could get infected with malware.

Based on our research, Yaimo Search is very intrusive because it can track your web browsing activities. The collected information is often shared with affiliated third-parties, and you can never know what they do with this data. Although Yaimo Search cannot steal sensitive information, such as banking logins and passwords, you should not tolerate this behavior. There is no use to keep Yaimo Search on your computer, so you need to remove Yaimo Search right now.

In order to get rid of Yaimo Search, you need to remove the Yaimo extension first. That can be easily done via Control panel. The trickier part is when you have to delete Yaimo Search from your browser. Please follow the instructions below to restore your browser settings to default. After manual removal, do not forget to run a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner. A full system scan will help you determine whether your system is infected with other unwanted applications or not.

How to remove Yaimo Search

Modify Target Line

  1. Right-click your browser’s shortcut.
  2. Select Properties on drop-down menu.
  3. Click Shortcut tab and locate Target line.
  4. Delete everything OUTSIDE of the quotation marks.
  5. Click OK.

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet options.
  2. Open Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. Select Delete personal settings option and press Reset.
  4. Click Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H and click Troubleshooting information.
  2. Click Reset Firefox at the top right of a new tab.
  3. Press Reset Firefox on a confirmation box.
  4. Click Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and go to Settings.
  2. Scroll down and click Show advanced settings.
  3. Scroll to the bottom and click Reset browser settings button.
  4. Click Reset on a confirmation box.
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