- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Search.yourrecipesnow.com is a browser hijacker that might differently affect the browsers it is compatible with. For now, the application works on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. This browser hijacker might change both the default homepage and new tab page to the first two mentioned browsers. However, Mozilla Firefox users should notice changes only of their default search engine. If you did not want such modifications to your browser preferences, you should simply remove Search.yourrecipesnow.com. We must warn users that the instructions below might be slightly complicated for inexperienced users and in that case it would be better to depend on a trustworthy antimalware tool.
Search.yourrecipesnow.com is a website that provides a search engine. It also has an integrated toolbar that contains links to Food Network, Yummly, Epicurious, and Simply Recipes. These sites are very popular among users who are interested in food recipes. Also, the toolbar has a weather widget that shows local weather forecasts to the citizens of the United States only. Thus, it might be that the application is mostly spread in this region.
The browser hijacker could be downloaded from the official web page (yourrecipesnow.com), or users could receive it with bundled installers. If you recently installed a suspicious application or any freeware that you got from torrent or other file-sharing websites, you may have installed Search.yourrecipesnow.com together. Even though users can deselect the unwanted software in the setup wizard, it still manages to settle in. Often it happens for users who do not have an antimalware tool and do not pay much attention to the installation process. No matter what application you are about to install it is necessary to read some reviews about it and make sure that it was developed by a reliable company.
The application settles in your system by placing browser extensions on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. Also, as we mentioned above, it might modify your default browser preferences, such as homepage, search engine, or new tab page. The provided links to web pages with food recipes are safe to use, although we could not tell the same about the third-party websites, which might be promoted in the search results.
This search engine could show you modified search results that may contain advertisements from the program’s third-party partners. It is possible that the browser hijacker’s creators receive advertising revenue each time you click these ads. Naturally, it might promote many different products, services, and sites that would belong to the third party. The bad news is that this content could be harmful to your system. For instance, while clicking the ads, you could be redirected to web pages that spread malware, e.g. viruses, ransomware, and so on.
Furthermore, you may come across websites that could try to gather your personal or sensitive data, such as email address, telephone number, information about your banking account, and other. Search.yourrecipesnow.com itself might collect your search keywords, including search queries that include personal data. Also, by installing the software, you allow its creators to share this information with other third parties. Thus, if you are planning on using the search engine, you should be rather careful while doing so.
Given that the browser hijacker might change your preferred browser preferences, and it could also redirect you to malicious web pages, it might be safer to get rid of it. The application has a working uninstall file, but deleting it from Control Panel will only remove it from Internet Explorer. If other browser were affected too, you would have to erase the browser hijacker’s created extensions manually. As you slide below this text, you will see instructions prepared by our specialists.
If removing the browser hijacker manually is too complicated for you, try to download an antimalware tool. A reliable tool should be able to locate all data that belongs to Search.yourrecipesnow.com while performing a system scan. Once, the process is over you should be able to delete all possible threats including the application with no trouble.
Remove Search.yourrecipesnow.com from Internet Explorer
Windows 8 & Windows 10
Windows Vista & Windows 7
Delete Search.yourrecipesnow.com from Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome
Erase the junk files